Demons

The Demons Ice Hockey Club Inc. has a long and rich history in Victorian Ice Hockey.

Evolving from the post war training sessions at St. Moritz [in 1945] and forming as `Eastern Suburbs` in 1946, re-naming as the Demons Ice Hockey Club in 1947 to remain as a post war foundation Club ever since.

Throughout our History, as the longest serving member club of Ice Hockey Victoria {previously named VAIHA &VIHA} the Demons have had some remarkably talented players.

Players such as our Olympians in Russell Jones & Noel McLoughlin, James Brett, Alan Coleman, Graeme Bowes, Peter Pinsent, Peter Devitt, Paul Watson, Mario Doricic, James Christie, Kerry Timmins, Ian Holmes, Mike Boland, Daniel McIvor, Kevin Dolighan, Garry Miller Ross Howell, Daniel Gunn, and Jon Moses.

Along with stalwarts in Carl Fevola, Paul Raphael, Paul Rice, Michael Smits Snr, Rick Skrzelinski and William Stewart whom all have played 400 or more senior games in their careers`.

We have had some just as remarkable administrators as well, Eric Grandin our first President who served 10 years, Brian Jose was his Secretary for 8 of those early years. Laurie Luxmore was 11 years as Treasurer, Paul Raphael 4 Years as President followed up with 14 years as Secretary, Rod Johns served for 9 years as our President, whilst also the President of IHV for 7 years and Doug Dow who is currently serving his 12th year as Treasurer, Shae Ganac as the first female President.

Demons Ice Hockey Club Premiership Listings;

Premier-A Grade Premierships; 1970, 1977, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 2009, 2011, 2014

Premier Reserve Grade Premierships; 1961, 1963, 1987, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Premier-C1 Premierships; 1995, 1996, 2000, 2011

Premier-C2 Premierships: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

Rec C Grade Premierships; 2011 Div.II – Devils
Honorary Life Members:

Eric Grandin, Brian Jose, Russell Jones, Noel McLoughlin, William Normoyle, Kevin Gronow, James Brett, Alan Coleman, Laurie Luxmore, Ken Dwight, Kerry Timmins, William Jones, Otto Wolf, Alan Barnard, Neil Craven, Paul Rice, William Stewart, Ken Gunn Jon Moses, Paul Raphael, Michael Smits Snr, Ian Thomas, Carl Fevola, Rod Johns, Paul Watson, Bruce McGurty, Rick Skrzelinski, William Buck, Doug Dow, Evan White, Mathew Fairbanks, Gordon Stewart.

Club Legends:

Russell Jones, Michael Smits Snr, Paul Rice, Paul Raphael, Noel McLoughlin, Kerry Timmins, Jon Moses, Rick Skrzelinski, Rod Johns

Notations and statistics compiled, arranged and edited by Paul Rice, taken from club records and with the assistance of memorabilia etc lent by Russell Jones, Basil Hansen, Andrew Kirkham, Paul Watson, Kevin Brett, Rod Fernald, Glenn Grandy, Werner Schroeter, Beryl Black and Bob Blackburn in particular!!

Compiled and first Written in 1987, updated in 1992, 2009, 2012, 2017

Website: www.demonsihc.org.au

Secretary: David Brand – secretary@demonsihc.org.au