Sandy Gardner to Coach Melbourne Ice

Melbourne Ice is delighted to announce Sandy Gardner as the 2013 Head Coach.

Sandy has an extensive history with Melbourne Ice as he has been involved with the team’s coaching staff throughout the Clubs 10 year history. Sandy was the club’s second head coach and now returns as the 5th head coach of Melbourne Ice.  His coaching career highlights have been during Melbourne Ice’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Goodall Cup Championships and the 2012 Trans-Tasman Cup win.

Sandy has been involved with ice hockey in Australia since he was a young boy. At the age of 16 Sandy was a player in his first senior Australian men’s national team and has held a spot on the Australian mens national squad for close to 20 teams and held

The Goodall Cup

the record for the most number of national team games. Following his playing career with the national team he became their assistant coach.

Sandy has his name etched on the Goodall cup 14 times – more than anyone else. Sandy was a player representing Victoria for over 20 years in the 1970s and early 80s, during Victoria’s domination of the annual national tournament.  More recently he has been a coach with Melbourne Ice’s wins in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

When not coaching Sandy still plays ice hockey in the IHV summer competition with the Marauders who’s vintage talent currently hold top spot in the league standings.

Melbourne Ice is now working with Sandy to appoint an assistant coach. Once again Melbourne Ice welcomes Sandy on board a in 2013 and hopes to continue their success with him leading the team.


Emma Poynton


Medibank Melbourne Ice