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Adelaide Adrenaline team bus crashes forcing Canberra ice hockey game to be cancelled

The Canberra Brave's Australian Ice Hockey League game was cancelled after the Adelaide Adrenaline's team bus crashed on Saturday.

The bus rolled over between Goulburn and Eaglehawk about 4pm on Saturday.

Players and officials were on their way to Canberra for the 5.30pm game at the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre.

As many as four of the players have been taken to hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure.

It is believed none have serious injuries. 

The team's coach Ryan O'Handley has also been taken to hospital, with suspected minor leg and rib injuries. 


CBR Brave chairman Peter Chamberlain travelled to the site of the crash and said the visiting team had been driving in two buses when the accident happened. 

"One of the busses has rolled a couple of times," he said.

"We don't know for sure what actually happened but the bus veered off the road and over they went.

"Most of the guys are OK and to be honest, they've been extremely lucky. It could have been a lot worse."  

The game will be rescheduled at a later date, as well as another Adrenaline match scheduled in Sydney on Sunday. 

Mr Chamberlain said  Adelaide Adrenaline players and officials were being transported to Canberra on the remaining mini bus, as well as a Brave's team vehicle.

Officials from both teams remained at the site of the crash on Saturday afternoon, as well as police and ambulance crews. 

"The game tonight has been called off as well as the game Adelaide was going to play tomorrow in Sydney," Mr Chamberlain said.

"It will be up to the league to decide what to do from here. There are big costs involved and they will have to find a spare weekend."