Hawaiian Islanders

The Hawaiian Islanders were a minor league team of the Arena Football League's developmental league, the AF2. Based in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islanders home field was at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena.[1] It competed in the AF2 National Conference West. They were owned by Charles Wang, who also owned the New York Islanders and the AFL's New York Dragons. The Islanders were an affiliate of the Dragons, along with the short-lived New Haven Ninjas. The team existed from 2002 to 2004.

Hawaiian Islanders
Established 2001
Folded 2004
Played in Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
in Honolulu, Hawaii
League/conference affiliations
af2 (20022004)
  • Natnional Conference (2002–2004)
    • Western Division (2002–2004)
Team colorsCrimson, gold, black
Team history
  • Hawaiian Islanders (2002–2004)
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (1)
Playoff appearances (1)
Home arena(s)

The Islanders were coached by Guy Benjamin and Chad Carlson in 2002. In 2003, they were coached by Cal Lee, who had been coaching high school football at Hawaii's St. Louis School for the past 20 seasons. Fullback Josh White played with the Islanders before playing in the AFL.

The team disbanded after the 2004 season.

During the team's inaugural 2002 season, Oceanic Time Warner Cable carried every home game live on a pay-per-view basis.[2] Kanoa Leahey and Robert Kekaula served as the television announcers.[3]


Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2002 5 11 0 3rd NC Western
2003 10 6 0 1st NC Western Won Round 1 Hawaii 57, Wichita 30
Lost Round 2 Tulsa 58, Hawaii 38
2004 8 8 0 2nd NC Western
Totals 24 26 0 (including playoffs)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "af2 bid "aloha" to Honolulu". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 7, 2001. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Nick Abramo (2002-07-20). "Islanders get rematch against defending champs". Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  3. ^ Nick Abramo (2002-04-03). "Klaneski almost tripped Islanders". Retrieved 2016-01-16.

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