On the weekend of 9 and 10 October the Girls' Global Game is happening across the world. This is to help promote awareness of Women's hockey across the world. New Zealand is in a great position as we are the first to start the games. We have 3 games organised - in Canterbury (9th at 6pm); Auckland (10th at 11.15am) and Dunedin (10th at midday). The scores of the 3 regions will be put together and sent onto the IIHF. The game will progress across the world which can be followed with a final winner. View the full Global Schedule.
The 2015 AIHA Junior Prizegiving will take place on Sunday 11 October at Valentines Mt Eden, corner Ewington and Dominion roads. Doors open at 10.30am for a 11am start. Players attend at no charge, but must have ticket for entry and season’s ice fees must be fully paid. Entry for parents is $25; siblings under 12 — $15.
To further the growth and enhancement of hockey players in NZ, Camorra Hockey have put together an Elite Program starting 16 September. The program will feature 3-4 commitments per week including: one Elite/Pro level skill development on ice session, one hockey specific gym workout at Strong Factory, one scrimmage style game and a plyometric style workout. Find out more >>
Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation Spring Coaching Courses. These include Levels 1, 2, and 3 certification. All levels are being held in Dunedin and payment of registration fees means the NZIHF will cover all
flights/petrol reimbursement, accommodation, ice time and manuals. View the Coaching strategy, dates, fees and and Registration Form.
Pinnacle Ski Club are offering AIHA members a reduced rate on their Ski lodges at Turoa and Whakapapa this winter. The deal includes a cooked dinner and breakfast. See the flyer for more details.
Auckland Cup competitions continue on 3 August 2015 with games at both Avondale and Botany.
The NZ Ice Hockey Federation has released a plan for the development of U16 players. It includes dates for development camps and objectives for the coming years. Read the full development plan.
Oliver Curtis finished in the top 16 players in the IIHF Global Skills Challenge Summit held in conjunction with a Hockey Development Camp in Vierumaki, Finland (8-10 July) and has qualified for place in the 2016 Youth Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Learn to Play is a great initiative from the International Ice Hockey Federation. It provides children who would like to play ice hockey with a comprehensive introduction to the skills required and the basics of playing this exciting game. Click here for details on the 2015 LTP Program.
Action from the Auckland Cup on 3 August. Image gallery coming soon!