Tekapo U16 Hockey Clinic

MacKenzie Ice Hockey is running its 9th U16 clinic on Queen's Birthday weekend — June 4,5 and 6 in Tekapo. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain some quality ice time with a team of elite coaches, including current Ice Blacks coach Janos Kaszala. Dave Le Comte will run spcialised goalie trainings. Find out more and register here.

Ice Blacks documentary released

Thanks to a dedicated bunch of volunteers, a documentary about the Ice Blacks is now available for viewing on Vimeo

AIHA Newsletter Issue 1

The first issue of the AIHA Newsletter for 2016 is now available for download. Read now >>

NZIHF Goaltender and Coaching Development

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation is running Coaching Clinics and Goaltender Bootcamps in the coming weeks. Details for Auckland as follows: Coaching Clinic — 26-27 March, cost: $100. Goaltender Bootcamp — 16-17 April, Botany Rink, cost: $150. Contact Lyndal Heineman: Lyndal_heineman@hotmail.com

Swarm Requires Billet Families for 2016

The Botany Swarm needs billet families to host their imports. Hosts provide a room and meals for 3-4 months and in return the billet player will be expected to pay a monthly amount and abide by house rules. More information or contact Sue Fraser, Ph 0274 714920, sue@fes.co.nz

2016 Learn to Play is under way

Learn to Play sessions are open now - register via club hub. Open to New and returning players.
- Avondale — Wednesdays 5:30pm; Botany — Thursdays 5:30pm.

2016 registration and car boot sales

If you have old hockey equipment that your wanting to sell AIHA are running a couple of Registration Days and car boot sales in February:

  • Saturday 13 Feb @ Avondale rink 3.30pm
  • Sunday 21 Feb @ Botany rink 3.45pm

Great chance to offload some of that old equipment you have sitting in the garage. Make sure you save yourself $40 by registrating and paying before 1st March 2016.

The benefits of Cross-Ice Games

Read this story, which confirms why the AIHA believes in, and implements Cross-Ice games for the younger players. It makes them better players in the long term and optimises their time on the ice.


AIHA Newsletter, Issue 8

AIHA Newsletter, Issue 8 is now available. Download and view the newsletter.

Auckland take on Southern in the NZ National U13 Peewee League

Auckland will play host to Southern in the U13 NZ National U13 Peewee League in November. Entry: Gold coin donation. Both games at Paradice Botany Downs.

Game 1: Saturday 7 November, 4.45pm
Game 2: Sunday 8 November, 7.30am

View past news here

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Congratulations to the Southern Stampede,
Winners of the 2015 NZIHL Birgel Cup

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Learn to Play

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.

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Girls hockey game

Open to any girl/women who wants to play, the Girl's Game will take place at Paradice Botany Downs on Saturday 23 April, 4.45-6.45pm. Cost: $20. Contact philippa.kaisser@vodafone.co.nz; 021 023 58484. Find out more >>