2014 AIHA Junior Prize Giving

The AIHA Junior prize giving for 2014 will be held on Sunday 9 November at the Alexandra Park "Top of the Park" venue. Doors open at 11.00 am for an 11.30 start.

All Novice/Beginner League, Peewee League, Midget League or Junior League Players who are up to date with their ice fees will get a ticket at no charge. For all others ticket prices are $25 for adults, $15 for kids 5-16 years and free for children 4 years and under. All tickets must be purchased through ClubHub and the limit of 250 tickets is sold on a first come, first served basis. There will be no door sales. Best book now!

2014 Peewee, Midget and Junior Finals

As we approach the end of the 2014 Peewee, Midget and Junior season, it is timely to explain the format for this year’s finals. 

In each grade the winner of the regular season (most points as at the 2nd September) will automatically go straight into the finals. The teams that finish second or third in each league will battle it out for the final spot, in a ‘best of three’ games scenario.

The finalists will then play a ‘best of three’ game series starting on the 16th September, and finishing on the 22nd or 23rd September as required. 

All games in the final and semi-finals series must end in a definitive result. If the scores are drawn at full time, then an extra three minutes of golden goal stop clock   ‘4 on 4’ play will ensue. If there is still no result the teams will go to a best of 3 shootout, and then by individual shots until a result is achieved. Good Luck to all teams!

AIHA Womens Rep team trials

2014 sees some major changes to the National Womens Hockey tournament, with a round robin tournament being staged over the next few months. More information is available here. Trials start this Thursday , 28 August 2014 at Botany from 18:45 to 19:45.

And we have some U20 stats

The U20 Juniors stats have also been loaded. Click here for the link.

Updated AIHA Schedule

The AIHA Schedule has been updated, with a couple of changes to some SNC games in September. Click here for more information.

Peewee Stats updated

There is a mighty battle at the top of the Peewee competition, with the Hornets and the Cannons battling it out for top place in the league. Check out all the statistics, including individual player and goalie stats here.

New AIHA President and VP

Shawn Henry has resigned his position as President of the AIHA with effect from our last Board Meeting (on 21 May).  He does this reluctantly, but the pressure of running his own business has become too much and he has found himself unable to dedicate the time and  attention that his key role demanded.  The Board has accepted his decision and wishes to thank him for all he has done for the Association over many years.  We are delighted that Shawn will continue to attend our Board Meetings and will continue to do what he can, when he can, to assist us in running the Association into the future.

I am delighted to announce that Dan Biggs, Vice President, was happy to put his name forward to take Shawn's place as President and that the Board duly appointed him (in accordance with the Association's constitution) and did this unanimously.  Tim Ellis, previously our Vice President and to this point acting as a non-executive chairman, put his name forward to re-fill the Vice President role.  The Board proceeded to re-appoint him (and again it did this unanimously).

I am sure that all members of the AIHA will join me and the rest of the Board in thanking Shawn for his time and tireless efforts in the role of President and wish him well for the future; and at the same time, congratulate Dan and Tim on their new appointments.

Tomas Jonsson

Secretary AIHA

 

 

Women's League Officials

2014 Women’s National League Officials

AIHA is advertising the following positions:

1.  AIHA Women’s National League Coordinator

2.  Coach’s for the Regional League team

3.  Manager for the Regional League team.  

AIHA Women’s National League Coordinator role:
*  Organise, set up and run home games - Exact tasks still to be confirmed.
*  Work with the Manager and coach of their regional team to help organise the league team for home and away games.
*  Coordinate with the General manager of the Women’s National League - Jan Goulding.
*  Meet once a year in May / June with the League General Manager to goal set and strategically plan for the development of the league.  

PLEASE CONTACT AIHA VP Dan Biggs for more information or to express your interest in any of the above positions. Email vp@aiha.org.nz

AIHA Ice Officials Strategy for comment

AIHA has drafted a three year strategy for the development of Ice Hockey Referees and Linesmen, and seeks comments from AIHA members. Please read the draft document here, and email your comments to ric@aiha.org.nz by 5pm Friday 9th May.

View past news here

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 Congratulations to the Canterbury Red Devils, who won the 2014 NZIHL season and the Birgel Cup.

More information on the 2015 season will be posted when available.

Check out the 2014 NZ U16, U20 and Womens competitions.

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Learn to Play

Learn to Play is a great initiative from the International Ice Hockey Federation. It is designed to provide 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 2014 LTP Program.

Registrations for 2014 are now OPEN

If you are thinking about playing Ice Hockey in Auckland then register now HERE.