AIHA will again hold a Spring League, starting Monday 13th October.
The age groups are 6-13 years and 14-18years. Please note that from 2014 the Spring League will exclude U20 Rep Players. The groups will be divided on skill level/
The 2014 Program consists of the following:
Cross-Ice games on Monday nights at BOTANY from 6.30 to 8.00 pm.
Skill Development Practices on Saturdays at AVONDALE ( 18th , 25th October, 1, 8th November) with the following times:
10.45am - 11.30 am off ice( stick handling + agility and speed work) 11.45am – 12.45pm on ice skill practice.
Skill Development Practices on Sundays at AVONDALE
6th November: 8.00am – 9.00am on ice, 9.15 – 10.00am off ice
23 November: 9.15 – 10.15 am on ice, 10.30 m – 11.15am off ice
30 November : 9.15 – 10.15am on ice, 10.30 – 11.15am off ice
7th December: 9.15 – 10.15am on ice, 10.30 – 11.15am off ice
The cost for AIHA Spring League & Development program is only $ 250, which is exceptional value at around $10/hour). The program is run by coach Csaba.
The AIHA Schedule has been updated, including the practice times for the Auckland's Womens rep team. Click here for more information.
AIHA will again run a school holiday program these school holidays for all kids aged 8 - 18.
The first week (29 Sept-3 Oct) will be based at Paradice Botany, while the second week (6-11 October) will be based at Paradice Avondale. Click here for more information.
As the Junior league winds up for 2014, details on the final games have been summarised. Please click here for more information.
Midget League Director Ed Lisowski has updated the end of the 2014 season, with details on the semi-final and final games. Click here for summary of the season and update for September's games.
The IIHF have updated the Rulebook, effective as of 3rd September 2014. Ideal reading for any teenager who thinks he knows everything! Click here to down load (2MB).
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!
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!
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.