Good on ya Mate

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After 11 long years of applications and more applications, the man who has developed and strategised not just Auckland Ice Hockey but also New Zealand, skated through a victory salute to the sounds of the New Zealand National Anthem after being awarded NZ residency.

Csaba Kersco-Magos is on his way to being a Kiwi. Good on ya Mate!

2017 AIHA U14 & U17 Coaches Named

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The coaching staff for the 2017 AIHA U14 and U17 teams have been named as follows:

Coaching Director: Csaba Kercso

U14:

Head Coach: Darren Blong
Assistant Coach’s: Kevin Simon – Chad Croft – Geoff Boehme
Managers: Mary Alice Simon and Stephen Chamberlin

U17:

Head Coach: Csaba Kercso-Magos
Assistant Coach: Justin Daigle
Managers: Jen Jones and Carl McIntyre

 

The women’s coaching staff will be announced in due course. 

NZIHF Women’s High performance Camp

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The NZIHF Women’s High Performance Camp is coming up in July (14 – 16) and we would like to see all girls interested in trialling for the Ice Fernz or NZWU18 teams attending, also any girls wishing to attend an “A” level camp for the training or further develop their skills – a great chance before the NZWIHL season.

All girls aged 12 and over serious about their hockey should also consider this too.

Please register with Philippa Kaisser or Jonathan Albright using the form below.

2017 High Performance Camp – Registration Form

U14 Representative Hockey – Players Wanted

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The 2017 NZIHF U14 Representative Ice Hockey Season is getting ready to start. The coaches are looking for up to 30 players and 4 goalies born in 2004 or later to try out for the U14 Representative team.

The season will begin in July with games in Auckland, Dunedin and a finals week in Queenstown in early October.

Try-outs will begin with a trial game on 27 May and fitness test on 28 May.

To be considered for the team players must provide an expression of interest to Darren Blong (dblong19@gmail.com) by 19 May 2017.

Perry Wilson Goalie Camp

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Over the weekend of April 29-30 at Botany, a goalie camp was run by Canadian Goalie Coach Perry Wilson and former NZ Ice Fern goalie Lyndal Heinemann with assistance from NZ goalie Rick Parry.

Wilson has been operating in NZ over the last couple of years advising and training goalies in the NZ national U18, U20 and Senior Mens and Womens teams as well as running camps throughout the country.

The eighteen goalies who attended this camp had the fortune to learn from the knowledge and experience of such a renowned goalie coach.

Auckland Under 17s Win Tasman Cup

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Barr Bialik, Luke Jones, Alex Regan, Ryan Martinoli, Flynn Jones, Christian Regan, Zac Snoad, Lochlan Butler, Finlay van Mulbregt, Antony Logan, Thomas Hornby, Rory Johnston, Ethan Doeg, Jake McIntyre, Luke Simon, Fraser Tam, Cameron Sims. Coach: Csaba Kercso-Magos

 

The AIHA Under 17 team was invited to take part in a 2 day training camp and Tasman Cup competition during the April School Holidays, held at the Dunedin Ice Hockey Club.

Teams from Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Melbourne attended, in a competition that was fiercely contested to the very end.

Following a three day round robin series, the 4 top teams were within a single goal difference for top spot. The elimination finals saw Dunedin fall from 1st to 4th position with a single goal from Melbourne making the difference.

The competition culminated in the final for top place between Auckland and Melbourne, with Auckland proving too strong in the end with a well-timed final run, taking home the trophy after a hard fought win over Melbourne.
The competition format proved to be very popular with all teams, and Melbourne vowing to return for next year.

Winner of Tasman Cup: AUCKLAND
Second place: Melbourne
Third place: Queenstown
Fourth place: Dunedin
Fifth place: Christchurch

Term 1 School Holiday Programme

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Ice Hockey School Holiday Programme

The Term 1 School Holidays are coming up quick, and if you’re sick of the kids at home on the computer all day, why not get them out on the ice having fun!?

School Holiday Programme Details:
Monday 24th – Friday 28th April
Avondale Ice Rink

There are a few different options available as follows:

  • On Ice Training Only – 7:45am – 8:45am – $15.00 per day
  • Full Day Programme – 7:45am – 8:45am On Ice Training + 8:45am – 2:00pm Programme – $45 per day
  • Full Week Programme – 7:45am – 8:45am On Ice Training + 8:45am – 2:00pm Programme – $180 full week

Food and drink is not included, so players will have to supply this themselves.

Booking/More Information:
If you would like to secure a place for your child, please email Csaba at csaba@camorrahockey.co.nz or phone 021 052 5592

Payment can be made via bank transfer to 03-0156-0015612-000 using your child’s name as the reference, or by paying cash on the day.

NZ U18 Women’s Team Win Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia

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The New Zealand U18 women’s national team, which competed internationally for the first time, won the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia, held in Bangkok.

AIHA would like to congratulate all the NZ U18’s players and coaches who competed in the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia. This was a great result from an awesome bunch of girls and support staff competing in their first internatonal competition.

Safe travels home and we look forward to see you back on the ice in NZ!

AIHA Player Continues NCAA Journey

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AIHA player Grace Harrison will continue her NCAA journey this weekend, when St Lawrence University take on Yale, in the first quarter final games of the ECAC knockout. The St Lawrence Saints are second in the ECAC division and ranked fifth nationally. The team winning the ECAC division will battle it out for National honours in the ‘Frozen Four’ competition, to be held in St Louis in mid-March.

In only her second year of NCAA Division I hockey, Grace has started in 29 of the Saints games, achieving 8 shutouts, an average of 1.54 goals per game and a save rate of  92.8%. The Saints have an impressive 24 wins / 4 losses / 4 draws record so far this season.

The first quarter-final game between the Saints and the Yale Bulldogs will start at 12 noon Saturday (NZ time), with free live coverage available at http://saintsathletics.com/sports/2013/9/17/WHOCKEY_0917131523.aspx?path=whockey

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