Changes to Representative Ice Hockey Age Grades

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The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has announced changes to the Representative Ice Hockey level age grades.

Summary:

U20 – U23: Full contact. Male. Age of eligibility 1999, 2000, 2001. Over age eligibility will include four Players per team maximum, born 1998, 1997, 1996 non NZIHL and NZIHL playing 6 or less games in the current season. Players will only be eligible when playing their own age group first and foremost. Player safety is paramount. This is up to the regions coaching staff and their discretion with a signed wavier from the player’s parent and coach if under age.

U18: Full contact. Male and Female. Age of eligibility born 2003, 2002, 2001. Under age players of size and ability will not be hindered or held back. Players will only be eligible when playing their own age group first. Player safety is paramount. This is up to the regions coaching staff and their discretion with a signed wavier from the player’s parent and coach if under age.

U15: Non Checking. Male and female. Age of eligibility born, 2006, 2005, 2004. Under age players of size and ability will not be hindered or held back. Players will only be eligible when playing their own age group first and foremost. Player safety is paramount. This is up to the regions coaching staff and their discretion with a signed wavier from the player’s parent and coach.

U12: Cross ice, Male and female. Age of eligibility born 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 under age players of size and ability will not be hindered. Under players of size and ability will not be hindered or held back. Players will only be eligible when playing their own age group first and foremost. Player safety is paramount. This is up to the regions coaching staff and their discretion and coach.

Click Here to download the full announcement and view the changes.

Term 1 School Holiday Programme Details

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Avondale Ice Rink – Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th April:

Day Format:

7:45am – 8:45am – On Ice Practice
9:15am – 9:45am – Off Ice Stick Handling / Practice
10:00am – 2:00pm – Supervised Public Session

Cost:

$135.00 Three Days
$50.00 Per Day
$15.00 – On Ice Practice Only

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


Botany Ice Rink –  Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th April:

Day Format:

7:45am – 8:45am – On Ice Practice
9:15am – 9:45am – Off Ice Stick Handling / Practice
10:00am – 2:00pm – Supervised Public Session

Cost:

$150.00 Three Days
$55.00 Per Day
$15.00 – On Ice Practice Only

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 Kersco-Magos 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.

AIHA Referee Training Morning – Register Now – Newcomers Welcome

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If you have ever thought about officiating, now is your chance!

AIHA Invites you to take part in the AIHA Referee Training Morning, held on Saturday 14th April 8:30am – 2:00pm at Paradice Avondale.

We’ll include a mix of off-ice instruction and on-ice training. We are looking to make this fun and low-key, a refresher for returning referees and an introduction to ice hockey officiating for newcomers, plus there will be a pizza lunch provided as well!

RSVP to Paul Taillon, AIHA Referee-In-Chief: referee@aiha.org.nz

See you there!

AIHA Take Part in Global Girls’ Game

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At 7:00 am on Saturday 10th March, 20 wide eyed and enthusiastic women gathered at Avondale’s Paradice Arena to partake in the Global Girls’ Game. The global event featured two teams – Black & White – facing off against each other around the world, with New Zealand having the honour of starting the 53 hour long event.

The NZ women had a fun, fast paced showing which saw White take a 3-0 lead and ended with a 4-3 win to the White team. The goal-tending was top notch with Janet Kidd (White) and Maddy Fox (Black) standing strong as a backstop for their respective squads. Tara Tissink broke through with four points on the board and way too much energy for that time in the morning. All in all, we are thrilled support the IIHF in their initiatives to promote women’s hockey. Thanks also to Kristina Higgins who flew back from Rarotonga to participate in the day.

Annual Centre Ice Sale – March 17th

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Need some new gear before the season kicks off? Good news, the Annual Centre Ice One Day Sale returns!

Sale 10% – 50% off!

In store March 17th 10am – 3pm

Online March 17th – 18th All Weekend Long

Available online March 17th:
https://centreice.co.nz/product-category/clearance/

Awesome deals on everything Ice and Inline and spend over $50 and receive a free Centre Ice T-Shirt* 80 up for grabs while stocks last !

Crazy deals on last season’s gear including sticks, skates, Apparel and protective!

Register Now: Leslie Brothers Hockey Training Camp

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association, in conjunction with Centre Ice are proud to be hosting the 2018 Leslie Brothers Training Camp at Paradice Avondale in April.

The training camp will take place between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd April 2018, run by Canadian coaches and former pro players Boe & Nate Leslie. The weekend camp is open for players, along with a limited number of positions for goalies. All registrations will be on a first come first served basis.

The training camp will consist of a number of on ice drills, skills and skating sessions designed to improve player performance and ability.

Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register and secure your place by making payment in full. Registrations close April 1st. See below for how to register.

Find out more information about the Leslie Brothers on their website – www.lgsports.ca

Timetable:

Group 1 – Learn to Play, U12 & U15
Group 2 – U18, U20 & Women’s
Group 3 – Senior Non-Check

Friday 20th – Afternoon:
Group 1 – 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Group 1 – 6:15pm Off Ice

Saturday 21st – Morning:
Group 1 – 7:00am – 8:15am
Group 2 – 8:30am – 9:45am
Group 1 – 10:00am – 11:15am
Group 2 – 11:30am – 12:45pm

Saturday 21st – Afternoon:
Group 1 – 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Group 2 & Group 3 – 5:45pm – 7:00pm

Sunday 22nd – Morning:
Group 1 – 7:00am – 8:15am
Group 2 & Group 3 – 8:30am – 9:45am

How To Register:

All registrations and fees for the Leslie Brothers training camp will be managed through ClubHub.

  1. Login to your ClubHub account by clicking here

  2. Navigate to Tasks > Purchases & Bookings

  3. Click on “Courses” (at the top in yellow) to expand the selection choice

  4. Choose the course you wish to purchase by clicking on “Yes Please”

  5. Scroll down the page and click on “Continue”

  6. Make payment to secure your place

Players who have registered and made their payment in full will receive an email with more information.

AIHA To Take Part in Global Girls’ Game

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The IIHF Global Girls’ Game is a celebration connecting countries from all over the world in a single effort to grow Female Ice Hockey. Over two and a half days, 40 countries will host 1-hour hockey games in succession beginning in New Zealand before making its way across six continents until reaching its final destination in Canada.

How Does It Work?
There will be two teams of girls from Auckland, one in black jerseys and the other wearing white. A one hour ice hockey game will be played before the puck is passed on to another nation to continue the game. After 24 hours of play around the world, the scores for the black teams and white teams will be calculated to find the overall winning colour.

New Zealand has the honour of starting off the Global Girls’ Game on Saturday March 10th at 07:45am at Paradice Avondale in what will be an exciting weekend for everyone involved!

Learn to Play Term 1 Information

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The 2018 AIHA Learn to Play season kicks off soon at Avondale and Botany.

We’ve made some changes to the registration process, so please read about this below.

 

Term 1 Start Dates:

Avondale – Wednesday 14th February – On Ice at 5:30pm
Botany – Thursday 15th February – On Ice at 5:30pm

Full term dates can be found on our website – click here

Registration:

All parents and players must register with AIHA for Learn to Play at the start of the season. Registration costs $20.00 and is valid for the entire 2018 calendar year.

How Do I Register for Learn to Play?

  1. Parents and players can register online by clicking here.
  2. Parents can print out and complete a registration form and bring this to the rink by clicking here
  3. Parents can complete a registration form in person at the rink

We strongly encourage you to complete your registration form online or by printing and completing it yourself ahead of time to help make your registration process quicker at the rink.

Fees & Payment Options:

Parents can purchase concession cards at the rate of $150.00 for 10 sessions or pay for sessions individually at the casual rate of $20.00 per session without a card. Concession cards will be available for purchase at both rinks – please ensure you turn up early to purchase your card. We will have EFTPOS, VISA and cash facilities available.

All cards purchased in 2017 with leftover concessions will be valid for 2018.

Gear Hire:

Players can hire a range of gear for a fee of $30.00 per term (plus a refundable bond of $50.00). If you need to hire gear, please ensure you arrive early at the rink to find suitable gear for your child.

New for 2018: For players who wish to borrow gear, an invoice will be sent at the start of each term for the amount due. This can then be paid for via credit card or cash at each rink.

Learn to Play Games:

More information about Learn to Play Games, which will start in Term 2, will be sent out in the coming weeks.

More Information:

If you have any questions, or require more information please get in touch with the 2018 Learn to Play League Director, Sheree Anderson, ph: 027 617 8090 | e: ltp@aiha.org.nz

2018 AIHA Junior Registration Now Open

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2018 AIHA Junior & Midget Registration is now open.

Changes have been made to the league names for 2018 as follows:

2017’s League 1 will now be referred to as the “Junior League”
2017’s League 2 will now be referred to as the “Midget League”

Register for 2018:
You can access registration by visiting our registration website:

Click Here for Junior & Midget Registrations

Playing Fees:
2018 Playing fees will consist of:

Registration Fee – $135.00 ($105.00 if paid by March 1st)
Ice Fee Instalment 1 – Due 30th April 2018 – $210.00
Ice Fee Instalment 2 – Due 30th May 2018 – $210.00
Ice Fee Instalment 3 – Due 30th June 2018 – $210.00
Ice Fee Instalment 4 – Due 31st July 2018 – $210.00

Payments can be processed through ClubHub at the time of registration or after you have registered. Please support the Club by paying on time, or even better, early!

Season Information:

The first pre-season games for the Junior and Midget leagues will take place in late April.

Further details including teams, season formats and more will be communicated in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the respective league manager:

Junior League:
Wayne Curtis
junior@aiha.org.nz

Midget League:
Jen Jones
midget@aiha.org.nz

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