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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 9th May.
Both NZ Womens and Mens teams contested IIHF Tournaments in Italy and Spain respectively.
The Ice Blacks commenced their competiton in Spain on the 5th April and finished with a bronze medal. Click here for updates.
The Ice Fernz began their campaign in Asiago Italy on Sunday 6th April, and managed to finish 5th, relegating Australia to Division IIB. Click here for daily reports.
Information is now available on the inaugural 2014 NZ Womens Ice Hockey League. The competition starts in November and runs through to March 2015 (with a break for Christmas / New Year). Click here for more information.
Top Swedish coaches Björn Pettersson and Ulf Hall are returning to Auckland to run a week-long camp for Junior players. They will be joined by Canadian Goalie coach Perry Wilson, who will coach goalies of all levels.
The AIHA holiday program will run from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May at Paradice Avondale. The program includes 3½ hours of ice time each day plus comprehensive off-ice activities. Please click here for further information or email Andreas Kaisser email@example.com
Applications are now open for 2014 AIHA Rep Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager and Assistant Manager positions for the Auckland U13, U16 and U20 teams.
The Auckland U13 team will play two home games over the weekend of the 20th and 21st September, away games on the 27th and 28th September and a final round in Dunedin on the 25th and 26th October, as part of the new NZPIHL competition.
The Auckland Midget team will play in the NZMIHL competition over seven weekends from 21st June to 14th September.
The Auckland midget team will play games over seven weekends from 27th September to 14th December.
The Auckland Ice Hockey Association (AIHA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from anyone interested in taking on the non-elected role of Representative of Women's Hockey for the AIHA. You will be able to have a voice on the Board of Directors as to the way the future of Women's Ice Hockey in Auckland should and will be developed. Board meetings are held monthly. Previous experience in such a role is not required. For any applications or further queries, please contact Shawn Henry, President of the AIHA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.