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2022 Adult Hockey League Registrations Now Open

By January 20, 2022No Comments

Registrations for the 2022 Adult Hockey League (AHL) are now open.

We are pleased to announce that registrations for our 2022 playing leagues are now open! Read below to find out about changes to the 2022 season and how to register

Click here to register online now.

Click here to view a guide on how to register.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status:
In line with Government and ice rink requirements, all players aged 12 years 3 months and over, spectators and guests, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a valid COVID-19 Passport to enter the ice rinks. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the building.

New Division Names:
For 2022, we have renamed our divisions as follows:

WAS: A-League NOW: Premier League
WAS: B-League NOW: Division 1
WAS: C-League NOW: Division 2

Team names will stay the same, and teams that compete in each division will stay the same, it’s just the division name that has changed.

The Division names have changed as part of the NZIHF’s progress towards a national competition for adult hockey – more information will be shared about this soon.

Who Can Play?

Any player that turns 18 in the calendar year of the season may play in the AHL.

Playing Fees:

Due to the cost of ice time increasing and other operational expenses, playing fees have increased slightly for the 2022 season, however we have decided to not pass on all of these cost increases to our members.

We have also reduced the upfront cost at the time of registration, with the playing fees split across 6 instalments thereafter. This makes it fairer for those who only play part of the season (eg: injury) and helps spread out the payments.

All payments will be processed via credit/debit card, and should you choose an instalment plan, the amount shown below will automatically come off your credit/debit card on the specified due date. You will be emailed a few days prior to the instalment date to remind you that this will occur.

2022 Playing fees can be paid in bulk or instalments, with options as below:

Early Bird Discount:
Register & Pay In Full
Before 18th February 2022

AIHA Registration Fee$95.00
NZIHF Registration Fee$55.00
AHL Playing Fees Paid in Bulk
$480.00
Total$630.00

Early Bird Discount:
Register & Choose Instalment Plan
Before 18th February 2022

AIHA Registration Fee: Due at time of registration.$95.00
NZIHF Registration Fee: Due at time of registration.$55.00
Deposit: Due at time of registration.$30.00
Instalment 1: Due on 30th March 2022$79.50
Instalment 2: Due on 30th May 2022
$79.50
Instalment 3: Due on 30th June 2022
$79.50
Instalment 4: Due on 30th July 2022$79.50
Instalment 5; Due on 30th August 2022
$79.50
Instalment 6: Due on 30th September 2022$79.50
Total:$657.00

Regular Price:
Register & Choose Instalment Plan
After 18th February 2022

AIHA Registration Fee: Due at time of registration$135.00
NZIHF Registration Fee: Due at time of registration$55.00
Deposit: Due at time of registration$30.00
Instalment 1: Due on 30th March 2022$79.50
Instalment 2: Due on 30th May 2022$79.50
Instalment 3: Due on 30th June 2022$79.50
Instalment 4: Due on 30th July 2022$79.50
Instalment 5: Due on 30th August 2022$79.50
Instalment 6: Due on 30th September 2022$79.50
Total:$697.00

Season Information:

The 2022 AHL season will run starting 26th March and finishing mid-November, and will feature a 20 game regular season + playoffs. The timeslots for games are listed below:

Saturdays at Avondale: 4:15pm – 5:15pm, 5:30pm – 6:30pm and 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Saturdays at Botany: 4:45pm – 5:45pm, 6:00pm – 7:00pm and 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Sundays at Botany: 4:45pm – 5:45pm, 6:00pm – 7:00pm and 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Mondays at Avondale: 7:00pm – 8:00pm, 8:15pm – 9:15pm and 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Mondays at Botany: 6:45pm – 7:45pm, 8:00pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 10:15pm

Once the Bantam & Junior League season begins, AHL games will be played in the last slot on Monday nights only.

The full schedule will be available on our scheduling website prior to the season starting – click here

Officiating:

The Adult Hockey League needs referees! Without referees we cannot run games and we have been running pretty thin on the bench over recent seasons. So, if you would like to try on the stripes and engage with the game in a different way, join the “third team!” We will train you and get you up to speed in no time! Contact referee@aiha.org.nz for more information.

Questions / More Information:

If you have any questions or require more information, please email info@aiha.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs:)

Why am I paying $55.00 to the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (NZIHF) during registration?

All regional/club ice hockey registrations in New Zealand have a component which is paid to the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (NZIHF), as the governing body for ice hockey in NZ. If you have previously played ice hockey at AIHA or any other NZ club, you have already been paying this amount, however it has likely been bundled in to one “registration” fee shown on previous registration programmes. With the move to our new registration programme, this amount is now shown as a separate line item and is paid directly to the NZIHF.

AIHA charges a registration fee to help cover league administration costs such as goals, pucks, referees, linesman, score bench and other operational expenses.

But who is the NZIHF and what do they do for me? Why do I have to pay this amount?

The NZIHF is the governing body for ice hockey activity in New Zealand. The registration fee you pay contributes to the running of the NZIHF. The NZIHF helps fund ice hockey at all levels throughout New Zealand, including helping fund regional clubs, donation of gear/equipment, funding and support of national (NZIHL and representative teams) and international representative teams. This registration fee helps to grow and develop the sport of ice hockey in New Zealand.

For adult league players, you directly benefit from the NZIHF. An example of this in 2020 was the NZIHF’s financial support to AIHA so that we could complete our full 20-game season. Future adult development is planned for 2022 and beyond, including potential national adult non-check tournaments and player development.

How will fees be paid?

Fees will be paid by the player to AIHA in the same format as 2021, split across instalments. With our registration system, all payments will be processed via credit/debit card, and should you choose an instalment plan, the amount shown below will automatically come off your credit/debit card on the specified due date. You will be emailed a few days prior to the instalment date to remind you that this will occur.

I don't have a credit or debit card - how can I register and pay for my fees?

Our registration data has shown only a very small amount of people choose to pay via bank transfer. We strongly encourage all members to pay their fees via credit/debit card as it automates your fee payments, meaning after you register, you don’t have to log in to your account constantly to manually pay fees.

If you do not have a credit/debit card and wish to pay via bank transfer, please email info@aiha.org.nz and we will make suitable arrangements for you.

Who can take part in the 2022 AHL season?

Any male or female player aged 18 and over.

When will the 2022 AHL season run?

We aim to schedule the season with similar start and end dates to what you are used to. Season starts 26th March with finals in mid-November.

Who can be a team manager?

Any player can be a team manager, though this will depend on vacancies with existing team managers and/or whether an existing manager chooses to continue their role next season.

How can new people join the AHL?

New players are welcome to join the AHL and will be evaluated by the player grading sub-committee at a scrimmage or training session, to determine the most appropriate division for them. They will then be placed in a team depending on team and numbers requirements.

How will I know if I need to be moved divisions?

Any players that fall under the category of needing to move divisions (eg: due to skill level not suitable for current division) will be contacted directly by the General Manager or Head Coach to discuss the reasons why the player needs to be moved and available options. Rest assured that this will affect only a small minority of players, and AIHA will make suitable arrangements to ensure this is performed fairly and taking in to account the player’s interests.