2022 Under 9 & Under 12 Super League Registrations Now Open

By January 20, 2022No Comments

Registrations for the 2022 Super League 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 new registration process.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status:
In line with Government and ice rink requirements, all players aged 12 years 3 months and over, parents, 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.

Click here to register online now.

Click here to view a guide on how to register.

What Is the Super League?
The Super League offers children under 12 years old an environment to learn or extend their ice hockey skills and game play with the emphasis on fun.

Games are 3 on 3, cross-ice with approximately 2 lines per team.

The ice slots for the Super League are as follows:

Avondale: 8:15am – 10:15am
Botany: 8:30am – 10:30am

The first round is April 3rd 2022 at Botany

The same payment system will be used and each game will be one clip from a Learn to Play concession card per player.

Who Can Play?
Anyone can play so long as they meet the age requirements – Under 12 years old for the U12 League and under 9 years old for the U9 league. Players must remain under 12 for the entire calendar year of the season. However, if this means you miss out (eg: born late in the year) special dispensation may apply to allow you to play in this league. Please email info@aiha.org.nz to request more information about this.

Which team will I play on?
The AIHA coaching staff will assign players to teams based on their skill level, to ensure teams are fair/balanced throughout the league.

When Does The Season Start?
The 2022 Super League season will begin on April 3rd 2022 at Botany, however you must register now to secure your spot – there are only a limited amount of places on each team!

The full schedule will be made available in March, on our scheduling website: www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz

Playing Fees:
Super League Registration Fee – $60.00
Simply bring your Learn to Play concession card or pay the casual rate of $20.00 per game.

Concession cards are valid for 10 sessions and are $160.00 each for 2022.

How To Register
Registrations are processed on AIHA’s Club Management software, esportsdesk. You must register to play and be assigned to a team. Players who do not register will not be able to compete in the 2022 season.

There is a registration fee of $60.00 per player, per year. This fee covers the administration costs, registering Super League players with the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (NZIHF) so they can play in NZIHF events and tournaments. The fee also covers costs for referees, replacing team jerseys, pucks, trophies and medals for the season.

Click here to register online now.

Click here to view a guide on how to register.

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 have you changed registration system?

We have been using the esportsdesk platform for over 5 years for our scheduling and game results needs, and have now decided to use their registration and payment add-on, to bring everything under one roof. esportsdesk is specifically built for ice hockey, and is used throughout Australia and North America.

Why am I paying money 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.

So in short: You have already been paying this amount, you’re now just seeing it as a separate line item as part of your registration.

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.

How will fees be paid?

Your registration fee will be paid via credit/debit card during registration. Playing fees will remain the same as last year – simply bring your Learn to Play concession card or pay the casual rate of $20.00 per game.

I don't have a credit/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.