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