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Referee’s Training Morning – All Welcome!

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AIHA invites you to take part in the Referees’ Training Morning, held on Saturday 27th April 8:30am – 1:00pm at Paradice Avondale.

This session will build on the introductory session we ran last month and will cover rule changes in the IIHF 2018-2022 rule book. We are looking to make this fun and low-key with off-ice instruction and on-ice training. Everyone is welcome to attend!

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

See you there!

2019 Bantam & Junior League Season Starts Next Week!

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The 2019 Bantam & Junior League ice hockey season starts next week with practices! The combined practices will be held on Tuesday nights at Avondale and Thursday nights at Botany.

These will take place as follows:

Tuesday 2nd April: 6:45pm – 8:15pm at Avondale
Thursday 4th April: 6:45pm – 8:15pm at Botany

Tuesday 9th April: 6:45pm – 8:15pm at Avondale
Thursday 11th April: 6:45pm – 8:15pm at Botany

There will then be a two week break over the school holidays with the first games held on Monday 29th April.

Sunday morning practices will not start until early May. We will send you more information about this closer to the time.

A team draft will be held soon and once completed the full schedule and team rosters will be entered on www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz

If you have any questions, please contact info@aiha.org.nz

 

Super League Starts This Weekend!

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The 2019 Super League season starts this weekend with pre-season games at Avondale for our under 9 and under 12 year old players. The pre-season games allow our coaching staff to appropriately grade players in to the right teams, so it is important you attend.

Date: Sunday 31st March
Time: 08:00am to register, sign in and be allocated a jersey. 08:45am – on ice
Location: Paradice Avondale

Remember to bring your Learn to Play concession card, as these are used for payment. We will also have cash/EFTPOS facilities available as well.

The first few weeks of the season will be pre-season games, which take place as follows:

Round 1: Sunday 31st March – Avondale 08:45am on ice
Round 2: Sunday 7th April – Botany 08:15am on ice
Round 3: Sunday 14th April – Avondale – 08:45am on ice

We will then have a two week break over the school holidays, with the regular season beginning in the first week of May. We will send out more information about this closer to the time. The full schedule and team rosters will be available on www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz once the pre-season games have been completed.

We look forward to seeing you on ice this weekend, if you have any questions please contact the League Director for the Super League, Joao Machado – superleague@aiha.org.nz

Term 1 School Holiday Programme Details

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We’re launching a brand new ice hockey school holiday programme for 2019 – with new formats for both under 12 year olds and Bantam/Junior League players.

Read below to find out more information and how to register.

Under 12 Years Old Holiday Programme

Dates: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th April.
Location: Avondale

Day Format:
7:45am – 8:45am – On ice skills session
8:45am – 9:15am – Breakfast break
9:15am – 10:00am – Off ice stickhandling skills
10:15am – 11:30am – Hang out and activities at Olympic Park
11:30am – 2:00pm – Supervised public session skate

Programme ends at 2:00pm – parents must pick up kids between 2:00pm and 2:30pm

Cost:
$45.00 Per Day – Payment due on the day (no pre-payment necessary)
Players are welcome to attend the on ice session only for $15.00

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

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/iERKn6VghOLDMSfz2 or simply turn up on the day

Bantam & Junior League Holiday Camp

Dates: Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th April
Location: Avondale

Day Format:
7:45am – 8:45am – On ice skills session
8:45am – 9:15am – Breakfast break
9:15am – 10:00am – Off ice stickhandling skills
10:15am – 11:15am – Video review session
11:30am – 12:30pm – Cross ice games
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Gym session at Strong Factory

Programme ends at 2:00pm – parents must pick up kids by 2:00pm at Strong Factory Gym, or by 2:30pm at the rink.

Cost:
$55.00 Per Day – Payment due on the day (no pre-payment necessary)
Players are welcome to attend the on ice session only for $15.00

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

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/X187aLKtxKKZYl2t2 or simply turn up on the day

 

Questions/More Information:

If you have any questions about the school holiday programme, contact us via email: info@aiha.org.nz

2019 Super League Registrations Open

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Registration for the 2019 Super League is now open!

The registration process has changed for 2019, so please read below to find out more information.

What Is the Super League?

The U12 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 cross ice, 3 on 3 format with 2 lines per team.

We will also be launching a brand new Under 9 league, for players aged under 9 to compete against each other in an age appropriate environment. The U9 league games will be held at the same time and rink as the U12 league.

Players will be assigned to a team and will play with this team for the season.

Games will alternate between Avondale & Botany on Sunday mornings as follows:

Avondale: 8:45am – 10:15am
Botany: 8:15am – 9:45am

Who Can Play?

Anyone can play so long as they meet the age requirements.

When Does The Season Start?

The 2019 Super League season will begin on Sunday March 31st, however make sure to register now to secure your spot – there are only a limited amount of places on each team!

The first few weeks of games will be pre-season games so that we can evaluate and evenly allocate players among the teams.

The regular season will begin on Sunday May 5th, after the school holidays.

The full schedule will be available shortly, and we will email you once this is available.

How To Register

Registrations are now processed on AIHA’s Club Management software, ClubHub. You must register to play and be assigned to a team. Players who do not register will not be able to compete in the 2019 season.

There is a registration fee of $50.00 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. Please support the club by paying your registration fee on time, or even better, early!

Some of you may have used ClubHub previously if you have older children who play in the Bantam or Junior leagues.

If you have not used ClubHub before, don’t worry! We’ve included some information below on how to register.

You can access ClubHub and register here: www.aiha.org.nz/clubhub

ClubHub Registration Guide:

Step 1: Visit ClubHub – www.aiha.org.nz/clubhub
Step 2: If you already have an active ClubHub account, click “Login”. If you don’t have a ClubHub account yet, click “Register Player”
Step 3: Complete the player registration form, filling out all of the player’s details.
Step 4: (Optional) Upon saving the first player’s details, enter any additional player’s details (you can register more than one child at the same time if necessary).
Step 5: Once you have entered all of the player’s details, click on “Add a parent or guardian” and complete your information
Step 6: Once you have entered parent/guardian information, click continue where it says “I have entered everyone’s details”
Step 7: We are a voluntary organisation and can only operate with the assistance of our members. If you are able to assist, please check the boxes for any role where you feel you could help and then click “continue”
Step 8: Confirm your email address
Step 9: If you are finshed, click on “Confirm Registration” to submit your registration.
Step 10: Once you have submitted your registration, you can pay the registration fee via credit card.

Playing Fees:

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.
Questions:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Super League Director, Joao Machado: superleague@aiha.org.nz

Annual Centre Ice Sale on Next Weekend

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The Annual Centre Ice One Day Sale takes place in store and online next weekend!

If you need gear for the new season, make sure to check out the deals in store on Saturday 16th March, or check out www.centreice.co.nz all weekend.

Awesome deals on everything Ice and Inline and spend over $80 and receive a free Centre Ice T-Shirt while stock lasts!

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

Score Bench Training Session – Support The Club & Earn Money!

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association will run a score bench training session next Wednesday 13th March 7:00 – 8:00pm at Paradice Avondale.

If you have wanted to become more involved in the Auckland ice hockey community but do not skate (or even if you do), this is your chance.

Staffing the score bench involves working with the on-ice officials to record penalties and game statistics and working the game clock (one score bench official for each job).

Score bench officials earn $16 in game fees per game, and so this could be a great opportunity for high school age family members, too.

No experience necessary!

Please send RSVP to: referee@aiha.org.nz

New Referees Wanted – Support The Club & Earn Some Money!

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association is looking for new referees.

If you have wanted to become more involved in the Auckland ice hockey community, and if you skate and have some experience with the game of hockey, this is your chance.

Officiating is challenging and rewarding and another way to enjoy the game of ice hockey. You work with quality people as part of the “third team.” It is a great way to get in extra skating and with the rule knowledge and principles of officiating you will learn, you will become a better player. For younger players, there is the chance of officiating international hockey, ultimately (maybe even the NHL?). You’ll even earn some money for refereeing games too!

We need officials for all levels of hockey, from Under 12 cross-ice to the adult leagues. If you have never officiated before, don’t worry! We will train you up and put you on the ice with experienced officials as you get started.

If you are interested, please contact referee@aiha.org.nz for more information

School Holiday Programme

2019 Learn to Play Starts Next Week

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The 2019 AIHA Learn to Play season kicks off next week 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 13th February – On Ice at 5:30pm
Botany – Thursday 14th 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 2019 calendar year.

How Do I Register for Learn to Play?
Registration for Learn to Play is done online. Simply fill out your details using the handy online form and then pay your $20.00 registration fee at the rink.

Click Here to Register

We strongly encourage you to complete your registration form online ahead of time, to avoid delays 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.

Please note, due to increasing credit card processing fees from our payment gateway provider, those who wish to pay via credit card will incur a 3.5% convinience fee, added to their total amount. EFTPOS and debit card transactions will not incur a fee.

All concession cards purchased in 2018 with leftover concessions will be valid for 2019.

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.

2019 U12 Super League:
More information about the 2019 Under 12 Super League season 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 2019 Learn to Play League Director, Sheree Anderson, ph: 027 617 8090 | e: ltp@aiha.org.nz

That’s all from us – we hope you have a great 2019 Learn to Play Season!