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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:

Click on the video guide here or follow the steps below:
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!

Bantam & Junior League Pre-Season Trainings Information

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Dear Parents & Players,

We’re excited to announce a series of pre-season trainings for the Bantam and Junior Leagues, to get players in top shape for the upcoming season!

The trainings will consist of a number of on ice and off ice activities on separate days, and will include skill stations, small area games, puck handling and more. Goalies will be catered for too and are encouraged to come along!

On Ice Training – Avondale:
Sunday February 17th    8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday February 24th    8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday March 3rd           9:15am – 10:15am
Sunday March 10th         8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday March 17th         8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday March 24th         8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday March 31st          7:00am – 8:30am
Sunday April 7th              8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday April 14th            7:00am – 8:30am

Held at Paradice Avondale
$15.00 per session, pay at the door on arrival.
Bring your normal ice hockey gear.

Off Ice Training – Active Zone inline facility Glenfield and Pool: 
Saturday February 16th 8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday February 23th 8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday March 2nd       8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday March 9th        8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday March 16th      8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday March 30th      8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday April 6th            8:30am – 10:00am
Saturday April 13th         8:30am – 10:00am

Held at Active Zone inline facility Glenfield ( https://www.aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/north/activzone/ )
$2.50 per session, pay at the door on arrival.
(Optional) Players can stay after 10:00am to swim in the pool.
For the off ice sessions players need to bring helmet, gloves, stick, elbow pads, running shoes and if swimming, togs and a towel.

Register:
If you would like to attend, please register at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/STYVW9D4CEGwbnPp2

Questions/More Information:
If you have any questions, please contact info@aiha.org.nz

Kind Regards,
Auckland Ice Hockey Association

We Need Your Help for the 2019 Season!

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association are seeking new off-ice officials to assist with the score bench.

If you have ever 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 receive $16 in game fees per game, and so this could be a great opportunity for high school age family members, too.

No experience necessary, we will train you up! If you are interested and would like more information, please contact: referee@aiha.org.nz

Registrations Now Open for Adult Hockey League (AHL)!

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Dear Players,

Sharpen your skates, tape up your sticks and clean the cobwebs out of your helmets…AIHA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 ice hockey season!

Yes it’s true – it’s time to put down the mince and cheese pies and begin your rigorous cardio training plans (click here for some inspiration) as the 2019 season is officially upon us and we’ve made a number of changes to make this the best season yet, make sure you read below to find out more.

Registration:

2019 Player registrations are now open – click here to register on ClubHub.

Playing Fees:

Due to ice time fee increases by Paradice, playing fees have increased by 5% for 2019. AIHA’s costs have increased each year over the last 3 years, but to date these have not been passed on.

2019 Playing fees will consist of:

  • Registration Fee – Due 1 March 2019 – $175.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 1 – Due 1st March 2019 – $149.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 2 – Due 1st June 2019 – $149.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 3 – Due 1st August 2019 – $149.00

A total prompt payment discount of $65.50 will apply if all fees are paid prior to March 1st. Please ensure you support the Club by paying your fees on time, or even better, early!
Payments can be processed through ClubHub at the time of registration or after you have registered.

Re-Branding:

Based on player feedback, and to keep consistent with our other leagues, we have re-branded the Senior-Non Check league to the AHL (Adult Hockey League)

New League Director:

Bill Bartlett has taken on the role of league director for 2019, please help support Bill in his new role. You can contact Bill via email: ahl@aiha.org.nz

We would like to acknowledge and say a special thank you to Karl Peni for his many years of service to AIHA and New Zealand ice hockey.

Monday Night Games:

You asked – we listened! Feedback from players has seen us add games on a Monday night to help spread out the games and increase rink availability. Plus, it gives you an excuse to knock off work early!

Monday night games will initially take place 6:45pm – 7:45pm, 8:00pm – 9:00pm and 9:15pm – 10:15pm and once the Bantam & Junior leagues start in late April, reduce to the 9:15pm – 10:15pm slot only.

Season Information:

The 2019 AHL season will start on March 23rd.
The playoffs format worked well and feedback was great, so we will retain this for 2019. Playoffs will run as follows:
A League – Semi-final knock out game, followed by best of 3 finals series.
B & C League – Quarter final knock out game, semi-final knock out game, followed by best of 3 series.
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.

U12 Super League / Bantam / Junior League /  Registrations:

Registrations for the Bantam and Junior leagues are now open. Please refer to the separate email you have been sent or view the news post here. U12 Super League registration will open shortly, we will contact you once registration opens.

Questions / More Information:

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

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic season of ice hockey – see you on ice!

Kind Regards,

Auckland Ice Hockey Association

 

Bantam & Junior League Registrations Now Open!

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Dear Parents & Players,

Sharpen your skates, tape up your sticks and clean the cobwebs out of your helmets…AIHA is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Junior & Bantam ice hockey season!

Registration:

2019 Player registrations are now open – click here to register on ClubHub.

Playing Fees:

2019 Playing fees will consist of:

  • Registration Fee – Due 1 March 2019 – $135.00 ($105.00 if paid by March 1st)
  • Ice Fee Instalment 1 – Due 30 April 2019 – $210.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 2 – Due 30 May 2019 – $210.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 3 – Due 30 June 2019 – $210.00
  • Ice Fee Instalment 4 – Due 31 July 2019 – $210.00

Please ensure you support the Club by paying your fees on time, or even better, early!
Payments can be processed through ClubHub at the time of registration or after you have registered.

Season Information:

The 2019 Junior & Bantam season will start in April (we will communicate the exact dates shortly), and will be structured as follows:

  • Monday 6:45pm – 7:45pm – Bantam League Games- Avondale & Botany
  • Monday 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Junior League Games – Avondale & Botany
  • Tuesday 6:45pm – 8:15pm – Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Avondale
  • Thursday 6:45pm – 8:15pm – Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Botany
  • Sunday 8:15am – 9:45am – Combined Bantam & Junior League Practice – Alternates between Avondale & Botany

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

U12 Super League Registrations:

U12 Super League registration will open shortly, we will contact you once registration opens.

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.

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic season of ice hockey – see you on ice!

Kind Regards,

Auckland Ice Hockey Association