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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

 

2018 AGM Review

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association held the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14th November at Paradice Avondale.

It was fantastic to see more than 30 members attend the meeting, sharing their thoughts on the Club and its future.

Minutes from the meeting, including the 2019 positions for the Board of Directors may be viewed at the links below.

The new Constitution was adopted and can be viewed here: AIHA Constitution November 2018

Thank you to all members who took part and helped make this one of the most engaged AGM’s to date.

In closing, the Board would like to say a special thank you to Karl Peni for his many, many years (25+) of service to AIHA and as Director of the Senior Non-Check hockey.

Attachments:

2018 AGM Minutes

2018 Annual Report

 

First Shift Have a Go Day Highlights

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association held it’s First Shift / Have a Go Day at Paradice Botany, Auckland on the 24th of November.

The rink was busy with more than 80 kids, ranging from 4 to 16 years old, taking part on the ice, trying ice hockey for the very first time.

With stations set up around the rink catering to different ages and skill levels, the kids were full of smiles and energy, even if some of them did fall over a few times!

The First Shift programme is designed to introduce new players to ice hockey in a fun and exciting way, with no prior skating or ice hockey experience required.

Find out more information about our learn to play ice hockey programme here: https://www.aiha.org.nz/learn-to-play

AIHA Would like to extend a big thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who assisted on the day, helping to put on a fun introduction to ice hockey for all of the kids that took part.

Check out some of the action below:

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2018 AIHA AGM Information

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2018-2019 AIHA Board of Directors Candidates
(Note: candidates for contested positions are in bold):

President: Jeremy Allen / Carl McIntyre
Vice President: Paul Taillon
Secretary: Mary Alice Simon
Learn to Play: Sheree Anderson
U12:
Bantam: Jen Jones
Juniors: Stephen Chamberlain
Senior Non-Check: Bill Bartlett
Director of Finance: Karen Messenger
Director of Ice Hockey: Chad Croft / Cam Stephens
Director of Marketing: Michael Domigan
Director of Administration: Wayne Curtis

Memberships: 
Junior Member: 18 years of age or under as at midnight 31 December of the year of registration
Senior Member: 19 years of age or older as at midnight 31 December of the year of registration
Associate Member: Will be accorded to all people whose offer to serve the AIHA in any capacity for the year of registration has been accepted by the AIHA Board of Directors
Life Member: May be elected in recognition of some outstanding service rendered to the AIHA. Such election shall be at an Annual General Meeting at which the nominee must receive a 75% majority of eligible votes cast.

Voting entitlements:
Junior Member: One parent or guardian of a junior member shall have one vote. Maximum of one junior vote per family.
Senior Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.
Associate Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.
Life Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.

Proxy votes must be received by the AIHA Secretary via email (secretary@aiha.org.nz) no later than 6:59pm 14 November 2018.

AIHA 2018 Prizegiving Awards

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AIHA’s 2018 League prizegiving event was held on Sunday 4th November at the Top of the Park Restaurant at Alexandra park.

Players, parents, friends and family members gathered to celebrate the 2018 season and enjoy a buffet lunch.

Congratulations to our award winners for 2018:

League Name of Award Awarded to
U12 Top Goal Tender Mateo M.
U12 Top Point Scorer Jack B.
U12 Best Forward Bernard W.
U12 Best Defence Zadia P.
U12 Most Sportsmanlike Sam N.
U12 Most Improved Ben S.
Bantams Top Goal Tender Joel M.
Bantams Top Point Scorer Lennart W.
Bantams Best Forward Katya B.
Bantams Best Defence Yvonne T.
Bantams Most Sportsmanlike Leon Q.
Bantams Most Improved Nash J.
Bantams Rookie of the Year Jonah R.
Junior Top Goal Tender Luke J.
Junior Top Point Scorer Christian R.
Junior Best Forward Lochlan B.
Junior Best Defence Flynn J.
Junior Most Sportsmanlike Lili H.
Junior Most Improved Antony L.
Referee Best Rookie Referee Ollie C.
U12 1st place The Bats
U12 2nd place The Flash
U12 3rd place The Supers
Bantams 1st place Hornets
Bantams 2nd place Seawolves
Junior 1st place Outlaws
Junior 2nd place Snipers
U15 Reps Skills Champion Caleb C.
U15 Reps Team MVP Caleb C.
U15 Reps Top Female player Katya B.
U15 Reps Top Goalie (Tied) Gavin C.
U15 Reps League Best Defence Ben S.
U18 Reps Team MVP Flynn J.
U18 Reps League Best Forward Lochlan B.
U18 Reps League Top Points Christian R.

Botany Swarm Team Recruitment

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The Botany Swarm is currently recruiting for the following positions to assist the club with their 2019 season:

Head Coach
The purpose of this position is to lead and train the Botany Swarm team in the NZIHL and to plan, develop, coordinate and mentor players in line with the NZIHF National Coaching standards. The appointment will be for three years, but will be reviewed each year after the season concludes.

Assistant Coach
The purpose of this position is to support and assist the Head Coach in his task to lead and train the Botany Swarm team in the NZIHL and to be the link between the players and the Head Coach as required. The appointment will be for three years, but will be reviewed each year after the season concludes.

General Manager
The purpose of this position is to organise the day to day running of the Botany Swarm team. The position will require travel to other rinks during the season. The appointment will be for one year, ending on 31 October 2019.

A link to all current Botany Swarm vacancies along with position description can be found here.

If you have any further queries or questions, please contact:

Carole Giles                                                    Andrew Hay                                           KC Ball 

Botany Swarm Management                  Botany Swarm Management          Botany Swarm Management

E:  carole.giles07@gmail.com                  E:   andrewhay1@hotmail.com       E:  kcjball@yahoo.ca

2018 AIHA Annual General Meeting – Invitation and Information

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Dear Club Members,

Auckland Ice Hockey Association welcomes its members to attend the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018, 7:00pm upstairs in the meeting room at Paradice Avondale.

AIHA Members are encouraged to attend to hear about what is happening within the club and its future.

Members are also encouraged to review the updated constitution (download a copy here), which must be approved at the AGM.

Should you wish to nominate a person for the Board of Directors, you can do so by downloading the nomination form from our website.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to respond to this email.

Regards,
Auckland Ice Hockey Association