Registrations for the 2021 Super League are now open.
We are pleased to announce that registrations for our 2021 playing leagues are now open! Read below to find out about changes to the 2021 season and new registration process.
New Registration Programme:
AIHA has made the decision to move to a new provider for its registration system. We will now be using esportsdesk for all league registrations, scheduling and game results data. Many of you will already be familiar with this system as we have used it for scheduling and game results for many years, and we’ve now made the decision to use their registration add-on to bring everything under one roof.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2021 Super League season will begin in late March, 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
- Super League Registration Fee – $55.00
- 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.
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 2021 season.
There is a registration fee of $55.00 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.
Questions / More Information:
If you have any questions or require more information, please email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs:)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make suitable arrangements for you.