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2021 AIHA Annual General Meeting – Invitation and Information

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The 2021 AIHA Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th November beginning at 7:00pm.
 
Our preference is to hold the meeting in person should alert level restrictions allow for this and we will confirm a location closer to the time of the meeting. In the event we cannot gather in person, we will hold the meeting on Zoom.
 
All members are welcome to attend, and we strongly encourage you to do so! Find out what is happening in YOUR club and have a voice on its future direction.
 
A copy of the annual report and nomination forms for the Board of Directors will be provided soon.
 
All information will be published on this page when available.

AIHA COVID-19 Announcement – August/September 2021

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Updated Tuesday 14th August 8:00pm – See below

Dear Members,

The AIHA Board of Directors met this evening to discuss today’s latest announcement by the Government, regarding the COVID-19 Alert Levels in Auckland and the rest of the country.

As of writing, the Alert Level status is as follows:

  • Auckland and Coromandel to enter Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm 17th August for a minimum of 7 days
  • The rest of New Zealand to enter Alert Level 4 from 11:59pm 17th August for a minimum of 3 days

The Government will meet to discuss the Alert Levels near the end of these Alert Level periods.

Accordingly, this change in Alert Levels and accompanying restrictions require the below changes to our scheduled activity:

  • Wednesday 18 August
    • Avondale Learn to Play – cancelled
  • Thursday 19 August
    • Botany Learn to Play – cancelled
    • Bantam & Junior League training – cancelled
    • West Auckland Admirals & Botany Swarm training sessions – cancelled
  • Saturday 21 August
    • Botany Learn to Play – cancelled
    • U18 Representative training cancelled
    • All AHL games – postponed
    • NZIHL Game – West Auckland Admirals vs. Phoenix Thunder – cancelled
  • Sunday 22 August
    • U12 Super League – cancelled
    • NZWIHL practice – cancelled
    • All AHL gamespostponed
    • NZIHL Game – West Auckland Admirals vs. Phoenix Thunder – cancelled
  • Monday 23 August
    • Learn to Play – cancelled
    • Bantam and Junior Leagues – postponed
    • All AHL games postponed
  • Tuesday 24 August
    • Bantam & Junior League training – cancelled
    • West Auckland Admirals & Botany Swarm training sessions – cancelled

For all postponed events, we are currently working on a replacement schedule and will communicate more about this soon.

Any future scheduled activity beyond the above listed dates is currently being considered by the Board of Directors, and a decision on this activity will be made near the end of the initial 7 day Alert Level 4 period.

We continue to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We are working hard to resume ice hockey as soon as we can do so safely, and will continue to provide updates as we can.

Update Monday 23rd August 5:00pm:

Following the latest announcement from the Government this afternoon, which extends the Alert Level 4 lockdown until at least Tuesday 31 August 11:59pm, we have extended the cancellations and postponements of events as listed below. The AIHA Board will meet on Monday 30th August to review the latest announcement from the Government on the same day, and will provide an update then.

  • Wednesday 25 August
    • Avondale Learn to Play – cancelled
  • Thursday 26 August
    • Botany Learn to Play – cancelled
    • Bantam & Junior League training – cancelled
    • West Auckland Admirals & Botany Swarm training sessions – cancelled
  • Saturday 28 August
    • Botany Learn to Play – cancelled
    • All AHL games – postponed
    • NZWIHL training session – cancelled
  • Sunday 29 August
    • U12 Super League – cancelled
    • Bantam & Junior league training – cancelled
  • Monday 30 August
    • Learn to Play – cancelled
    • Bantam and Junior League games – postponed
    • All AHL games postponed
  • Tuesday 31 August
    • Bantam & Junior League training – cancelled
    • West Auckland Admirals & Botany Swarm training sessions – cancelled

Update Monday 30th August 5:00pm:

Today’s update by the Government confirmed the Alert Level 4 status in Auckland will be extended for another two weeks. As such, we are still unable to hold any scheduled on-ice activities.

Our intention is to play as much of the season for our leagues as possible, once we can get back on the ice. This may mean an extension to the season to try to fit things in.

The AIHA Board of Directors will meet on Monday 13th September, which is when the next Government review will take place, and will provide an update to members once we know more about a potential drop in lockdown levels at this time.

Update Tuesday 14th September 8:00pm

The most recent update by the Government confirms Auckland will remain in Alert Level 4 until at least Tuesday 21st September 11:59pm, with an unknown period in Alert Level 3 to follow.

We are still committed to playing as much of the scheduled season as possible, however cannot yet share information with you on when this activity might resume, due to the uncertainty of when the Alert Levels will be lowered.

What we can share is that our plan is to resume scheduled activity once we reach Alert Level 2, and as soon as we know more about when this might come in to effect, we will provide a further update.

For those of you on instalment plans for your playing fees, your upcoming fee instalments due dates have been pushed back so you will not be charged during this time.

2021 U9/U12 National Tournament Announcement

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AIHA and NZIHF are excited to announce the dates and information for the 2021 U9/U12 National Tournament being held in Dunedin from Friday 15th October to Sunday 17th October.

AIHA will be sending 2x U9 Teams and 4x U12 Teams to the tournament including 6 players and 1 goalie for each team. The U9 teams will be playing against other U9 teams from around New Zealand, and the U12 teams will be playing against other U12 teams from around New Zealand.

The U9/U12 National Tournament is an enjoyable experience for players and their families and is the best way to end the season!

When: Friday 15th October – Sunday 17th October
Where: Dunedin
Cost: $495 per player (inclusive of flights, accommodation, and tournament fees)

Flight Schedule:
Depart Auckland on Friday 15th October at 12:25pm
Depart Dunedin on Sunday 17th October at 7:10pm

Accommodation:
The teams will be staying at the Dunedin Holiday Park, located just a 10-minute walk (2-minute drive) from the Dunedin Ice Stadium where the games will be held.

Dunedin Holiday Park https://dunedinholidaypark.co.nz/

Arena:
The tournament will be played at Dunedin Ice Stadium.

Dunedin Ice Stadium https://dunedinicestadium.co.nz/

Your Confirmation:
To confirm you wish to participate in the 2021 U9/U12 National Tournament, you will need to:

Submit your expression of interest using the online form.

Click Here To Register Your Expression of Interest

All players must be registered with AIHA and have paid their club fees.

 

2021 NZWIHL Auckland Women’s Program Information

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We are excited to announce that the 2021 Schedule for the Auckland NZWIHL team has been finalised.

Practice Schedule:
Saturday 17th July: 11:45am-12:45pm Avondale
Saturday 24th July: 5:30-6:30pm Avondale
Sunday 25th July: 6:45-7:45pm Botany
Saturday 31st July 11:45am – 12:45pm Avondale
Saturday 14th August 7:15pm – 8:15pm Botany
Sunday 22nd August: 7:15-8:15pm Avondale
Saturday 28th August 11:45am – 12:45pm Avondale
Saturday 11th September 11:45am – 12:45pm Avondale
Saturday 18th September 11:45am – 12:45pm Avondale
Tuesday 21st September: 8:15-9:15pm Avondale

Weekend #1:
Saturday 7th August – Sunday 8th August in Dunedin.
Flying down on Friday evening and back on Sunday afternoon.

Weekend #2:
Saturday 4th September – Sunday 5th September in Dunedin.
Flying down on Friday evening and back on Sunday afternoon.

Weekend #3 (Finals):
Saturday 25th September – Sunday 26th September in Queenstown.
Flying down on Saturday morning and back on Sunday afternoon.

Cost:
The upfront cost to join the NZWIHL Squad and attend all practices is $150, as well as:

Weekend #1 Cost: $295.00
Weekend #2 Cost: $295.00
Weekend #3 Cost: $255.00

The total cost for a player travelling to all tournaments is $995.00

Your Confirmation:

To confirm you wish to participate in the 2021 NZWIHL  Program, you will need to:

Submit your expression of interest using the online form, by Friday, 11 June 2021.

Click Here To Register: https://forms.gle/mo4MxdXq4AyEbZE57

Inclusion in the squad will only be confirmed once the information is received. Inclusion in the squad is also subject to all fees being paid and up to date. All players must be registered and have paid their AIHA club fees.

AIHA Term 2 School Holiday Programme Details

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We will be running a Term 2 School Holiday ice hockey programme for both under 12 year olds and Bantam/Junior League players. Read below to find out more information and how to register.

For our Under 12 players we will be holding a programme at Botany.

For our Bantam & Junior League players we will be holding a programme at Avondale.

 Haven’t been to one of our school holiday programmes before? Check out the action from our previous school holiday programmes here:

 2021 Term 2 Under 12 Years Old Holiday Programme – Botany:

Botany: Wednesday 21st , Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd July, 2021

 Day Format:

  • On Ice 7:45 – 8:45am: We will start the day with a fun ice session working on all of the players individual skills.
  • Off ice 9:15 – 10:00am: We will work on stretching and educating the players on cool down and importance of flexibility as well as work on stick handling and doing various off ice stick handling drills/games.
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Snack and Hockey classroom session
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Laser tag
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch and Hockey videos and movies
  • Free Skate/Games 1:00 – 3:00pm: To end the day, we will do some free skating during the public session. We will also have some off-ice activities planned during this period to keep some variety for the kids.

Pickup time is 3:00pm from Botany ice rink.

Cost:
$60.00 Per Day – This cost includes 1 hour laser tag on each day – Payment due at rink on the day

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

Register here: https://forms.gle/sf7Q3DvwaryTgxRs8

 

2021 Term 2 Bantam & Junior League Holiday Camp – Avondale:

Avondale: Thursday 15th & Friday 16th July, 2021

Day Format:

  • On ice 7:45 – 8:45am: day starts on the ice with a high level skills development session in stations format.
  • Off Ice 9:15 – 10:00am: players will be split into 2 groups. 1 group will work on flexibility and cool down stretching as well as education on pre training/pregame physical preparation. Meanwhile, the other group will work on stick handling and agility.
  • Classroom/video 10:15 – 11:00am: Players will receive some education on nutrition, pre-game mental preparation and focus techniques and will go through a team builder challenge in small groups.
  • Bakery/Gym 11:15 – 1:00pm: A quick stop at the bakery before we walk to “The People’s Gym” where the players will be put through and educated on off ice sport specific circuit style training. We will highlight technique, educate on muscle groups and go over the importance of training sport specifically.
  • Power Skating/Games 1:00 – 3:00pm: The day will finish with the players either taking part in the public session with coach guided power skating drills or (if the public session isn’t too busy) we will draw the netting and be able to play some cross ice games.

Pickup time is 3:00pm from Avondale ice rink.

Cost:
$60.00 Per Day – Payment due at the rink on the day.

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

Register here: https://forms.gle/uo85vbYkLak7hU2v6

 

Expressions of Interest Open for 2021 U15 Representative Team

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We are excited to announce that the 2021 schedule for the U15 Auckland Teams has been finalised. Players born in 2007 – 2009 are eligible to play for the U15 Auckland Teams. The 2020 season marked the first time that Auckland has sent two travelling teams away.

Being part of the Auckland U15 Teams is a commitment by everyone involved to help create an environment that inspires, empowers, supports and recognises achievements. This is to be an enjoyable environment where players can excel and play for Auckland with pride.

Practice Schedule:
Saturday 19th June @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 3rd July @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 14th August @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 5th September @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm

Tournament #1 (July School Holidays):
Saturday 10th July – Tuesday 13th July in Dunedin.
Flying down on Friday afternoon and back on Tuesday evening.

Tournament #2 (October School Holidays):
Friday 1st October – Tuesday 5th October in Dunedin.
Flying down on Friday morning and back on Tuesday evening.

Cost:
The total cost per player will be $1195 for both tournaments, which is inclusive of all travel, accommodation, tournament fees and team meals in Dunedin. Players will be billed at $597.50 per tournament.

Your Confirmation:

To confirm you wish to participate in the U15 NZBIHL Program, you will need to:

Submit your expression of interest using the online form, by Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

Click Here To Register Your Expression of Interest

Inclusion in the squad will only be confirmed once the information is received. Inclusion in the squad is also subject to all fees being paid and up to date. All players must be registered and have paid their AIHA club fees.

Further Information:

The teams will be staying at the Dunedin Holiday Park, which is a 10 minute walk to the rink. More information on the Dunedin Holiday Park can be found here: https://dunedinholidaypark.co.nz/

More information on the ice rink in Dunedin can also be found here: https://dunedinicestadium.co.nz/

 

Expressions of Interest Open for 2021 U18 Representative Team

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We are excited to announce that the 2021 Representative Schedule for the U18 Auckland Team has been finalised. Players born in 2004 – 2006 are eligible to play for the U18 Auckland Team.

Being part of the Auckland U18 Representative Team is a commitment by everyone involved to help create an environment that inspires, empowers, supports and recognises achievements. This is to be an enjoyable environment where players can excel and play for Auckland with pride.

Practice Schedule:
Saturday 22nd May @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 29th May @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 26th June @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 7th August @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 21st August @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 4th September @ Avondale 11:45am – 12:45pm
Saturday 2nd October @ Botany 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Sunday 3rd October @ Botany 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Tournament #1 (July School Holidays):
Saturday 17th July – Tuesday 20th July in Dunedin.
Flying down on Saturday morning and back on Tuesday afternoon.

Tournament #2 (October School Holidays):
Saturday 9th October – Tuesday 12th October in Dunedin.
Flying down on Saturday morning and back on Tuesday afternoon.

Cost:
The upfront cost to join the U18 Squad and attend all practices is $140.
Players selected to travel with the team will be billed $490.00 per tournament, which is inclusive of travel, accommodation, tournament fees and team meals in Dunedin.
The total cost for a player selected to travel to both tournaments is $1120.

Your Confirmation:
To confirm you wish to participate in the U18 NZMIHL Representative Program, you will need to:

Submit your expression of interest using the online form, by Wednesday, 19 May 2021.

Click Here To Register Your Expression of Interest

Inclusion in the squad will only be confirmed once the information is received. Inclusion in the squad is also subject to all fees being paid and up to date. All players must be registered and have paid their AIHA club fees.

Expressions of Interest Open for AIHA Representative Team Staff

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Expressions of Interest Open for AIHA Representative Team Staff

AIHA is seeking expressions of interest for Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Manager positions for our Under 15, Under 18 and NZWIHL Auckland Teams who will compete in their respective National Competitions.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • U15 team Head Coach (x2), Assistant Coach (x2), Manager (x2)
  • U18 team Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager
  • NZWIHL team Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager

 

U15 Auckland Blue & Auckland White Teams

The U15 teams are the entry point for all kids to compete on a National Level. This season, we are looking for staff who are focused on developing and including a wide squad of players.

The qualities we are looking for from a coaching and management staff at this level are patience, good communication, and an ability to lead a squad with the main focus being on development.

Player development and inclusion are the main goals of the U15 Teams for the 2021 NZBIHL Season.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send your expression of interest specifying which role you wish to apply for (e.g. head coach or assistant coach or manager) to generalmanager@aiha.org.nz by 12pm Monday 10th May.

 

U18 Auckland Representative Team

The U18 team is the next step for players wanting to compete at the National Level. This season, we are looking for a staff who will develop and involve a wide squad of players to ensure further development for everyone on the squad.

The qualities we are looking for from a coaching and management staff are patience, good communication, attention to detail, and the ability to lead a squad in a competitive environment.

Further player development for all squad members and a healthy competitive environment are the main goals of the U18 Team for the 2021 NZMIHL Season.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send your expression of interest specifying which role you wish to apply for (e.g. head coach or assistant coach or manager) to generalmanager@aiha.org.nz by 12pm Monday 10th May.

 

NZWIHL Auckland Team

The NZWIHL is the top Women’s Ice Hockey League in New Zealand. This season, we are looking for a staff who will develop and involve a wide squad of players.

The qualities we are looking for from a coaching and management staff are patience, good communication, attention to detail, and the ability to lead a squad in a competitive environment.

Further player development for all squad members and a healthy competitive environment are the main goals of the team for the 2021 NZWIHL Season.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send your expression of interest specifying which role you wish to apply for (e.g. head coach or assistant coach or manager) to generalmanager@aiha.org.nz by 12pm Monday 10th May.

Term 2 Learn to Play Starts This Week

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Term 2 Learn to Play ice hockey sessions start this week and we have a special announcement to share with you!

Introducing Saturday Morning Learn to Play Sessions!
Due to increasing demand we will be launching Saturday Learn to Play sessions in Term 2!

Anyone is welcome to attend and as always, you can come to as many Learn to Play sessions per week as you like.

The sessions will run 11:15am – 12:15pm each Saturday at Paradice Botany during the school term.

Term 2 Start Dates:

  • Monday nights at Avondale: Monday 3rd May – on ice at 5:45pm
  • Wednesday nights at Avondale: Wednesday 5th May – on ice at 5:45pm
  • Thursday nights at Botany: Thursday 6th May – on ice at 5:30pm
  • Saturday morning at Botany: Saturday 8th May – on ice at 11:15am

2021 Auckland NZIHL Schedule & Ticket Sales

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Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 NZIHL season and we have a special offer for you!

With 20 games scheduled in Auckland for the 2021 season AND the addition of a third Auckland team, the Auckland Mako, this is going to be the biggest and most action packed season yet.

Game 1 is just under 3 weeks away and tickets are available as follows:

NZIHL Platinum Pass – $155.00 – Sale Ends Friday 23rd April

  • Entry to all 20x regular season games, at just $7.75 per game
  • Coupon code for 20% off all online merchandise
  • Coupon code for 20% off an additional 20x online single entry tickets
  • Collector’s physical ticket

Single Entry Online Tickets – $15.00

  • Purchasable online prior to game day

Door Sales – $25.00

  • Purchasable at the door on game day

View the full schedule and purchase your tickets on our website now: https://shop.aiha.org.nz/game-tickets/

Check out your local teams as follows:

Auckland Mako – www.aucklandmako.co.nz
Botany Swarm – www.botanyswarm.co.nz
West Auckland Admirals – www.westaucklandadmirals.co.nz

 

We can’t wait to be back on the ice enjoying the action packed entertainment that is the NZIHL, and we look forward to having you join us this season!

 

Kind Regards,
Auckland Ice Hockey Association