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Don’t Forget – Monday Night Learn to Play Hockey is On!

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We are proud to have expanded our Learn to Play programme to now also take place on Monday nights 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Avondale weekly during the school term!

The Monday night sessions follow the same format as our regular Wednesday and Thursday night programmes, with on ice activities running from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Simply bring along your concession card or pay cash at the door.

All players are welcome to attend the Monday night sessions, and you are still able to take part in the Wednesday and/or Thursday night Learn to Play sessions too – feel free to come along to as few or as many sessions as you like each week!

The Wednesday night at Avondale and Thursday night at Botany Learn to Play sessions will still be taking place as normal.

The next session takes place on Monday 20th May – we hope to see you there!

AIHA Says Farewell to Head Coach Csaba

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Dear members,

It is with happiness for our head coach Csaba, and sadness for us, that we are writing to inform you that after many years of wonderful service to Auckland Ice Hockey and New Zealand Ice Hockey, Csaba Kercso-Magos will be resigning from his position as Head Coach with the AIHA and moving to the Netherlands to be with his fiancée.

We have been very fortunate to have had the services of Csaba for so many years, and we wish him all the best on his next adventure, wherever it may take him.

Csaba’s last day will be the 1st of July 2019 and we look forward to celebrating Csaba’s achievements, hard work and dedication to the ice hockey community with you all over the coming weeks.

Csaba will be missed but he has given us so much and we as a club look forward to continuing his work to date developing and growing this wonderful sport of ice hockey.

Bantam & Junior League Sunday Practice Dates

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The combined Bantam & Junior League Sunday morning practices begin this week at Botany, 8:15am – 9:45am on ice.

The regular Tuesday and Thursday night practice sessions will still be happening as normal. Players are encouraged to attend as many practice sessions as possible.

Sunday practices will alternate between Botany & Avondale with on ice times as follows:

Sunday 5th May: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 12th May: Avondale – 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 19th May: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 26th May: Avondale 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 16th June: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 23rd June: Avondale 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 30th June: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 7th July: Avondale 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 28th July: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 4th August: Avondale 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 11th August: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
Sunday 1st September: Avondale 8:45am – 10:15am
Sunday 8th September: Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am

Introducing Learn to Play Monday Nights

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We are proud to be expanding our Learn to Play programme to now also take place on Monday nights 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Avondale during the school term!

The first Monday night Learn to Play session will take place on Monday 29th April 2019 at Avondale and carry on weekly. The Monday night sessions will follow the same format as our regular Wednesday and Thursday night programmes, with on ice activities running from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Simply bring along your concession card or pay cash at the door.

All players are welcome to attend the Monday night sessions, and you are still able to take part in the Wednesday and/or Thursday night Learn to Play sessions too – feel free to come along to as few or as many sessions as you like each week!

The Wednesday night at Avondale and Thursday night at Botany Learn to Play sessions will still be taking place as normal.

See you on the ice!

Expressions of Interest for AIHA Representative Team Positions

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AIHA Is seeking expressions of interest for coach, manager and assistant coach positions for our Under 15 and Under 18 Representative teams.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • U18 representative team head coach, assistant coach, manager.
  • U15 representative team head coach, assistant coach, manager.

As a club, we cannot function without the assistance of our members and sincerely appreciate any help you can provide.

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 secretary@aiha.org.nz by 12pm Monday 29 April.

Lake Tekapo Queen’s Birthday Weekend Skills Clinic

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Anderson Coaching will be hosting a skills clinic in Lake Tekapo over Queen’s Birthday Weekend in 2019.

The 2019 clinic will focus on:

  • Four On-ice Training Sessions totaling 6.75 hrs for the players, focused on developing each players Individual Skills.
  • An additional three x 30 minute Goalie Only Sessions (may include selected players for drills)
  • Focus on activity and efficient ice use planned progressive practices including specific skill focused X-Ice games.
  • And much more

For more information and to register, view the attached PDF documents below:

Registration Info Letter 2019

Tekapo Skills Camp Registration Form

2019 Schedule

 

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

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