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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

Bantam & Junior League Weekly Trainings

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Bantam & Junior trainings will begin next Thursday 8th April at Paradice Botany. Below is the training schedule prior to School Holidays.

Thursday 8th April at Botany: 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday 13th April at Avondale: 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Thursday 15th April at Botany: 6:45pm – 8:00pm

We will then have a break for School Holidays and get back into training on Tuesday 4th May at Paradice Avondale. From here, the training schedule will get back to normal with every Tuesday at Avondale and Thursday at Botany, both from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. Along with Sunday morning trainings alternating at each rink.

The first games will be held on Saturday 8th May. This will give the players a week of practice time before the first games start, rather than coming straight back from School Holidays, with minimal practice time into their first game.

Team Rosters are currently being constructed and will be communicated when they are finished, along with the full season schedule.

AIHA Term 1 School Holiday Programme Details

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We will be running a Term 1 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 Avondale & 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 1 Under 12 Years Old Holiday Programme – Avondale & Botany:

Avondale: Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th April, 2021
Botany: Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd April, 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 both Avondale and 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/nH2Mm5RJH7xYZQk18

2021 Term 1 Bantam & Junior League Holiday Camp – Avondale:

Avondale: Tuesday 27th , Wednesday 28th , Thursday 29th  April, 2021

Day Format:

  • On ice 7:45 – 8:45am: day starts on the ice with a high level skills development session in stations format. Groups will be split based on skill.
  • 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/F2vLDCh1pSrar43g6

2021 Super League Starts This Weekend

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The 2021 Super League season starts this weekend with games at Botany for our under 9 and under 12 year old players. It is important that you come along to these first two Sundays to receive your jersey, and for the coaching staff to ensure teams are created as equally as possible.

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so ASAP here: https://www.aiha.org.nz/2021-under-9-under-12-super-league-registrations-now-open/

Date: Sunday 29th March
Time: 7:45am to sign in and be allocated a jersey. 08:30am – on ice
Location: Paradice Botany

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 two weeks of the season will be pre-season games, which take place as follows:

Round 1: Sunday 28th March – Botany 08:30am on ice
Round 2: Sunday 11th April – Avondale 08:15am on ice

Please note: There will be no Super League games on Easter weekend.

We will then have a break over the school holidays, with the season beginning again on 9th May at Paradice Botany.

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, Phil Keen – superleague@aiha.org.nz

Expressions of Interest Open for U21 Representative Team

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AIHA & NZIHF are excited to announce that there will be a U21 competition this season. There will be three teams competing including Auckland, Canterbury & Southern, and this league is open to male and female players.

We are seeking expressions of interest from players born in 2001 – 2004. Dispensations will also be considered for players outside of this age range.

The U21 Representative team is a continuation of the rep program aimed at keeping players engaged in the sport. Being a part of the U21 team is a commitment by everyone involved and will be an enjoyable environment where players can continue to excel and play for Auckland with pride.

Competition Schedule:

The tournaments will take place in Dunedin on the following weekends:

Saturday 24th April – Monday 26th April (Anzac Weekend)

  • Flying down on Saturday morning, and back on Monday afternoon

Saturday 4th December – Sunday 5th December

  • Flying down on Friday afternoon, and back on Sunday afternoon

Practice Schedule:

The practice schedule is currently being finalised and will be communicated when available.

Total Cost:

$595 per player inclusive of practice costs, travel, accommodation and tournament fees.

Your Confirmation:

To confirm you wish to participate in the U21 Representative Tournament, you will need to submit your expression of interest using the below online form, by Friday, 12 March 2021.

Submit your expression of interest here: https://forms.gle/G7mkyGxRY7npcb2Y9

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.

Ice Hockey Day in Auckland – Register Now!

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association is proud to present its 2021 Ice Hockey Day in Auckland event to celebrate the launch of its 2021 ice hockey season.

Come on down to Paradice Avondale and join the fun.

Free entry for all, open to members of the public.

When: Saturday 20th March from 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Paradice Avondale – 150 Lansford Crescent, Avondale, Auckland
Who: Open to all AIHA members, friends and family and members of the public
Cost to Attend: Free!

Click here to register for your free ticket

2021 AIHA Officiating Seminar

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Saturday 13 March, Paradice Botany, 8:30am-12:30pm

AIHA is pleased to host a seminar for new referees at Paradice Botany on Saturday 13 March, 8:30am-12:30pm.

We need referees for youth and adult games.

If you have considered becoming an official, this is your chance. It is a great way to engage with the game of ice hockey, extend your knowledge and experience, work with some great people (including players!), and take home a few dollars, too.

All you need to bring is your skates, helmet, and enthusiasm.

Please direct questions and your RSVP to Paul Taillon, AIHA Referee-in-Chief via email – referee@aiha.org.nz