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Super League Summer Series – Register Now!

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We are pleased to announce the extension of our Super League to include a mini tournament in November!

Teams will be shuffled from the normal season to give all players a chance to play with new teammates.

The format will be the same with games being 3 on 3. With enough interest, we hope to have 4 Under-12 teams and 2 Under-9 teams. We will provide playing jerseys for these teams.

Team numbers will be determined by the number of registrations received.

Dates & Times:

November 10 at Avondale – 8:45am – 10:15am
November 17 at Botany – 8:15am – 9:45am
November 24 at Avondale – 8:45am – 10:15am

Cost:

There is no cost to register. Learn to Play concession cards will be used as a payment method for all games, just like the regular Super League season. We will have cash/EFTPOS and credit card facilities as well.

Register:

Complete your details in the registration form below. You must register to be eligible for a place in a team.

More Information:

More information and confirmation of places and team formats will be made available closer to the first games.

NZIHF Coaching Course – Free Training for Players 13 & Under

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Free Training for Players 13 & Under

We are seeking players & goalies aged 13 & Under to take part in a free training session on October 19 at Paradice Botany. The trainings will be led by coaches attending a NZIHF coaching course.

Players must have a minimum of one year ice hockey experience and be able to confidently skate/play.

Who: Any player or goalie aged 13 and under

Date: Saturday October 19th

Time: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm @ Paradice Botany

What to bring: Full protective equipment

Please register your interest here: https://forms.gle/jaQmjrmrtagRyBBe9

Note: Registrations are limited to 50 total players & goalies and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Applications Open for West Auckland Admirals Coach & Manager Positions

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Applications are open for two key roles with the West Auckland Admirals for the 2020 NZIHL season.

The WAA need a new Head Coach and a new Manager. Job descriptions can be found in the links below. If you have the experience, passion and drive to work with our established and growing squad of players, managers and volunteers, the WAA want to hear from you.

Complete your application and view the job descriptions on the West Auckland Admirals website: https://www.westaucklandadmirals.co.nz/vacancies/

World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend “Have a Go Day” 2019

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Thank you to everyone who came along to our Girls Only Have a Go Day on Saturday 28th September!

We had a fantastic morning of ice hockey with close to 60 girls and women on the ice, with the majority trying out ice hockey for the very first time!

A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped on the day – we couldn’t do this without you!

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Applications Open for NZIHF National Team Assistant Coach & Physio Positions

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The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation invites applications for the following New Zealand team coaching and physio positions:

National Senior Men’s Team (Ice Blacks)
Assistant Coach (two year term)
Team Physio (two year term)

National Senior Women’s Team (Ice Fernz)
Assistant Coach (two year term)
Team Physio (two year term)

National U20 Men’s Team
Assistant Coach (two year term)
Team Physio (two year term)

National U18 Men’s Team
Assistant Coach (two year term)
Team Physio (two year term)

National U18 Women’s Team
Assistant Coach (one year term)
Team Physio (one year term)

For more information and to apply, visit the NZIHF website: https://nzicehockey.co.nz/news-and-events/news/article/1210

2019 Super League Finals

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The 2019 Super League has now finished and we saw some amazing hockey this year!

The level of hockey in both leagues has risen so much throughout the season leading to a competitive, exciting & most important of all, fun playoff finals!

Playoffs :
Both U12 teams were tied with 2 goals each at the end of the first period. So the fate of the teams was to be decided in the second period and the chance to reach the finals was up for grabs. In the end, the Bats and Spiders won their respective playoff matches by 1 point!

U12 Finals:
3rd and 4th place game: draw 2-2 Flash and Hulk
Grand final: Spiders 6-2 Bats
2019 U12 AIHA Champions: Spiders

U9 best of 3 play off series:
Team Iron Man win 2 games after Supers and Iron Man drew the second match.
2019 AIHA U9 Champions: Ironman

Thanks to all the volunteers, parents, and players – in particular thanks to Paul Taillon, Chief Referee for all the hard work with the Junior Referees Program and making sure that every Sunday game was resourced and extremely well refereed, our young ref’s have done an outstanding job!!

Now we look forward to our four teams heading to Christchurch for the U12 Nationals on 5-6 October, including an All-Girls Team – The Bat Girls!! More on that very soon!!!

2019 Super League, Bantam & Junior League Prizegiving – RSVP Now!

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Join us to celebrate the 2019 AIHA Hockey season at our Annual prizegiving and lunch for the Super League (both U9 and U12), Bantam League and Junior League.

Come along and celebrate our players in style, with awards handed out to our players and a catered lunch to celebrate the 2019 season!

Everyone, including friends and family members, is welcome to attend. Places are limited so be sure to secure your RSVP now.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday 20th October 2019
Location: Top of the Park Restaurant, Alexandra Park, Auckland.
Doors open 11:00am with catered lunch from 12:00pm

RSVP Now: https://www.aiha.org.nz/2019-aiha-prizegiving/

Free Entry – NZ U20 Men’s vs. AIHA All Stars Ice Hockey Game

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Come along and check out this FREE ice hockey game between New Zealand’s National U20 Men’s team and Auckland’s All Stars!

Support the U20 Men’s national team in their build up to their World Championship campaign in Bulgaria.

This game will be an ultra-fast, running clock game, so will only be an hour long rather than the usual 2.5 hours.

If you’re looking for something different to do this Sunday lunchtime, this is it! Come and check out the action for yourself and find out why ice hockey is the fastest sport on earth!

FREE entry. Limited to 600 spectators – first in first served!

Everyone is welcome to attend and this is open to the public.

No need to RSVP or register, simply turn up on the day!

Event Details:
Sunday 22nd September
Game starts 11:15am.
Paradice Botany – 490 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs

Free NZIHF Coaching Course – Register Now

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AIHA is pleased to announce a free IIHF & NZIHF Introduction to Coaching Certification Course being held on 19 October 2019 at Paradice Botany and St Columba Presbyterian Church Botany.

The course includes both classroom and on-ice sessions and will begin at 8:00 am at St Columba Presbyterian Church (directly beside Paradice Botany).

There will be no cost for coaches to attend the course. Anyone currently involved with or interested in coaching players aged 13 & under is welcome and encouraged to take part.

Register to secure your place here: https://forms.gle/zNBDAV5DFpcGepyY7

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
On-Ice: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: Paradice Botany & St Columba Presbyterian Church Botany
What to Bring: Skates, Gloves, Stick, Helmet & Whistle

More information will be sent out to attendees closer to the date.

Expressions of Interest Open for AIHA Head Coach Position

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Auckland Ice Hockey Association (AIHA) is now seeking expressions of interest for a dedicated, ambitious and knowledgeable Head Coach that will start with the club in the 2020 season.

The Head Coach role will be based in Auckland, New Zealand and will see the successful candidate working with a wide range of age groups and skill levels, developing and leading AIHA’s coaching strategies.

As part of this initial expression of interest, we are seeking an outline of your coaching history, achievements in coaching, qualifications and an overview of your game ethos and strategies.

The Head Coach position is a full-time, salaried role and will be remunerated based on the qualities of the successful candidate.

A more detailed job description will be made available to short-listed candidates in due course.

The window for submitting your expression of interest shall close on Sunday, 24th November 2019.

If you are interested, please submit your expression of interest via email, with a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role and attach your ice hockey CV, by no later than Sunday 24th November 2019.

Overseas candidates must be able to successfully apply for a New Zealand work visa.

For further information please email: generalmanager@aiha.org.nz

Please email applications to the General Manager: generalmanager@aiha.org.nz

Qualities we are looking for in the successful candidate:

  • Ability to work with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds and skill levels
  • Develop effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, General Manager, staff and volunteers
  • Knowledgeable about the rules and fundamental techniques required of the sport
  • Ability to obtain current CPR/first aid certification
  • Ability to work effectively with sports coaching staff parents and players of all ages
  • Maintains consistent communication with General Manager
  • Develop positive self-image with athletes
  • Attends clinics/workshops related to sport
  • Utilize sound teaching methods to develop skills/techniques
  • Demonstrate public support/loyalty for coaches
  • Demonstrate positive team sportsmanship toward opponents and officials
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager
  • Someone with the ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write regular reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of members, volunteers or staff of the organization

Overview of the Club:

Auckland Ice Hockey Association was established in July 1987 and is situated in Auckland, New Zealand. There are two privately owned ice rinks in Auckland and the Club has 36 teams ranging from our National Representative teams through to our U9 age group teams.

AIHA Is a registered charity and has a membership of approximately 700. A tightly knit community with a key focus on growing the sport throughout New Zealand, AIHA is supported by a fantastic group of volunteers that assist with the day to day running of the Club.

For more information, visit our website: www.aiha.org.nz

Overview of Ice Hockey in New Zealand:

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation (NZIHF) is the governing body of ice hockey in New Zealand. Formed in 1986, the NZIHF oversees all ice hockey activity in New Zealand and as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the NZIHF has access to the IIHF World Championships, IIHF Development Camps and the Equipment Support Program for developing ice hockey countries.

Ice hockey in New Zealand is played in three official Regions that are registered with the NZIHF – Auckland, Canterbury, and Southern (Otago/Southland). Each Region holds its own leagues in the respective age groups and is responsible for conducting these competitions.

For more information visit www.nzicehockey.co.nz

 

Download a PDF copy of this announcement here: AIHA Head Coach Expression of Interest