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LATEST NEWS

24/07/2014

The NZIHF invites applications for the following New Zealand team coaching and management position.
National Senior Men's Team (Ice Blacks)

Assistant Manager (2 yr term)
Ice Blacks - Physiotherapist (2 yr term)
Ice Blacks - Equipment Manager (2 yr term - travel costs not funded)

National Senior Womens' Team (Ice Fernz)

Assistant Manager (2 yr term)

National Under 20 Team

Assistant Manager (1 yr term)
NZ Under 20 - Apprentice Coach (1 yr term)
NZ Under 20 - Physiotherapist (1 yr term)
NZ Under 20 - Equipment Manager (1 yr term - travel costs not funded)

National Under 18 Women's Team

Assistant Manager (1 year term)

None of these positions will receive any payment or other compensation. International applications will only be considered if they have an existing connection to New Zealand Ice Hockey.
Job descriptions can be seen by clicking on the position. Applications can be made on this application form and emailed to International Vice-President Kyle Matthews on kyle.matthews@nzicehockey.co.nz. Applications close on Monday 11 August.

05/07/2014

2015 New Zealand Ice Blacks Ice Hockey Team - Invitation to trial.
The NZIHF would like to invite players to trial for the 2015 New Zealand Ice Blacks Ice Hockey Team to compete in the 2015 IIHF Div 2 World Championship to be held in South Africa in April 2015.

-More information and application form here.

04/07/2014

NZIHF members Jan Goulding (Administrator), Angelique Mawson (LTP Coach), Rebecca Lilly (Player), Alyssa Suzuki (Player), Jamieson Jones Taute (Player) have departed Auckland to attend the 2014 IIHF Hockey Development Camp.at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki, Finland from 5-12 July 2014. The Camp is for girls born in 1998 & 1999.

More information can be found about the development camp here.
Camp day-by-day reports here.

Alyssa Suzuki, Angelique Mawson, Rebecca Lilly (front), Jan Goulding, and Jamieson Jones Taute at Auckland airport on the way to Finland.

24/06/2014

The NZIHF invites applications for the following New Zealand team coaching and management position.
National Under 16 Team Assistant Coach (one year term)
Job descriptions can be seen by clicking on the position. Applications can be made on this application form and emailed to International Vice-President Kyle Matthews on kyle.matthews@nzicehockey.co.nz. Applications close on Monday 14 July.

20/06/2014

2015 New Zealand Under 20 Ice Hockey Team - Invitation to trial.
The NZIHF would like to invite players born in the years 1995 and 1996 to trial for the 2015 New Zealand Under 20 Ice Hockey Team to compete in the 2015 IIHF Under 20 Div 3 World Championship to be held in Dunedin in January 2015.

-More information about expressions of interest and team selection here.

-More information about the New Zealand Under 20 Team here.

20/06/2014

2015 New Zealand Under 18 Ice Hockey Team - Invitation to trial.
The NZIHF would like to invite players born in the years 1997, 1998, 1999 to trial for the 2015 New Zealand Under 18 Ice Hockey Team to compete in the 2015 IIHF Under 18 Div 3B World Championship to be held in Auckland in March 2015.

-More information about expressions of interest and team selection here.

-More information about the New Zealand Under 18 Team here.

16/06/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 16 Development Team to compete in Taipei.
The NZIHF is pleased to announce that the New Zealand Under 16 Development Team will compete in the Taipei Youth Invitational Tournament (1-5 October 2014) and also play a 3 game international series vs. Chinese Taipei U16 (6-8 October 2014). Expressions of interest are invited from interested player born in the years 1999, 2000, or 2001.

-More information about expressions of interest and team selection here.

-More information about the New Zealand Under 16 Development Team here.

01/06/2014

2014 New Zealand Ice Hockey Leagues.
After the successful introduction of the New Zealand Under 16 and Under 20 leagues in recent years the NZIHF have decided to rename them and introduce new Under 13 and Women's New Zealand Leagues in 2014. The New Zealand Leagues for 2014 are;

New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)

New Zealand Women's Ice Hockey League (NZWIHL)

New Zealand Junior Ice Hockey League (Under 20) (NZJIHL)

New Zealand Midget Ice Hockey League (Under 16) (NZMIHL)

New Zealand Peewee Ice Hockey League (Under 13) (NZPIHL)

The leagues replace or have replaced the National Championships held annually for these grades. More information including game schedules, game results and statistics can be found by clicking on the league above.

 

13/04/2014

Ice Fernz come from behind in Italy
The Ice Fernz defeated Poland 4-3 depriving Poland a medal and leaving Australia with relegation at the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships in Asiago, Italy.

-Full game report here
-More information on the NZ Ice Fernz here.
-More information on the IIHF Women's World Championship here.
-Ice Fernz facebook page here.

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Ice Fernz defence at work against Poland in Asiago, Italy.

 

12/04/2014

Ice Blacks win bronze medal in Spain
The Ice Blacks won the bronze medal after losing to gold medal winners and host Spain 2-6 in the closing game of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Div IIB World Championships in Jaca, Spain. Mexico took the silver medal.

-More information on the Ice Blacks here.

-More information on the IIHF World Championship here

-Ice Blacks Facebook here


The Ice Blacks bench celebrate a goal in their game against Turkey.

 

11/04/2014

Ice Fernz lose to hosts Italy
The Ice Fernz were defeated 0-5 by championship leaders Italy in their fourth game at the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships in Asiago, Italy. Their last game is against Poland and they must win outright to have a chance of avoiding relegation.

-Full game report here
-More information on the NZ Ice Fernz here.
-More information on the IIHF Women's World Championship here.
-Ice Fernz facebook page here.

-Live streaming of games here.


Ice Fernz Captain - Sheree Haslemore at work in Asiago, Italy.

 

10/04/2014

Ice Fernz lose another close game in Italy
The Ice Fernz went down 2-3 to Australia in another so close game at the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships in Asiago, Italy. Their next game is against tournament leaders Italy tonight..

-Full game report here

 

9/04/2014

Ice Blacks notch up another win in Spain
The Ice Blacks came from behind to defeat South Africa 4-2 in their third game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Div IIB World Championships in Jaca, Spain. Their next game is against China tonight.

 

08/04/2014

Ice Fernz lose second game to Great Britain
The Ice Fernz were defeated 0-2 by Great Britain in their second game at the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships in Asiago, Italy. Their next game is against Australia.

-Full game report here

07/04/2014

Four members of the Hay family playing in world championships
In a New Zealand Ice Hockey first NZIHF President Grant Hay has four family members playing in IIHF World Championships in Europe at the moment. Son's Oliver, Josh, and Andrew are in the 2014 New Zealand Ice Blacks competing in the IIHF Men's Div IIB Worlds in Jaca Spain, while over in Asagio, Italy, daughter Libby-Jean is in the 2014 Ice Fernz competing in the IIHF Women's IIA Worlds.

 

The Hay family - Josh, Oliver, Grant, Andrew, Libby-Jean & proud mum, Elizabeth.

 

7/04/2014

Ice Blacks defeated 0-5 by Mexico at World Championships
The Ice Blacks ran into tough going at 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Div IIB World Championships in Jaca, Spain with a 0-5 loss to Mexico this morning. Their next game is against South Africa.


Members of the Ice Blacks departing Auckland Airport. 

 

07/04/2014

Ice Fernz heartbreak in overtime shootout with Korea
The Ice Fernz lost out to Korea 1-2 in an overtime shootout in a hard fought opening game in Asiago, Italy, at the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships. Their next game is against Great Britain tonight.

-Full game report here
-More information on the NZ Ice Fernz here.
-More information on the IIHF Women's World Championship here.
-Ice Fernz facebook page here.

-Live streaming of games here.


Ice Fernz goaltender Grace Harrison receiving the NZL player of the game award.

 

06/04/2014

Ice Fernz first game against Korea tonight
The 2014 Ice Fernz have arrived in Asiago, Italy, for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championships and will play Korea in the tournament opening game tonight.
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The 2014 New Zealand Ice Fernz with a Czech Under 15 side in Beroun.

 

6/04/2014

Ice Blacks defeat Turkey in opening game at World Championships
The Ice Blacks opened their account at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Div IIB World Championships in Jaca, Spain with a convincing 6-3 win over Turkey. Their next game is against Mexico tonight.

 

31/03/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 18's go down 0-6 to Australia in final game in Sofia.
Australia took the gold medal in Sofia and finishing their campaign with a 6-0 win over New Zealand. New Zealand finished 6th in the 2014 IIHF Div III World Championship.
-More information on the NZ Under 18 team including daily reports here.
-More information on the IIHF Under 18 World Championship, including photos here.
-NZL U18  facebook page here.


The New Zealand 2014 Under 18 team in training - Trencin, Slovakia 

 

28/03/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 18 having a tough time in Sofia, Bulgaria
The 2014 U18 team lost 0-3 to Mexico this morning in Sofia, Bulgaria and have hard games ahead.. Their remaining games are against host Bulgaria tonight and Australia on Monday.

 

26/03/2014

2014 New Zealand Ice Fernz are training in Beroun, Czech Republic
The 2014 Ice Fernz have joined the Ice Blacks in Beroun for their last training camp before heading to the IIHF Womens IIA World Championships in Asiago, Italy, 6-13 April..


Members of the 2014 Ice Fernz training in New Zealand, in March

 

26/03/2014

2014 New Zealand U18 Team take first point in close game against Chinese Tapei
The 2014 U18 team lost 2-3 to Chinese Taipei in an overtime shootout in Sofia, Bulgaria this morning. Their next game is against Mexico.

 

25/03/2014

2014 New Zealand U18 Team lose first game to Israel in Sofia
The 2014 U18 team suffered the same fate as the 2005 team - defeated 2-7 by Israel in the tournament opening game in Sofia. New Zealand's next game is against  Chinese Taipei at mid-night tonight.

 

14/03/2014

2014 New Zealand Ice Blacks are in training in Beroun, Czech Republic
The Ice Blacks are at their training camp in Europe in preparation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Div IIB World Championships to be held in Jaca, Spain, 6-12 April 2014.
-More information on the Ice Blacks here.
-More information on the IIHF World Championship here.


Members of the Ice Blacks departing Auckland Airport. 

20/03/2014

The NZIHF invite applications for the following New Zealand team coaching and management positions.


National Senior Men’s Team (Ice Blacks)

          -Coach (two year term)
         -Assistant Coach (two year term)
         -Manager (two year term)
National Women’s Team (Ice Fernz)
         -Coach (two year term)
         -Assistant Coach (two year term)
         -Manager (two year term)
National Under 16 Team
         -Manager (one year term)
National Under 18 Womens Team
         -Coach (one year term)
         -Assistant Coach (one year term)
         -Manager (one year term)

All positions are volunteer positions and successful applicants will not receive any salary or wage.

Job descriptions can be seen by clicking on the position. Applications can be made on this application form and emailed to International Vice-President Kyle Matthews on kyle.matthews@nzicehockey.co.nz.
Applications for all positions close on Monday 28 April.

 

18/03/2014

2014 New Zealand U18 Team are in training in Trencin Slovakia.
The NZL U18 is now at their training camp in Trencin Slovakia in preparation for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 18 Div III World Championships to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 24-31 March 2014.

09/02/2014

2014 New Zealand Ice Blacks Team  Announced.
 It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Team announce the 2014 New Zealand Ice Blacks Team to compete in the IIHF Division IIB World Championships being held in Jaca, Spain, 5-11 April 2014. More information about the Ice Blacks here.

 

17/01/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 20's win the silver medal in Turkey
The NZL Under 20 Team defeated host team Turkey 10-2  in their last game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 Div III World Championships in  Izmir, Turkey overnight.

The NZ Under 20 Team with their Silver Medals.

 

-More information about the 2014 New Zealand Under 20 team here.

-IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 World Championship information here.

 

17/01/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 20's on track for Silver in Turkey
The NZL Under 20 Team defeated Bulgaria 7-0  in their fourth game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 Div III World Championships in  Izmir, Turkey overnight. Their last game is against Turkey.

-More information about the 2014 New Zealand Under 20 team here.

-IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 World Championship information here.


Ben Roth receiving the NZ MVP award for the game against South Africa.

 

14/01/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 20's win again in Turkey
The NZL Under 20 Team defeated Mexico 5-0  in their third game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 Div III World Championships in  Izmir, Turkey overnight. Their next game is against Bulgaria.

-More information about the 2014 New Zealand Under 20 team here.

-IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 World Championship information here.

The 2014 New Zealand Ice Hockey Under 20 team at their week training camp in Beroun, Czech Repuplic before travelling to Izmir, Turkey.

 

 

14/01/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 20's defeated 1 - 4 by Belgium.
The NZL Under 20 Team ran into solid opposition from Belgium eventually going down 1-4 in their second game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 Div III World Championships in  Izmir, Turkey overnight. Their next game is against Mexico.

 

13/01/2014

2014 New Zealand Under 20's win first game in Turkey.
The NZL Under 20 Team opened their account with a solid 6-0 over South Africa at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 20 Div III World Championships in  Izmir, Turkey overnight. Their next game is against Belgium tonight.

12/12/2013

Southern came out on top of the 2013 NZJEL U20 League after some tough games against Canterbury in the final rounds played in Dunedin over the weekend. Full stats here.

2013 NZJEL U20 League Awards

   MVP Auckland - Kyle Jonsson
  MVP Canterbury - Bradley Apps
  MVP Southern - Max Macharg
  Top Points Scorer - Max Macharg
  Best Forward - Shaun Harrison
  Best Defenceman - George Coslett
  Best Goaltender - Daniel Lee
  League MVP - Callum Burns

9/12/2013

2013 New Zealand Women's Under 18 Team defeat Australia in a four game series.
The inaugural New Zealand Women's Under 18 Development Team played Australia four times at a development camp in Dunedin and came away with a 3 win, 1 draw record. More information here.

The 2013 New Zealand Women's Under 18 Team

19/11/2013

Marshall plays Ice Hockey (Xmas gift idea for youngsters).
Do you ever wonder what happens on the frozen sloughs and ponds at night, long after all the children are tucked in their beds and dreaming of hockey? Well Marshall the Moose comes out and plays ice hockey. No, it's true. And yes he wears a helmet - it's made of bark and moss. He uses a rock as a puck. More ........

19/11/2013

2014 New Zealand Under 16 Development Team  Announced.
It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Team announce the 2014 New Zealand Under Development Team to attend an Under 16 Development Camp - Dunedin 10-15 January 2015.

19/11/2013

2014 New Zealand Ice Fernz Team  Announced.
It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Team announce the 2014 New Zealand Ice Fernz Team to compete in the IIHF Women's Division IIA World Championships being held in Asiago, Italy, 6-12 April 2014.

22/10/2013

U13 and U16 Summer Development Camp
The 2014 NZIHF Summer Development Camp will be held at the Avondale Ice Stadium, Auckland - 19-24 January 2014. The focus for this five and a half-day ice hockey camp is the development of player’s basic individual skills and hockey sense. Each day players will participate in two and half hours of on-ice instruction, concentrating on skating technique as well as the fundamental skills of passing and receiving, puck handling as well as shooting and scoring. More information and application form here.

22/10/2013

General Secretary Appointed.
Jonathan Albright has been appointed General Secretary of New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation for 20 weeks. His email contact is secretary@nzicehockey.co.nz.

05/09/2013

2014 New Zealand Under 18 Team  Announced.
It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Team announce the 2014 New Zealand Under 18 Team to compete in the IIHF Under 18 Division IIIA World Championships being held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 24-30 March 2014.

30/09/2013

The new NZJEL Under 20 league got underway in Christchurch last weekend with Canterbury taking two solid wins over Auckland 12-4 and 6-1.

15/9/2013

NZJEL (Under 16) defending champions Southern won the 2013 NZJEL U16 League winning all their games in the final rounds played at Botany over the weekend. Full stats here.

2013 NZJEL U16 League Awards

   MVP Auckland - Tom Pugh
  MVP Canterbury - Leon Forgues
  MVP Southern - Kristen Smith
  Top Points Scorer - Harrison Macharg (Southern)
  Best Forward - Shaun Brown (Canterbury)
  Best Defenceman - Ben Harford (Southern)
  Best Goaltender - Drew Kinney (Southern)
  League MVP - Harrison Macharg (Southern)

 

15/09/2013

The South won the 2013 Skate of Origin title and Glass Shield 6-5 in a hard fought game in Auckland last weekend.

Media reports;

-NZIHL - Glass Heads South with Win.

 

05/09/2012

2014 Ice Fernz Squad Announced.
It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Team announce the squad selection for the 2014 New Zealand Ice Fernz team, in preparation for the IIHF Women’s Division IIA World Championships being held in Asiago, Italy, 6-12 April 2014.

 

28/8/2013

The defending champions the Canterbury Red Devils took the 2013 NZIHL Title with a convincing 7-3 win over the Dunedin Thunder in the NZIHL final in Dunedin.

12/08/2012

The Southern Peewees and Auckland Women have each taken out gold in the National Championships for Peewees (Under 13) and Women being held in Queenstown from 15-18 August.
Peewee statistics here.
Womens statistic here.
More information and draw here.

 

11/08/2013

The Red Devils booked their finals place with a two hard wins (5-2, 3-1) over Stampede in Christchurch, while Thunder took the top of the table, a finals place and the right to host the final, with a two game romp (16-1, 10-2) over the Admirals in the last NZIHL league games of the 2013 regular season.

 

11/08/2013

Auckland held on to the top NZJEL (Under 16) table over the weekend with loss and a win (3-4, 8-6) against Southern in Dunedin.

05/08/2012

It is with delight that the coaching staff of the New Zealand Under-20 National Team announce the travelling team selections for the 2014 New Zealand Under-20 National Team, in preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship, Division 3 in Izmir, Turkey, 11 – 18 January 2014.

04/08/2013

The Botany Swarm closed out their regular season with two wins over the West Auckland Admirals (6-2, 13-2) and now have an anxious wait to see if they have done enough to make the finals. Dunedin Thunder have two games to play against Admirals to complete their season and on current form should do so and make the finals. The Canterbury Red Devils will need to defeat Southern Stampede twice to edge Swarm out of the top two while Southern Stampede need to defeat the Red Devils twice but also need Admirals to defeat Thunder twice.

 

28/07/2013

Nothing changed in the NZIHL over the weekend as each team playing had a win and a loss. In Queenstown Stampede posted a convincing 10-4 win over Thunder and then lost 4-6 in return while in Auckland Swarm walked away with a 10-3 win over the Red Devils and lost 3-4 in the return game losing their chance to move to the top of the league.

21/07/2012

The NZIHF invites New Zealand eligible players to register for the Ice Blacks program for the 2014 World Championship tournament in Jaca, Spain. The Tournament starts on the 5 April 2014 and finishes on the 11. April 2014.
  -Invitation to register for the Ice Blacks program here
  -Information about the Ice Blacks here.
  -NZIHF New Zealand Team Selection Policy here.
  -Ice Blacks Team Planner here.

21/07/2013

NZJEL (Under 16) Defending champions Southern lost 7-3 to Auckland on Saturday however managed to claw back an overtime win 6-7* in the return game on Sunday, in Auckland.

 

 

21/07/2013

The West Auckland Admirals took their first league points on the season with a convincing win 6-2 over the Southern Stampede at Avondale on Saturday but were unable to maintain their momentum losing 6-0 on Sunday.

 

14/07/2013

The Canterbury Red Devils reclaimed the top of the league after a two game weekend romp over the West Auckland Admirals 6-2 and 12-2 in Christchurch while in Auckland, Dunedin Thunder could only manage an overtime win and a loss against the Botany Swarm. 4-5* and 8-1.

03/07/2013

Four NZIHF members (Harrison Macharg (Southern), Hadley Johnston (Southern), Logan Fraser (Auckland) and Jonathan Albright - Coach (Auckland)) will attend the 2013 IIHF Hockey Development Camp to be held at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki, Finland from 6-14 July 2013. The Camp is for boys born in 1998.

More information can be found about the camp here.

Jonathan Albright, Harrison Macharg, Hadley Johnston and Logan Fraser at Auckland Airport on there way to  to Finland

 

01/7/2013

NZJEL (Under 16) Defending champions Southern opened their 2013 campaign with two convincing wins over Canterbury 2-8, 2-7 in Dunedin over the weekend.

 

01/07/2013

It's Dunedin Thunder's turn at the top of the table after they defeated the Red Devils 3-2, & 4*-3 in Dunedin over the weekend. In Queenstown, Swarm got the better of Stampede with an overtime loss 7*-6 and a win 6-10. 

30/06/2012

The NZIHF will introduce an Under 20 division in the NZJEL competition in 2013. The Under 20 division will comprise teams from Auckland, Canterbury and Southern and the league will commence 21 September in Auckland. Detailed information about 2013 NZJEL League (Under 16 & Under  20 divisions) can be found here.

The NZIHF also invites players eligible for selection to the New Zealand Under 18, and New Zealand Under 20 national teams to register as candidates for selection to these teams. Players who wish to be considered for selection should play in the NZJEL, in the applicable division. More information on the New Zealand Under 18 Team can be found here, and the New Zealand Under 20 team can be found here.

30/06/2012

The NZIHF invites applications for the positions of  Assistant Manager for the Ice Blacks, New Zealand Under 18, and New Zealand Under 20 teams. Each of these teams will be competing in IIHF World Championships in Europe in 2014. Applications by email should be sent to Ivana Gaffikin (Ivana.Gaffikin@nzicehockey.co,nz). Appointments are for two years. Information on the Ice Blacks here, The New Zealand Under 20 team here, and the New Zealand Under 18 team here.

 

23/06/2013

The Canterbury Red Devils toughed it out over the weekend to claw there way back to the top of the league table. After a long road trip in southern winter conditions they defeated Stampede twice in overtime (9*-8, 6*-5), in front of the Stampede home crowd. In West Auckland the Dunedin Thunder sunk the West Auckland Admirals twice (5-4, 6-4) in two close games. 

 

16/06/2013

Botany Swarm went on a scoring spree defeating the West Auckland Admirals 12-4 & 8-4 in Auckland over the weekend, while in  Dunedin the Dunedin Thunder delivered Stampede their first outright loss for the season 7-1 but then lost 5-7 in the return game. At the end of the weekend Stampede are league leaders ahead of the fast rising Swarm. More NZIHL info here.

 

09/06/2013

The Swarm had their first 2013 outright win 8-7 slowing the slide league points south in their second game against Red Devils in Christchurch this weekend while in Queenstown the Stampede left the Admirals with zip after two wins 7-2, 6-5 the second with a goal in the last 15 seconds of play .  More NZIHL info here.

 

02/06/2013

The Red Devils consolidated their position at the top of the league with another convincing win 6-3 over the Admirals at Botany tonight. while In Dunedin another  penalty shootout resulted in a 5-4 win to Thunder over Swarm.  More NZIHL info here.

 

01/06/2013

The NZIHL defending champions Canterbury Red Devils moved to the top of the league with a convincing 10-5 win over the Admirals in Avondale tonight. In Dunedin a penalty shootout was needed resulting in a 6-5 win to Thunder over Swarm. Return games tomorrow. More NZIHL info here.

26/05/2013

Swarm defeated Southern Stampede 7-6 in a shootout in their return game in Auckland however Stampede have taken the top of the league table at the end of the first weekend of the 2013 NZIHL season. In Dunedin the Dunedin Thunder downed the defending champions Red Devils 3-2 to take their first points for 2013. NZIHL information here. 

 

25/05/2013

The NZIHL defending champions Canterbury Red Devils have launched their 2013 season with a 6-1 win over the Dunedin Thunder in Dunedin (game report), and the Southern Stampede opened their account with a 7-4 win over the Botany Swarm (game report) (photos) .  NZIHL information here. 

18/05/2013 - www.iihf.com

2014 World Championship tournament - venues and dates announced.

The IIHF have announced the dates and venues for the 2014 World Championships.

New Zealand teams are assigned as follows;

Ice Blacks
Division II Group B, in Jaca, Spain, 5-11 April 2014
Spain, New Zealand, Mexico, China, Turkey, South Africa
Under 20
Division III, in Izmir, Turkey, 12-18 January 2014
Belgium, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa
Under 18
Division III Group A, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 24-30 March 2014
Australia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, Bulgaria, Israel, Mexico
Ice Fernz
Division II Group A, in Asiago, Italy, 6-12 April 2014
Great Britain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Korea

The IIHF press release and allocation of all world championships can be found here.

 

28/04/2013

The Ice Blacks won the silver medal after a "come from behind, score in the final 30 seconds" win 6-5 over China in their last game at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships this morning. Josh Hay was awarded game MVP for New Zealand and Bert Haines was awarded New Zealand Tournament MVP and overall best tournament defenseman.

  -More info about the Ice Blacks here.

 -IIHF Championship website here. 

 

25/04/2013

The Ice Blacks defeated Turkey 2-1 in their symbolic ANZAC day clash at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships this morning. Charlie Huber was awarded game MVP for New Zealand.  In other games Israel defeated Bulgaria and thus secured the gold medal. The Ice Blacks last game is against China on Saturday and they need a win to secure the silver.

 
 

25/04/2013

The Ice Blacks quest for gold took a downturn when they were defeated 2-3 in a close game against Israel at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships last night. Bert Haines was awarded game MVP for New Zealand.  The Ice Blacks next game is against Turkey on ANZAC day in Turkey.

 

23/04/2013

The 2013 Ice Blacks remain unbeaten defeating Mexico 4-2 in their second game at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships last night. Goaltender Rick Parry was awarded game MVP for New Zealand.  The Ice Blacks next game is against Israel who are also unbeaten after the second round.

 

 

22/04/2013

The 2013 Ice Blacks opened their account at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships with a 10-5 and first ever win over Bulgaria. Brett Spiers was awarded game MVP for New Zealand.  The Ice Blacks next game is against Mexico tonight.

  -More info about the Ice Blacks here.

  -IIHF Championship website here. 

 

Brett Spiers - Ice Blacks game MVP in their win over Bulgaria

 

21/04/2013

The 2013 Ice Blacks have left their training camp in Beroun, Praque and have arrived in Izmit, Turkey where they will face Bulgaria tonight in their first game at the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships. Other teams competing are China, Israel, Mexico and hosts Turkey who will be playing the Ice Blacks on Anzac day.

  -More info about the Ice Blacks here.

  -IIHF Championship website here. 

 

The 2013 Ice Blacks at Auckland Airport en-route to Europe.

14/04/2013

The “Ice Fernz” took fourth place after defeating Slovenia 5-3 in their last game  at the World International Ice Hockey Federation Division IIA Tournament being held in Auckland.

The New Zealand Ice Fernz thanking their supporters.

 

 

14/04/2013

The NZIHF invite applications for the following New Zealand team coaching and management positions. All positions are for a two year term (2014 & 2015) unless otherwise stated.

National Senior Men’s Team (Ice Blacks)
 -Assistant Coach (1 year - 2014), -Manager  (1 year - 2014)
National Women’s Team (IceFernz)
 -Manager  (1 year - 2014)
National Under 20 Team
 -Coach, -Assistant Coach, -Manager, -Assistant Manager
National Under 18 Team
 -Coach, -Assistant Coach, -Manager, -Assistant Manager
National Under 16 Team
 -Coach, -Manager, -Assistant Manager

Job descriptions can be seen by clicking on the position. Applications can be made on this application form and emailed to gaffikins@xtra.co.nz   by 20 April 2013.

 

13/04/2013

The “Ice Fernz” were defeated by Hungary 2-6 in their fourth game at the World International Ice Hockey Federation Division IIA Tournament being held in Auckland. The IceFernz are in fifth place and if they have a win over Slovenia in their last game on Sunday night will finish in fourth place.
- Tickets to all games are available here.

- Event published program available here.

- Paradice Botany arena location map available here.

- Information about the Ice Fernz available here.

- Information about the IIHF World Championship available here.

- Internet Live Streaming of games is  available here.

 

11/04/2013

NZ Ice Fernz beat Australia in Ice Hockey Thriller
History was made at Paradice Botany tonight, as the NZ Women’s Ice Hockey Team beat the Australians 4-3 in a thrilling battle, to achieve their first ever win over Australia at the IIHF International level.
Despite both teams starting the competition with even chances, Australia were slightly favoured, having secured a hard-fought upset victory over the higher ranked Hungarian team on Tuesday.
Playing before a large vocal crowd, the Ice Fernz mission was made harder when a defensive error afforded Australia the early chance to go ahead 1 -0. However New Zealand fought back, with Kiri Langford managing to beat the Australian Goalie with some deft puck handling skills and slot a short-handed goal.
A string of penalties in the second half had the Australian penalty box over flowing, allowing the Ice Fernz to apply pressure and slot a goal from a 5 on 3 powerplay. A second power play goal moments later had the Ice Fernz ahead 3-1. However the tenacity of the Australians shone through, as they slotted two quick goals to tie the game up 3-3.
New Zealand hopes were buoyed by their four goal to Tara Tissink, 10 minutes into the third period. Keenly aware of the thinness of the one goal margin and the intensity of the game, Australia fought back, with the Green and Gold pulling their goalie in the final 60 seconds to try and draw level. However NZ managed to retain possession of the puck in the last 30 seconds and run the clock down, thereby securing a magical first-ever victory over the Australian women at the IIHF level.
History will record the names of this Ice Fernz team. Amongst that list is a 15 year old rookie Goalie named Grace Harrison. Harrison, who debuted for the Ice Fernz on Monday night, has been the anchor in the Ice Fernz defence and has faced the greatest number of shots of all goalies in the tournament with an impressive 90.83% save rate.
The NZ Ice Fernz take on the Hungarian Women’s team tomorrow Friday at Paradice Botany, with the puck dropping at 8.00 pm. Both teams start as even favourites, with the Ice Fernz hoping that the home advantage and crowd support will give them the edge.

 

10/04/2013

The 2013 Ice Black have departed New Zealand for their training camp in Beroun, Prague in preparation for the 2013 IIHF Division 2B World Championships in Izmut, Turkey 21 April 2013. More info here.

 

The 2013 Ice Blacks at Auckland Airport en-route to Europe.

09/04/2013

The “Ice Fernz” were defeated by top seed Italy 2-6 in their second game at the World International Ice Hockey Federation Division IIA Tournament being held in Auckland from Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April. The IceFernz most valuable player was Kiri Langford. The IceFernz play Australia in their next game on 11 April.

 

09/04/2013

The “Ice Fernz” were defeated by Poland 1-2 in overtime in their opening game at the World International Ice Hockey Federation Division IIA Tournament being held in Auckland from Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April. The IceFernz most valuable player was fifteen year old goaltender Grace Harrison who faced 46 shots on goal in the game. The IceFernz play top seed Italy in their next game tonight.

 

29/03/2013

Auckland hosts International Ice Hockey Divisional World Championships
The New Zealand Women’s Ice Hockey Team, better known as the “Ice Fernz”, take on some tough competition with the World International Ice Hockey Federation Division IIA Tournament being held in Auckland from Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April.
The Ice Fernz are looking to improve their World ranking as they strive for qualification for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The six-team Round-Robin Tournament features TransTasman rivals Australia, plus Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia.
The Ice Fernz first game is against Poland on Monday 8th April, before playing the top-ranked Italians on Tuesday 9th. However, considerable interest will be on the Australia – New Zealand game on Thursday 11th April. The NZ Ice Fernz round out the tournament with games against Hungary and Slovenia.
All New Zealand games will start at 8pm at the Paradice Botany arena, with the exception of their last game, where the Ice Fernz take on Slovenia at 4.30 pm on Sunday the 14th April. The tournament concludes with the top two ranked teams Italy and Hungary; their game starts at 8pm on Sunday 14th.
- Tickets to all games are available here.

- Paradice Botany arena location map available here.

- Information about the Ice Fernz available here.

- Information about the IIHF World Championship available here.

- Internet Live Streaming of games is expected to be available here.

 

28/03/2013

NZIHF Youth Protection Policy Published

The NZIHF is committed to the safety and welfare of youth participants in its sport and has published its Youth Protection Policy. Available here.

17/03/2013

New Zealand Under 18's Win Silver in Taipei

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18's took the Silver Medal after losing to China 3-6 in their last game at the IIHF Div 3A World Championships in Taipei. MVP for New Zealand in the final was Frazer Ellis and the overall championship MVP for New Zealand was Callum Burns.

The New Zealand Under 18's with their silver medals.

16/03/2013

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18's defeated Bulgaria 6 - 2 in their third game at the IIHF Div 3A World Championships in Taipei. MVP for New Zealand was Liam Dallimore. New Zealand will now face China in a gold/silver championship final at midnight New Zealand time tonight.

NZIHF President & NZ U18 Team Leader Grant Hay presents Liam Dallimore with his MVP award.

14/03/2013

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18 team defeated Mexico 2-0 in their second game at the IIHF Div 3A World Championships in Taipei. MVP for New Zealand was Goalie Daniel Lee. Their next game is against Bulgaria at midnight 15 March.

NZIHF President & NZ U18 Team Leader Grant Hay presents Daniel Lee with his MVP award.

11/03/2013

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18 team opened their account at the IIHF Div 3A World Championships with a comfortable 9-4 win over hosts Chinese Taipei. Their next game is against Mexico at midnight 13 March.

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The 2013 New Zealand Under 18 team supporters enjoying the win in Taipei.

17/02/2013

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18 team has left New Zealand for their training camp in Beijing in preparation for the 2013 IIHF Under 18 Division 3A World Championships in Taiwan 11-18 March 2013. More info here.

The 2013 New Zealand Under 18 team at Auckland Airport en-route to Beijing.

10/02/2013

The New Zealand Ice Blacks coaching staff are please to announce the 2013 New Zealand Ice Blacks Team to attend the Ice Blacks trials in February 2013.  The Ice Blacks will compete in the 2013 IIHF Division IIB World Championship to be held in Izmit, Turkey on the 21-27 April 2013. More...

 

25/01/2013

The NZIHF U13 & U16 Summer Development Camp was well attended at the Dunedin Ice Stadium, 20-25 January 2013.

 

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21/01/2013

The New Zealand Under 20 team won the bronze medal with a 2 win and 2 loss record at the IIHF World Championships.  New Zealand's Aston Brookes won the tournament best goal-keeper award. Detailed game results and more information here.

 

The New Zealand Under 20 team with there bronze medals in Sofia, Bulgaria

15/01/2013

It is with great pleasure that the Coaching/Management Staff of the New Zealand Senior Women’s Team announce the Team selections for the 2013 New Zealand Ice Fernz, in preparation for the IIHF Women’s Division IIA World Championships being held in Auckland New Zealand 7 – 14 April 2013. More info here...

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15/01/2013

The New Zealand Under 20 team opened their account at the IIHF World Championships with a 1-0 win over Mexico overnight. Their next game is against China tonight. More info here.

 

05/01/2013

The 2013 New Zealand Under 20 Ice Hockey Team has left New Zealand for their training camp in Sofia Bulgaria. They will be competing in the IIHF 2012 Under 20 Division III world championships starting 14 January 2012. More info here.....


The 2013 Under 20 New Zealand Team - Sofia, Bulgaria

12/12/2012

The NZIHF has a selection of New Zealand game worn playing jerseys for sale. All proceeds will go towards financial assistance for the Ice Blacks, Ice Fernz, NZ U20, NZ U18 and NZ U16 teams.

   

 

A full catalogue and how to purchase these jerseys is available here...

 

09/10/2012

The New Zealand Under-16 team defeated the Australian Under-16 team 2-0 in their last game at the very successful Under-16 Development Camp held in Auckland over the last week. New Zealand played Australia three times during this camp and this is the first time that Under-16 teams have played each other.  For daily reports and game reports go here...

 

01/10/2012

The New Zealand Ice Blacks coaching staff are please to announce the 2013 New Zealand Ice Blacks Trial Squad to attend the Ice Blacks trials in February 2013.  The Ice Blacks will compete in the 2013 IIHF Division IIB Championships to be held in Izmit, Turkey on the 21-27 April 2013. More...

 

 

22/09/2012

The South won the 2012 Skate of Origin title and Glass Shield in a hard fought game in Christchurch yesterday afternoon.

Media reports;

-NZIHL - South Stars win Glass Shield

-Red Devils Web - Skate of Origin Christchurch

-On the Fly Hockey - Shield heads South

-3News - Last chance for Ice Blacks Hopefuls

 

 

17/09/2012

The Skate of Origin title will be up for grabs in Christchurch next weekend with a skills challenge at 1000 hours and Skate of Origin game scheduled for 1445 hours.

For skill challenge information and team line-ups go here...

16/9/2012

Southern are the 2012 NZJEL champions after the final two rounds were played in Christchurch over the weekend. Game results available here.

2013 League Awards

MVP Auckland - Oliver Hay
MVP Canterbury - Daniel Lee
MVP Southern - Harrison Macharg
Top Points Scorer - Jacob Hurring (Southern)
Best Forward - Oliver Hay (Auckland)
Best Defenceman - Ben Harford (Southern)
Best Goaltender - Grace Harrison (Auckland)
League MVP - Jacob Hurring (Southern)

 

 

10/09/2012

The Canterbury Red Devils are the 2012 NZIHF Champions after topping the Southern Stampede in a finals thriller ending in a shootout in Queenstown. 
Media reports;
-Stuff.co.nz - Red Devils win NZIHL title amid controversy
-Stuff.co.nz - Dramatic Shootout win for Red Devils
-Hewitt Sports - Handsome Devils lift Birgil Cup
-Sportscene Queenstown - Stampede lose Queenstown cliff-hanger

Photos;

- By Blair Pattinson - NZIHL Final - Red Devils vs Stampedel

Video;
-Youtube - The game winning "spin-o-rama" goal

League Awards;

100 Club Brett Speirs (Stampede)

                  Andrew Hay (Botany Swarm)
                 Berton Hains (Stampede)
MVP Swarm Alexandr Polozov
MVP Admirals Bradey Fox
MVP Dunedin Thunder Andre Robichaud
MVP Red Devils James Kirkwood
MVP Stampede Brett Speirs
League MVP Chris Eaden - Red Devils
Top Rookie Andre Robichaud - Dunedin Thunder
Best Defenseman Mike Morrison - Dunedin Thunder
Top Goalkeeper Aston Brooks - Southern Stampede
Top Points Scorer Chris Eaden - Red Devils
MVP Finals Valerie Konev - Red Devils

03/09/2012

The New Zealand Icefernz coaching staff are please to announce the 2013 New Zealand Icefernz squad from which a team will be selected to compete in the IIHF World Woman's Championship - Division 2A to be held in Auckland 7-14 April 2013.  More ........

 

03/09/2012

The New Zealand Under-18 coaching staff are please to announce the 2013 New Zealand Under-18 team to compete in the IIHF World Under-18 Championship - Division 3 in  Taiwan 11-17 March 2013.  More ........

 

02/09/2012

Auckland won the Women, Peewees & Junior divisions of the 2012 National Championships held in Auckland over the weekend.

 

15/08/2012

2012 New Zealand Under 16 Development Squad Announcement
It is with delight that the coaching and management staff of the New Zealand Under 16 Development Team announces the squad to participate in the New Zealand Under 16 Development Camp in Auckland from 30 September to 7 October 2012. The squad consists of 30 skaters, 4 goaltenders and 3 non-travelling reserves. More info here....

5/08/2012

Swedish Ice Hockey Coaches impressed with development of Ice Hockey in NZ

Top Swedish coaches Björn Pettersson and Ulf Hall spent three weeks in New Zealand, coaching players and running coaching clinics coaches in the Auckland, Canterbury and Southern regions. Paul Harrison had the opportunity to chat with Ulf Hall before he and Björn flew home to Sweden, and find out how the inaugural trip to New Zealand went. Read Pauls report here.....

16/07/2012 - www.iihf.com

Women's hockey world comes together in Finland

VIERUMÄKI – If you're curious about the future of women’s hockey, you should be at Vierumäki, Finland, where over 200 athletes, and over a hundred staff members, have gathered for a week, to participate in five development programs. More....

10/07/2012

Trans Tasman Challenge League wrap up report.

So the Trans Tasman Champions League was wrapped up Sunday night after two days of fun filled hockey, which gave us a few surprises as well as the more common thing people have become accustomed to, the Ice winning more trophies. More..................

6/07/2012 - www.times.co.nz

Swarm face Aussie Best

WITH results in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL) not going to plan, defending champions Botany Swarm now have the best of Australia to contend with. More...

5/07/2012 - www.iihf.com

A Kiwi (Paris Heyd) in Paris

DUNEDIN, New Zealand – Paris Heyd’s venture into European ice hockey has raised his expectations and made him a potential super star of the sport in New Zealand. He was a talented New Zealand ice hockey player before his seven-month stint with the Cergy-Pontoise Jokers in France.   More....

14/06/2012

Congratulations to Mikayla Woodyear-Smith, Caitlin Heale, Amber Midgley and Grace Harrison who will be attending the IIHF Hockey Development Camp in Vierumäki , Finland 15th – 22nd July, 2012. They will receive coaching from some of the top coaches in world ice hockey and to play with and against the best females born 1996 and 1997. NZIHF was asked to select 3 players and 1 goalie that have the following qualities:

  -Great desire to play the game fairly

  -Be a good ambassador for ice hockey in their nation

  -Demonstrate sportsmanship both on and off of the ice

  -Respect for team-mates, coaches, game officials and administrators

  -A positive and enthusiastic attitude that supports teamwork

  -A good role model to support the development of ice hockey

In addition Corey Down has been selected to attend the Learn to Play Instructor Seminar and the highly successful Coaching Symposium at the same camp He will attend seminars led by some of the best women’s hockey coaches and national team staff, observe and learn about fitness testing, receive information and practical examples of a Girls’ Hockey Day program; and observe games and practices from both camps .

09/06/2012 - www.odt.co.nz

For want of a key player.

Come back, Rick. The Ice Blacks need you to advance to a higher grade of international ice hockey. Dunedin Thunder goaltender Rick Parry was a key player in the squad from 2008 to 2011 when the Ice Blacks made headway on the international scene. More........

09/05/2012

The NZIHF has received a donation of Taktifoi. This is a coaching aid. White plastic film with drawing of an ice rink on with a charge that sticks them to the outside of the rink glass. Coaches use whiteboard pens to draw plays on the glass inside the rink. For an NZIHF member discount use code takti5. More information here.

19/04/2012

The 2012 NZ Ice Blacks were dismissed from Division IIA by an unrelenting Serbia in their last game at the IIHF Division IIA  World Championships last night.  More info here...



12/04/2012

The NZ Ice Blacks have finished their training in Austria and have travelled to Reykjavik, Iceland to compete in the IIHF Division IIA World Championships 12-18 April 2012. Games will be televised live here http://www.ruv.is/beint .The Ice Blacks  first game is against Iceland on "BLACK FRIDAY". More information here...

03/04/2012

The NZ Ice Blacks have left New Zealand for their training camp in Europe. They will be competing in the IIHF Division IIA World Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland 12-18 April 2012. More information here.



Members of the 2012 New Zealand Ice Blacks at the airport.

01/04/2012

The NZ Ice Fernz have finished in fourth place after losing 1-5 to Hungary this morning in their final game at the IIHF Women's Div IIA World Championship in Maribor, Slovenia.
More information  here .....

19/03/2012

The NZ Under 18 team won silver in the IIHF U18 Div IIIA World Championship in Sofia Bulgaria (12-18 March), after losing to 3-8 to Belgium in the final. Kahu Joyce won the tournament best defence man award.
More information including daily reports here .....

16/03/2012

The NZ Ice Fernz departed New Zealand for their training camp in Austria. They will compete in the IIHF Women's Div IIA World Championship in Maribor, Slovenia 25-31 March 2012. More information here.

Members of the 2012 Ice Fernz en-route to Austria

29/02/2012

The NZ Under 18 team have departed for Austria for a training camp prior to competing in the IIHF U18 Div IIIA World Championship in Sofia Bulgaria (12-18 March). More information including daily reports here .....

Members of the 2012 NZ U18 team at Auckland Airport.

03/02/2012

The NZ Ice Blacks Head Coach Andy Kaisser  is pleased to announce the 2012 Ice Blacks  Team. The team will compete in the IIHF Open Div IIA World Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland - 12-18 April 2012 . More information here.

27/01/2012

The NZIHF Junior Girls Development Camp was held in Christchurch in January.

More photos here.

27/01/2012

The NZIHF 2012 U13 & U16 Summer Development Camp was held at Paradice Avondale, Auckland from 21-25 January 2012. We would like to thank all coaches, parents and helpers to make this camp a successful and enjoyable time again. Feedback from parents and participants including suggested improvements is invited. Please send feedback to Grant Hay by email -  president@nzicehockey.co.nz.

 

24/01/2012

The New Zealand Under 20 Team took the bronze medal in the IIHF Under 20 Div III Worlds. The event web site is here, and for other comments visit the team facebook page here.

20/01/2012

Libby-Jean Hay finished 8th and and Callum Burns 3rd equal (4th on countback) in the finals their respective events last night.  These are fantastic results for New Zealand. Full results women here and men here.

20/01/2012

INNSBRUCK – Libby-Jean Hay is an unlikely story - a 17-year-old ice hockey player from New Zealand - a nation where ice hockey takes a back seat to sports like rugby and swimming. She was competing in the recent Youth Olympic Games Ice Hockey Skills Challenge and took time out to visit with IIHF.com.  Video here....

11/01/2012

Follow the progress of the New Zealand Under 16 team on tour in Australia. For daily reports from Head Coach Andrew Hay go to the U16 home page  here....

22/12/2011

28/11/2011

The NZ Ice Fernz Head Coach Corey Down  is pleased to announce the 2012 Ice Fernz  Team. The team will compete in the IIHF Women's Div IIA World Championship in Maribor, Slovenia 25-31 March 2012. More information here.

02/11/2011

The inaugural Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place in less than three months’ time and New Zealand will be well represented. New Zealand’s first athletes selected to the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Team will be part of this exciting new event which will see over 1,000 of the world's best 14-18 year olds contest all winter Olympic sports. Thirteen of New Zealand’s finest young winter talent have been named into the team and a further two are expected to join the Team as qualifications continue until mid-December. Among the athletes named are Olivia Thomson (biathlon), David Weyer (curling), Eleanor Adviento (curling), Kelsi Heath (curling) Luke Steele (curling), Callum Burns (ice hockey), Libby-Jean Hay (ice hockey), Beau-James Wells (freeski), Hamish Bagley (snowboard), Harry Izard-Price (alpine), Piera Hudson (alpine), Samantha Poots (freeski) and Tim Herbert (snowboard). More....

10/10/2011

The NZIHF 2012 U13 & U16 Summer Development Camp will be held at Paradice Avondale, Auckland 21-25 January 2012. Registration forms and more information available here.

20/08/2011

The NZ Under 20 Head Coach Stephen Reid  is pleased to announce the 2012 Under 20  Team. The team will compete in the IIHF Under 20 Div III World Championship in Dunedin 15-22 January 2012. More information here.

15/09/2011

The NZIHF is pleased to announce the NZ U16 Development Team to travel to Australia from the 8-15 January 2012.  More...

13/09/2011

The NZIHF is pleased to announce the selection squad for the 2012 Ice Blacks. The 2012 Ice Blacks team will be selected from this squad in February 2012 and will compete in the 2012 IIHF Division IIA Championships to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on the 12-18 March 2012. More ....

13/09/2011

Listen to NZIHF Communications Manager George Pilgrim talk about New Zealand Ice Hockey on "Ice Hockey Internet Radio". Look for Blogtalkradio on this web site. George is featured about 20 minutes into this broadcast. Select the item shown, then "the play arrow".

08/09/2011

To the Ice Hockey Nations of Russia, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine. On behalf of the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation we extend our deepest sympathies to families, friends and colleagues of the players that were involved in the recent tragic air disaster. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Grant Hay (President)

06/09/2011 - www.iihf.com

Melbourne's icing on the cake. Australia, New Zealand celebrate champs, join together for TTCL.

MELBOURNE/AUCKLAND – Melbourne Ice in Australia and the Botany Swarm in New Zealand defended their titles as the hockey season in the southern hemisphere came to an end. More...

04/08/2011

In the final round of the NZJEL in Dunedin this weekend the Northern U16 team defeated Southern U16 team in two of their three games - 3-6, 9-2, 11-2 and took the 2011 NZJEL Title in convincing style.

2011 League awards went to;

League MVP - Frazer Ellis (Auckland)

Best Forward - Callum Burns (Southern)

Best Defence - Richard Dawson (Auckland)

Best Goalkeeper - Firth Bidois (Auckland)

Top Points Scorer - Frazer Ellis (Auckland)

MVP Auckland - Scott Randall

MVP Southern - Lachlan Frear

MVP Canterbury - Liam Dallimore

 

04/09/2011

Ice Hockey (Australia) shoots, and scores

It will be standing room only at the Melbourne Icehouse for the Australian Ice Hockey League Goodall Cup finals this weekend. Not a big deal, you might say, in a venue that holds only 1000 seats.

But until two years ago, to watch the Melbourne Ice battle Newcastle, Sydney and Adelaide teams for the national title, you would have been travelling to a grungy suburban outpost to sit with maybe a couple of hundred diehards.  More ....

03/09/2011

The North Island maintained their unbeaten record in the Skate of Origin with an 8-6?  win over the South Island at Avondale  on Saturday night.

Game report here.

31/08/2011 - www.times.co.nz

Swarm secure fourth title

The skilful and stylish Botany Swarm have maintained their national dominance by collecting their fourth New Zealand Ice Hockey League championship title in seven years. More .....  

29/08/2011 - www.odt.co.nz

Stampede beaten but proud

Southern Stampede coach Stephen Reid is still a proud and pleased man. He saw no reason to be too despondent after seeing his side beaten by the Botany Swarm in the national ice hockey league final in Auckland on Saturday night. More ...

28/08/2011

As expected the Botany Swarm dispatched the Southern Stampede 5-3 to take out the 2011 New Zealand National Ice League title.

The victorious Botany Swarm. (More photos of the NZIHL finals here)

 

League prizewinners were;

MVP Red Devils - Kyle Papai

MVP Dunedin Thunder - Cameron Frear

MVP West Auckland Admirals - Blake Jackson

MVP Southern Stampede - Simon Glass

MVP Botany Swarm - KC Ball

MVP League - Gino Heyd - Dunedin Thunder

MVP Finals - Alexandr Polozov - Botany Swarm

Top Points Scorer - Chris Eaden - Canterbury Red Devils

Best Defenseman - Daniel Nicholls - Canterbury Red Devils

Top Goalkeeper - Zak Nothling - Botany Swarm

Top Rookie - Jerreau Hohaia - Canterbury Red Devils

20/08/2011 - www.odt.co.nz

Losing Ice Blacks give improved performance

New Zealand was beaten but not disgraced when it went down to Australia in ice hockey for the second time yesterday. The strong Australian team completed a clean sweep of the Winter Games when it beat New Zealand 4-1 in a tightly fought final at the Dunedin Ice Stadium.  More...

20/08/2011

Australia Win Gold with 4-1 defeat of NZ

Australia has claimed back the gold medal from New Zealand's national ice hockey team at the 2011 New Zealand Winter games with a 4-1 win in the Grand Final. Australia's stacked side of Australian Ice Hockey League stars went undefeated through the tournament, but were pressed by a physical and energetic "Ice Blacks", keeping the Aussie's honest throughout the Kia Motors Winter Games Final. More...

20/08/2011

The Ice Blacks won 6-1 against China at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games tonight and will face Australia in the final tomorrow. Winter games photos here.

19/08/2011

Australia Seals Final Spot with 8-2 Defeat of the Ice Blacks at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games

Australia have ensured they will play in Sunday's Final at the 2011 New Zealand Winter Games after their second of two round robin victories, a 8-2 defeat of New Zealand's "Ice Blacks".

Australia had outscored New Zealand 7-1 in the first two periods, but an increased level of physicality and effort for the Ice Blacks kept the final period fairly even, a good sign with New Zealand likely to defeat the Chinese Saturday night in the lone semi-final. More...

18/08/2011 - www.odt.co.nz

Third-period blitz key to NZ victory

It was blitzkrieg attack by the Ice Blacks in the third period when they scored five goals to beat China 8-3 last night at the Dunedin Ice Stadium. More...

17/08/2011

Join the Ice Fernz at women's development camps to be held in the North and South Islands in September 2012. Women players aged 12+ are invited to attend either 9-11 September - Auckland (Botany) or 24-25 September - Dunedin.

17/08/2011 - www.odt.co.nz

China arriving late for opening game

The winter weather has disrupted the China Ice Hockey team travel plans.

17/08/2011

The 2011 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games - Ice Hockey gets underway with New Zealand vs China at 7:00pm this evening in Dunedin. See the Ice Hockey program here More information about the Winter Games here.

15/08/2011

The NZ Under 18 Head Coach (Jonathan Albright) is pleased to announce the 2012 New Zealand Under 18 team to compete in the IIHF Under 18 World Championships (Div IIIA) in Sofia, Bulgaria 12-18 March 2012. More information here.

14/08/2011

Auckland dominated the Womens and Under 13 grades winning gold at their 2011 National Championships in Christchurch over the weekend. In the Under 19 grade Southern won gold after close games, including 4 drawn games. Full details, honours board and game sheets here. 

23/08/2011 - www.odt.co.nz

Time spent in NZ everything expected - and more

Dunedin Thunder import player J Bertrand comments on his season in the NZIHL league.

08/08/2011 - www.times.co.nz

Swarm abuzz about final.

Swarm captain Andrew Hay says the competition and standard of play in the league has increased and improved this year, because of the “higher level of imports [foreign-born players] spread through the teams, and local players are all wiser, older, bigger and stronger”.  More...

20/07/2011

Ice Hockey Teams from New Zealand, Austtalia  and China will compete in Dunedin in the 2011 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games to be held in the lower South Island  13-28 August. More information here.

17/07/2011

The Alexandra Flames won the 2011 SNC National Championship in Alexandra defeating the Dunedin Outlaws in the final 7-1.

Game results were Alexandra Flames 19, Gore Grizzlies 0; Queenstown Jurassics 1, Dunedin Outlaws 4; Alexandra Flames 6, Dunedin Outlaws 1; Queenstown Jurassics 12, Gore Grizzlies 1; Alexandra Flames 5, Queenstown Jurassics 0; Dunedin Outlaws 7, Gore Grizzlies 2.

Goalie of the tournament – Reece Cunliffe of the Alexandra Flames with 94.87 %

MVP – Richard McCutcheon of the Alexandra Flames

Best Defence – Sophia Leon de la Barra of the Dunedin Outlaws

Best forward – Chris Sangster of the Alexandra Flames

10/07/2011

New Zealand entries Callum Burns (Queenstown) finished second male and Libby-Jean Hay (Auckland)  fourth female in the Global Skills Challenge held as part of the IIHF Annual Development Camp from 6-10 July in Vierumaki, Finland over the weekend and by finishing in the top 15 of the 28 countries competing have each earned entry to the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria in January. Full NZIHF press release here. More information about the boys final here, girls finals here and background information on the skills challenge here.

24/6/2011

The New Zealand teams participating in 2011 Friendship Tournament in Hudson are posting interesting results. In the spirit of friendship points are deducted for each penalty. See how the Auckland Aces, Canterbury Kiwis and Southern Knights are faring under this system here.

 

14/06/2011

The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation would like to gratefully acknowledge the help of NZI in assisting the Christchurch Friendship Team who missed connecting flights as a result of the Christchurch earthquake. With the help of Jane Armstrong (Auckland Claims Manager) the team was rebooked and able to make the tournament before it started.  Three teams from New Zealand are participating in the 2011 Friendship Tournament in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA. They are the Auckland Aces, the Canterbury Kiwis and the Southern Knights. More information on the history of the Friendship Tournament here.

Press release with tournament details in the  Hudson Star-Observer here.

18/04/2011

Callum Burns (Queenstown) won the 2011 NZIHF Boys Skills Challenge final held in Christchurch last weekend.  Second place was awarded to Frazer Ellis (Auckland) Callum and 2011 NZIHF Girls Champion, Libby-Jean Hay of Auckland will representing New Zealand in the Global Skills Challenge in Vierumaki, Finland in early July. From there the top 15 in each gender will earn entry to the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria in January. Both players will have a very good chance of going on to Austria. More information about the boys final here, girls finals here and background information on the skills challenge here.


11/04/2011 - www.3news.co.nz

Ice Blacks record best finish ever. Article & Video

10/04/2010

The Ice Blacks made history winning their first division II medal taking silver after defeating Mexico 5-0 tonight at the 2011 IIHF Division II World Championships in Melbourne. Captain Corey Down who played his 50th game for New Zealand and was awarded MVP for the Ice Blacks for the tournament and Zac Nothling took out best overall goalie for the championship. More information here.

 

02/04/2011

The Ice Fernz finished their 2011 campaign unbeaten with a convincing 7-2 win over Romania,  at the IIHF Womens Div IV World Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.  The Ice Fernz are thus promoted to Division III in 2012. Emma Gray was the event top scorer and was awarded MVP for the Ice Fernz and also awarded best overall forward for the Championship. More info here.
                

Click on photo to enlarge. (Photo courtesy of www.pressphotos.biz)

3/03/2011

Libby Jean Hay from Auckland won the 2011 NZIHF Girls Skills Challenge Final in Dunedin during the NZ Ice Fernz Training Camp in early March. The final pitted the talents of Libby Jean Hay from Auckland, Krystie Woodyear-Smith from Christchurch, Ali Macharg from Queenstown and Stephanie Patchett from Dunedin. The boys final between Frazer Ellis and Richard Dawson of Auckland, Max Dallimore and Daniel Monk representing Christchurch and Callum Burns out of Queenstown will be held in Christchurch 16-17 April. More information about the finals here and background information on the skills challenge here

23/02/2011

“Although the forthcoming USA vs. Canada games are not sanctioned by NZIHF, we are excited to see games of this magnitude on home soil. It should be a great show."  More information on the NZIHF sanction position here.

     
Key Dates  
     



                   
  2014 Result Tables
                   
New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)
  Progress Standings (21 July 2014)  
    P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Red Devils 8 6 0 1 1 8 19  
  Thunder 8 5 0 1 2 10 16  
  Swarm 10 4 1 2 3 4 16  
  Stampede 12 4 1 1 6 -7 15  
  Admirals 10 0 3 0 7 -15 6  
                   
  New Zealand Womens Ice Hockey  League  
  Progress Standings  
P W OW OL L GD Pts
  Southern                  
  Canterbury                  
  Auckland                  
                     
  New Zealand Junior Ice Hockey League  
  Progress Standings  
P W OW OL L GD Pts
  Southern                  
  Canterbury                  
  Auckland                  
                     
  New Zealand Midget (U16) Ice Hockey League  
  Progress Standings  (13  July 2014)  
      P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4 0 0 0 26 12  
  Canterbury   4 2 0 0 2 2 6  
  Southern   4 0 0 0 4 -28 0  
                     
  New Zealand Peewee Ice Hockey  League  
  Progress Standings  
P W OW OL L GD Pts
  Southern                  
  Canterbury                  
  Auckland                  
                     

                   
  2013 Result Tables
                   
New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)
   2013 Standings  
    P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Thunder 16 8 4   4 +20 32  
  Red Devils 16 9 2 1 4 +30 32  
  Swarm 16 8 1 4 3 +33 30  
  Stampede 16 6 1 3 6 0 23  
  Admirals 16 1     15 -83 3  
                   
  New Zealand Junior Elite League (Under 20)  
  Progress Standings  
P W OW OL L GD Pts
  Southern   12 8   2 2 34 26  
  Canterbury   12 6 3   3 24 24  
  Auckland   12 1   1 10 -58 4  
                     
  New Zealand Junior Elite League (Under 16)  
  Progress Standings  
      P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Southern   12 9 1 0 2 32 29  
  Auckland   12 7 1 1 3 16 24  
  Canterbury   12 0   1 11 -48 1  
                     
  National Championships  
  Peewees (Under 13)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Southern   4 4 0 0 26 8  
  Auckland   4 1 0 3 -13 2  
  Auckland   4 1 0 3 13 2  
                   
  National Championships  
  Women  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 3 1 0 5 7  
  Canterbury   4 2 0 2 3 4  
  Southern   4 0 1 3 -8 1  
                   

                   
  2012 Result Tables
                   
  New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)  
   Standings  
    P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Stampede 16 10 1   5 21 32  
Red Devils 16 7 3 2 11 29
  Thunder 16 8 1 2 5 12 28  
Admirals 16 5 2 1 8 -7 20
  Swarm 16 3   2 11 -37 11  
                   
  New Zealand Junior Elite League (Under 16)  
  Final Standings  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Southern   12 6 2 4 3 14  
  Canterbury   12 4 4 4 -3 12  
  Auckland   12 4 2 6 0 10  
                   
  National Championships - 31 Aug - 2 Sep  
  Peewees (Under 13)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 3   1   6  
  Southern   4 1 1 2 -6 3  
  Canterbury   4 1 1 2 1 3  
                   
  National Championships - 31 Aug - 2 Sep  
  Juniors (Under 19)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 3   1 17 6  
  Canterbury   4 1 1 2 -9 3  
  Southern   4 1 1 2 -8 3  
                   
  National Championships - 31 Aug - 2 Sep  
  Women  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4     30 8  
  Southern   4 2   2 -7 4  
  Canterbury   4     4 -23 0  
                   

                   
  2011 Result Tables
                   
  New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)  
  Final Standings  
    P W OW OL L GD Pts  
  Swarm 16 12 2 1 4 50 37  
  Stampede 16 12   1 3 27 33  
  Red Devils 16 10 1 1 4 14 33  
  Thunder 16 3 2 11 -32 13  
  Admirals 16 1 1 14 -59 4  
                   
  New Zealand Junior Elite League (Under 16)  
  Standings  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   11  9 2 48 18  
  Southern   11 6 5 -7 12  
  Canterbury   8   8 -41 0  
                   
  National Championships 12-14 August  
  Peewees (Under 13)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4     23 8  
  Canterbury   4 2   2 -1 4  
  Southern   4     4 -22 0  
                   
  National Championships 12-14 August  
  Juniors (Under 19)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Southern   4 3 1 0 9 7  
  Canterbury   4 1 1 2 -6 3  
  Auckland   4 0 2 2 -3 2  
                   
  National Championships 12-14 August  
  Women  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4   0 26 8  
  Canterbury   4 2   2 -11 4  
  Southern   4 0   4 -15 0  
                   

                   
  2010 Result Tables
                   
  New Zealand Ice Hockey League (NZIHL)  
  Final  
    P W OW L OL GD Pts  
  Swarm 16 10 1 3 2 26 34  
  Admirals 16 7 2 6 1 -3 26  
  Red Devils 16 8   6 2 17 26  
  Thunder 16 3 4 8 1 -13 18  
  Stampede 16 4 1 9 2 -27 16  
                   
  New Zealand Junior Elite League (Under 16)  
  Final  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Canterbury   10 7 1 2 43 15  
  Southern   10 4 2 4 -16 10  
  Auckland   10 2 1 6 -27 5  
                   
  National Championships 6-8 August 2010  
  Peewees (Under 13)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4     20 8  
  Southern   4 2   2 7 4  
  Canterbury   4     4 -27    
                   
  National Championships 6-8 August 2010  
  Juniors (Under 19)  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Southern   4 4     23 8  
  Auckland   4 2   2 -10 4  
  Canterbury   4     4 -13    
                   
  National Championships 6-8 August 2010  
  Women  
      P W D L GD Pts  
  Auckland   4 4     13 8  
  Southern   4 2   2 5 4  
  Canterbury   4     4 -18    
                   

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