2022 NZIHF Under 12 Tournament Registrations Open

2022 NZIHF Under 12 Tournament Registrations Open

The 2022 NZIHF Under 12 tournament is taking place on the weekend of Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October at Alpine Ice Arena, in Christchurch.

We are excited to be back on ice to experience what is the highlight of the hockey calendar for many and look forward to seeing parents and players from around New Zealand come together to compete in this spectacle of youth ice hockey!

Below is an information pack containing all the key information about the tournament. Players will register directly with their home ice hockey club. To register, and for all billing and general enquiries, please contact your local club.

Tournament Schedule & Format:

All players must be born between 2015 and 2011 to be eligible to participate. Dispensations may be available – contact your club for more information.

The tournament will consist of a series of round robin games, semi-finals and finals, followed by a prizegiving at the end of the weekend.

Each team will travel with a coach and two managers, to assist with the running of the weekend, all coaches and managers travelling with teams will be Police vetted.

Teams will consist of 6 players and 1 goaltender, with teams formed by your local club.

Games will be 3 on 3, cross ice, with 3 games taking place on the ice sheet at once.

Games will take place on Friday evening, Saturday morning through to evening and Sunday morning through to early afternoon. Prizegiving will take place after the finals games on Sunday afternoon, with teams departing home thereafter.

Teams will need to organise their own sets of playing jerseys. The NZIHF will provide bibs if required, to differentiate between teams should there be colour or jersey clashes.

Tournament Costs:

We have created several packages per club, based on whether parents and players are organising only some of their attendance, or choose the full package provided by the NZIHF. The costs are only for the player taking part, any parents/family members attending will need to provide their own flights and accommodation. Contact your local club to find out about the packages available for you.


For players/parents who purchase a package which includes accommodation, accommodation will be provided at Bealey Quarter located at 263 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013, which is approximately a 10-minute drive from the ice arena.

Find out more about Bealey Quarter on their website: https://www.bealeyquarter.co.nz or contact them via phone 0800 115 043

Shuttle vans will be provided to transport parents/players between the accommodation and ice arena.

For players/parents who wish to organise their own accommodation, but stay at the same venue, there will be limited spaces available at Bealey Quarter, and if you mention the promo code “icehockey” you will receive a discount on your booking.

Restaurant food and cooking facilities are available onsite at the accommodation venue.

The NZIHF is not providing food or drink for tournament participants – it is up to parents/players to organise their own food throughout the weekend

Register to Attend:

Each club will manage their own registration process, so get in touch with your local club to find out how you can register. Registrations close 4th August 2022.

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