Ice hockey has been played in New Zealand for over 80 years and started in the South Island high country where farmers and farm workers played on frozen ponds and lakes.

All players who belong to an NZIHF Affiliated Club or region must also be registered with the NZIHF. The NZIHF is a member national association of the IIIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation).

New Zealand is ranked 33rd out of 81 for total membership numbers, with all MNAs registered with the IIHF.

Player Gender

Age Groups

10 Year Growth

YearJunior U21Senior 21+Total PlayersMaleFemaleAssociatesTotal Members
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2013489769125810731854661724
2012510730124010691714031643
2011542712125410871671961450
2010507686119310301631341327
2009465740120510431621031308
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2007572724129611241721321428
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