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Call for new Elected Board Director Nominations

As Ice Hockey Australia transitions to the new structure, we are hereby calling for nominations for the three (3) available elected director positions on the new board to supplement the three current executive members whose terms extend beyond the meetings dates. Those being Clive Connelly, Ken Lambert and Miranda Ransome.   If more than 3 nominations… Read more »

2018 AIHL Finals Officiating

The 2018 AIHL Finals Series was held on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd September 2018 at the O’Brien Group Arena in Melbourne.  Fans were treated to some amazing games of hockey with Semi Final 1 played between CBR Brave and Melbourne Mustangs; Semi Final 2 played between Sydney Bears and Perth Thunder; and… Read more »

Unsung Heroes

The pace of the game continues to get faster and faster every season, and officials have had to change their mindset and work just as hard as players to ensure they can keep up with the game. This has led to a total obsession with fitness and a regimented routine that starts two months prior… Read more »

DERIS UPDATE

After two days of competition, a clear divide is starting to appear. Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales are all sitting on six points, with South Australia and Queensland each on three points The results of da three will be critical to all teams, with playoff positions up for grabs. The games between Victoria… Read more »

2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book Overview

The 2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book was published by the IIHF on 2 July 2018 (New Rule Book is here) which introduced a number of major and minor rule changes.  Prior to the publication of the new rule book, Referees-in-Chief from around the world came together at the 2018 IIHF Global Officiating Summit to familiarise themselves… Read more »

Body Checking in Defris

Our National Player Development Director – Ryan O’Handley,  supported by our Chief Medical Officer – Dr Dan George, presented research into the effects of body checking on younger age players. The Board of IHA has resolved that in the interests of player safety, we will implement the changes detailed in the bulletin for the Defris 2018… Read more »

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