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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 »

New WM20 coaches appointed

We are pleased to announce that Dave Ruck (WA) has been appointed as Head Coach of the WM20 (Junior) team and will be supported by David Ferrari (NSW) as Assistant Coach. We wish them all the best for their upcoming championship in Reykjavik, Iceland during January 2019.

2018 U18 World Championship IIIB Qualification Officiating

The 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III Group B Qualification is taking place in Queenstown, New Zealand, with Fraser Ohlson from Ice Hockey Victoria representing Australia as a Linesman. Fraser returns to the International arena for another World Championship and is aiming to show why Australian officials are regularly chosen to officiate at these… Read more »

National Championships Schedule Released

Ice Hockey Australia

Ice Hockey Australia is pleased to announce the National Championship schedule for 2018. This year Championship play will return to Canberra with the DeFris Trophy being hosted by IHACT. Ginsberg Trophy Under 13   16th – 19th August O’Brien Group Arena, 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands, Melbourne DeFris Trophy Under 15    1st – 5th August… Read more »

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