DeFris U15 Bantams

DeFris Under 15 Bantams State Championships

2023 National Championships – UPDATE

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) and the National Championships ‘Tournament Committee’ are pleased to confirm the following IHA tournament locations and dates for 2023: Western Australia – Women’s Tournament April 20th to 23rd South Australia – McCrae-Williamson Jamboree (11U) June 9th to 12th Western Australia – Kurt Defris (15U) Tournament July 20th to 23rd VIC –… Read more »


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Ice Hockey Australia (Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited) ABN: 77 106 538 293 CAN: 629 477 890 E: w: A: Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands VIC 3008   STATEMENT FROM THE ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA BOARD RE: Kurt DeFris National Tournament Gold Medal Match 2022 The Ice Hockey Australia (IHA)… Read more »

National Championships 2019 update

Planning for the 2019 National Championships has already commenced, finalised dates are as follows : John McCrae-Williamson Jamboree 7th – 10th June at Erina, NSW Tange 11th – 14th July in Melbourne. Rink to be advised DeFris 31st July – 3rd August in Perth. Rink to be advised shortly Ginsberg 15th – 18th August at… 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 »


The 2017 DeFris will be held in Melbourne from 12th July to 15th July. It is anticipated that all states will be competing in this event