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2022 Ice Hockey Australia National Women’s Team

 

Ice Hockey Australia 
(Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited)
ABN: 77 106 538 293 ACN: 629 477 890
Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
E: office@iha.org.au  W: www.iha.org.au

 

2022 Ice Hockey Australia U18 National Women’s Team

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) would like to congratulate the following players who have been selected for the U18 National Women’s Team for 2022. The team will be representing Australia in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) U18 Women’s World Championships Division II Group B Turkey Instanbul, 27 June to 7 July.

Congratulations once again to all the players and we wish you all the very best for a successful tournament in Turkey.

First Name Last Name  
Amber Bedell SA
Amelia Grigaliunas VIC
Courtney Mahoney QLD
Ebony Brunt ACT
Elana Holub SA
Elizabeth Marshall ACT
FAITH KILGALLON WA
Gabrielle Arps NSW
Katrina Rapchuk QLD
Lily Roberts NSW
Lucy York ACT
Maddy Smith SA
Madison Sargeant ACT
Molly Lukowiak WA
Natasha Dube VIC
Nikita Aguirrezabal NSW
Nikki Sharp WA
Olivia Last NSW
Phoebe Roberts NSW
Samantha Payne NSW
RESERVES     
Charlize Novatsis WA
Imogen MacMahon NSW
Makayla Peers VIC
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IHA National Women’s Team 2022 Staff Appointments

 

Ice Hockey Australia 
(Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited)
ABN: 77 106 538 293 ACN: 629 477 890
Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
T: +61 488 428 808
E: office@iha.org.au  W: www.iha.org.au

 

CONGRATULATIONS! IHA National Women’s Team 2022 Staff Appointments

Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) would like to congratulate the following staff who have been selected for the National Women’s Team for 2022. The team will be representing Australia in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Championships 17 – 22 May in Zagreb, Croatia.

Chef De Mission Don Reddish VIC
Head Coach Stuart Philps ACT
Assistant Coach Paul Graham WA
Equipment Manager/ Goalie Coach  Jaden Pine-Murphy QLD
Physiotherapist Shannon Spencer WA
Team Manager  Bronwyn Lukowiak WA

 

 

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL YOUTH – UNDER 20 MENS TEAM

 

Ice Hockey Australia 
(Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited)
ABN: 77 106 538 293 ACN: 629 477 890
Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
T: +61 488 428 808
E: office@iha.org.au  W: www.iha.org.au

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL YOUTH – UNDER 20 MENS TEAM

Ice Hockey Australia is calling for nominations for its National Youth Under 20 Men’s Team to represent Australia at the IIHF Division III World Championships held in Queretaro, Mexico, July 22 – 31, 2022.

As our National Team re-enters competition from the post COVID hiatus, we are excited to embrace the opportunity for any hockey players who utilised this time to improve.  We are looking for those players who have continued to develop high performance skills, game play, fitness and attitude who believe that they are ready to perform at this level of competition considering the short lead up time.

All eligible players with the ability, drive, and commitment to represent Australia at the highest level in Men’s U20 Ice Hockey are encouraged to apply.

Tournament Details:

  • July 16th             Depart for Training Camp
  • July 17-20:          Training Camp in Vancouver
  • July 20/21           Team Departs Vancouver
  • July 22 – 31        Tournament
  • August 1st           Depart Mexico
  • August 3rd           Arrive Back in Australia and Home State

Essential IHA Selection Criteria:

  • Must have played in the AJIHL or Tange State Team or been a member of the IHA U20 Men’s Team in 2020 or 2019 or equivalent overseas IIHF sanctioned league
  • Must have been a registered IHA Member as at July 1 2021
  • Must have a valid Australian passport

When a player has dual citizenship or was born anywhere other than Australia you must;

  • (i) Provide evidence that you have participated for at least two consecutive hockey seasons and 16 consecutive months (480 days) in the national competitions of Australia after your 10th birthday during which period have neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country.
  • (ii) Have an international transfer card (ITC) that shows the transfer to the national association of his new country, and which was approved and dated at least 16 months (480 days) before the start of the IIHF competition in which he wishes to participate

Commitment:

  • Selected players must commit to all pre-departure fitness, skill and conditioning programs as set by the coaching and performance staff
  • All players must be fully compliant with requested reporting, paperwork, team meetings and any other off-ice performance requirements as requested or set by the Coach, Medical Staff, Team Manager or IHA

Costs 

  • The cost of the program is estimated to be no more than $5,500 for each player. This includes all flights and ground transport, accommodation in Vancouver and Queretaro, Mexico and meals (NOTE: this does not include equipment, extra snacks or spending money, which will be at player’s expense)
  • Players are encouraged to apply for State and Local government, and other eligible individual sporting grants to assist with the offset of these costs

Selection: 

  • Selection of this team will be via application and selection via survey monkey ‘on paper’ by a panel consisting of but not limited to the Head Coach, Assistant Coach and an additional IHA High Performance accredited coach.

Application:

  • Please apply via survey monkey answering all questions Click Here to complete
    (Link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S3TTGZD)

We are committed to honouring our past, succeeding in the present and shaping a prosperous future for our IHA high performance men.

We look forward to receiving your application by FRIDAY May 13th 2022

IHA National Teams Staff

 

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ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL U18 WOMEN’S AND U20 MEN’S TEAM

 

Ice Hockey Australia 
(Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited)
ABN: 77 106 538 293 ACN: 629 477 890
Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
T: +61 488 428 808
E: office@iha.org.au  W: www.iha.org.au

 

UPDATE – ICE HOCKEY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL U18 WOMEN’S AND U20 MEN’S TEAM

It is with great pleasure to confirm that Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) has declared that we have committed to sending both our Women’s U18 and Men’s U20 teams to compete in:

1. IIHF Women’s U18 Division II World Championships
Istanbul, Turkey (27 June – 7 July).
It is anticipated the team will be on tour from the 24 June – 8 July.

And

2. 2022 IIHF Men’s U20 Division III World Championships
Queretaro, Mexico, July 22 – 31, 2022.
It is anticipated the team will be on tour from the 15 July – 1st August.

After initial risk assessment and consultation with Head Coaches and Team Managers on the viability to send our best teams, it was determined that both teams were in a strong position to achieve assembly, selection, logistical and physical preparation for both programs.

All originally appointed team staff for both teams (whose tours were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic) will remain in place and IHA will invite Expressions of Interest through our Member Associations for positions vacant due to any originally appointed staff now unable to travel to disseminate through State networks.

Team Managers Candice Mitchell (WU18) and Gill McLean (U20M) have commenced considerable preliminary planning work in anticipation of this confirmation to send the respective teams.

The process from here will echo the National Women’s Team campaign with:
• Invitation to eligible players sourced through the IHA registered player data base in the form of EOIs sent by the Team Managers/ Head Coaches
• EOIs advertised through the IHA website
• Separate Zoom meetings facilitated by the Team Managers/ IHA to all interested players (and parents/ caregivers for minors) to answer any questions around the tours
• Team Agreement forms to be sent to all players who submitted EOIs to sign and return as a commitment for selection consideration
• Selection of team via panels of: respective Head Coach, Assistant Coach and one other IHA approved High Performance Coach to review the EOIs and run a ‘paper (*understanding that no physical try out event is possible this tour); Coaches will also consult State based Coaches for information on players
• The teams will be then announced to MA Presidents and Secretaries with a request to confirm eligibility of players in their States (registration, clearance of any current suspensions)
• Players will be notified by email by the Head Coach/ Team Manager of the selection outcome (successful/ unsuccessful and a grievance procedure where unsuccessful players will receive feedback if requested
• Teams announced publicly.

Regards

Grove Bennett

President

Ice Hockey Australia

 

 

 

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Ice Hockey Australia – Para Ice Hockey

 

Ice Hockey Australia 
(Trading name of Ice Hockey Australia Limited)
ABN: 77 106 538 293 ACN: 629 477 890
Level 1, 105 Pearl River Road
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
T: +61 488 428 808
E: office@iha.org.au  W: www.iha.org.au

 

Ice Hockey Australia – Para Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey Australia appoints Mr. Bill Siegloff to the position of Para Ice Hockey Director.

Bill Siegloff (Bill) was the President of the Australian Para Ice Hockey Association (APIHA) prior to APIHA’s successful merger into Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) national sporting organization (NSO) structure. 

Bill has represented Australia in the C Pool world championships in Finland 2018, is an accredited coach, coaches Para Ice Hockey teams and a Div. 1 Summer season Able Bodied ice hockey team in Victoria. Bill understands the challenges that effect Para Players. His passion, dedication, and ability to work with others and grow our sport makes Bill a brilliant ambassador for all ice hockey in Australia and abroad.

Prior to this merger APIHA successfully obtained a federal grant of $342,000 plus GST, this grant has been transferred to the Para portfolio under IHA. The major grant will help provide sleds and safety equipment, training times and management of the grant to deliver a national para program throughout Australia. IHA through Bills leadership, are working with the IHA member associations and clubs to facilitate the effective roll out of the grant. To date we have received a major order of Bauer safety equipment, sleds, and associated equipment from Unique Inventions in Canada, for which many items have already been distributed to South Australia in readiness for the start of a new Para Program starting this year in Adelaide.

The merger with APIHA & IHA sees a transfer of the Paralympics Australia governance from APIHA to IHA. This assigns the management of Para Ice hockey in Australia to IHA. This requires all athletes, coaches, managers etc., that wish to be involved in State or National teams to be members of IHA.

IHA will be advertising for a Para Ice Hockey national team Head coach in 2022 with the expectation of fielding a team to compete in the C Pool world championships in November 2022, with an expectation of hosting an Australian National Championships this (July/August) prior to the World Championships.

We welcome Bill to the team at IHA and are excited to be working with the Para community and ice hockey players and supporters across the country.

Regards

Grove Bennett

President

Ice Hockey Australia

 

 

 

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