With pre-season training starting next week, Chris Moffatt, our Senior Develop Coordinator has purchased a number of training aids, using funds raised from our Bunnings Sausage Sizzles over the last couple of years.
The training aids purchased to date include:
1- Outer Limits Speed Trac X Hands Free Radar Gun
4 - fasthands stickhandling training aid
4 - Sniper’s Edge Hockey SweetHands aid
4 -Triangle Hockey Stick Training Tool
20 - Weighted Training Ice Hockey Pucks
2 - Heavy Duty Hockey Goal Shooting Trainer
This training equipment will be available to all our teams to use for skills development and to enhance the effectiveness of our training sessions.
We still have some budget left, and also have the first Bunnings fundraiser for the 2016 season coming up on the 6 March 2016, so we will be looking to acquire additional equipment in the near future.
The NIHA Executive Committee want to thank all of the people who submitted EOI's for the positions of Head and Assistant Coach of our development teams. The following appointments have been made for the 2016 Winter season.
- Vikings Premier League - Mr R. Cooper, Head Coach
- Vikings Premier League - Mr S. Cookson, Assistant Coach
- Gladiators Premier League - Open, Head Coach
- Gladiators Premier League - Mr. S. Muller, Assistant Coach
- Pirates SD1 Division - Mr. S. Atkins, Head Coach
- Pirates SD1 Division - Open, Assistant Coach
- Arctic SD1 Division - Mr. C. Stenvall, Head Coach
- Arctic SD1 Division - Mr. M. Johnston, Assistant Coach
- Spartans Midget Division - Mr C. Whynot, Head Coach
- Spartans Midget Division - Mr R. Nicholson, Assistant Coach
- Wildcats Bantam Division - Mr. K. White, Head Coach
- Wildcats Bantam Division - Mr. J. Williams, Assistant Coach
- Dragon Pee Wee Division - Mr S. Delcaro, Head Coach
- Dragon Pee Wee Division - Mr J. Luo, Assistant Coach
We want to wish all of our development coaches a fun and successful season in 2016.
Note that the Head Coaches for our SD2 and SD3 teams will be promulgated after registration closes on the 15 February 2016.
Xtreme Ice Arena is looking for girls and boys (11 and under) who are keen to play ice hockey in their Atoms Program.
The Atoms Program is aimed at players aged 11 and under (born 2005 or later) who (with the support of their parents) want to learn to play the game of ice hockey. Players must have completed at a minimum the Learn to Skate and the Learn to Play programs at XIA, held on Sundays mornings.
The program is all about learning to play the game of ice hockey by playing Small Area Games or SAG’s and demo games at other arena's. These games are designed to maximize the fun of the game by giving all players lots of opportunity to touch the puck, which for your child means more passing, scoring, and puck handling. All games are non-checking, and require full gear (hockey skates, helmet, stick, shoulders pads, elbows pads, gloves, pants, shin guards, cup, neck guard and mouth guard).
The games are supervised by a team of friendly and experienced coaches and assistants who will provide instruction, and constant positive encouragement and feedback to all of the players.
As some of you will be aware Dec 12th was the WAIHA planning meeting for 2016
season. The outcome of this meeting will result in some serious restructuring of
the entire league itself. NIHA will, over the coming weeks/months, be working
towards meeting our new obligations for WAIHA and the 2016 season. The changes
we need to make as a club will upset a few of you and go against the club motto
of ‘by the players for the players’ and as president I ask for your support and
understanding for the committee as we try and lead us all through these changes.
Well what are these changes you will be thinking… It was proposed and agreed by
all 3 clubs that Superleague was a mess and change required forthwith (finally)
and with the renegade league of players who have broken away from the Hawks &
WAIHA sanctioned competition to run their own in house league at Cockburn
leaves a huge hole in the current div 1 league so both of these areas are of
the main focus. Subsequent to this the largest league div 2 has a massive
differential between the top tier teams and the bottom tier teams. So the 2016
league will look something like this: (please note that these team positions
are yet to be finalised and also note the division name changes)
- Premier League – ADVANCED checking - Vikings and Giants”?” 6 team league
- (Competitive league) Senior Division A – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED non checking -Arctic and Apache 5 maybe 6 team league (Competitive league)
- Senior Division B– INTERMEDIATE non checking - Panthers and Knights 6 team league (Recreational league)
- Senior Division C- BEGINNER non checking - Vikings, Pirates & new Women’s team Valkyries”?” 6 maybe 8 team league (Recreational league)
- 7&under Midget – Junior checking - Spartans
- 15&under Bantam – Junior checking -Spartans (this team NIHA has not confirmed)
- 13&under Pee Wee – Junior non checking – Dragons