December 2013 News
Published: Monday, December 24, 2012
Expression of interest
The Melbourne Jets are looking for expressions of interest in coaching our Senior Premier-A & Reserves grade hockey teams.
Do you have senior coaching experience, and looking to give something back to the hockey community? The position will be remunerated based on experience.
Please email the Jets president - Tim McLachlan for more information. President@melbournejets.com.au
The BRAVES ICE HOCKEY CLUB is looking for a Coach for our non-checking C-1 Level team this winter season. If you have coaching experience or are an ex-player who would like a change of pace and are interested, please do not hesitate to contact:
Ross McKendrick, Secretary, Braves Ice Hockey
2013 Coaching Course
Please be advised that the next Level 1 Coaching Accreditation and refresher for those needing to re-up their Accreditation is being held on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2013.
Venue: Oakleigh Secondary College (Accross the road from the Oakleigh Ice Rink)
Dates: Saturday 2nd of March & Sunday 3rd of March 2013
Times: 8am to 4pm (Both days)
Cost of course: $50.00
Cost to register as a coach only: $93.50 for senior and $71.50 for a Junior (Under 18) (This cost is not required to be paid if you are a player and register in the normal way via Pointstreak)
Method of payment: PointStreak to register (links below) and cash on the day for course payment
Participant Requirements: Pen, highlighter and notepad. All other course materials will be provided on the day.
Refreshments: Coffee, Tea and biscuits will be provided. Bring your own lunch!
NOTE: It is MANDATORY that all teams participating in the upcoming 2013 Winter Competition have an 'up to date' Accredited Coach on the bench during each game, or the game will be forfeit. There will be no exceptions to this rule! For the Junior Winter Competition, both the Head Coach and the Assistant coach must be accredited.
I ask that the clubs help to disseminate this information along with the NOTE above. Please plan for the teams you are responsible for and feel free to communicate with me if you need further information.
Register your interest in attending this event ASAP, by emailing the address below, so that numbers can be confirmed.
IHV Coaching Director
2013 Senior Player Draft
Please note the 2013 Senior Player Draft will be held on 28th March 2013.
Player try-outs, both Checking (8pm) and Non Checking (915pm) levels, will be held 21st March 2013 at Icehouse . All players intending to enter the Draft are required to attend these try-outs or won’t be consider for the draft.
Players wishing to be included in the Draft MUST be registered, registration fee paid and have submitted all required paperwork by 14st March 2013.
For players who no longer qualify for Junior Midget level and who were not previously drafted last year or the year before you will need to enter the Draft if you wish to play Senior hockey. Junior players already drafted do not need to re-enter the Draft.
Due to changes in IHA policy senior aged women can no longer play in the IHV Midget grade. If you wish to play hockey over winter you will need to enter the Senior non-checking draft to gain potential access to Premier C spots.
All players entering the Draft must be registered and the required $230 registration fee paid prior to 14th March. This is NOT an extendable time frame and if all the necessary paperwork completed and submitted to IHV and the required fees paid you will NOT be included in the Draft process. No exceptions !!! The registration fee covers IHA/IHV Registration only, additional ice fees, club fees will be payable once you are drafted to a club. The club will advise you of those.
The online Pointstreak registration system is operational now for 2013 and the required access and links will be provided below. In the meantime players should complete either of the following forms and return them to the IHV Secretary on email@example.com
Foe registration please follow this link and select PS or Player draft:
Those wishing to be considered for checking grades Premier A and Premeir Reserve should follow this link:
2013 Senior Player Checking Draft Nomination Form
Those wishing to be considered for non-checking grade Premier C should follow this link:
2013 Senior Player Non-checking Draft Nomination Form
Junior Midget Players A Junior Player Draft for Midget players over 16 yrs (not already assigned to a Senior Club) will be held some time after the Senior Draft in 2013. Participation in this Draft is by IHV invitation only and provides a transition into the Senior clubs whilst you remain playing within the Midget grade. Your Junior League administrators will advise you further on this as the season preparations get underway.
You do NOT complete the above forms - there is a separate form and process involved.
IHV release information for 2013 Winter season
At the recent 2013 monthly meeting all IHV clubs were advised of the background behind the 2013 structure and season schedule and how the season will operate.
The following link provides access to a pdf file of the PowerPoint summary of the information provided to the clubs, please take the time to view this presentation.
2013 IHV Seaon Overview
Existing Senior players please refer any queries to your club officials. Parents of juniors please refer your queries to the IHV Junior VP. New senior players please refer your queries to the IHV Secretary. The Contacts page of this site provides an email contact facility.
Pointstreak links are now live. Please follow the links below:
Call for 2013 Junior Coaches
The future of Ice Hockey lies in the next generation of players.
IHV would like to invite all coaches interested in coaching the 2013 Junior Winter season to submit their applications please. Attached is the application form. Please download it, fill it in and email back to Debbie Strome at firstname.lastname@example.org who has been good enough to organise this for us.
We are looking for team coaches in Atoms, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget as well as State Team coaches for each (McRae Jamboree, Ginsberg, DeFris, Tange & Brown).
This year, a working with Childrens check is mandatory and a copy of your card must be submitted with the application. Coaches from over-seas also require a home country check. Part of the reason for getting the applications out early is to give you time to sort this out if you need to.
Thank you for considering playing a part in the future of our great sport.
New IHV Patron - Mr Basil Hansen
IHV are pleased to announce Basil Hansen as the new IHV Patron. Basil Hansen was born in Melbourne on the 7th October 1926. He commenced playing Ice Hockey at St Kilda's St Moritz in 1946 for the newly formed 'Southern Suburbs'. In 1947 they became the Monarchs, and Basil played for his beloved Monarchs until 1963. They played at St Moritz and also at the Glaciarium which is now the site of the Arts centre in St Kilda rd. Basil remembers fondly that the Senior A games were broadcast on the radio live by Ron Casey in the 50's, although there was a slight delay, as Basil used to rush home after the game and listen to the last period ! Basil was a part of our Australian Olympic team of 1960 that competed in Squaw Valley USA.
Basil played with the Monarchs (later and now the Monarchs-Saints)until 1963 , and after he retired he coached them until 1965. It was quite a few years later that he and 12 year old son Greg (Spider his nickname) joined Ringwood Juniors. Greg played for the Raiders and the Pirates and Basil coached. Basil joined the Nite Owls in 1973, (an inaugural member) with fellow Olympians ,Goaltender Noel McLauchlan, and his good friend Russell Jones who was 5 weeks his elder. Together they have played with the Nite Owls up until the last few years, although Russell and Basil both played on the Victorian team in our Centenary celebration at Oakleigh in 2009, aged 83. Basil is a life member of the Australian Ice Hockey Federation, this year Basil was awarded the Hudson Trophy as IHA sportsman of the year, a true legend of Victorian and Australian Ice Hockey, and we are thrilled to have him agree to be our honorary Patron of Ice Hockey Victoria. The attached photo of Basil (2nd from left) with former IHV President and Nite Owl player Alan Adamson, former Australian & Victorian President and our Bantam trophy namesake Bob Blackburn, and his good friend, fellow Olympian and our former patron Russell Jones (dec)
Melbourne Ice Coach 2013
Medibank Melbourne Ice wishes to invite interested candidates to apply for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2013 season.
Medibank Melbourne Ice is a Melbourne based Ice Hockey team who strive to be the Australian Ice Hockey League’s (AIHL) premier club, providing elite ice hockey to people throughout Australia. Having won the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Goodall Cups, the Ice are looking to win a fourth championship in 2013.
The team practises on two evenings per week throughout the season. The season is conducted from April to September and consists of 28 home and away games as well as finals. Included in this schedule are six interstate weekends. Additional to the AIHL schedule, Melbourne Ice will compete in the Trans-Tasman Cup in New Zealand in early July. Coaches are also expected to participate in the broader life of the club.
Prospective candidates should have extensive coaching experience and knowledge of the sport of ice hockey. The successful candidates will share the values of the Melbourne Ice family and support the club's Mission Statement, which is available on the club website www.melbourneice.com.au. In particular, a commitment to excellence, honesty, integrity, transparency and teamwork is required. Coaches are also expected to contribute to the club's commitment to the development of every member of the Melbourne Ice family, including fostering both elite talent and junior development.
Please forward your application, and any inquiries, to Emma Poynton, Medibank Melbourne Ice President. (email@example.com )
2012 IHV AGM Results
Ice Hockey Victoria Inc. AGM was held on the 26th November 2012 and the new executive is as follows:
President – Travis Alabaster
Senior Vice President – Rick Skrzelinski
Junior Vice President – Stuart French
Secretary – Jessica Brander
Treasurer – Veronica Theobald
Ordinary Member – Evert Pol
Ordinary Member - TBC
Andy McDowell’s final report as president of IHV which was presented at the AGM can be viewed on the President's Page of this site.
The Otto Wolf Memorial award for 2012 was awarded to Shirley Geraghty and Shelley Fitzpatrick.
The new executive wish to acknowledge the outgoing executive for their time, dedication, energy, professional attitude and hard work in the past as the sport wouldn’t be where it is today without the help of these long serving people. We wish them all the best in their new endeavours.
The contacts page has been updated for the above listed positions.
Grill'd Southland getting behind Junior Ice Hockey
Great news! We’ve been nominated to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters donation program at Grill'd Southland this month.
Every month, Grill’d donates $500 to local groups and asks their customers to decide who the money goes to. See more about it here.
When customers buy a burger, they will receive a token to put into one of 3 jars representing different groups. Whoever has the most tokens at the end of the month receives $300. The other two groups receive $100 each.
To do your bit to help our cause, spread the word and head on down to Grill'd Southland located at Westfield Southland Shopping Centre, Level 1, Cheltenham, VIC 3192.
Summer Hockey 2012-13
The IHV Summer Season is underway. Any queries please use this link below .