Ice Hockey NSW (IHNSW) is the governing body for hockey in NSW, operating under Ice Hockey Australia (IHA). IHNSW is responsible for administering competitions, player & official registration & insurance, training and operation of on & off ice officials.

 

IHNSW runs winter competitions for club teams from children through to adults across Sydney, Central Coast & Hunter areas. There are smaller amounts of club competitions over summer. IHNSW also runs NSW state teams in national level tournaments held in various age groups across Australia.

 

This page features information regarding the various age groups and divisions of IHNSW club level hockey. Players can play in higher age grades (for example, an Atom can play in Pee Wees) but they can not play in lower grades (for example, a 12 or 13 year old Pee Wee can not play in Atoms).

 

 

Mites:

  • Age Group: 8 years & under. Mixed male & female.
  • Games played across ice & non competitive.
  • Body Contact: Body contact allowed. No deliberate checking.
  • Shots: Slapshots not allowed.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory.

 

 

Atoms:

  • Age Group: 11 years & under. Mixed male & female.
  • Body Contact: Body contact allowed. No deliberate checking.
  • Shots: Slapshots not allowed.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory.

 

 

Pee Wees:

  • Age Group: 13 years & under. Mixed male & female.
  • Body Contact: Body contact allowed. No deliberate checking.
  • Shots: Slapshots not allowed.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory.

 

 

Bantam:

  • Age Group: 15 years & under. Mixed male & female.
  • Body Contact: Full contact.
  • Shots: No restrictions.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory.

 

 

 

Midgets:

  • Age Group: 18 years & under. Mixed male & female.
  • Body Contact: Full contact.
  • Shots: No restrictions.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory.

 

 

Women:

  • Age Group: 13 years & older. Female only.
  • Body Contact: Body contact allowed. No deliberate checking.
  • Shots: No restrictions.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Helmet cage compulsory including in mixed competitions.

 

 

Seniors:

  • Age Group: Open age. Mixed male & female.
  • Body Contact: Body contact allowed. No deliberate checking.
  • Shots: No restrictions.
  • Protective Equipment: Full gear. Adults can use caged or visored helmets. Players under 18 years old must wear a caged helmet.

 

Page last updated 05 January 2017.