Canterbury Ice Hockey League: Premier Division

Come watch the fastest and coolest sport in Canterbury! See the high energy and excitement of a live ice hockey game in Canterbury's Premier Division, with some of the most skilled players in New Zealand facing off against each other.
 
The Alpine Ice Sports Centre venue features a heated cafe with a wide selection of tasty treats and beverages to help you enjoy the games. Take advantage special savings from 7.30-10.30p during winter Premier Division games, including Speights & Heineken Lights for just $6, Heineken & Ciders & RTD's $7, and house wine $8.
 
Games are played on most Tuesday nights in Winter at 8.00-9.15p and 9.30-10.45p.

View Premier  SCHEDULE  and  STANDINGS 
 
Attention Ice Hockey Players: CIHL Premier Division Is NEW for Winter 2022

 CLICK HERE  to register

The CIHL Premier Division replaces CIHA's "Grade 1" league this winter and represents Canterbury's highest level of recreational, non-checking play. Players are assigned to teams through a draft process for balance and to create a fresher, more social playing environment from year to year. The "Canterbury Ice Hockey League" (CIHL) is a new league for this division in the CIHA and is designed to foster inter-regional / national recreational play, likely starting with a Canterbury vs Auckland competition weekend in 2022.

NO CASUAL PLAYERS ALLOWED!

YOU MUST REGISTER IN THIS LEAGUE AND BE DRAFTED TO PLAY "GRADE 1" IN WINTER

Format and Schedule

  • 4 teams (Wizards, Hawks, Rays, Avalanche) with 13 skaters + 1 goalie each

  • Games Tuesdays 8.00-9.15p or 9.30-10.45p from April 5 - September 27 (click here for regular season schedule)

  • Players will be notified of their team assignments by the end of March

  • 25 games: 19 regular season + best-of-three 3 semifinals + best-of-three 3 final/consolation

Prices and Registration

  • Just a $69 initial payment to register for the season, followed by 5 instalment payments of $130 on the 1st of each month May-Sep ($719 total, or save $50 and pay $669 for the whole season in advance)

  • Register now to save money: prices increase by $50 on March 8 (Update: extended to March 22 due to NZIHL scheduling uncertainty)

  • CIHA and NZIHF memberships must be purchased at registration ($60 and $55 for senior members); these are the same memberships all CIHA adult players are required to purchase for 2022-2023

  • You should be a "G1"-rated player or strong "G2" to register

  • Undrafted skaters will be fully refunded; undrafted goalies will be refunded and placed on a priority list for substitute play

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2022

Registration after March 22 will only be available if there is space on a team.​

You must have a CIHA online account to register. If you don't have one, visit the registration guide.

 

 CLICK HERE  to register

Questions? Email info@ciha.org.nz