2020 IHNSW WINTER SEASON

SEASON INFORMATION

 

INTRODUCTION:

SBIHC is an affiliated club of Ice Hockey NSW, and competes in sanctioned competitions run by the association.

The Ice Hockey NSW Winter Season is the main season of competition for ice hockey in NSW. It runs from mid-March to late-September. Winter Season has leagues fit for all ages and skills of players.

There are different leagues, and in some instances grades/divisions within each league, please ensure you read the information carefully to determine which league is right for you.

The process for joining a team is as follows:

  • Attend tryouts (dates advised below).

  • If you are successful in the tryout process, the club will offer you a spot on a team.

  • Register with Ice Hockey NSW and pay all associated fees.

  • Complete any transfer paperwork, if your transferring from another club, interstate or overseas.

 
 

IMPORTANT DATES:

​Please see below calendar for a list of important dates:

JUNIOR HOCKEY:

Junior Hockey Leagues based on age groups:​

Cross Ice / Development Format:
Half Ice for gameplay, non-contact, no slapshots, 3 on 3 ice hockey, no stats or scores recorded, click here for more information.
Mixed gender in Mites and Atoms.
Mites:
7 & Under, born 2013 or later.
Atoms:
8 to 9 Years Old, born 2011 & 2012
Full Ice Format:
Full Ice for gameplay, no scoring or stats in Squirts, slapshots only permitted in Pee Wees.
Mixed gender in Squirts and Pee Wees
Squirts:
10 to 11 Years Old, born 2009 & 2010
Pee Wees:
12 to 13 Years Old, born 2007 & 2008
Full Contact Format:
Full Ice for gameplay, full contact, full scoring and stats, slapshots permitted.
Mixed gender in Bantams. Male only in Midgets.
Squirts:
10 to 11 Years Old, born 2007 & 2008
Bantams
14 to 15 Years Old, born 2005 & 2006
Pee Wees:
12 to 13 Years Old, born 2005 & 2006
Midgets
16 to 18 Years Old, born 2002, 2003 & 2004
Non-Checking Juniors:
Full Ice for gameplay, non-checking, full scoring and stats, slapshots permitted.
Junior B
14 to 18 Years Old, born 2002 to 2006 (Males)
14 to 20 Years Old, born 2000 to 2006 (Females)
 

WOMENS HOCKEY:

Women of all ages and experience have multiple avenues for playing ice hockey.

Kids beginning hockey can take part in all junior league grades, and is the best option for young women starting off hockey (see above).

Ladies can also participate in Senior Leagues which are mixed gender, see below.

Ice Hockey NSW also has a dedicated Womens league and SBIHC has a Womens team, see details below:

Womens League
Full Ice for gameplay, non-contact, full statistics and scoring kept, slapshots permitted.
Open to women only, 14-years and over, Born 2006 or earlier.
 

SENIOR B HOCKEY:

Senior B Hockey is mixed-gender & non-contact (non-deliberate checking).

All players must be already 18 years of age (born 2001) or over to join a Senior Hockey Team.

There are multiple divisions based on skill; Senior 1 is the highest division.

SBIHC has five Senior teams.

Senior B Hockey
Full Ice for gameplay, non-contact, full statistics and scoring kept, slapshots permitted.
Senior 1
Senior 2
Senior 3
Senior 4
 

TRYOUT INFORMATION:

Please see below information in regards to the 2019 SBIHC Tryouts:

2020 Tryout Information:
Location:
Macquarie Ice Rink
Dates:
Week 1 - Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th February 2020
Week 2 - Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th February 2020
Session Times:
Tuesdays:
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesdays:
9:15 PM to 10:15 PM
10:30 PM to 11:30 PM
 
 
Mites / Atoms / Squirts
Pee Wees & Junior B
Bantams & Midgets
Womens & Senior 1
Senior 2
Senior 3
Senior 4
Cost:
$40 for the two sessions.
Absences:
Must be communicated to the Club Secretary - Josie Jerome (secretary@sydneybears.com.au)
 

2020 TRAINING TIMES:

 
PLEASE NOTE:
These are tentative training times, and could change prior and during tryouts.
Training Times:
Tuesdays:
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Wednesdays:
9:15 PM to 10:15 PM
10:30 PM to 11:30 PM
 
 
Mites / Atoms / Squirts
Pee Wees & Junior B
Bantams & Midgets
AIHL
Seniors & Womens
Seniors & Womens
Seniors & Womens

NOTE - Womens & Seniors Training Times:

Due to a mix of early and late slots made available to the club, SBIHC will be rotating teams evenly through slots to ensure all teams have an equal share of early and late times.

A roster will be provided to all teams after tryouts have concluded.

 
 

UNIFORM & GEAR POLICY:

  • All players must wear full gear for tryouts, training and games.
     

  • All players under the age of 18 must wear a neck guard (Rule 35 of the IIHF Rule Book).
     

  • Players that get selected onto team must wear the current SBIHC jersey and socks.
     

  • Junior Players on a team are required to wear the SBIHC polo shirt when at games.
     

  • Senior Players on a team are encouraged to wear SBIHC merchandise games.

 
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