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 2021 Winter Season 

 

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 team selections (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.

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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.
Mixed gender in Mites and Atoms.
7U (Mites)
7 & Under, born 2014 or later.
9U (Atoms)
8 to 9 Years Old, born 2012 & 2013
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
11U (Squirts)
10 to 11 Years Old, born 2010 & 2011
13U (Pee Wee)
12 to 13 Years Old, born 2008 & 2009
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
15U (Bantam)
14 to 15 Years Old, born 2006 & 2007
Pee Wees:
12 to 13 Years Old, born 2005 & 2006
18U (Midget)
16 to 18 Years Old, born 2003, 2004 & 2005
Non-Checking Juniors:
Full Ice for gameplay, non-checking, full scoring and stats, slapshots permitted.
Juniors
14 to 18 Years Old, born 2003 to 2007 (Males)
14 to 20 Years Old, born 2001 to 2007 (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 2007 or earlier.
 

SENIOR HOCKEY:

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

All players must be already 18 years of age (born 2002) 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 Hockey
Full Ice for gameplay, non-contact, full statistics and scoring kept, slapshots permitted.
Senior 1
Senior 2
Senior 3
Senior 4
 

2021 COACHES:

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Tim Marceau

 

7U Head Coach

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Ken Littlewood

U9 Head Coach

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Blain Vandersteen

 

U11 Head Coach

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James Rider

 

U13 Head Coach

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Wouter Lennen

U15 Head Coach

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Nikolas Dimopoulos

U18 Head Coach

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To be announced

 

Senior 4

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Gabe Robledo

Goalie Coaching

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To be announced

Coaching Skills & Support

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Stuart Clemie

 

Juniors Head Coach

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Xander Wardlaw

Womens Head Coach

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Glen Christie

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James Borjeson

Senior 2 Kodiaks

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Jason Griffin

Senior 3

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To be announced

Senior 3

TEAM SELECTIONS INFORMATION:

Please see below information in regards to the 2021 SBIHC Team Selections:

2021 Team Selection Information:
Location:
Macquarie Ice Rink
Dates:
Week 1 - Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th February 2021
Week 2 - Tuesday 9th & Thursday 11th February 2021
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
Thursdays:
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:15 PM to 10:15 PM
 
7U / 9U / 11U
13U
18U
Womens & Senior 4
Senior 3
15U & Juniors
Senior 2
Cost:
$45 for the two sessions, you are required to pay to be considered for a team.
You only need to pay the one fee if you get invited to tryout for multiple teams.
Absences:
Must be communicated to the Club Secretary - Josie Jerome (secretary@sydneybears.com.au)
 
 

2021 PRACTICE TIMES:

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
Thursdays:
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9:15 PM to 10:15 PM
 
 
7U / 9U / 11U
13U & Goalie Practice
18U
Womens & Seniors
Seniors
15U & Juniors
Seniors

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.