2018 Winter Draft Information

To allow more time for players to register, we have moved the Winter Draft to April 4th at 8PM. Revised information below.

Winter Draft 2018

The 2018 Winter Draft will be held on the 4th of April at 8.00PM and 9.15PM. The 8.00PM session is intended for those entering higher divisions however you will be advised of your session by IHV officials before the date.

All players registering for the draft has 2 compulsory prerequisites.

1) IHV Insurance.

Please go to http://bit.ly/IHVRegistration and register for a Draft PS membership. This is a compulsory registration to cover your insurance on the ice. If you are not selected in the draft this will be eligible for aa refund.

2) Registration for draft

The following survey must be completed to register for the draft before the 1st April 2018.


This provides clubs with information about your hockey experience and allows IHV to complete the check in process to the draft.

When arriving at your allocated time on the 4th, please arrive at least 30 minutes or more for the check in process as many players may arrive at once. Check in for the 8.00PM session will close at 7.30PM and 8.45PM for the 9.15PM session. You will not be allowed on the ice until the check in process is complete.

Further to this, please note that those players looking to enter Premier A level only and who are not Australian residents require a IIHF International Transfer Card at a cost of $660 before the season start. By entering the draft and completing the registration if you fall under these conditions you accept this fee.

If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to contact winter@ihv.org.au

2018 Coaching Positions Available

IHV are currently seeking Expressions or Interest for the following 2018 Coaching Positions.

To express interest in any of the following positions, please send email to coaching@ihv.org.au with an up to date Resume of your coaching experience and the specific role/s for which you are applying and the reason for which you believe you should be considered for the position, by 31st March 2018.

House League Coaches

U12 – Coaches

U15 – Coaches

U21 (non-checking) – Coaches

U21 (checking) – Coaches


State Coaches

U14 – Ginsberg Head Coach

U16 – DeFris Head Coach

U18 – Tange Head Coach

Open Men’s – Brown Head Coach


To assist with understanding 2018 scheduling, the following are expectations of dates and times that you will be expected to be available.


U12 (Sat/Sun 12:00pm – 1:30pm)

U15 (Sat/Sun 4:15pm – 6:30pm)

U21 NON-CHECKING (Training & Games will rotate around a few days and times. Mon nights at OBGA. Tue nights at OAKL as well as Sat & Sun late afternoons at OAKL and Sat & Sun early afternoons at OBGA)

U21 CHECKING ( Training & Games will rotate around a few days and times. Mon nights at OBGA. Tue nights at OAKL as well as Sat & Sun late afternoons at OAKL and Sat & Sun early afternoons at OBGA)

U14 Ginsberg (15th – 19th Aug in Melb)

U16 DeFris  (1st – 5th Aug in Canberra)

U18 Tange (18th – 21st Jul in Newcastle)

Open Brown – (26th – 29th Sep in Perth)

*Note: State trainings will usually be between 8-12 weeks before tournament dates, dependent on ice availability.

Requirement 1: All Coaches, Managers or Trainers for all positions must have a valid WCC – Working with Children Check and a copy needs to be forwarded to the Coaching Director & Secretary of IHV




Requirement 2: It is the responsibility of all Coaches to hold a valid and up to date coaching accreditation and register applicably on esportsdesk and pay the applicable fee.


2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for Ice Hockey Victoria
Wednesday December 6, 2017
O’Brien Group Arena
7:30 pm in level 2 Boardroom.
All members of Ice Hockey Victoria are welcome to attend.
Nominations are being taken for the following positions:
Senior Vice President (1-year position)
Junior Vice President (1-year position)
Secretary (2 -year position)
Ordinary Member (2- year position)
Ordinary Member (2-year position – new) pending delegate decision at AGM
Job descriptions and nomination forms are available on the IHV website at http://ihv.com.au/governance or can be requested by sending an email to secretary@ihv.org.au
All nominees must be members of Ice Hockey Victoria and registered on esportsdesk.
Nominations for IHV Life Membership are also being taken at this time.
Please return forms to the secretary@ihv.org.au by November 26, 2017

Expressions of Interest – Referee Officiating Board

Ice Hockey Victoria are looking to form a Referee Officiating Board to administer, schedule, recruit and train officials. This board will report to the IHV Executive through the IHV Referee in Chief. Ideally, the IHV would like the board to consist of 3 or 4 people, including the RIC. IHV’s current RIC, Daryl Hamilton, has indicated that he intends to step down from his role between now and the next IHV AGM. We anticipate that one of the board members will take over as RIC. Daryl has committed to working with his appointed successor to ensure an orderly transition.

While IHV anticipate the majority of the board will consist of current or past officials, other interested parties are willing to express interest. Clearly some of the work required is of a nature that experience as an official is not a pre-requisite.

IHV ask that any parties interested in joining this board, and/or consideration for the IHV RIC role, email their expression of interest with a brief profile to Maureen Black at ordinarymember1@IHV.org.au by 3 July 2017.