Ice hockey has exploded in popularity over the last few years.
Since Hunter Ice Skating Stadium opened the doors, the local club in Newcastle has grown - from the hundreds of members of the North Stars Ice Hockey Club through to the Newcastle Rescue Northstars who represent the region in the Australian Ice Hockey League.
The Newcastle Rescue Northstars are sixtimes National Champions (winning the AIHL competition in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015, and 2016) and have been Grand Finalists a further 6 times, making them Newcastle's most successful team at a National level.
Ice hockey at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium is played in both Summer and Winter, with the Summer competition being more serious and the Winter competition being a little more relaxed.
Learn to Play Ice Hockey
Hunter Ice Skating Stadium also offers "Drop-In" Hockey, which is a more social form of play for experienced players, getting together weekly for an informal game of Hockey.
If you're interested in learning to play this fast and exciting team sport, you can come along to Ice Hockey School on Monday nights, on the ice from 5:45.
Ice Hockey School is for all ages and skill levels, male and female.
Monday nights from 5:45pm
DURING SCHOOL TERMS
For Newcastle Northstars home game info, ticket prices, results, stats and more please visit the official website www.northstars.com.au
Mondays from 5:45pm - 6.45pm join the skilled instructors from NSA Hockey to learn all the skills required to play Ice Hockey.
Ice Hockey School is available to all ages, male and female. We have a wide range of ages who participate.
The group is split each week into three sections :
Beginners will focus on the remedial skills such as skating, backward skating, crossovers, stopping and basic stick handling and puck control.
Developing players who have mastered the basics will be invited to move to the "Play the Game" group where they will tackle more advanced techniques such as shooting, defending, attacking, passing drills and advanced techniques.
At the end of each ten week section (based around school terms) players will be appraised on the skills they have acquired.
Players deemed to have "passed" Learn to Play will be invited to join a team in the local competition.
Mondays from 5:45pm to 6:45pm (players are advised to arrive half an hour early so that they are ready to get on the ice at 5:45)
Ice Hockey Development is for all ages and skill levels - but please note Ice Hockey Development runs during school terms only.
$20 per week -OR-
$90 for 5 weeks -OR-
$160 for 10 weeks.
Newcastle North Stars Club Hockey
The Newcastle North Stars Ice Hockey club in addition to the successful AIHL team has a strong junior and representative system as well as a thriving in-house local competition.
Check this page for information on Newcastle North Stars Representative hockey.
We are also on Facebook : Newcastle Northstars Ice Hockey Club
Our local in-house competition website can be found here.
Representative teams (all grades)
* Training sessions will begin from Tuesday March 1st, 2016. *
Senior Mixed Divisions 1 & 2
8:15pm - 9:15pm
Div 1 Coach : Amelia Matheson
Div 1 Asst. Coach : Dawn Watt
Div 2 Manager : Tristan Rutherford
Atoms (11 and under)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Coach : Craig Hughes
Asst. Coach : Brad Cooper
Asst. Coach : Jarrod Arps
Manager : Charmaine Hughes
Pee Wees (13 and under)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Coach : Glen Sheard
Asst. Coach : Serge Boyko
Manager : Ross Mason
Bantams (15 and under)
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Coach: Ray Sheffield / Jamie Spelde
Asst. Coaches: Peter Payne
Midgets (18 and under)
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Coach : Jarrod Strange
Asst. Coach : Greg Oultram
Manager : Scott Bourne
East Coast Super League
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Coach: Steven Lindsay
Manager : Brenda Powell
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Coach: Michael Sinclair
Asst. Coach : Lachlan Powell
Asst. Coach : Danny Stevens
Manager : Jane Craker
m: 0408 713 826
m: 0408 707 372
For a complete listing of related documents and forms please visit the Ice Hockey NSW website.