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“Collective Strength” – Gracie Hellmrich, Captian U18 Womens

They’d never stepped onto the ice together before Bulgaria. Yet, the young women of the New Zealand U18 Women’s Hockey Team defied expectations, returning home with a Gold Medal. Captain Gracie Hellmrich reflects on the team’s incredible journey, the challenges they faced, and the unwavering spirit that led them to victory. “We were all familiar …

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NZIHL Ones To Watch

This season in the NZIHL, we have seen hockey regain some hype and excitement from imports returning to young, upcoming players emerging and showcasing the talent that resides in Aotearoa. Here, we will look at a selected group of young players who are under the age of 20, who have stood out and are showcasing …

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Wellington Ice Hockey: A Community United by Passion and Determination

In the heart of Wellington, a vibrant ice hockey community is flourishing, driven by the dedication and relentless efforts of individuals who have made their mark in the sport. Caleb Hance, the General Manager of Wellington Ice Hockey Association (WIHA), embodies the spirit of this community, spearheading its growth and nurturing young talent. In an …

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Boosting the Kiwi Ranks: The Dual Nationality Ice Hockey Players that you may have never heard of…

When you think of ice hockey powerhouses, New Zealand might not be the first country that comes to mind. But hidden beyond the stunning landscapes and laid-back culture of the Land of the Long White Cloud, there is a growing group of talented ice hockey players with split nationalities who could potentially make a significant …

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