IIHF and National Associations News

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The IIHF is made up of 69 member national associations that govern ice hockey in their territories. All national associations are responsible for the promotion and development of ice hockey in their nation with the IIHF able to provide assistance.

This page will feature stories, information and links about the activities from some of our member national associations.

Belgium

The Royal Belgium Ice Hockey Federation began a “safety jacket” project. For this project they produced fluorescent jackets with the “Ice hockey is for me” logo on them. This is produced for the children's safety when they walk to school, ride their bike or play street hockey.

On February 26th the RBIHF organized its second Girls’ Hockey Day of the 2010-2011 season.

To boost women’s and girls’ ice hockey the federation started organizing promotion days where female ice hockey players of all ages from all Belgian clubs are invited.

The players were divided in different teams for a tournament. A skills challenge and an event to welcome new players were also part of the program.

The Girls’ Hockey Day was hosted at the Yeti ice rink in Eeklo, home of the ice hockey club Yeti Bears, which plays in the National League Division 1.

USA

During the recent NHL All-Star weekend, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Hockey operated a Try Hockey session with 88 players and 30 adults on the ice, including a number of NHLers.

Click here for a video from the USA Hockey American Development Model clinic.

Norway

Between October and December 2010 the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation (NIHF) in co-operation with their clubs arranged seven Girls Hockey Days giving nearly 300 girls the chance to experience ice hockey.

Also on Saturday, 13th November in co-operation with the Skedsmo club, the first ever girls-only tournament for players born 2000-2004 was organized. Most of the girls had recently participated in practices in their local club. They played in 4-vs-4 games cross ice.

For pictures from the tournament and more information click here.

Netherlands

On 12 February 2011 the Netherlands Ice Hockey Federation organized a “Day of Ice Hockey” in Eindhoven as part of their All-Star celebrations.

This included an “Experience Ice Hockey” session for all children from 12:45-13:15 followed by an information meeting for parents and players until 13:45.

Click here for the photo gallery.

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