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New Zealand is a island country in the South Pacific Ocean. Its nearest large neighbour is Australia.

The population is just over 4,300,000 and the capital is Wellington.

[1]

New Zealand

Info

Rinks

Players

Referees

119

Population

4,387,089

Indoor

6

Total

1,510

Male

--

Capital

Wellington

Outdoor

3

Male

800

Female

--

IIHF Since

May 2 1977

Junior

300

Female

110

The New Zealand men's national ice hockey team is the national men's ice hockey of New Zealand, and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are currently ranked 39th in the IIHF World Rankings and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division III.



Ice hockey has been played in New Zealand for almost 70 years. The first organised ice hockey tournament was played at Opawa, near Albury in South Canterbury in 1937.

[2]The New Zealand Ice Skating Association was founded in 1937 and ice hockey formed a part of it. New Zealand became a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1977. The National Ice Hockey Federation was formed in 1986.

National TeamsEdit

LeagueEdit

New Zealand National Ice Hockey League

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