What is Inline Hockey?
Inline Hockey is a fast, fun sport involving both speed and skill that is exciting for both players and spectators. It requires you to learn skating skills and stick handling skills – in return you get improved fitness, great balance and lifelong friends in a fun fast-paced environment.
Inline Hockey has similar concepts as Ice Hockey, but is recognised as a sport in its own right. Each team generally consists of up to 12 players and a goalie. Only 4 skating players and one goalie can be on the rink during game play. Players are subbed on and off the rink throughout the game at varying intervals at the coach's discretion. Each team attempts to get the hockey puck into the opposing team's goal with each goal being worth 1 point.
How do I learn to play?
If you can already skate a little on inline skates, then come to our Friday night Learn to Play Hockey sessions - there is no commitment, we've got the gear (including skates). Come try it out!
Turn up at Skateland on a Friday night at 4.45pm: $7 per person. Includes Entry to Skatelands Friday-Late-Skate 6-8pm.
Contact Cam for more information on 021 023 70771
Panthers Inline Hockey club had many of their teams attend tournaments in Hamilton and New Plymouth over Queen's Birthday weekend.
The clubs junior teams in the U10,12,14 and junior women grades all made it into the finals with the under 12 team bringing home the gold medal.
The senior team came third in New Plymouth and the Senior women's team came 2nd.
The next big tournament is the National Club Championships in New Plymouth over the September school holidays. This event brings clubs from around the country all together to play over the first week of those school holidays.