King's High School has always been at the vanguard of Secondary Schools Ice Hockey in Dunedin. Ice Hockey has experienced a huge growth in interest in Dunedin in recent years, possibly due to television coverage of the Stanley Cup and the world-class ice-rink we have on our doorstep in South Dunedin.
Ice Hockey at King's is very much a team sport and has an emphasis on game structure and effective passing to reach the opposition goal. As impressive as the speed, is the level of skills players are able to develop in this fast and exciting game.
The basic protective equipment (helmets, knee/shin guards and sticks) is available to hire for a minimal cost. King's provides the team shirts and protective gear for the goalkeeper.
The School has participated in the weekly Dunedin schools' competition since its inception and is the only school to have also fielded two teams in this competition from the beginning. We also compete in the South Island Secondary Schools Ice Hockey Tournament each year during Tournament Week and in 2014 we won this event. Ice Hockey is considered a winter sport and the Dunedin competition runs midweek over Terms 2 and 3.
The school has had several players who have experienced national age grade representative honours while playing for King's. Most recently, Regan Wilson, attracted the attention of the national selectors after impressing in the National Hockey League playing for the Dunedin Thunder. He was subsequently selected as Captain of the New Zealand under-18 team which went on to win gold in the Division 3 World Champs. He was also selected in the New Zealand under-20 team to compete in the same competition. Amazingly, Regan first picked up an ice hockey stick just five years before and now has his sights set on playing for the Ice Blacks. Recently a number of students have been selected in national age-group teams.
For more information contact:
Mr Ian Keiller
Mr Robin Sharma