is hockey night at Grand West with two games taking place from 6:30pm and the main event taking place at 8pm.
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3 July 2018
The Junior National Championships took place in Johannesburg the end of June 2018 with WP sending 5 teams, u12 - u20 to take part in this 6 day event.
The WP compliment was divided up into two traveling groups as the tournament first saw the U12, U14 and U16 teams play at the start of the week and then the U18 and U20 teams play from Wednesday onwards. WP won 4 silver medals and 1 bronze, although unable to bring back a gold, the teams did extremely well with outstanding play by some of the athletes.
We are extremely proud of all our teams that took part, you all showed alot of passion, professionalism and heart. A massive thank you to the WP Staff that made this all possible, the coaching staff for your ongoing time and dedication and most of all the parents that traveled with and made this such a great experience.
Image below: U12 WP Team winning Silver
1 February 2018
GrandWest has become an ice hockey hotspot for the IIHF World Champs having hosted all the divisions from U18 and U20 to Womens and Senior Men. This coming Monday 5th February Team South Africa U20 will be taking on Chinese Taipei in a "Best of 3" qualification tournamnet. Games will be played at 8pm from Monday to Wednesday and this week of hockey is guaranteed to be a nail-biter. Tickets are on sale at R40 per person and tickets are avaialable at the door.
2 September 2017
Cape Town will be hosting both the U20 and Senior IIHF World Champs in 2018 at GrandWest Ice Station. The U18, U20 and Ladies national squads have been announced and we are very proud to see the following players in their respective national squads:
Ladies National Squad: Zoe Herringer / Nadine Sheffield / Donne Van Doesburgh / Shaylene Swanepoel. The Women's World Championships Division II Group B Qualification will be taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria from 4-9 December 2017.
U18 National Squad: Ethan Saaimam / JP Smith / Matthew Cleinwerk / Keanu Nel / Jethro Durant / Daanyal Kamish / Luke Vivier. The U18 IIHF World Championships Division III Group B will be taking place in Queenstown, New Zealand from 26 - 28th April 2018.
U20 National Squad: JP Britz / Matthew Cerff / Dario Maselli / Aslam Khan / Sky Johnson / Caleb Joshua / James Taljaard / Luke Vivier. The U20 IIHF World Championships Division III Qualification will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 5-7 February 2018.
8 March 2017
The top players in the city will be taking to the ice in an showcase evening showcasing skills and an exhibition game between the Cape Town Kings and Western Province Invitational teams. Some of the players that will be featured on the evening will be heading off later that week to join up with the rest of the South African National Team prior to their depature to Bulgaria for the IIHF World Championships.
The evening will commence at 6:30pm with the players taking to the ice and showing off their skills with a fastest skater and shoot out competition. This sport being known as the fastest team sport in the world, will have skaters literally flying around the rink against opposing players, lets see who will be crowned the fastest! This pre-game warm up will give spectators and chance to get to know the players and the game and see how skilled the goaltenders are as each skater will be going head to head in the penalty shoot out.
Tickets are on sale at the door at R30 per person. For corporate and block-bookings please contact 0741700780 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
22 February 2017
22 February 2017
3 October 2016
This past weekend was a success for Womens Ice Hockey in South Africa, the Annual Interprovincial Tournament was held with provinces participating from KZN and EP (Combined Coastal Team), GP and WP.
WP started off with a bang winning their first game 9-0 against The Coastal Team on Saturday Morning. GP went on to play the Coastal team Sunday morning beating them.
WP then played GP on Sunday night with an amazing crowd supporting the players from the stands, the competition was very tough, the game was evenly matched and with a win coming from GP in the last period of the game taking the Gold medal position with 6-4.
An All star game was played on the Monday night with a selection of 30 players. Our very own Donne van Doesburgh being awarded the MVP award of the tournament.
Well done to all the ladies that played and a big thank you tour sponsors, WPIHA , coaching and management staff and all the Family and friends who supported the WP Ladies.
9 September 2016
As the SA Women's National Championships grow closer, the host team, The Queens of the Ice, prepare in all sorts of way, one being a radio interview with the KFM Breakfast crew that extended into an invitation onto the ice.
This past Monday night saw part of the KFM Breakfast team in hockey kit skating around with the Griffins team only minutes before they took to the ice against the Intermiate Storm team, beating the 6-3, a great game of hockey watched by all and confidence throughout the team for their upcoming IPT's.
3 September 2016
As the season comes to a close in Cape Town, WPIHA showcases all the we have to offer with an AllStar Game and Skills Competition taking place on Monday 10th October from 6:30pm until 10pm.
The event commences with the Skills Competition where the athletes will be taking part in tasks specific to the sport such as Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot, Team Relay Competition and Goalie Skills. We will also be inviting spectators to step onto the ice and shoot on the goalies, winning a prize if you score!
7:30pm will be the FACE OFF (start of the game) with 3 x 20 minute periods showcasing the skills of some of the top players in the country, many with vast international experience. This event is suitable for the whole family and definitely a must for any sports enthusiasts.
Tickets are available at the door at a cost of R40 per person. Pre-bookings of 8 or more will be given a R10 discount per ticket. Order now via Whatsapp on 0741 700 780 or email via email@example.com
1 September 2016
Some really exciting news for Western Province Ladies Ice Hockey Team, the KFM Breakfast team will be joining us on ice before our Game on Monday 5th September at 18:30 The Ice Station, GrandWest Casino.
The Griffins Ice Hockey Team - Cape Town would really like to Invite you all to come down and Watch the game and fun with KFM and to please spread the word to all your friends and family.
To view the online article please visit Press Portal.
19 August 2016
It was such a pleasure welcoming these boys and girls from Gugulethu who came to watch the Storm vs Penguin Intermediate game on Monday the 15th August. Thank you to Vusumzi from the Amy Biehl Foundation for making it possible.
15 July 2016
WPIHA sent 60 players to the SAIHA Junior National Championships in Pretoria this past June/July 2016. The tournament was held at the Forest Hill Shopping Mall. The players along with coaching, staff and parents, arrived via the Lanseria airport, and bussed to the cosy Centurian Road Lodge which was 10 minutes away from the rink.
The tournament hosted age groups from U12 - U20 and players were up at 3am in order to get ready in time and leave for the rink for the first games of the day taking place at 5am. The second grouping of games took place at 5pm and the tournament ran from Monday 27th June to Saturday 2nd July.
A tough tournament for all age groups with WP going up against the A and B teams from all the players in Gauteng and Pretoria. In short, WP came back with 1 GOLD, 3 SILVER and 1 BRONZE. Well done to all the players that traveled and represented the City of Cape Town.
4 June 2016
Junior Coach and Development Guru, Sharief Kamish, organised a Saturday Afternoon public skating session for all the peewee hockey players within WP Ice Hockey with great success. The kids loved every minute of it and some of the parents dared their hands, and feet, at the task of ice skating too. A new-found admiration from the parents towards their young athletes as they zipped around the ice while parents clung to barriers, but all had a great time none-the-less. Many more of these to come!
5 May 2016
Final WP team selections are taking place and the various teams are to be announced soon shortly. WP will be traveling with approximately 60 players and 15 staff / supporters end of June. The tournament is a week long event which will include U16 - U20 National Team Development Camps. Players who have shown great promise and have put in the effort will be attending this camp which takes place at the end of the Championships. This is a great experience for anyone that is priviledged to attend and good luck to all.
28 April 2016
WPIHA would like to welcome onboard MUSCLE DYNAMIX as the official supplement sponsor of the Cape Town Kings Premier Hockey Team and Western Province Ice Hockey. Since mid-2015 the brand has come onboard with athlete supplementation and all parties concerned are extremely happy with the results. Click here to view the Muscle Dynamix website.
18 April 2016
As the SA Super League draws near, the Cape Town's premier senior hockey team, The Kings, are preparing for battle against the Pretoria Capitals and Gauteng Wildcats. This encounter is a 15 game round-robin tournament that will see each upcountry team travel to Grand West for a 3 game showdown. The final Kings roster will be released soon.
15 April 2016
WPIHA has partnered up with Hiperast, a High Performance Software solution to assist with the long term development and monitoring of young athletes. This platform keeps track of athletes development and ensure that vital elements needed to excel in ice hockey are constantly improving. Hiperast offers additional benefits to the sport with health assessments and back-end features for management control.
15 April 2016
The local ice hockey league here in Cape Town has gotten off to a great start with 3 divisions playing games every Sunday morning and Monday evening. The peewee (12 and under), intermedaites (13+) and seniors have kicked off with some high paced and intense games thus far and the rest of the season looks to be a nail-biter. Please note that local league games are FREE ENTRANCE so make yourself a hockey fan and come support.
15 April 2016
The battle of the provinces will take place in Gauteng this year with WP looking to send teams in all the age divisions (U12 / U14 / U16 / U18 / U20). Trials for these teams will commence this April and the tournament taking place late June/ early July.
12 April 2016
The South African senior ice hockey team recently returned from IIHF World Champs Div3 with Bronze, narrowly losing to Gerogia (6-5) and Turkey for the gold (7-2). WP locals Chris Reeves, Deen Magmoed, Michael Edwards, Mich Joubert and Marc Giot(A) represented both WPIHA and South Africa proudly. The team has taken on a new coach from Boston USA, Mark Kumpel (Former US Olympian) and this team has a bright future ahead of them.
Thursday 12 - Sunday 15 :: WP Ladies Camp @ GW
SAIHF Ladies IPT
SAIHF Senior IPT