Join Us

The Braves operate teams across IHV’s Summer and Winter Competitions.

Learn to Play

People who are new to ice hockey will need to develop their fundamental hockey skill set, including skating (e.g. crossovers, transitions and stopping) and puck handling (e.g. passing, receiving, shooting) before joining a team.

Junior players (under 16) can participate in IHV’s Development Council, which will help develop your skill set before joining one of the age-apprioriate teams. See the IHV website for further details.

Senior players (over 16) can join one of the two hockey schools in Melbourne: Next Level Hockey Australia (OISC, Oakleigh South) and Hockey Academy (OBGA, Docklands).

Join us in Summer

The summer competition runs from October to March, and represents the ‘Development’ and ‘Social’ grades of ice hockey in Victoria. There are five levels of non-checking competition aimed at beginner to advanced players.

If you wish to join the Braves in Summer, please email summer@bravesicehockey.org.au

Join us in Winter

The Winter competition runs from April to September, and represents the ‘Premier’ grades of ice hockey in Victoria. There is one advanced level checking competition, and three levels of non-checking competition aimed at intermediate to advanced players.

You are able to join the Braves in Winter via three avenues:

(1) Enter the IHV Winter Draft, and be selected by the Braves in that draft
(2) Be an existing Winter player at another IHV club and organise a trade to the Braves
(3) Be an existing Braves Summer player of 2+ years, playing in Division 3 or higher, and be selected by the club as a ‘Protected Player’ to transfer to our Winter program

Player Enquiries

Questions from prospective players can be directed to: