Namibia Ice and InLine Hockey Association

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Namibia Ice and InLine Hockey Association
MembershipFIRS
Former membership
IIHF (1998–2017)
AbbreviationNIIHA
Founded1998
LocationWindhoek, Namibia
PresidentDr. Holger Mentzel

The Namibia Ice and InLine Hockey Association (NIIHA) is the governing body of inline hockey in Namibia.

History[edit]

The NIIHA was founded and joined the International Ice Hockey Federation on 31 May 1998.[1] Until 19 May 2017, they withdrew from an IIHF membership and are no longer an IIHF member due to lack of standard ice rinks and ice hockey activities in the country.[2] According to the congress, the IIHF decided to keep Chile as an affiliate member, but there are no new members at this congress. Namibia still maintain to play just inline hockey and as a member of the International Roller Sports Federation.

Statistics[edit]

  • 416 players total
  • 86 male players
  • 225 junior players
  • 105 female players
  • 35 referees
  • 5 inline rinks but no ice rinks exist
  • No longer an IIHF member

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namibia". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 15 May 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/IZone/izone.country.info.do?co=NAM