NZIHL partners up with Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza for 2018

Hockey and pizza naturally go together. After watching a game you either want to celebrate a big win, or find comfort from a disappointing loss with something tasty, and nothing satisfies those cravings like a cheesy slice of pizza.

Are you getting hungry yet? Good.

The NZIHL is pleased to announce a new partnership with nationwide pizza chain Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza for the 2018 season.

The local pizzeria known for its authentic New York-style pizzas are sponsoring the game recap videos that will be published online to the NZIHL’s social media channels, along with the recently renovated website, after each regular season and playoff game.

Each highlight package ends with the ‘Sal’s Pizza 3 Stars’ that will highlight three key players from the game.

With locations across Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, and Christchurch, fans of New Zealand ice hockey can grab a slice on us! That is, if you win one of our weekly giveaways.

There will be pizza vouchers to give away each week through the official NZIHL Facebook page – all you need to do is answer a NZIHL trivia question and you’re in the draw.


The NZIHL’s official media partner, Puck Yeah, will also be doing weekly video interviews with the players at one of the many Sal’s Pizza locations to help fans learn more and feel closer to their favourite team.

Logan Swinkels, the NZIHL’s Media Director, sees this as a great opportunity to not only give a little something back to New Zealand’s passionate hockey fans but to also increase nationwide awareness of the league. “We’re really excited to be working with Sal’s Pizza. They love the game like we do and want to help grow American sports in New Zealand, so it felt like a natural fit.”

It all begins when the puck is dropped for round one on May 26th, so keep your eyes peeled for a chance to win some pizza.