Welcome back for yet another season of beer league hockey in the NOHL!
Hope everyone had a great off-season
We had a terrific year last, where penalties were down and a fun play-down for the top division that we are adapting to the other divisions at the end of this years' 25 game schedule. As you have probably noticed, the schedule is now posted and we have a modified round robin in the first half where the bottom 3 teams will only play 2 of the top 3 teams.
Pay to Play -Please ensure your teams 2 cheques are on the hands of Matt (the timekeeper) before the start of your game Sept. 28/29, 2016.
Paying "the price" - Just a reminder that we are an old-timers league and the refs are being asked to stop the cross checking, chopping the backs of legs especially in front of the nets. There should be little to no reason for taking guys out, just because they are in front of your teams' net. Please keep in mind that we all have to go to work in the morning and these actions (and reactions) will only escalate the situation! I appreciate if Team/player Reps stopped this before it starts. Please listen to them.
Player Pool: Thanks to the Website, we have at least 15 players looking for teams either on a fulltime or spare basis. The list will be complete with name contact info, preferred position(s) and "caliber"/ skill level. We ran 2 pick-up skates and had a chance to see a number of these players and there are some pretty good players sitting on the sidelines waiting to fill spots on teams. I hope you all consider utilizing these guys.
Should anyone have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me directly at
Have a great first half everyone, and we'll see you on the ice!