Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Girls Iceless Hockey Season?

The girls iceless hockey season starts at the beginning of September and ends in the middle of December. There is a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Where & when are the games played?

Games are played in area school’s gyms, there is one game per week, played on Friday evening or on Saturday or Sunday morning and afternoon.

What are the rules?

Rules are basic hockey rules. Grades 1-6 play with five players on the floor plus a goalie. A game consists of three nine-minute periods, with three, three-minute line changes per period. Grades 7–12 play with four players on the floor plus a goalie. A game consists of three eighteen-minute periods with a running clock and free substitution. No checking or high sticking is allowed. All rules will be handed out to each coach to be discussed with the team.

Is any special equipment needed?

Players wear gym shoes, league supplied team t-shirt and shorts (or long pants, e.g. sweats,  if preferred). Additionally, each participant will receive a hockey stick and puck. Eye protection is mandatory and must be worn while on the gym floor.  Goggles are available for purchase through the league. A mouthpiece is recommended, but not mandatory.

Can I request to be on a team with my friend or sister?

Sisters may play together on the same team if they fall into the same age group. Requests by friends to play on the same team cannot be honored, sorry-no exceptions.

Can I request to have a specific coach?

No. The only exception is a coach and daughter will be on the same team.

How are the teams formed?

Teams are formed via a blind draft by the league coordinators, from a different age group, balancing grade and experience levels.

Can I use my own equipment?

Goalies can supply their own goalie mask, but it must meet with league approval. All other equipment must be league supplied and approved.

I would like to be a coach. How do I sign up to be a coach?

The registration form has a section to volunteer to be a coach. Please be aware that there are limited numbers of coaching spots per age group available. In addition, all coaches are required to referee at least one game per week

Are there any practices?

No. Due to the size of the league and limited number of available gyms, no team practice is allowed.

I want to coach but I am not sure of all the rules.

A mandatory coaches clinic is held before the season starts to go over all rules and allow the coaches to referee a “practice” game.

When will I know what team I will be playing on?

Your team coach should contact you approximately 2 weeks before the start of the season (usually around the middle of August).

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