ALL HOCKEY PLAYERS ARE WELCOME! The HOWIES Spring League is open to both Boys and Girls, with Beginner, Intermediate (House), and Advanced (Travel) players the league guarantees every skater an equal opportunity to play with equal ice time. The league is designed for ALL players to have FUN and at the same time improve their skills in Skating and Team Play!
The 2024 Season will have 2 different starting dates.
The league is priced by age division. Each division includes a fixed number of ice times. HOWIES team jerseys (with player name and number), & matching socks are also included.
All Games are played at Holiday and Leisure Rinks. Most games will be held on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Full equipment is required. We offer full-line equipment options in The Hockey Connection shops at Holiday & Leisure Rinks and online.
All participants must attend an evaluation session, where they will receive a "rating." The commissioner, Tim Driscoll, will balance out the competition and consider player requests to balance each team. The league plays a stop-time format of A-B-C lines. Where all players receive equal ice time playing against similar competition.
The evaluation sessions are ice times set aside for all participants to attend before the teams are formed. At the evaluations, staff will run the skaters through various drills to determine a rating for each skater. This will then transfer to the league commissioner to form balanced teams. The evaluation session is also a time to decide if a player is enrolled in the proper division for their skill set. Our goal is to make sure everyone is placed correctly!
No. The HOWIES Spring Hockey League is for individual applicants only.
Coaches are experienced volunteers who submit an application for review and are selected by the league commissioner.
The schedule is released after teams are formed following Player Evaluations and Divisional Coach's meetings.
A typical week will have one game per week. The season's final week will be a "Positional Round" based on current standings. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of the Conference Championship game played between the top 2 teams in the conference.
There will be a designated number of practices per division. If desired, teams can purchase additional practice at a discounted rate.
Yes. Team, Player, and Goalie stats will be tracked and posted at Holidayrinks.com for Divisions 2 thru 6. Division 1, being a beginner division, played half-ice, will not have statistics tracked.
Goalies are welcome to register in ALL divisions. You can register as a Full-Time or Part-Time goalie.
FULL-TIME Goaltenders assigned to a team with (2) GOALIES will receive a $100 credit back on their league fee AFTER teams are fully assigned.
When you register for the HOWIES Spring League, you earn (1) POWERPLAY point for each dollar spent. This will be applied to the account you used to register with, and you can use any Awards earned at the Hockey Connection Shops, the Grilles, or online @ TheHockeyConnection.com.