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!
Evaluations will be held in mid-late April. Games will begin in early May and the season will conclude Mid-July for Div 1, Late-July for Div 5&6, and Early August for Div 3&4.
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 included.
|DIV 1 Half Ice||2103-2017||3 PRACTICES||10 GAMES||$175|
|DIV 3 Full Ice||2013-2015||3 PRACTICES||14 GAMES||$225|
|DIV 4||2011-2012||3 PRACTICES||14 GAMES||$225|
|DIV 5||2009-2010||3 PRACTICES||14 GAMES||$240|
|DIV 6||2006-2008||2 PRACTICES||12 GAMES||$240|
All Games are played at Holiday and Leisure Rinks on either Saturday or Sunday. There may be an occasional game played during the week if needed.
Full equipment is required. We offer all equipment options in our Hockey Shops at Holiday & Leisure Rinks.
All participants are required to attend an evaluation session, where they will receive a “rating”. The commissioner, Tim Driscoll, will balance out the competition as well as considering player requests to make each team balanced. 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 skate is also a time to determine if a player is enrolled in the proper division for his/her 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 in April - following Player Evaluations and Divisional Coaches meetings.
A typical week will have one game on either Saturday or Sunday. There may be a single weekend where teams may play twice. The final week of the season 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 - all scheduled prior to the start of games. This allows a team to become familiar with each other and the coach. Teams are also eligible to purchase additional practice at a discounted rate.
Yes. Team, Player, and Goalie stats will be tracked and posted at Holidayrinks.com for Divisions 3 thru 6. Division 1, being a beginner division, played half ice, will not have not keep statistics.
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.
Yes, when you register for the Spring League you earn a fixed point amount of loyalty. This will be applied to the account you used to register with and may be used at the Hockey Shop or the Grille at either Holiday or Leisure Rinks. (If you are not currently a member you will automatically be added)