Here’s the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions…
Where do you Play?
Carling Arena in London, Ontario.
What nights are games?
Starts rotate between 9:00 and 10:30. Games are 80 minutes.
When does the season run?
Late September / Early October to end of March.
How much does it cost?
2019-2020 fees were $440.00 per skater / goalies pay half. Returning players often get the opportunity to sign up with an early bird discount.
How are teams formed?
We re-draft teams every year using a balanced draft system trying to mix and balance the teams as much as possible. This allows players to meet new guys each year as players change teams every season.
What is the skill level?
Players skill range from old and good to pretty darn slow.
How competitive is the league?
It’s a social, relaxed league, more organized then pick up but less competitive then the NHL. Players want to win but people don’t usually worry if they lose.
Who runs the league?
The league is run by a volunteer group of Team Captains along with a President, Treasurer and Secretary that handle the administrative duties and make any decisions after seeking input from the players.
All players have a say in the league and all concerns are addressed by the leadership.
How do I sign up?
Email us today and we’ll give you the info.
I’m new to the league, what can I expect?
Moderately paced hockey combined with the usual dressing room banter. Meet some good guys and get out of the house for a few hours on Mondays.
What equipment is required?
Regular hockey equipment, some sort of face protection (half visor minimum) is recommended. Most players wear shoulder pads, some choose not to. The league recommends all players wear full equipment including a full face mask as per standard hockey rules. Players choosing to alter their equipment do so at their own risk.
Any special rules?
No slap shots. No intentional contact. No overly aggressive play. No fighting. Absolutely no punches.
What is the Refund Policy?
No refunds are available once the draft is completed.
Players who suffer season ending injury may be able to obtain a partial refund if a replacement player is found. Transactions of that nature will be handled directly between the injured player and replacement player. The MNHL will not facilitate.
Players who are asked to leave the league for behavior related issues may be granted a pro-rated refund at the leagues discretion.
What is the risk?
All sports carry an assumed risk by the participants. By playing you assume this risk. All effort will be taken to try and deter any overly aggressive or physical play.
Players who show this type of behavior may be asked to leave the league.
Don’t be an idiot. Remember it’s rec league hockey and the guy you are trying to fight might end up on your team next year. Join us we’re always looking for new players.