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FAQ

Here’s the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions…

Where do you Play?

Carling Arena in London, Ontario.

What nights are games?

Monday Nights.

What times?

Starts rotate between 9:00 and 11:00.

Team Size?

Depending on league size and Covid allowances we either run a 6 team league with 13 skaters playing 75 minute games or an 8 team league with 10 skaters per team playing a 50 minute game.  This is TBD.

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.  We have a couple guys who are really good.  A couple guys who used to be really good.  A couple guys who think they were good and a whole bunch of guys who are pretty slow but try real hard.

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.

We take all suggestions or concerns seriously.

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 then down to the local watering hole for a post game beverage and some of the worst chicken wings you may have ever tasted.

Meet some good guys and get out of the house for a few hours on Mondays.

Because the teams are mixed each year you’ll meet a bunch of new guys and everyone is pretty friendly and inviting.  After your first game, you’ll feel like you’re one of the boys.

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?

In 2020, we started playing a modified style called Fast Break Hockey that limits faceoffs to after goals or penalties only.

All other stoppages lead to the offending team clearing the zone and play continues.  It’s faster, leads to more ice time and was generally well received by our league and most preferred the new style.

We do have the following 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.

Anything Else?

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.  Follow all City rules about alcohol in the dressing rooms and just come, have fun, be with the boys, meet some good guys and play hockey for an hour a week.

Interested?  Join us we’re always looking for new players.

MNHL Champions

Past MNHL Cup Champions

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 2021 MNHL Champion Penguins

Blair Collett (C), Mike Sherlock, Sean O’Dwyer, Steve Boone, Todd Wilcox, Steve Flax, David Kim, Justin Peters, Scott Konopka, Mark Numans, Anthony Taylor (G)

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2019 MNHL Champions Red Wings

Andy Cleland, Adam Cleland, Daryl Patterson, Dave Barret, David Orr (G), Evan Cleland, Geoff Curphey, George Balicki, Joe Regnier, Joe Skufca (C), John Gagel, Josh Dixon, Rod Mitchell, Tim Dixon

WHALERS CHAMPS

2018 MNHL Champions Whalers

Russell Rodrigues, Scott Duncan, Mike James, Andrew Bratton, Josh Scott, Scott Cortese, Vince Curcio, Mike Jackson, Chester Szypula, Clark Webster, Shawn Martin (G), Chris Bumbacco, Steve Adams, Jimmy McCormick (C)

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2017 MNHL Champions Kings

Henry Verbakel (C), Andrew Carruthers, Brian Thompson, Chris Bumbacco, Dave Bancroft, Dave Rosen, Geoff Gurphey, Rich Wotton, Russel Smith, Mitch Orr, Shawn Martin (G)

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2016 MNHL Champions Blackhawks

Talbot Stevens (C), Murray Pratt, Kevin Rupple, Steve Adams, Matt Snyder, Ryan Beliveau, Henry VerBakel, Chester Szypula, Andrew Sharpe, Tyler Smith, Shawn Martin (G)

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“For those who don’t know me, I’m the slow D on the Leafs.

I’m also a financial educator, author, and speaker.

I’ve created a new “MAX your RRSP Strategy“ Blueprint, and I’m looking for investors interested in providing feedback.  After discussing one of the blueprint’s ideas with David Chilton, he added a new chapter to his latest book, The Wealthy Barber Returns, to address it.

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Most will see improvements of over 100% from their future savings.

In addition to learning some wealth-building concepts, the feedback group will get a free “MAX your RRSP” spreadsheet to quantify how much your RRSP savings can improve.

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Buying or Selling a House? Know someone who is? Want to play Hockey for Free?  

Our very own Henry Verbakel has offered a great deal for MNHL’ers who provide a real estate referral that closes.

Basically on any referral from an MNHL player on a purchase or sale that closes, Henry will take 20% of his 2.5% commission and use that money to not only pay your 2016 players fee, but give the balance to the MNHL general account to pay for things like new jerseys, league parties and to keep registration costs down.

(For Example, on a sale of a $200,000.00 home with 2.5% commission to the selling agent = $5000.00 paid to Sutton Group Select Realty Inc. Brokerage. Out of the $5000.00,I will pay my Broker his share and a 20% referral fee will be paid to the MNHL.  $5000.00 x 20% = 1000.00, so, the player who referred the client gets his 400.00 fee paid and the balance of $600.00 is paid to the MNHL.)

Recently, 2016 MNHL Championship Captain Talbot Stevens was able to take advantage of this deal, buy referring a friend to Henry.  Once the deal closes Henry will pay Talbot’s $380.00 fee for next year and donate $560.00 to the MNHL.  That should just about cover the cost for jerseys for 2 more teams for next season.

If you, or a friend, family member or co-worker are planning on buying or selling why not refer them to Henry, save yourself some money, help the league out and get expert representation from one of the best in the business?

Henry has been an active MNHL player for many years.  He has also been a full time Real Estate Broker for 32 years, with Sutton Group Select Realty Inc. Brokerage, since 1992. Over the course of his Real Estate and hockey careers Henry has made great friendships both personal and business related, and have transacted many, many real estate deals with past and current MNHL members and their families.

When buying or selling Real Estate its very comforting and assuring working with an experienced agent you can trust, and that has been referred to you by someone you know.

Of course there will be no obligation on behalf of any player to participate if they so choose.

Contact Henry anytime:

Henry Verbakel
Broker, Market Value Appraiser, Relocation Specialist
Sutton Group Select Realty Inc. Brokerage
250 Wharncliffe Rd N.
London, ON N6H 2B8
519-495-4205 cell, 519-433-4331 office
www.londonareaproperties.com
henryverbakel@londonareaproperties.com

Cortese and Associates

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Bernie Klacer Mortgage Broker

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Henry Verbakel – RealtorSutton Group Select Realty Inc.

London’s Market Value Appraiser and Relocation Specialist.  32 years experience is Henry’s Key

BDO Canada Ltd – Trustee in Bankruptcy

BDO Bankruptcy Trustees offer debt help options.  Contact Chester Szpula – Senior Vice President

Talbot Stevens – Speaker and Financial Educator

Author of The Smart Debt Coach: Secrets of the Rich to Increase Your Wealth and Security

Jatt Sports – Online Team Uniform Source

Official Jersey Supplier of the MNHL

Want your business listed here?  Click here to email us the info and we’ll gladly post it!

Photos

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2017 MNHL Cup Finals

Adam Foulon on a Penalty Shot

 

2016 MNHL Finals

2016 MNHL Post Season Party

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Chester and Jimmy at the post season celebration

Stars vs Bruins

Stars vs Penguins

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Snyder, Cleland and Collett at the MNHL 12 Bars of Christmas Party
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Matt Snyders 1st MNHL Goal
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Blackhawks Stud Ryan Beliveau has some puck bunnies

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Approved Spares

Spares pay $10.00 Cash per game to the Captain.  

Spare goalies are free.

Want to be added to our Spare List? Click here to Email the MNHL.

Goalies

Alex Peterson 519 494 9891

Rob Durno

Scott McGowen 519 697 7534

Adam McKenna

Geremy McFadden 519 857 6403

Brian 519 494 1087

Skaters

Ryan Beliveau – Resident Stud (Fan Club Included) 519 619 0931

Ernie Tell 226 688 7532

Dan Jackson 905 324 8206

Dave Barrett

John McArthur (F / D) (The Original “Hired Gun”)

Mitch Orr (D)

Tim Beckett 519 670 9453

Kent Cox 

Matthew Vlemix 519 719 1800

Mike Henderson 519 630 5877

Sil Pepe 519 639 8456

Standings

Place Team GP W L T PTS
1st Kings 18 10 4 4 24
2nd Bruins 18 10 6 2 22
3rd Leafs 18 8 6 4 20
4th Whalers 18 8 8 2 18
5th Red Wings 18 6 8 4 16
6th Penguins 18 4 14 0 8

Playoff Tie Breakers

  1. Most Points
  2. Most Wins
  3. Head to Head – Season Results
  4. Head to Head Results – Most Recent Game (going back until the tie is broken)
  5. Better record vs next highest available team, if applicable
  6. Most recent game result vs next highest available team, if applicable
  7. Coin Toss

*In the event of a multi team tie, the tie breaker is used to determine highest seed, the tie breaker system is then restarted between remaining teams until all ties are broken.

Note:  Goals For / Against is not considered due to the unreliability of score reporting

 

2019 – 2020 Schedule

As of September 24, 2019 

Amended to ensure balanced start times

1 September 30, 2019
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 3 BRUINS 2
10:25 Rink A KINGS 6 PENGUINS 3
10:30 Rink B RED WINGS 11 WHALERS 6
2 October 7, 2019
9:00 Rink A KINGS 6 RED WINGS 6
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 9 WHALERS 5
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 3 PENGUINS 4
3 October 14, 2019
9:00 Rink A PENGUINS 4 WHALERS 6
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 3 RED WINGS 3
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 9 KINGS 6
4 October 21, 2019
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 7 KINGS 7
10:25 Rink A PENGUINS 4 RED WINGS 6
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 4 WHALERS 6
5 October 28, 2019
9:00 Rink A BRUINS 5 RED WINGS 0
10:25 Rink A KINGS 5 WHALERS 3
10:30 Rink B LEAFS 3 PENGUINS 6
6 November 4, 2019
9:00 Rink A KINGS 8 PENGUINS 5
10:25 Rink A RED WINGS 1 WHALERS 7
10:30 Rink B LEAFS 1 BRUINS 2
7 November 11, 2019
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 6 WHALERS 7
10:25 Rink A BRUINS 4 PENGUINS 2
10:30 Rink B KINGS 3 RED WINGS 5
8 November 18, 2019
9:00 Rink A BRUINS 5 WHALERS 2
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 4 KINGS 4
10:30 Rink B PENGUINS 2 RED WINGS 4
9 November 25, 2019
9:00 Rink A PENGUINS 2 RED WINGS 3
10:25 Rink A BRUINS 5 WHALERS 3
10:30 Rink B LEAFS 6 KINGS 5
10 December 2, 2019
9:00 Rink A BRUINS 2 KINGS 7
10:25 Rink A PENGUINS 2 WHALERS 5
10:30 Rink B LEAFS 5 RED WINGS 4
11 December 9, 2019
9:00 Rink A RED WINGS 4 WHALERS 4
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 1 BRUINS 5
10:30 Rink B KINGS 3 PENGUINS 8
12 December 16, 2019
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 8 PENGUINS 0
10:25 Rink A BRUINS 4 RED WINGS 1
10:30 Rink B KINGS 7 WHALERS 3
13 December 23, 2019
9:00 Rink A KINGS 7 WHALERS 5
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 0 PENGUINS 3
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 5 RED WINGS 5
MNHL Christmas Party at Marinos after the games
14 December 30, 2019
9:00 Rink A BRUINS 4 PENGUINS 3
10:25 Rink A KINGS 8 RED WINGS 5
10:30 Rink B LEAFS 6 WHALERS 2
15 January 6, 2020
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 4 RED WINGS 3
10:25 Rink A BRUINS 4 KINGS 6
10:30 Rink B PENGUINS 4 WHALERS 8
16 January 13, 2020
9:00 Rink A LEAFS 5 BRUINS 3
10:25 Rink A KINGS 6 PENGUINS 4
10:30 Rink B RED WINGS 1 WHALERS 4
17 January 20, 2020
9:00 Rink A KINGS 5 RED WINGS 2
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 2 WHALERS 2
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 4 PENGUINS 0
18 January 27, 2020
9:00 Rink A PENGUINS 4 WHALERS 5
10:25 Rink A LEAFS 2 RED WINGS 3
10:30 Rink B BRUINS 5 KINGS 5
19 February 3, 2020
9:00 Rink A LEAFS KINGS
10:30 Rink A PENGUINS RED WINGS
10:30 Rink B BRUINS WHALERS
20 February 10, 2020
9:00 Rink A BRUINS RED WINGS
10:30 Rink A KINGS WHALERS
10:30 Rink B LEAFS PENGUINS
February 17, 2020
Family Day  No Games
21 February 24, 2020
9:00 Rink A PENGUINS WHALERS
10:30 Rink A BRUINS KINGS
10:30 Rink B LEAFS RED WINGS
QF March 2, 2020
9:00 Rink A 1st 2nd
10:25 Rink A 3rd 6th
10:30 Rink B 4th 5th
SF March 9, 2020
9:00 Rink A 1/2 Winner QF Winner
10:30 Rink A 1/2 Loser QF Winner
10:30 Rink B QF Loser QF Loser
March 16, 2020
March Break   No League Games Pick Up Ice TBD
F March 23, 2020
9:00 Rink A  Championship
10:30 Rink A  3rd Place Game
10:30 Rink B  5th Place Game
March 30, 2020
7:00 League Party at Marinos

Schedule Notes:

  • The schedule was created randomly using an online scheduling tool. 
  • While not perfect it is as close to perfect as possible given the resources available to the league executive. 
  • Anyone who has a concern with the scheduling practices is invited to volunteer for the position of schedule maker for the 2020/2021 season.
  • Teams were assigned randomly to spots after the schedule was completed.
  • All teams play 21 regular season games
  • All teams get 7 games at 9:00 (early start) and as close to equal 10:25 / 10:30 starts (minimal difference in start times)
  • Re: Playoffs Week 1:  1st v 2nd in an exhibition game with the winner getting the 9:00 semi-final start.  The game does NOT change seeding.

Player Waiver

** Please Note:  There is a PDF version of this waiver located below

2021 MNHL Waiver

2020-2021

Monday Night Hockey League (MNHL)

Waiver, Release of Liability and Code of Conduct:

 The following waiver contains several important sections

 By signing this I understand I may be giving up my right to legal action

 I understand that I need to complete this form and return it to the MNHL organizers before I participate in any MNHL activity

 This waiver contains 2 sections, “Code of Conduct” and “Covid 19”

  CODE OF CONDUCT

 In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the Monday Night Hockey League (MNHL), Winter 2020 & 2021 programs and seasons, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

  • The risk of injury from the athletics involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
  • I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
  • I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for If however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately: and,
  • I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HERBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS the Monday Night Hockey League, Scott Cortese, any officers, captains, officials, volunteers or agents acting on the MNHL’s behalf and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the league (“Releases”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES O
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY VIOLENCE OR A SINGLE PUNCH THROWN, WHETHER ON THE ICE OR IN THE ARENA, WILL RESULT IN MY IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE LEAGUE, AND MY EXPULSION WILL OCCUR WITHOUT REFUND. THIS ALSO INCLUDES VERBAL ABUSE TO THE OFFICIALS.
  • I understand that I am responsible for providing my own individual insurance
  • I understand that there is no alcohol allowed on City Premises or at Carling Area, and agree to obey the rules regarding drinking and alcohol, established by the City of London
  • I am familiar with the refund policy and understand that there are no refunds to any paid fees after the “league draft” is held, regardless of injury.
  • I agree to complete this PlayersCode of Conduct Form and follow the rules as established by the league, “MNHL”.

 COVID – 19

  •  I understand that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is known to spread mainly by contact from person to person. Consequently, local, provincial and federal governmental authorities recommend various measures and prohibit a variety of behaviors, in order or reduce the spread of the virus.
  • The Monday Night Hockey League and its members commit themselves to comply with the requirements and recommendations of Ontario National, Provincial and local Public health and other governmental authorities, and to put in place and adopt all necessary measures to that effect.
  • However, the Monday Night Hockey League cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Activities could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19, despite all preventative measures put in place.
  • I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and I voluntarily assume the risk that I could be exposed or infected by COVID-19 by participating in the MNHL’s Being exposed or infected by COVID-19 may particularly lead to injuries, diseases or other illnesses.
  • I declare that I am participating voluntarily in the MNHL’s
  • If I experience, or if anyone in my household experiences any cold or flu-like symptoms after submitting this declaration, I agree that I will not attend any of the MNHL’s activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced.
  • I agree to that I can not participate in any MNHL activities for 14 days if I or any member of my household has travelled to or had a lay-over in any country outside Canada, or in any Province outside of Ontario, in the past 14 days.
  • I agree to the requirements and recommendations of National, Provincial and local Public health and other governmental authorities as it pertains the Covid-19 Coronavirus and to adopt all necessary measures to those effects.
  • I agree that, by filling out and signing this waiver and agreeing to the terms and conditions set out in it, I am giving up my legal rights to sue the Monday Night Hockey League and its officers and directors, participants or volunteers, in the event that I contract the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY ON-ICE OR OFF-ICE ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY THE LEAGUE.  

I AGREE THAT I FULLY UNDERSTAND IT’S TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO IT, AND ENTER INTO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

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Cortese and Associates

Premium Private Investigation Services

Bernie Klacer Mortgage Broker

Got Mortgage Questions?  Bernie’s got Mortgage Answers!

Henry Verbakel – RealtorSutton Group Select Realty Inc.

London’s Market Value Appraiser and Relocation Specialist.  32 years experience is Henry’s Key

BDO Canada Ltd – Trustee in Bankruptcy

BDO Bankruptcy Trustees offer debt help options.  Contact Chester Szpula – Senior Vice President

Talbot Stevens – Speaker and Financial Educator

Author of The Smart Debt Coach: Secrets of the Rich to Increase Your Wealth and Security

Jatt Sports – Online Team Uniform Source

Official Jersey Supplier of the MNHL

Want your business listed here?  Click here to email us the info and we’ll gladly post it!