Tuesday, 23 August 2016

PHL Start-up Date September 10th

The season starts September 10th with Gold vs Red at 12:00 and White vs Black at 13:00. Additional scheduled games to follow.

Please note the cost includes CARHA hockey insurance. For details on the insurance please visit www.CARHAhockey.ca

As it has been for the past several season goalies we will pay a nominal amount of $125 to reduce the skater league fees.

League Players Fees
  • Exact cost for skaters is $400 and goaltenders, $125 **if paid in the first 3 weeks
  • A minimum of $225 must be paid within the first three weeks of the season
  • Although full payment is preferred, should you wish to pay in 2 installments an additional $25 will be added to the cost making the total cost $425
  • Cheques made payable to "Prescott Hockey"
  • Preferred method is INTERAC e-Transfer for paying league fees.  For more information please view Email Funds Transfer and send them to prescotthockey email address.
  • All moneys must be remitted to the league treasurer by 14:30 17-Dec-2016
  • If you are a regular league participant your cost to spare for another team is $8
  • If someone spares from outside the league the cost has risen to $17
  • Strong consideration is being made to restricting each team to one spare per game
  • Should a team's lineup have two or more players than the opposing team, a player transfer will take place for that game to bring the players total to the same or within one
Note: Every consideration must be made by the captain or their delegate to maintain a competitive balance for each game. This is to be respected by each player.

The PHL blog can be found at http://prescotthockey.blogspot.com and will be populated with news, information and the schedule.

Here are first four weeks of the schedule.
Date                                 Time 12:00                Time 13:00
September 10, 2016        Gold    vs   Red      White   vs   Black
September 17, 2016        Gold    vs  White    Red      vs   Black
September 24, 2016        Red     vs  White    Gold     vs   Black
October 1, 2016              Black   vs   White   Gold     vs   Red
If you cannot make a game in the first few weeks please let us know as we do have players interested in participating, so please send notice well in advance.

Thanks and see you on the ice.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Prescott Hockey League - Recruiting Players

Gentlemen, please crop and send the information below the line along to your contacts from other hockey leagues (e.g. conveners, managers, teammates, organizers, and guys with master email rosters of those other leagues/groups).

Please make sure that the replies are sent to email address PrescottHockey@aol.com

Well established league is looking for full-time and occasional spare players (skaters and goalies) for our men's hockey league in Ottawa:
  • Location: McNabb Arena in Centretown (180 Percy St. at Gladstone Ave.);
  • Competition Level: Recreational pick-up (i.e. no "hot heads" allowed);
  • Calibre:  Mix of all skill levels.  Teams are competitively balanced to maintain equity/fairness and fun.
  • Ages: 35 and up;
  • Number of Teams:  Four (4) teams of 10 skaters and a goalie;
  • Game Times: Saturdays at noon and 1 PM;
  • Looking for a few occasional/spare players/goalies for the 2016-2017 season;
  • Looking for full-time players for the 2016-2017 season;
  • Contact:  PrescottHockey@aol.com
If interested, please respond to the above email contact with your age and self-ranking of skill level ("A", "B", "C", "D" or "E")
Hope to see you in the Fall !!!!

Season 2016-17 Looking Forward

Please take a moment and let the league know if you are returning next season. We would like to know how many spots need filling by mid summer. Please reply so we can maintain contact with you. Also if you find someone that fits the league please pass their information along so we can get in touch with them when the time comes. Note there is a post on this blog that refers to recruiting new players please do take the opportunity to circulate accordingly.

One of the changes for next year will be the removal of the NTC - No Trade Clause. The league executive will reserve the right to move players to create a more competitive balance between the four teams in the league.

Thanks again and keep looking for an email in the late summer and we will see you in the fall !!!!!

Year End Get Together

There will be a "Get Together" after the last game of the season (2:30 pm on wards) at "The P". Pizza platters will be purchased by the league but the beverages are your responsibility.

We`ll see you there and Thanks again for a good year!!!!!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Prescott Hockey League - Disciplinary Committee Terms of Reference & Suspension Rules

To have a consistent process and understanding of how suspensions for on-ice behaviour will be administered in the Prescott Hockey league.  The Suspension Process and Suspension Rules below were written based on standard processes and rules for leagues across Ottawa (i.e. Travellers, RA, Minto, Capital Rec, Carleton leagues) and the CARHA rules.  Based on past experience, it is anticipated that there will be very few suspensions issued.  The intention is not to referee games via suspensions, but rather to have rules in place in case there are major incidents that would result in a suspension in any league with referees in the Ottawa area.
Disciplinary Committee Members:
In order to alleviate administrative burden from the team captains and league treasurer, the committee members will consist of other league members.  More specifically, one member from each team that has a track record of being level headed on and off the ice and is willing to volunteer on the committee.  If a team has no volunteer, the team captain will serve as the committee member.
Suspension Process:
  1. Committee member and/or team captains submit an incident for review.
  2. To ensure impartiality, the review will be conducted by the committee members from the teams that were not playing in the game during which the incident occurred.  Furthermore, committee members involved in an incident will have no role in the review process for that incident and will not receive any more information than the other individual(s) involved in the incident.
  3. The committee members performing the review will contact the players involved in the incident to let them know a review is being performed and request their feedback and description of the event, including whether it meets the pre-defined suspension rules listed further below.
  4. The committee members performing the review will solicit feedback from players that witnessed the incident from both teams that were playing during the incident.  Team captains and the league treasurer can also provide their input at this point in the process.  The committee members performing the review will determine the appropriate number of players to solicit feedback from.  The witnessing players shall remain anonymous to ensure ongoing good relations in the league and to reduce any incidents of reprisal.  
  5. The committee members performing the review will make an assessment based on the information provided in steps #3 and #4, while using this document for reference.
  6. If there is a suspension, the length of the suspension will be communicated to the player(s) affected and the captains of the affected teams.  The disciplinary committee will be the only party/group/individual in the league that can issue and officially communicate the suspension notice for on-ice incidents.
Suspension Rules:
Infraction Type
Multiple punches are thrown, with or without gloves being on.
5 games.

An additional 1 to 5 games for fighting an unwilling opponent (which can include extreme instances of instigating)
This category is to cover when there is in an incident which is essentially a fight, but no actual punches are thrown.  In other words, it is so there is no loophole for having a fight where there are no punches thrown.  

For example, it would be an extended exchange of behaviour such as chin strap pulling, pulling a jersey over the head, face washing, wrestling each other down to the ice, gloves are dropped but punches are not thrown, etc.  

It is not meant to cover the occasional brief interaction where there are a couple of pushes back and forth, etc.
2 games typically.

1 game whenever gloves are dropped, regardless of whether wrestling or a fight occurs.
Match Penalties
Incidents that would be called a match penalty in any typical men’s league in Ottawa that has referees.  We all know when something clearly crosses the line.  These types of penalties occur rarely in Ottawa.

For example, incidents such as head butting, kicking, butt-ending, spearing, intentional high sticking, intentional or reckless contact to the head, etc.

This category does not include Minor or Major penalties, which are not to be suspended, as noted below.
5 games typically.

Additional games can be added if there are extenuating circumstances such as an overly deliberate attempt to injure.

The suspension can be reduced if it was stupid behaviour, but was unlikely to result in an injury.  
Major Penalties
This is defined as incidents that are relatively serious, but are essentially accidental in nature, such as unintentional high sticking, or wrestling / roughing that is not serious enough to be suspended.
No games.

The league will continue to address this type of behaviour through filtering the type of players that enter the league, captains discussing issues with players as required, and occasionally telling players they are not welcome to return the following season.
Minor Penalties
Typical minor issues that would be called by a referee, such as tripping, roughing, double minors for roughing, etc.
No games.

The league will continue to address this type of behaviour through filtering the type of players that enter the league, captains discussing issues with players as required, and occasionally telling players they are not welcome to return the following season.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Rules (Etiquette) of pick up / open hockey

Here are, in no particular order, some basic pick up/open hockey points of etiquette that all players should abide by to keep it fun for all.

1) Pay the man. You need the guy who organizes the game and hence collects the money needed to pay for the ice – you need this guy more than he needs you. Don’t make him chase you down for money.
2) Show Up and On Time. You said you’d be there and everyone expects you to be there. Waltzing in late every game is disrespectful of those that are on time. Sure it happens to all of us once and awhile but it grows thin after the second time. Don’t be rude so leave earlier.
3) Don’t Waste Time. Do your dry land training before the Zamboni leaves the ice and try to limit the on ice warm up to 5 minutes after the Zamboni leaves.
4) Don’t whine about the teams. The same guy who collects the money attempts to create balanced teams from a wildly unbalanced talent pool. If the odd game is a little one-sided just shut-up and play harder. Consider it an opportunity to work on your defensive play.
5) Balancing the teams as best as possible. Don't have your team all of all-stars against scrubs. If you're asked to move to the other team, move no questions. Don’t take it personal, it’s to adjust the competitive balance and to make the game more enjoyable for everyone.
6) Don’t kill the goalie: During the warm-up. No goalie ever asks to have his head warmed up. Nor do they need to work out kinks in their neck or collarbone. There is no need to shoot the puck above the goalie’s belly button. If you want to wire a few high hard ones, or test out your new composite stick, do it against the glass. Injuring the goalie during warm-up is a big no-no. During the game. When the goalie puts his glove or pad on the puck stop hacking & poking. Assume the play is dead & skate away. If you are driving the net and have to choose between running over the goalie (and scoring) and going around the net (and not scoring), opt for the latter.
7) Don’t kill anybody else. If you get the puck at the point, resist the temptation to shoot for the top corner. Ripping a shot past the ears of the guys standing in front of the net won’t win you any friends and remember NO SLAP SHOTS.
8) Adjust to the talent level. Oftentimes there is disparity in the level of talent on the ice. Allow players with limited skills some opportunity to stick-handle and get involved in the play. Don’t be a spoiler of fun. Dial up your efforts against players of equal or better skill than you.
9) Get off the ice. If you are tired, get off ice. If you are resting your stick on your knees and sucking for air, get off the ice. If you’ve been on the ice for more than 2 minutes, get off the ice. If your line mates head for the bench, get off the ice. When in doubt, get off the ice. Don’t hog ice time. Everyone paid to play, not to watch you play.
10) Pass the puck. You might be the best player on the ice. You might be able to stick-handle through the other team and score at will, but nobody likes a puck-hog. Give it up! A goal resulting from a great passing combination will be appreciated more than repeated coast-to-coast attempts. If you really want to demonstrate your skill, then work to set up the worst player on the ice for an easy goal
11) Keep it clean. Assume the NHL rules apply to you – stop hooking, holding and water-skiing. If you trip somebody, apologize. If somebody trips, hooks or holds you, assume it was an accident.
12) Back Off. Goals, offside, goalie make a save, puck over the boards, etc. Back off and give the team space to come out of their end. Blue line is ok but the Red line is even better.
13) Air out your equipment. When you were 13 it was cool to bring tears to your teammates’ eyes just by opening your bag. That time has passed. Keep it clean.
14) Give up your dream. You are not going to the NHL. You will not be discovered by an NHL scout while playing pickup hockey at McNabb. Play hard but remember that Carrie Underwood is not waiting at home for you & everybody has to go to work the next morning.
15) Humility. If you score a goal please remember it’s pick up hockey. Nobody likes the jackass who rubs it in every time he scores (there are exceptions of course) so simply skate over to the guy who passed you the puck, tap his glove, and get on with it.

Follow these simple rules and you will:
  • fit in right away
  • be passed to
  • be accepted as one of the league
  • be invited back
At the end of the day, it’s about having fun. Let’s all do our part to make it so.

Monday, 21 December 2015

CARHA Hockey 3 on 3 Tournament

Registration Is Now Open!
Registration for the tournament is now open! Click the link below for the team registration form and submit it via mail, email or fax to CARHA Hockey using the contact information below. CARHA Hockey Suite 610, 1420 Blair Place Ottawa, ON  K1J 9L8 Tel: 613-244-1989 / 800-267-1854 Fax: 613-244-0451 / 866-345-1975

$250 per Team
February 6,2016
All games between 7 pm and 11:30 pm
5 games guaranteed 
3 on 3 format
1/2 of the teams participating receive a prize
Men's and Women's Divisions