Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Schedule 2016/17

WeekDateTime 12:00 noonTime 1:00 pm
41-Oct-2016Black vsWhiteGoldvsRed
58-Oct-2016Black vsGoldWhitevsRed
615-Oct-2016WhitevsGoldBlack vsRed
722-Oct-2016RedvsGoldBlack vsWhite
1119-Nov-2016WhitevsRedBlack vsGold
1226-Nov-2016Black vsRedWhitevsGold
1624-Dec-2016No Games - Christmas Eve
1731-Dec-2016No Games - New Years Eve
187-Jan-2017Black vsWhiteGoldvsRed
1914-Jan-2017Black vsGoldWhitevsRed
2021-Jan-2017WhitevsGoldBlack vsRed
2128-Jan-2017RedvsGoldBlack vsWhite
2525-Feb-2017WhitevsRedBlack vsGold
264-Mar-2017Black vsRedWhitevsGold

Thursday, 22 September 2016

PHL - Seeks Additional Full Time Players

The league is almost full but we are still a few bodies short. If you do know of anyone wishing to join and is 35 or over please do get them into the league.

Here is the ad as it appears on line.
Well Established Hockey League Seeks Participants for the upcoming Season

Looking for full-time and occasional spare players (skaters and goalies) for our well-established 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 "goons or ringers" allowed);
Calibre: Mix of all skill levels.
Teams are balanced/altered to maintain competitive balance, fairness and fun.
Ages: 35 and up;
Number of Teams: Four (4) teams of 10 skaters plus a goalie;
Game Start Times: Saturdays at noon and 1 PM;
Looking for occasional/spare players/goalies for the upcoming season;
Primarily looking for full-time players for the upcoming season;

If interested, please respond to the above email contact with your age and self-ranking of skill level ("A", "B", "C", or "D");

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

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 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

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:
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.