Thank you to the many players who responded to the survey that we created to gauge players opinions regarding our hockey league. The response was overwhelming.
The vast majority of players are in favour of the status quo with a few adjustments.
The modifications will likely surround working towards balancing teams and divisions as best as possible as we head into the Fall/Winter season and at intervals during the season. As a Committee we are currently working on the definite logistics and we will update the league as a whole after Labour Day through our website, newsletter, Facebook page and e-mails to team captains.
Please see below for what amounts to a standard comment to our survey.
“I don’t believe player age matters…it’s the player’s skill level and their style of play that determine how well teams are balanced and people’s enjoyment of the game. I feel it is important to balance the teams in the right divisions so team skill levels are evenly matched, which leads to everyone enjoying games. This can be accomplished by moving teams up or down divisions during the season.”
One other item that came up in many surveys was The Crossbar. Be assured that The Wave has partnered with a new owner and they have already demonstrated a strong commitment to working with the ARL. The Crossbar will be up and running for the beginning of the Fall/Winter season.
Further, with regards to The Wave as a facility we have been assured that the ice surfaces will be completely redone on Labour Day weekend in advance of the Fall/Winter season.
Once again, thank you for your response and enjoy the rest of the summer.
The ARL Committee