…and hopefully some new people who plan on joining us in the upcoming season. We are happy to say that registration is open for the Spring/Summer season. Please register early to avoid disappointment. There are only 26 teams in the summer session which means less numbers and limited positions in each division. Goalies! There are only 26 spots. Get yours today.
The Spring/Summer season will be a total of 18 weeks consisting of 14 regular season games, 3 playoff games and a Championship Night.
Every season, we all get a day to step out on to the ice and stare right at our in-house volunteer photographer, Michael Durrant, as we try not to blink at the wrong time. For some of you, that day will be this upcoming weekend (Jan 26 and 28) as we take part in the first round of team photos.
We have been able to secure some ice time for our annual Boxing Day Tournament. It will be held on Tuesday December 26th at Wave Twin Rinks from 7 pm through midnight.
There will be a guarantee of four games. We are looking for four teams of 15 players and 1 goalie. Positions will be held on a first come first served basis. Bruce has been kind and brave enough to take on this hefty project. He is confident there will be 60 plus ARL players and friends to occupy the rosters spots and create a fun event for many. The price will be $65 per person.
Deadline for registering will be Tuesday December 19th. Teams will be built immediately up to and following the deadline and captains and players will be notified as soon as possible once everything is done.
I just wanted to reach out because we have had a couple of issues this weekend that will result in suspensions and ideally we want to stop things before they escalate.
In a division 3 game a player who was playing too aggressively rode a less experienced player into the boards which has resulted in a serious leg injury. The injured player may not play again. The offending player will be dealt with. A player in a division 2 game felt the need to swear at a referee after the ref admonished him for slamming his stick against the boards following a goal. The player was ejected him from the game and will be dealt with. Continue reading “Unacceptable League Conduct”→
Just to keep everyone in the loop. We will be sending the final schedule to all captains and posting it to the website on the weekend.
The schedule has been a major challenge this season because the league was cut by two teams and we had to do a major revision. We are also going through it closely to do our best to make sure there is a balance of Sunday games across the league. This too, is a major challenge because every time we move one game it has an impact on two other teams. It is a huge headache done completely in the name of balance.
The rosters have also been a major issue because even up through this past Sunday afternoon we had players leave the league due to injury and for personal reasons. We don’t want to send the rosters to our webmaster or stats guy until we are relatively certain we have them finalized. We also don’t have the team numbers from all of the captains yet. The idea is to send complete rosters with numbers to the webmaster and stats guy one time only for simplicity. We also had one team that needed a uniform change due to a couple of unforeseen issues.
Ultimately, we are almost through this massive process. To conclude, all seems to be in good shape on the ice and the games have been positive, which is the real purpose. We will work through these final pieces and everything will continue in a positive way as always.