Unacceptable League Conduct

Hello ARL Players,

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”

Update on Schedule and Rosters (Winter 2017-18)

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.

Thank you for your patience,

The ARL Committee

Championship Night Summer 2017

Hello ARL Players,

As the Spring/Summer 2017 season comes to a conclusion we want to invite you to share in the Championship Night festivities on Friday August 25th.

Please come up to Pub 21 following your game and enjoy some food and drink with your teammates and other ARL players. The five division champion teams will be rewarded with a Pub 21 gift certificate courtesy of The Wave and the ARL Committee.

We are working on a prize table for a raffle and a 50/50 draw. If you have anything to donate to the prize table it would be very much appreciated. Please let me know.

As always we will donate all dollars raised from this evening to a local charity. We will let you know when we determine a beneficiary.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Please enjoy your last couple of games and as always keep the ARL spirit in mind while playing.

Thanks,

The ARL Committee

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ARL Registration

Hello ARL Players,

Welcome to the registration for the 2017/18 Fall and Winter season. Please follow this link to register.

The process has been slightly modified for simplicity.

A few things that we need to note:
Register right away because space is limited and we have a ton of returning players and many new players who wish to join.
We do our best to accommodate player requests and team requests but we must also do what is right for the ARL so please understand that every player, team and even division request cannot be granted. Please be patient. We do our absolute best. Team building in the ARL can be very tricky because of the diversity of players and experience.
GOALIES – Please register separately by contacting ARL Committee member Patte Beltrame at Beltrame@cogeco.ca. She will take you through the registration and payment process. Again, please remember that space is limited so register soon. Continue reading “ARL Registration”

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Important Note Regarding Aggression

Hello, ARL Players,

We regret that we have to send this message but recent events have made it necessary. We have just completed the sixth week of the Spring/Summer season and on and off ice incidents resulting in suspensions are at an unprecedented high.

To date, we have been forced to suspend eight players for a total of twelve games. There is one other situation pending. The issues pretty much spread across all divisions and include both male and female players. The common thread is players are playing way too aggressively for the ARL. They are taking the game way too seriously and on many occasions, things are getting way out of hand. The referees are getting fed up with the actions of many players. They are also tired of verbal abuse on several occasions. We need to remind the players in this league that it is a co-ed, social hockey league with an emphasis on fun and development. Continue reading “Important Note Regarding Aggression”

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Championship Night Winter 2016/17

Hello ARL Players

Here are a few things you need to know for Championship¬†Night on Friday¬†and the games that will take place on Friday and Sunday. Every team will play this weekend on either Friday or Sunday. Friday’s games are mostly ‘Gold Medal’ games and the games on Sunday are ‘Bronze Medal’ games.

The schedule was posted on the website and Facebook earlier today.

As always we request that the games be played with the ARL spirit in mind. Continue reading “Championship Night Winter 2016/17”