|guys the annual email is going out tonight you might get a duplicate|
First off you are receiving this email because in the past about an
interest in hockey. If you want off the list, please let me know.
off the rink has youth, high school, college and womens league besides
the mens league and I just wanted to share the other opportunities at
The IYHL (irish youth hockey league) is having
registration august 4th, 8th, and 14th. Theres more information on
Saturday august 14th from 1-6pm
is the rinks official back to hockey day, where there will be a used
equipment sale activities for the kids, food and registration for the
IYHL. There will also be prizes raffled off as well. The rink will be
open for an open skate if you want to come out and skate. I am looking
to put up a table for the mens league and am looking for volunteers to
basically sit at the table and field questions. We will be raffling of
a couple of $200 vouchers for the mens league. The vouchers can be
applied for your league fees for the upcoming fall winter session.
am working on some adult clinics given by mike mcneill starting around
mid august and run thru sept before the session. Cost is going to be
$10 a session and this time, we are going to split the sessions up for
those who are truly new and for those with a year or two under their
belt. No need to reserve a spot, just show up and bring 10 bucks.
will try and setup some open rat sessions through the week if ice is
available and I will post the times on the yahoo group (link below)
will be a 3 on 3 tourney on Sunday Sept 12th and will run from about
noon to 7:30. This year we are making this a charity event for a friend
of steve rogers AUTOPLUS98@... who has fallen on hard times.
He is in the hospital at the moment, and steve can get you the details
if you want to hear the story. I have chosen to get involved and hope
we raise some money for him. Steves brother in law is a caterer in
Chicago and will be donating the food. He has a grill and will be
grilling pulled pork and chicken with side dishes. We will have kegs,
as we have in the past and maybe get some donations to raffle off as
well. I am hoping for 20 teams, 4 divisions, 4
games with a possible 5th. Cost will be $270 per team goalies
free.... Please email me either steve or myself if you want to play,
have questions, or want to donate something. I am hearing there will be
other things being donate for raffles and what not. It will be a good
time to get on the ice before we start the regular season. All proceeds
will go to the cause.
Fall/winter division will start monday
sept 13th and run thru mid/end march. We will split into 4 divisions,
maybe 5 A, B (possibly split), C and REC. I am still working on
costs. A few things to consider: ice, insurance, security fee, and
refs. I base the team fee on these costs and then figure out how many
games played to come up with a figure.
We have not had our
annual board meeting for the rink, so I have no idea what the costs of
ice will be. Last year it was $250, but I am going to assume it will be
$260 this year. Thats what the IYHL is basing their fees on and
without a board decision, thats what I am going to have to
on as well. We paid the refs each game $20 a piece and I expect the
same this year. Each game will have 2 refs. So with the 260 + 40= 300
you can figure each team pays $150 per game for just the ice and ref
The rink charged each player $10 bucks for the
spring/summer to help pay for the security guards and I would assume the
same this winter. I never did a head count and rather applied it
evenly per team. I figured each team on a 14 man roster. Some had more
some had less, but regardless every team paid 140 bucks. Expect the
same this winter, although since we havent had our annual board meeting,
I am just guesstimating if thats even a word.
around $23 bucks last year and I am still waiting to hear back from our
insurance guy to see what were paying this year. We have more players
and more teams so our insurance policy will
cost more, but I always split it up per person. I am not sure what its
going to cost but estimate around 25
guy just to be safe. It was 20 bucks 2 winters ago, and 18 the year
before. USA hockey costs $35 and doesnt have as good medical coverage
that we carry. USA hockeys $35 fee is based per individual not team.
If theres people on the ice and if one person does not have insurance
and an injury occurs, USAH wont pay the claim. Also, with USAH we
would only be able to use USAH refs. If for some reason, we dont have 2
refs on the ice for a game and an injury occurs, USAH wont pay the
claim. Our policy is an umbrella policy and we wont have to worry
about those things. Working in chicago, I dont have time to monitor
this stuff on who is and who isnt insured. The policy covers everyone
regardless if a refs not there, or if some guys brother in law sneaks in
and wants to play a game. Like the security fee, I am going to base it
per team. Again figure 25
bucks a guy and 14 guys regardless of your roster. So figure $350 per
team. I dont have time to figure out if guys are playing on two
teams or if a guys is part time, just count on $350 a team.
league will be run by brandon rigby brandonr@... right
now they are at 42 guys but could use some more. I believe they have 4
goalies and they look to start the A league back up again. A league
consists of guys out of high school, current NDU players, guys who
played juniors, and basically anyone who is able to play at the highest
local level. The teams will be based on a draft. They usually play 32
games and times are usually on sundays wednesdays and thursdays. At
32 games figure
4800 (32 x 150 ice and refs)
I like round numbers and will round up to cover
the $400 in vouchers for
the IYHL back to hockey and to cover any unexpected costs like bounced
checks and guys stiffing the league. I have the stories if you want. so
guys figure $5325 per team. If you guys play more games, then the
cost goes up. Were talking $35 bucks extra a team or about 2 or 3 bucks
a guys.....suck it up!!!! based on a 14 man roster were talking 380
bucks. A few years back we were charging 400 a guys so this isnt
B league is going to be headed up by dave
mensik and kevin masters. B league will have about 8-12 teams.
Right now they are making an effort to have parity and will be going
thru rosters and pushing the better players up to A league. The B
league is also competitive but not as fast as the A league. The B
league consists of guys who have played for a while and are usually guys
in the 30-50's. B league will
probably play the same amount of games as the A guys, so figure on the
same figure $5325. Games are anywhere from sunday night thru thursday
There is a possibility of having a lower B division for those teams that
dont quite fit in the middle, like bulls, nd faculty, goshen, beavers,
maybe franks silver? We will figure out where everyone is going at the
C league started out as the beginners league 7
or years ago with 2 teams and blossomed to about 12-15 teams last fall
and then split those teams up for the B and C league. We plan on doing
the same with the C and rec league this fall. C league is for the guy
who plays at a lower pace but is looking for a good time. Most of the
guys in C have been playing for a several years or who have played for
awhile and have slowed down. Games are anywhere from sunday night thru
thursday night. The C league has traditionally played 26 games in the
past. Based on that
3900 (26 x 150 ice and refs)
looking for a round number and to create a small surplus I am going to
with $4425 per team. based on a 14
man roster were looking at just under 320 a person. I think most guys
it was about 325 a guy in the past. So this is pretty much on target.
league will probably play the same same amount of games so they too can
bank on the $4425 team fee. Going on what we created this summer, we
will have a rec league this winter. Rec league is similar to the co
ed league in summer, but at a slightly faster pace. Rec league will
encapsulate the love of the game where winning isnt everything. This
is a good way for beginners to join the league without feeling pressured
to not hold the team back get their feet wet and have a good time in
the process. Most of the teams will have captains at a higher level
that will help build confidence and teach the newbies how to play.
Rules and penalties will be called tighter and we will have a zero
tolerance policy to keep the
spirit of the division. Games are anywhere from sunday night thru
Team fees can be paid by post dated check(s),
cash, or by paypal (add 3%) on the eteamz website. I want half up from
by say sept 7th and the other half paid by october 1st. Teams that
dont pay will be called on and information shared with the other
teams. This has always been the biggest thing I have dreaded.
Captains I will be leaning on you guys to come thru.
going to be instituting a few rules this winter. First off guys can
only play on one team per division. This is to close the loophole when
guys get suspensions, and then wondering what team are they sitting
games for. We will add to it that if a guy plays in 2 divisions and
get suspended, they will have to sit out all their games until their
suspended games are served in their division. Theres really no
punishment if they sit out a game, only to play for their "other" team
the next night.
With guys wanting more and more and playing on
different teams in different divisions, people will have to keep in
mind that with two rinks going people will sometimes have both of their
teams possibly playing at the same time. We will make every attempt
to work a schedule, but no whining that its not working out. Theres
other teams out there...live with it!!! Scheduling is a nightmare,
please make my life easier. If captains want to establiish a
schedulinng comittee, be my guest. I can tell you scheduling as always
has been a nightmare and youre always going to piss off someone. I have
done my best to get the schedule up as quickly as possible, but
sometimes its not good enough. Have at it if you want.
summer has been pretty lax and we hope to reign things in this
winter. One thing is cages and shields. Heres a heads up. All
players will need to wear an UNmodified
cage or shield in order to comply with the rink policy and our
insurance. Also, as far as subs go, we encourage guys to increase their
rosters so they wont be using subs. This summer has been horrendous
and it seems that some
teams had a different set of guys every other night. In order to
eliminate this problem we will be giving the captains a one game
suspension for allowing a non rostered sub to play a game with them.
If the captains not there, we will give one to the alternate captain.
Hopefully this will eliminate this problem.
board will consist of 8-10 guys, but will be looking for 2 or 3 more.
We would like representation from all the divisions. Their job will be
to take the reports from the refs of incidents and decide what game
suspensions if any are needed. Decisions are to be made as quickly as
possible and to be given out fairly. If youre interested and feel
that you will have good communication plus the ability to make tough
decisions, please let me know. Currently we have Brandon Rigby A, Dave
mensik B, Kevin masters B, Kevin nobes, B, Matt popovic C,
Todd montgomery REC. I dont really sit on the board, but I do get
involved on some issues.
There will be a captains meeting
sometime the end of august to touch on some things and to express
concerns and answer questions. I will let you know when that happens.
guys dont have a team yet, please let me know and I will make the
utmost effort to place you on one. Any other questions can be placed
to me and I will do my best to answer them.
As I send this out a few things that I have just recently become aware
of. The refs might be looking for a raise. We have paid them each $20
in the past and I have always tried to keep costs down. Not sure if
others are willing to step up and cover for them if they decide to
walk. Keep in mind refs in the IYHL and high school make between 30
and 85 bucks a game.
Still not sure on the insurance costs, ice fees, and security fee.
Still a lot of what ifs. I want to basically get the word out and let
people know that this is the costs based on my assumptions. Anything
can change, but I am not anticipating any big surprises. Another thing
being floated around is for the A or B divisions to not play the full
32 games and go with a similar schedule like the C or rec. That will be
a captains decision.
Thats all for now.
Jeff Sax South Bend Senior Hockey League
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