EHL Board Meeting

EHL Board Meeting

The Board of the Eclectic Hockey League (EHL) meet at Skaters Bar Sunday at 1 pm to prepare for the 2019/20 ice hockey season.

We have six teams in each Conference. Lager 25+ and Stout 40+

Present were Dave Crabill – Commish-Leather Necks; Jeff Dennings-Assistant Commish; Mike Hartwig-Hartwig Tree Svc.; Darren Newton-Old Fokkers; Tom Hutchings-Leather Necks; Mark Abee-Scrap Dogs; Ty Burt – Frozen Wings; Jeff Wieler – Gooners Dogs; Jeff Rouse-BC Heating; Drew Lang-State Farm; Brandon Groleau; Nate Carnell and another guy – CS Motors; Casey Owens – Mighty Drunks.

Here are the Conference lineups:

Lager – 25+

BC Heating & Cooling – Jeff Rouse
C & S Motors – Dane Tucker
Chicken Shack- Ricco Phillips
Hartwig Tree Service- Mike Hartwig
State Farm- Drew Lang
The Mighty Drunks- Casey Owens

Stout 40+

Frozen Wings-Ty Burt
Gooner Dogs-Chris Green
Leather Necks-Tom Hutchings
Old Fokkers-Darren Newton
Prestige Worldwide-Brandon Groleau
Scrap Dogs-Mark Abee / Eric Schauwecker

We had a quick, productive meeting. Thank you to all who took time out of your busy schedule, really appreciate it.

Bylaw Review – see link to bylaws on this page

Page 3 GAME  overtime rules in playoffs. 4 on 4 for five minutes then shootout.

Page 5 Prizes Two Guzzler prizes, one for each Conference; Two Stanley Pint champs, one for each conference awarded custom Stanley Pints; GOALIE PRIZE! Finally – Two $50 Tallboy prizes, one each conference for most shutouts.

Roster Decisions:

We voted to allow defenseman, Shaun Adair (38) to skate with Scrap Dogs. He skates every Wed & Fri with me, so I know his ability and temperament, a good fit for our league.

We voted to allow a slightly underage girl, Taylor, to skate with The Mighty Drunks. Taylor has skated a lot with a weekly skate, a good fit for the league.

The Frozen Wings – 40 + and Scrap Dogs 40+ are still finalizing their rosters if you know of anyone wanting to skate.

Schedule / Crossover

We are not doing the inter-conference games this season since we have six each. (No old guys vs young guys games) What we will do instead, thanks to Jeff, is run a schedule of five games then schedule 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4 and 5 vs 6 in each conference. That way the points can be earned against your next best competitor, then repeat. Each team will still play each in its own conference four times.

Finance

Payments are collected through Hockey Community. Get your guys on the app, team managers can add to their roster, or have them go to www.gears.beer/ehl and I’ll add them to your team.

The first deadline is $625 by 9/15

Received so far. 
BC Heating – $700
C & C Motors – $500
Hartwig Tree – $400
Chicken Shack – $0
State Farm – $100
The Mighty Drunks – $0
Frozen Wings – $300
Gooners Dogs-$300
Leather Necks- $400
Old Fokkers-$700
Prestige Worldwide-$800
Scrap Dogs-$100

Let me know if there are Registration payments that have not been credited to the player. There was an issue with the process of initial registration.

I think that is it. Thanks again for playing! I’m looking forward to another fun season.

Dave

Commish

Wait! Did you see our jersey!
We are ordering dye sublimation jerseys in Rangers colors with EHL sponsors logos. They will be customized with your name and number in print or with Twill patches.
EHL Conference Champs Decided

EHL Conference Champs Decided

EHL Drop In Skates
We will continue to skate Wed & Fri 7:30 – 9 pm through May. All drop in ice time is managed with the Gears Beer Hockey app. There will be some openings on Fridays that we have not seen lately. We are running two sheets. Jeff Rouse is organizing a sheet for his Alumni Tournament prep. June through mid-August we will drop Friday and keep Wednesday going. The rink has a drop in hockey app now also, search CFH Hockey in your favorite app store, of visit Perfect Skate.

EHL 2018/19 Season

The final conference games were held on Sunday and the conference champs have been decided. Passions ran high during the day and there was some extra drama and ref penalty calculation time that we don’t normally see. Overall a great season. This is hockey and shit happens.

Game Wrapups

The first game was Bullfrogs vs Scrap Dogs. Bullfrogs went hot and cold all season. Scrap Dogs came on strong after a slow start. For the loser bracket game, it should just be for fun. Scrap Dogs had thirteen skaters and Bullfrogs had six. Your commissioner was one of the six. Bullfrogs scored first and Scrap Dogs tied it up a while later. With a few minutes left in the game tempers flared and two players were asked to leave. The game was decided in OT. Bullfrogs won in a shootout. All that for third place:)

The Stout Conference (40+) Championship game.
Old Fokkers took on Gooners Dogs and won handily by a 4-0 score. I’m told by Gooners that early in the game they blew a perfect opportunity to score and it just didn’t get better from there. Gooners certainly wins the most beer drank award though! I left hours after the games and they were still working some. I expected some fireworks during this game, but nothing major developed, thankfully!

The kids 25+, Lager Conference.
Hartwig Tree couldn’t overcome the talented Gutter Guys in the losers bracket. If Gutter Guys had a full bench for every game they would have been contenders. Brian Savard won the Guzzler Prize once again this season. Three or four in a row for him! Hartwig continues to be solid competitors and they never complain! My favorite kind of hockey team:) Thanks, Mike!

Frozen Wings has dominated all season with only two losses, but Chicken Shack won the Championship. Spring break and illness hurt the Frozen Wings bench, but don’t take anything away from the hard playing Chicken Shack. Rico and crew of Chicken Shack never stop coming at you. They play hard and they earned the Lager Championship. There was some extra drama in this game also. Passions can run high, it is hockey.

EHL Bragging Rights
Chicken Shack meets Old Fokkers on Sunday (March 31) at 1:15 pm. This will be a fun game to watch, come have a beer!

Special Thanks
The league and the technology wouldn’t be possible without the help of Jeff Dennings and my brother Mike. Jeff worked tirelessly to develop our drop-in hockey app and it has made running a sheet super easy. Plus, he organizes the scorekeepers and manages the registration and posting of score sheets. 

Each team has some glue that holds it together. Thank you to Rico Phillips, Darren Newton, Ty Burt, Chris Green, Mike Hartwig and Greg Dufour for excellent work running your team. This is the first year since the league has stated that we actually collected all the team fees.

A big thanks to my lovely bride for allowing me to head to the rink three times and week and going herself twice a week to help with the drop in skates. I’m blessed.

Hey, let’s not forget the refs. Andy Pavolich did another great job getting us some stripes for the games and for the most part they got their hands out of their pockets:) All I have to say is that I’m glad I’m not a ref! Thanks, guys!

The 2019/20 Season

To help teams get sponsors and fund the ice bill, I’ve set up a sponsorship form for next season. We want to grow a few teams also. Some interest has been expressed, but time will tell. First come first serve. So get your team commitment into me for next season and help spread the word, please. The form is linked up below.

Stout Champions – again… Old Fokkers
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Lager Champions – Chicken Shack
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Gooners Dogs 2nd place Stout Conference
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Frozen Wings 2nd place Lager Conference
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Gutter Guys Lager Conference
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Bullfrogs Stout Conference
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Hartwig Tree Svc Lager Conference
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Scrap Dogs Stout Conference
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Wait! Did you see our jersey!
We are ordering dye sublimation jerseys in Rangers colors with EHL sponsors logos. They will be customized with your name and number in print or with Twill patches.
Beer League Players Attempt Red Bull Crashed Ice

Beer League Players Attempt Red Bull Crashed Ice

Crashed Ice is a new Red Bull event. Ice Cross Downhill. Of course, the young studs who compete make it look relatively easy – relative.

Now look at some Beer League players try to get down the course!

It is hilarious!

Wait! Did you see our jersey!
We are ordering dye sublimation jerseys in Rangers colors with EHL sponsors logos. They will be customized with your name and number in print or with Twill patches.

2019 Doan’s Winter Classic

Four teams battled for the championship and Team Porter won this year!

Here are some pics from the day, more details to follow. Still recuperating and have to go to the rink to skate more… oh boy!

https://flic.kr/s/aHskN8w5Ua

Here is a link to all the pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EWrawVCesBirGWBi9

Wait! Did you see our jersey!
We are ordering dye sublimation jerseys in Rangers colors with EHL sponsors logos. They will be customized with your name and number in print or with Twill patches.

2019 Doan’s Winter Classic

Gears Beer Hockey is proud to sponsor Doan’s Winter Classic!

This year Jim Doan added an indoor bathroom to the barn. So we have a popcorn machine, NHL Network on TV and indoor plumbing!

Our first year we had everyone bring a dish to pass and it got expensive for some and we had way too much food. The plan is to have about 24 skaters and four goalies which works well for the barn size. We will have cases of beer and food on hand. The suggested menu is pasta, wings, salad, and breadsticks.

The teams are drafted evenly from four categories, ABCD. Players are ranked and randomly distributed into teams. The traditional team names are Doan’s High Life, Team Porter, Lagermen and Stout Bros. (beer-themed of course)

So, to confirm your player spot we ask a small donation of $15 to skate. Proceeds cover the expenses of the tournament.

Check in to form teams by 10 am. Games start at 11 am.
Two 5 min run time periods per game. Up to six per drafted team. Three on three play. Recruit goalies!

With your confirmed donation, you will get a special coupon code to save money on a shirt or hoodie. 

Wait! Did you see our jersey!
We are ordering dye sublimation jerseys in Rangers colors with EHL sponsors logos. They will be customized with your name and number in print or with Twill patches.