Outdoor & Indoor Tournaments

Outdoor & Indoor Tournaments

We are in peak Hockey Season and you have more chances for play! The Barn in Fenton offers some three on three without goalie, tournaments. Find details on https://barnhockeyfenton.com

Jim Doan has the ultimate setup for outdoor hockey and we skate generally Tuesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Get on the Doan’s Winter Classic list for updates on the February tournament. It caps at 24 skaters and four goalies – no guests.

Flint Oldtimers is back on April 8th through the 10th at Crystal Fieldhouse. $700 per team, limit of eight teams in 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ Divisions. Details on Crystal Fieldhouse website or contact Mike Petty 810-964-2727 or Art Autio 248-345-5469. Three game guarantee with two 16 minute stop time periods.

Rosters Frozen – 8 Games Needed for Playoffs

Rosters Frozen – 8 Games Needed for Playoffs

Rosters froze last weekend. Only four games left in the regular season. Players must have eight games in to be eligible. You can review your Roster off your team page or a list is available on the home page you can sort by team. Just click the Team column label and scroll down.

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Jan 2022 Hockey Update

Jan 2022 Hockey Update

Message from the Commish…

Welcome to 2022! COVID is running through the rink again as we experience another surge in the pandemic. Hopefully this latest variation will burn out and we can finally put it behind us.

I’m able to skate on non-Chemo weeks yet and appreciate the encouragement from my hockey friends. My last treatment is January 24th and I’ll be back to top speed (still slow) by Playoffs!

Speaking of playoffs! The EHL will run a round robin again for the last five games of the season. They are not scheduled yet as we have a battle between Budtenders and Lockhart for third place. The rest of the standings are likely to hold. It is great to see that most of the games are fairly even. Congrats to Gooners for handing Frozen their first loss! (sorry Ty, had to share)

To qualify for playoffs the player must have played in eight regular season games. We allow pulling subs from within the league, but after the January 9th games the roster are frozen. Now new players can be added.

For drop in hockey we are running just one sheet a week currently due to competition from the leagues and other skates. Thanks to all who have helped me keep the one sheet going. Guys like Rouse and Daly have pulled in skaters to keep us going. Appreciate you guys! We have ice this Wed at 8 pm and the following week we get back to Fridays.

Log into www.app.perfectskate.com once you are Registered. Buy a Credit. You can use the coupon code “cash” if you want to pay at the rink. Book a skate with your Credit. We cap at 22 is the plan. For the first time in a long time we had some extra skaters slip through and skate, but we are holding at 22 still. I’ve fixed the problem. The site should be keeping you logged in now, which will help save you time and hassle. My developer is recovering from COVID, but we have the new system which will be super easy and more useful in coming months. It is amazing what you can do with database technology now.

For those interested in some outdoor ice. Doan’s Winter Classic is happening again in February. We cap that at 24 skaters and four goalies. Get on the email list here: https://gears.beer/doans-winter-classic/ to be updated on ice times. Doan needs help this Saturday at 9:30 am to finish the rink. Then games will be made available as weather permits. Last year we enjoyed over eight games on the rink. If you have not check it out, visit that link to see pics. What an awesome setup! Thanks Jimmy!!

Condolences to the (Shaggy) McGrath family for their loss.

That is it for now!

If you have read this much, you are an exceptional hockey player!!

See you on the ice!

Dave

New Drop-In Skate System

New Drop-In Skate System

IMPORTANT – NEW RULE

Due to the 35 and older league being on Wed night we have lost about half our regulars. I’m creating a new rule. We need a minimum of 16 skaters booked by Sunday to skate on Wed. If we don’t have enough, I’ll cancel on Sunday and you get your Credit back.

The new system is in place. We have a better way to manage the teams in the back end as well as the ability to create a series of rules for the skate.

You can book skates with Credits that you purchase. This is the biggest change for the skater – paying in advance to hold your spot. You have until 24 hours prior to the skate to Unbook and get your Credit back. After that deadline you are committed and can send a sub in your place.

The pay in advance method eliminates the problem we were experiencing with the old system. Each week on the day of the skate we would have about five drops from guys who simply booked all available skates in advance. They prevented others from planning to skate and then hurt the skate on the day of. Now that isn’t possible.

By using a website instead of an App we have more control with less effort. The site plays nice on Mobile, simply bookmark it in your phone. You can create a shortcut that will show up on your screen – Google it.

The entire goal is to create the “Perfect Skate.” The right skaters, balanced teams, no drama and lots of fun.

Cancer Sucks

While I’m going through Chemo, I’m not going to be able to skate each week. I’ve been skating, but it is taking too long to recover. I will continue on my off Chemo week for now and see how that goes. Let me share again. Get your Colonoscopy when told. Don’t go through the surgery and Chemo – it sucks!

New Drop-In Skate System

21/22 Season Start Info

The 2021/22 Season will begin on September 19th. The schedule is being loaded into Hockey Community. There are six teams in the 40+ Stout Conference. We have dropped the Lager Conference this season.

I’m very happy to report that the six team managers we have are solid and dependable. This gives me the confidence to move forward with the season despite my health issue. I’m going to try to play. I can’t be much slower, right?

That said, we have higher costs again this season for the ice time and refs. The cost per team will remain $5,000 if paid by the deadline of November 30th. After November 30th the fee raises by $250 and there will be penalties or loss of ice time. I’ve never collected all of the team fee money for a season since starting this league in 2015. Let’s make this a first!

The teams are:

Budtenders, manager Tom Hutchings
Gooners Dogs, manager Chris Green
Hurley Phantoms, manager Mike Mays
Lockhart Roofing, manager Greg Dufour
Frozen Wings, manager Ty Burt
Marauders – or another name to be determined, manger Eric Schauwecker