2021-22 EHL Season Wrap-up

2021-22 EHL Season Wrap-up

We completed the 25 game season and Frozen Wings won the championship. Congrats to Ty and company.

Close games for the last week of the season. Dave and Jeff go over the games, stats and plans for next season in the video below.

2021-22 EHL Season Wrap-up

Wrap-up of the 21/22 EHL Season

Highlights of the Season

Thanks to Frozen Wings, we had an even six teams in this season. Ideally, we would have eight teams. Help get the word out for next season.

A big thanks to the team managers. It takes time, patience and money to run a hockey team. Ty Burt, Chris Green, Greg Dufour, Tom Hutchings, Mike Mays and Eric Schauwecker. The league fees were paid on time this season and all was paid for the first time since inception in 2015. Great work guys!

The play wasn’t always in parity. If I had a magic wand, I’d remix Frozen Wings, Marauders and Hurly Phantom into three new teams. Then we would have six with parity. What do you think?

Some suggest that we switch to a draft league so we build parity into all teams.

Something for the board to discuss, again. 

Frozen Wings will be the 21/22 champs. If Gooners Dogs beats Frozen and Budtenders loses the goals point spread could move Gooners into second place. The rankings are points, goal difference (GF – GA), and goals for in that order.

The EHL Prizes

St Paulie Girl Prize: Drawing on March 27th for $50. Over 40 players are eligble to draw a card due to no penalty minutes during the regular season.

The Guzzler Prize: Congratulations Kevin Byrne of Frozen Wings with 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists). Mark Vansaw won the 20/21 season Guzzler Prize with 71 points (40 goals, 31 assists) for the season. 

Tallboy Prize: The goalie with the most shutouts was Rick Erickson of Frozen Wings. He wins $50.

Stanley Pints: The Stanley Pints will be at the rink to hand to the league champs!

See you in Skaters Bar after the games on Sunday!

Dave

stanley pint beer glass trophy EHL
Cooper Goalie @ Doan’s Rink

Cooper Goalie @ Doan’s Rink

Big thanks to Charles for tending goal, but also for shoting this cool video of the action at Doan’s rink.

We are getting ready for the 2022 Doan’s Winter Classic. The goal is the hold the tournament Saturday, February 6th at 10 am. Limited to 24 skaters and two goalies, no guests due to space issues.

Help is needed on Friday to move the snow. It is possible that on Friday we will push back the date to February 12th at 10 am. Hoping we pull it off this Saturday because I have Wings tickets for a noon game against the Flyers on 12th!

Contact Dave or Jim if you need the address to Doan’s. Make sure you are on the list!

Here is a link to chip in on the food and get a spot on the list.

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.

2021-22 EHL Season Wrap-up

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