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Players must be signed in by their team manager in Hockey Community and confirmed with the scorekeeper. We are not operating under USA Hockey registration this season. There will be a new waiver and you will skate at your own risk.

Need a Goalie? The green button below links to a list of the goalies in the league and some other who may be available to sub. 

If you are a goalie who wants to be on this list, email dave@gears.beer. Ditto if you want removed.

Eclectic Hockey League

Use the Hockey Community app for your schedule, stats and ice bills.

Due to Covid staff will wear protective covering.  All entering wear mask and 6′ apart in lobby.  Locker Rooms are marked seating 6′ apart, we can fit 12. We will assign more locker rooms.   Cleaner in locker rooms and in players benches to use before and after use.  Thermometer will be available for you to use for your group.  Please limit time in locker rooms before and after to allow for cleaning.

Beer League Hockey – Sunday Early

Eclectic Hockey League (EHL) is organized hockey by players for players. We started with four teams in 2015, added two more for 2016 start of the season and grew to eight teams starting in 2017 then 12 in 2019. For the 2020/21 season we will have twelve teams, six in each conference. Unfortunately, we only have one sheet to use so a game will be held Saturday 9 pm and then Sunday 9:15 am; 10:30; 11:45; 1 pm; 2:15 pm

Lager Conference 25+ B
Stout Conference  40+ B

2020 Playoffs Mid August is plan 2021 Season Start September.

We set the full schedule in advance of the season start thanks to a close relationship and cooperation with our rink, Crystal Fieldhouse in Burton, MI.

The schedule, stats, finances and more are found through the use of a mobile app, Hockey Community.

Player payments will be managed through the Hockey Community app so players and managers will have easy access to view payments and balances.

Check out our Hockey Community EHL page here: Hockey-Community/League/EHL

Download the Hockey Community app with the links below:
For Apple iOS click here.       For Google Android click here.

Who this league isn’t for: fighters, hackers, whiners, complainers, college or junior experience players. A family affair: we have a number of kids and families come out to watch and cheer. Rude and abusive fans or players will be ejected.

Who this league is for: Hockey players of all race, religion, gender, and political affiliation. As long as you can show up and have fun playing. The skill level is a B/C level typically, with some exceptions. We are as firm as possible on the age limits.

Who runs the league? One representative from each team in the league is a member of the board and we vote on all rules and any events that require a decision. That includes exceptions for age, suspensions, and edits to the By-Laws. The Commissioner, Dave Crabill has one vote also and communicates the decisions of the board.

Schedule: Sept – March early Sundays. The entire season schedule is posted prior to season start. Oct 17, Dec 15 and Jan 26 your game will be posted two weeks out. They are Positioning Rounds.

Details & League By-Laws:

  • $5,000 per team
  • 65 Minute games, (3) 12 min stop time periods
  • Team managers or a designated rep vote on all major decisions.
  • Read all the details, prize information and rules in the: By-Laws  (click the By-Laws link to view)
  • Review Score Sheets and Sign In Sheets here: https://trello.com/b/EKschFfS
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Frequently Asked Questions…

Frequently Asked Questions…

Two weeks in. It is going well.  Here are some frequently asked questions: How do I pay for my share of the league? Each team has a player payment amount. Ask your team manager. You pay Gears Beer - not the rink. A payment path is available in the Hockey Community...

Frequently Asked Questions…

Schedule Set for 2020/21 Season

Eclectic Hockey League (EHL) will have twelve teams, six in each conference. Unfortunately, we only have one sheet to use so a game will be held Saturday 9 pm and then Sunday 9:15 am; 10:30; 11:45; 1 pm; 2:15 pm Make sure you have a login to Hockey Community. There is...

Frequently Asked Questions…

Frequently Asked Questions…

Two weeks in. It is going well.  Here are some frequently asked questions: How do I pay for my share of the league? Each team has a player payment amount. Ask your team manager. You pay Gears Beer - not the rink. A payment path is available in the Hockey Community...

Frequently Asked Questions…

Schedule Set for 2020/21 Season

Eclectic Hockey League (EHL) will have twelve teams, six in each conference. Unfortunately, we only have one sheet to use so a game will be held Saturday 9 pm and then Sunday 9:15 am; 10:30; 11:45; 1 pm; 2:15 pm Make sure you have a login to Hockey Community. There is...

Frequently Asked Questions…

August 2020 EHL Board Meetings

August 16th Meeting Present: Chris Green, Gooners Dogs; Dane Tucker, C & S; Darren Newton, Old Fokkers; Justin McHugh, Chicken Shack; Ray Markey, Kidd Co; Ty Burt, Frozen Wings; Mike Hartwig, Hartwig Tree Svc.; Dave Crabill, Budtenders Teams not represented: Bigby...

EHL Registration

EHL Registration

Our plan is to run the early Sunday hockey league for the 2020 - 2021 season. If the restrictions are not lifted we may be held to just one sheet of ice for the season. We are working through the challenges as we can. A league meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August...

COVID-19 Lockdown Update

COVID-19 Lockdown Update

Time for a beer and locker room chatter?   Earth Day, April 22nd from 8 pm until 9 pm Here is the meeting info, it is free to use:  Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91487422348?pwd=MjZOUFAybDQwR3dhcnYyaVFBTU5VZz09 Meeting ID: 914 8742 2348 Password: 0919 One...

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...

EHL Conference Champs Decided

EHL Conference Champs Decided

EHL Drop In SkatesWe 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...

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!

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:...

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...

2016 Champs Crystal Fieldhouse

2017 Champs Hartwig Tree Service

2018 Lager Conference Champs Gutter Guys

2018 Stout Conference Champs Old Fokkers

EHL Online Store

A variety of items are available for sale online with our league logo and team logos. The items ship directly to you from our Detroit area printer. If there is something you are looking for that isn’t here in the store, just let us know.