2017 Team Reveal and Challenge Games

Hey y’all,

We’re starting our season off with our annual team reveal and challenge game night!  We’ll have three scrimmage-style games on Sunday along with team reveal.  Here’s the schedule for October 15th:

  • Beginner Scrimmage – 5:15 PM
  • Intermediate Scrimmage – 6:30 PM
  • Team Reveal – 7:45 PM
  • Advanced Scrimmage – 9:00 PM

Some info since this is our first scrimmage night of the season-

Please only sign up for one game until 12 noon on Saturday, October 14th.  We want to make sure everyone has a chance to sign up (and not everyone in the league can check their computers or phones multiple times per day). As usual, there are 30 slots for skaters per game along with two roster spots for goalies.  You’ll need to sign into the website to sign up for a scrimmage slot.

Unlike season games, challenge games are sorted based on the skill level of the players. Players choose at what level of play they can safely and most happily play.  Self-selection is a privilege and must be considered carefully.  If you choose to play down that is great, but you must understand that inclusive play is especially important.  A person playing down is there to facilitate fun and safe hockey play for newer skaters.  If you choose to play up that is commendable, but you must understand that the usual level of inclusive play does not apply.  Advanced skaters are there to challenge one another and work on their hockey skills.  Further, playing beyond one’s ability can create an unsafe environment for the individual skater and everyone else on the ice.  A person playing up a level doesn’t have to do well while learning new things, but skaters cannot play at a level where they can’t keep up. Particularly since this is the first scrimmage, Hockey Operations may ask you to move to a different time slot.  This is not meant to single anyone out but to ensure that everyone can play safely and effectively.

One note: We realize we’ve schedule advanced players late and beginners early throughout the season kickoff.  We’ll make it up to you all by switching up the schedule for the remainder of the challenge games.

See you on the ice!
-HOps (Tim, Amanda, Sara, Matthew, Mark, Brian, John, and Courtney)

15Oct2017 Challenge games

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