Weekend Divisions - Revised schedule has been posted. Team and individual stats have been updated.
Tuesday Division - Team and individual stats have been updated.
Tuesday night schedule has been posted. Best of luck to all participating this season!!
TUESDAY NIGHT DRAFT [UPDATE]
Last call.......if interested please contact me ASAP.
DRAFT.......we will be hosting the draft (setting teams) tomorrow night (Thursday). We're inviting everyone down to Avenue 3 Pizza to join us (details below). Though the draft will be held privately, we will be releasing the teams tomorrow night and will be discussing the division/game format (i.e. one traditional game per night for each team, or run with a tournament-style format where games are shorter but each team plays 2 times per night). It will also give us a chance to discuss jersey requirements and whatnot. As this is a new division, I'm looking for input from everyone....it is important for me to have everyone involved as we setup the framework for this new program (what we do now will impact future seasons).
Also looking for a couple of captains to participate in both the formation of (draft) and in heading teams for the coming season........contact me if interested.
Details for tomorrow night.......
LOCATION: Avenue 3 Pizza
2226 Palo Verde Ave
Long Beach, CA 90815
FOOD/DRINK: We'll have tables gathered, but everyone will fend for themselves.
Please let me know if you plan on joining us tomorrow night (Thursday) so that we can make sure to have enough tables set aside for our group.
As we get ready to kickoff our Spring ’13 Season, we wanted to take the time to touch base with you on a few quick/important things (including rule modifications) so that you can be prepared heading into the season.
•TUESDAY NIGHT DRAFT DIVISION – Begins this Tuesday. If you are interested in participating, please contact Terry Cox directly so that we can forward registration information to you. •WEEKEND DIVISIONS – Begin this Sunday. Schedule has been posted. We may have to alter the schedule during the season as we attempt to secure assistance with rink maintenance (more on this later). •TEAM ROSTERS – MUST be completed at the start of the game and turned into the referees by the end of the first period. Anyone who has not completed the roster/waiver form will be penalized (8-minute misconduct penalty). A second infraction by the same player will result in a 1-game suspension. •RULE BOOK – An updated version of the league rule book can be found on the navigation menu to the left. •RULES/LEAGUE FOCUS – On Sunday, April 29th, SoCal Street Hockey hosted a league meeting with all score keepers and referees. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss rule changes/modifications/clarifications designed to improve the quality of play at SoCal Street Hockey and, more importantly, place a further emphasis on player safety. Below is a list of the rules discussed, in some cases, established, to create a better league for you: oAbuse of Officials.  •Expressing concern about a call/non-call is expected, but there will be zero tolerance for yelling at or personalizing matters with an official. We are a recreational hockey league. The NHL has 4 “professionals” in stripes on the rink at all times, and still have cameras and the “War Room” to assist because it (NHL) understands that those in stripes are human and cannot possibly be perfect. For a recreational hockey league to have expectations of perfection with regards to its officials is unreasonable. Our referees are not perfect, just as our participants are not perfect. If there is an issue with regards to professionalism/conduct, please forward those concerns to management in a reasonable manner and we will investigate, taking action if/when necessary. All here because we love the league and the sport!! oBoarding (use of body) = Double-Minor.  •Shoulder, hip or other part of the body driving a player in the boards in such a manner as to draw a boarding penalty will result in an automatic double-minor penalty. oExtending the arm to push a player into or against the boards will result in a penalty] •Extending the arms to push/propel an opposing player into the boards will result in a penalty. oPushing player will result in a penalty •Extending the arms and pushing/shoving a player so as to significantly alter or accelerate his/her momentum during a play is a penalty. oCross-checking = double-minor.  •Serves no purpose other than to inflict pain/damage on an opposing player. oButt-end = double-minor.  •This is for an accidental butt-end. A clearly intended butt-end will still be treated as an intent to injure (Major + Match Penalty & possible suspension). oButt-end/slashing on face-off = minor.  oDropping gloves = Game Misconduct.  •Automatic game ejection (instigator). oGoalie passing forward with glove = stoppage.  oHooking of stick = minor.  •This includes hooking over the top of the stick to prevent a player from carrying the ball or moving his/her stick forward. oBall out of sight = whistle.  •Quicker whistles for player/goalie safety. oThrowing stick = misconduct.  oUnnecessary roughness/driving through opposing players = minor play.  •Similar to a charging penalty in basketball in that any player trying to use their size/strength to run through/over an opposing player, even if possessing the ball, will be assessed a minor penalty (note: this is for intentional drives through a player and not accidental contact during a play or shielding of the ball with the body). oSlashing of goalie = minor.  •Hacks at glove or body of the goalie when the ball is covered. oDangerous use of stick = minor.  •Swinging the stick above the boards/crossbar in such a manner as to cause a potential threat to a nearby player (regardless of contact with ball/body…has to be near players), two-handed baseball swings at a ball near the head/body of a player/goalie on the ground, tomahawk chopping of the stick down onto an opposing player’s stick (two handed swing that goes over the player’s head and comes down on opposing player’s stick), etc. oDangerous sliding.  •Sliding to block a shot or pass is not a penalty. However, sliding “at” an opposing player and creating an unsafe situation will result in a penalty. oDigging at goalies.  •Goalie has it covered and play will stop. •Please note that “intent” and “result” are two different things. Though there are rules in place for “intent”, most of our rules are based on results (i.e. high-sticking & tripping). Regardless of intent, penalties will be called……..whether we are 30 seconds into the very first game of the season, or there are 30 seconds left in game 3 of the finals. •We realize that there will be growing pains as we tighten up or rules…..we appreciate your patience and understanding as work to better our league for you. •Again, the officials and scorekeepers are not perfect......nor is management……..but we are here because we care about the league, the sport and our SoCal Family just as much as you do.
We’ll have more news and notes in the coming days/weeks as there is a lot happening with SoCal Street Hockey.
Truly hoping this finds you and yours well!!
Our Ratings section has been updated. Please note that this is a "guide" we as league management uses to help in an effort to maintain competitively balanced rosters/divisions. In general, team rosters and divisional placement are based on an the overall strength of a given team's roster and, as such, upon direction and/or approval of league management, teams may consist of rostersd that may not clearly comply with the ratings "guide". League management reserves the right to modify player ratings/divisional requirements at any time when we feel it is in the best interests of the league.
Registration for weekend divisions and Tuesday night draft division in progress. Schedule for weekend divisions to be released by Wednesday evening. Contact Terry for information/details for our upcoming Spring '13 Season.
Thank you to all teams/players who were able to participate in the Winter '13 Season......thanks to you it was another outstanding season under the SoCal banner!! Congratulations to the following teams/players for a great season:
Champions: L.A. Chiefs
Finalists: Ball Hogs
Top Scorer: Mike Thomson, Ball Hogs (55 Pts)
Top Goalie: Randall Miller, L.A. Chiefs (4.12 GAA)
Champions: Fighting Irish
Finalists: Dreiser St.
Top Scorer: Kerry Hew, Knights (24 Pts)
Top Goal: Randall Miller, Dreiser St. (3.81 GAA)
Finalists: Upland Hitmen
Top Scorer: Ryan Bos, Upland Hitmen (30 Pts)
Top Goalie: Brent Palmer, Brass Bonanza (2.35GAA)
Top Scorer: Tony Allevato, Degenerates (21 Pts)
Top Scorer: Earl Skakel, Sharks (21 Pts)
Top Goalie: Eric Soto, Degenerates (1.63 GAA)
Team standings, players stats and the playoff schedule for the Copper and Bronze Divisions have been updated. Best of luck to all teams as we prepare for the playoffs!!