Returning for its second season after a successful debut in 2020, we are excited to host the 2021 Sensplex Summer AAA League, which will provide local competitive hockey players a great chance to play in competitive games.
The framework for this league was built carefully after considering COVID-19 best practices, and liaising with competitive hockey parents, and coaches from our region; all with the goal of coming up with a plan that meets the needs of public health and safety, AND that gets kids on the ice.
- The anticipated start date for the league is August 6. Games will be played on weekends in August. League weekends will be August 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. Each team will receive one bye weekend (no games on that weekend).
- League management will accept bye weekend requests, but we cannot guarantee that we can honour all requests. Please submit requests as early as possible.
- Teams will play a combined total of 12 games, concluding with a league championship weekend. Teams will play four games per weekend.
- Divisions targeted will be: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005-06, with girls divisions specifically targeted for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
- Games will be played 5-on-5 + goalie on full ice for all divisions, with the exception of 2014 which will be played 3-on-3 + goalie on modified half ice.
- Body checking will not be permitted at any level.
- Based on new guidance during step 3, rosters may include up to 16 players. All of these players may dress for each game.
- The total number of teams in any division will be determined prior to the start of the season, taking into account current COVID-19 rules and regulations. Divisions may run with as few as three teams.
- The total cost to participate in this league will be $3,100 per team (all-inclusive).
- A maximum of two coaches and a minimum of one certified trainer must be on each bench. At least one certified coach must provide an NCCP Coaching Number on their application and be present for all games.
- Proof of team insurance must be provided electronically before each team’s first game.
- All games will be played at one of our three premium Sensplex facilities (Bell, Cavanagh, Richcraft)
- Championship teams will receive prizing.
Game Format and Rules:
A final list of detailed rules will be published well in advance of the start of the season, and rule modifications may be in place to ensure the league is played as safely as possible, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it currently stands, we are plan on using the following rules
- Games will be played in hour-long ice blocks and feature almost 50 minutes of uninterrupted game play.
- Games will be played on full ice, with the exception of the 2014 division, which will be played on a modified half-ice format.
- Games will be played 5-on-5 + a goalie, with the exception of the 2014 division, which will be played 3-on-3 + a goalie.
Questions – send an email to [email protected] or give us a call at 613-599-0227.