2020 Sens Competitive 4-on-4 & 3-on-3 Summer Youth League
As a result of restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to ensure the safest possible environment for all staff, participants, and our community, a modified league format is available for the 2020 summer season.
2006-2011 (4-on-4 Full Ice) & 2012-13 (3-on-3 Half Ice)
2007 to 2011 Divisions: Bell Sensplex / 2006 & 2012-13 Divisions: Richcraft Sensplex
Game Days & Times
2011 (Competitive Tier I, II) – Mondays – 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. (Aug. 10 @ 5 or 6 p.m.)
Participants will play 8 games, 23 minutes in length, 2 games per night (1 hour per week)
Line changes every 90 seconds
Team rosters will have up to 8 or 9 skaters & 1 goaltender (plus one reserve player spot)
Penalty for intentional physical contact (game ejection after 2nd offense, league suspension with no refund after 3rd offense)
Body checking is not permitted at any level
2 second maximum on puck battles (referee to whistle and offensive players must back off)
No face-offs. The home team will start the game with the puck.
All game staff screened upon entry with heightened levels including temperature scanning
Dedicated bench staff to ensure physical distancing, open/closer doors and sanitize
League Response to COVID-19
In accordance with phase 3 protocols, teams will be divided into divisions of no more than 50 players (4 teams) including reserve players.
No faceoffs even to start the game (home team starts with the puck). The change of possession rule occurs in the following situations that would normally result in a faceoff:
OUT OF PLAY – Dead puck and change of possession
OFFSIDE – Dead puck and change of possession
DELAYED OFF_SIDES – all players must clear the offensive zone to the neutral zone before re-attacking in the offensive zone
GOAL SCORED – Dead puck and change of possession.
GOALIE FREEZES PUCK – Dead puck and change of possession
ICING – No icing infractions
All penalties will result in a penalty shot
Immediate penalty for ALL intentional physical contact (2nd offense – game ejection, 3rd offense – league suspension with no refund)
NO SPITTING (game ejection)
MAY NOT remove any equipment – full equipment (including player gloves) must be worn at all times
Participants must wear a mask throughout the building until they are leaving their dressing room to go onto the ice. Masks must be re-worn immediately following the game.
Participants must arrive full dressed other than skates, helmets, gloves (NO full size bags)
Goalies must come partially dressed
Physical distancing must be maintained at all times
Dedicated skate tying areas will be available
All participants will be screened upon entry.
If a participant is feeling unwell, they should not attend an activity
If a participant has underlying conditions that may cause COVID-19 symptoms to be displayed (ex. seasonal allergies or asthma), they should notify league staff in advance
Any player who becomes ill or exhibits possible COVID-19 symptoms during the activity must:
STOP the activity
LEAVE the playing surface
WEAR a mask until they are able to leave the facility (which should be as soon as possible)
As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Sensplex facilities have instituted specific COVID-19 protocols to be followed by all participants and spectators. Please click here to see the full list of new protocols.