All players must be properly equipped to participate in our hockey program. The following equipment, which must all be CSA approved, is needed:
- Helmet (with full face mask)
- BNQ approved neckguard
- Shoulder pads
- Hockey gloves
- Elbow pads
- Shin guards
- Protective cup
- Hockey pants
- Mouth guards
Hockey sticks are to be measured correctly for the child's height, taped properly on the blade and a tape knob is to be put on the other end in order to prevent any injuries to the face.
The League would also ask that if you are purchasing new pants or helmet, that you consider black as the colour.
HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAM
This year the League starts play on October 15, 2019. Coaches will be calling their players in the last 2 weeks of September. Do NOT email the office to ask. Team placements are NOT by friend or carpool requests. Players must have their full equipment and be ready to play during the week of October 15th. The first couple of weeks of the season will be devoted to skills, particularly in the younger age groups. We remind parents that a full commitment for their child(ren) to attend all practices, skills sessions and regular season and playoff games is expected by the League. Players who demonstrate a lack of commitment to the League will be asked to leave the League without any refund.
MITE PROGRAM (Children born in 2014 & 2015)
An email will be sent to each registered player with a reminder of our start time. The first date of our Mite program will be Sunday, October 20th.
REFEREES (New and Returning)
Players who will be 14 years old as of December 31, 2019 who are interested in refereeing for the 2019-2020 hockey season should contact the chief referee Nathaniel Epstein at: email@example.com
Please go to the NYHL website for referee certification courses information.
AVENUE ROAD EXECUTIVE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The ARHA executive continues to expand and would like to share with you the roles and responsibilities that our dedicated volunteers manage to make our league successful. Please reach out to Neil Greenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining our executive team. Read more.
The following are Avenue Road Hockey Association informational mailings which will be updated regularly for your convenience.
Check out our registration page for information and instructions.
EQUAL ICE-TIME RULE
The equal ice-time rule explained for different numbers of players on the bench.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PARKS AND RECREATION
Parks and Recreation would like to remind you that hockey playing with balls, tape balls, etc., around the perimeter of the arena is prohibited.
MINIMUM SUSPENSION GUIDELINES
A review of the minimum suspensions a player will receive for various infractions.
RINK ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS
Youth hockey is an intense game on the ice, and sometimes it can be just as intense - and tense - off the ice. Here is a useful primer on 15 things to keep in mind while watching from the stands this winter.
CELL PHONE AND CAMERA USE
No use of cellphones will be permitted in the dressing rooms.
NO FOOD IN DRESSING ROOMS
A reminder that food is not permitted inside the dressing rooms.