Simcoe Region Local League

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Simcoe Region Local League season.
Local League Hockey is House League Recreational Hockey for small centres.

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2018 Scheduling Meetings
The League Scheduling Meeting is on Sunday, September 16, 2018

The meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room at the Bradford and District Community Centre (downtown)
125 Simcoe Road, Bradford, by Centennial Park and NOT the new Bradford Leisure Centre.
(see http://www.arenamaps.com/arenas/1565.htm)

Novice to Peewee 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Bantam to Midget  12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

I.P. & Tyke Scheduling Meeting
The I.P. & Tyke Scheduling Meeting is on Sunday, November 18, 2018

The meeting will be held at the King City Arena Main Room upstairs at 25 Doctors Lane, King City by King City Memorial Park
(see http://www.arenamaps.com/arenas/1568.htm).

I.P & Tyke 9:00 am to 10:30 am
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REGULAR Season

The regular season began on Friday, September 30, 2017 and ended on Tuesday, January 31, 2018.

As per the OHF Directive Body Checking is NOT allowed in Recreational Hockey.
(House League, Local League, Rostered Select and Minor Development)

All teams play a 26 game season (13 Home and 13 away games) plus playoffs. As the number of teams in each age group varies anywhere from 6 to 24 teams, and fluctuates from year to year, the league cannot offer balanced schedules.

The SRLL regular season tie breaker formula has been programmed into the season standings and these results are tracked in the W% column.

For Minor Midget and Midget Divisions, All games must comprise three (3) stop time periods scheduled as per SRLL Regulation 3.3a). However, when any team is ahead by five (5) or more goals in the third period the game will proceed utilizing ‘running time’. In this situation the game will proceed under ‘running time’ unless the gap is reduced to three (3) goals, at which point the clock will revert back to stop time. The only time the clock would be stopped during running time is if an on-ice injury should occur. All penalties are running time.

All SRLL Home AND Away games sheets are to be emailed after every game by both teams to: [email protected].

OHF Dressing Room Policy:

It will be the Policy of the Ontario Hockey Federation that, when any player under the age of 19 is in the team dressing room(s) before, during and after a game or practice, a minimum of two of the following shall be present in the dressing room(s) or immediately outside the dressing room(s) with the door ajar: two team or club/association officials, properly screened or one such official and an adult person associated with the team. In the situation of Juvenile or U21 hockey the coach may use an adult player over the age of 19 to be the second adult associated with the team.

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (O.R.F.A.) has issued a Facility Alert recommending that signage be posted that "Prohibits the use of cell phones, and personal digital assistants in all recreation facility change rooms". The OMHA acknowledges the recommendation of O.R.F.A. and directs all members to govern themselves accordingly.

TIME OUTS

As of April 2016 Rep Hockey (ETA - AAA and YSMHL -AE,A,AA) allowed a 30 second timeout in regular season games under "certain" conditions.
Currently the SRLL does NOT allow timeouts in the Regular season. The SRLL only allows timeouts in the Playoffs as per Hockey Canada rules.
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Team BALANCING Requirements


Please note: this next section only applies to Associations having multiple teams playing within the same division.

The Simcoe Region Local League has balancing rules in place requiring Associations (with multiple teams playing within the same division) to not exceed a predetermined percentage spread specified in the constitutions policy set to keep one stacked team, from an Association with a number of teams in the same division, from running away with the division. This will require Associations to trade players among their own teams within that division prior to the November AND December deadlines each season if the winning percentage spread between the top and bottom team from that same Association is too wide, or "out of balance".

Associations are required to ensure all their teams play a certain number of games by November, and again by December, so they can monitor and report to the other league members at the monthly league meetings on their progress and all steps taken to achieve balancing.

All teams are to be balanced by certain deadlines, but once the teams are within the percentage spread requirement on the deadline, there is no requirement to maintain this spread after the deadline. Good coaching can improve team performance and is not penalized. The intent of the policy is simply to prevent any Association with multiple teams within the same division from entering a stacked team.

  Any Association with teams that fail to balance and are still out of balance by the middle of December each season will have been fined two times for missing two deadlines. Those Associations have until the end of the season to bring the unbalanced percentage spread back into balance.

If at seasons end, the winning percentage spread between the "unbalanced" top and bottom same Association teams exceeds the allowable spread set by the policy, the Association is fined one final time and faces the possibility of having one or more of those teams in the division denied entry (disqualified) into the playoffs.

This long standing League requirement was developed, voted on and inserted into the SRLL Constitution by the Association Presidents who created this League (including its predecessor) 30+ years ago
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Initiation Program (I.P.) and Tyke Hockey
There aren't any playoffs for these divisions.

The regular season began on Friday, December 1, 2017 and ends on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Teams play 16 games for Tykes (7 year old) and 12 matches for I.P. (6 year old)

As per OHF, OMHA and League Regulations "the use of the BLUE puck is MANDATORY in all SRLL I.P. and Tyke games".

All SRLL I.P. and Tyke teams are to use the two (2) minute Buzzer for line changes as per League Regulations.

HOCKEY CANADA POLICY
Hockey Canada has established national guidelines to ensure optimal development of hockey
players at this crucial introductory stage.

Programming in the Ontario Hockey Federation, which Ontario Minor Hockey is a member,
will be implemented as follows:

1. Effective 2017-18 - Game play for the Initiation age-group (5 & 6 year-olds) will be
Cross-Ice
2. Effective 2018-19 - Game play for the Tyke age-group (7 year-olds) will be Half-Ice.
3. Effective 2019-20 - Game play for the Novice age-group (8 year-olds) will be Half-Ice
during the first half of the season and transition to Full-Ice during the second half of
the season.



The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has created an Implementation Guide to support our member Centres with the delivery of the Programming Novice & Below including Seasonal Structure and Cross-Ice & Half-Ice game play.

See https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/initiation/cross-ice-hockey

See https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/initiation/for-parents/faq

See http://www.ohf.on.ca/view/ohfmainsite/initiation-program

OMHA Sanctioned Initiation Program Jamborees

To be updated next season
               

Advise your team delegate to contact the Centre to ask if the IP Jamboree will be tiered because there are varying skill levels for the respective teams.

FUN DAY

The Tyke and Initiation Program Fun Day was scheduled for Saturday, March 24th, 2018.
The day includes Hockey Games & Skill Competitions.

Beeton hosted the Initiation Program Fun Day on Saturday March 24th, 2018 at the Beeton Arena.

Lefroy hosted the Tyke Fun Day on Saturday March 24th, 2018 at the Lefroy (South Simcoe) Arena.

An information package with details is sent to all Associations later in the season. Team officials - see your Association Executive member for more information. There are skills competition events and refreshments for the kids in addition to the games.

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SRLL PLAYOFFS

The league playoff season began on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. and ended on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

The SRLL allows timeouts in the Playoffs as per Hockey Canada rules.

Final regular season standings only determine placement in Round 1. After round 1 as Series Winners advance, regular season standings only determines Home Ice advantage.

The SRLL playoff tie breaker formula (Round Robins) is pre-programmed into the playoff standings.

These results are tracked in the Post Season GF% column found in the POST SEASON Division Standings/Series expanded results. Your initial view of the standings is NOT of the expanded standings.

You need to go to the POST SEASON Division Results page, select the Series you wish to view, and click the series letter on the flow chart. The expanded standings for that series will then appear. Now you can view the expanded results.

For Minor Midget and Midget Divisions, All games must comprise three (3) stop time periods scheduled as per SRLL Regulation 3.3a). However, when any team is ahead by five (5) or more goals in the third period the game will proceed utilizing ‘running time’. In this situation the game will proceed under ‘running time’ unless the gap is reduced to three (3) goals, at which point the clock will revert back to stop time. The only time the clock would be stopped during running time is if an on-ice injury should occur. All penalties are running time.

Teams are guaranteed two rounds of playoffs.

Round 1 - February 6 to February 21, 2018 (16 days).
Teams who are successful continue on the Championship flow.
Teams who are not successful continue on the Consolation flow.

Round 2 - February 22 to March 09, 2018 (16 days).
Teams who are not successful are now eliminated.

March Break (March 10 to 18, 2018) - ALL SRLL League Playoffs stop for March Break.

Round 3 (Finals) ran from March 19 to March 31, 2018 (12 days).

Reminder:
All SRLL Home
AND Away games sheets are to be emailed after every game by both teams to: [email protected]
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