Simcoe Region Local League

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Simcoe Region Local League season.
Local League Hockey is House League Recreational Hockey for small centres.

As per the OHF Directive Body Checking is NOT allowed in Recreational Hockey (since 2015 within the OMHA).
(House League, Local League, Rostered Select and Minor Development)

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.

REGULAR Season

The regular season begins on Friday, September 30, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, January 31, 2018.

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.

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

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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Initiation Program (I.P.) and Tyke Hockey
There aren't any playoffs for these divisions.

I.P. & Tyke Scheduling Meeting

The I.P. & Tyke Scheduling Meeting is on Sunday, November 19, 2017

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

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

**Note - Beginning in the 2017-18 season, Hockey Canada is implementing a new policy that mandates cross-ice/half-ice hockey for players at the Initiation age level (traditionally 5- and 6-year-olds).

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

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

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

FUN DAY

The Tyke and Initiation Program Fun Day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 24th, 2018.
(To be updated this fall) - The day includes Hockey Games & Skill Competitions.

Nobleking hosted the Initiation Fun Day on Saturday March 25th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the King City Arena. (To be updated this fall) [http://www.arenamaps.com/arenas/1568.htm]

Richmond Hill (Oak Ridges Division) hosted the Tyke Fun Day on Saturday March 25th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:45 p.m. in Oak Ridges, Richmond Hill at Bond Lake Arena. (To be updated this fall) [http://www.arenamaps.com/arenas/162.htm]. An information package with details will be 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.


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 failed 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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PLAYOFFS

The league playoff season tentatively begins on Monday, February 5, 2018. and tentatively ends on Friday, March 30, 2018 due to Easter falling on this long weekend.

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 Division Standings/Series expanded results. Your initial view of the standings is NOT of the expanded standings.

You need to go to the 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.

Teams are guaranteed two rounds of playoffs.

Round 1 ran from February 6 to February 21, 2017 (16 days). (To be updated this fall)
Teams who are successful continue on the Championship flow.
Teams who are not successful continue on the Consolation flow.

Round 2 ran from February 22 to March 10, 2017 (17 days). (To be updated this fall)
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 20 to March 31 (12 days). (To be updated this fall)

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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2018 Scheduling Meeting

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

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