Simcoe Region Local League

Upcoming Games
U7
Feb
29
Thu
Lefroy Ice Breakers 1
6:00 PM
@ Thornton Tigers 1SR23-U7-121
Thornton
U7
Feb
29
Thu
Lefroy Ice Breakers 2
6:00 PM
@ Thornton Tigers 2SR23-U7-129
Thornton
U15
Feb
29
Thu
Bradford Bulldogs 2
6:30 PM
@ TNT Tornados #2SR23-U15-G1SD2
New Tecumseth Rec (NTRC 1)
U13
Feb
29
Thu
Oak Ridges Kings
7:00 PM
@ Innisfil WinterhawksSR23-U13-G1SD1
Stroud-Innisfil
U11
Feb
29
Thu
East Gwillimbury Eagles 1
7:00 PM
@ Thornton Tigers 1SR23-U11-134
Thornton
U21
Feb
29
Thu
Wasaga Beach Stars
7:30 PM
@ Lefroy Ice BreakersSR23-U21-FE2
SSCC (Lefroy)


Welcome to the 2023-2024 SIMCOE REGION LOCAL LEAGUE season.
Local League Hockey is House League Recreational Hockey For Small Centres.

 

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SCHEDULING MEETING
 

The scheduling meeting will take place on SEPTEMBER 26th, 2023, AT 7:00 pm and will be done virtually (through Zoom). 
All schedules are to be completed by WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th, 2023, AT 9:00 PM

Contact your SRLL delegate or Ice scheduler for Details.


REGULAR SEASON DATES

                                                                                           U21:
The regular season begins November 2023.  Further d
etails to be provided shortly.                                                                                                       U13-U18: The regular season begins Friday September 29th, 2023 and ends on Friday February 23rd, 2024.
 U11: The regular season begins Friday September 29th, 2023 and ends on Friday March 1st, 2024.  
U9: The regular season begins Friday September 29th, 2023 and ends on Friday March 1st, 2024.
U7: The regular season begins Friday September 29th, 2023 and ends on Friday March 8th, 2024.

Regular Season Games (Per Hockey Canada Player Pathways):

                                                                                                                                        U21:         16 Games (Including Exhibitions)                                                                                                                                          U13-U18:   27 games (Including Exhibitions) 
U11:         24 games (Including Exhibitions)

U9:           26 games (Including Exhibitions)
U7:           23 games (Including Exhibitions)

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.


   PLAYOFF DATES

                                                                                                                            U21:  Playoff Format - TBD, November 2023 to Mar 28th, 2024                                                                                                                        U13-U18:  Playoff Format - TBD, Feb 24th to Mar 28th, 2024
                         U11:   
Playoff Format - Tournament Style, Mar 2nd to Mar 28th, 2024
                    U9:  
Playoff Format - Tournament Style, Mar 2nd to Mar 28th, 2024
                               U7:  
Playoff Format - Year End Festival, 
March 23rd to March 24th, 2024

       
                                                                                                      Playoff Format Currently Under Review By SRLL Playoff Committee.                                                                                   

                 Round 1,2,3 - TBD 
                                                                                                                                                                       

       BLACK OUT DATES

                                                                                                             No games to be played during the following dates unless two teams agree.                                                                                                             
1)  Thanksgiving:  October 8th to 9th, 2023 
                                                                                                                                              2)  Halloween:  October 31st, 2023
                                                                                                                                             3)  Christmas Break: December 24rd, 2024 to January 1st, 2024 
          4)  Superbowl Sunday:  February 11th, 2024 (nothing scheduled after 3pm)
5)  Family Day:  Feb 19th, 2024
6)  March Break:  March 9th, 2024 to March 17th, 2024
7)  Easter:  March 29th, 2024 to March 31st, 2024
8)  SRLL unbalanced teams appeal period:    TBD


NOTES:
 

Playoff Games may be changed or rescheduled at any time if necessary.
Playoff start dates will be flexible and all end dates are firm.
 
*Please continue to check this web page regularly for changes and current updates*  
   

 

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GAME SHEETS

All organizations are using electronic game sheets.
For access to electronic game sheets please visit the link for team officials: https://gamesheet.app
All SRLL Home Games Sheets are now electronic and it is The Home Teams Responsibility to ensure game score is 

uploaded and correct.  Email your convenor should you have any concerns.
Any paper 
game sheets used is the responsibility of the Home Team to be scanned and emailed after every game to: [email protected].

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RUNNING TIME

For the Under 16 (U16) and Under 18 (U18) 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.

TIME OUTS

Simcoe Region Local League follows the Hockey Canada Rules governing time outs. During regular season and playoff games each team will be allowed ONE 30 second time out. 

SRLL PLAYOFFS

Final regular season standings only determine placement for the playoffs.  As Teams 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 Playoff you wish to view, and click the Playoff Letter on the flow chart. The expanded standings for that playoff will then appear. Now you can view the expanded results.

For the Under 16 (U16) (formerly Minor Midget) and Under 18 (U18) (formerly 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.


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.

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 Nov 27th 2023(U13-U18)/Dec 22nd 2023(U11) and again by Dec 22nd 2023(U13-U18)/Jan 22nd2024(U11) 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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