Due to the amount of grumbling we have had by teams the past few seasons, it has been decided  the first 1/3 of this season will be a " SEEDING ROUND". Every team will start in the division they feel they belong in. The league will then place the teams according to their win/loss record during the seeding round. THE TEAM PLACEMENTS WILL BE MANDATORY, NOT BY REQUEST!

Gold Division: 

Team is comprised primarily of Elite level players. Team members are former professional (any level and Europe), NCAA Division I and III College, Major Junior, or Junior A. Slap shots allowed, no checking.


Silver Division: 

Team is comprised primarily of intermediate to advance level players. Team members may have played no higher than the following levels: Junior B, Non-Varsity College (ACHA), Midget AAA, Prep Schools or Varsity High School. Slap shots allowed, no checking


Bronze Division: 

Team is comprised primarily of less experienced recreational level players. Team members may have played some organized youth hockey up to the Bantam level. Slap shots allowed, no checking.


Bronze 4 Rule Adjustment updated as of Spring/Summer 2019


Bronze 4 players will be bound by certain rules, which all captains and players must abide by to be eligible to play for Bronze 4.


Bronze 4 Rostered Players should only consist of players with NO YOUTH/HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE LEVEL EXPERIENCE. Under No Circumstances should players with this experience be playing Bronze 4. Players with ANY experience will be removed from Bronze 4. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Any Full-time or Part-time Rostered players and subs who plays on a Bronze 3 team may play on Bronze 4 without approval from the league. 


Any Full-Season or Half-Season Rostered players and subs who plays on a Bronze 1 or Bronze 2  team who wish to play on a Bronze 4 team must submit a request for exception to the league.  It must be a letter in writing as to who the player is and why they should be allowed to play Bronze4  


No players that play on a Bronze 4 team may play on a team that is higher than Bronze 1

Bronze 4 Captains will begin to police their own division, by use of a  Bronze 4 Captains Committee lead by Hector Rosario, as issues arrive they will be taken to the captains committee before being approached to the league


General Bronze Rule


 **  No players who play on a Silver 3 team and above, may play on a  Bronze 1-3 team without prior approval from the league. The captain of the Bronze team must submit a letter in writing as to who the silver player is and why they should be allowed to play Bronze.  


**  The Gardens Adult Hockey League strives to maintain division parity.  If a player is registered in Bronze and is found to be a player of higher abilities the league reserves  the right to remove the player from the roster and provide any and all assistance with finding that player a roster spot at a more appropriate level.*


Women's Division: 

For women who are currently active in hockey or who are interested in getting into the game. Full range of talent levels. Slap shots allowed, no checking. Individual registrations only - no teams accepted.


Old Salt ( 50+): 

All players must be  50 or have a birthday that falls between January 01, 2019- December 31, 2019 Goalies in the 50+ Division. To play as a goalie in the 50+ division a goalie must be at least 40 years old.

In regards to sub goalies, teams should be looking for goalies 40 and over as well, however if they can not find one they may ask the other captains in their division for approval to use a specific goalie who is younger than 40 if they are unable to find a goalie.


Due to the amount of grumbling we have had by teams the past few seasons, it has been decided  the first 1/3 of this season will be a " SEEDING ROUND". Every team will start in the division they feel they belong in. The league will then place the teams according to their win/loss record during the seeding round. THE TEAM PLACEMENTS WILL BE MANDATORY, NOT BY REQUEST!


Season Information


1. Season Includes:  

There will be a 21 game season

20 regular season games and single elimination playoff.

Please note: The Gardens Ice House reserves the right to re-schedule, cancel and/or amend the season due to unforeseen circumstances affecting the facility such as, but not limited to, states of emergency and rink closures.


2. Registration Deadlines:

Teams must be registered by August 17, 2019.


ALL Players ( even subs) have until October 5, 2019 to Register. 

Roster Freeze Begins October 5,2019



(Registering as an official does not cover you as a player, officials must also register with USA Hockey as a Player/Coach)


3. Team Cost and Payment Info: 

Cost per team is $8,818.00 if registers by August 1

                         ( $500 deposit is required and the balance the captain allocates to players)

$8,618.00 ( that's a $200 discount)- If the Captain Registers by August 1 and pays the full team fee when he registers the team

$8,995.00 After August 1

($500 deposit is required and the balance the captain allocates to players)

$8,795.00 ( that’s a $200 discount) If the captain registers after August 1 and pays the full team fee when he registers.


 If captain only pays the deposit and allocates the rest to his players:


·  Captain will need to know how much they are charging their full season players,  half season players, goalies and Subs.

(additional  fees may have to be assigned to and paid by players at a later date if the captain assigns his players additional fees)


· Captains will have the ability to see who has paid and adjust the fees they assigned to their players if needed. Once the players have registered their names and amount paid will appear in the Manage Account  " Distribute Payments" section.


· Full Team / Player Payments – Due by October 5, 2019

** Failure to meet the payment date will result in forfeited games until the balance is paid.


4. Roster and Roster Freeze

Rosters will cap at 25 players ( captain + 24).After 25 players, we will still allow subs to be added, however they will be required to pay a $50 administrative fee.


*This administrative fee does not count towards the teams fee and is NON REFUNDABLE

 Once a player registers the only way the player will be removed is by doing a player trade. Players will not be removed from the roster to free up a roster spot for another player.

USA Hockey limits the number of players on the bench to 18 skaters and 2 goalies per game.  .

All players ( even subs) must be registered on their teams roster by the roster freeze.   Once roster freeze hits , regardless of weather a team has 25 players on their roster or not, the only way a team can add a player to their roster is if they are doing a player .

Rosters Freeze 30 days from the start of the season ( NOT from the start of  each teams first game)


Rosters will Freeze October 5, 2019.


In the event that you need to permanently replace a player due to injury or relocation after the roster freeze date. You can do a player trade to replace the player. Player being added will be required to pay a $50.00 Player add on fee. It will be a one for one trade. Minimum game requirements for Playoff eligiblibility still apply.


5. ****Player Check–In  and  Game Attendance ***

From September 3, 2019-October 5, 2019 all players must check in at the front registration table and must present a valid photo ID


All Players are Required to have a Unique Number on their Jersey. Duplicate Jersey Numbers or Jerseys without a Number are NOT permitted.


If a player does not have a permanent jersey yet or forgets their jersey, they can use another jersey or they can use a pennie. It should not have on it the number or another player regardless of weather the player is present or not.


*UPDATED RULE *All season long, Before every game the Captain must Check-in his players ( including the goalie). When the game is over the captain needs to double check the paper score sheet and then sign the paper score sheet verifying the attendance for that game is correct.


6. Playoff Eligibility:

Players must play in a minimum of 7 games to be eligible to participate in the playoffs.

Except the Gold division, Gold Division players must play in a minimum of 5 games to be eligible for playoffs


*NEW  Rule * Players will be required to present a PHOTO ID to play in the playoff games. They must check in with the commissioner at the front desk and present their ID’s. The commissioner will then mark them as showing their ID on the paper score sheet.   If a player is NOT checked in  when the scorekeeper receieves the score sheet or comes late to the game the player must present their ID to the scorekeeper before playing. Failure to present an ID will result in preventing the player from playing  in the playoff game. 


7.  Refund Policy:

Individual Player Refunds are not done by the rink. Since each player is paying a portion of a team fee assigned to them by their team captain, refunds are an internal matter to be handled within each team.


Team Over Payment Refund: If a team over pays their league fee , a refund will be issued back to the captain sometime after the Roster Freeze Date October 5 . The captain will then be responsible for distributing the fees back to his players as he sees fit.


8. Critical Dates:

  • League Starts around September 3 and Runs through April

  • Rules, Policies and Procedures Captains Meeting : TBD

  • Early Team Registration Discount Ends: August 1

  • End of Team Registration  August 17

  • Roster Freeze October 5

  • Super bowl Sunday Games end by 6:00pm

  • Last day for Roster Trades- February 3, 2020


9. Practices: 

Additional team practices can be arranged in the form of a Private Pick-Up Session. Cost will be a flat rate of $150.00 which covers up to 20 players. The $150.00 fee is due at the time of the reservation. Practices are offered on extra available ice time, so practice lengths will vary.  All Players must sign in at the front desk when attending the practice sessions


10. Rules and Procedures:

** Please be sure to read the league  Rules and Procedures.

You are responsible for knowing them**


** Our league is a Team Enrollment League, meaning that captains are responsible for the recruitment/maintenance of their rosters, and the team as a whole is responsible for the collection or reimbursement of all league fees. Captains can choose to pay the full fee themselves or distribute it amongst players via pointstreak. Note: should a player fail to make payment the unpaid balance falls back on the team. The decision to issue a player a refund for any reason is an internal team matter, there are no exceptions


Thank you for your interest in the Gardens Ice House Adult League one USA Hockey's largest programs" 

Divisions Registration Now Open!

Manage Account-  Use this link to manage your individual or team account
(check teams financial,  make payments, and  view registrations and invoices)

Captains Registration ( Captains use this link to register the team)


Player Registration

(For Players already recruited by a team/ 25 player limit): once a team reaches 25 players the team will no longer show up as an option to register, players must then use the 26th or more registration link below to register 26th or more Players : 

DO NOT USE THIS LINK UNTIL 25 PLAYERS HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED ON THE ROSTER, IT WILL TAKE AWAY A ROSTER SPOT IF YOU REGISTER TOO EARLY( you will be required to pay a $50administrate fee to register, this fee is not applied towards the team fee and is NON REFUNDABLE)

Individual Players Looking to Join a Team:

You must add your name to the player wait list and wait to be recruited by a team captain.

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