The goal of the Findlay Adult Hockey League is to provide an organized, fun, and competitive recreational hockey experience for men and women of all age and skill levels.
We typically host three seasons throughout the year: Fall, Winter, and Summer. The fall and winter seasons usually consist of 10 to 13 games while the summer season consists of 6 to 8 games.
Teams typically consist of 13 skaters and a goalie. However, teams may opt to carry 10 skaters and a goalie for an additional cost. Many teams purchase their own jerseys, but the league can provide team uniforms if needed which are to be returned at the end of the season. Team captains may submit proposed rosters, but the league makes the final decision on all rosters. Teams must remain compliant with the Team Rating Cap (see Rating System section below) throughout the season.
All of our games are held at the Cube in Findlay, Ohio, consist of three 17-minute stop-time periods, and are officiated by two referees and one scorekeeper. In the event of a tie, the game will go into a shootout. Each team will get three chances to score. If the score is tied after the first three shooters, it will be sudden death for up to two more shooters for each team. If the score is still tied, the game will end in a tie. Each player only gets one chance to shoot in each shootout.
We follow all USA Hockey playing rules with a few minor exceptions. Icing is the big exception as we use blue-line icing rather than the standard red line icing to keep games moving. We also have more stringent rules for checking and head contact, as well as a penalty progression for too many penalties in a game and repeat offenders of major and/or game misconduct penalties. For a complete list of all the USA Hockey rules, use the USA Hockey Rules link below. USA Hockey also has an app available for iOS and Android devices with all the rules. For additional details on the FAHL-specific rules, use the Player Handbook link below and read the Game Rules section of chapter 6.
We are excited to welcome new players to the league! We want you to have a fun time playing hockey, but we also need to make sure you are placed in the appropriate division for your skill set. When registering, please indicate your prior experience to give us an idea of your skills. We will assign you an initial rating and will continue to evaluate you throughout the season to determine if you are in the appropriate division and may move you mid-season if your skills are better suited for another division.
Players register individually rather than as a team. The registration form will provide a place for you to specify which other players or team you would like to skate with and although we try to honor these requests, we cannot guarantee your preferences will be met. In the event more players register than we have available roster spots, the first players to register and pay will get the spots.
The FAHL is run by a Leadership Team which sets the direction for the league and manages the day-to-day operations. Below is a list of the current Leadership Team members and a link to the Leadership Team Handbook which provides more details on their roles and responsibilities.
Player and Team Ratings
To help meet our goal of providing an organized, fun, and competitive hockey experience, we use a rating system to place players in the appropriate division of play. Ratings are determined by the Divisional Rating Teams which are overseen by the Executive Rating Team. A list of the members of the Executive and Divisional Rating Teams are listed below in addition to links with additional details about the rating system, individual player ratings, team rating calculator, and the Team Rating Handbook.
A Rating Team
- Facilitator: Frank Wise
- Backdoor Bandits: Adam Rader
- Marathon A: Eric Brown
- ONU A: Michael Shilling
- Team Cube: A.J. Wolfe
B Rating Team
- Facilitator: Nick Roddy
- Chiefs: Zach Mitchell
- Logans Irish Pub: Will Wagner
- Marathon B: Lewis Johnson
- OIO B: Neal Whitney
- Pylons: Tyler Vorst
- Turner: Brian Poe
C Rating Team
- Facilitator: Matthew Pierce
- Garlock Brothers: Jacob Garlock
- Goalition: John Palovcik
- Inlaws: Hunter Elmore
- Marathon C: Dan Dautas
- Maumee Bay: Jack Frost
- Purple Cobras: Brett Jack
D Rating Team
- Facilitator: Nick Roddy
- Iceaholics: Ryan Tabler
- JJ Diamond Dawgs: Ty Cooper
- Lead Shed: Rich Fowler
- Marathon D: Justin Campbell
40+ Rating Team
- Facilitator: Frank Wise
- Blackhawk: TBD
- Moose Lodge: TBD
- OIO 40+: TBD
Player Safety Team
Our Player Safety Team exists to prevent player injury by reviewing in-game plays that resulted in major penalties, game misconducts, or 10-minute misconducts, in addition to requests from players, to determine if supplemental discipline is warranted. Below is a list of the current Player Safety Team members and a link to the Player Safety Team Handbook which provides additional details on their roles and responsibilities.
Recent League Analytics
Following the completion of the 2023 Winter Season, we compiled some analytical data which can be accessed using the link below. The first page includes data from the Fall season, the second page includes data from the Winter season, and the third page includes a year-over-year comparison of some key parity statistics for the past 5 years (since the rating system was implemented).
We conducted a player survey following the completion of the 2022 Winter Season to determine areas that are going well and areas that could use some improvement. The results can be found using the link below.
The Cube is a LiveBarn venue. If you can't make it to the rink, you can still stay connected by watching all events Live and On Demand.
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LiveBarn is a subscription service that allows you to watch events Live or On Demand for 30 days. Your subscription allows you to watch streams from any LiveBarn-installed venue across the US and Canada.
- Save and share 30-second highlights
- Download entire games/practices
- Tag highlights while watching live, in-venue
For more information, visit LiveBarn's website using the link below. Apps are also available for iOS, Android, and AppleTV.
For more detailed information, use the link below to download our FAHL Player Handbook.