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The goal of the Findlay Men's Hockey League is to provide an organized, fun, and competitive recreational hockey experience for men and women of all age and skill levels.
We host three seasons throughout the year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The fall and winter seasons usually consist of 11 to 13 games while the spring season consists of 6 to 8 games.
During the fall and winter seasons, we offer three divisions of play: A, B, and C. Below, you'll find a more detailed explanation of each of these divisions. During the spring season, we offer two divisions of play: Upper and Lower. The Upper division consists of A and high-level B players while the Lower consists of low-level B players and C players.
All of our games are held at the Cube in Findlay, 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 can provide team uniforms if needed which are to be returend at the end of the season.
Divisions of Play
Designed for more experienced players and faster gameplay.
Many players have high school and/or college playing experience.
Full slap shots are allowed.
Face masks are optional (visors or cages are preferred).
Lower rating limit is 6 and upper rating limit is 10.
Designed for intermdiate players.
Many players have youth hockey and/or high school playing experience.
Full slap shots are allowed.
A minimum of a visor is required.
Lower rating limit is 3 and upper rating limit is 6.
Designed for beginner players and slow gameplay.
Most players have little to no youth playing experience.
Slap shots are not permitted.
A full face mask is required.
Lower rating limit is 0 and upper rating limit is 3.
Learning the game of hockey is prioritized over winning and losing in this division.
To help meet our goal of providing an organized, fun, and competitive hockey experience, we developed a rating system to place players in the appropriate division of play. The chart below provides a brief description of each of the divisions. When reading the chart, start by looking at the descriptions for ratings 2, 5, and 8. The adjacent ratings are relative to these ratings.
Individual player ratings can be found using the link below or on the Player Profile page of the website. The ratings were compiled by the Rating Team with input from Team Captains.
Team Rating Cap
To build parity within divisions, a Rating Cap will be established for each season. Team Ratings are calculated by taking the average of the rostered players and 2x the goalie. The caps for the Winter season are as follows:
A: 7.6 B: 5.0 C: 2.5
Every team must be cap-compliant for every game of the season. If a team is not cap compliant, they will forfeit the game. Every team will be granted one exception throughout the season. However, the team may only use players who are currently rostered on the team and subs who have the same or lower player ratings than the players for whom they are subbing. The rules for goalie subs are the same unless the goalie sub is procured through the Goalition. In this case, the sub will be given the same rating as the goalie for whom he is replacing.
A link to the Team Rating table is provided below.
Winter Season Tournament
Each team will compete in a 4-game playoff in the Championship Race! Points will be given to teams based on the Buffalo Point System which works as follows:
2 points for a win 1 point for a tie 1 point for each period won 0.5 points for a period tie
The two teams from each division with the most points will go head-to-head in a championship game Wednesday, March 25.
Standings for the tournament can be found on the Tournament page of the website which will be posted in the coming weeks.