Kildonan Spongee League

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All games for today are on

Please call 204-654-2255 or check back to this web site 90 minutes before game time.

If you see this message assume all games are on and head to the rinks

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We can still squeeze a few more teams in

Due to forfeits there are revisions to Wednesday’s schedule

 

Please follow this one

 

Wednesday, February 10th

Time

Score

Away at Home

Score

Rink

6:00

 

Adrenalin vs. Ice Donkeys

 

1

6:00

 

Moves Like Jagr vs. Nutz & Hunnies

 

2

-

 

Forfieting- Jina Balls vs. Friendly Fire

 

-

6:50

 

Nutz & Hunnies vs. Adrenalin

 

2

6:50

 

Friendly Fire vs. Ice Donkeys

 

1

-

 

Forfieting- Jina Balls vs. Moves Like Jagr

 

-

7:40

 

Rubrnutz vs. Ice Monkeys

 

1

7:40

 

Puckaholics vs. Fusterclucks

 

2

8:30

 

Fusterclucks vs. Ice Monkeys

 

1

8:30

 

Puckaholics vs. Rubrnutz

 

2

 

 

 

 

Playoff schedules for all weekend are now online

 

There are some slight revisions to original schedule so please follow schedule now online (see “Playoffs” page)

 

Please check web site daily including on game day and before you head to the rinks to make sure there are no changed as the schedule can change at any time

 

FREE SOCIAL

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12th  

 

Melrose  C.C.

6:30 PM-1 AM

 

 

In Conjunction with the Kildonan Spongee League Playoff Weekend

Open to all players, friends and family of the Kildonan Spongee League (no ticket required)

Beer Gardens

Melrose C.C.

 

Saturday 11:30 AM- 10 PM (or later if busy)

Sunday-11:30- 10 PM (or later if busy)

 

 

Beer, shots, shooters and paralyzers available all weekend!

Food Available On Site

 

No Bags or sticks allowed in the hall all weekend. Please put in your vehicle before entering the beer gardens

 

Anyone caught with outside liquor or using illegal drugs on (or near) the premises will be suspended for remaining playoffs and banned from the Community Centers for the weekend. If a group is caught and no one “takes the rap” everyone in group will be considered guilty and barred from all league facilities from the weekend/s.

 

Anyone causing ANY disturbances in the beer gardens may be barred from League Facilities as well

 

 

 

 

Teams please arrive at least 15 minutes before game time to warm up goaltender, as games will start at scheduled time. Please have someone watch for when previous game ends.

 

The clock starts running at SCHEDULED game time (or within 5 minutes of when previous game ends if it is running late)

 

NO ALCOHOL at the rinks or on premises- Any teams caught will be suspended for 2 weeks and fined $50- to be paid directly to the Community Center (this is the Community Centers’ rules and we have to follow them) Please advise all team mates and don’t let one “bad apple” spoils things for your team

 

PLEASE use garbage cans- The clubs will be supplying garbage can in player’s boxes and dressing rooms. The League will be charged $20 each day the club has to pick up garbage so please use garbage cans. If this becomes a problem the costs will be passed on to the teams, in future registration fees, which we do not want to do.

 

All players call the league info line at 204-654-2255 EVERY game day for possible schedule changes, delays or postponements.

 

The League will not be calling the teams to cancel games but will be emailing teams with makeup dates

 

Please read schedule carefully as you may have one or two games on one day.

 

PLAYOFFS: All teams make playoffs, be prepared to play all three days.

 

Women's- all played Feb 12th - 14th  Coed- All Played Feb 19th- 21st
Men's- Start on Feb 12th –14th (all men's teams playing at least 3 games) with teams winning game 3 advancing to following Sunday, Feb 21st   after all coed finals are complete (so there are no conflicts)

Beer Gardens at Melrose Both weekends. February 15th is a holiday Monday long weekend

 

Free Social, Friday, February 12th 6:30 PM- 1 AM at Melrose

 

Free Social- Friday, February 19 th from 6:30 PM- 1 AM at Melrose

Beer Gardens all weekend, both weekends (no cover charge)

 

Players must play a minimum of 5 league games for YOUR team to be eligible for playoffs for YOUR team (so plan ahead)

Goalies must play a minimum of 3 league games for YOUR team to be eligible for playoffs for YOUR team (so plan ahead)

 

In regular season only you may pick up a goalie from another team at the rinks if your goalie doesn't show

 

Kildonan Spongee League 2016 Playoff Weekend Tournaments Info

 

ALL Prizing will be awarded in the Beer Gardens after your finals are done

(All C Side Champs free rounds will be handed out when team arrives after their game- only eligible players on teams that won a free round that come in for a drink will be given a fee drink ticket)

 

All winning teams MUST have a team rep present to accept prizing. We will NOT give out prizing on another day,

 

If you have no players present we will give away your prizes- NO EXCEPTIONS

 

 

Once schedules are released check draw sheet regularly to make sure there are no changes

 

Draw Sheet will be posted at Melrose after 6 PM Friday. PLEASE send a team member to check times. We may NOT be updating website all weekend

If snow or any other situation beyond our control happens, games may be delayed as long as it takes to get games in.

 

FREE SOCIAL

At Melrose Friday, February 12th from 6:45 PM – 1 AM

(No Ticket required, open to all players, friends and family of the Kildonan Spongee League)

Beer Gardens Sat from 11:30- 10 PM Sun from 11:00 AM- 10 PM (or later if busy)

Beer Shots, Shooters and Paralyzers available

Food will also be available all weekend at Melrose

 

Teams please arrive early for games (especially goaltenders)

Late penalties will be strictly enforced on Playoff Weekend. No warm-ups at Game time. Head to ice 5 minutes ahead of time of you want warmups

 

Kildonan Spongee League Playoff Info

 

One 30 second time out per team per game allowed - the clock will be stopped. Line changes ALLOWED on time outs

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE PLAYED 5 REGULAR SEASON GAMES ON YOUR TEAM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PLAYOFFS FOR YOUR TEAM

 

A LIST OF AVAILABLE PLAYERS IS AVAILABLE SEE BOB IN THE BEER GARDENS. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT A PLAYER ON YOUR TEAM. MAKE SURE ALL PLAYERS HAVE ID WITH THEM. ANY PROTESTS OF PLAYERS WILL BE A  $20.00 DEPOSIT PER PLAYER, WITH MONEY RETURNED IF PROTEST IS VALID. YOU MUST PROTEST PLAYER BEFORE GAME IS OVER. ANY TEAM CAUGHT USING ILLEGAL PLAYERS (By Protest or League Officials) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM PLAYOFFS

 

Women’s and Men’s playdowns go February 12th- 14th  Coed 19th- 21st   as long as the entire first weekend is played. If there is bad weather it will be played the following weekend. All teams keep the entire weekend open as all teams will be playing Friday night, as well as Saturday and Sunday. The draw sheet will be posted at Melrose that weekend, so it is up to the teams to check it for their remaining games.

 

HOME TEAM- Home team is higher ranked REGULAR SEASON TEAM

Home team does not switch jerseys if teams have same colors

Home team picks which end they want for overtime (On Sunny day, this could be a factor) If there is a shootout it will be in the same end mutually agreed on by teams and refs.

Teams will still be paying refs for all playoff games.

 

 

SCORECARDS-

 

Winning team must send someone to Melrose with scorecards (from BOTH TEAMS) within 30 minutes of games completion or FORFEIT- no exceptions!!!  Teams playing at Northwood have 60 minutes.  (give to Bobby Jay or person selling beer tickets) If you play back to back NOT at Melorose you can bring after you are done

 

 

Many teams are contacting us asking when they play on Saturday & Sunday...we will NOT release any game times till 6 PM Friday at Melrose at the draw sheets. The reasoning is if we have any cancellations on Friday we have to change some games. It would cause WAY too much confusion if we changes an already released schedule. PLEASE do not contact us about game times for Saturday and Sunday

.

We can tell you games run Saturday from 10:30 am- 9:30 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am- 9:30 pm.

 

All times are TENATIVE, as bad weather or equipment problems can delay games. PLEASE check draw sheet at Melrose after each of your games to make sure there are no changes. We will delay games as much as possible to try and get games in if bad weather occurs. Team were told to keep whole weekend open when they registered team in November

 

If teams are waiting for players who are playing on another team..we will NOT delay games and you must start at game time with what you got.

 

Be ready at game time. Ask ref doing on your rink how much time is ref in previous game so your team can be waiting at the gate when it ends so you can warn up goalie

 

Refs have been instructed to crack down on verbal abuse. 3 minute penalties and 10 minute and game misconducts will be handed out for verbal abuse.  Remember- refs are only human too

 

 

Playoff Overtime Format- NEW format for 2016

 

All tie games must be broken

(except all round robin games in which ties remain a tie)

 

2 minute sudden death 4 on 4- if still tied 2 minute sudden death 3 on 3 then if still tied…shootout

 

Any power plays will be 4 on 3 for one man advantage, 5 on 3 for 2 man advantage in OT. (penalties in regulation can carry over to overtime)

 

 

Home team picks which side they want for overtime (if sun is shining this could be a factor)

 

Teams play 4 on 4 on men’s and women’s and 2 & 2 for coed

 

If still tied, a shootout will occur.

 

If a player is serving a penalty when overtime concludes going into a shooting…the player CAN shoot in a shootout, unless player have been ejected from the game for ANY reason

 

3- player shootout with whoever scores the most will win. (coed must alternate male- female-male). It must be 3 different shooters

 

If still tied, a sudden death shootout will occur. In the sudden death shootout teams will pick 3 shooters (coed must alternate male- female-male). Shooters in the first 3 shots may shoot again in sudden death shootout. If still tied, the same 3 will shoot in the SAME order until there is a winner.

 

Home team will pick if they want first or last shot in shootout

Playoff Format

 

See draw sheet for format and prizing

 

Teams please arrive early for games (especially goaltenders)

Late penalties will be strictly enforced on Playoff Weekend.

 

Late penalties waived if team is late because of conflicting coed game to men’s or women’s game (we have made sure this should not happen) We will not hold up games for players playing on 2 men’s or 2 women’s or 2 coed games if they happen to conflict.

 

If team hasn't enough players at scheduled game time, 1 goal for every 2 minutes will be awarded, and that time will be deducted from the game. If team still can't ice a team after 10 minutes it is considered a defaulted game. If your goaltender isn’t ready at game time, you can wait for him/her to get there, taking the goals against penalty/s as stated above or designate a goalie. If your goaltender isn't coming, and you have no equipment, have a player act as the goaltender. The acting goalie must remain the same player for the entire half, or until a goaltender with equipment shows up. If goaltender shows up late, NO WARM UPS allowed. You must have an acting goaltender for the entire game (except the final 5 minutes of the second half or on delayed penalties when extra players is free to play the whole rink)

 

Players (especially goaltenders) please DO NOT change in hall at Melrose

 

 

The hall will be much to busy and we need all the room possible. There are 6 dressing rooms and plenty of benches in the lobby to change. Please vacate dressing rooms within 15 minutes of completion of games to allow next set of teams to use them

 

 

 

 

League fees are now PAST DUE

 

Please make arrangements ASAP if your fees are not paid in full

 

 

Rosters are now PAST due

 

Please give to Bobby J or your ref. We must be completed in full, included signatures and handed in, not emailed

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER to have all team members call 204- 654-2255 on game day to make sure all games on with no schedule revisions

 

 

To contact the League please email us at kildonansports@shaw.ca

 

PLEASE READ!!

 

MEMO on Sportsmanship, penalties, game ejections & suspensions

 

There has been some confusion and miscommunication with refs, players and League officials on some of the below and the League takes 100% responsibility for this but moving forward it will be more clear for everyone for the safety and well being for all involved to make the of game of Sponge Hockey Fun

 

The refs also have full authority to call a game AT ANY TIME if he feels it is about to get out of hand

 

PLEASE NOTE- it is up to all players and captains to let all ALL players aware of all rules.

 

If a player is kicked out of a game they are AUTOMATICALLY suspended for minimum 1 game (one game that the team plays) so if a player is kicked out let them know NOT to play the next game

 

Any team that has a suspended player on the bench or plays will forfeit the game and the player will still be suspended

 

It is up to all teams to check suspension page on the web site daily

 

SELF POLICING- if you have a “bad apple” or two on your team, you SURELY must know who they are. If you see a player on your team getting out of hand, please settle the player down or ask them to leave. We suggest having “team” penalties or fines in place for team mates getting out of hand. If teams control their “bad apples” is will go a long way in making for a fun, clean game

 

Although probably 95% of the players in our League show good sportsmanship, there are a few “bad apples” that make games less pleasant (with verbal abuse or “dirty play”) for other players as well as officials.

 

Reffing Spongee can be very hard, especially if the players are playing “dirty” or verbally abusive. The refs are doing their best out there but some players make it VERY difficult for them.  The League supports our officials and their decisions 100%.

 

Refs have been instructed to call EVERYTHING. No one is wearing full equipment so it can be very dangerous on the ice. Even the slightest “hack” on the shins can hurt, which may lead to retaliation.  Please tell your players to play clean and this will make games a lot more smooth and enjoyable for all.

 

Verbal abuse toward other players and Officials WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

The League reserves the right to suspend any player or team that we feel is detrimental to the game of Sponge Hockey due to verbal abuse of League officials or opposing players or for excessive rough play. If we suspend a team the will be taken off the schedule for the remainder of the season and a pro-rated refund of League fees MAY be applied.

 

Most players are excellent so we do not want to ruin the fun of the game with few “bad apples”. Refs are now instructed to crack down on the verbal abuse, which many times leads to chippy play.

 

We will have zero tolerance to any player uttering threats. If the ref hears a player threaten violence or challenge a player to a fight, they will be assessed a 3 minute penalty and an automatic GAME EJECTION. Refs have full authority to give game ejections to players on both teams if they appear to be “chirping” too much in a negative way or are getting too physical. Players can be written up are any altercations (with other players or officials) that happen ANYWHERE on the premises of any facility that hosts our league (this includes parking lots, lobby or dressing rooms) Once the game is over please “leave it on the rink”

 

 

Game Ejections- Player/s involved have 3 minutes to leave the rink area after leaving the ice. First the visiting team's player/s will be escorted off the ice to they can get their personal belongings from their bench, if necessary, then once they leave the rink area.  The home team's player/s will do the same. Remember, the game clock is still running, so the quicker you have your players leave, the less it will cut into your playing time. The ref may add a delay of game penalty or CALL THE GAME after 3 minites if they feel the player is intentionally taking too much time to leave the rink area. Any player/s not abiding by these procedures will face possible lifetime ban from league and community centre, and/or criminal charges if the situation warrants

 

Suspensions- First game ejection- AUTOMATIC minimum 1 game suspension- Second game ejection- same season- minimum 3 game suspension- Third game ejection- same season- minimum 5 game suspension- NO APPEALS

 

 

 

 

Any player suspended from one team (that does, or wants to play on another team) cannot play on any other team in the league while suspension is on. The league will contact team captain with severity of the suspension. Any player suspended may be banned from community center premises, including parking lot, 1/2 hour before, during, and 1/2 hour after all league events while suspended. The league will provide suspended player with all dates and times of league functions upon request

 

Any player threatening a ref or challenging a ref to fight will be suspended indefinitely

 

3 Penalties by a player in a game is an automatic game misconduct (not ejection which warrants suspension)

 

 

Penalties- All faceoffs when a penalty is called will go in the defensive zone of the team taking the penalty, except when there are coincidental penalties, then faceoff is at closest faceoff circle

 

Penalties-All basic hockey penalties as per the CAHA rulebook will apply, with the following exceptions:

 

Penalties- if a team scores during a “Delayed penalty” the penalized team WILL still take a penalty after the goal is scored

 

PENALTY SHOT AWARD

 

If a team is assessed 5 penalties in a game (including coincidental minors) Penalty shots will be awarded IN ADDITION to each penalty assessed (excluding coincidental penalties) from the 6th penalty on. Any player may take the penalty shot. After the penalty shot, whether a goal was scored or not, the face off will be in the offending teams zone and the penalty will then start at the drop of the puck.

 

 

Coincidental penalties- teams will play with the same number of players before penalties occurred Players serving coincidental will do so in their own player’s boxes.

 

All minor penalties 3 minutes in duration from the drop of the puck after the penalty is called, with penalty being served in its entirety no matter how many goals opposing team scores. If the 3 minutes expires during a stoppage in play, the player can not return to the ice until the drop of the puck.

 

Minor penalties- tripping, hooking, interference, unsportmanlike conduct, minor slashing, minor cross-checking, minor roughing, minor body contact, intentionally moving your net to stop a scoring chance or instigating rough play

 

Delay of game-this includes shooting the puck directly over the fencing or over (not in) the player's box (intentionally or not) anywhere between the defensive zone face-off circles. Any rinks with no fencing around boards, there is no penalty for unintentionally shooting puck over boards only. Intentionally knocking net out of position is a penalty and a goal may be awarded if referee feels intentionally moving the net prevented a goal (then no penalty is called only a goal is awarded)

 

High sticking- each team allowed one warning, then if player's stick comes in contact with the puck over the height of the crossbar, or player swings or carries stick recklessly (including attempting to knock down a puck higher than the crossbar with your stick and no contact is made) a minor penalty is called.

 

GRABBING THE JERSEY- 3 minute minor penalty

 Anyone caught grabbing an opponent’s jersey/jacket even for the slightest moment will be assessed a 3-minute minor penalty

 

There is absolutely no reason to grab an opponent’s jersey/jacket as this is done to usually to throw a player slightly off balance without drawing a penalty. Well now it will be a penalty

 

Diving- any player that leaves their feet deliberately (in referee’s judgement), and in an attempt to play the puck, whether offending player has contact with the puck or not, and trips opposing player. He/she will be assessed a minor penalty if referee feels it was accidental, and a major penalty if deliberate. A player may dive to block passes & shots if no one is tripped. If someone falls down accidentally (in refs judgement) and someone falls over them, this is NOT a penalty

 

Major Penalties- are 6 minutes in duration with from drop of the puck after penalty is called, with penalty being served in its entirety no matter how many goals are scored. Players receiving major penalties will automatically be ejected from game and suspended (see suspensions) a player on the ice at the time of penalty must serve penalty. Exception- coincidental penalties- the players are ejected and no one has to serve the penalties. Anyone ejected from a game has 2 minutes to leave rink area or face the possibility of a lifetime ban from the league a team defaulting the game.

 

Major Penalties can be given out for excessive slashing, crosschecking, roughing, body contact, boarding, or hitting from behind. Also deliberately attempting to take out one or both of a player’s feet (slew footing) will be a major penalty. Major Stick penalties will be an automatic 10 game minimum suspension

 

 

Fighting- ZERO TOLERENCE

 

Anyone throwing a punch at an opponent. will be assessed an automatic major and game ejection  for fighting. Teams, not the refs, must pull their own player/s apart from fight.

 

Defination of a fight- Person throwing a punch ….or a person willing to throw a punch (if a player attempts or challenges a player to a fight but gets “loses the fight” without throwing a punch this is still considered a fight) If a player is “sucker punched” and made no attempt to initially fight, or fight after the sucker punch, that is NOT consider a fight

 

FIGHTING- ZERO TOLERANCE- First fight- 5 game suspension. Second fight (within 5 years

Of first fight)- 20 game suspension- which can carry over to following season. Third fight- lifetime ban from the league- NO APPEALS. Instigating a fight may be an addition 8 game suspension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR 2015-2016

 

Before the game refs will get  team captains together to introduce yourselves. (Similar to a “ground rules” meeting before a game of slopitch.  Team captains will be who talks to the ref about concerns throughout a game and vice versa.

 

In women’s, they will all meet again at half time to discuss any concerns

 

SELF POLICING- if you have a “bad apple” or two on your team, you SURELY must know who they are. If you see a player on your team getting out of hand, please settle the player down or ask them to leave. We suggest having “team” penalties or fines in place for team mates getting out of hand. If teams control their “bad apples” is will go a long way in making for a fun, clean game

 

Women’s teams can only make line changes on the fly or on goals, penalties, or at the half. We have been playing that way in Men’s and Coed for many years and will be enforcing this in Women’s starting this season

 

Women’s teams will now play a “balanced” schedule with no divisions set until playoffs. We are trying this based on a majority vote for 1 season and vote on it again next season

 

 

 

 

 

In the event of excessive wind chill we will NOT EVER cancel games...we may shorten games to 17 minute halves or 15 minute halves for the safety of players, goalies and refs. If we shorten games you may go warm up in between games if you have 2 games that day.

 

Wind chills will be taken from readings the Winnipeg Forks NOT the Winnipeg Airport

The refs will let you know at game time the wind chill values if it a factpt

 

-Wind Chill  is 32c to -38c-  ............refs will ask teams if they want to shorten game to 17 minute halves..if ONE team says yes..it is YES

 

-Wind Chill  is 39c to -41c...........automatic 17 minute halves

 

-Wind Chill  is -42 and higher........automatic 15 minute halves

 

Refs still be paid full fees (consider it "danger" pay)

 

 

Bundle up players...this is Winterpeg!!

 

Scorecards- Please make sure First AND Last names are on the cards and clearly written. Only have players on the card that are at the game. Ref will count players and if too many players are listed on the score card, all stats and credit for games played will not be counted for that game

 

 

 

 

 To contact the League please email us at kildonansports@shaw.ca

 

 

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MEMO Regarding Winnipeg Jets home games:

 

We have already been getting requests to reschedule games so players can attend Jets games

Unfortunately, we can NOT reschedule games.

 

If your players decide to miss spongee to go to a Jets game and you can not ice a team you WILL have to forfeit.

 

If you Forfeit 24 hours in advance you will not be charged ref fees

 

The following are reasons why………

 

A- Lack of rinks available (we have over 165 teams to schedule for)

B- Lack of time to make up games

C- You and/or you opponents picked that day to play games and not alternate days (unless weather dictates a cancellation)

D- Rinks are booked and rented to the League, rescheduling would mean paying rent twice for the same game/s (not in budget)

E- Jets home games every season will always put conflicts in schedule and we can not work around them

 

Let your players know this. They must decide if they are playing spongee or going to the Jets game/s.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER to have all team members call 204- 654-2255 on game day to make sure all games are on with no delays- NO MATTER HOW NICE IT IS OUTSIDE!

                  

(Equipment can break down at anytime at the clubs causing scheduling problems)

 

 

 

 

We have, received several complaints over the years about alcohol being consumed at the community centers

 

The League and the Community Centers have ZERO tolerance to this!!

 

Any player and/or Team caught consuming alcohol, leaving empties behind, using drugs, or smell of drugs will be SUSPENDED for the rest of the season.

 

This includes in club house, on rinks, in players boxes, on grounds or parking lots

 

NO WARNINGS- NO APPEALS and no Registration fees will be refunded

 

The Community Centers are kind enough to rent out League their rinks so YOU can play Sponge Hockey. Community Centers are for members of the community, and more importantly children, who WILL NOT be exposed to such actions from our League

 

Without these community centers, there is no League, and at this point, some clubs may take away our rinks, so PLEASE respect our Rules and policies

 

It is up to you to let your team mates know, and patrol your team because if you don’t, it may be YOUR team mate that ruins it for YOU!!!

 

 

Please make sure you buy the correct sponge pucks. Some places are selling the sponge pucks that are too light and too soft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the event of excessive wind chill we will NOT EVER cancel games...we may shorten games to 17 minute halves or 15 minute halves for the safety of players, goalies and refs. If we shorten games you may go warm up in between games if you have 2 games that day.

 

Wind chills will be taken from readings the Winnipeg Forks NOT the Winnipeg Airport

The refs will let you know at game time the wind chill values if it a factpt

 

-Wind Chill  is 32c to -38c-  ............refs will ask teams if they want to shorten game to 17 minute halves..if ONE team says yes..it is YES

 

-Wind Chill  is 39c to -41c...........automatic 17 minute halves

 

-Wind Chill  is -42 and higher........automatic 15 minute halves

 

Refs still be paid full fees (consider it "danger" pay)

 

 

Bundle up players...this is Winterpeg!!



 
 



 


 

 

 

REMEMBER YOUR CSA APPROVED HOCKEY HELMETS!!!

 

Players must wear their helmets (with chin strap done up) or that CAN’T PLAY!!!

 

Let your team mates know this!!

(Visors and cages are NOT mandatory, but are recommended)

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment- all players must now wear CSA approved hockey helmets. Goaltenders must wear CSA approved hockey Goal Masks or hockey helmets.

 

It is NOT up to the refs to check helmets before players step on the ice. If a player is on the ice, once the game starts, without a LEGAL helmet, whether the play is going on or not, and is noticed by the ref, the player will be assessed a 3 minute minor penalty and will not be able to play until he/she puts on a proper helmet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may contact the League at kildonansports@shaw.ca

 

 

 

SUSPENSION PAGE UPDATED REGULARLY

 

Please check on a regular basis. If you see a suspended player playing while under suspension, please notify the League immediately

 

 

STATS PAGE UPDATED!!!

 

(Please remember stats are just for fun and NO awards are given out and may not be 100% accurate, as we just record what teams put on the scorecards. If we feel a team is making a mockery of the stats we will not list any players from their team in the scoring leaders)

 

 

 

Rule clarifications:

 

Penalties- All faceoffs when a penalty is called will go in the defensive zone of the team taking the penalty, except when there are coincidental penalties, then faceoff is at closest faceoff circle

 

The League reserves the right to suspend any player or team that we feel is detrimental to the game of Sponge Hockey due to verbal abuse of League officials or opposing players or for excessive rough play. If we suspend a team the will be taken off the schedule for the remainder of the season and a pro-rated refund of League fees MAY be applied.

 

Most players are excellent so we do not want to ruin the fun of the game with few “bad apples”. Refs are now instructed to crack down on the verbal abuse, which many times leads to chippy play.

 

 

We will have ZERO tolerance to any player uttering threats. It the ref hears a player threaten violence or challenge a player to a fight, they will assessed a 3 minute penalty and an automatic GAME EJECTION

 

Any player threatening a ref or challenging a ref to fight will be suspended indefinitely

 

 

GAME EJECTION: Any play receiving a game ejection for these infractions will receive an automatic suspension.  All Suspensions will carry over from season to season- First game ejection 1 game suspension. Second Ejection same season- 3 game suspension. Third ejection same season- 5 game suspension- NO APPEALS

Any player suspended from one team (that does, or wants to play on another team) cannot play on any other team in the league while suspension is on. The league will contact team captain with severity of the suspension. Any player suspended may be banned from community center premises, including parking lot, 1/2 hour before, during, and 1/2 hour after all league events while suspended. The league will provide suspended player with all dates and times of league functions upon request

 

Game Ejections- Player/s involved have 3 minutes to leave community centre after leaving the ice. First the visiting team's player/s will be escorted off the ice to they can get their personal belongings if from their dressing room, if necessary, then once they leave the community centre, the home team's player/s will do the same. Remember, the game clock is still running, so the quicker you have your players leave, the less it will cut into your playing time. Any player/s not abiding by these procedures will face possible lifetime ban from league and community centre, and/or criminal charges if the situation warrants

 

Sponge Hockey is for FUN…...please remember that!

 

TEAMS PLEASE NOTE

 

When Community Center staff is cleaning rinks, please stay off the ice until the staff and their equipment is right off the ice.

 

Staff will STOP cleaning the ice if players step on the ice before they are done. If they are flooding the rink in between your games, you may stay in your player’s box until the staff has left the rink.

 

Please vacate your dressing rooms with 15 minutes of game’s completion

 

 PLEASE LET ALL YOUR TEAM MATES KNOW!!

 

KEY VIOLATION- Many players are really getting on the refs about the key rule. Please remember, the key is an important rule, but the refs PRIORITY is to watch the puck and watch for penalties. They will do their best to call the key. Players may be given unsportsmanlike penalties for verbally abusing refs on this matter (as well as any other matter)

 

 

 

 

PLEASE use garbage cans- The clubs will be supplying garbage can in player’s boxes and dressing rooms

 

 

 

 

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Join the Kildonan Spongee League Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/kildonanspongee/

 

 

Please remember to head to Boston Pizza after the games for great deals!

 

 

 

We are proud to announce that the Kildonan Spongee League is partnering up with Boston Pizza and Royal Sports for the upcoming season….check the web site regularly as there will be awesome promotions and deals.

 

 

 

Royal Sports

and

Kildonan Sponge Hockey League

 

***Buy your 2013/ 2014 sponge hockey team gear at Royal Sports***

*** 650 Raleigh St, Winnipeg***