SCHEDULES: We will be starting Saturday, December 6th
Week 1 schedules will be emailed out and online no later than 48 hours prior to each game day- please be prepared to play on your requested days as you WILL play, it’s just a matter of knowing your game time/s and rink location
Reason for this is some, not all rinks, will be ready and we will get updates from Community Centers on a daily basis so we can use the maximum amount of rinks made available to us each day
Starting in week 2 we will have schedules out no later than 72 hours prior to each game day until all rinks are in…they should all be in hopefully by week 3
We can still squeeze in a few more teams
162 Teams confirmed as of November 25th
Mens, Women’s and Coed Divisions offered
Please email us at email@example.com
Flooding has started and some rinks are almost ready………. start date is the weekend of December 6th & 7th
3rd Annual Private Sale
Saturday, November 29th
6:00- 8:00 PM (after the store closes)
Pizza and “refreshments” available for all that make a purchase
Here is what is on sale for these 2 hours ONLY…….
20% off Acacia Sponge Hockey Shoes
49% off Under Armour Baselayer
40% off Reebok Hockey Sticks
50% off Easton Helmets
Team owing League fees may drop them off at this time as well
Join the Kildonan Spongee League Group
The Kildonan Sponge Hockey League is accepting players, Refs and Teams for the upcoming season
167 teams last season- We are THE Largest Sponge Hockey League IN THE WORLD!!
We play our games on Full Size, professionally maintained rinks at City Owned Community Centers. Ice cleaned by zamboni before games
We pride ourselves on being very approachable and Hands On and very well organized
We will again be playing games again this season at Melrose, Valley Gardens, Bronx Park and Northwood Community Center. We may be playing at a couple of other Community Centers as well and will announce them when confirmed
For more info on fees, payment plans, rules and other League info please go to the “rules” Page
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 204-654-2255
Here are some League details…..
Entry fee $650.00 per team plus ref fees. Teams are responsible for paying referees before the start of each game (cash only for refs please). Coed & Men’s teams will now pay $11.00 each team. Women’s teams will now pay $10.00 each team. Budget for a minimum of 17 games and maximum of 22 games (depending on how far you go in the playoffs)
Minimum $300.00 deposit required by no later than November 5th guarantees your spot as long as a total of a minimum of $500.00 deposit is paid by November 25th, with post-dated check for the balance, dated no later than December 23rd . We accept Cash or Cheques (payable to “Kildonan Sports”)
Women’s games will be played Sundays
Coed games teams have choice of playing Saturdays Only or Mondays and Wednesdays
Men’s have choice of playing a Saturday Division, a Sunday Division, and a Weekday Division- for Weekdays you can pick a preferred day but no guarantees
Christmas Holidays…no games ONLY on these days..…
Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
Friday, December 26
Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1st
Weekday Teams be prepared to play on your off nights during that 2 week span INCLUDING Friday, January 2nd
ALL DIVISIONS ARE LIMITED and are a First come basis with deposits secured, especially the Weekday divisions
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.
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 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 for you have 2 games that day.
-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 paid full fees (consider it "danger" pay)
Bundle up players...this is Winterpeg!!
. PLEASE REMEMBER to have all team members call 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)
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 email@example.com
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)
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
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
Join the Kildonan Spongee League Group
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.
Kildonan Sponge Hockey League
***Buy your 2013/ 2014 sponge hockey team gear at Royal Sports***
*** 650 Raleigh St, Winnipeg***