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League Rules

League Q&A

Q. Why is there a jersey fee?
A. The jersey fee is to cover a portion of the cost to supply players with a White and Green jersey required to play in the league. All players in the Hockey Finder leagues have white and green jerseys making it easy to switch divisions, balance teams, and pull subs from other divisions if needed.

Q. Can I pick my jersey number?
A. Unfortunately not. Our generic league jerseys are ordered in bulk and we ship which ever pair of jerseys is next on the pile. If you want custom jerseys you can order sublimated ones during one of our order windows.

Q. Do I have to pay the jersey fee every season?
A. No. It is a one time fee. You will receive a white and a dark HockeyFinder jersey which can be used in any of our leagues.

Q. When do I get my jerseys?
A. Jerseys are mailed to players when they first join the league and pay the one time jersey fee of $25. Please ensure the jersey size you want is correct in your player profile and address is correct when paying for them.

Q. I lost my jersey(s) can I order a new set?
A. Yes. Jerseys can be ordered by CLICKING HERE. The cost is $30 for the set including shipping.

Q. How do I get those nicer personalized jerseys?
A. Hockey Finder has order windows 4-5 times per year where players are able to buy apparel including custom sublimated jerseys. The cost is $35 per jersey.

Q. Is checking allowed?
A. Absolutely NOT! This is a fun, friendly, social hockey league. We have ZERO tolerance for aggressive play and inappropriate behavior. Problem players will be removed from the league with no refunds.

Q. How old do I have to be to play in the adult league?
A. Players must be 18 years old or turning 18 during the calendar year in which the season is being played.

Q. What equipment is required?
A. Hockey Finder highly recommends wearing full hockey gear however shoulder pads, face mask (full or half) and breezers are optional. We want our players to be safe so please wear equipment that fits properly and is properly secured.

Q. How are teams made?
A. Teams are randomly created through the Hockey Finder system taking into account the skill levels of players signed up for that division. During the registration process players are required to self assign themselves to a Hockey Finder Skill Level which is used for creating teams so it is important that players are honest about their skill level. A week or two prior to the season starting the captains review player skill levels and make any recommendations they feel are needed. After that process the teams are randomly created using an algorithm which takes into account skill levels and teammate requests. Once the teams are created they are reviewed by the division captains. Once all captains agree the teams appear to be balanced they are then announced to the division. The league and captains review teams/players during the first few games of the season and if things appear to be off balance we try to balance them out by moving players around. We try to avoid moving players but if things are way off we feel it's best for everyone to balance things out. Teams will be re-shuffled after each season so that eventually players have an opportunity to play with everyone from their division.

Q. What is the policy for putting friends on the same team?
A. Hockey Finder recognizes the importance of playing on the same team as the person who recruited you into the league, family, friends and the next door neighbor who you car pool with. In an effort to make this possible without changing our unique format we've developed the following team placement policy.

Team Placement Policy - New Players
New players can request to play on the same team as another player or an existing pairing. This request can be made at any point during the registration period. The maximum group size per team is 3 and is only possible when at least one new player is part of the group. All players MUST be registered for the upcoming season in order to make the request.

Team Placement Policy - Returning Players
Returning players may request to be on the same team however these requests will only be honored in pairs, e.g., Player A and B can request to be on the same team however Player A can't request to be on player B's team and then player B request to be on player C's team. Both players MUST be registered for the upcoming season in order to make the request.

Q. How do I request to be on the same team as a friend?
A. To make a friend request players must be signed up for the same division. Requests cannot be recorded for participants not yet signed up. Once players are signed up simply log in to your account, use the top right menu to go to My Games and click the green Choose Teammate option beside your league registration. This will bring you to a screen where you can search for your friend and make the connection. When a new player is involved in a three way request they must make the teammate request after returning players have connected themselves via a teammate request.

Q. I need to cancel my registration. Is that possible?
A. The cancellation deadline for all divisions is 30 days prior to the start of the season. A $20 admin fee will be charged for cancellations. Absolutely no cancellations will be processed after the deadline.
We understand things come up so we allow players to transfer their registration to another person (must fit the skill level of the division). We also often have waitlists and will do our best to fill your spot. If we can we will credit your account with what we collect from the player taking your spot less at $20 admin fee.