Are you ready to tickle some twine while wearing your hockey gloves? Do you hate being glued to your small crease area? Well, have no fear, your rule updates are here! Thanks to those who completed our most recent Ball Hockey Survey, sent out a few months ago. We analyzed every result and are thrilled to launch a multitude of new and exciting changes to our Ball Hockey leagues, starting this Fall.
Tiger Williams, Tie Domi, Bob Probert, Brian McGrattan. Those guys LOVED sitting in the sin-bin, they loved it so much that collectively, they spent about eight full days in the box.
Only difference between them and you, the SSC players is they were paid copious amounts of cash to sit in what they would call the best seat in the house to watch their respective teams pursue the greatest trophy in sports, The Stanley Cup.
We have all experienced those players on our team, you know, the one who only shows up to about 40% of your league games. Their excuses are always (somewhat) valid – “I’m swamped at work,” “My car got stuck in the snow,” “I had to feed Mr. Meowington” – but they usually pay their league fees in full and they’re always up for a post-game beer, so we put up with them anyway.
You don’t want to play short (again) so you need to find a sub. This can sometimes be a tedious task, so here are a few tips to help simplify your quest:
WHO TO ASK
One question we’ve been asked over and over is why we do not allow ice hockey, floor hockey, and lacrosse gloves in our floor hockey leagues (with the exception of street hockey offerings). While we would love to provide a scientific explanation full of stats and charts, the truth is that it comes down to one reason: sportsmanship!
If you’re a hardcore SSC Floor Hockey fan, you may be reluctant to leave our beloved 4 on 4 leagues for another version of this awesome sport. Sure, our 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 leagues may have a different strategy to them, but life is about taking chances right? Here are some great reasons to try out our STATS leagues:
One of the most asked questions regarding our Floor Hockey leagues is “why can’t we use wooden or composite hockey sticks?” Many of you have grown up using these types of sticks playing street hockey with friends and/or organized floor hockey leagues with other organizations. With virtually every sport, players become accustomed to specific equipment, and are generally resistant to change. We get it. You get a feel for a specific piece of equipment, and you are also superstitious!