About Roller Hockey
Roller hockey is similar to ice hockey except it is played 4 skaters and a goalie, no checking is allowed, and no offsides or icing. This means that there is more room to skate and more opportunity to touch the puck.
Many ice hockey players play roller hockey because it teaches strong stickhandling, passing, and skating skills.
About The League
Our league runs two seasons per year. Spring (February-May) and Fall (August-November).
A typical season runs eight games. Additionally there is a tournament at the end of the season, which usually runs 1-2 games.
Prior to the start of a new season, every player is required to attend one of our evaluation sessions. Players are graded by coaches on skills such as skating, passing and shooting. Teams are selected in an attempt to create the most balanced across the league.
Required equipment includes helmet with full face mask (HECC approved), mouthpiece, elbow pads, shin pads, hockey gloves, stick & skates, and protective cup (males). A girdle is optional but recommended, as it can help provide additional cushioning for newer skaters (who tend to fall…a lot).
Because our league is played on concrete, sticks tend to get ground down rather quickly. For new and intermediate players we recommend wood sticks with an ABS technology. ABS is basically a strip of composite plastic that runs along the bottom edge of the wooden blade, whichs slows the speed of wear. More advanced players tend to use full composite sticks, as they are lighter and increase stickhandling and shooting ability. However, these sticks tend to be much more costly.
Explanation to come.