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The Gardens Ice House has the 8th Largest Adult Hockey League! Thank you to all our wonderful players for making this possible!

Congratulations To All Adult Leagues

09/18/2013, 6:00am CDT
By Ashley Bevan

Adult Hockey Membership - Over 160,000 Strong

 

Thank you to all adult leagues across the USA.  You are a part of the largest adult hockey membership in the world at 160,000 players strong.  Below is the long awaited 2012-13 season list of the top 25 registered adult leagues.  Again, congratulations and thank you to all players, team captains, administrators, operators, owners and league directors.

Rank
League Name
Number Registered
1 SHARKS ICE AT SAN JOSE ADULT 4800
2 THE RINKS ADULT ICE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 2780
3 CHILLER ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE 2482
4 DALLAS STARS SENIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE 2443
5 AHA HOCKEY 2414
6 NSC ADULT PROGRAM 2317
7 MICHIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES 2230
8 THE GARDENS ICE HOUSE ADULT HOCKEY 2095
9 KENSINGTON VALLEY ICE HOUSE ADULT LEAGUE 1899
10 HOLIDAY SENIOR LEAGUE 1808
11 ANN ARBOR ICE CUBE ADULT HOCKEY 1784
12 GREATER SEATTLE HOCKEY LEAGUE 1526
13 TROY SPORTS CENTER ADULT HOCKEY 1504
14 PERFORMAX HOCKEY SYSTEMS 1418
15 SUBURBAN HOCKEY GROUP-ROCHESTER 1340
16 WOMENS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA 1330
17 SUBWAY ADULT LEAGUE 1195
18 ICE SPORTS FORUM REC LEAGUE 1167
19 ANCHORAGE ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE 1113
20 KETTLER CAPITALS ICEPLEX 1039
21 NOVI ICE ARENA ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE 923
22 MISSOULA AREA ADULT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 891
23 ICE HOUSE 877
24 SUBURBAN ICE EAST LANSING 841
25 ROADRUNNER/CHAPARRAL ICE 810



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Please note these New USA Hockey Rules

NEW USA HOCKEY RULES FOR 2013-2014

Rule 404 & 601(e)If a player receives a 2nd 10 minute misconduct in any single game, he/she will now be given an AUTOMATIC Game Misconduct and a resulting 1 game suspension from further play.  This shall be in ADDITION to any suspension earned through the regular rules.

Rule 411Any player who receives a 3rd major penalty during the same SEASON for any combination of aggressive infractions shall receive an additional 3 game suspension.  For any player who receives a 4th major penalty in the same SEASON, the player shall receive an additional 4 game suspension.  Any player who receives a 5th major penalty in the same SEASON shall be suspended from play indefinitely until a hearing is conducted by the PVAHA (NOT the Gardens Ice House itself)  These suspensions shall be in ADDITION to any suspension earned through the regular rules.  The aggressive infractions applying to this rule are:

Boarding, Body Checking, Butt-Ending, Charging, Checking from Behind, Cross Checking, Elbowing, Head Butting, Head Contact, High Sticking, Kicking, Kneeing, Slashing, Spearing, Tripping, Roughing  (Fighting is covered under its own rule, both by USA Hockey and by The Gardens Ice House)

Any TEAM that receives 3 major penalties in the same GAME shall have its Captain suspended for the next game of that team.  For any subsequent game where the team receives 3 or more major penalties in the same game, the Captain shall serve a 3 game suspension.  For a 3rd game with 3 or more major penalties in the same game, the Captain shall be suspended from play indefinitely until a hearing is conducted by the PVAHA (NOT the Gardens Ice House itself)  These suspensions shall be in ADDITION to any suspension earned through the regular rules.

The purpose of these rules is to cut down on excessive altercations during a game, which has become an all too prevalent occurrence during games.  There is a separate sheet on the suspension page of The Gardens Ice House website ( http://gardensicehouse.pucksystems2.com/page/show/11452-suspensions ) where major penalties will be tracked.

Rule 603, 607, 608, & 620 Any penalties assessed for Boarding, Charging, Checking from Behind, or Head Contact will now be assessed in the following way(s):

2 minute minor + 10 minute misconduct (an additional player from the offending team will be required to sit in the penalty box to “serve” the 2 minute portion)

5 minute major + Game misconduct (another player from the offending team will be required to sit in the penalty box to “serve” the 5 minute portion.  The offending player will be suspended for 1 game.  This shall be in ADDITION to any suspension earned through the regular rules.)

MATCH penalty (5 minutes will be placed on the clock as the “time” portion of the penalty and another player from the offending team will be required to sit in the penalty box to “serve” the 5 minute portion.  The offending player shall be suspended from play indefinitely until a hearing is conducted by the League Director, Tom Hendrix.)

 


Notice/Reminder

The Gardens Ice House is a Non Checking Adult Hockey League. Even though it is a non checking adult league we highly recommend that ALL players wear complete hockey gear, including should pads.

Due to contact with the boards and incidental contact on ice , a number of  incidents have been  reported in each case the player was not wearing shoulder pads.  We  Highly recommend ALL players wear should pads.

Tom


Pointstreak's Gone Mobile

 The Gardens Ice House Adult Hockey League (GIHAHL) is pleased to announce the launch of a mobile stats site and related iPhone app designed to deliver game scores in real-time to your mobile device, such as your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android.

Find your favorite team by surfing to http://www.pointstreak.com on a mobile phone, or by typing in the dedicated URL m.pointstreak.com into a mobile phone's web browser (iPhone or iPod Touch users can download a Pointstreak Mobile app for free from iTunes). Once there, you can search for the The Gardens Ice House Adult Hockey League (GIHAHL) or for your favorite team.

The free baseball iphone app and hockey iPhone app can be downloaded directly from iTunes at the following link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pointstreak-mobile/id381473689?mt=8

The The Gardens Ice House Adult Hockey League (GIHAHL)'s new mobile site and iPhone app is powered by our technology and statistics partner, Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. (http://www.pointstreak.com or http://www.pointstreaksolutions.com). Note: Pointstreak Mobile is now available for ALL of Pointstreak's hockey, baseball, lacrosse and soccer clients, including recreational and amateur leagues and teams.


Questions???

Please email us at NikkiG@thegardensicehouse.com or call 301-953-0100, ext.102 or 113 and leave a voice message.