Winter GM Meeting
Monday, September 07, 2020
Hello Calgary GMs,
We have created a powerpoint that reviews the information we usually discuss during the in-person GM meeting. This can be found by using this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x28zyo0k7md55zw/NCHL%20GM%20Meeting%202020%20-%202021.pdf?dl=0
We are also hosting a Q and A google meet session to answer any questions your team may have prior to your first game. We will have operations, accounting and the referee in chief available for questions. All questions will be asked in the chat portion of the meeting and moderated to the appropriate person to avoid everyone speaking over each other. **We ask that all participants keep their microphones muted and use the chat for questions**
Calgary meeting will be held September 8th at 8:30pm and will run for one hour. Here is your link: https://meet.google.com/duq-nhrw-vxo
If you prefer to send your questions by email you can do so at anytime.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
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WINTER HOCKEY PLAN ANNOUNCED!
Friday, August 21, 2020
Hello NCHL Family,
We have been working hard at work to come up with a plan for the winter season that included larger rosters, spares and improved parity, while still being fully compliant with the AHS rules in Stage 2 Relaunch.
If you still need to register your team, we extended team registration deadline till Friday, August 21st, 2020 at midnight.
We are looking forward to the Winter Season!
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World Cup of Hockey 5 Game Summer Season
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
- Bubble cohorts of players who can not social distance on the ice are limited to 50 players, this includes on-ice officials
- As a result divisions will be limited to 4 teams.
- Team rosters will be limited to 11 players (10 skaters and a goalie)
- Each cohort will play out of a specific arena
- Once a cohort is set, NO REALIGNMENT of teams will be possible
- Players can ONLY PLAY in ONE BUBBLE COHORT during Stage 2 restrictions
- This means that all spares must come from the same cohort and can not be brought from outside, including goaltenders
- It also means that players in one cohort can not play in another cohort with us or elsewhere for the duration of Stage 2 restrictions.
- The season will consist of five games to be played in a World Cup format
- Three round robin games against the other three teams in the division
- One semi final game
- One final game for gold/silver or bronze/4th place
- Games will not be forfeited due to a goalie not being available, teams will be allowed to play with 6 skaters on the ice.
- Season team fees are set at $1699+GST per team (there are no schedule packages or early bird/returning team credits for the limited season)
- Registration will open on Breakout at 1:00PM MST Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, please choose World Cup 5 Game Season - Calgary 2020 (see this on how to join a new season on a mobile device, for existing teams, or see this if your team is new).
- By July 15, 2020 you must have 50% of your team's balance paid (which is $891 including GST)
- By August 1, 2020 team invoices must be brought to zero, which means that either all team fees are paid in full or all players are registered for two or monthly payments ensuring the future balance of the team invoice is at zero or negative as shown on your team in voice on Breakout. A late fee will be applied automatically to all non-zero team invoices after August 1st, 2020.
- To see all the important dates, click here
Parity of each cohort may not be ideal under these circumstances and this is why we settled on a shorter season of 5 games.
11 players per team does not add up to 50 total players in the cohort because we need to have room for at least 4 officials to be part of the cohort to make sure we can staff games properly. The last 2 spots will be buffer spots to be used by teams in a cohort in case of absolute emergency, and once used no other players will be allowed to play in the cohort.
Unfortunately we are limited by the new rules and restrictions announced by AHS for Stage 2 relaunch, we have published an interpretation of the new rules earlier. The arena facilities will also have additional rules on when players can arrive, how they need to enter and exit the building and lots of other new procedures (we will keep you informed once we know what each arena requires, these may not be uniform across all arenas)
This means we can accept less teams and smaller teams. We will be balancing the schedule for the season so it is fair for everyone.
See a list of our World Cup of Hockey FAQs here.
If you have any other questions, please email us at info-at-nchl.com
Sunday, March 15, 2020
With the recent suspension of the Winter 2019-20 NCHL Season, due to the current state of affairs with COVID-19, we have received a number of questions from concerned players. We have compiled a list of the most asked questions and answers. These are posted on our website at www.nchl.com/covid-19-faq (you can access this link via the COVID-19 FAQ's tab on the left side menu) and updated frequently as new information comes to light. Please continue to check back regularly for any updates. Should you have any further questions regarding the Winter Season suspension please don't hesitate to contact us.
NCHL Pauses Winter Hockey Season Indefinitely
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Many hockey and sporting organizations are taking a proactive approach to the spread of COVID-19.
Under the recommendation of many provincial and federal organizations we have decided to voluntarily suspend our league and programming operations.
The NCHL will be suspending all games indefinitely as of 7:00pm MST March 13, 2020.
The safety of the players and officials in the NCHL are our top priority.
With calls for social distancing, we want to do our part in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to resume operations when it is safe to do so.
We will be in constant contact with facilities and government officials to make the correct decision on the potential resumption of hockey activities.
In these uncertain times, we ask for your patience and understanding as we try to understand the logistics of moving forward. We will update everyone on a regular basis via email, website and social media. If you have any question or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. We thank you all for your support and cooperation.
Please stay safe and we will see you on the ice soon!