Luther's Leagues

League Overview The Luther Hockey Leagues are adult oriented hockey programs that are aimed at the novice and intermediate recreational hockey player. The leagues have been in existence for ten years and have grown from the original four novice teams to sometimes upwards to 22 novice and intermediate teams. Most of the players in the league have never participated in an organized competitive environment, such as high school or a youth hockey program, but have picked up the game when they became adults. The league staff strives to keep the players within the bounds of what is expected of a novice or intermediate player. Players have been shipped off to higher level hockey leagues when they show skills that are beyond intermediate level. The cut off age for players is 25 years of age. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis for novice players. During the past 10 years, the staff has found that younger players tend to be too competitive and aggressive to combine with the older adults in the league.


League Details Each session of a particular league is six games. Each team plays six games. The cost per player to participate in a session is $85, plus there is a $20 deposit for a jersey. A player can bring his own jersey but it must be a solid color with no trim. Logos and numbers are okay. Equipment required is a helmet, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey stick, and skates as a minimum. The helmet must have face protection such as a full cage or at least, a half shield. The games consist of two 15 minute running clock periods and one 20 minute running clock period. There is a 5 minute warm up period at the start of the game. If a game is tied at the end of the three periods, a 5 minute running clock overtime period is played. Each team is allowed four players plus a goalie on the ice for the overtime period. A player is allowed two penalities during a game. Upon receiving the third penalty, the player is ejected for the remainder of the game. If violations are severe enough in the referee's opinion, the referee may suspend a player for the next game. A team may use substitutes for a game to bring the number of skaters to 10. Only players that are current members of the league may substitute. Intermediate players in the league may not substitute on a novice team. Players are expected to remain under control while on the ice. If in the referee's opinion, a player is skating out of control, the referee may call the player for a 2 minute penalty for not remaining in control. This is intended to protect other players and the out of control player himself. Fighting will not be tolerated. The players involved will be ejected from the league and not allowed play.



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