StinkySocks Hockey Game Formats

Standard Games

Standard Games are our traditional format, designed for individual and small group registration. Each game is essentially a very well organized pickup game that includes a referee for structure. As with all of our games, you’ll be playing with others of your ability level and benefit from our signature policy of “no jerks”. The goal of each Standard Game is to get you an awesome workout playing the game you love. Benches are limited to 10 skaters to maximize the amount of time that you’re on the ice. The league office handles everything to ensure that you’re getting a consistently good experience on a predicable schedule.

Season Pass is your access to a series of  these structured and organized games. Season Pass holders enjoy playing Standard Games weekly at the same time(s) and at the same location. All players also unlock a suite of  Full Time/Season Pass member benefits, including the ability to transfer to another game when you can’t make one that’s part of your Season Pass, as well as any others booked as a No Commitment Hockey skate.

When available, Standard Games can be booked game by game through No Commitment Hockey. Additionally, players interested in having unlimited No Commitment access to available Standard Games can join our Unlimited Membership.

BYOT Leagues allow captains to bring and manage their own team while not having to worry about administration headaches. You build the team and we’ll handle the player payments, help backfill player and goalie spots on a game to game basis if needed, and more. With roster eligibility monitoring, you’ll be sure that you know the team you’re facing each game. Although the structure is more serious, you can expect players who are there to have a seriously good time. Teams never have a game that starts after 10PM and all games are either at the same rink or multiple rinks that are within 3 miles of each other.

We want to get team play leagues right. To help set a foundation for that, we have a controlled expansion model for BYOT leagues to place a new league when and where it makes sense to do so, allowing captains to be sure that they’ll be playing with others of the same ability level and have an active role in choosing where that’ll be. Let us know that you want your team to join the expansion of BYOT.

Included in Both Formats

Players Who Are Here to Play Hockey

We’re dentists, firefighters, doctors, businesspeople, policemen, lawyers, electricians, and teachers, to name a few. As StinkySocks Hockey players, we love the game of hockey, enjoy friendly competition, and look forward to a great game, every game. We are an inclusive community with respect for one another. In short, we literally have a policy of “no jerks” at StinkySocks Hockey. Read more in Who We Are.


Standard Games Season Pass holders, paying BYOT rostered players, Unlimited Membership holders, Veterans and Active Military have access to exclusive benefits. Those include discounts on individual games and skills clinics through No Commitment Hockey, waived initiation fee for our Unlimited Membership, discounts on apparel, access our private stash of Bruins tickets, new player buddy passes, free or discounted skate sharpening, and more! Can’t make a Standard Game? Change it! Benefits allow you to swap into a Hot Listgame for free or apply a $10 credit to any other game that’s available on or before the day of the originally scheduled game. Have a look at our member benefits comparison for more info.

Balanced Levels

No B players in the D game, no C teams in the B league; it’s just one of the many things that makes StinkySocks Hockey different. This principle value is part of what we do to put you, the player, first. Visit the levels page to learn more about how levels are defined by StinkySocks Hockey.

No Ultra Late Games

You won’t have a west coast schedule.

Game Format Comparison

Standard Games

BYOT Leagues






Schedule Consistency

Play For a Season

Play Game By Game

Enter as a Team

Enter as an Individual

Enter as a Group


SSH Jerseys

Your Team’s Jerseys