Each team may roster up to 20 skaters and an unlimited amount of goalies for their team, unless otherwise noted. A maximum of 15 skaters and 2 goalies may dress for any one game.
All players must be registered and confirmed by the league office to be on the team's active roster in order to be eligible to play. Teams are not be allowed to bring in a player who is not registered and confirmed to be on their roster under any circumstance. Doing so would have the game considered a forfeit, with forfeit rules applied.
To be eligible to play in any game, players must meet the following criteria:
- Be registered and confirmed on their team's roster
- Have a waiver e-signed
- Be wearing a jersey matching the primary color of their team's jerseys, and also have a unique number permanently affixed the back (e.g. numbers cannot made of hockey tape and no two players can have the same number in a game).
- Be a player in good standing, meaning the player is current on their dues and is not otherwise ineligible to participate in a StinkySocks Hockey game (admin hold, conduct case, etc)
- Be prepared to provide an ID or display their BYOT league helmet sticker at attendance
Paying Players - Full time players are players who are committed to your team for the season. By default, full time skaters share equally the cost of your team. Full time players are granted Full Time player benefits with StinkySocks Hockey while their league is active.
Non-Paying Goalie - Teams may decide if their goalie(s) pay or not. Those not paying are considered to be in this category. Teams are not limited on the amount of goalies on their roster and there is no charge for adding a goalie at any time.
Non-Paying Alternate Skater - Alternate skaters are charged only a $20 registration fee but do not contribute towards the team's dues. Alternate skaters may participate in regular season games, and can participate in playoff games as long as they have played at least three prior regular season games in the current season.
Players may only register online with the unique team link that is provided by their captain. All players registered by the team's registration deadline, as indicated on the team's registration page, are eligible for the first game and will be on the roster provided to their captain at the season's start.
Mid-Season Player Registration Process and Timelines
All players that come in after the team's stated registration deadline are considered to be mid-season registrations. Mid-season registrations are manually processed, require a $20 late registration payment. Both the team captain a the player being added will receive a confirmation once they have been added to the team's roster and the player being added is eligible only after that time. To be clear, skaters cannot be added on the same day as the game in which they wish to start.
Below are the timelines for mid-season registrations:
Any full time (paying) skaters or alternate (non-paying) skaters returning from a prior season on the same team must be added by noon on the business day prior to the game in which they wish to start to guarantee that they will be rostered. For weekend of Monday games, that translates to Fridays at 12PM.
New alternates (non-paying skaters) must be added five (5) days prior to the game in which they wish to start.
Goalies are the only players who are eligible immediately after submitting their registration online and e-signing their waiver. The do not require further confirmation, the captain simply has to notify the league office of their goalie's registration.
Last Minute Player Needs
If you fall short for any one games, we can help. However, teams are not be allowed to bring in a player who is not on their roster under any circumstance. Doing so will subject the team to that game and one other being recored as a loss.
Goalies - If you are unable to secure your own goalie, please notify the league office as early as possible. Requests within 24 hours are difficult to fulfill. As such, please be sure to reconfirm your goalie and request a replacement, if needed, at least one business day prior to your game to increase the odds of one being able to be placed. Each team is provided four (4) complimentary goalie placements per season. Any placements beyond that are subject to a $20 fee for successful placement and must be paid at the time of request.
Skaters - If you need additional players for any one regular season game they may be sourced by the SSH league office from other teams in the same league. If the teams opts for this then you can take up to 3 skaters without the game resulting in a forfeit. However, accepting any players from another team for a playoff game will result in a forfeit.