Build and manage your own team with our BYOT and Mini-BYOT 3v3 leagues. Captains get the control they’re looking for, from managing their roster to creating the best jerseys on the ice, all while not having to worry about administration such as team payments. Teams get the same or nearby locations, no super late game times, appropriate leveling, a positive playing environment, and more.

Mini-BYOT

What else is different? As a 3v3 on a smaller sheet of ice, there are no faceoffs, and the official is off-ice. Some other major differences are that penalties are taken as penalty shots. Many of the other differences are similar to street hockey, where there is no offside, no icing, and the team in that end takes out the puck after a goal/save. The mini-BYOT levels are slightly broader than the levels for our regular BYOT, with mixed lower, mixed mid, and mixed upper levels being offered.

Highlights of BYOT

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    Reasonable Hours

    Say goodbye to those west coast start times – NEVER a crazy late game.

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    Predictable Locations

    What’s the sense in sending you all over the map? Our scheduling options allow you to choose a single location, play local home-and-home games, or play in a narrow geographic region.

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    The Best Rinks

    Good ice surfaces in the most convenient locations. BYOT leagues are available at premium locations such as Warrior Ice Arena (Bruins Practice Facility), Agganis Arena (BU Men’s Hockey Facility), and Phillips Academy.

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    Never Skip a Week

    You’re out there for the enjoyment of the game and for the workout so why skip a week? Play every week, even if your team doesn’t progress in the playoffs.

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    Specific Leveling

    With individual player qualification requirements.

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    “No Jerks”

    We look to attract the right players. Like-minded captains and our Player Conduct Policy help to ensure they stay on the good side.

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    No Surprise Players

    Controlled and enforced roster eligibility ensures that ringers don’t come and go.

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    Discounted Team Wear

    Exclusive pricing and no reorder minimums on Mando Hockey custom jerseys and socks.

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    A Local League That Cares

    Visit us at our Boston office or call/text our full time office staff at any time.

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    Split Up Your Share of the Team Payment Over Time

    Payment plans are available for all players to split up payments over the course of the season.

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    Play Extra BYOT Games for Free

    Play for free when invited to play for another team at the same level when they are in need of players.

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    Online Schedule and Standings

    View your schedule standings online.

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    Play as Much as You Want

    Get out there as often as you want by playing our other game format, No Commitment Hockey on a game-by-game basis. Plus, all BYOT players are offered a StinkySocks Hockey jersey (required for Standard Games) at 50% off, once per season.

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    SSH Full Time Player Benefits

    All paying players qualify for SSH Full Time Player benefits.

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    We’re Your Partner in This

    From registering to raiding the cup, we’re with you every step of the way to make sure that organizing your team is easy. Call, email, or text us 7-days a week to keep everything on track.

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    Players When You Need Them

    Let us know as early as possible and we do the work for you to make sure that you have a goalie or extra skaters.

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    We Handle the Money

    By default, we manage your team account and collect payments. There’s never a need for you to collect money or track down those who haven’t paid unless you prefer to pay as a captain and manage the player payments on your own.

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    Scheduling Preferences

    Day-of-week preference can be made at the time of team registration. Although not guaranteed, we can usually accommodate your team’s day-of-week preference as long as it works with the preferences of other teams. Beginning in 2024, we guarantee that we will not schedule a game that takes place in less than 2 weeks unless it takes place on your preferred day of the week.

    Additionally, you can let us know up to 4 calendar days per season that you prefer to have as guaranteed off days when requesting at least 2 weeks in advance.

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    Free Captain Gift Every Season

    For Winter 2023-2024, captains can choose from 50% off a stock Mando Hockey high-end composite hockey stick, among the lightest and most durable on the market. If you’ve never owned a StinkySocks Hockey jersey, can instead opt for a free StinkySocks Hockey Lace-Up Jersey Set.

Available BYOT Leagues

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Andover

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 05/06/2024
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Brighton

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 06/03/2024
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Burlington

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 05/06/2024
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Burlington (Thurs Only)

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 04/25/2024
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Burlington (Wed Only)

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 04/24/2024
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Charlestown *Sunday AM*

Register now for the 2024-2025 Fall/Winter season, starting on 09/15/2024
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Metro West

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 04/15/2024
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Near City North

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 06/03/2024
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Near City South

Register now for the 2024 Summer season, starting on 04/08/2024
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Somerville (Mini-BYOT 3v3)

Register now for the 2024 Fall/Early Winter season, starting on 09/11/2024
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South Boston/Dorchester

Register now for the 2024-2025 Fall/Winter season, starting on 09/15/2024
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West Roxbury

Register now for the 2024 Spring/Summer season, starting on 05/06/2024
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How It Works – BYOT Timetable

Online Signup
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Preseason
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Season Start
Weeks 0-2
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Payments Split
Weeks 2-4
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Weeks 4-6
5
Team Account Due
Week 6 - End of Season
Renewals
Playoffs
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Register your team before the deadline and while spots are available. There is no deposit necessary from the captain.

What To Expect Next - When your league’s details are finalized, which is typically within 3 days of registation, the captain will be emailed a unique team code to access their team page. They'll provide this to their players so that they can register and the same page will be used later for payments. Teams must have at least 4 paying players registered within 7 days of being provided with the team code. Captains can ask the league office at any time for an updated list of who has registered.

For teams being paid by the captain, a $400 desposit is required within 7 days.
Players Register for the Season Start - The first game eligibility deadline is noon of the business day prior to the team's first game. All players who wish to be eligible to be rostered for the first game must register by this deadline.

Registation Options at this Time - Paying players, those who commit to share equally the cost of the team's season, can register with a $100 deposit and waived registration fee up until the first game eligibility deadline. Non-paying alternate skaters can register with a $20 registration fee up until the 75% point of the regular season and nonpaying goalies can register at no cost at any time during the regular season.

For teams being paid by the captain, the team's remaining balance is required before the day of the first game. These teams have their player registration fees waived up until the first game eligibility deadline, so there is no cost to register at this time.

First Game Scheduled - The captain will be notified when the team's first game(s) are scheduled. This usually is the week prior to the expected start date.
The first few games are parity weeks so the schedule may be posted week to week.

Eligible Players and Rosters - On the day of the team’s first game, the captain receives a team account summary showing who has registered and previewing what the payment split looks like. The same list of eligible players will appear on the team's online roster. This is the sole eligibility list used for each game and may change over the course of the season if a player registers or is not eligible any reason. Captains can choose from the team's online roster up to 15 skaters and 2 goalies to include on their day of game roster that's submitted to the scorekeeper (or game staff member) on paper prior to the game.

Registration Continues - All paying players must be registered within the first 2 weeks of the season to be incuded in the team's payment split. After this time period new players can only register as non-paying. To register as a paying player there is a $120 deposit (inclusive of the $20 registration fee). Nonpaying goalies can continue to register at no cost at any point in the regular season and non-paying alternate skaters can continue to register with a $20 registration fee. Skaters registering late must wait to appear on the team's online roster in order to play.
Team Payment Split and Individual Payments Due - Two weeks after the team's first game the team’s payment is split between the paying players. Each paying player’s amount due is that amount less their $100 deposit. All paying players must pay their individual balance in full or select a payment plan within 14 days.

At this point paying player registration has closed but you can still register new players as non-paying alternates. Nonpaying goalies can continue to register at no cost at any point in the regular season and non-paying alternate skaters can continue to register with a $20 registration fee up until the 75% point of the regular season. Skaters registering late must wait to appear on the team's online roster in order to be eligible to be rostered for a game.

Remaining Schedule - We work hard to post of your full schedule as soon as possible during and following this period.
Individual Payments are Overdue - Players with outstanding balances are given another 14 days to make their payment with a $20 late fee. After this time period, players with balances are removed from eligibility with their amount due returned to the team. The team must then satisfy the balance.

Registration Options at this Time - Nonpaying goalies can continue to register at no cost at any point in the regular season and non-paying alternate skaters can continue to register with a $20 registration fee up until the 75% point of the regular season. Skaters registering late must wait to appear on the team's online roster in order to be eligible to be rostered for a game.
Registration Options at this Time - Nonpaying goalies can continue to register at no cost at any point in the regular season and non-paying alternate skaters can continue to register with a $20 registration fee up until the 75% point of the regular season. Skaters registering late must wait to appear on the team's online roster in order to be eligible to be rostered for a game.

Looking to Next Season - Towards the end of the season, teams are given the opportunity guarantee their spot for season immediately following by renewing within 2 weeks of it being offered.

Playoff Time! - The last two weeks of the season are reserved for playoffs for divisions of less than 8 teams and the last three for divisions of 8 or more teams. To participate in a playoff game, skaters must have played at least 50% of the regular season games. Goalies must have appreared in at least one regular season game.

BYOT Level Guidance

We work closely with captains to ensure that the teams are being formed in an equitable way that will ensure balance, which is a vital part of the StinkySocks Hockey experience. All players must individually qualify for their team’s chosen level. If you have any questions regarding leveling we invite you to call the league office discuss leveling.

Level 3-4 (Lower Intermediate)

This level is geared towards those who began their hockey experience as an adult and excludes anyone who has had high school experience.

Level 4-6 (Intermediate)

All players in the intermediate range are eligible at this level. This level is most appropriate for those who have had high school level experience. It excludes anyone who has had any organized college experience (club or other).

Level 6-7 (Upper Intermediate)

Young players with high school experience and older players with college club experience, or the equivalent, are eligible at this level. It excludes anyone under the age of 30 who has had NCAA divisional experience.

Level 7-9 (Advanced)

This level is most appropriate for those who have had NCAA divisional experience, younger players with college club experience, or the equivalent. It excludes anyone under the age of 30 who has had D1 experience.

Level 9+ (Expert)

This is an open level that is suitable for those who have played recently at a high collegiate level, have had semi-professional or professional experience, or the equivalent.

Rosters

There is no limit on the number of players each team can roster for the season, unless otherwise noted. Game to game, captains can choose a maximum of 15 skaters and 2 goalies to play and certify on the game day roster.

Eligibility

To be eligible to play in any of their team’s scheduled games players must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered on the team
  • Have a waiver e-signed
  • Individually qualify for the stated level
  • Be listed on the team’s active season roster online as active (note: does not apply to late-registering goalies, who may play immediately if they meet all other criteria). To be listed a player must have registered on the timeline specified for their desired start date and be a player in good standing, meaning the player is current on their payments and is not otherwise ineligible to participate in a StinkySocks Hockey game (e.g. admin hold, conduct matter, etc).
  • Wear a uniquely numbered jersey matching their team's primary color with the number permanently affixed to the back. To clarify, numbers cannot made of hockey tape or similar material that may fall off and no two players can have the same number.
  • Be listed on the game day roster that is submitted and certified by the captain to the game staff.
  • Be prepared to provide identification

Teams are not permitted to allow a player to play who does not fully meet the criteria above, under any circumstance. A team who found to have allowed a player to participate who was not on their eligible player roster, or misrepresents a player being a player who they are not, will have the game it occurs in considered a forfeit. Regular forfeit rules for losing a future game to the other team will apply.

Player Registration

Players can only register online on the BYOT Player Registration page. To register, players need to obtain and enter their team’s unique code for the season that is provided to their captain.

Registration and Season Roster Eligibility Deadlines

First game eligibility deadline - All skaters registered before noon on the business day prior to the team's first scheduled game are eligible for the first game.

Skater season registration deadline - The deadline to register as skater on a team's season roster is by the 75% point of the regular season (rounded up). For example, if your season is 18 games and the last 3 are reserved for playoffs there are 15 regular season games so all skaters must be registered by the 12th scheduled game. Keep in mind that to play in the playoffs, skaters must appear in at least 50% of the team's regular season games.

Goalie season registration deadline - The deadline to register as goalie on a team's season roster is by the end of the last game of the regular season. Keep in mind that to play in the playoffs, goalies must appear in at least one regular season game.

Paying player deadline - The deadline to register and be a part of the team's payment split calculation is two weeks from the team's first scheduled game. After this time, any new players must register as non-paying.

Please note that skaters must register before noon on the business day prior to the game that they want to be eligible for to be added to the season roster in time. To be clear, skaters cannot be added on the same day as the game in which they wish to start.

Player Classification

Paying Players – Paying players commit to share equally the cost of the team's season and are granted Full Time member benefits with StinkySocks Hockey during their season. The $20 registration fee is waived for all paying players who register for the season before the first game eligibility deadline.

Non-Paying Goalie – Teams may decide if their goalie(s) pay or not. Those not paying are considered to be in this category. The $20 registration fee is waived for non-paying goalies at all times. If registering late, a $1 charge will appear that is waived when the registration is processed by the league office.

Non-Paying Alternate Skater – Alternate skaters pay 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 the required amount of regular season games.

Game Day Rosters

For every game, each captain (or designated member of the team) must submit legible paper rosters to the scorekeeper (or game staff member) before the game's start. This roster can be informal in its structure but must include the following information:

  • Date, Time, Location
  • Team name
  • List of players rostered for the game (first name, last name, jersey number)
    • As a reminder, all players must appear as active on the team's online season roster at the time of the game to be added to the game day roster.
  • Certification statement that states “I certify that the players above are the actual players playing”
  • Signature

The game cannot start until the game rosters are submitted by both teams.

Forfeit Avoidance

Teams should do everything possible to avoid forfeits. To protect other teams, forfeits result in the forfeiting team essentially forfeiting against themselves by losing that game and having to give the other team their next game as a makeup. Teams who forfeit more than two games in a season are also not eligible for the playoffs.

Avoiding a shortage of players begins with teams organizing well in advance of game day. Players can help their team by letting the captain know as far in advance as possible if they cannot make a game.

What We Can Do To Help

If you fall short for any one game, we likely can help if you ask in advance. Day of game requests leave us with far less options than a day or two in advance.

Goalies – If you are unable to secure your own goalie, please notify the league office as early as possible. Again, 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 StinkySocks Hockey league office from other BYOT teams at the same level. Teams can have up to (3) skaters placed as if they were their own players. However, accepting any skaters for a playoff game will result in an loss. To clarify, these players must be sourced by the league... teams cannot source their own players from other teams unless they register them for their own roster under the specified timelines for eligibility.

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