About BYOT

Build and manage your own team with BYOT. 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. For the work they do, captains also get a high-end composite customized hockey stick each season… the lightest and most durable on the market! Teams get the same or consistent locations (no more than two, both of which are within a few miles of each other), no super late game times, appropriate leveling, a positive playing environment, and more.

BYOT plays at premier locations, such as Phillips Academy Ice Rinks, Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, BUs Agganis Arena. Play in and around the Boston area with leagues in Andover, Brighton, South Boston, Cambridge/Charlestown, South of Boston, North of Boston, and more. We’re adding new locations in a controlled expansion when and where we have the right teams who are at the same levels. Join us today and let us know where you want BYOT so we’re scheduling around your team’s preferences!

Locations & Leagues

We value level parity and, as such, leagues at upcoming locations are only launched when we have the right amount of teams at the right levels.

Don’t see your preferred location? No worries, we have waitlisted teams for new BYOT leagues at several other locations. Your team may be the one that we need to launch a new league as soon as this season. Start a conversation to let us know what location you prefer.

BOSTON – BRIGHTON

Warrior Ice Arena
Agganis Arena

  • Lower Intermediate (Level 3-4)
  • Intermediate (Level 4-6) – coming Fall/Winter 2020
  • Upper Intermediate (Level 6-7)
  • Advanced (Level 7-9) – coming Fall/Winter 2020
  • Corporate Lower (Level 2-5) – coming Winter 2020
  • Corporate Upper (Level 5-9) – coming Winter 2020

METRO BOSTON NORTH

Cambridge
Charlestown

  • Intermediate (Level 4-6)

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ANDOVER

Phillips Academy

  • Lower Intermediate (Level 3-4) – coming Fall/Winter 2020
  • Intermediate (Level 4-6)
  • Upper Intermediate (Level 6-7) – coming Fall/Winter 2020
  • Advanced (Level 7-9) – coming Fall/Winter 2020

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BOSTON –  S Boston

South Boston

  • Advanced (Level 7-9)

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BLACKSTONE VALLEY

Hopedale

Intermediate (Level 4-6)

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Dedham
West Roxbury

Coming Late Summer 2020

NORTH OF BOSTON

Revere
E Boston

  • Lower Intermediate (Level 3-4)
  • Intermediate (Level 4-6)
  • Upper Intermediate (Level 6-7)
  • Advanced (Level 7-9)

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METRO WEST

Marlborough
Westborough

  • Lower Intermediate (Level 3-4)
  • Intermediate (Level 4-6)
  • Upper Intermediate (Level 6-7)
  • Advanced (Level 7-9)

Learn More

GREATER BOSTON NORTHWEST

Bedford
Burlington
Waltham

Coming Fall / Winter 2020

Details

Highlights of BYOT

  • Reasonable hours - Say goodbye to those west coast start times - NEVER a crazy late game.
  • Predictable locations - What's the sense in sending you all over the map? If you sign up to play in an area, you'll play in that area.
  • 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.
  • Specific leveling with individual player qualification requirements.
  • "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.
  • No surprise players - Controlled and enforced roster eligibility ensures that ringers don't come and go
  • 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.
  • All payments are handled by the league - unless otherwise preferred, we split up team costs amongst the team members and charge players individually
  • League Assistance  - Full service help when you need a goalie or more skaters
  • Get extra games for free - Play for free when invited to play for another team in need of players.
  • Payment plans available for all players to split up payments over the course of the season.
  • Online schedule and standings - get your entire schedule at the beginning of the season, whenever possible.
  • A local league that cares - visit us at our Boston office or call our full time staff anytime
  • Discounted team wear - Exclusive pricing and no order minimums on fully customizable jerseys and socks.
  • All paying players qualify for SSH Full Time Player benefits.
  • Captains receive one customized high-end composite hockey stick at no cost each season - the lightest and most durable on the market.

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.  Please call the league office to discuss leveling. Please note exclusion exceptions may be made on a case by case basis, usually if the experience that would exclude them is a significant amount of time in the past.

Level 2-3 (true novice) - The true novice level is geared to those who are within their first 3 years of hockey experience, based on someone in their 30's. It may also be appropriate for older players who started playing as an adult regardless of years of experience.

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 10 (expert) - This is an open level that is suitable for those who have had D1 collegiate experience, professional experience, or the equivalent.

Rosters

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.

Eligibility

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

Player Classification

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.

Player Registration

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.

Payments

BYOT leagues are priced per team, meaning that the members of the team are responsible for paying for the amount stated as the cost of the team in full. All payments are handled directly between the league office and the individual players, unless otherwise preferred, so there is no need for captains to handle any money other than their own payments. To register for their team’s roster, players elect to register as a paying player with a $100 deposit or as a non-paying alternate for a $20 fee. On the day of your team’s first game, the cost per player for each team will be calculated based on the actual amount of paying players registered on team at that time. Each paying player’s share of the team payment will be calculated by taking the team cost divided by the number of registered paying players. At that time, players may choose to pay their individual balance in full or elect a payment plan to spread the cost over the course of the season.

Pay In Full –  Those who elect to pay in full will have their individual balance, their share of the team payment less their $100 deposit, charged up front.

Payment Plans – For those electing the payment plan, their share of the team payment, less their $100 deposit, will be split up into the number of payments stated on their team’s registration page. Please note that there is an additional admin fee of $5 that is added to each installment. Payment plans are offered as a convenience and do not exempt the player from their obligation to pay their share of their team’s payment in full under any condition.

Please not that each teams must have at least (8) total paying players on their team for anyone on that team to be able to opt for a payment plan, otherwise the team must be paid in full at the start of the season.

In the event that a player’s payment plan installment fails, that player will become ineligible until the payment is made. If a player’s payment cannot be collected within 21 days then the player will be disqualified and team, jointly and severally, will be responsible for the balance. We will continue to try to recover the amount due through collections and reimburse the team if/when we are successful in doing so.

By registering for a BYOT league, players authorize StinkySocks Hockey to charge the card used for their deposit based on the criteria above.

Late Registration Pricing

If a paying player is added to the roster after the team’s registration deadline, their cost will be prorated based upon the number of games left in the season and the number of players on the team (including themselves). New players can be added up until the 3/4 point of the season but all late registrations are subject to a $20 late registration fee. Any positive team account balance at the end of the season will be distributed directly to the captain or credited towards the next season.

An example of how late add pricing works –  If there were 10 games left in a season of 18 games where the team cost was $4,750 and the team had 14 players including the individual joining, the cost would be calculated as follows: ( ( $4,750 / 18) * 10 ) / 14  = $188.49, which is the prorated cost of the league for the remainder of the season, divided by the entire team. The amount paid would then be distributed equally to the 13 players who registered prior to them, in this case $14.50 per player ( $188.49 / 15 ).

Benefits

Benefits for Captains

  • Each captain is given a free customized hockey stick in team colors for each season, delivered mid season.

Benefits for Players

  • Each paying player is entitled to receive Full Time player benefits from StinkySocks Hockey, including the ability to subscribe to our Unlimited membership without an initiation fee, access our Bruins tickets, get discounts on NCH games and merchandise, flexibility for Standard Game changes, and more.
  • If another BYOT team at the same level is short players and asked the league to place fill ins, paying players are offered the opportunity to play as an alternate for at no cost.

The team as a whole has the benefit of being guaranteed a spot in our tournaments, and can register with a reduced deposit amount

Renewals

Our BYOT leagues are available year-round. Captains of current teams are given the first right of refusal for any subsequent season, guaranteeing their spot if they elect to continue. This will be offered at or about the 3/4 point of the season.

Uniforms

Each team must have one set of matching uniforms and no two teams may have the same color. Teams may secure their color by being the first to secure their team’s spot. Teams may also choose to use the StinkySocks Hockey jersey set and/or reversible jersey. To be eligible to play, each player must have 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).

We offer 100% customizable jerseys at exclusive pricing for BYOT teams, if desired. There is no limitation on where any art or colors can go so you can make the artwork as simple or complex as you wish for the same cost. Jerseys are $55 for either the ultra-light wicking material heavier game weight material. Matching socks are available for an extra $10/pair. They come with the standard reinforced elbows, taped seams on the neck (to protect the stitching). Teams may select from a lace-up or regular collar. Use our standard fabric layout or specify your own custom sew points. Delivery is typically 2-5 weeks. Please contact us to inquire about current production times or to start a custom order.

Playoffs

There will be single elimination playoffs at the end of each season, with the top 4 teams making the playoffs. Any team that does not make the playoffs or are eliminated will still play their full amount of games stated in the season as regular games.  Any playoff or final game ending in a tie will go to a shootout with 3 players from each team initially shooting and one from each team shooting per round thereafter. All skaters from each team must be used in a shootout before recycling players.

Game Format

All games have three periods of 15 minutes (in the case of a 50 minute hour) or 17 minutes (in the case of a 60 minute hour) of running time. The last minute of the game is stopped time if the score is within one goal. No team timeouts are permitted.

Schedule, standings, and stats

Whenever possible, the schedule for the season will be posted before your league begins. Facility confirmation of hours may prevent this.

Officiating and Game Administration

Two on ice officials and one scorekeeper are guaranteed.

In the following rare cases, we provide compensation if the scheduled staff does not appear for any reason:

  • If one of a game’s referees does not appear as scheduled, each team will be credited $50 on their teams account
  • If both of a game’s referees do not appear as scheduled, the game will not  be played. Each team is to use one end of the ice as practice ice and a makeup game is to be provided.
  • If a game’s scorekeeper does not appear as scheduled, each team will be credited $20 on their team’s account.

Rules and Policies

Please review the complete set of rules and policies that apply to BYOT Leagues.

Any player who is disqualified for any reason is not eligible to receive a refund and remains responsible for payment in full of any balance owed. In the event of non-payment, the team members, jointly and severally, are responsible for the balance of the disqualified player unless/until it can be collected from the individual.

Important info for those playing in Andover at Phillips Academy – Phillips Academy has a strict, zero tolerance, policy on alcohol possession/consumption on their property. If anyone on your team were to be found in violation of their alcohol policy then the entire team would not allowed to return and, as such the entire team would lose the ability to play there without an option for a refund.

Getting Started

Below is a timeline summary of what to expect as you get started with BYOT.

  • Rolling – Register your team with a $100 deposit, fully refundable until your team is placed, to secure your team’s spot in your desired location/division.
  • Within 2 business days of registration (or when your league’s details are finalized) – The captain will be emailed a unique link to provide their players in order to register for the team’s roster.
  • Up until the day prior to your team’s first game – Players register with a $100 deposit as paying players, who share in the team’s cost, or with a $20 registration fee for those who will be non-paying alternates.
  • Pre-season – The full season schedule is posted. If any dates/times are pending with the rink those games will be posted as soon as we have scheduling commitments.
  • On the day of your team’s first game – The team’s payment is split between the amount of payment players. Each paying player’s amount due is that amount minus their $100 deposit and they can elect to pay in full or spread the balance over the course of the season on a payment plan.
  • Before the team’s second game – All paying players must pay their individual balance in full or elect a payment plan.
  • Mid-season – New paying players can be added, or converted from alternate status, with their cost being prorated. Players joining late incur a $20 registration fee. The complete amount of their payment is credited towards the team’s account.
  • Mid-season– Any paying player whose payment plan payment cannot be collected after 14 days has that payment returned to team responsibility. That amount is debited from the team’s account and, in the case of a negative team balance, must be paid before the team’s next game.
  • One month before season end – Teams are given the first right to renewal for the next season, restarting this timeline for the next season.
  • Post-season – Positive team balances are refunded to the captain or can be put towards the next season’s cost.
Highlights

Highlights of BYOT

  • Reasonable hours - Say goodbye to those west coast start times - NEVER a crazy late game.
  • Predictable locations - What's the sense in sending you all over the map? If you sign up to play in an area, you'll play in that area.
  • 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.
  • Specific leveling with individual player qualification requirements.
  • "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.
  • No surprise players - Controlled and enforced roster eligibility ensures that ringers don't come and go
  • 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.
  • All payments are handled by the league - unless otherwise preferred, we split up team costs amongst the team members and charge players individually
  • League Assistance  - Full service help when you need a goalie or more skaters
  • Get extra games for free - Play for free when invited to play for another team in need of players.
  • Payment plans available for all players to split up payments over the course of the season.
  • Online schedule and standings - get your entire schedule at the beginning of the season, whenever possible.
  • A local league that cares - visit us at our Boston office or call our full time staff anytime
  • Discounted team wear - Exclusive pricing and no order minimums on fully customizable jerseys and socks.
  • All paying players qualify for SSH Full Time Player benefits.
  • Captains receive one customized high-end composite hockey stick at no cost each season - the lightest and most durable on the market.
Levels

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.  Please call the league office to discuss leveling. Please note exclusion exceptions may be made on a case by case basis, usually if the experience that would exclude them is a significant amount of time in the past.

Level 2-3 (true novice) - The true novice level is geared to those who are within their first 3 years of hockey experience, based on someone in their 30's. It may also be appropriate for older players who started playing as an adult regardless of years of experience.

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 10 (expert) - This is an open level that is suitable for those who have had D1 collegiate experience, professional experience, or the equivalent.

Rosters

Rosters

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.

Eligibility

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

Player Classification

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.

Player Registration

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.

Payments

Payments

BYOT leagues are priced per team, meaning that the members of the team are responsible for paying for the amount stated as the cost of the team in full. All payments are handled directly between the league office and the individual players, unless otherwise preferred, so there is no need for captains to handle any money other than their own payments. To register for their team’s roster, players elect to register as a paying player with a $100 deposit or as a non-paying alternate for a $20 fee. On the day of your team’s first game, the cost per player for each team will be calculated based on the actual amount of paying players registered on team at that time. Each paying player’s share of the team payment will be calculated by taking the team cost divided by the number of registered paying players. At that time, players may choose to pay their individual balance in full or elect a payment plan to spread the cost over the course of the season.

Pay In Full –  Those who elect to pay in full will have their individual balance, their share of the team payment less their $100 deposit, charged up front.

Payment Plans – For those electing the payment plan, their share of the team payment, less their $100 deposit, will be split up into the number of payments stated on their team’s registration page. Please note that there is an additional admin fee of $5 that is added to each installment. Payment plans are offered as a convenience and do not exempt the player from their obligation to pay their share of their team’s payment in full under any condition.

Please not that each teams must have at least (8) total paying players on their team for anyone on that team to be able to opt for a payment plan, otherwise the team must be paid in full at the start of the season.

In the event that a player’s payment plan installment fails, that player will become ineligible until the payment is made. If a player’s payment cannot be collected within 21 days then the player will be disqualified and team, jointly and severally, will be responsible for the balance. We will continue to try to recover the amount due through collections and reimburse the team if/when we are successful in doing so.

By registering for a BYOT league, players authorize StinkySocks Hockey to charge the card used for their deposit based on the criteria above.

Late Registration Pricing

If a paying player is added to the roster after the team’s registration deadline, their cost will be prorated based upon the number of games left in the season and the number of players on the team (including themselves). New players can be added up until the 3/4 point of the season but all late registrations are subject to a $20 late registration fee. Any positive team account balance at the end of the season will be distributed directly to the captain or credited towards the next season.

An example of how late add pricing works –  If there were 10 games left in a season of 18 games where the team cost was $4,750 and the team had 14 players including the individual joining, the cost would be calculated as follows: ( ( $4,750 / 18) * 10 ) / 14  = $188.49, which is the prorated cost of the league for the remainder of the season, divided by the entire team. The amount paid would then be distributed equally to the 13 players who registered prior to them, in this case $14.50 per player ( $188.49 / 15 ).

Player Benefits

Benefits

Benefits for Captains

  • Each captain is given a free customized hockey stick in team colors for each season, delivered mid season.

Benefits for Players

  • Each paying player is entitled to receive Full Time player benefits from StinkySocks Hockey, including the ability to subscribe to our Unlimited membership without an initiation fee, access our Bruins tickets, get discounts on NCH games and merchandise, flexibility for Standard Game changes, and more.
  • If another BYOT team at the same level is short players and asked the league to place fill ins, paying players are offered the opportunity to play as an alternate for at no cost.

The team as a whole has the benefit of being guaranteed a spot in our tournaments, and can register with a reduced deposit amount

More Info

Renewals

Our BYOT leagues are available year-round. Captains of current teams are given the first right of refusal for any subsequent season, guaranteeing their spot if they elect to continue. This will be offered at or about the 3/4 point of the season.

Uniforms

Each team must have one set of matching uniforms and no two teams may have the same color. Teams may secure their color by being the first to secure their team’s spot. Teams may also choose to use the StinkySocks Hockey jersey set and/or reversible jersey. To be eligible to play, each player must have 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).

We offer 100% customizable jerseys at exclusive pricing for BYOT teams, if desired. There is no limitation on where any art or colors can go so you can make the artwork as simple or complex as you wish for the same cost. Jerseys are $55 for either the ultra-light wicking material heavier game weight material. Matching socks are available for an extra $10/pair. They come with the standard reinforced elbows, taped seams on the neck (to protect the stitching). Teams may select from a lace-up or regular collar. Use our standard fabric layout or specify your own custom sew points. Delivery is typically 2-5 weeks. Please contact us to inquire about current production times or to start a custom order.

Playoffs

There will be single elimination playoffs at the end of each season, with the top 4 teams making the playoffs. Any team that does not make the playoffs or are eliminated will still play their full amount of games stated in the season as regular games.  Any playoff or final game ending in a tie will go to a shootout with 3 players from each team initially shooting and one from each team shooting per round thereafter. All skaters from each team must be used in a shootout before recycling players.

Game Format

All games have three periods of 15 minutes (in the case of a 50 minute hour) or 17 minutes (in the case of a 60 minute hour) of running time. The last minute of the game is stopped time if the score is within one goal. No team timeouts are permitted.

Schedule, standings, and stats

Whenever possible, the schedule for the season will be posted before your league begins. Facility confirmation of hours may prevent this.

Officiating and Game Administration

Two on ice officials and one scorekeeper are guaranteed.

In the following rare cases, we provide compensation if the scheduled staff does not appear for any reason:

  • If one of a game’s referees does not appear as scheduled, each team will be credited $50 on their teams account
  • If both of a game’s referees do not appear as scheduled, the game will not  be played. Each team is to use one end of the ice as practice ice and a makeup game is to be provided.
  • If a game’s scorekeeper does not appear as scheduled, each team will be credited $20 on their team’s account.

Rules and Policies

Please review the complete set of rules and policies that apply to BYOT Leagues.

Any player who is disqualified for any reason is not eligible to receive a refund and remains responsible for payment in full of any balance owed. In the event of non-payment, the team members, jointly and severally, are responsible for the balance of the disqualified player unless/until it can be collected from the individual.

Important info for those playing in Andover at Phillips Academy – Phillips Academy has a strict, zero tolerance, policy on alcohol possession/consumption on their property. If anyone on your team were to be found in violation of their alcohol policy then the entire team would not allowed to return and, as such the entire team would lose the ability to play there without an option for a refund.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Below is a timeline summary of what to expect as you get started with BYOT.

  • Rolling – Register your team with a $100 deposit, fully refundable until your team is placed, to secure your team’s spot in your desired location/division.
  • Within 2 business days of registration (or when your league’s details are finalized) – The captain will be emailed a unique link to provide their players in order to register for the team’s roster.
  • Up until the day prior to your team’s first game – Players register with a $100 deposit as paying players, who share in the team’s cost, or with a $20 registration fee for those who will be non-paying alternates.
  • Pre-season – The full season schedule is posted. If any dates/times are pending with the rink those games will be posted as soon as we have scheduling commitments.
  • On the day of your team’s first game – The team’s payment is split between the amount of payment players. Each paying player’s amount due is that amount minus their $100 deposit and they can elect to pay in full or spread the balance over the course of the season on a payment plan.
  • Before the team’s second game – All paying players must pay their individual balance in full or elect a payment plan.
  • Mid-season – New paying players can be added, or converted from alternate status, with their cost being prorated. Players joining late incur a $20 registration fee. The complete amount of their payment is credited towards the team’s account.
  • Mid-season– Any paying player whose payment plan payment cannot be collected after 14 days has that payment returned to team responsibility. That amount is debited from the team’s account and, in the case of a negative team balance, must be paid before the team’s next game.
  • One month before season end – Teams are given the first right to renewal for the next season, restarting this timeline for the next season.
  • Post-season – Positive team balances are refunded to the captain or can be put towards the next season’s cost.

Captains: Enter Your Team

Think you’re a good fit but have questions? We think a conversation sets the path for a smooth transition for new teams. We’d love to answer all of your questions, address any concerns, learn more about your players’ hockey experience, and overall make sure that StinkySocks Hockey BYOT is a good mutual fit. We want your team to join us, so we invite you to start the conversation today!

Ready to go? Register your team with a $100 refundable deposit and we’ll get things rolling to place your team in an active or upcoming league. Click the tab above that’s labeled “Getting Started” to learn what to expect after placing your deposit.