StinkySocks Hockey Upper Level Draft League
SOMERVILLE

About the Upper Level Draft League in Somerville

StinkySocks Hockey is proud to welcome the players and captains of the Greater Boston area’s original and longest enduring draft league to our draft league in Somerville this fall. The upcoming fall/early winter season of the Somerville Draft League gets started this September with all games scheduled to be played at Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville on Thursdays.

Level

The Somerville Draft League is open to level 6 through 8 players, which overlap our upper intermediate and advanced levels (except for level 9 within this range). This level range generally excludes anyone who has D1 collegiate experience or above, those with very recent D3 experience, and those with equivalent experience. At a minimum, players must have strong high school level playing experience to qualify.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED and this league is sold out. Please wait list and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up.

What To Expect

NEW PLAYERS

Evaluations

New players are required to attend an evaluation skate on 9/2/2021 in Cambridge or Revere so that team captains are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the their ability.

Jerseys

All new players are issued a StinkySocks Hockey reversible jersey in their first season, or they may upgrade to a pair of single-sided jerseys for the difference in cost. Any player who already has a StinkySocks Hockey reversible jersey can instead opt to receive (2) vouchers, each of which can be redeemed for a free No Commitment Hockey game during the draft league season.

THE SEASON

September 9th, 2021, through January 13th, 2022

All games are expected to take place at Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville, MA, on Thursdays, at 9:30PM or 10:30PM. If necessary, some games may take place at nearby Simoni Rink in Cambridge, MA. You can expect one game per week, with Thanksgiving week being an off week.

Your 16 game regular season kicks off on September 9th, with the first two weeks of January reserved for the playoffs. All teams are guaranteed to play a full 18 games.

Each team will have up to 12 skaters and 1 goalie to result in enough players for a competitive game weekly.

Pricing and What's Included

Pricing

$465 for skaters, Free for goalies.

Your Season Cost Includes:

  • 18 guaranteed games
    • 16 guaranteed regular-season games
    • 2 guaranteed post-season games
    • An additional (2) No Commitment Hockey games (20 games total) if you already have a SSH jersey (see below).
  • StinkySocks Hockey Reversible Jersey
    • can be upgraded to a StinkySocks Hockey Lace-Up Jersey Set for the difference in cost ($25).
    • or (2) vouchers, each for a free No Commitment Hockey game, if you already have a SSH jersey.
  • Professional photo coverage, provided by Bruins Daily
    • Periodic, posted to our Facebook page.

Additionally, all Draft League players qualify for StinkySocks Hockey full time player benefits that include discounts on games and merchandise.

*Payment plan is available for skaters to split the cost over 4 installments

Draft League Details

How the Draft Works

Registration is done individually, although you may request to be grouped together with one friend for the purposes of a rideshare. Each team will have up to 12 skaters and 1 goalie to result in enough players for a competitive game weekly.

New players must participate in an on-ice evaluation and are then drafted by established captains to create the best parity between teams. Existing players that captains are familiar with are not required to participate in an evaluation unless requested to do so.

Level Qualification

The Somerville Draft League is open to level 6 through 8 players, which overlap our upper intermediate and advanced levels (except for level 9). This level range generally excludes anyone who has D1 collegiate experience, and those with very recent D3 experience, or those with equivalent experience. A definition of the upper intermediate and advanced skill ranges are below:

Levels 6 and 7 (upper intermediate)

Players at this level can move the puck well, make solid passes, shoot accurately, have a good hockey sense, and are comfortable with a fast moving game. It is usually the best fit for younger players who have had solid high school experience, as well as any player who has played club-level hockey in college, or has the equivalent experience.

Levels 7-9 (advanced)

Advanced level players range from those who are younger with solid high school hockey and club hockey experience through those with collegiate experience, or the equivalent. A level 8 player is typically someone in their 30’s with college experience, where level 7 would be someone older, and level 9 someone who’s younger.

Locations, Days, and Times

All games are expected to take place at Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville, MA, on Thursdays, at 9:30PM or 10:30PM. The schedule for the season will be posted after the draft. It is possible that some games may take place at nearby Simoni Rink in Cambridge, MA, if necessary.

Although game times changes are sometimes necessary, we will never change the days or times of your games outside the scope of what was expected without your consent.

Player and team stats are maintained by the league.

Game Day - Rosters and Format

Only players who were drafted on a team are eligible to participate in any game. Each team will have up to 12 skaters and 1 goalie to result in enough players for a competitive game weekly. In the event that your goalie must miss a game, StinkySocks Hockey will place a goalie who is appropriate for the level as a fill-in.

All games have three periods of 15 minutes of running time. The last minute of the game is stopped time if the score is within one goal. No team timeouts are permitted. All minor penalties are 2 minutes in length. Major penalties result in ejection and offending players are subject to the conduct (aka “No Jerks”) policy of StinkySocks Hockey.

All practice and game pucks are provided by the league.

Officiating & Game Administration

Two StinkySocks Hockey on ice officials and one scorekeeper are guaranteed.

A staff that’s invested leads to the best experience on ice. All officials and scorekeepers and managed directly with StinkySocks Hockey. Our staff members are more than just a set of stripes out on the ice. Each staff member is there because they meet our high standards for performance and proper game management, in accordance with our rules and policies.

Uniforms

All new players will be issued a StinkySocks Hockey reversible jersey in their first season, or they may upgrade to a pair of single-sided jerseys for the difference in cost. Be sure to have a look at the size chart for our jerseys and indicate your preference when you register.

Any player who already has a StinkySocks Hockey reversible jersey can instead opt to receive (2) vouchers, each of which can be redeemed for a free No Commitment Hockey game during the draft league season.

Rules & Policies

Please review the rules and policies that apply to this draft league. Most importantly, please familiarize yourself with our conduct (aka “No Jerks”) policy, which helps maintain an enjoyable playing environment.

Get Drafted!

SKATER Registration

Get started as a skater. Please use the link below to register.

WAITLIST

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Think you’re a good fit but have questions? Start a converstion online or by calling us at 617-440-7825.

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GOALIE Registration

Get started as a goalie. Please use the link below to register.

WAITLIST