About the Draft League

Get drafted and skate where the pros skate! StinkySocks Hockey and Warrior Ice Arena have teamed up to bring you a draft league at the area’s most premier facility for the second year. The SSH/WIA Draft League starts back up in June, with all games scheduled and guaranteed to be held exclusively at Warrior Ice Arena.


The draft league is open to those who qualify at levels 3 through 6 (lower intermediate and intermediate). This range generally includes those with high school level experience or those who started playing as adults and have had substantial experience. Please see the level guidance below.

Draft Night

Draft Night is scheduled for June 11th, with events starting at 5:30PM. It’ll include an off-ice instructor-led stretch, then and on-ice skills evaluation and evaluation half-game. After the events at the arena, we head over to Broken Records beer hall at 8:30PM for the live draft and social event that’ll run until 10:30PM.

What To Expect


Summer, 2022

All games and Draft Night on-ice events are held exclusively at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts. Games are expected to be played at either 9PM or 10PM, on either Sundays, Mondays, or Tuesdays. You can expect one game per week.

The season kicks off with Draft Night on Saturday, June 11th. Draft Night includes an off-ice instructor-led stretch, on-ice skills evaluation, and an evaluation game. A live draft and social even immediately follows at a nearby beer hall. The regular season begins the following night, June 12th. The last two weeks in August are reserved for the playoffs. All players are guaranteed a full 12 games.

Pricing and What's Included


$375 for skaters, Free for goalies.

Your Season Cost Includes:

  • 12 guaranteed games
    • 1  eval skills/game on Draft Night
    • 9 guaranteed regular-season games
    • 2 guaranteed post-season games
    • An additional (2) No Commitment Hockey games (14 games total) if you already have a SSH jersey (see below).
  • Live Draft and Social on Draft Night at Broken Records beer hall
  • 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.
    • Championship game, 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 is capped at 12 skaters and 1 goalie.

Based on observation and known ability levels, players will be drafted by captains to create the best parity between teams. Trades may be necessary to maintain parity throughout the season.

Level Qualification

The WIA/SSH Draft League is open to lower intermediate and intermediate players, levels 3 through 6 skaters. The definition of those skill ranges are below:

Levels 4-6 (intermediate)

Players at the intermediate level typically have played high school hockey, or embody the equivalent experience due to age, athleticism, or thorough experience as an adult. A level 5 player is typically someone in their 30’s with high school experience, where level 4 would be someone older, and level 6 someone who’s younger. Players at this level make good passes, shoot reasonably well, have solid puck control, and maintain good body control. Older players who had college club experience, or the equivalent, a good amount of time ago may also be appropriate for this level, as would those who did not play in high school but have played consistently and improved as an adult player.

Levels 3 and 4 (lower intermediate)

This level is a combination of high novice (level 3) and low intermediate (level 4) players. This is a skill level that’s most appropriate for players who haven’t played hockey since high school and are getting back into the game after some time off the ice. Players at the lower intermediate level can also be working on at least one of the following hockey fundamentals: shooting, passing, skating and body control.

Schedule, Standings & Stats

All games take place exclusively at Warrior Ice Arena on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, at either 9PM or 10PM. Players can expect an equal representation of the expected days and time slots, with the schedule for the season being posted in full after the draft. Although game time 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.

Game Day - Rosters and Format

Only players who were drafted on a team are eligible to participate in any game.

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.


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.

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