About the Draft League

Get drafted and skate where the pros skate! StinkySocks Hockey brings you a hybrid version of our draft league and Standard Game formats at the area’s most premier facility. The Brighton Hybrid Draft League starts back up this summer. All games are 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). Please see the guidance below.

What To Expect


Summer, 2022

All games for the season are played exclusively at Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts. Games are expected to be played at either 9PM or 10PM, on either Sundays or Mondays. You can expect one game per week.

Your 16 game regular season kicks off in May, with the last two weeks in August reserved for the playoffs. All teams are guaranteed a full 18 games.

Pricing and What's Included


$580 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.
    • 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

Hybrid 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 are capped at 10 skaters and 1 goalie, and vacant spots are backfilled through our No Commitment Hockey to result in as close to 10 skaters per team, for a competitive game weekly.

Based on observation and the known abilities of returning players, players will are drafted to create the best parity between teams. Trades may be necessary to maintain parity throughout the season.

Level Qualification

The Brighton Hybrid 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 and Mondays, 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. In Summary, any changes to the terms that you register under are opt-in only and never forced upon you.

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, and as close to, 10 skaters for each game to ensure a competitive game weekly. In the event a player must miss a game, they must call out and skaters who call out in advance will receive a promotional gift certificate that is valid for 30 days and can be used towards any replacement game through NCH. The league will open up any vacated spots to No Commitment Hockey players to be able to fill in. NCH players will be placed equally and randomly on teams where players are needed.

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

One StinkySocks Hockey on ice official 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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