The WIA/SSH Draft League is open to level 3 through 7 skaters, making it a mixed intermediate/lower intermediate league. All goalies must qualify at the intermediate level. A definition of this skill range is below:
Levels 3 through 4 (lower intermediate)
Players at the lower intermediate level are generally those who haven’t played hockey since high school and are getting back into the game after some time off the ice, or those who did not start playing until they were adults and now have a good amount of experience. This level is also a fit for our older intermediate players, those who did play in high school or have the equivalent experience, who now find their game slowing a bit. Players at the lower intermediate level can be working on one of the following hockey fundamentals: shooting, passing, skating, and body control.
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. Solder players who had college club experience, or the equivalent, a good amount of time ago may also be appropriate for this level.