Great Falls Women's Hockey League-GFWHL

WOMEN & CO-ED ADULT HOCKEY PLAYERS – WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SEASON


SEASON STARTS: OCTOBER 9th – 7:00 PM
**FEEL FREE TO PRINT OFF & MAIL IN REGISTRATION WITH LEAGUE FEE


LEAGUE CAPTAIN: ANDREA HEDGES gfwomenshockey@yahoo.com
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  SUNDAY NIGHT SKILL DEVELOPMENT & SCRIMMAGES @ 7PM
SEASON DETAILS: THURSDAY NIGHT CO-ED GAME PLAY @ 7:45PM
  NO TRAVEL REQUIRED / 25 WEEKS OF SKATING
  TOURNAMENT PLAY FOR SKATERS THAT WANT TO AMP IT UP.

LEAGUE MISSION
This adult program is designed to develop novice adult hockey players, improve skills of experienced players, and provide recreational fun, fitness, and camaraderie, for all levels of play. Each week there are two opportunities to enhance your hockey skills and play with players of your similar skill level.

SUNDAYS AT 7:00 PM SKILL DEVELOPMENT & SCRIMMAGES
2016-17 Season will consist of a progressive skill development into full hour scrimmages on Sundays @ 7pm. Experienced instructors provide on ice instruction. Skill Development is included in the registration fee. Ice time will focus on hockey orientation, skating skills, and puck control.
League Jersey Required on Sunday nights!!!

THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7:45 pm CO-ED HOCKEY GAMES: AKA TEASER
Games will be played every Thursday Night at 7:45 pm Players divide into two teams each week . and play an hour of recreational, no contact hockey!! Teams will have a 5 minute warm up.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
Protective gear, including full-face masks, and hockey skates are required for every game. Full padding, and mouth guards are strongly recommended. Helmets with ½ shields are HIGHLY DISCOURAGED DUE TO THE INCREASED RISK OF INJURY. Chin straps required on helmets.
Players who choose to wear ½ shields do so at their own risk of severe physical injury.

LEAGUE RULES
NO checking, NO above the knee slap shots, NO drama!!

INSURANCE
Skaters are responsible for their own medical coverage/insurance.
Participation in any adult hockey program consists of a high probability that injuries will be sustained while participating in the program.

Regardless of liability waivers or activities/events at the Great Falls Iceplex, do so at their own risk. Liability waiver will be required, releasing Andrea Hedges, GFWHL and the IcePlex from liability or damages to your person or property arising from participating in or your presence at this activity.

ZERO TOLERANCE
The future of GFWHL depends upon the satisfaction of the majority of skaters in the league. For this reason, all penalties, rules and policies of the games, league and facility will be enforced consistently and fairly. The enjoyment and safety of the majority will come before the conduct of a few players unable or unwilling to share in this philosophy. We ask for the cooperation of all skaters to help make this a fun and successful league

ADDITIONAL IN-TOWN LEAGUE EVENTS: TEAM REGISTRATIONS WILL BE POSTED AT GF-ICE.ORG:

NATIONAL LAUNDRY CO-ED SOAKER:
Bi-Annual Novice Co-Ed Hockey Tournament in December & March

BEACON ICE BOCCE
Annual Bocce ball tournament hosted in January on the ice surface

GREAT FALLS BREWSER
Annual WOMENS International Hockey Tournament hosted in February

STONE CURLING BONSPIEL
Annual Curling Event, 14 lanes, 56 teams hosted in February/March

GREAT FALLS HOCKEY & HOPS
Annual MENS International Hockey Tournament hosted in February