23-24 ADULT WINTER LEAGUE
LEAGUES FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
Cool Sports offers a multitude of Adult Hockey leagues, ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced! Our Adult Hockey Leagues are offered 2-3 times a year. With our usual Summer ``Open`` League, and our Adult Winter Session.
Our 23-24 Adult Winter league presented by Schulz Bräu Brewing is NOW OPEN for Registration! See below!
LEAGUE PLACEMENT METER
PRESENTED BY SCHULZ BRAU BREWING COMPANY
23-24 WINTER LEAGUE
New this season is a partnership with Schulz Brau Brewing Company. The AHL will now offer t-shirts and Schulz gift cards to all championship teams, complimentary pitchers of beer to the winning teams each & every game and Schulz swag/gift cards for our All-Star weekend.
- Each team will play 24 games plus a minimum of 2 playoff games. The league will also include an All-Star game, a Captain’s Game and league skills competition.
- Full-time roster spots are worth $650 for the season plus applicable taxes. Half the league cost is due upon registration with the other half due on March 1st.
- Each team is permitted 2 part-time players that must be approved by Cool Sports and the cost for those players is TBD.
- Though the playing rules will follow the 2021-2025 USA Hockey rulebook – This league is not sanctioned by USA Hockey and participants will be responsible for their own medical care should injury occur during a game.
If you do not have a pre-determined team to play on for this season, please contact league coordinator Mike Craigen – [email protected] so he can connect you with a team captain.
League schedule will be released no later than September 1st but teams can expect to play on all nights of week excluding Saturday with the majority on Sunday evening.
The adult “C” league is designed for strong intermediate players over 18 years of age. Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult players with strong intermediate level skills who may have Non-Varsity College (ACHA), AA or AAA Amateur, Prep or Varsity High School playing experience.
Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult players with intermediate level skills who may have high school, competitive amateur or Junior C playing experience. There may be a few players (but not a majority) that played at the lower levels of college club hockey.
The Adult C3 level team is comprised primarily of less experienced adult players. A few players may have up to high school playing experience, but most of the team has limited youth playing experience, or several years playing as an adult.
The “B” league is one our most advanced adult leagues. Players at this level have advanced skills in skating, passing, shooting, and/or positional awareness. Players at this level typically have Collegiate D3, College Club, Junior A or B or players that have at least High School hockey experience.
Since its creation in March of 2018, the Adult Rookie Hockey League (#ARHL) has been one of the most popular Cool Sports hockey programs.
League Dates: May 27th – July 15th
Evening Skates: Mondays, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Experience the Excitement: Dive into the game with ARHL, designed exclusively for adult beginners eager to hit the ice. Each Monday night, immerse yourself in the fundamentals of hockey with 15-20 minutes of professional instruction. Then, put your new skills to the test in a friendly scrimmage, guided by a referee/coach who will provide continuous on-ice tips and gameplay knowledge.
Perfect for Beginners: Not quite ready for the competitive leagues? ARHL is your gateway to the sport, offering a supportive and instructive environment where you can learn at your own pace.
Registration Note: Current AHL players should reach out to [email protected] for approval before registering to maintain the league’s developmental focus.
Flexible Registration Options:
- Full 8-Week League: Enjoy an early bird rate of $225 for the full season.
- Drop-In Rate: Just $35 per night for those with variable schedules.
- Gear Up: Full gear is required for all players.
Early Bird Special: Secure your spot early and save! Prices rise to $300 two weeks before the session starts. Skate rental included if needed.
We’re excited to welcome you to the ARHL – where the journey and the joy of hockey begin for adult players.
“FOR THE PLAYERS, BY THE PLAYERS”
Players in our many adult leagues are represented by an appointed committee, made up of individuals from across all leagues. The role of the committee is to help govern, keep a pulse on player enjoyment, provide insight, suggestions, and feedback to help league officials facilitate growth and league improvements. The primary roles of the committee are as follows; Scheduling: Set game schedules for fair cadence and game times, set playoff format Discipline: Address discipline issues and penalties, review AHL rules & regulations Competition: Player placement in leagues and on teams, divisional alignment Quality Improvement: All-Star Games, on-ice and off-ice experience enhancements.
Player’s Committee Chairman
A long-time member of our adult leagues and native of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Roger chairs the players committee and oversees all activity as the main point of contact for this group.