League History

The MOLSON SPORTSMEN HOCKEY LEAGUE was established in 1991/92.

The league was established to promote fun and community fellowship within an “open draft” hockey organization. The league is open to anyone who is 30 years or older as of January 1st of the current hockey season. No restrictions on skill level. Team Captains draft from the registered base of players each year to ensure well balanced teams. Balancing of teams promotes sportsmanship, fun and competitiveness within the league. LEAGUE FORMAT: Old timers style (30 years +) draft league CARHA (was the C.O.H.A.) on ice rules apply.

8 teams
120 players
2 referees and 1 timekeeper per game
Approx. 45 games played during Regular season/Playoffs
Round robin tournament play off at end of regular schedule
Awards banquet to wrap up the season after playoffs

TEAM SPONSORS: Provide for team sweaters, socks, business logos etc., Uniform repairs & replacements

MAJOR LEAGUE SPONSOR: Provides score sheets, year-end banquet awards, new uniform cresting, etc.


Player registrations

Team captain assignments

Organizes player draft

Books and schedules ice time

Books and schedules referees

Books and schedules time keepers/statistician

Procures uniforms, logos and repairs

Sets up League game and tournament schedules

Holds League meetings (general and disciplinary)

Media liaisons

Develops and distributes League newsletters

Organizes year end awards banquet

Executes sponsor promotion/s

Maintains League web site

TEAM CAPTAINS: Draft Teams at start of season
Distribute and collect Team sweaters/socks
Communicate League/Sponsor information to players
Ensure equal ice time for all Team members
Participate in League meetings (general/disciplinary)