Please note that registration is always open. You may join the league at any time. Contact Dave Humes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration is now open for the 36th season of the Delaware Valley Men’s Hockey League. It will be our third season at Ice Works in Aston, PA. Expect some minor changes during this transition year as Dan Hudyka transfers his league management duties over to Dave Humes, Chip Donovan, Louie Schiavo, and Sam Kramen. Please email Dave Humes at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All games will be played at Ice Works in Aston on Sunday afternoons. Like last year, ice times will vary week to week.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE LOCKER ROOMS. WE CAN LOSE OUR ICE TIME IF THIS RULE IS NOT FOLLOWED. There is a bar on the premises that offers League specials, so drink there!
The amount of the second payment will be determined based on the number of players that have joined the League. Please sign and return the Release Form and Waiver. Ice Works insists that all players must sign the Ice Works Waiver before they go on the ice. Please make sure that your address, phone number, and email address are all current.
It is very important that your first payment and release form is received in a timely manner so that you will be included in the draft. The draft will be held at Ice Works at 8 PM on Friday, October 4th, 2013.
From the desk of Dave Humes:
Hello Hockey Heads,
Even though it’s still 90 degrees out and many of you aren’t thinking about hockey yet, please take a moment to read this!
We are in a transition phase right now, entering our 3rd season at Ice Works and also trying to alleviate many of the responsibilities of Danny Hudyka as league president. Danny has been kind enough for the past 5 or 6 seasons managing the league finances, relationship with the rinks, and marketing to new players. Moving forward, Danny will be aiding in this transition year, but he’s looking to phase out his obligations toward keep this ship floating. Cheers Danny, hopefully your efforts are acknowledged by the players! We have formed a leadership team consisting of myself, Danny Hudyka, Chip Donovan, Louie Schiavo, and Sam Kramen. I will serve as the point person for the rink and generally help in managing league affairs, Chip and Louie will aid in keeping us rolling since they’ve been involved in the league for a long time, and Sam Kramen will be taking over the website from Josh and keeping stats up to date for those of you who like to track stats!
It is imperative that we get a tally of players ASAP who are definitely gearing up to play this season. Captains gave theirs teams the same speech at playoffs last year directing players who were CERTAIN they were returning to sign the sheet for league management purposes. We need to ensure that we collect enough first payments to make our deposit and have some left over for refs and scorekeepers until 2nd round of payments. It will take 30+ guys make their initial $300 payment to ensure we start off the new season, new leadership, and the transitioning relationship with Stephane (Rink manager). We’ve been a league since ’78 and we are still one of the only full contact men’s leagues around, and this if we make it smoothly through this year, our online marketing efforts, word of mouth, rink assistance, etc, will help us create the snowball effect we’re looking for facing upcoming seasons to ensure the league grows and remains healthy.
If any of you players are in a more financially secure phase of your life, we encourage you to pay your season in full up front at $550. If we are successful in getting a nice large body of players that ends up bringing the cost below $550, we will obviously offer the appropriate figure back to you. If anyone has any questions, feel free to direct them to me at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 610-357-3183. Danny will still be a valuable and needed resource as we transition, but I’d like to start taking the pressure off of him.
Let’s get those checks in as soon as possible boys! And spread the word to other players, especially those of you that play year round on different team at different rinks.