THE WINTER ’21 SEASON 🏒

Your safety is, has been, and will continue to be our top priority.
Let’s talk about how we’re planning to get back on the ice for Winter ’21.

Start Date: We’re targeting January 10th as our start date, based on public health measures permitting gameplay to occur. If we’re unable to start as of the target date, we’ll adjust the target.
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Game Count: Our intention is to play an 18-game season, including playoffs.
◾ End Date: If our start date needs to be pushed back, know that our Winter ’21 season will go no later than May 20th. If we’re unable to fit in the 18 games by that date, our team prices will be pro-rated.
◾ Deposits: Teams are permitted to use any on-file credits as their registration deposits for Winter ’21.

Continue on for additional season details
…and if you have additional questions, shoot Dave an e-mail. ✌

Safety is at the forefront, and we’ve modified our rules and processes to prioritize your safety, and play within provincial guidelines.

We’ve modified our 5-on-5 format to a free-flowing game with more space, reduced incidental contact, and new penalty thresholds.

You may notice things look a little different at the rink. From physical distancing to reduced amenities, we’re taking progressive action.

WINTER '21

SEASON
LENGTH
GAMES FORMAT TEAM
PRICE
REG.
DEADLINE
JAN – MAY 16 reg.
2 playoff
5-ON-5* $7,646.57
(+ GST)
TBD

ADDITIONAL SEASON DETAILS

Divisions:
▪ Men’s 19+, 30+, 40+ (B) | (C) | (D) | (E)
▪ Men’s 50+ (A) | (B)
▪ Women’s 19+ (B) | (C) | (D) | (E)

Game Structure:
▪ Maximum of (13) skaters, one (1) goaltender, and if desired, one (1) coach on the gameday roster. Additional players are permitted on the team’s roster and must be registered online.
▪ Periods: CHL + WHL (10-15-15) OHL (12-15-15) Women’s (15-15-15)
▪ Players will be required to review modified gameplay changes prior to the first game

PAYMENT PLAN

▪ Team payment plans are available
▪ COVID-19 delay scenarios will be in effect in the event of Provincial guidelines or restrictions that require gameplay to be paused.

Please contact Dave with any additional questions.

*Start and end dates are subject to change based on the guidance of government and health agencies within the Province of British Columbia, Fraser Health, and the City of Burnaby. Registrants acknowledge and accept that, if necessary, the playing format, rules of gameplay, number of players permitted on the roster, and divisional structure for the Fall ’20 5-on-5 season may be subject to change at the behest of government and health agencies. Divisions will be formulated based on the number of registered teams in each skill level. Please visit the FAQ tab below for additional information regarding the Fall ’20 season in Burnaby at the Scotia Barn.

COVID-19 FAQ

Let’s try to save you an e-mail and answer some questions about the ASHL Winter ’21 season.

What will modified 5-on-5 rules entail?
We’ve tweaked the game to provide additional distancing on the ice and ensure there’s less incidental contact. Click here to familiarize yourself with some of the changes. 

What is a cohort?
The British Columbia Provincial Government through viaSport has released guidelines for sports that require players to be grouped into cohorts, with the recommendation that players limit the number of sport cohorts to which they belong to one (1). ASHL divisions will be set up in-line with the cohort maximums in place under the provincial guidelines. 

What’s changing at the rink?
All patrons and participants at Canlan Ice Sports locations will notice some changes when they come visit the rink, including reduced amenities. Controls will be in place to provide you with a specified path to the rink you’re playing on, and limit any opportunities to come into contact with another individual without proper physical distancing. With Zone Attendants and Health and Safety Ambassadors on-site, our goal is to provide as safe of an environment as we can.

Do I need to wear a mask while I play?
At this time, wearing a mask is not a requirement for participation, however players will be required to wear a personal mask at all times in the facility, aside from participating directly in an on-ice activity. 

Can we use credits towards league fees this season?
Yes, team reps are welcome to use any credit that may be on-file towards the upcoming season.

What would cause the format or gameplay to change in season?
Participants acknowledge and accept that, if required by a Government or Public Health agency, changes to our format or rules will be considered for implementation in the event of a change in Provincial sport guidelines.

What happens if the season has to stop due to COVID-19?
Please contact Dave for additional information on COVID-19 stoppage scenarios for the upcoming season.

In order to ensure that our operations remain fluid and follow the guidance of government and health agencies, please note that operations, policies, and procedures are always subject to change.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Alright, you’ve got the details, now it’s time to secure your spot. Register your team with Player’s Bench using the link below, and remember — once the spots are gone, they’re gone!

LOOKING FOR A TEAM?

Looking to play hockey but missing a team? No worries, we’ve got you. Click the link below and complete the contact form to get out of the free agent market. 

Scotia Barn 

6501 Sprott St | Burnaby, BC | V5B 3B8
League Manager: Dave Rainville | 604-638-3669

Conveniently located off the Trans Canada Highway, Scotia Barn is the premier ice facility in the Metro Vancouver Area. Boasting six (6) NHL-size ice rinks in addition to a pad for figure skating and indoor soccer, the 250,000 sq. ft. facility is the hub of hockey in Vancouver. The location also offers an on-site Wild Wing Restaurant as well as a Canlan Sports Shop for skate sharpening and brand-name gear.