Date For AGM Set

The AGM has been set for Monday September 13th, 7:30 at the Geraldine Rubia Centre, (formally the Longside Club) on Shaw Street. Please make an effort to attend, as this meeting allows players to have their say in League issues. We also elect a new executive on this night. If you are interested, please attend and put your name forward. The season starts on October 17th this year. Your team rep from last season will be in touch with details on signing up for this year.

We’re Back!

We are happy to announce that the League will be resuming, starting on Monday April 5th at Mile One. This will be the start of the double round robin portion of our playoffs. The schedule for the round robin is now posted on the website. Your team reps will be in touch regarding return to play protocols, which will be similar to before, but will be enforced more strictly.

Sad News: RIP Ed Hollett

We have recently lost a long time friend and member of the league. Ed Hollett was involved with the Provincials as manager in the late 1960s. The Provincials was the govt team in the Civil Service League. When the NAPE league started in 1971, Ed was a coach. He was not a big man and I never seen him play hockey. I don’t know if he could even skate. However he had the interest in the league. I don’t recall him missing many, if any, games until he got sick a few years ago. He was very dependable to show up for games and always had a bit of advice or encouragement to help us along. Beside coach, he would attend AGMs and drafts regularly. He was a true volunteer. He did it for the love of the game.

credit: Bob Royle

Season Forced to Pause Due to Covid

The NAPE Hockey League executive regrets to inform players that due to community spread of Covid, the Chief Medical Officer has suspended all team activities for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately that means that we have to put our season on hold for a while. We have no idea how long this will last, nor how it will affect our season, and/or our playoffs. We will provide updates as we get them.  Stay safe everyone. Hopefully we will be back on the ice soon.

2020 Pre-season Update

As the League enters our 50th season we find ourselves in a volatile situation due to Covid 19. We need full cooperation from ALL players to ensure the league runs as smoothly as possible. There is still some uncertainty surrounding ice time and we will provide updates as we get them.

What we do know is that Feildian Gardens has moved our Sunday night slot to 10:00pm. We are still waiting to hear from Mile One about ice time for this season plus we are looking at other options.

Coronavirus Precautions

For those of you who have not skated since Covid the rink experience will be very different. Doors to the rinks are locked and we are only permitted to enter the building 15 minutes before our ice time. We must vacate the building 15 minutes after we exit the ice. There will be no beer allowed on site. We will have dressing room access however social distancing rules must be followed in dressing rooms and on the bench. Masks must be worn at all times when entering and exiting the building. We also have to submit a list of players who are skating each night in case contact tracing has to occur.

Failure to adhere to these rules will result in us losing our ice time. If you have any questions contact the executive and we will try to answer your concern as best we can.

Remember we are all in this together, and must cooperate to ensure our league survives through the pandemic.

Executive Update

Our executive is similar to last year though Greg will be stepping out of his role as vice president. We welcome Jon Walsh to the board.

President: Chris Leaman
Vice President: Jon Walsh
Tresurer: Stef Barnes
Secretary: TJ Duffenais

2020 Annual General Meeting

We have scheduled our 2020 AGM for September 28th, 7:30pm at the Longside Club.

All members are encouraged to join. That includes skaters who were new this past season.

There will be at least one seat on the board that will become vacant this season.

2020 Preseason Update

AGM date is set at Monday, Sept 28th. Site to be determined. At least one board member will be stepping down so a seat is open for an election.

With Covid this year there will be a lot of adjustments.

Sunday night ice time at Feildian Gardens will now be at 10:00pm. This allows time between skates for proper sanitization.

It is possible there will only one game per week. We are awaiting response from Mile One but if their ice time is available to us we expect the similar Covid rules to Feildian.

Covid rules include:

  • Doors are locked until 15 minutes before ice time.
  • Must be out 15 minutes after ice time.
  • Dressing rooms are available but with social distancing.
  • Benches are also socially distant.
  • No showers and no beer allowed in dressing rooms.
  • Masks must be worn everywhere except dressing rooms and benches.
  • All rules must be strictly adhered to. Failure to do so could result in the leagues loss of ice time.