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How it works

The goal of the SOCALICEHOCKEY club is to make playing recreational hockey fun and safe.  No more showing up not knowing if anyone will be there and wondering if you'll be shooting for posts and cones.  All games are GUARANTEED to have 2 GOALIES!  Lines are arranged by experience/ability level so you'll be playing against players of like ability.  Players are expected and REQUIRED to pass and skate hard in both zones (see rules).  Shifts are timed to allow equal ice time for all players.  Jerseys are provided for each team so everyone on your team will be wearing the same jersey.  So reserve your spot, show up and have a great time playing the game.


Rules

1.  Have Fun
2.  Don't be a puck hog.  Pass the puck.  You'll find an amazing thing happens when you pass, you usually get it back.
3.  Look ahead for your Wingers and make the pass.  Ever notice how the skaters without the puck are always skating faster than those with the puck?  Make the pass.
4.  Use the boards to clear.  Don't pass up the center and give the other team a clear shot on goal.  Use the boards as an additional skater.
5.  Communicate on the ice.  Be your team mates eyes, tell them what's around them and tell where you are.  Make sure you are listening.
6.  Defensemen don't go behind the net!  Let the wingers do their job, you do yours.
7.  Play both sides of the ice.  If you cherry pick you'll be unpopular and make your team mates work much harder.  Skate hard all the time regardless of who has the puck - you paid for it.
8.  Centers watch for the 3rd attacker deep in your zone.  If you can count 3 offending jerseys in front of your goalie and your high in the zone waiting for a break out pass, you are out of position.
9.  Get off the ice QUICKLY at the end of each shift.  Your turn is over, watch out for the new skaters rushing to the puck.
10. When you hear the buzzer ending your shift DON'T TOUCH THE PUCK.  It's right there, everyone knows you could score if you had just 1 more second, trust me they know. So leave it where it is.  Do not shoot it down to the other end.  Do not shoot it one more time at the goalie.  Just skate away.. 
11. NO HITTING - EVER.  Do not bump, hit, slash or high stick.  There is no contact.  Those ignoring this rule will not be welcome at future games.
12. OFFSIDES/PENALTIES.  If you come in offside or commit a clear penalty give up the puck to the other team. Yes, hooking and holding are penalties.
13. No face offs or referees.  Play fair, play nice, it's just for fun.  Keep each other accountable on the ice.
14. Play is always on.  Unless the puck is covered by the goalie the puck is live at all times.
15. Take the player looking for the pass on defense.  Give the goalie less to think about by taking the other player out of the equation.  The player without the puck always poses the biggest threat.
16. Defensemen stay inside the blue lines in the offensive zone.  It's your job to keep the puck in the zone.  Keep your team from having to skate out of the zone by doing your job at the blue line.
17.  Warm up the goalies.  Although you probably need the practice, DO NOT practice your deking, the goalie needs to get a feel for the puck.. so SHOOT IT hard and low. Don't give away your patented finesse moves that nearly got you to the show just yet, save those gems for the game
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Refunds/Cancellations

Players requesting to cancel must do so a minimum of 24 hours prior to original requested skate start time. Requests must be via email. Players requesting to cancel 24 hours prior to reserved skate time will be issued a credit which MUST be used within 30 days of purchase. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be issued for cancellatons within 24 hours of requested skate time. Reservations made WITHIN 24 hours of any skate are NON-REFUNDABLE and NOT transferrable to a future skate for any reason.