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					            THE SOUTH COASTAL MEN'S HOCKEY LEAGUE Inc.
                                      A not-for-profit Massachusetts Corporation 501-3 C
                    "The Masters" ,"The Classics" and "The Legends"
                                                Updated January 2008

The League was founded in 1988 and has always played its games at the Hobomock
Arena in Pembroke, Mass only.

The South Coastal Men’s Hockey League Inc. operates 16 teams in 3 divisions (levels of
play differ).

In the six Masters level team’s full AHL uniforms are used. This league allows players
with extensive experience to participate and is considered a high moderate to advanced
level of play with no slap shots allowed with players over age of 35. The second
division, the Classics, started play in the fall of 1999. These teams use "Original Six"
uniforms, and offer a slightly more relaxed level of competition with all players over age
40. This division was expanded from four to six teams in the fall of 2000.




       Above is the 2007 league staff picture


The over age 50 division or “C” level division is called “The Legends”. Players are not
required to be 50 years of age just play at that more relaxed level. This league wears
WHL (World Hockey Association) uniforms. The levels of play could be considered A,
B or C. This division was new to South Coastal in 2007.

The fall season starts in late August and runs to December. The winter season begins in
early January and goes to May. Games will be played in the following time slots only:
Sunday nights at 5:30, 6:40, 7:20, 7:50, 8:30, 9:00 and 9:40PM. 14 regular season
games are played with up to 16 games with playoffs with each team having 2 “bye”
weeks during the regular season.
We use both sides of the arena on Sunday nights. All games are played on Sunday
evenings only. Teams rotate through all time slots so you will play games in all time slots
evenly throughout the season.

Games feature: 2 Referees; 1 Timekeeper; two 18 minute stop time periods (as time and
other rules allow); 1:30 penalties; weekly league and individual stats. The league has
staff on hand for cleaning of locker rooms and equipment purposes and provides water
for benches, pucks and extensive uniform services (see SCHL Uniform story) League
management is on site for all games to answer any questions or work with/cover for paid
staff.

Our 9PM game each week is broadcast by the South Coastal Sports radio network. It can
be heard on WWW.Sportsjuice.com or you can listen and see past games on our website.
(See listen to or see past games on our home page)

There are generally very limited spots available for new players (less than a 5% turnover
each year). Over 65% of the members have played for over 10 consecutive years. Tryouts
are held before each session to determine the ability level of players who join as
individuals. We will try to keep players together with friends who travel together where it
can be done keeping parity in mind. A one time uniform cost is necessary for new
players, which covers numbered and lettered home and away jerseys and socks. Players
who are traded from team to team by the league for parity reasons receive new uniforms
for that team at no charge. Black hockey pants are also required along with helmets and
full face cages. Black or White helmets must be worn with only black helmets allowed in
the Legends division...

The South Coastal Men's Senior Hockey League, Inc. is a privately owned not-for-profit
Massachusetts Corporation (501-3 C) run by a board of directors. The corporate
principals are non-paid bonded volunteers who invest time and moneys to improve the
management each year. There is a very strict No Fighting rule; players who partake in
any events like this are immediately expelled. We consider this an "executive" league and
take pride in our organization.

 Please note- that the league requires full equipment, including helmets and full face
cage. Other restrictions apply: see player agreement. Player agreement or contract is
available before a player joins the organization and a copy is given when it is signed.
Full rule book is posted on our website (see home page)

The SCMHL, Inc. is represented by an in-house legal council for all such matters and
Audited by a CPA firm for Tax reporting and bonding purposes.
The league also sponsors a yearly charity game with several NHL veterans raising over
$300,000. in the past 9 years in an annual game. The SCMHL, Inc. receives no part of
the net proceeds.

If you have any questions on membership you should contact us at the league office or
player personnel director. A “Contact us” link is on our home page or listed below..



                    South Coastal Men's Hockey League, Inc.
                                720 Washington ST
                                Standish Building
                                Hanover, Ma 02339
                             Phone:( (781) 878-9899
                       or email to: coastalhockey@aol.com




The rink is located on Hobomock St., just off Center St. (Route 36). It is about a mile
south of the town center. Turn at the old Lake Palace Chinese restaurant, now known as
Olivera's.

				
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