Summer weather in November may be nice for some people, but not hockey people. Despite the warm temperatures, we finally have installed our sheet of ice and the Arena is open for business.
Thanks to the hard work of Casco Bay parent Tim Barnard, we have installed a Live Barn camera so that parents may live stream all events at Casco Bay Arena. Click here for a sample of recent live stream broadcast. We will be sending out subscription information shortly.
Our pond hockey sessions will start on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 10th. Unlike past years, these sessions are free for all Casco Bay players. Non-Casco Bay players must pay $10 per session and must registered with USA Hockey.
This Friday we will be following our standard pond hockey schedule:
Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 10th
|8:10 am||Midget/Bantam Pond Hockey (18 and under)|
|9:20 am||Pee Wee Pond Hockey (12 and under)|
|10:30 am||Squirt Pond Hockey (10 and under)|
|11:40 am||Mites Pond Hockey (8 and under)|
|12:50 pm||Learn to Play & Break the Ice Pond Hockey with Parents—All parents must wear a helmet|
|2:00 pm||Intro to Hockey for New Players Ages 4-13: Helmets & Mask required—some equipment will be available for use|
Pond Hockey Rules
Pond Hockey is played without goalies and with standard pond hockey goals. In all sessions, players 18 years old and younger must wear a helmet with full mask. Adults must wear a helmet, but are strongly encouraged to wear a full mask.
For pond hockey sessions, Pee Wee players and older do not need to wear full pads, but a protective cup and shin pads are strongly recommended since saucer passes are allowed (ie soft passes off the ice). Hard passes off the ice are not allowed, but deflections should be expected by all players. Protect your anatomy accordingly. However, Squirt players (Age 10) and younger must wear full equipment.
All sessions are coed and non-checking. Players may play up or down a level for any session. For instance, a Midget can play in a Bantam session, and a Pee Wee can also play in a Bantam session. Older players should recognize that it is good form to set up younger players for scoring opportunities. Please remember that all games are non-checking. If a session is full, players outside that age bracket may be asked to leave the ice to make room.