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Youth & Adult Roller Hockey

Unfortunately, we did not have enough youth to hold a roller hockey league this summer, however we are holding "pickup/stick and puck" roller hockey for all ages on Thursday nights.  The cost is $5.00. 
 
The Adult roller hockey is going to play on Thursday nights as well.  If you are not registered and would like to play, drop in is $15.00.

Roller Hockey FAQ

What are the rules?

Playing rules are the same as ice hockey, with the following exceptions:

  • 4 players vs. 4 players, plus goalies
  • No Icing
  • No off-sides
  • No checking at any level

What equipment is required and/or recommended?

You can use almost all of your ice hockey equipment.

Required equipment:

  • Helmet with cage or visor, gloves, elbow pads, cup/pelvic protector, shin guards, inline skates, jersey, and stick

Recommended Equipment:

  • Hip pads/hockey pants
  • Inline hockey pants are typically worn instead of traditional hockey socks (hockey socks tend to rip easily on the floor)
  • Shoulder pads are typically not worn, but we would recommend them for the younger age levels
  • Padded protective shorts are allowed

What equipment should a goalie wear?

All of the same equipment used for ice hockey goalie except inline hockey skates instead of ice hockey skates.  There are goalie specific roller hockey skates, but regular hockey skates can also work as well.  Skates must be worn and wearing shoes or boots is not allowed.

What type of inline skate should I wear?

Any inline style skate will work, but an actual hockey style boot is recommended for protective reasons.  Traditional quad roller skates are not allowed.

Is the game played with a puck or a ball?

Roller hockey is played with a puck that is slightly lighter than an actual hockey puck.  It slides very closely to how a puck moves on the ice.

How do you stop in roller hockey?

Stopping is very similar to a hockey stop in ice hockey with a short, quick turn on the outside edge and then a sliding stop.  Wheel softness/thickness plays a part in the ability to slide.  T-stopping can also be done while learning to hockey stop.

What type of wheels should I use?

Roller hockey wheels have a softness rating typically printed on the side of each wheel, called the durometer.  This ranges from 72A to 84A:  The lower the number, the softer the wheel.  The softer the wheel, the grippier it is for more control, but the less durable it is.  Here is a great summary of each wheel options:  http://blog.hockeygiant.com/2010/08/omline-hockey-wheels-what-is-durometer.html

For our polished concrete floor, I would recommend 78A as the most appropriate softness for most players.  Wheel size is less important than softness and more of a personal preference, kind of like in ice hockey skate sharpening hollows.  For example, smaller wheels give a player quicker turning radius and more control, while larger wheels allow for more speed.

Can I use my regular composite hockey stick?

Yes, but the blade will wear out or crack much faster than in ice hockey.  I would recommend using an old backup stick, a dryland training stick, or getting a cheaper stick for roller hockey.  Save the expensive stick for the ice hockey season.  Wood, composite, or roller hockey specific blades on an aluminum shaft work well as cheaper alternative as well.  You can use tape on the stick blade to help limit wear.

Roller Hockey Schedule

August
Thursday 3rd 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
Thursday 10th 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
Thursday 17th 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
Thursday 24th 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
Thursday 31st 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
September
Thursday 7th 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult
Thursday 14th 6:00 - 7:45 PM Pickup All Ages
8:00 - 9:30 PM Adult