Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE FORMAT?
A non-contact league consisting of 3 on 3 modified "shinny" style games with goalies.
WHAT ARE THE RULES AND REGULATIONS?
The BBL fully supports responsible fun for all, which is an opportunity to stress (again) that this is a no contact league. There is also no offside penalty, but most rules of hockey will apply to our "shinny" games (ie. no tripping, hooking, slashing, etc). You are not to raise your stick above your waist and no slap shots are permitted. Penalties will result in an immediate penalty shot. Most importantly, there will be absolutely no arguing, violence or fighting of any kind.
HOW MANY DIVISIONS?
There will be one division consisting of "co-ed" players on Monday night.
HOW MANY TEAMS CAN SIGN UP?
There are twelve (12) team spots available for the co-ed division.
HOW MANY PLAYERS PER TEAM?
Maximum eleven (11) players per team; ten (10) skaters and one (1) goalie.
WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?
The Monday night co-ed division will consist of B and C players [based on the previous season at the Pavilion]. We want you to play with whoever you want to play with. So, pick your friends and be as competitive as you want to be... this is for fun after all.
HOW MANY GAMES WILL MY TEAM PLAY?
The regular season is set to play as many as twelve (12) games; however, this is subject to change based on weather.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
The season will begin the week of November 27th, 2023 and end the week of February 19th, 2023... weather permitting.
CAN MY TEAM CHOOSE ITS NAME? MAKE A JERSEY?
Yes. Team captains are responsible for picking a team name and providing unique jerseys for each member of their team.
WILL THERE BE OFFICIATING?
No. This is, for lack of a better term, a "gentlemen's" or "gentleperson's" league. All rules will be self enforced. If there are any problems of any kind, you will be asked to leave the league immediately without any warnings. Please be kind.
WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK ARE THE GAMES?
League games will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
WHAT TIME ARE THE GAMES?
Games will be 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm.
HOW LONG ARE THE GAMES?
Each game consists of two (2) twenty (20) minute periods.
WILL THERE BE BEER?
Ah, yes. It is called the Bend Beer League. But that does not mean BYOB. Please refrain from bringing any alcohol to the games as it is strictly prohibited. The bar at Seventh Mountain will be open for food and drinks... and happy to serve you libations.
IS THE LEAGUE GOING TO BE SUPER FUN?
Yes. And we are glad that you asked. Because that is the point.