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Womens Draft League

2024 SEASON

Games begin April 26th

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2024 SEASON 

Games begin April 26th

This league was started to give all women greater Pittsburgh area the chance to play competitive hockey with and against other women.  The league is open to all women over the age of 18** of any skill level.

 ** Players turning 18 during the season are permitted however they will use a separate changing room. 

 

Teams will be drafted to create teams of equal skill.

The league will consist of four teams with a maximum of 15 skaters and one goalie per team. A total of 12 games are possible: 10 games plus all teams make the playoffs. 


Games are 3 twenty-minute running time periods with a stop clock during the last two minutes of the third period if a game is within two goals. Regular-season games ending in a tie feature a five-minute sudden death overtime. Winners earn two points, and teams losing in overtime earn one point. The league champions receive championship t-shirts for each player.

PLAYER RATING

We ask that all players give themselves a rating when they join the league, Player ratings will be adjusted accordingly before the next season's draft.

Player Rating Definitions:

Lvl 1

Players / Goalies at this level are becoming more comfortable on their skates but still have a hard time with skating both forward and backwards. They've acquired some basic skills to get up and down the ice but still struggle with carrying the puck, making passes and taking shots. Players in this group would also include those who are not natural athletes and may take more time to develop their skills. The level of physicality in this game should be nil although players should understand that accidental collisions will occur because players haven't mastered controlled skating. Skating - Stick handling - Passing - Shooting skills are all in the 1 to 2 out of 10 range.

Lvl 1.5

Lvl 2

Players / Goalies at this level are becoming more comfortable on their skates, but still struggle going backwards. They are probably just getting comfortable with positional play, learning to skate with head up, learning the rules, team concepts and understand offensive and defensive zones. Skating - Stick handling - Passing - Shooting skills are all in the 3 to 4 out of 10 range.

Lvl 2.5

Lvl 3

Players / Goalies are the great wide middle of adult recreational hockey. Most Level 3 skaters have not had significant coaching or played significant youth hockey as a child, but are generally athletic, have good knowledge of the game, skating and puck handling skills and can play at a general competitive level. Some Level 3 skaters may be slowing with age and moving down from higher ranks. Simply put Level 3 players are average in most areas of the game.

Lvl 3.5

Lvl 4

Players / Goalies have substantial hockey abilities, skills, knowledge and experience. Most Level 4's have been coached and have played considerable hockey in the past.

Lvl 4.5

Players / Goalies at this level play at a high level in all areas of the game. They understand the rules, team concepts, are skilled a stick handling, passing, puck control etc. They are in good physical shape. Skating - Stick handling - Passing - Shooting skills are all in the 6 to 7 out of 10 range.

Lvl 5

Players / Goalies at this level play at a high level in all areas of the game. They understand the rules, team concepts, are skilled a stick handling, passing, puck control etc. They are in above average physical shape. Skating - Stick handling - Passing - Shooting skills are all in the 8 out of 10 range.

 

FEEs

Skaters $200

Goalies $60

CARPOOLS

Players may carpool with another friend. Please indicate on the registration form the player you wish to carpool with. 

Carpools are limited to two players only.

Joe Cummings

Joe Cummings

Ice and Inline Leagues Manager

Phone: 412-397-4448

 

BLUE Benders Roster
# First Last # First Last
3 KATE DOUGHERTY 21 CHRISTINE PATNO
11 GRETCHEN RINE 22 HAYLEY D'HONDT
14 LAUREN BRAM 23 DANIELLE JOHNSON
16 CHRISTINA LONG 33 AMANDA CARLSON
17 LINDSEY DEL COTTO 44 REAGAN GAMMONS
18 MERCEDES MARTINEZ 55 KIMBERLY LYNCH
19 JULIANNE WARGO   ALICIA DETWEILER
20 JENNIFER IRVIN