Summerside Recreation Hockey League: Welcome

The Summerside Recreational Hockey League: The Tradition Continues...

This is the website for the Summerside Recreational Hockey League (S.R.H.L.) and the Summerside Industrial Hockey League (S.I.H.L.). As well now home to the Summerside Spring Recreational Hockey League (S.S.R.H.L.). You can check out the site for rosters, stats, news and other information about our Leagues, Tournaments and events.

If you are looking to play, you may contact league president and site administrator, Aaron Doyle at any time. We do accept new players on registration night, however we only accept full teams in the SIHL. We hold our registration night in early October and our league begins play the first week of November. We take a short break at Christmas and then finish up at the end of March.

The SRHL is very proud to host the 'Shockers Mardi-Gras Recreational Hockey Tournament' every spring (*March 28-30, 2014) and is now becoming known as one of the largest recreational hockey tournaments in Eastern Canada. Every year this tournament grows in popularity and this season is no exception as we've been receiving inquiries from all over North America. This tournament is open to both male and female teams and provides an excellent rec hockey/sociallizing atmosphere. The SRHL is your #1 headquarters for rec hockey fun and Shock's Mardi Gras is a tournament every "true" rec hockey team should participate in at some point.

The Summerside Recreational Hockey League was established in 1967/1968, by then league president, Ron MacArthur and was at the time, the only rec hockey league of it's kind in North America. The four team, recreational league was developed to promote fun and community fellowship within an "open draft" hockey organization. We are one of the oldest rec hockey leagues east of Montreal and have played continuously since 1967.

The Summerside Industrial Hockey League was established in 2008 to create a highly competitive Recreational Hockey League in the Summerside area. With no body contact or no slapshots, the league will be simply highly skilled players playing as hard as they can from start to finish. Most players have played Junior B, Midget AAA or AA, Senior, or some even university hockey at some point of there hockey career. That being said if you didnt play in one of them leagues does not mean you cant play in the SIHL. Just know that most guys are pretty competitive and play hard the whole game. They take no shifts off, and expect all players to play the same, clean, fast, and right till the buzzer goes at the end of the game. Lots of skill and speed will make playing in the SIHL a great time for all players.  If you are looking to play in the SIHL you can contact myself to be put in touch with a team rep. In 2011-2012 the SIHL has changed its format to a full rostered team registration for entry into the SIHL. If you are looking to put a team in the SIHL please contact Aaron Doyle by Oct. 1. The SIHL had started with 4 teams since its inception in 2008. For the 2012-2013 season the SIHL has 6 teams registered for play with games at Slemon Park and C.U.P. in Summerside.

The Summerside Spring Rec. Hockey League is in its 3rd season. This SSRHL will be a yearly tradition each Spring with players from all levels of hockey young and old. All rosters will have 13 skaters and a goalie. This league is made up of players from age 14-65, there for skill level is at both ends of the spectrum. The SSRHL will play 10 games of Round Robin, then a crossover, then a final. Rules will be the same as SIHL with no redline. In 2009 the SSRHL started with 4 teams. In 2011 the SSRHL went up to 6 teams. 

All leagues are open to anyone, 19 years of age or older. There are no restrictions on skill level. In the SRHL all players are ranked by a number system, following our annual rookie game dubbed - The Ice-Breaker Challenge. A league draft is then held, where team reps select from the registered base of players to ensure four well-balanced teams. Balancing of teams promotes sportsmanship, fun and competitiveness within the league.

This 2013-2014 season marks over fortysix years of continuous play for the SRHL. There are very few, if any, rec hockey leagues in North America that can boast about that and it's something to be very proud of. Here's a brief outline of the league.

- Each team plays twice weekly at 'Credit Union Place' in Summerside. 
- All of our games are officiated by one referee and one time/score keeper.
- Our season consists of approximately 32-34 games, including a play-off championship.
- At season's end, an awards banquet is held in Summerside.
- Enrollment in the league is limited to 52 players.

In the SRHL each year, team reps will draft players on to their teams, where completely new teams are formed. As a result, players will get to know each other and in many cases, would have played together at one time or another in past seasons.

In mid December, a league executive meeting is held to ensure that the teams are indeed well balanced and if needed, trades would then occur.

All major infractions result in suspensions. Any unsportsmanlike incident will go under review and guilty parties will be dealt with accordingly. All suspensions may be appealed to the disciplinary committee, which consists of team reps and league officers. Disciplinary committee's final judgement will stand.

Thanks for visiting our site and don't forget to sign the guest book.

League Management

Sunday, March 30
2014 Spring Rec. League Player and Team Registration

   Summerside Spring Rec League…2014 Here are a notes and info for the 2014 Spring Rec Hockey League ~

Registration will begin the week of Mardi-Gras March 27 till League Starts. Drop by Greco in Summerside any time, night or day with your $130.00 in an envelope with your name, email and cell number on it or Register at Mardi-Gras Tournament office on the weekend of Mardi-Gras Tournament. Office will be located down by dressing rooms. Ask for Cathy or Aaron. One of us will be there all weekend long. First come first serve…no exceptions. All money must be paid in full before playing.
League would start Thursday April 11 and would end May 11..
All games will be played at Slemon Park and Credit Union Place in Summerside.
League would be open to any player, any age, any gender, reguardless of skill level.
Would go by SIHL Red Line...3rd penalty game ejection…etc.
Cost $130.00 for Player $100.00 for Goalie...
All players will be drafted by myself, players can request to play problem...send me an email with your requests…
I will take groups of players from Rec. teams up to 10 players...let me draft the final 3 players to keep things even.First 6 goalies registered will be accepted…goalies 7+8 will be maybes if teams permit.

If 6 Teams… 13 Skaters + Goalie...So league will be limited to 78 Skaters and 6 Goalies...
If 8 Teams… 13 Skaters + Goalie...So league will be limited to 104 Skaters and 8 Goalies...

If 6 teams 10 Games Round Robin...1st vs 4th, 2nd vs 5th , and 3rd vs 6th reseed then 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4…4th team will be a wildcard with best +/- in there 1 playoff game….then 2 winners play for Championship. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place team….
If  8 teams 10 Games Round Robin…same format as above…1 vs 5, 2 vs 6, 3 vs 7 and 4 vs 8…then reseeded 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 4… then 2 winners play for Championship. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place team….

Nights and times...Nights will be Tuesday and Thursday and Sunday…with the odd few on Friday and Saturday nights… Start times are anywheres from 9:00-10:00…icetime is 1 hour…
Total games for the League will be 36 if there are 6 teams or 47 if there are 8 teams. The sooner players register the sooner i will know how many teams we will have and at the same time it will help me recruit other players to play as well….The more the better.  Team Names and Jerseys Colours will be as follows… 

1)      Greco ~ Grey

2)      Kings ~ Black

3)      Canadians ~ Red

4)      Lightning ~ White

5)      Leafs ~ Blue

6)      Bruins ~ Yellow

7)      Stars ~ Green

8)      Sea Dogs ~ Burgandy 


Aaron Doyle



Tuesday, April 22
Next Up...Summerside Recreational Volleyball League...6 on 6 co-ed Beach

Next recreational sport coming up is the 6 on 6 co-ed beach volleyball league...check it out...its a blast.

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