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Tonight's Adult Hockey Game Update

Monday December 10th - 7:00am update 

Indoor rink - today's game is on as scheduled

Outdoor rink - today's game is on as scheduled

Note: only players who are registered (with the league and USA Hockey) are allowed to play in KCIC adult league games.

Subs - only players who are registered in the KCIC adult leagues are allowed to play in league games. Any player subbing for another team must be on a KCIC team (and need to receive permission from the opposing teams captain prior to the start of the game).

Women's League Information

Women's League continues on Monday December 10th

10:10pm - outdoor rink

 

 

Adult Hockey Leagues - 2018-19 Fall/Winter Session - Registration Now Open and Available

Adult Open/A League, B League, Bob Klem, Z League

Each League features a 24 game schedule plus playoffs at a cost of $490 for the season, with an option to split payments - half ($245) now, and half ($245) in January.

Note - 45+ League and Women's League will start later in the season.

Compliance for Registration/Payments, USA Hockey # and ID’s

The following teams are 100% Compliant.  This means they have submitted a roster with jersey numbers, all of their players are registered/paid with USA Hockey Numbers, and all players have copies of their IDs on file.

A League:

 

B League:

Yeti’s B

 

Bob Klem League:

Chicago Dogs

Bulls

Canadiens

Opossums

Yeti’s C

 

Z League:

Zombies

Misfitz

Killer Beez

 

Maple Leafs Celebrate Championship Win!

The Kaustinen's hockey playing family: right to left - Hayden, Matt, Cameron and Avery - so what's better than winning a championship trophy? How about doing it with your sons as teammates! Maple Leafs captain Matt Kaustinen accomplished that on Sunday!

Karl and Netha Snyder

Karl and Netha Snyder

An Open Letter To All KCIC Adult Hockey Players (September 29th)

As we begin play for the 2018-2019 Fall / Winter Season a few things to keep in mind.

First off - we certainly appreciate your business and we are grateful that you have selected to pay to play in our league, thank you very much! So you are a customer first in addition to being a member of our league.

By choosing to play in our league (we are governed by USA Hockey rules and regulations), every participant is required to have a current USA Hockey membership - which you can purchase through their website. And in addition you must agree to abide by these rules and regulations.

This is a no check league, but that doesn't mean - No Contact! The nature of the sport is going to bring players into close proximity to others on the ice which will result in "incidental contact". If it's anything more than that then the on ice officials will hand out penalties and it's off to the "sin bin" for offending players, where hopefully they will feel shame and regret.

Fighting of any kind is strictly prohibited for a couple of reasons. First, you are paying to play so the outcome of the game (while important) is not crucial for you to retain your spot on the roster. Secondly, at this point most of your opponents have jobs that they need to go to the next day in order to support their families. It would be in appropriate for them to show up to their place of employment with a black eye or worse yet, be injured to the point where they can't work!

In an attempt to keep bad penalties to a minimum we have instituted a new twist to any penalty that's given to a team in the last two minutes of the game, including the overtime period. Instead of a two minute, shorthanded situation, the referee will be awarding a penalty shot. Hopefully this will keep players in check, who play with a kind of "reckless abandon" towards the end of the game. 

From a strictly competitive standpoint, the league has taken steps to make the levels we offer, "more player friendly". Basically we have tried to institute some guidelines in order to retain parity. For example in our Bob Klem league, (we have two divisions - Tier I and II) and every team is required to submit individual player rankings and the roster needs to remain under a 4.0 (which is kind of like a salary cap). Our captains have worked very hard at this and while it's kind of subjective, they have done a good job in a sport that is difficult to regulate.

Needless to say, we can't do anything about how fast a player is, other than marvel at their on ice ability. It became obvious that with the addition of younger players joining the league our more experienced and veteran players were at a decided disadvantage. So we created the 45+ league. Same competition level, just at more reduced speed!

We also have a lot of women playing in our leagues (another reason that fighting isn't allowed) and so we created a league just for them. This league is becoming very popular and is a great alternative for our female players.

Lack of ice time however is a problem at this time and so both of these new leagues won't start up again until the outdoor rink opens in mid November.

The Z league is our entry and novice level league, which allows players the opportunity to play the game with very little experience. In order to retain parity in this league, once a player attains a higher skill level (than which they started with) they get bumped up the the Bob Klem league. 

Also it's very important that every player is listed on a roster. This is a pay to play league - so a financial commitment is required by all participants. Every teams roster is listed on the website and in turn, show up on every game score sheet. If your name is not listed - then your team could potentially forfeit the game. 

We also require a photo ID for every player. In the unlikely event that we have to prove you are really you, this is essential.

Finally, please keep in mind that our scorekeepers don't care who wins or looses, nor can they call penalties! If you have any concerns or complaints regarding league issues - give me a call.

Tom Prendergast - Commissioner (816) 898-1816

The game times have been posted for all of the leagues. Please note that all of these times are subject to change.

A League games start Wednesday September 26th (1st half of games posted on the website)

B League games start Sunday September 30th (1st half of games posted on the website)

Bob Klem C League games start Sunday September 23rd (1st half of games posted on the website)

Z League games start Thursday September 20th (full schedule on the website)

Projected start dates for:

Women's League - Week of November 18th

45+ Senior League - Week of November 18th

Kansas City Youth Hockey Communication - September 6th (from Lamar Hunt, Jr)

Dear KCYHA Parents and Coaches:

 

There’s so much happening with hockey in Kansas City, and I’m excited to tell you more about it!  But first, the KCYHA board members and I would like to express our profound appreciation to each of you for your passion and commitment to the advancement of youth hockey.  Without you, none of these recent successes would have been possible.  Thank you!

A few years ago, when I became a part of the Kansas City hockey community, we outlined a 10-year plan to ignite the growth of hockey in Kansas City.  A portion of my efforts were focused on improving our pro team, the Kansas City Mavericks, but we all recognized that the only way to fundamentally improve hockey in Kansas City was by enabling our young people to play more often and become more competitive.  Our first goal was to unite the divergent youth programs in the area.  With your patience, support, and cooperation, we did it.  Today we all see the positive difference that the KCYHA has had on youth hockey in Kansas City.

 

Beyond bringing our young players together, we knew that they needed more places to play.  The need for additional hockey facilities in our region is obvious, but that need could not be satisfied quickly or without a great deal of time and due diligence.  Fortunately, that time spent has been productive.  Today, we are pleased to confirm that KCYHA, Loretto Sports Ventures, the City of Olathe, and Woodbury Corporation, a national real estate firm, have joined forces to bring a new, world-class youth hockey facility to the City of Olathe!

 

While most of this information I’ll share is publicly available, we wanted to fill you in on a few of the exciting details.  The hockey facility will be located at the 100-acre site that was formerly the home of the Great Mall of the Great Plains and will feature two sheets of ice.  The arena will be the home of a new amateur hockey team, the Kansas City Scouts (KCScouts.com) of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and will seat 4000 hockey fans.  This new development will also include a state-of-the-art lifestyle gym, a recreational golf facility, a cinema, and space for two new hotels along with dozens of stores and restaurants.  All of this will be set in a park environment where walking trails connect to luxury apartment and medical office facilities.

 

This development has been specifically designed to accommodate and compliment the growth of youth hockey in Kansas City.  The new hockey facility will enable us to quadruple the number and size of the tournaments we bring to the region.  We are confident that this new facility will quickly become the favorite hockey destination in our area for players, parents, coaches, and fans alike!

 

And we’re thrilled that our new arena will be the home of the Kansas City Scouts of the NAHL.  Kansas City has a rich history of Hockey and we couldn’t think of a better name to help inspire our young players.  The NAHL, now in its 44th season, boasts 24 teams in 13 states across North America.  The league offers junior hockey players the opportunity to develop, learn, train, grow, and succeed while they mature.  An affiliate of Loretto Sports Ventures has recently acquired another NAHL team, the Topeka Pilots, and is excited about what the Topeka team will do for hockey in the region.

 

This new facility is still relatively early in the planning stages, but we thought that the time was right to share the details with you.  More will follow soon, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility in Olathe.

Again, we express our gratitude for your patience and commitment to youth hockey.  We are proud to be members of a unified AND UNITED hockey community.  We ARE KC hockey and, regardless of where you may live, we are all part of one community. 

 

We hope that you will stay alongside us as we pursue our dreams and goals for this sport.  Rest assured that we will continue to do everything within our power to make these dreams a reality. Again, we thank you.

 

Lamar Hunt, Jr.

Kansas City Youth Hockey Association



KCIC Adult Hockey League Requirement - Photo ID

Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 

Effective December 1st, 2017 all KCIC adult hockey players must have a photo ID (government issued) on file with the rink. If a player cannot produce this ID (or chooses not to) that player or players will not be allowed to participate in KCIC league games.

No exceptions.

Tom Prendergast - Commissioner

New rule Photo ID: Every player who participates in the KCIC Adult Hockey League must provide a valid (government issued) photo ID. No exceptions. In the event a team requests a verification check of a player on the opposing team, the player in question must provide a photo ID as soon as the game is over and it must match, the photo ID on record. The on ice officials will conduct the ID check. If the player in question cannot provide a photo ID upon request, that player has a 24 hour window in which to submit this ID to the league commissioner. The clock starts with the end of the scheduled game time. For example - if the game started at 3:10pm on Sunday, the player has until 4:10pm on Monday to produce his photo ID. Failure to comply will result in a 1-0 loss for his team.

Note: It is the teams responsibility to make sure that all of their players are in compliance with this rule. This is not the league or the rink's responsibility. This is strictly up to team captain and players.

KCIC Championship Trophy - Chris Mentzel Memorial Cup

KCIC Championship Trophy - Chris Mentzel Memorial Cup

Adult Hockey Drop-In - Fridays at 12:00 pm

Adult Hockey lunch time drop-in every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. To be put on a list as a goalie, during this time, call the rink after 8:00am on Friday. All players must be 18 years of age and  wear full eoquipment, including a helmet. 

All players must have a current USA Hockey number to participate in games! 

 

 

Tom Prendergast

KCIC Adult Hockey Commissioner

Phone: 816-898-1816 email: tpkcmsbl@aol.com

The Men's League Schedules  are under the appropriate league sections on the "Current Section" navigator box to the left.


League Rules

Three 12-minute stop periods with 1 minute intermissions. Each team has 1 timeout that will last 1 minute. Note: Playoff and Championship game times will vary and are subject to ice rink availability.

Playing of the Third Period: The clock will go to run-time when there is a 6 goal margin. At the first stoppage of play when the hour/curfew clock shows five minutes of play remaining, the game clock will be reset to two (2) minutes of stop time at the referees direction, and the game shall be concluded. The hour/curfew clock starts when the Zamboni doors close after resurfacing the ice.

Overtime/Shootout Rules: There are no tie games in any of the KCIC Adult Hockey Leagues.  In the event the third period ends with the score still tied, the game will move to a 5-minute, sudden death overtime, played with a numerical on-ice strength of 3-on-3 (plus the goalies).  If neither team scores in overtime, there will be a 5-man Shootout.  If there remains a tie after the five shooters have gone, the game will move to single sudden death rounds until a winner is determined.  Teams that win overtime or shootout games will receive a normal win (worth two points), while teams that lose in overtime or a shootout will receive an overtime or shootout loss (worth one point).  Note that during the overtime period, if penalties are called, teams will play 4-on-3 or if necessary 5-on-3.  At no time can a team play with less than 3 skaters, plus the goalie.  If a team chooses to pull its goalie during overtime and the opposing team scores while the goaltender is off the ice, the team whose goalie was pulled shall forfeit the point they would otherwise get for an overtime loss, with the exception that if the goaltender leaves the ice during a delayed penalty and during the delayed penalty that team inadvertently scores into its own goal, they shall still receive the point for the overtime loss.

Penalties Near the End of the Game: Five and 10 minute penalties in the last 5 minutes of a game or overtime that do not incur a suspension will be served by the player at the start of the next game with no on-ice penalty to the player's team. Two minute penalties occurring after the game will be served in the same manner. Failure to attend the next game will count as the player penalty being served.  Within the last two minutes of a game or during overtime, a penalty shot will be awarded to the offended team when a penalty is called.  The penalty shot will be awarded in lieu the player serving time in the case of a minor penalty, while in the case of a major penalty, the penalty time must be served in addition to the penalty shot award.

Substitution Rule: A skater may be subbed when a team has less than 9 skaters and may only substitute up to 10. Subs must be of an equal or lower level than the league they are playing. The commissioner and opposing team captain must be informed as soon as possible to obtain and use a sub.  The sub must be a registered player in the league in order to play.  No outside subs are allowed.  In addition, subs must be approved by the opposing team captain.  The use of unregistered or unapproved subs will result in a game forfeit by the offending team and possible suspension of the offending player and/or team captain.  The same rule will apply to the playoffs. Goalies are a case-by-case basis.

Age: To participate in any KCIC adult league, a player must be registered with the league and have a current USA Hockey membership, agreed to abide by the rules and signed a league waiver sheet, in addition to paying the posted players fee. All players must be 18 years of age or older to be on a team roster or fill in as a sub player.

Photo ID: Every player who participates in the KCIC Adult Hockey League must provide a valid (government issued) photo ID. No exceptions. In the event a team requests a verification check of a player on the opposing team, the player in question must provide a photo ID as soon as the game is over and it must match, the photo ID on record. The on ice officials will conduct the ID check. If the player in question cannot provide a photo ID upon request, that player has a 24 hour window in which to submit this ID to the league commissioner. The clock starts with the end of the scheduled game time. For example - if the game started at 3:10pm on Sunday, the player has until 4:10pm on Monday to produce his photo ID. Failure to comply will result in a 1-0 loss for his team.

Note: It is the teams responsibility to make sure that all of their players are in compliance with this rule. This is not the league or the rink's responsibility. This is strictly up to team captain and players.

Roster: All players who participate in KCIC adult hockey games must be on a roster. Only players who have registered through the league website (and have paid their fees) are eligible to participate. Registered players may play on multiple teams (but cannot play for two teams in the same division). For example; a player can play for 3 teams (providing they pay a league fee for each team they are rostered on) - A - B - C. 

Subs player regulations - sub players can only play for a team twice in any one season.

Forfeits: If a team forfeits, they lose the game by the score of 3-0. In addition, their opponent gets the option to play their next game (as a penalty for not getting to play a game) or any other game on their schedule. In addition - the league reserves the right to suspend or remove a team from the schedule if the team is not conducting themselves in accordance with league rules. 


2018-19 Fall/Winter Adult Hockey (Open/A, B, Bob Klem, Z, Women's, & 45+ Senior Leagues)

The 2018 Summer Adult Leagues will begin soon.  Teams or players interested in competing in the Open/A division should contact league commissioner Tom Prendergast at tpkcmsbl@aol.com or (816) 898-1816.

Online registrations for the B, Bob Klem, Z, Women's, and 45+ Senior Leagues are available now. A link to register is above and below.  Note that players who wish to play in multiple leagues must register separately to play in each league they intend to play.  Certain leagues are restricted regarding player level (not to mention age and gender) and players may be required to move from one league to another if it is determined they are not registered in an appropriate league.

The price is $490 plus registration fees. Registration fees can be paid half now ($245) and half in January ($245).  All players must ALSO be registered with USA Hockey and at least 18 years of age to play in any KCIC Adult Hockey League.

There will be 24 regular season games plus playoffs.  League rules are listed above.  Game days and times vary by league and are dependent upon available ice, including whether the pavilion has ice or not.

Players will draft onto their requested teams unless it is to the detriment of parity amongst the teams.

18 skater MAXIMUM (must have 13 paid players) per team with one goalie.  Pick the captain, team, or friends with whom you wish to play.

Jerseys are dark vs white, however, most teams have inexpensive team jerseys which your captain may be able to obtain for you, if you choose to purchase one. This is not required as long as you have a uniquely, numbered jersey of close resemblance to the team jerseys.
 
 
Further information specific to each league may be available on that league's web page.