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OBHL, C-Division Overview

OBHL C 2021 Hockey Experience Sessions

The Sun Prairie Ice Arena will be offering two different Adult Hockey Experience sessions for C-League level players. Please read the description below and follow the links to the right to get to the appropriate registration for either the 3v3 or 5v5 format. 

The sessions will be played on Friday nights. 

3V3 FORMAT

SP Ice is offering a short 6-week adult hockey experience for interested players.  The format attempts to minimize on-ice interactions between players with only two groups of 4 players on the ice at any one time plus a single goalie.  Players will participate in 3 v 3 skill drills using a ½ ice format and one goaltender.  Pods of 4 players each will be kept constant for the 6-week session and will be initially set to balance skills throughout the pods.  Scores and statistics will not be kept as these are not games but rather an opportunity to work on stickhandling, shooting, passing, and defensive skills in the fast-paced and free-flowing format allowed by the 3 v 3 skills setup.  On-ice sessions will last 30 minutes with a 3-minute warm-up, 10 minutes of 3 v 3 skill drills, a 3-minute break, another 10-minutes of 3 v 3 skills and then ending with a shoot-out for all players.

 

To minimize the exposure between players, only ½ of the ice surface will be used at any time (the other ½ will be empty), locker rooms will remain closed, and players are to show up mostly dressed.  A cloth face mask covering the mouth and nose is required in this format.  Players will not be allowed to socialize before or after these sessions inside the ice arena but are encouraged to visit the Card Table restaurant. Masks are also required entering and leaving the facility as well as anytime you're not on the ice.  Open locker rooms at the end of each sheet are to be utilized for pre-game preparation (which means home dressing to the best of your ability).  You may arrive 10-minutes prior to your ice time and must leave 10-minutes after.  Only small bags are allowed (duffle or backpack like) in the facility unless you're a goalie.

 

The cost for this session is $15 per week for 6 weeks for a total of $90.

 

5V5 FORMAT

SP Ice is offering a short 6-week adult hockey experience for interested players.  The format attempts to minimize on-ice interactions between players with only two groups of 5 players on the ice at any one time, plus goalies, and up to 3 substitutes on each bench.  Players will participate in 5 v 5 activities using a full ice format.  Pods of 8 players each will be kept constant for the 6-week session and will be initially set to balance skills throughout the pods.  Scores and statistics will not be kept as these are not official games.  On-ice sessions will last 60 minutes with a 5-minute warm-up, 17 minutes of 5 v 5 activity, a 1-minute break, another 17-minutes of 5 v 5 activity, another 1-minute break, and then a final 17-minute activity.

 

To minimize the exposure between players, locker rooms will remain closed, and players are to show up mostly dressed.  A cloth face mask covering the mouth and nose is not required in this format.  Players will not be allowed to socialize before or after these sessions inside the ice arena but are encouraged to visit the Card Table restaurant.  Masks ARE required entering and leaving the facility as well as anytime you're not on the ice.  Open locker rooms at the end of each sheet are to be utilized for pre-game preparation (which means home dressing to the best of your ability).  You may arrive 10-minutes prior and must leave 10-minutes after.  Only small bags are allowed (duffle or backpack like) in the facility unless you're a goalie.

 

The cost for this session is $15 per week for 6 weeks for a total of $90.

Current Season

 

Due to Emergency Order #10, there are no seasons or sessions of any kinds currently scheduled.

C-Division Rules

C-League 5v5 Hockey Experience Registration

Registration for the OBHL C-League Hockey Experience is now open. Please read the descriptions of the available hockey experiences the rink is offering and choose the one that fits your interest.

C-League 3v3 Hockey Experience Registration

Registration for the OBHL C-League Hockey Experience is now open. Please read the descriptions of the available hockey experiences the rink is offering and choose the one that fits your interest.

C-Division Contacts

Andy Winn

OBHL-C Division Commissioner

Steve Braun

OBHL C-Division Goalie Coordinator

Jeff Holman

Arena Manager

Phone: 608-318-5423 (office)

OBHL SELF-RATING

OBHL SELF-RATING OVERVIEW

NO RATING OR 1, BEGINNER:

  • Played pond hockey or is new to organized hockey but can skate reasonably well
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    CSC or OBHL-D (not OBHL-B or OBHL-C)

2 OR 3, BELOW AVERAGE “C” OR “D” LEVEL PLAYER:

  • Played pond hockey or organized hockey and can demonstrate below average hockey skills**
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    CSC, OBHL-D or OBHL-C (not OBHL-B)

4 OR 5, AVERAGE “B” OR “C” LEVEL PLAYER:

  • Played organized hockey and can demonstrate average hockey skills **
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    OBHL-D, OBHL-C or OBHL-B

6 OR 7, ABOVE AVERAGE “B” OR “C” LEVEL PLAYER:

  • Played organized hockey and can demonstrate above average skills **
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    OBHL-D (as a MENTOR), OBHL-C or OBHL-B

8 OR 9, VERY GOOD “B” OR “C” LEVEL PLAYER:

  • Played organized hockey and can demonstrate above average skills **
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    OBHL-D (as a MENTOR), OBHL-C or OBHL-B

10 OR HIGHER, EXCELLENT “B” OR “C” LEVEL PLAYER:

  • Played organized hockey and can demonstrate excellent skills **
  • Players at this level should sign-up for:
    OBHL-D (as a MENTOR), OBHL-C or OBHL-B

** Division capacity may increase or decrease before or during any season as it is dependent upon number of registrations and available goalies. Season start & end dates as well as overall season length (number of games) may be subject to change before or during the season. Game schedules (days/times) and short notices may be unavoidable due to tournaments, high school games, and other unforeseen events. SP-Ice will do it's best to minimize these occurrences.


USA Hockey Membership Not Required

Starting with the summer OBHL C-Division season, USA Hockey membership is no longer required to play. While this change in requirements will save every skater ~$45 each year, it does eliminate a potential $5,000 supplemental injury insurance policy that USA Hockey provides it's members playing in USA Hockey–sanctioned games and events. With non-certified referees in the C-Division, it was unclear if anyone injured in a C-Division game would even be eligible for supplemental insurance (financial assistance needed as the result of an on-ice injury) as specified within the parameters of USA Hockey membership.

If you are still interested in obtaining supplemental insurance, please contact Matt Harms at the Harms Insurance Agency in Sun Prairie and he can discus alternate supplemental insurance options available.


Season Archive

Winter 2016-2017

Summer 2016

Winter-Spring 2016 (2 of 2)

Fall-Winter 2015-2016 (1 of 2)

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