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OBHL, D-Division Overview

Current Season

OBHL D 2020 Current sessions

Old Buzzard Hockey D League Site (topcheddar)

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

 


D-Division Rules

Note: D-Division follows C-Division rules and guidelines with the following addenda:

D-Division recognizes D-Division veterans first for veteran preference in rostering.  C-Division and Core Skills Clinic veterans are given preference over non-OBHL vets.  The D-Division board may recommend players register at a higher or lower division, based on skill and competitiveness.

Mentor players in D-Division are defined as players with a rating of 6 or higher (OBHL uses the same rating scale as C-Division).  Mentor players are expected to serve as leaders and play facilitators.  They are limited to one goal per game. 


D-Division Contacts

Ryan Lutzen

OBHL D-Division Commissioner

Jeff Vincent

OBHL D-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

 

 

** as compared to other players rated at the same level as well as to the overall talent level of each division and the OBHL as a whole.


Division Registration Details

Skill level: Slow Puck

For adult skaters wishing to enjoy hockey at a slower pace, newer players wishing to build their skills in a supportive environment and experienced players who enjoy mentoring others.  Players registering for D Division should have some hockey experience and should be able to skate and stop competently.  No instruction is provided in D Division.  Players with limited hockey experience or who are novice skaters should register for the Core Skills Clinic.

Games
  • Primarily Monday nights ** (Fall-Winter-Spring)
  • Primarily Monday nights ** (Summer)
Seasons
  • Fall-Winter-Spring Season Length: 26 weeks ** (mid-Oct through May)
  • Summer Season Length: 16 weeks ** (mid-May through Oct)
Division Capacity
  • 13 players per team max
  • 6 teams ** (Fall-Winter-Spring)
  • 4-6 teams ** (Summer)

** 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.


Season Archive

Winter 2016-2017

Summer 2016

Winter-Spring 2016 (2 of 2)

Fall-Winter 2015-2016 (1 of 2)

Summer 2015

Winter 2014-2015