Author: Kelly Jones

Zebras coming to the WNHL Zoo

In talking to the WNHL Leadership Command and many WNHL athletes in the bars and parking lots of the arenas. Many have noticed an increase in the speed and competitive nature of the games. And by no means is this a bad thing. It shows that skill levels, team play and effort on Wednesdays are all increasing. This really makes the self policing of the WNHL more difficult. To avoid any strains on relationships and keep the league as competitive and as fair as possible we are asking everyone to chip in an extra 25 bucks to include Refs and Timekeepers for an extra 5 weeks leading into the playoffs. This would mean the remaining January Games will be the same format as we had for entire season. Starting in February we will go with Refs, Timekeepers 3 13 minute periods with stop time the last two minutes. This would last until the end of the season.
The changes will mean no more puck off the mesh, more stops but an easier environment to know goals, penalties and icings. Please pay your GM’s this fee to make things easier for me. Also we need to respect our Refs and any verbal abuse of a ref will be 2 minute unsportsmanlike and at 2nd incident will be removal from the game.

We have one of the best beer leagues in Canada and I want to ensure that this carries on. Refs will change the dynamic of the game but we all still need to exhibit self control, understand a win isn’t the end all be all and that we play for many great Wednesdays, beers, wings, buds and pizza. The King Street Cup is ready for it’s next winner on April 11th.

Kelly Jones – Commissioner and 4th liner of the WNHL

WNHL Holiday Mayhem Tournament this Saturday

We are set for another WNHL 4 on 4 Mayhem Tournament. This is a quick little tourney that we have done twice this year. It keeps you on your toes with 13 minute games no whistles, no offsides and no icings. Can’t be celebrating goals or hanging out talking about how much you are in debt because of the Holidays. Below are the rules and the teams for this Saturday at the Welland Youth Arena from 10am to Noon. The winning team will receive 10 Cheeseburgers to their locker room at the end of the tournament.

Tournament Structure

  • All games will be 13 minute run time
  • No offside and no icings
  • Home teams start the game with the puck
  • On goalie covers and goals the offensive team needs to clear the zone before they re-engage with an opposing player. Keep in mind this is where the defensive player can jet a person out of zone for a breakout or breakway
  • All plays off the mesh are in play
  • Wins are worth 3 points, Ties 1 point, Head to Head is the first tiebreak, Goals for is the second tiebreak
  • Teams can pull the goalie whenever they see fit to break a tie to earn the fancy 3 points
  • No timeouts
  • No Refs so please keep it classy
  • If the Championship Game is tied after 13 minute. There will be a NHL Style Shootout to claim the winner of the WNHL Mayhem 4 on 4 tournament.
  Home Team Road Team
Game 1 Mistletoe Draggers  The Big Bulbs
Game 2 The Big Bulbs Santa’s Sacks
Game 3 Santa’s Sacks Mistletoe Draggers 
Game 4 The Big Bulbs Mistletoe Draggers 
Game 5 Santa’s Sacks The Big Bulbs
Game 6 Mistletoe Draggers  Santa’s Sacks
Game 7 Championship Game 1st vs 2nd

Mistletoe Draggers (Black Jerseys)

  1. Kevin Dyson
  2. Eryn Warden
  3. Matt Backshall
  4. Blair Boychuk
  5. Derek Demers
  6. Dryden
  7. Sean Boychuk
  8. Tyler Bradley
  9. Don (Bering’s Fam)

Goalie – Joel Szigattis

Big Bulbs

  1. Mike Law
  2. Dave (Bering’s Fam)
  3. Laro
  4. Habjan
  5. Chicken
  6. Woods
  7. Kev Wright
  8. Wareful
  9. Doyle

Goalie – Colin Nun

Santa’s Sacks

  1. Sharkey
  2. Jay Thom
  3. Aaron (Bering’s Fam)
  4. Jeff Beadle
  5. Bering
  6. Peter Nun
  7. Phil Demers
  8. Campbell
  9. Al Jones

Goalie – Zach Haist