Author: Kelly Jones

Important Dates for 2019-2020 Season

As summer is shining on a great Long Weekend in Welland the anticipation of the WNHL Inaugural 6-Pack season is in the back of the minds of 84 athletes. Wondering if they will be King Street Cup Champions for the 2019-2020 Season. Here are some key dates and information for the upcoming WNHL Season so you can keep your schedule clear, wives informed and start building excitement for this season.

August 14th – Prospects Game and GM Interviews 7pm – Peter Pipers for GM Interviews in the basement. Each GM will get a one minute meeting with each new player to learn everything about them in a speed dating format. Prospects Game 9pm Pelham Arena Team Macleod vs. Team Jones. Come cheer on your favorite new WNHL Prospect and inform the already confused GM’s on player performance.

August 21st – WNHL Off-Ice Combine – Notre Dame Football Field – 7pm – All WNHL Athletes are invited to the first WNHL Off-Ice Combine. Give GM’s a peek at your athletic ability or need for beer-ability. Brett Forsey Personal Trainer will have ropes, agility ladders, speed burst challenges and much more. Please RSVP if you want to Attend. Swim after at my place.

September 4th 2019 – WNHL Draft – Rex Hotel 7pm (Napoli Room) – Free Food, Cash Bar and meet the GM that is smart enough or dumb enough to draft you.

September 11th 2019 – Season Opener – Full Schedule to be released shortly

December 7th 2019 – WNHL Christmas Classic – Welland Youth Arean 2pm to ??? – For the new athletes this is our charity tournament. We create new teams for a four team battle at the Youth Arena. Attendance is optional and it is not part of the regular WNHL Season but always good time. More information to come.

March 11th – WNHL Playoffs Begin – the Rankings in the Regular Season will dictate the draft order for the Goalie Selection. This will be goalie that is on your team for playoff battle to King Street Cup.

April 11th – WNHL Championship – Meridian Centre (Unless bumped by the Ice Dogs) – All six teams will play but only two will have the chance to play for the King Street Cup. Pre-drink at the Rex Hotel, Bus to the Meridian and Buffet back at the Rex Hotel for the WNHL Award Season.

April 15th – WNHL Spring Hockey Pick up at the Pelham Arena – $15 for ice each week or $20 for Ice and Beer each week. Very casual and a lot of fun. Runs until the end of June. We will also be bringing back the WNHL Mayhem 4 on 4 Tournament in the Spring.

WNHL BBQ Saturday July 13th

A yearly tradition that makes Christmas Day seem like a trip to the corner store, the WNHL BBQ is back on Saturday July 13th at Wood’s the Place. The good times start at 2pm Eastern Standard Time. Bring some beers, swim trunks and the kids (for the early part). We will have Kan Jam, Spike Ball, and other activities. We will also be spinning the balls in the barrel for the Draft Order for the WNHL 2019-2020 Season. Dinner will be provided by the Chefs of the WNHL. Always a good time please RSVP with me ASAP!

The Second WNHL Mayhem is Here!

Wednesday July 3rd 2019 – 8pm to 10pm

Gale Centre Arena – Niagara Falls – Rink #4

Games Schedule

  Home Team Road Team
Game 1 Daredevils Gamblers
Game 2 Gamblers Hydro-Pros
Game 3 Hydro-Pros Daredevils
Game 4 Daredevils Gamblers
Game 5 Gamblers Hydro-Pros
Game 6 Hydro-Pros Daredevils
Game 7 Championship Game (Top 2 Teams) Championship Game (Top 2 Teams)

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. Keep in mind this is where the defensive person can jet a person out of zone for a breakout
  • All plays off the mesh are in play
  • Wins are worth 2 points, Ties 1 point, Head to Head is the first tiebreak, Goals for is the second tiebreak
  • 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
  • Winning Team gets Free Pizza at the end of the tournament delivered to their locker room

Daredevils – Black

Goalie – Haist

  1. Willard
  2. CBoz
  3. Jon Campbell
  4. Chicken (New WNHL Recruit)
  5. Strohawk
  6. Gavin
  7. Dyson
  8. St.Pierre

Gamblers – White

Goalie – Young

  1. Woods
  2. Podio
  3. Brandon (Alain’s buddy)
  4. Oost
  5. Laro
  6. Warden
  7. Alain
  8. Chad
  9. Hendricks

Hydro-Pros – Orange

Goalie – Joel

  1. Norm Dent (Kelly’s work buddy)
  2. Foster
  3. Mike Watson (New WNHL Recruit)
  4. Baz
  5. Kelly Jones
  6. Crum
  7. Eric Dyson (WNHL New Recruit)
  8. John Harvey (WNHL New Recruit)
  9. Beadle