Changes and Important Dates the WNHL Season for 2017-2018

Hello WNHL.

The GM’s and newly crowned Co-Commissioner Scott Macleod met a few weeks ago to discuss what are some the changes that could make the new season better. Here are some of them in no particular order……

  • Play the puck off the mesh for the sake of game flow during the regular season
  • Icing will be a blatant dump from before the blue line. The offending team will give the other up to the red line to restart play
  • Keep the four goalie rotation through out the entire regular season. At the end of the regular season the best team will get to select their goalie that they will keep for the entire playoffs and the championship game. Picking order will move down the standings from there.
  • All Playoff and championship games will have refs and timekeepers. Standard Rules Apply, blue line icing. 2 minute penalties
  • Playoff games will be 50 minute run time. Championship games will be 3 – 14 minute periods

Key Dates for the WNHL Season 2017-2018

August 1st 2017 – Early Bird Payment Free WNHL Free T-shirt deadline

August 18th – Jersey order deadline for the new season (see post below for details)

September 6th 2017 – WNHL Draft – Rex Hotel 8pm (Deadline for payment)

September 13th 2017 – WNHL Season Opener

November 15th 2017 – WNHL Christmas Classic Tournament Draft – Rex Hotel 8pm (attendance not required)

December 2nd – WNHL Christmas Classic – Welland Arena/Rex Hotel

February 21st – End of WNHL Regular Season

February 28th – Start of WNHL Playoffs

April 7th – WNHL Championship – Meridian Centre (subject to location due to possible ice dogs playoff game)

Any questions let me know,

Kelly Jones