NCWHL Banner @ Ice Oasis SM

The NCWHL banner at Ice Oasis San Mateo was installed after the Friday night game on June 14, 2019. Installation began close to midnight as a group of skaters stayed after to watch.

IMG_1958Each panel measures 4 feet wide and 6 feet high. It was printed and installed by our friends at SF Sign City. Installation took just under 2 hours.


 

NCWHL Visits Girls Garage

The Girls Garage invited NCWHL out this past weekend for a tour of their space and taught screen printing to League members who participated. As you may recall, the NCWHL held a donation drive for Girls Garage over the 2018 holiday season. Many of our League members were eager to help out and did so with monetary and supply donations. We invited the Girls Garage founders to come out to our General Meeting in April 2019 and share their inspirational stories. Check out their website for more info about the incredible programs they offer to empower young Bay Area girls and see how you can help. We are looking forward to working with this amazing organization again in the future!

About Girls Garage >


 

Invitational News: Raffle/Auction Update!

Sign Up to Play

There’s still time to sign up to play as a free agent in the first ever NCWHL Invitational Tournament on June 21-23. The tentative schedule has games running from 6pm Friday night to 6pm Sunday. The registration link can be found here: http://ncwhl.com/ncwhl-invitational-2019/ We are especially in need of BLUE skaters and are accepting tournament buddies, so bring a friend!

Even if you can’t play, please plan on dropping by on Saturday to participate in our raffle/auction or volunteering for the event. Contact Eula at ncwhl.invitational@gmail.com to help or with any other questions.


Raffle/Auction Update

image1One of the amazing auction items we have is a game used stick signed by Team USA’s Kelli Stack. This stick saw action during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. It includes a personalized message supporting women’s hockey. A huge thank you to Terri Yu for this incredible donation!

unnamedOne of our raffle baskets has the jersey & pucks below (Thank you to Terri Yu for these donations, as well!):

  • Calgary Inferno (CWHL) “You Can Play” game-worn jersey, worn and signed by#20 Kennedy Brown
  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL) game puck, signed by #28 Amanda Kessel, 2014 and 2018 Team USA Olympian
  • Boston Pride (NWHL) puck, signed by #22 Haley Skarupa, 2018 Team USA Olympian
  • Boston Pride (NWHL) puck, signed by #16 Amanda Pelkey, 2018 Team USA Olympian

Need Donations For More Baskets

We’d love to make a few more baskets! Here’s where you can help.
We currently have the following themes:

  • USA Hockey
  • Hamilton
  • Spa
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • NCWHL
  • Ghostwood Brewery

If you can help by donating items for the following themes, you would be helping us raise even more money for BAYS!

  • Movies (Tickets, popcorn, DVDs, Candy, etc.)
  • Coffee (Coffee Beans, Mugs, Coasters, French Press, etc.)
  • Wine (Bottles of Wine, Glasses, Stoppers, Corks, Wine Charms, etc.)

Feel free to direct any questions to Eula at ncwhl.invitational@gmail.com


 

Code of Responsibility & Progressive Suspension

This season, the Board of the NCWHL has updated policies surrounding penalties and supplemental disciplinary action.

  • We added a Progressive Suspension Policy.  Learn More >
  • We amended our rules to include that any penalty other than a minor will result in a game misconduct.  Learn More >
  • We added the NCWHL Code of Responsibility.  Learn More >

Progressive Suspension Policy

For violations of the NCWHL Code of Responsibility, players are subject to League discipline as summarized below:

  • First offense: warning
  • Second offense: one game suspension
  • Third offense: three game suspension
  • Additional offense: expulsion

For particularly egregious violations, the Board reserves the right to employ stricter discipline than the above progression dictates. These violations, whether penalized on-ice or not, are subject to interpretation by the League’s governing body, as outlined by USA Hockey Rules.

This progression written to address those players who habitually ignore issued warnings to adjust their gameplay to that which is acceptable in our League and as a result, put other players in dangerous situations. In the past, these players have received numerous warnings; some received a suspension on the first offense. By offense, we are referring to anything which may or may not have been penalized on-ice. We needed a policy that was clear-cut on what the repercussions are when you don’t play the way this League was intended to play.


NCWHL Code of Responsibility

(AKA, the way we expect players to conduct themselves during game situations)

Players are responsible not only for their actions on the ice, but also for being aware of the other players on the ice and being able to act in a responsible manner for the safety of all players.

Repeated violations of the standard of play in the NCWHL will be reviewed by the Board and could be subject to suspension. Repeated violations after suspensions and additional Board review could result in expulsion from the NCWHL.


Message from the VP:

The Breakdown: What this really means has 2 parts. First, there is a responsibility on the part of the player initiating the play. You are responsible for how you play and whether your actions are intimidating or aggressive. If you are going for a puck and there are 9 players in between you and the puck, it might not be a great idea to plow through them all just to get to the puck. If you are still learning how to stop, don’t use other players as your cushion. Skate with your head up so you don’t run into other players accidentally (which is really a good hockey play anyway – the skating with your head up thing). It really doesn’t matter if you get a penalty on the play or not. You are still responsible for how you play.

The second part to this Code is the receiving end of the play. When you have a player on the ice with you that is known to use other players as bowling pins, try to avoid putting yourself in a vulnerable position when they are on the ice with you. When you see someone bearing down on you and you know they don’t like to (or can’t) stop, try not to turn your back to them and skate out of their path to protect yourself. We fully recognize that the onus should be on those players to address dangerous playing styles, but we all need to learn to protect ourselves because while checking is not allowed in our League, we are all still knowingly engaged in a physical, contact sport.

As players in this League, we should all value each other and recognize that we all need to go to work the next day with all our body parts functioning. This is in our waivers when you sign up to play. When you agree to play in the NCWHL, you agree to respect all players on the ice, including yourself.