SIAHL Women's League
Solar4America Ice is excited to announce the inaugural Women’s League in Fremont starting on Friday, October 6th. The league will take place on Friday nights in Fremont and will be geared towards intermediate and beginner level women hockey players with some playing experience. This is the first step in the Sharks goal to continue to grow women's hockey in the bay area and give women another league they can participate in a fun, safe and competitive environment.
"We are very excited to offer a women's only league as part of our hockey portfolio at Sharks Ice. We have the largest youth girls/women's program in the state and our game continues to grow, it only makes sense that offer this to our adult customers," said Vice President of Sharks Ice Jon Gustafson
The first rendition of the league will consist of 10 ice sessions (1 evaluation and 9 game slots). The first skate will be an evaluation skate and then players will then be divided by league management into 4 equal teams.
For more information including how to register please read through the League Details below.
***UPDATE 10/10: Format: Until we get to have enough players for 4 teams, we will run a 30 minute practice and warm-up session, followed by a 1.25 hour game/scrimmage. At first we will just divide the teams up randomly to create games and in a couple of weeks once we get more established we will start creating more of a formal game format and incorporate officials and scorekeepers. We have also extend the season an extra 3 weeks in January at no extra cost to those have already registered.
The Women's Adult League will play on Friday nights in Fremont at either 9:15 or 10:45pm
In an event of a conflict there may be an alternate night game scheduled in advance. A full season schedule will be released after the completion of the evaluation skate.
We currently plan on hosting a 10 session fall season, followed by a winter and then spring/summer season with games to be determined.
Each season is priced accordingly; please consult the current season flyer for more information.
Unlike the regular SIAHL coed adult leagues, teams in the Women's League are created by League Management. The first skate will be an evaluation skate where there is a light-hearted “Mixer/Evaluation Skate” where new players are evaluated. This is not a try-out but simply a means to create the best equity for all teams. It is possible that if we feel a player a player is not ready to compete at this level we may find another option for them to participate in another league. Generally, the teams will consist of 1 goalie and 15 skaters. The league will distribute a colored jersey to all paid players prior to the first scheduled game. Five days after the evaluation skate team assignments will be displayed online via the “team assignments” on the links below. We may solicit input of players actively involved in other women's leagues and organizations.
The League is geared towards Intermediate and Beginners who have some playing experience. It is not currently designed as an introductory to hockey league, but we look forward to in the future introducing more levels. If there are few stronger players, we will place them on separate teams to ensure equality and fun play for all involved.
All registration for the Women's League should be done via our online registration and payment system. Please consult the current season flyer, for exact registration information. It gives a point by point procedural policy for registration. Goalies should consult the league manager prior to registration as these spots are usually filled. No one under any circumstance can participate in thr women's league play until full payment is made and recorded by the league. All players must have USA Hockey insurance (available through USA Hockey) and SIAHL Online Waiver (see below).
All games will consist of a 4 minute warm-up and 3-15 minute stop time periods. In the event of a tie there will be a 3 player shootout.
As we approach the first game we will formalize the league rules in our SIAHL Rules and Regulations Page.