LBYHs mission includes the following:
Provide a safe, healthy and fun environment in which to learn the game of hockey.
Offer boys and girls the opportunity to participate and play hockey in a manner that fosters sportsmanship and fair play through
In-House Hockey Program Description 2020-2021 Season
A number of changes that were implemented in the last few seasons will continue for the upcoming season, many of which made the In-House program more exciting and engaging, especially for our younger players. A smaller game format will be employed, which enables players to touch and carry the puck more. This format also encourages players to remain active during their entire shift since they are more likely to be near the puck. These changes also comply with guidelines from the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM), which aims to better develop skills in younger players.
The following summary contains specifics about the In-House program LBYH is able to offer for the 2020-2021 season:
Games will be played using half of the full size rink surface. All regular season games will take place on Friday evenings between 5pm and 8pm at the Edge Sports Center of Bedford. The ice is split in two by a special divider for the rink with curved boards facing each half-rink. Each half rink will have a referee and timekeeper. There will be no off sides or icing, but rules are otherwise the same.
Each team will be comprised of 10 players, with each placed on 1 of 3 lines according to ability. Each line competes in 3v3 format, with one person playing goalie each week.
The In-House program will not include practices during the 2020-2021 season.
Players enrolled in an LBYH travel team will be able to participate. Players exclusively on a travel or club hockey team outside of LBYH cannot play In-House. Participation is restricted to players in birth years 2010 - 2015.
Note: Due to Covid-19, LBYH is forced to limit participation to 120 players. Registration priority will be given to birth years 2012-2015. Registration for 2010-2011 birth years will open if there is space available.
The 2020-2021 In-House season will be played early December through the middle of February.
There may be up to 12 teams in the league depending on the number of players. There are three lines on each team that are arranged based on player age and ability. The more experienced players from one team will play against the more experienced players from another team. Likewise for the less experienced or skilled players.
When creating teams, LBYH attempts to place siblings on the same team. ‘Buzzer hockey’ is played with shifts lasting about 90 seconds each, ensuring that all players get equal playing time.
Players are given a team shirt, which is theirs to keep.
The league provides goaltending equipment for each team, which is made available for any player who chooses to play that position. Referees and a timekeeper are provided for each game.
All players are required to have a valid USA Hockey registration. You can obtain a valid USA Hockey registration at https://membership.usahockey.com/. There is a $46 fee for a USA Hockey registration.
The price of In-House will be $200 this season.
It is STRONGLY recommended that players have some skating experience (either having taken the Hayden Learn to Skate or Learn to Play Hockey clinic through LBYH) before the start of the In-House season.
Parents with questions or concerns should feel free to contact the In-House coordinator (
) or any LBYH Board members before registering players.
As always, LBYH In-House League is all about having fun. Good sportsmanship, fair play, and having fun are emphasized.