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07-22-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bluedevil58 View Post
Is this league contact or non-contact? Also, is there tryouts or can you literally put on some gear, pay, and join a team? I haven't laced up in 10 years. I used to play at the Hillsborough sportplex.
I don't know any specifics about adult hockey in Raleigh, but the vast majority of adult leagues are non-contact. But that doesn't mean there's no contact at all. A lot of players will try to bump you off the puck in puck battles along the boards, there's just no open ice checking or big hits near the boards. Most leagues have sign-ups for various skill levels. Usually it goes D (novice - for players completely new to hockey), C (beginner - for players with some sort of hockey experience), B (intermediate - usually for players who have played hockey for several years), and A (usually reserved for players who have played some type of semi-pro or pro hockey before, anywhere from college club hockey to former NHLers).

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