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09-12-2006, 05:15 PM
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Hockey North America??

Has anyone played in one of their leagues? Curious. I am a lower level player and would like to play in a league. Played pickup for a few years while taking skating lessons and would now like to try some league play. They have a league for 400 bucks which I can handle,but you must buy your jersey seperate for 200?!! They said it is an authentic jersey,but frankly I could care less. I can't just play with a cheaper iron on or something? Anyone else run into this or any comments on how HNA runs their leagues would be appreciated.

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09-12-2006, 05:56 PM
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I just finished one of HNA's Beginner's hockey classes and am thinking about signing up for their leagues. From what I've read in their brochures they want you to buy a whole uniform so your team all matches. You get a home and away jersey plus two practice jerseys. Plus your helmet and pants should match your teammates so you might have to replace those. Skates and gloves can be any color. I only saw it stated as an estimate, though, of the total cost for a new player to buy all his gear.

Here's an excerpt from their brochure.
For budgeting purposes, a new player can expect to spend at least $300-400 US for League and individual new equipment costs, which include practice jersey,
formal jersey, stockings, gloves, helmet, cage mask (required for Beginner Level), shin guards, shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants, cup, garters and suspenders.
In many cities, there is used equipment available both through pro-shops and ice rink bulletin boards. You may be able to lower your cost substantially in this
way. Be sure to have all of your gear by session eight (or sooner) in order to be fully outfitted for your first game. The League requires matching uniforms, so be sure to buy the right color pants for your uniform. Any color of gloves may be used in the League.

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09-13-2006, 01:10 PM
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you can also check out their website and find your local league.


looks like they are pretty serious about matching uniforms.

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I did their beginner school (HNA) up in Boston. They are realllllllllly strict about the jerseys there. Everyone needs Home and Away. Names need to be on the back, need to have numbers on the back and the side, need to have matching socks.

They also really push the jerseys from this one company, JONCO, which I'm guessing is probably a sister company of some sort, because their jerseys are of really poor quality and very expensive ($120 for 1 game jersey, 1 practice jersey, and 2 pairs of socks).

I also found the league to be very expensive. Its $415 per player to register, and the league reserves the right to fill open slots on the team up to 17 players. In comparison, on the new team I play on this winter, its $300, and we only have 13 players on the roster.

The only advantage I can think of to HNA is that its very beginner friendly and that's kind of who they market themselves to.

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09-20-2006, 05:20 PM
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I recall looking into this league a few years ago, and their whole dressup thing is really silly. WHo cares what you wear, as long as you can tell teammates from opponents. Sounds like a ripoff, but if it's your only option for a functioning rec league, then I guess you have no choice. But I'd definitely hunt around for something else, where the actual hockey matters, not how you dress.

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