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11-28-2009, 10:03 AM
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OT: Ball Hockey League

MiDEK Ball Hockley League is looking for players for a Sunday morning league.
We current play Sunday mornings at Livonia Rec Center from 10 a.m. to noon. But we're losing a bunch of players next season as the league moves to a 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot.

Livonia Rec Center has a nice rink with an "active court" floor, boards etc. It's about 40 feet shorter than most rinks, so to compensate, we play 4-on-4.

In ball hockey, we run around in running shoes, whacking at an orange street hockey ball. It's great exercise and great fun.

Equipment is not necessary (unless you are in goal. But most wear shin pads and gloves. We do have one player who uses a helmet.

For the most part, we're a league full of guys in their 30s and 40s. We are a no-hitting league, but there is some pushing and shoving and work along the boards and in front of the net.

Cost is about $650 for a 10-game season plus playoffs. Usually, each team has 8 guys and a goalie, so the cost is about $70 a player.

For more information, visit www.midek.org.

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Sounds fun

Good luck.

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Do the games typically last the full two hours? I'd be up for it, but I go to church around 9:30. When do you switch to the earlier start?

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MiDEK Ball Hockley League is looking for players for a Sunday morning league.
We current play Sunday mornings at Livonia Rec Center from 10 a.m. to noon. But we're losing a bunch of players next season as the league moves to a 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot.

Livonia Rec Center has a nice rink with an "active court" floor, boards etc. It's about 40 feet shorter than most rinks, so to compensate, we play 4-on-4.

In ball hockey, we run around in running shoes, whacking at an orange street hockey ball. It's great exercise and great fun.

Equipment is not necessary (unless you are in goal. But most wear shin pads and gloves. We do have one player who uses a helmet.

For the most part, we're a league full of guys in their 30s and 40s. We are a no-hitting league, but there is some pushing and shoving and work along the boards and in front of the net.

Cost is about $650 for a 10-game season plus playoffs. Usually, each team has 8 guys and a goalie, so the cost is about $70 a player.

For more information, visit www.midek.org.
Wish i knew about this 2 years ago when I lived in Livonia, oh well. Sounds like fun but I don't think I'm driving 45 mintues to Livonia to play, darn.

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This sounds absolutely awesome. You guys just play in shoes and run around? I'm 20 though... would that be an issue or no?

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yea i'm 24 and my brother is 17 would that be a problem?

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Games are three 15 minute periods. About an hour. Going two lines, four-on-four, you can really get a good run in.
We'll go 7 to 9 in January ... like the third weekend.

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We'd love to get some young guys in there. Too many of us old guys are getting hip replacements and there won't be enough of us to play in a couple years.
Back in the old days, we had 5 leagues with 4 to 6 teams in each league.

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Wish i knew about this 2 years ago when I lived in Livonia, oh well. Sounds like fun but I don't think I'm driving 45 mintues to Livonia to play, darn.
Lots of us drive 40 minutes.
A bunch of us played in the Windsor league last fall. For me, considering I work in Lenawee County, that meant 90 minute drives, plus a border wait.
Only to get slaughtered.

I was proud of myself though, because at 37 years old, i made some dude who is supposed to be an Islanders prospect look like an idiot.

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Sounds like fun, I'm in. But is it ok if I just wear shoes and a jock strap. Clothes restrict my movement and I play much better.

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Wish I could afford the $70..... :/

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Wish I could afford the $70..... :/
Hate to be a pig, but no girls allowed!
They make me feel funny in the corners!

Seriously, though. I remember this one dude in one of my old leagues brought out his girlfriend all the time. Nobody knew what to do. It was a weird scene, all the way around.
Then, in another league, there was this girl who was practically a guy. She was a hunter and probably benched more than me. Nobody minded roughing her up in the corners because if you didn't get her, she was gonna get you.
I remember, in one game, I was winding up for a slapshot, and she refused to get out of the way, so I let it rip just as she turned around.
She had a giant welt on her back, which she bragged about for a week.
Crazy broad.

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