Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I not on the draft list? If you are a returning player, you won’t show as "Draft" until we have received and processed your registration and payment.  If you have sent payment recently, please check back or email us. You must be registered and paid by the deadline to be included in the draft. Otherwise you may be placed on a waiting list.  All new players are "Pending" until we identify availability.

When and where is the draft?

See Updates on front page

When is our first game?

Please see schedule

Did you get my online registration?

If you were taken to the confirmation page, then we have received it.  You can also click on your Account and there will be a red ticket with this season's registration there if you are registered.  If you are a returning player and we have received your payment, you will be listed as "DRAFT".  If we have not received your payment, or you are a new player you will be "PENDING". New players will be placed on the waiting list until we identify there is a spot for you and we receive your payment.  New players are not able to pay online.  Only returning players are able to pay online. Payment Terms:  If you cancel before the Draft, you’ll get a full refund.  If you cancel between the Draft and Christmas – half back.  No refunds after Christmas.

Did you receive my comments on my registration form?

Comments are listed under the ‘Notes’ area

What times are the games?

Men Open – Wednesday Nights, 9 – 11 pm - Stouffville Arena - Pads A & B Men Over 35 – Sunday Mornings, 7 – 11 am – Clippers Complex - Pads 1 & 2 Men Over 50 – Sunday Mornings, 7 – 11 am – Clippers Complex - Pads 1 & 2 Women Open – Sunday Nights, 8-10pm – Clippers Complex - Pads 1 & 2 Women Competitive – Tuesday nights 8-11pm – Clippers Complex - Pads 1 & 2 Women Over 40 – Tuesday nights 8-11pm – Clippers Complex - Pads 1 & 2 Women Shinny - Saturday nights 8:30pm-10pm - Clippers Complex - Pad 2

When will next season’s registration open?

Online winter registration is available usually by March.  Online summer registration is available usually in February. Returning players are guaranteed their spot as long as they register and submit payment by the deadline. After that, people on the waiting list are given spots based on availability.

What is the difference between the divisions?

MEN'S Divisions - Wednesday Night Open is the fastest men's hockey in Stouffville.  Sunday Morning hockey is available in two divisions:  Over 35 and Over 50. WOMEN'S Divisions - Tuesday Night Competitive is the fastest women’s hockey in Stouffville – this is for A and B 
players who want to push their skills to the next level with players of similar or higher ability. Tuesday Night Over 40 is for any women over the age of 40 who want to play. All abilities are 

  Sunday Night Open is where women of all ages and abilities play together but generally the skill level is between Tues Competitive and Tues Over 40.

What equipment do I need to play?

Equipment required to play.
  • Stick
  • Helmet with full face mask or shield
  • Neck Guard
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Jill
  • Pants
  • Shin Pads
  • Skates
  • Mouth Guard (optional but recommended for prevention of concussions)

What is the difference between the pending list, draft list and waiting list?

If you are listed as PENDING > you are a returning player and we have NOT received your payment as of the most recent payment processing. If we don’t have your payment in hand by the deadline, you won’t be guaranteed placement in the draft ahead of any new players. > You are a new player and we may have received your payment but you are on a WAITING list to be placed based on availability. If you are listed on the DRAFT LIST > you are a returning and/or new player and we have received your registration and payment for the upcoming season and will be drafted onto a team. If you feel you’ve been placed on the wrong list, please email us asap with your concerns

The Nitty Gritty

Returning SAHL players must register and pay by the deadline to be included in the DRAFT. Any new players to the SAHL who have registered and paid will be placed on a WAITING LIST and will be included in the DRAFT on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability after the deadline. Playing this season does not automatically register you for next season. You must register for each season and each division. Receipt of registration and payment does not automatically ensure placement on a team. Fees will apply to placed players who quit after the Draft.