Summer Hockey Leagues Looking for Players

Summer time is a great time to get together with friends, have a few beers, and play your favorite sport without having too much pressure. Softball, basketball, and wiffle ball are all fun sports, but why not go and hang out in an ice-cold rink and play the best sport in the world. Summer hockey leagues are the best way to stay in shape, keep cool, and have a good time with your friends.
One of the best places around to find someone to play with, is The Rinks at Exeter, located in Exeter, NH. They have a number of great leagues and competition never ceases, as there are games of every caliber almost every night.
They recently announced a new type of league where they play 3 on 3 instead of the traditional 5 on 5. This allows for more open ice and gives players more opportunity to get more ice time and exercise. They have openings now for teams through June, so head over to their website and check them out. You won’t be disappointed. Teams from all over New Hampshire show up in Exeter for competitive hockey. Grab a few buddies and you have a team.
The Rinks at Exeter also have two men’s leagues where anyone 16 and up can play. Last year that had an A’ and a less competitive B’ league. The A’ will normally have 8 teams or so, with a number of ex-professional players heading up the teams. The season usually runs all summer and players who can pay for the $250 are usually guaranteed a 16 game schedule plus at least one playoff game. The winners of the playoffs get great t-shirts and a trophy that is displayed at the rink.
The B’ league is for players that are a little less experienced, but still have that desire to play competitive hockey and get some exercise. Last year there were 15 teams including teams from Exeter and as far away as Concord and Manchester. That means plenty of games and lots of ice time. Players of any level can sign up for B’ league and are sure to spend plenty of time on the ice. Seasons usually start in May and go through August.
The highlight of the rec. hockey leagues has to be the Granite Cup at the end of the summer. For $750, you and as many friends as you like can put a team together and play for the distinctive title of being the best rec. team in New England as teams from Boston, Providence, and Portland all show up. It’s a guaranteed 3 game tournament, and the winners can have as many as 3 more playoff games. It usually brings out the best players in the state, but like the summer leagues, there is a B’ level for the less experienced players. An added bonus is the Red Hook Beer tent that is set up outside and provides thirsty players with all the free beer that they can handle! Red Hook ships over kegs from Portsmouth and keeps every one happy with ice cold beer all weekend.
The Rinks at Exeter is a great place to join a rec. hockey league and get into shape while hanging out with some of your buddies. Check them out at, or give them a call at 603-775-7423.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− 1 = one