Team Captains Memo - 8/6/16


Bear with me...this one is long...but informative!

After having to rebuild a few teams that waited until the player registration deadline to let us know that their team didn't exist, we have finally restored the tournament back to the originally planned 30 Open and 6 Women's Teams!

Now that the majority of the players have registered, we have been able to rank the teams and split them into divisions for the tournament. In the interest of transparency, I intend to share with you just how we accomplish this. So, if you don't care...skip to the bottom to find your division ranking.

How It's Done - The best way we know how without holding tryouts...

  • Objective Player Rating - When a player registers for the event, they are asked a series of objective questions from the USA Hockey Adult Program Guide that we use to rank them on a scale from 1 to 31. The answers to these questions are factual and don't rely on players ranking their own skills. They answer the questions and we determine their ranking level based on the responses. We know that answering questions about playing history can never replace actually seeing a player skate, but it usually gets us pretty close. Combine those with the player's current Rink/Division/Team for comparison and we're left with a pretty good picture of the player. The questions that determine this rating are as follows:

  • Highest Youth Level Played?

  • Highest Adult Level Played?

  • Years of Adult Playing Experience?