From “the Comish”

Welcome back to the 33rd edition of the NOHL hockey season!

This season, we are changing it up a bit as many of our players know, and running a trial, Ionger, season, “mixing it up” ( joint season) with the 8 team NOGL (Newmarket Old Guys Hockey League). Ultimately if this goes well, the end game is to have a full-on expansion and amalgamation…. we will wait and see!

Our leagues finances are in good shape with a healthy contingency fund in case of league emergencies or player tragedies.
Penalties down! Our penalty Minutes (with emphasis on major penalties) have steadily declined over the last 4 seasons… this is a good thing! As our players realize that we all have to go to work the next day.

Although we are a 35-50 non contact no slap shot league, we realize we have the opportunity to welcome new residents of our community to local “beer league hockey” (minus the beer in the dressing room) at almost any age. Be it 35-50 / 50/60 or 70 Plus… If someone comes to us before the season’s first puck drop (mid Sept), we have created a “feeder system” to all aged leagues in Newmarket/ Aurora. If you are interested in playing/ joining a team as a “free agent”, feel free to contact us (see info below ).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at

Have a great hockey season all, and remember, we all have to go to work in the morning…

Shoot the Puck!
Michael Smith
The Prez, NOHL