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Greater Boston Hockey Draft League

Greater Boston Hockey Draft League

Thursday Upper Division

Winter 2019

Don't miss out on the Fun! Register Today!

Draft League Information

This is a Draft League. In Draft Leagues all players register as individuals, rather than registering an entire team.  Players volunteer to be captains, and then select their teams from the pool of registered players. We closely track player statistics, and offer an evaluation skate for new players, providing captains with as much information as possible for them to draft their teams.

This format allows for league-wide parity -- every team should have a comparable group of players -- and is a great way to meet other players in the area, making it perfect for anyone new to Boston. Rosters turn over every season with the draft, so your former teammates will be future opponents, adding to the competition while cutting down on the chippy or dirty play that is widespread in other leagues.

The evaluation skate and draft will be held one week before the season starts (exact dates and times below). All registered players are welcome to attend the draft to meet the other players and watch as the teams are selected.

We are offering both Upper (B Level) and Lower (C-D Level) leagues. This is the info page for the Upper Level League. To check out the Lower Level League, click here.

League Locations & Game Times

  • Veterans Memorial Rink 570 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA 02143

  • Ryan Arena - 1 Paramount Pl, Watertown MA​

  • Warrior Ice Arena - 90 Guest St, Brighton MA

    • ​Note:  This rink will only be used if we get overwhelming interest

  • May also use other rinks in the Greater Boston Area as needed.

Game times: 9:30pm and 10:30pm Thursdays in Somerville, 10:10pm Thursdays in Watertown. Times will rotate

League Dates

Evaluation/Warm-Up Skate:

  • Winter 2019: Tuesday January 8th @ Watertown Rink at 10:10pm.

Draft Party:

  • Winter 2019: Will be held at Miller's Ale House in Watertown on Thursday January 10th @ 7:00 pm

Regular Season:

  • Winter 2019: Thursday January 17th - Thursday April 4th (12 Games)

Playoffs: 

  • Winter 2019: April 11th and 18th
  • Top 4 teams make the playoffs. Non-playoff teams will have a consolation game.
  • Single elimination
  • Crossover Championship Game with Mon/Tues Division

Evaluation/Warm-up Game Info

Winter 2019: Tuesday January 8th 2019 @ Watertown Rink at 10:10pm.

Note #1: You must be signed up for the league to play in the evaluation game.

Note #2: Evaluation game is required for new players. It is not open to returning players.

League Fees

  • Individual Player:  $300
    • ​Breakdown:  $21-22 per game based on 13 game min and 14 game max
    • Scheduled Payments:  Available for those players who need them at a 10% increased fee, payable in installments. This is a different registration than the standard player registration. For players registered under scheduled payments, your card on file will be automatically charged for each payment on the due date of the payment.
  • Individual Goalie:  $25

Discounts

NEW!! Early Bird Raffle

Players that have registered and paid in full for a Draft league by December 14th will be entered in for a raffle to win a free All Black Hockey Stick of their choice (An $89 value).  Goalies Excluded.

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Multi-League Discount

  • $50 multi league discount for players who register for both the Mon/Tues and Wed/Thurs Upper Division GBHL Draft Leagues in the same season

Important Note About Discounts

In order to qualify for any of these discounts, you must email info@mahockeyleague before registering. You then must pay in full when you register for both leagues. If you don't pay in full, the discount will be removed from your account. There will be NO refunds for the league if you use any of these discounts and NO exceptions.

Registration Links

Limited number of Individual Spots - Don't Wait to Register!!

Skater Registration

Goalie Registration

  • Currently full - Any new registrants will be added to the waitlist

Interested in the Monday/Tuesday Draft League too?  We offer a $50 multi-league discount!

  • Please email   to register for a second league and receive the discount.
  • Click Here for full Monday/Tuesday League details.

Additional League Info

  • This is a Co-ed Adult League (18+)
  • Maximum of 10-12 players per team
  • This is a half season league 
  • Trophies and Prizes to Championship Team
  • MVP and MVG Awards
  • Referee, Standings and Individual Stats
  • 50 Minute Games. Three 15 minute running time games
  • ​Draft League FAQ's
  • Fun, Clean, Competitive Hockey at a Great Value!