Ranking Descriptions

Player rankings are only used for tournament teams. More information on ranking procedures

(D): This player is a beginner in the truest sense of the word.  They began playing the game as an adult and have only 1-5 years of playing experience. The basic skills of the game, i.e. skating, shooting, and passing are the main focus of their development.

(D+): This player may have 3 or more years of playing experience mainly as an adult. They show improvement and comfort with the basic skills of the game.  Forward skating has improved, but transitions are still uncomfortable, i.e. cross-overs and pivoting from forward skating to backward skating.  This player has some ability to skate backwards.  

(C/D): They have played some adult recreational hockey and some youth hockey up to the Bantam house/non-competitive level.  Stickhandling and shooting skills are still developing. Skills in transitional hockey (breaking out, offensive and defensive transitions) are still developing.

(C): Experienced adult recreational player and played competitive youth hockey up to midget or high school. All core hockey skills have developed to a competitive level. Players have a solid understanding of positional hockey. Forward and backward skating skills are strong with good maneuverability and transition. Some of these players may be older players interested in playing in a consistent manner appropriate for tournament play.

(B & Above): This player is an advanced level adult player with high level hockey skills.  They also have a high understanding of team play, positioning, power plays, penalty kills, and all rules of the game. They may have played at the high school varsity level in a strong hockey state or college hockey.

Player Ranking Form

If a level is set for any tournament team, you must submit a player ranking to be considered. You are only required to submit a ranking annually.

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Player Ranking Information

Purpose of Rankings

  • Tournament Teams.
  • To provide equality, fun, competitiveness, safety, and the overall best hockey experience to all members.
  • To be inclusive not exclusive.

BPH Tournament Ranking Procedure

  • When the BPH Board sets a level for a tournament team, the ranking system will be employed.
  • Rankings will be B, C, D+, or D. See below.
  • All players interested in playing in Tournaments will rank themselves B, C, C/D, D+, or D using the descriptions below and submit the ranking to the board.
  • The On-Ice-Committee shall serve as the Ranking and Appeals Committee.
  • The On-Ice-Committee shall review the self-reported rankings for accuracy using the the On-Ice-Committee's best collective judgment.  The On-Ice-Committee's rank for each player shall be maintained in a database that can be viewed upon request of a BPH board member.  If there is a difference between the self-reported rank and the On-Ice-Committee's rank, the On-Ice-Committee will speak to that player in the best manner possible keeping in mind the purposes of rankings. Once that discussion occurs, the On-Ice-Committee's rank will control unless the player appeals.
  • Any player may appeal the On-Ice-Committee's rank to a quorum of the Board, which will consider the appeal, provide the player an opportunity to be heard, and will then render its decision as an appropriate rank. The Board's decision shall control.
  • Rankings shall be updated by each player and the On-Ice-Committee once a year.
  • Any player may request that the On-Ice-Committee review their ranking at any time.