Two Player Rule
Two Player and League The Chicago United Hockey League (“CUHL”) has as a core objective to encourage and protect community-based Mite hockey, as well as to prevent recruiting.
Two Player Rule FAQ's
Q. Our Club was not a member of CUHL last season and we lost players to a Club that was a member. Can those players return to our Club?
A. Yes. Players who were in your program or were in your Club’s traditional feeder system can always return to their original Club.
Q. If such players return to our Club, do they count against the 2 player limit?
A. No, returning players do not count against the 2 new player limit.
Q. We have players coming over from a Club that was not a member of CUHL last season. Do those players count against the 2 new player limit?
A. Yes. The focus is not on where players were last season. In order to roster a player under our Rule, you must be able to show that the player was previously on one of your Travel (or House League) teams or had played in a developmental or learn-to-skate program that traditionally has been a source of Mite players for your Club.
Q. We get players from a feeder program that also feeds another Club. Who can roster those players?
A. Either Club. Feeder programs need not be exclusive. So long as you can demonstrate that you traditionally or historically get your Travel players from a particular Fall season feeder program, then you can roster players from that feeder program without having them count against the 2 player limit.
Q. A neighboring Club will not have a Mite team this season. Where can those players be rostered?
A. If a Club no longer offers Mite travel hockey, players from that program can be on any Club’s roster without those players counting against the 2 player limit.
Q. What are the consequences for submitting a roster that does not comply with the Two Player Rule?
A. None of that Club’s Teams will be eligible to participate in CUHL until and unless any improper roster is brought into compliance with this rule. There is Zero Tolerance for any violation of this rule.
Q. If our Club employs (as an independent contractor) a Skills Coach that is also employed by any other organization, does that make our Club a de facto affiliate of such other organization?
A. No. To be deemed a de facto affiliated team or organization, there must be a shared facility and an overlapping management or coaching Staff.
Q. Is there an appeal process?
CUHL Statement on NIHL Mite League 2016/17
On Wednesday, June 15th the president and vice president of NIHL met with several members of the CUHL Executive Board. NIHL wanted to inform the CUHL leadership that they were intending to put together a Mite league for the 16/17 season. This program will be under the USA Hockey umbrella and consist of 12 full ice and 12 half ice games.
The CUHL Board indicated that we would stay in communication with officials from NIHL and would not do anything to stand in the way of this proposal. We respect their leadership and understand their objectives.
We do have a rule that states that CUHL member teams/clubs cannot participate in more than one league so teams cannot do both CUHL and NIHL. We encourage all league members to do what they feel is in the best interests of their constituents.
Our Mission is to create an atmosphere in which players support and respect one another while never compromising the rules of the game. To encourage and expect our players and parents to respect their opponent, coaches, managers, Board members, and officials. To exhibit good sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and fair play.
Our league is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers, which are expected to deal with one another with courtesy and mutual respect and make the game of hockey fun for all participants. To ensure that our players not only learn hockey skills but life skills that will help them be model citizens within our communities.
2016-17 Season Information
Travel League Schedule 2016-17
Plan: Six relegation round games/16 regular season games. All teams will participate in round robin format playoffs tiered by regular season results.
September 1: Team Counts Due with managers' contacts for each team
September 6: Relegation Round Scheduling Begins
September 10: Relegation Game scheduling concludes, Completed Grids due to Steve Glickman by midnight
September 16: Relegation Games Begin
October 23: Relegation Round Concludes, Scores due by midnight
October 30: Scheduling Meeting Time and Place to be determined
November 4: Regular Season Begins (modified play Nov. 4-6)
No league play December 19-January 2nd
February 20: Regular Season Concludes
February 24: Round Robin Games begin
March 2: Round Robin Games conclude
March 4 and 5: Championship Games
Tentative House League Schedule
Plan: Four game seeding round/12 regular season games, and two “Playoff Primer Games”. All teams participate in round robin format playoffs tiered by regular season results.
September 19: Team Counts Due with managers' contacts for each team
September 21: Scheduling Begins
September 26: Game scheduling concludes, Completed Grids due to Tom Gullen by midnight
October 3: Seeding Round begins (4 games)
October 30: Seeding Round Concludes
October 31-Nov. 4: Regular Season Scheduling (no meeting: remote) No play Nov. 4-6
November 7: 12-game Regular Season Begins
No league play December 19-January 2
February 12: Regular season concludes. Standings and playoff positions are finalized and playoff hosts determined
February 13-26: Playoff Primer Games (do not count towards standings)
March 2: Round Robin Games begin
March 7: Round Robin games conclude
March 11: Championship Games