Team Fees The Easy Way

Collecting team fee from your players is never a fun experience, it takes time and effort. Here is a way to simplify and make your life as the team GM easier. When you register your team, simply choose to activate DirectPay on the form. You will receive an email with the player registration link that you can forward to everyone on the team. Tell them how much you want to charge them to play for the season and the rest is in their hands.

The best part about DirectPay is that it is completely automated, you never have to go and collect team fees in person again, you don’t have to deal with cheques or cash in the dressing room and worry that it may go missing.


Avoid the cash mess

Players can choose one, two or monthly payments on the registration link for your team. For example, say you are charging $100 per player to play on your team. When you forward the link to your players, you tell them the total amount to enter on the form is $100. If they choose to pay monthly, the form will auto calculate the monthly amount for them. They do not need to do the math.

You can even choose to pay your deposit via DirectPay. Once you have the link, get 3-4 players including yourself to pay your own team fees and your deposit will be taken care off.

So what happens if you pay the team deposit yourself to secure a great schedule pick for the summer and then get everyone to pay their own fees on DirectPay resulting in overpayment of the team invoice? Great question, you have two options, we can refund your deposit in full or your can keep it on the team account and we will apply it to the next season automatically placing you at the top of the list once you have reached the required deposit amount for that season.

You as a team GM are still responsible for the overall payment of the team invoice. This is just another method of payment you can offer your teammates. Our mission is to reduce, as much as possible, the unpleasant tasks that fall on you as the team GM and make running a team an easy, fun and enjoyable process.

We accept, Visa, Mastercard and AMEX on DirectPay. All players using DirectPay will be reflected in full (the amount you told them to pay for the team) on your team invoice even if they choose two, or monthly payments. In the event that a player on your team becomes delinquent, we will try to rectify the problem directly with the player first, if that fails the rest of the fees owed by the player will be added to the team invoice and it will be up to you to decide what you would like to do with this player.

Regular Prime

Regular Prime schedule means that the games will start between 7:30PM and 10:45PM and can be played on any day of the week, last year majority of the games were Sunday nights at Nicholas Sheran. Games are 1.25 hours in length.

NCHL – Our Hockey Philosophy

Our hockey philosophy can be described in four words.

  • Character
  • Respect
  • Maturity
  • Integrity

Character – is about making the tough decisions, it is about seeing where your teammates may be stepping out of line and helping them out when needed. It is about being a leader within yourself and helping others be leaders as well. It is about taking a negative situation and turning it around into a positive one by making a tough choice of removing yourself out of the game or one of your teammates when things get too heated.

Respect – you can not demand it, you can not buy it but you can earn it by giving it to everyone on and off the ice. There is no need to swear at the ref or throw a temper tantrum. Do you really think people will respond to the one who is making demands? It takes respect not to hack or yap at your opponent and it takes respect to play the game with class.

Maturity – comes with experience and unfortunately in most cases age. It is a lot easier to get dragged down to someone’s level when they are making it easy for you to drop the gloves. What would that achieve in the game or in the real world? What will be proven by tripping a guy or slamming a player into the boards? Will the score at the end of the game matter or is it more important to enjoy each other’s company on the ice and in the dressing room? No one is heading to the NHL, that ship has sailed a long time ago for some and never has left the port for most. So why not apologize to your opponent you just tripped and help him get up so he can enjoy the game the same way you do?

Integrity – the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished. Being example on the ice, on the bench and in the dressing room will maintain the integrity of the hockey philosophy. It looks weak when you don’t walk the walk, when you give it to the refs and then turn around and tell the guys on the bench to cool it. Better yet do as I say not as I do, that must be the most hypocritical quote available. Think it, say it and live it or don’t. There is no middle ground.

Provincial Champions

This year for the very first time the NCHL held provincial championships and the host city for Winter 2011-12 one game winner take all showdown was Edmonton.

This time, all the hardware went to Calgary, we hope Edmonton can reclaim it in the summer!

Summer Provincials will be played at the end of the season, watch for more details as they become available. Perhaps it is your team that can win it all next winter!

Here are the champions.

Teir 1 Champions Hosers 2 - Calgary

Teir 2 Champions Hosers 7 - Calgary


Teir 3 Champions Vikings - Calgary


Teir 4 Champions Sleeping Giants - Calgary