The Slave Lake Rec Hockey League is about a month into its schedule and rolling right along. With eight teams this year, it looks to be providing good fun and useful physical exercise for 100 men and women, give or take.
“We’ve got quite a few,” says league organizer Mike Martin.
The regular season is 35 games long this year, with games every night of the week except Saturdays and Wednesdays. Teams typically play one or two games per week.
Martin figures the three top teams so far are the Jets, the Outlaws and the Moose. Stats are viewable online at the Slave Lake Rec Hockey League website, but they are a bit behind. They show the Diggers on top with three wins and no losses (as of Nov. 2).
Martin says the playoff format changes from year to year. This year the plan is to have two divisions of four teams competing for ‘A’ and ‘B’ championships. That was tried last year, and “it was really competitive,” he says.
The Fourth Liners vs. Swan River on Friday night.