Halifax Minor Ball Hockey LeagueOur Balancing Process


Why Balance the Teams?

Competitive and exciting games are more fun!

You do not gain a great deal winning or losing a game 12-1. A good, close game often brings out the best in athletes. It is more fun and encourages hard work and respect.

While every effort is made to ensure that the teams selected are of relatively equal strength, the League appreciates that this is a difficult process and all games will  have a team that wins and a team that does not win. Note that if a team is missing a top scorer or two for a game that can make a big difference. Overall, and if all players are present we will strive to balance the teams and we ask for the support and guidance of all players, parents and coaches in this effort.

What is the Team Balancing Process?

During the registration process each player(parent) will be asked a few questions regarding their players hockey experience. This will be used to establish "Exhibition Game Teams" who will play a preseason exhibition game. teams are not final at this point. We will watch each player and use that additional information to further balance the teams. After the pre-season game, teams will be posted and the season will begin.

Further player changes may be made after the first game of the season if it is evident that teams are unbalanced. No changes will be made after the first game of league play.

All decisions by the league seeding committee will be final.

We Ask for Your Help With Creating Balanced Teams

The league appreciates that moving children between teams can be uncomfortable and we will rely on parents, care givers and coaches to help ensure this process highlights the value of creating a competitive league.

By registering for the Halifax Minor Ball Hockey League all players and parents are agreeing 100% to the team balancing process.