Skill Levels

Level 1

Players at this level are often new to the game and are developing fundamental skills (i.e passing, shooting and skating). Most are still learning basic rules of the game and team play.

Level 2

Players at this level have general knowledge of the game and have fundamental skating and stick handling skills. This would be your mid-range novice player from MCHL. They are comfortable with positional play, offensive and defensive zones.

Level 2.5

Players at this level are the best of the novice division and maybe able to handle themselves in a low intermediate division. This level would be the max skill level allowed in the novice division. Players skill in game play would be around 5 out of 10 rating. Players at 2.6 are not allow to skate in a novice division.

Level 3

Players at this level are the great wide middle of adult recreational hockey. Most Level 3 skaters have not had significant coaching or played significant youth hockey as a child, but are generally athletic, have good knowledge of the game, skating and puck handling skills and can play at a general competitive level. This level would be all your mid-range MCHL Intermediate B level skaters.

Level 3.5

Players at this level are the best of low intermediate and maybe able to handle themselves in a high intermediate division. This level would be the max skill level allowed in the low intermediate division. Players skill in game play would be around 6 out of 10 rating. Players at 3.6 are not allow to skate in a low intermediate division.

Level 4

Players at this level have substantial hockey abilities, skills, knowledge and experience. Most Level 4’s have been coached and have played considerable hockey in the past. This level would be all your mid-range MCHL Intermediate A level skaters.

Level 4.5

Players at this level are the best of high intermediate and maybe able to handle themselves in an advanced division. This level would be the max skill level allowed in the high intermediate division. Players at this level play at a high level in all areas of the game. They understand the rules, team concepts, are skilled a stick handling, passing, puck control etc. They are in good physical shape. Players skill in game play would be around 7 out of 10 rating. Players at this level may have played varsity high school, college club or competitive midget level hockey. They have NOT played any division 1 college, juniors, AAA or above level hockey.

Level 5

Players at this level are the best skaters in the league and have exceptional hockey abilities, skills, knowledge and experience. All Level 5’s have been coached and have extensive organized hockey experience, likely to at least include elite high school or junior level play to those who have played advanced college, major juniors or professionally. Level 5 includes a wide range of very skilled players.

Level 6
Players at this level would be comparable to NHL or AHL players. These are professional level hockey players. All Level 6 players have extensive organized hockey experience, in advanced college, major juniors, AHL or NHL.