WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST REC HOCKEY LEAGUE

 
The Adult Safe Hockey League, or ASHL for short, is the largest rec hockey league in the world with over 63,000 players. With 15 locations across Canada and into the United States, the league offers a premier experience for players from all ages and skill levels to enjoy the sport!
 
The ASHL is owned and operated by Canlan Ice Sports, a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange using the symbol ICE. Canlan is the largest private sector owner and operator of recreational facilities in North America with 19 currently in the company's portfolio. Many of these facilities play host to ASHL leagues, allowing us to make player's experience our number one priority.
 

WHY PLAY IN THE ASHL?

 

Playing in the world's largest hockey league has its perks! Heading into our 20th Anniversary Season we're looking forward to providing our players with the best experience you'll find in rec hockey.
 
  • Award-winning player management with Player's Bench to enhance your ASHL experience anytime you're not playing on the ice
  • Online registration and secured online payments through PayPal
  • Real-time statistics, scheduling, standings, player attendance tracking, and more
  • The only digital loyalty rewards program in rec hockey, Puck Bucks 
  • On-site Canlan Ice Sports staff and two officials at every game
  • Games are governed by the ASHN Rule Book with annually reviewed rules that combine Hockey Canada rules with customized rules designed for adult rec hockey
  • As the exclusive rec hockey partner of Hockey Canada, all ASHL players are members of Hockey Canada and receive insurance coverage through the organization anytime you step on the ice for an ASHL game

 

AN UNPARALLELED PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE

 

Take your season to the next level with the ASHL's extended playoff experience. The best part? It's all free. That's right, there are no additional fees in the playoffs, if you keep winning, you'll keep playing.
 

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

  • Once your regular season comes to a close your team will advance to the divsional playoffs. The games really start to matter here as your team vies for the right to make it to the Facility Championships.

 

FACILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The ASHL's Facility Championships pit division winners at the same calibre against each other with teams vying for the right to represent their facility as the ASHL's Regional Championships. This is where the bragging rights are on the line.

 

ASHL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The Regional Championships take the playoffs to a new level as Facility Champions from each region come together to compete for a regional ASHL title. Currently the ASHL has three (3) separate Regional Championships: Eastern Regional (Burlington, Brossard, Etobicoke, Fort Wayne, Oakville, Oshawa, Romeoville, Scarborough, York); Central Regional (Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg); and the Pacific Regional (Armstrong, Burnaby, Langley, North Shore)

 

ASHN NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The ultimate qualification tournament in rec hockey features teams from across the ASHL going head-to-head for the ASHL's national championship trophy. Visit www.nachockey.com for more information about the crown jewel of the ASHL's playoffs

 

 

DIVISIONS AND SKILL LEVELS
 

AGE DIVISIONS

  • The ASHL restricts participation to Players aged 18 and older in Men’s, Women’s and CoEd divisions (note Players under the age of 19 are restricted in provinces and states where the age of majority is 19). The ASHL also offers age-restrictive divisions in the 30+, 40+, and 50+ categories

 

SKILL LEVELS

To ensure divisional parity, the ASHL rates every Player—from pros to first-timers and everyone in between—into five basic skill levels:
 
A - Pro, Semi-Pro or Minor Pro (NHL, AHL, Europe, ECHL, UHL, CHL, WPHL, etc), NCAA Division I, Major Junior (QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL); Women's (or Girls) AAA, AA
B
- University (NCAA Division II or III, CIAU) or Senior Hockey, Junior A, Quebec Junior AAA; Women's (or Girls) A, BB or B
C - Canadian College (OCAA, MCAC, ACAC, etc), Junior B or C, Quebec Junior AA or A, High School, Rep AAA, AA or A; Women's C
D - Select League, House League
E - No experience with an organized League, started playing hockey as an adult