Northland Rookie League Inline Hockey | New Zealand
The aim of the league is to provide skating/hockey coaching for players at minimum cost so that new players can have a go and see if it is for them. There is no travelling involved and all games take place at Baysport Arena at Waipapa. Skates, sticks and basic safety gear are all provided so all you have to do is turn up and play.
The Game - Northland Stingrays
Teams generally consist of up to 12 skating players and 1 or 2 goalies. Only 4 skating players and one goalie can be on the rink during game game play Skating players are swapped out frequently through the game. These substitutions (‘subs’) can be made on-the-fly during game play. This can vary but in New Zealand for the 2015 league season the games will be:. Inline hockey equips players with a lot of body protection in order to prevent injury. The basic compulsory gear includes:. Chest and arm protector.