How long are the games?

Games consist of three 16 minute periods, with two 3 minute intermissions.

Do we travel for games?

No, NRH is a self contained league, our teams play other NRH teams at our rink in Newton.

Is there checking?

No, our league does not allow checking

How many teams?

There are at least 2-3 teams per division, with 2-3 division, depending on the number of registrations

What are the divisions?

There are three divisions, plus our Mites Instructional Program.  There is a Lower Division (ages 8-10), a Middle Division (ages 11-13), and an Upper Division (ages 14-17).  Our Mites program is primarily for ages 5-7, but we include up to age 9 for new skaters with little or no experience that need to learn the fundamentals.

When is practice?

Each team practices one night a week, and practices run from Monday through Thursday and generally run 6-7pm, 7-8pm, or 8-9pm (for older division only).

When are games?

Games are scheduled for Friday nights at 6:00pm and 7:00 m, Saturday nights at 5:00pm and 6:30pm.  Makeup games may occur on Sunday if necessary.

What if games are cancelled due to weather?

We leave extra time in the season for makeup games.  In severe weather seasons, we schedule makeup games on Saturday mornings and during the week in the evening.

Where do you play?

Our outdoor rink is located at the Park and Ride parking lot, behind Shoprite in Newton NJ.  The address is 15 South Park Drive, Newton NJ, 07860.

Do boys and girls play together?

Yes.  Ours is a non-checking league, and our boys and girls enjoy playing together.

Do you use a puck?

No, we use a special roller hockey ball.

What equipment does my child need?

Every player must have rollerblades, knee/shin pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, a helmet with a facemask, and a mouthpiece.  All players must wear pants (roller hockey pants or sweat pants) that cover their legs and pads.  Boys must also have a cup.  Optional equipment is hockey shorts (girdle), chest pad, shoulder pads.  We have a shed full of "hand me down" equipment that we encourage everyone to try to use before buying gear.

Do we have to be at every game and practice?

No.  As a truly recreational league, we do not pressure the kids about missing practices or games.  Many of our players also play in other sports or participate in other activities and we want this to be a relaxed and casual environment.

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