Recreational Program (CRHL)
LHA offers a Recreational hockey program for each age division. These age divisions are 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U. This program is designed for those that enjoy hockey but are relatively new to the game or have other interests outside of hockey that simply do not allow them to play competitive hockey. All of our Recreational teams play in and are governed by the rules of the Colorado Recreational Hockey League (CRHL).
WHAT MAKES LHA'S RECREATIONAL PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
The members of LHA's Recreational Program will receive an average of one 60-70 minute practice during each week and up to three weekend practices per month. Weekday practices will be shared with other LHA Rec teams. Weekend practices can be a combination of shared and full-ice sessions.
The Recreational teams can participate in in-state tournaments during the season. Families are responsible for their portion of the tournament entry fee, travel and possible hotel stay.
LHA will field multiple teams for the current season. The Rec Program starts in September with evaluations and practice. LHA only controls the start times of home games. It is up to the other associations as to when LHA's "away" games will be played.
10U/12U/14U - 3-minute warm-up, 1 minute between periods (or referee discretion), Two-run time 15 minute periods. Third period will be 12 minute stop time. Teams are allowed one 30-second timeout per game.
Mercy Rule (14U and 18U) - In the event of a score differential of 5 or more goals, the time keeper will revert to a running clock in the 3rd period. The clock will remain running until the score differential is 4 or less, at which the stop-clock will be reemployed. All coaches are required to utilize all appropriate means to prevent their team from running up the score on an opponent.
All games have a 1-hour curfew, except playoffs and championship games. When the remaining game time equals the time left to curfew, the clock shall be kept running.