The Minnesota PowerHockey League is currently seeking individuals who are knowledgeable in hockey and that are interested in refereeing or keeping statistics for PowerHockey games throughout the summer at Crystal Community Center in Crystal, MN. Referees will be compensated with a $25 gift card per game and statisticians will be compensated with a $15 gift card per game. Must be 18 year of age unless they have an adult reference.
The MPHL established the first organized electric wheelchair hockey league located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in April 1997. Now in our twenty second year, we have over 40 players, on three teams, who compete in an eight game regular season. The season finishes with the teams competing in the playoffs for the League Championship Trophy. It is our goal to be the headquarters where others around the country and world will be informed of rules, tournaments, and can obtain support in starting their own team or league.
PowerHockey is ideal for male and female participants, requiring the use of a power wheelchair. Players do not need assistance from able-bodied persons during the play of the game. The sport means total independence and equality. It is hard to find any other team sport in which a person using a power wheelchair can participate with minimal assistance from able-bodied persons.
PowerHockey rules follow the basic rules found in any hockey league around the country. Off-sides and penalties are a routine call during the game. Players can serve from 2 to 5 minute penalties for such things as interference, delay of game, holding, high sticking and roughing. Unlike other hockey leagues, PowerHockey requires a few adaptations to allow everyone to participate on an equal level. Some adaptations include using hockey sticks made from lightweight plastic materials and a lightweight plastic ball is substituted for the puck and games are played in a gymnasium (basketball court) instead of ice.
If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact us!
We have many areas where we need volunteers:
- Referee’s (We will train you!!)
- Scoreboard Operators
- Game Day Set-Up / Take-Down
- Team Assistants / Managers
- Player Recruiting / Outreach
- Web Content Producers
Please email us with any questions about becoming a volunteer!