Q. What is the XHL?
The Xtreme Hockey League, or XHL for short, is a local roller hockey league. It began in 2001 and played at the Taylor Memorial Park in Brockway before moving to the Reynoldsville Rollerdrome in 2011.
Q. Who is in charge of the league?
Brian Anderson is the current league president and has been the league head since 2015. He is assisted by Bob Anderson, who was the league’s first president, serving from 2001-2011. Tim Herman was the second president serving from 2012-2014.
Q. When does the XHL play?
The league holds games on Monday evenings, and potentially Wednesdays if needed, beginning in early January and running through May. Games usually begin at 6:00 PM and are held every hour. The last game starts at 9:00 PM.
Q. What age requirements are there?
The only requirement is that members are 16 years of age by the time of the league’s first game.
Q. What equipment do I need?
The league requires all skaters to wear skates, shin pads, gloves, and a helmet. Elbow pads, mouth pieces, and other protective gear is encouraged but not required.
Q. How do I register to play?
The league will announce an application period, usually in December of each year.
Q. How much does it cost to play?
There is a fee for paying early, and one for paying after the early fee deadlines. Fees range from year-to-year. Please check our website or Facebook page (XHL - Pennsylvania is the name) for updates on our league fees.
Q. Do I need to have a team to play?
No. If you would like to play but don’t have a team, please email Bob Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your desire to play. We will do our best to find you a team to play with.
Q. Does the league welcome beginners?
Yes! Everybody had to start out learning the game at some point. We welcome players of all skill levels.
Q. How many players are on the court at one time?
Each team has 4 skaters on the court at one time and one goalie. Rosters are limited to 8 players in total.
Q. Do goalies have to wear skates?
No. Some goalies choose to wear shoes instead of skates.
Q. Are quad skates allowed?
Yes. Some members wear quads while many others choose to wear inline skates.