To join, fill out an application and drop it off at the Club along with a copy of your driver’s license, birth certificate, and a cheque for $40 made out to BOHC… you will get a ‘Welcome’ phone call or email when you are added to our membership.
The BOHC is a 1100+ member strong organization. You must be at least 35 years old in order to initially join. If you’re tired of chippy, industrial leagues and want to have a competitive game and socialize afterwards, the BOHC is where you want to play. There are 6 levels of membership, five of which require annual renewal :
1. Full Time Players: 1040 members with Club seniority are drafted into one of eight playing divisions of six teams each, based on playing ability ... from the Red Division and its quicker skaters down to the Gold Division where the majority of the well-seasoned Old-timers play. Each full-time player has the opportunity to play 50 games per season - usually one of Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday nights, and almost every Sunday - and a championship game if your team gets lucky! Watch the championship games for each of the 8 Divisions on Cogeco Cable 23 each April.
2. Pool Players: Every new member wanting to play starts off in one of the divisional pools if there are no fulltime openings. Some members with playing seniority chose to stay in the pool because they cannot commit to the 50-game schedule due to work, personal, or family commitments through the week. Most pool players who wish to play full-time get that opportunity during their first or second seasons. There are typically 15 - 25 players, including goalies, in each divisional pool. Each division has a Pool Convener who is responsible for calling pool players to fill in for absentees. He keeps track of the calls/emails to ensure all pool players have equal opportunity to play
3. Social Members: are just in it for the "Apres-hockey"... they enjoy the atmosphere and comradery at Hector’s Lounge and partake in our many social events such as the Ham & Turkey Roll, Lobsterfeast, and other BBQ’s and events that pop up throughout the season. These are also members who decide to quit the league but they do then retain their league seniority for the balance season should they be able to register for next year.
4. Referees: Our referees are part of what makes the Club unique. All of our refs are Club members so remember that on the ice as you may well meet up with them at Hector’s and get an opportunity to re-address points of etiquette!
5. Honorary Members: include some Charter Original members as well as spouses of deceased members who wish to stay involved with, and recognized by the BOHC
6. Life Members: are not required to renew membership annually. These unique individuals are recognized by the Board of Directors as having made significant contributions to the BOHC over its existence. They have been instrumental in forming the BOHC we all enjoy today.