Welcome to the official website of the Platinum Masters Hockey League!
The Platinum Masters League plays on nearly every Sunday night (with holidays off) throughout the year at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea, Michigan. The league is for players 50 years old and older (though some current players are in their mid to late 40s).
The winter season runs from mid-October through mid-May, and the summer season runs from mid-May through mid-October.
Each season, teams are drafted by captains to ensure a competitive balance. Each team has 10 skaters and a goalie. Players are given ratings based on their draft position, and substitute players are allowed with equal or lesser ratings.
The teams finishing in the top half of the regular season standings play the teams in the bottom half of the standings in a round robin playoff. The four teams with the most playoff points play in the semi-finals, and the winners go on to play for the Platinum Masters Cup and Championship!
For more information, please contact the league's e-mail: PMHL@comcast.net
Location: Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea, MI
Dates: Sunday nights, October 22, 2023 through May 5, 2024. No games on December 24 or 31.
Times: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 PM
Number of games: 26 (21 regular season, 4 playoff round robin, 1 playoff semi-final night).
One extra game on Championship Night for each team making the semi-finals.
Number of Teams: 8 (if there is enough interest we may be able to have 10 teams)
Cost: Similar to last winter, with increases for ice time, refs, and scorekeepers. Goalies are free. Payments will be available online via the website.
Ten skaters and one goalie per team. Teams are drafted by captains. Draft to be held October 17.
New players accepted as space allows. Half time players accepted only if needed to fill roster spots.
Subs are currently charged $17 per night (but may increase slightly). All subs must be registered with the league via the website.
PLAYER ACTION REQUIRED
Beginning with the 2015-2016 Winter Season, all PMHL players are required to have league approved insurance (USA Hockey) to participate in any league event. This requirement applies to all rostered players and non-rostered substitutes.
Players must be registered with USA Hockey for the 2023-2024 year before registering through this website. USA Hockey member benefits include limited coverage for personal injury.
Registration deadline to register as a player for the draft is Sunday October 8 at 11:45 PM. Only players who have registered through this website will be considered for the draft. Subs may register at any time up until the next to last Sunday of the regular season.
Registration for the 2023-24 winter season is open for rostered and sub players.