2021 BarDown Rangers 3-on-3 League
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2021 BarDown Rangers 3-on-3 Season Cancelled
On Friday, May 21, 2021 Premier Ford announced details of the Province’s three-step reopening plan. We’re very optimistic about the plans presented and excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Unfortunately, indoor league play will not be reintroduced until Stage 3 of the plan. This means it would be late July before a 3-on-3 hockey league could even be in a position to potentially operate. As such, the Oakville Rangers Hockey Club, in partnership with BarDown Hockey and the Town of Oakville, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 BarDown Rangers 3-on-3 season.
If changes occur to the Provincial Guidelines which could permit for indoor league play at an earlier time, options to run a mini league or tournament for the summer of 2021 will be explored.
We remain optimistic and are currently working on developing programming for the 2021/22 season. We look forward to sharing this information soon.
The Benefits of 3-on-3 Hockey
3-on-3 is a "skills" based game that is best described as "organized pond hockey" where players can develop their skills in a spring/summer league with an emphasis on fun over winning. However the benefits of 3-on-3 hockey stretches far beyond the less competitive atmosphere it creates as it is seen as one of the best ways for a player to develop their overall game:
- With a smaller numbers of players present on the ice there is an increased space available for the player to work within. The increased space creates the need to move with the puck more, allowing players to developed better footwork and puck control
- 3-on-3 blurs the distinction between offensive and defensive players creating a need for all players on the ice to create both an offensive presence in the opposing team’s zone as well as a defensive presence in their own
- 3-on-3 style of play promotes two-way player development resulting in offensive players developing defensive skills while defensive players develop more puck confidence and offensive tactics
- Goalies are always in the play resulting in more shots on net in addition to more movement which helps with conditioning, awareness and positioning