Adult Broomball League to launch in Northfield. Registration deadline is Dec. 28. I wanna play!

Community Services Division brochureThe Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division is out with their Winter/Spring 2012 brochure (PDF). 

I’m thrilled to see that they’re offering an Adult Broomball League. I played on broomball teams in college at St. Thomas, in Minneapolis City Rec leagues for a few years, and then just occasional pickup games after we moved to Northfield in 1974.

BroomballThe new broomball league games will be played on Thursday nights, 9:45PM -11:45PM at the Northfield Ice Arena beginning Jan. 5 and going through Feb. 2. Cost:   $ 340.00

I’m not yet sure how the Northfield format will work, as the description says "Games will begin at 10:30 p.m." What happens the previous 45 minutes?  How many players on a team? How many players on the ice at time? Will there be multiple games on the ice simultaneously? I’ll find out. In the meantime, read more about broomball on the USA Broomball web site.

Are you interested in forming a team? I’m willing to put one together.

Or do you have a team already but need more players? I’m a candidate. Attach a comment here or contact me.


  1. Griff do you know if the cost $340 per player or per team?

    December 19, 2011
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Brenton, I’m sure it’s per team as not many folks would play broomball at $34/hr, fun as it is.

    You interested? Hayes Scriven has posted on Facebook that he loves the sport and might be ‘in.’

    December 19, 2011
  3. I was thinking it seemed spendy. I am definitely interested though. Team LGN?

    December 19, 2011
  4. Hi Griff,

    Thanks for having an interest in broomball! We will be starting games at 9:45 p.m. Games could potentially start earlier depending on how many teams register for the league and if the outside ice is available. Games will be played five versus five, plus a goalie. At this time, we only have one set of nets, so only one game will take place at a time. The cost for the league is $340 per team.

    If there are individuals interested in finding a team, he/she can certainly contact me and I will try to connect interested people or place individuals on an existing team.

    December 19, 2011
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Team LoGroNo would be cool with me, Brenton.

    December 19, 2011
  6. The balls will be provided. Players will need to provide their own stick.

    Games are two 25 minute running halves.

    December 19, 2011
  7. Griff, if you’re putting a team together let me know the details. I’d like to play. I have a college hockey background, but don’t know for sure how I’ll do without the skates!

    December 19, 2011
  8. Phil Poyner said:

    How about the Northfield Lama-reincarnates? ;-P

    December 19, 2011
  9. Griff Wigley said:

    Brenton, it’s not likely I’ll find enough players to form a team at this late date. Playing full-length on a regulation size rink requires a LOT of running so it’s good to have some extra players.

    You’d likely adapt pretty quickly with your hockey background. The main new skill is learning to run on the ice. No heel turns!

    December 20, 2011

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