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BEARD Hockey Sim Schedule

Last Updated: October 9th, 2023

Games will be simulated Monday through Sunday night each calendar week. No rest days are simmed unless games cannot be simmed on a particular night - all GM's will be informed when and if this takes place.

LINES FILES and WAIVER CLAIMS: Must be submitted by 8pm ET to be actioned prior to a sim night.

SIM UPDATES POSTED: Between 9pm and 11pm ET (there may be some nights this is later, but never earlier).

Important Upcoming Dates

While the following dates are basically set, unforeseen circumstances may cause a delay or change in this schedule. All GMs will be informed if any changes are made to the dates below.


Friday, November 10th: NO SIM (rest day simmed the night prior)

Thursday, November 23rd: NO SIM (American Thanksgiving - rest day simmed)

Sunday, December 24th thru Tuesday, December 26th: NO SIM (Christmas Break - 3 rest days simmed)

TBA: In-Season UFA Program BEGINS! (11:59pm ET)

Friday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 4th: All-Star Break (details to come - 3 rest days simmed)

Sunday, March 10th: BEARD Hockey Trade Deadline Day Spectacular (details emailed and on Slack! - no rest day)

Wednesday, April 3rd: NO SIM (no rest day - commish's birthday!)

Saturday, April 6th through Monday, April 8th: NO SIM (no rest days - league break)
Sunday, April 21st: FINAL DAY OF REGULAR SEASON! (1 rest day simmed after games simmed)

Wednesday, April 24th: 2024 BEARD HOCKEY PLAYOFFS BEGIN!


Thursday, June 1st: Ratings Posted and Updated, Website Reset, Full Trading Opens, Rulebook Updated, Award Voting/Exit Poll - OFFSEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS!

Friday, June 2nd to Friday, June 16th: LIMITED UPDATES (Commish Break)

Saturday, July 17th: Awards Announced, New Page Launched!

Friday, June 30th (11:59pm ET): Cut-off for 2023 retirements and overseas signings/other deactivations

Sunday, July 2nd: ELC Signing Period (details shared via email!)

Wednesday, July 5th: GM Check via Email (all GMs must respond!)

Saturday, July 8th (8pm ET): All ELC offers and GM Checks must be submitted by this date & time!

Sunday, July 9th: RFA Re-signing Period begins

Friday, July 14th (8pm ET): RFA Re-signing Period ends

Friday, July 14th: Offer Sheet Period begins (details shared via email!)

Wednesday, July 19th (8pm ET): Deadline to submit Offer Sheets; Offer Sheets and RFA offers posted

Saturday, July 22nd (8pm ET): Deadline to respond to Offer Sheets

Sunday, July 23rd (3pm ET): BEARD Hockey Entry Draft (at least 3 rounds live)

Monday, July 24th (and Tuesday, July 25th, if needed): Remaining Entry Draft picks via Discord posting

NOW: Limited In-Season UFA period opens

Sunday, July 30th: Limited In-Season UFA period ends (all UFAs removed from rosters)

August 1st: Offseason UFA period has begun!

August 20th: Offseason Coach UFA period begins!

Friday, September 1st: Preseason schedule released!

Friday, September 15th: Regular Season schedule released!

Wednesday, September 27th: PRESEASON FILES POSTED ON SITE!

Sunday, October 1st: Team Preview Window - articles previewing your club ($$ awarded - details on Discord!)

Sunday, October 1st: PRESEASON BEGINS! (4 games per team over 7 nights - no rest days, no farm games)

Sunday, October 8th: Preseason Concludes, Cap Compliant Deadline (8pm ET) - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Sunday, October 8th: Website changeover to Reg Season mode (by 10pm ET)

Monday, October 9th: Team Preview Window ends (8pm ET); $$ awards given to participating clubs

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