BEARD Hockey Subscriptions
BEARD Hockey is a subscription-based simulation hockey league. The cost for Year One is $25, and $50 for each subsequent season (paid each offseason). This is done for several reasons, including our costs:
-- Website domain, hosting, and site upkeep (between $550-$600 per year)
-- Other items needed for the league (website add-ons, FC subscriptions, etc.; between $150-$200 per year)
We also offer League Awards at the conclusion of every playoffs. For Year One, these awards are valued at roughly $300, and roughly $600 for Year Two and beyond.
Stanley Cup Champion: BEARD Hockey Championship Title Belt
Other prizes include 1-year free subscriptions, cash, medallions, and BEARD Hockey logoed items (including t-shirts, hats, and more). These will be awarded to the Stanley Cup Runner-up, Calder Cup Champion, Presidents Trophy winner, GM of the Year, Best GM Contributor, and Article of the Year. As soon as these are finalized, we will post them here.
Aside from the tangible items, putting a paywall around our league creates an environment of expectation on GM's and on the Commissioners. We have spent hundreds of hours building this league to get it to launch, and we are not interested in dealing with the 'fly-by-night' types who want to come in with a head of steam and fizzle out in a matter of weeks. We expect to have 32 driven and dedicated GM's here, and will work hard to ensure the league builds toward being the best on the internet.
Every penny of the money raised from subscriptions goes back into the league. See our full Terms of Service for complete details on subscriptions to our league.
BEARD Hockey is for serious and dedicated GM's. Of course, we have a ton of fun too! But if you're looking for the same old run-of-the-mill league with lazy commissioners and zero activity or responsibility, you've come to the wrong place.
All BEARD Hockey GM's are expected to be active and engaged at all times. Please refer to the BEARD Hockey Rulebook (link in the footer) for specifics on GM expectations.
For GM's during the initial hiring phase, payment of the subscription fee is due within one week of being approved for entry into the league. We will email you with details on how to pay your subscription.
For perspective GM's or those interested in joining after launch, please fill out our free GM Application (link under "Main" above, or in the footer). New GM's that join BEARD Hockey will pay a prorated amount depending on when they enter the league.