JV Roster

JV Roster

  • Maximum of 25 players in the first season, 30 after that
  • Maximum of 5 goalies
  • No minimum number of players
  • All players must be JV-eligible

JV Eligiblity

  • Players must be 18 by September 15
  • Skaters must have played fewer than 120 NHL regular season games
  • Goalies must have played fewer than 75 NHL regular season games
  • As soon as a player loses eligibility, he is released at no cost — even if it’s mid season

JV Promotions/Demotions

  • A $500,000 fee is assessed for every promotion
  • There is no charge for demotions
  • Promotions are free during the offseason (June 20 – September 30)

 

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For complete details on JV ROSTER, refer to Article II, Section 2 of the Rulebook

Player Salaries

Player Salaries

  • The CHA uses AAV figures for cap hit
  • The “cap number” found at www.nhlnumbers.com is the official CHA cap hit
  • All salaries are rounded to the nearest $1,000
  • If an NHL team retains some cap hit after a trade, the CHA team still must pay the player’s total cap hit

 

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For complete details on PLAYER SALARIES, refer to Article III of the Rulebook

Salary Cap

Salary Cap

The salary cap for 2017-18 is as follows:

  • New Leagues: $90 million
  • SFHL: $92 million
  • IFHL: $93.5 million
  • All others: $95 million

Teams will be awarded an additional $1.500 million for their participation in the All-Star Matchup

 

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For complete details on SALARY CAP, refer to Article III of the Rulebook

Draft Order

Draft Order

Draft order for the Amateur & Re-Entry Drafts will be determined as follows:

  • Based on regular season finish
  • Bottom five teams enter a lottery for first overall, with the worst team having the best odds
  • There is a separate lottery for the Amateur and Re-Entry Drafts
  • Remaining 9 picks are given in order of regular season finish
  • Lottery teams suspected of tanking or who miss a lot of lineups may be removed from the lottery

 

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For complete details on DRAFT ORDER, refer to Appendix B of the Rulebook

Waivers

WAIVERS

The CHA uses a silent auction system for waivers.

  • Players who have been released are on waivers for at least 48 hours [AnythingPopup id=”1″]
  • Place a bid by sending a PM to the Commish and bidding on Fantrax [AnythingPopup id=”2″]
  • Minimum bid is $500,000, and all bids must be rounded to the nearest $1,000
  • If you have the highest bid, you get the player and the bid amount will count against your cap for the remainder of the season [AnythingPopup id=”3″]

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can a player be added as an IR replacement with a waiver bid?

A. Yes, but remember that the waiver bid amount will continue to hit your salary cap even after the player has been released.

Q. Is there a maximum waiver bid?

A. There is no maximum to how much you can bid, but you must have enough cap space to cover it once all relevant moves are processed.  These moves must be presented to the Commish when you place the bid.  If the moves and the bid will put you over the cap, the bid will be void.

 

For complete details on WAIVERS, refer to Article IV, Section 5 of the Rulebook

Draft

Drafts

The information below pertains only to returning leagues.  For information on NEW leagues, please click here.

 

Amateur Draft

  • Held in mid-August on the forum
  • Uses “slow-style” method
  • 8 Rounds, Serpentine
  • All JV-eligible free agents are available
  • Players are assigned to JV
  • Teams may withdraw at any time
  • Trading is allowed during the draft

Re-Entry Draft

  • Live at Fantrax.com
  • Held soon after the Amateur Draft is completed
  • 8 Rounds, Straight draft order (same order every round)
  • Players can be assigned to varsity or JV
  • Teams may withdraw at any time
  • Trading is NOT allowed during the draft

 

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For complete details on DRAFTS, refer to Article VIII of the Rulebook

Rules

Rules Overview

  • The Capwise Hockey Assocation (CHA) is a collection of 9 leagues, all of which follow the same rulebook.
  • CHA leagues are head-to-head, salary cap, dynasty leagues.
  • The league utilizes Fantrax.com for scoring purposes, but most activity takes place on the forum or the offline spreadsheet.
  • Scoring categories are: goals, assists, plus-minus rating, penalty minutes, special teams goals, special teams assists, game-winning goals, shots on goal, face-off wins, hits, and blocked shots for skaters; wins, goals-against average, saves, save percentage, and shutouts for goaltenders.
  • Lineups are set daily with the following roster positions: C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, SKTR, SKTR, D, D, D, D, G, G, plus 7 reserve players and 5 IR slots.
  • In addition to the 21-man “varsity” roster, each GM manages a 30-man “junior varsity” (prospect) roster.  Skaters with fewer than 121 regular season NHL GP, and goalies with fewer than 61 regular season NHL GP are eligible for JV.  Players also must be at least 18 years of age by September 15 before the season to be JV-eligible.
  • Real NHL cap hits are used against a salary cap of $95 million ($90 million for first year leagues).
  • Real NHL contracts are used — if a player becomes a UFA in the NHL, he becomes a UFA in the CHA.
  • Each league has a different buy-in ranging from $0-$115.  The higher the buy-in, the higher the payout.

 

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