Based in Parksley VA, the Eastern Shore Street Hockey League (ESSHL) was established in 1996. The ESSHL is an intergenerational sports activity that seeks to combine sportsmanship, exercise, and healthy competition in the game of ball hockey. The league has grown from one division of 5 teams and 35 players in the first season, to a total league player registration of 220 in 2011.
Today the ESSHL is made up of three divisions whose players are girls, boys, men, and women with a wide range of ages. The current facility/rink at the Parksley Town Park was built in 2005 exclusively by funds donated by league sponsors and private donors. Hundreds of players and fans have enjoyed the competition over the years and the Town of Parksley has played a key role in the success the league now enjoys.
Mentioned above, the ESSHL is made of three divisions, those divisions are named: Super Junior, Junior and Senior leagues. The Super Junior League boasts the youngest members of the ESSHL and is where many young kids learn to play the game, the age range for Super Juniors are 4 to 12 years of age. The Junior League is our next highest league with kids ranging from 12 to 17 years. Finally, is our Senior League, this league is primarily an adult league but we welcome anyone ranging from 12 to 17 to join in this highest league. Anyone of any skill level from beginners to skilled pros are welcome to join this fun and friendly competitive league. For more information about registering for a league please see to our registration page.