NHL Loser Hockey Pools

Loser Hockey Pools are a variation on Survivor Hockey pools where only Saturday games are included and you're picking a team to lose. One thing to note in these pools are that all games that go to a shootout count as a loss for both teams - going back to when the NHL still had ties, and ties weren't counted as losses. This format is very popular among youth hockey teams/organizations as a fundraiser.

Fun Fact: The Loser Hockey Pool was our most popular format overall in 2017.

How to Play

  1. Entrants pick one team each Saturday of the NHL regular season with the intention of the selection losing.
  2. If the team selected loses in regulation or overtime, the entry survives to the following Saturday.
  3. If the team selected wins or goes to a shootout, the entry is eliminated from the pool.
  4. If all remaining teams win during a week, they all move on to the next week.
  5. The final surviving entry is the winner, unless there are multiple teams alive after the final week of the season.
  6. Teams may only be selected one time for the duration of the pool.

Options

Strikes/Lives - Allow entries more than one 'win' or 'strike' prior to them being eliminated.

Pick Limits - Allow entries the ability to select a team more than one time for the duration of the pool.

Start Week - Want to start a 2nd chance pool? Start a pool with the first pick some time after Week 1.

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Site News

  • Sep 21, 2018 - The 2018-2019 NHL Hockey is just over 2 weeks away now! We have pools rolling in daily and are pumped to get the season rolling. Set up your Survivor/Loser or Pick'em style pool today!
  • Jun 11, 2018 - Football Pools are now available for the 2018 NFL season! We now have 6 different offerings including Pick'em, Survivor, Loser, Margin, Pick 5/SuperContest and our new 20-Point Football. You can set up your pool today!
  • Jun 9, 2018 - We've brought back pick reminders for the 2018 season. You have to opt in when you create your entry and you should only receive them while your entry is still alive in elimination style pools. They will be sent on the morning of the first game each week.
  • Nov 22, 2017 - We've added a Slack workspace to communicate with pool managers. You can find a link to our workspace at the bottom of the site. It's the hashtag looking icon under Connect With HostedPools. We will be integrating it with our Trello boards so you can keep tabs on what ideas are out there as well as what we're currently working on.