NHL Loser Hockey Pools

How to Play

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


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

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

Loser Hockey Pools will be available on 2017/08/27 12:00pm.

Site News

  • 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.
  • Nov 1, 2017 - We've moved some of the manager specific menu items into the Manager Tools dashboard to tidy up the menu on mobile devices. We're also adding some reports as well as a simple text editor for the pool note and pool emails to the Manager Tools as part of a revamp of that section.
  • Oct 26, 2017 - We're working on bringing pick reminders back to the site. New registrations will have the option to allow them when they register. All existing users will have them turned on by default but will be able to turn them off on the account page.
  • Sep 6, 2017 - The NFL has officially moved the Tampa Bay/Miami game to their mutual Week 11 bye. As a result, we have moved the game to Week 11 and it is no longer available for selection in Week 1. Any entries that had selected Tampa or Miami have had their selection cleared, and were sent an email notification to update their selection.