Originally Posted by mrpeterman
My son's HS coach and two pros at the local club all play in a 4.5 league and all three of them are former D1 players. There are no 5.0 or higher leagues around here.
The 40+ leagues allow 5.0 rated players to play 4.5 as long as they play on the highest line. Just because there are no 5.0 leagues in your area does not mean that they could no be a 5.0, and won't prevent them from being bumped back up to 5.0.