THF Players Drafted in the 2024 NAHL...

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) continues to demonstrate its prowess in developing top-tier hockey talent, as evidenced by the impressive representation in the 2024 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Draft. Held on Wednesday, June 12th, the draft saw a total of 40 THF players and alumni being selected, highlighting the federation’s role as a […]

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Flyers Elite’s Myers Commits to...

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) is excited to announce that Flyers Elite forward Colin Myers has committed to play College Hockey Federation Division 2 hockey at Penn State University – Harrisburg. Myers, a talented forward hailing from Philadelphia, PA, has demonstrated his prowess on the ice through his contributions to both the Flyers Elite […]

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Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Rebrand as...

Pittsburgh, PA – The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club has announced that their Tier I program has rebranded as Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey, effective immediately, for the 2024-2025 season. The Pittsburgh Stars AAA Hockey program, the oldest Tier I AAA program in the Mid-American District (founded in 1984 and continuously providing elite training and showcase opportunities […]

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Trio of Philadelphia Revolution Players...

Trio of Philadelphia Revolution Players Commit to College Hockey Programs The Tier 1 Hockey Federation is proud to announce that three standout players from the Philadelphia Revolution have made commitments to further their hockey careers at various esteemed college programs across the United States. Reilley Burke, a skilled defenseman hailing from Lehighton, Pennsylvania, and a […]

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37 THF Players Drafted in the 2024 NCDC...

Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) is proud to announce a remarkable achievement in the closure of the 2024 USPHL National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) draft. The Draft will be held in two phases – the first in which teams select players born in 2007 and 2008; and the second four-round phase in which teams select […]

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The West Chester Wolves 16U and 18U...

The West Chester Wolves 16U and 18U Academy Teams have cemented their place in the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) as scheduling partners for the upcoming 2024-25 season. With a rigorous 60-game schedule awaiting them, including playoffs, the Wolves are poised to face off against top-tier opponents from the Academy, Prep, and AAA circuits. Backed […]

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24 THF Players Drafted in the 2024 USHL...

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) is proud to announce a remarkable achievement in the recently concluded 2024 United States Hockey League (USHL) draft. A total of 24 talented players from THF members and guest teams have been selected, marking a significant recognition of the Federation’s commitment to nurturing top-tier hockey talent. In Phase 1 […]

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Sylvania North Stars Join THF for...

The Sylvania Youth Hockey Club (SYHI) has long been a cornerstone of hockey development in Sylvania, Ohio. With a commitment to fostering a love for the game at all levels, SYHI has consistently provided opportunities for players of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. As the 2024-25 season approaches, the announcement of the Sylvania North Stars […]

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Tier 1 Hockey Federation

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation ("THF") is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Tier-I Youth Hockey League that offers a highly competitive environment for Tier 1 and elite clubs nationwide, with an unbalanced schedule that ensures top-level play. The THF is managed by a team of dedicated professionals with over 290 AAA teams, ranging from 9U-18U age levels.

One of the key advantages of the THF is its ability to bring together clubs from multiple leagues and states, providing a unique opportunity for young players to compete against the best in the country. But what truly sets the THF apart is the fact that it's the only organization whose members operate franchises in the top junior hockey leagues in the US for NCAA Division I commitments, including the USHL, NAHL, NCDC, and the top two junior hockey leagues for NCAA Division III commitments, the USPHL Premier Division and Elite Division. This unique structure ensures that THF players have access to a wide variety of opportunities to further their hockey careers at the college level and beyond.










Run by rink owners, creating the best possible environment for our players and families:  if you want a league that is run by full-time, professional hockey executives, whose only goal is to provide high quality, affordable on-ice competition, the THF is for you

National Showcases

The THF offers optional showcases to teams to make scheduling easier as the league expands Nationally along with increasing scouting exposure 

Competitive Scheduling

Elite competition based on a unbalanced schedule to support geography, competitive games and national rankings

Spring Parity

Spring parity event to ensure quality competition

Direct Pipeline

A direct pipeline to junior hockey and NCAA hockey, with THF member organizations holding ownership in junior organizations that are members of the following: USHL, NAHL, NCDC, and USPHL Premier and Elite

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