Tri-State Spartans Join for the 2023-24...

The Tri-State Spartans, a regional AAA hockey team based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, are making a major leap in their hockey program. The team has announced that they will be joining the Tier 1 Hockey Federation for the 2023-24 season. Entering into their 10th season, the Spartans offer a regional AAA option for players at […]

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Soo Indians Join for the 2023-24 Season

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation is proud to announce the newest member of their league – the Soo Indians. Hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Indians bring with them a Tier 1 18U AAA team for the 2023-2024 season. This news comes as a great achievement for the Soo Indians, who have been working […]

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All Season Teams Posting Schedule

Be on the lookout as All Season Teams will be announced weekly by divisions. Posting schedule is below

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Rockets Advance to Nationals

Congratulation to Rockets Hockey Club as their 15U and 16U teams head to the 2023 USA Hockey Nationals the last weekend of March! The Rockets organization is committed to providing leadership, focus, and the drive to push each player beyond their perceived limitations in order to maximize their abilities and potential as complete hockey players. The organization also places a strong […]

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Pittsburgh Predators Join for the...

Tier 1 Hockey Federation is excited to announce the Pittsburgh Predators as a new member for the 2023-2024 season. The Predators play out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Ice Castle Arena with eight teams including 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 15U, 16U, and 18U. The Pittsburgh Predators are responsible for advancing more than 150 hockey players […]

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USPHL Cup Concludes the THF Season

Tier 1 Hockey Federation has concluded their 2022-2023 regular season with the USPHL Cup. The cup brings the THF South, USPHL North, and THF West conferences together for the season-ending  Championship for 15U, 16U, and 18U. Sunday Recaps: 15U: The Rockets Hockey Club Elite took home the USPHL Cup 15U AAA title after defeating the Jersey Hitmen 3-2. […]

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USPHL Cup This Weekend

The USPHL Cup brings the THF South, USPHL North, and THF West conferences together for the season ending Championship this weekend. The following teams will compete in a 3 game round robin with the top 2 teams facing off in the finals. 18U – THF Champions Esmark and Hitmen 16U – THF South Champion, THF […]

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Rockets Head to District Championships

Congratulations to Rockets Hockey Club on having their 14U, 15O, and 18U teams advance to the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) Tier 1 Championships! 3 out of 4 Rocket teams who played in the National Bound Qualifiers last weekend are heading to Championships this weekend at Ice House. The 12U District Championship also takes place this weekend in Hackensack, […]

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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 100 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 the Eastern Hockey League. 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.

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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 EHL

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