2024 Championship Weekend

Congratulations to all the teams that have successfully advanced to the 2024 THF Championships! We are thrilled to kick off the excitement with weekend 1 of Championships. The featured divisions for this weekend include 12U-18U. To facilitate a smooth experience, we have provided Game Protocols and Tie Breakers/Points Awarded documents below to address any questions you may have. We kindly […]

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Game of the Week – Week 20

Join us for the THF Game of the Week, an exhilarating live-streamed hockey match every weekend on the Federations Hockey YouTube Channel. Throughout the season, family, friends, coaches, and scouts can tune in to catch the action-packed U18 THF matchups via the THF Mobile App or Website. This week’s featured game, our final Game of the Week of 2023-24, […]

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Week 19 Player of the Week

Here are your Tier 1 Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending February 11th, 2024. This weekly feature, running throughout the 2023-24 season, pays tribute to outstanding players across all divisions. Our honorees are selected from player nominations submitted by their respective coaches.9U Division: Nominating Coach: Roy Scott 13U Division: Nominating Coach: Vincent Tuzzalo […]

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Week 18 Player of the Week

Here are your Tier 1 Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending February 4th, 2024. This weekly feature, running throughout the 2023-24 season, pays tribute to outstanding players across all divisions. Our honorees are selected from player nominations submitted by their respective coaches. Honorable MentionsAll players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention […]

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Northeast Generals Join the THF for the...

The Northeast Generals Academy has proudly announced its membership in the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF) for the upcoming 2024-25 season. Situated in Attleboro, MA, the academy is renowned for its commitment to both hockey development and academic excellence. Comprising of Tier One AAA Academy teams, an NA3HL team, an NAHL team, and a youth […]

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Game of the Week – Week 19

Join us for the THF Game of the Week, an exhilarating live-streamed hockey match every weekend on the Federations Hockey YouTube Channel. Throughout the season, family, friends, coaches, and scouts can tune in to catch the action-packed U18 THF matchups via the THF Mobile App or Website. This week’s featured game showcases the PHA Icemen vs. Rockets Hockey Club. […]

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Esmark’s Naletov and Thomas...

Pittsburgh, PA – Esmark Stars AAA Hockey U18 forwards Alex Thomas and Timur Naletov were both called up to North American Hockey League (NAHL) Junior A Clubs for action this past weekend. Thomas was called up to the Colorado Grit, who had previously tendered him for the 2024-25 season, and saw action in games against […]

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2024 Central Champions

The Tier 1 Hockey Federation Central Conference Championships held last weekend in Chicago provided teams with a thrilling showcase of talent and competition. Congratulations to the deserving champions in each age category: 12U: Indiana Elite 14U: Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 16U: Team Illinois 18U: Rocky Mountain RoughRiders As THF celebrates their victories, we also recognize the […]

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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 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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Environment

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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