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 ask you to review this information thoroughly before reaching out with inquiries.

For your convenience, a Championships Game Center has been set up, offering schedules, stats, and brackets for the upcoming weekend.

Additionally, merchandise, personalized Championship banners, pucks, and tumblers will be available online only.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

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, features the Westchester Express vs. Islanders Hockey Club.

In case you missed the last thrilling matchup on Saturday, February 10th, where the PHA Icemen took on the Rockets Hockey Club, you can watch it here.

The THF has partnered with Play-by-Play Productions of Princeton, NJ to produce the HD telecasts. Play-by-Play is an industry leader in Live-Streaming elite youth and amateur sporting events, serving dozens of clients from throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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

14U Division: Nominating Coach: Ron Leef

15U Division: Nominating Coach: Patrick Fung

18U Division: Nominating Coach: Darius Radziszewski

Honorable Mentions
All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Mathias SilabanRocky Mountain RoughRiders15U21Forward
Albert AlcenicPremier TI Selects18U37Goalie

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 Mentions
All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Matthew KulikUtica Jr. Comets9U87Forward
Andrew MoawadPalmyra Black Knights14U39Goalie
Samuel GianiCyclones Academy15U55Defense

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 hockey program, the Northeast Generals organization provides a holistic approach to player development. With a players-first philosophy, the coaching staff is dedicated to supporting athletes on and off the ice, ensuring they reach their full potential.

The academy’s home rink at the New England Sports Village offers a world-class setting for training and competitions. This facility reflects the academy’s dedication to creating an environment where student-athletes can thrive, combining modern amenities with a supportive atmosphere.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the THF, Academy Director and Head Coach Matt Powers states, “I am thrilled to be a part of such an excellent, respected league, which will continue to help our players move forward in their hockey careers. I couldn’t ask for anything more for these players!”

For those interested in learning more about the Northeast Generals Academy, Coach Powers invites inquiries. Contact Coach Powers directly at mpowers@northeastgenerals.com to discover the opportunities awaiting aspiring hockey players.

About Tier 1 Hockey Federation
The Tier 1 Hockey Federation 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.

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. Don’t miss out on this exciting matchup, happening this Saturday, February 10th, at 7:10 pm at Bridgewater Sports Arena.

In case you missed the last thrilling matchup on Friday, February 2nd, where American Hockey Academy took on the Philadelphia Revolution you can watch it here.

The THF has partnered with Play-by-Play Productions of Princeton, NJ to produce the HD telecasts. Play-by-Play is an industry leader in Live-Streaming elite youth and amateur sporting events, serving dozens of clients from throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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 the New Mexico Ice Wolves.

Thomas, who hails from North Huntington, PA, has registered 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists), in 23 Tier 1 Hockey Federation (T1HF) appearances so far this season (through Jan 21), including four power-play goals for Esmark’s U18 AAA Midget Major squad.

Overall, this season to date, Thomas has tallied 54 points (28 goals, 26 assists), including nine power play goals and one shorthanded goal, in 48 games played for Esmark (through Jan. 21).

Naletov was called up by the Danbury Hat Tricks, who had previously tendered him for the 2024-25 season, for games against the Northeast Generals. He recorded an assist in two appearances.

Naletov, who hails from St. Petersburg, Russia, has recorded 13 points (3 goals and 10 assists) in 23 T1HF games to date, including one power play goal, for Esmark’s U18 AAA Midget Major squad.

The (6’1″ / 185 lbs.) forward has tallied 37 points (6 goals, 21 assists), including one power play goal, in 50 games played for Esmark’s U18 AAA Midget Major squad (through Jan. 21).

“It is a great opportunity for both of these guys,” said Stars head coach Dave Kosick. “It allowed them to get a taste of Junior A Hockey, spend some time with their respective clubs and coaching staffs, and get acclimated to the Junior experience.”

As always, the Tier 1 Hockey Federation is committed to celebrating and supporting the success of talented young athletes. If you have a player whose achievements you would like to see featured in our announcements, please fill out the form here. We are eager to share the stories of these rising stars as they advance in their hockey careers.

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 outstanding individual performances that stood out during the championships. The All Tournament Teams for each age group highlight the top players from the weekend

12U All Tournament Team:

Goaltender:

Defense:

Forwards:

14U All Tournament Team:

Goaltender:

Defense:

Forwards:

16U All Tournament Team:

Goaltender:

Defense:

Forwards:

18U All Tournament Team:

Goaltender:

Defense:

Forwards:

Congratulations to all the teams and players who participated in this memorable event!

Pittsburgh, PA – The Esmark Stars AAA Hockey Club of the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (T1HF) have announced that Esmark Stars 16U AAA Hockey forward Vitaliy Ulianov has signed a North American Hockey League (NAHL) tender agreement with the Johnstown Tomahawks.

The 17-year-old forward from Yavoriv, Ukraine, has recorded 15 points (7 goals and 8 assists), including three power play goals and one shorthanded goal in 19 T1HF games to date (Jan 20, 2024).

Overall the 5’11” / 175 lbs. forward has tallied 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists), including seven power play and one shorthanded goal, in 44 games played for Esmark’s U16 AAA Midget Minor squad (through Jan. 20).

The 2023-24 season is Ulianov’s third season overall with the Esmark Stars program.

During the 2022-23 season, Ulianov tallied 37 points (23 goals, 14 assists), including five power play goals and one shorthanded goal, in 40 T1HF games played for the 15U Stars squad.

Overall the 2022-23 season, Ulianov tallied 58 points (29 goals, 29 assists), including four power play goals and six shorthanded goals, in 55 games played for the 15U Stars squad, helping lead Esmark to the U15 AAA Midget Minor T1ER Dixon Cup Championship.

During the 2021-22 season, Ulianov tallied 75 points (45 goals, 30 assists), including eight power-play and one short-handed goals, in 56 games played for the 14U Bantam Major Esmark squad.

“Vitaliy is an extremely gifted forward who mixes a combination of Eastern European skill with the North American style,” said Esmark 16U head coach Yuri Krivokhija. “Similar to McClaine, Vitaliy’s continued development will provide Johnstown with a high-ended talented forward with the promise of being a solid offensive threat.”

Ulianov becomes the second member of the 2023-24 Esmark Stars U16 Midget Minor team and the sixth overall 2023-2024 Esmark Stars player to sign a tender with a Junior A club for the upcoming season.

Ulianov joins 16U teammate Emmet McClaine in signing a tender with the Tomahawks and joins U18 Esmark Stars Alex Thomas (Colorado Grit), Max Rutkowski (Oklahoma Warriors), Timur Naletov (Danbury Hat Tricks) and Mykyta Yalovyi (Lone Star Brahmas), who had all previously signed tender agreements with the NAHL teams.

Johnstown, who is in the NAHL’s nine-team East Division along with the Danbury Hat Tricks (CT), Maine Nordiques, Maryland Black Bears, New Hampshire Mountain Kings, New Jersey Titans, Northeast (MA) Generals, Philadelphia (PA) Rebels and Rochester (NY) Jr Americans, play in the Johnstown War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA, and are led by Head Coach Michael Letizia.

As always, the Tier 1 Hockey Federation is committed to celebrating and supporting the success of talented young athletes. If you have a player whose achievements you would like to see featured in our announcements, please fill out the form here. We are eager to share the stories of these rising stars as they advance in their hockey careers.

Here are your Tier 1 Hockey Federation Players of the Week and Peak Performer ending January 28th, 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. You can now commemorate their achievements with customizable Player of the Week merchandise available in the league store.

9U Division: Nominating Coach: Scott Usmail

10U Division: Nominating Coach: Magnus Elgstam

11U Division: Nominating Coach: Bryan Hluska

14U Division: Nominating Coach: Greg Vanover

15U Division: Nominating Coach: Jonathan Johnson

16U Division: Nominating Coach: Sean Freeman

18U Division: Nominating Coach: Skylar Miller

Honorable Mentions
All players nominated by a coach receive an Honorable Mention

Luca PatseyRed Bank Generals10U79Goalie
Adam DavinoMercer Chiefs10U29Goalie
Lucas TimparasMercer Chiefs11U87Forward
Deaglan DodgeUtica Jr Comets11U34Forward
Connor PhelpsTri-State Spartans14U24Forward
David FurmanWolfpack Hockey15U31Goalie
Sam GoldBiggby Coffee AAA16U37Center
Lucas MarshallAmerican Hockey Academy16U26Forward
Robert BirdColorado Springs Tigers18U21Forward
Collin McCloudTri-State Spartans18U1Goalie
Gavin ScottSkipjacks Hockey Academy18U15Forward
Dylan NewtonSan Jose Jr. Sharks18U31Goalie
Logan TomaselloAmerican Hockey Acadmey18U17Wing