The Ohio Prospects, a Tier 1 AAA hockey organization, have officially declared their participation in the 2024-25 season of the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF). As they enter their 20th season since establishment in 2004 and mark the fourth year of full-season teams, Ohio Prospects is gearing up for a new chapter.
Established on the principles of a “players first” mentality, Ohio Prospects has consistently set the bar high for player development. The organization is renowned for its commitment to fostering the growth of young hockey players, and this philosophy is reflected in every aspect of their programs. From U18 to squirt teams, Ohio Prospects instills a common approach across all levels, emphasizing a style of play characterized by creativity, intelligence, and hard work.
One of the key pillars of Ohio Prospects’ success lies in its dedicated coaching staff. Committed to the development of their players, the coaches bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization. The Ohio Prospects will continue to call Gilmour Academy and Euclid C. E. Orr Arena home for the upcoming season. Ohio Prospects is “Excited to join the THF as this challenge will be another great opportunity for the 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.