THF East member organizations are from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
15U Pure (2008)
THF East offers two season structures to member organizations:
THF North offers two season structures to member organizations:
THF Central and THF West member organizations:
Games will be played at THF Events and scheduled games amongst THF members
THF East game counts differ by age division:
28 games: 9U (2014) – 14U (2009)
20 games: 15U (2008), 16U (2008/2007), and 18U (2006/2005)
USPHL will determine and publish game counts for the THF North age divisions.
THF West and THF Central:
12 game minimum to be eligible for THF Playoffs
No, teams in a full-season organization must meet certain standards such as being a Top 25 team in the national ranking system to qualify to participate as a partial season member. Extenuating circumstances may also be considered for partial season status (new roster additions, etc.)
Teams in an organization that meet the standard to qualify for partial season status may still elect to participate as a full season member team.
There is no limit to the number of teams in a member organization that can qualify for the partial season status.
Teams will receive a schedule matrix from the league and are responsible for scheduling their own games with their opponents.
Regular season commences on August 19th and shall be completed by February 11th.
No, teams will play an unbalanced schedule within their division.
Teams will NOT play every team- rather the schedule will be based on the appropriate level of competition for each team.
Yes, all age divisions and brackets will have playoffs at the end of the season.
Playoffs will be in a centralized location in North/Central New Jersey. Playoffs will be at the end of February.
*MassConn United is a scheduling partner and not eligible for playoffs
Why: Goal is to eliminate lopsided games and create a schedule matrix for each team that provides balanced competition
Yes, attendance is mandatory for all teams regardless if they are playing a full season schedule or partial season schedule.
The results of the parity games will be a major factor in determining a teams schedule matrix for the season. Given the time and cost of playing high level hockey, we think it is imperative for all teams to attend the event.
The goal is to create the most competitively balanced schedule for all organizations in the THF East.
THF North member organizations are from the following states: Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
15U Pure (2008)
No, THF East teams will only play THF East teams during the regular season and THF North teams will only play THF North teams during the regular season.
The THF will work with any teams from both divisions that wish to schedule supplemental cross-over games, but again, there will be no requirements for in-season play.
THF East partial season game counts differ by age division
16 Games: 19U (2014) – 13U (2010)
12 Games: 14U (2009) – 18U (2006/2005)
THF North affiliate season game counts differ by the number of teams in a division at each age group and will be determined and published by the USPHL.
Yes, the THF will have showcase events that are operated by the Exposure Series and USPHL. See dates under Events tab
Yes, all teams are expected to participate as either a full season or partial season team.
The THF will assign a schedule matrix of games within your division.
The matrix will be designed to provide the best level of competition for your team based on the results of the preseason parity event as well as other factors such as previous seasons results and roster changes during tryouts. The THF has a competition committee that will review schedules.
Within a division, a team can play opponent A four times, opponent B two times and opponent C zero times in a season.
For teams at the Non National bound ages (10U Minor-14U Minor), special attention will be paid to create a schedule matrix that will provide the best level of competition for a team with a focus on reducing travel and cost.
For National bound ages, the primary focus will be matching up teams based on improving National rankings and eliminating lopsided games (strength of schedule, comparable teams, etc.)
The THF East will use KRACH to determine playoff rankings.
All games will be scored using the GameSheet app. Clubs/team managers will be required to score games on an iPad using the GameSheet app and will be required to provide their own iPads.
Player stats and standings are updated on the THF website instantly. Electronic score sheets are easy to export to PDF format for printing.
There will be no paper score sheets for official league scoring.