THF South member organizations are from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
10U Minor (2013) and Major (2012)
12U Minor (2011) and Major (2010)
14U Minor (2009) and Major (2008)
15U Pure (2007)
THF South offers two season structures to member organizations:
USPHL North offers two season structures to member organizations
THF South game counts differ by age division:
28 games: 10U Minor (2013) – 14U Major (2008)
20 games: 15U (2007), 16U (2007/2006) and 18U (2005/2004)
USPHL will determine and publish game counts for the USPHL North age divisions.
No, teams in a full-season organization must meet certain standards such as being a Top 20 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 20th and shall be completed by February 12th.
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.
The USPHL Championship, playoff between the top teams from the THF South and the USPHL North, will be the weekend of either March 3-4th or March 10-11th depending upon the district championships.
*MassConn United is a scheduling partner and not eligible for playoffs
KRACH is an implementation of a statistical technique called logistic regression. In simple terms, it is a team’s winning ratio* team’s strength of schedule.
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 South.
USPHL North member organizations are from the following states: Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
15U Pure (2007)
No, THF South teams will only play THF South teams during the regular season and USPHL North teams will only play USPHL 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 South partial season game counts differ by age division
16 Games: 10U Minor (2013) – 14U Minor (2009)
12 Games: 14U Major (2008) – 18U (2005/2004)
USPHL 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.
No, the THF season schedule is a series of home and away games only.
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 South will use KRACH to determine playoff rankings.
Playoff divisions, Platinum or Diamond, will be determined after the first publication of KRACH ratings around the end of November.
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.