tier 1 hockey federation


The Tier 1 Hockey Federation will host their second annual parity event on April 22-23, 2023. The purpose of the Parity event is to give teams a chance to display their teams’ ability prior to the THF seeding every team in our league. Each team will play three 30 minute run time games giving teams a chance to compete versus a range of opponents over the time that it would take to play 1-2 Level 2 games. This will allow us to create a competitive schedule for each team limiting lopsided scores throughout the season.


frequently asked


Why does the THF host a parity event?

The parity event is a way for teams to display their ability on the ice before the schedule is created. Many times, the team's ability is decided off the ice, where the league wants to give teams a chance to prove themselves on the ice.

Why are the games only 30 minutes in length?

This allows each team to play multiple opponents in the time that it would take to play 1-2 full length games.

Why are there no power plays?

Power Plays / Penalty kills do not show how good a team is from a competitive standpoint. The league looks at competitiveness among the teams 5 on 5. Other options like penalty shots would take up too much game time.

Is the league only looking at scores?

No, the league is using advanced analytics such as scoring chances and puck possession to evaluate the games and competitive level of each team.

What happens if a team does not have their full roster at the event?

The league is in communication with the teams coach and director to learn about the team and factors that influence the outcome of the games.

Will my team play everyone in the league?

The THF is focused on the competitive balance of all teams' schedules. The THF will use an unbalanced schedule, simply you will not play all of the teams in your division.