Bethesda, MD – Today, the Tier 1 Hockey Federation “THF” is excited to announce that the league will offer showcases for the 2023-24 season. The THF schedule is based on full and partial seasons of home and away games for its member teams. With the growth of the THF, the league wanted to offer showcases to make it easier for teams to play more games within the league. The THF will offer showcases for all ages (9U-18U) throughout the USA giving teams the flexibility to build a schedule that works for each team.

THF will be in partnership with Exposure Series to operate the THF Showcases. Exposure Series is a USA Hockey Sanctioned, Tier I youth hockey showcase series that provides elite AAA games throughout the US while trying to provide maximum collegiate and junior hockey exposure for its club members and families. The Exposure Series is managed by SuperSeries AAA.

In addition to the THF Showcase, select United States Premier Hockey League events will be part of the THF Showcase Series next season. The USPHL is an American ice hockey league that was founded in 2012. They have grown to over 60 organizations with teams in the National Collegiate Development Conference, Premier, Elite, 18U, 16U, 15U, and High Performance youth divisions. All of these showcases will count toward the THF league standings. Showcase dates for the 2023-24 season are listed below.

Tony Zasowski, Commissioner of the THF, said he is “excited to give teams the opportunity to play from coast to coast while maximizing exposure for our member teams.”

THF Showcases powered by Exposure Series

  • September 15-17, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN (14U-18U)
  • September 22-25, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA (14U-18U)
  • October 7-9, 2023 – Ft. Wayne, IN (9U-13U)
  • December 1-4, 2023 – Superior, CO (14U-18U)
  • December 8-11, 2023 – Hershey, PA (ALL ages)
  • January 5-7, 2024 – Connecticut (9U-14U)
  • Jan 12-15, 2024 –
    • Ann Arbor, MI (14U-19U)
    • Indianapolis, IN (9U-13U)
  • January 26-28, 2024 – Chicago – Playoffs for West Teams

USPHL Showcases (Part of THF Showcase Series)

  • Sept 29-Oct 1 – Boston Jr. Bruins Shootout (14U-18U)
  • October 26-29, 2023 – Fall Beantown Classic: (14U-18U)
  • November 3-5 – USPHL Hitmen Classic (15UU-18U
  • January 5-7, 2024 – Winter Beantown Classic (15-18U

The Showcases will allow for guest teams to participate.  Teams interested in participating in the THF as a member team or attending one of the events as a guest team should complete the THF inquiry form.

Tier 1 Hockey Federation (“THF”) is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Elite Tier-1 Youth Hockey League. The THF provides elite-level competition through an unbalanced schedule among Tier 1 and elite clubs across the U.S. The THF is managed by full-time professional staff and initially has over 100 elite or AAA teams from 9U-18U committed for its inaugural 2022-23 season. The THF brings together clubs from multiple leagues and states and is the only organization whose members operate franchises in the top junior hockey leagues in the US for NCAA Division I commitments: USHL, NAHL, NCDC and the top two junior hockey leagues for NCAA Division III commitments, the USPHL Premier Division and the Eastern Hockey League.

SuperSeries AAA is the leading AAA/Tier I tournament and showcase company in North America. SuperSeries hosts 50 events annually throughout the USA and Canada, including the signature events Boston Breakout, Top Tie, the Triple Crown and The Clash. SuperSeries also sponsors the Exposure Series including both the Midwest and Eastern Series, monthly showcase events designed to promote our customers’ players to play in college. SuperSeries AAA is led by Jeremy Dallow and ex-NHLers Steve Dubinsky and Wayne Primeau.

The United States Premier Hockey League of 2021-2022 is the nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States and parts of Canada. The USPHL fields approximately 550 teams representing over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20. Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL has more than 1,300 alumni playing college hockey in 2021-22 and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.