Tier 1 Hockey Federation 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. THF will be in partnership with Exposure Series and the United States Premier Hockey League to operate these events.
Please note that the schedule will be released 7-10 days before the event start date. Teams must be ready to play at 8 am on the first day. Games are scheduled to be completed by 4 p.m. local time on the final day.
The Tournament Director shall be responsible for resolving all inquiries or disputes regarding off-ice rule application or interpretation, player eligibility, disciplinary action or any other procedural disputes. He or she will not overturn any dispute concerning rules and/or the judgment applied by on-ice officials. All decisions of the Tournament Director are final.
A player may only play for one team in his own age group. A player must appear on the official roster. Every team must be USA Hockey or Hockey Canada registered for Insurance purposes.
Home and visiting teams are indicated on the tournament schedule. Home teams shall wear light colored jerseys. Visitors will wear dark jerseys. All jerseys must have a player number clearly displayed.
All players in the tournament are required to wear a colored – non-clear (Rule 304F) mouth guards. This is a USA Hockey rule.
Early Start Option:
All teams must be prepared to play their games fifteen (15) minutes prior to scheduled start time in the event games are ahead of schedule. Players must be ready to step onto the ice when the Zamboni finishes between games. Please have your teams prepared.
Each team is responsible for providing its own penalty box attendant
A three (3) minute warm up will take place before the start time of the game. Pucks will NOT be provided. Please bring warm up pucks for your team.
One 30 second time out is permitted per team per regulation time, teams are not permitted to use it in Overtime.
Length of Periods:
All games will be 3 x 15 min periods. All games tied at the end of regulation will go to a 3 versus 3 overtime with a 5 minute running clock. If the game is tied after the 5 minute overtime, the game will end in a tie.
There will be a one (1) minute break between each period.
The mercy rule shall be in effect. Running time shall be applied when the goal differential is 7 goals or more in the second or third period. If the goal differential returns to 6 goals, stop time is applied. Coaches may agree to run time earlier in the game.
All on-ice officials are currently and completely registered and in good standing with USA Hockey and their respective State Association or the international Ice Hockey Federation, (llHF). Games will be played under USA Hockey rules.
Penalty times will be as follows: Minor 1:30 minutes, Major 4:00 minutes, Misconduct 8:00 minutes.
Any player and/or team official who is in receipt of a match penalty or gross misconduct will be suspended for any remaining games and subject to USA Hockey and Hockey Canada discipline. Any player that receives a second major penalty will result in an ejection from the remaining games of the weekend.
On Ice Altercations:
Eastern Exposure Series abides by the rules and regulations set forth by USA Hockey. If a game is interrupted by on ice fighting between players and /or bench staff, then the clock will continue to run. Games times will not be restored until the whistle has blown on the play that immediately follows the on-ice fight. Minutes lost will not be restored.
Tie Breakers and Shootout for Seeded Games
In the event of a tie in standings for seeding, the following criteria will be used to determine the team’s placement.
For seeded games, if the game is still tied after overtime, then teams will participate in a shootout until there is a winner. The shootout is for advancement purposes only.
Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.
The maximum goal differential attainable per game is +/- 7.
NOTE: If the team contact is not traveling with the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person available for any questions or concerns during the event.
Creating a hotel team block:
Reserving individual rooms: