About the Buckeye Travel Hockey League

The Buckeye Travel Hockey League is the premier youth travel ice hockey league for "AA," "A," and "B" 10U, 12U, and 14U teams in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The BTHL’s 8U Mite Division includes teams from the region which play in Jamborees with league associations every weekend starting in November. The BTHL is a part of USA Hockey's MidAm district. 

League teams will play in various skill level divisions within each age group based on results from seeding games played in September each year. BTHL awards both regular-season and post-season tournament championships in each division.

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Scoreboard

Final
Swords 12U - Bogard
0
Miami 12U - Brennan
7
8:45 AM | Arctic Zone
Evansville Thunder 14U - Mills
Indy Jr Fuel 14U - Dufek
10:30 AM | Goggin B Pad
Swords 12U - Bogard
Miami 12U - Brennan
11:30 AM | Arctic Zone
Evansville Thunder 14U - Mills
Indy Jr Fuel 14U - Dufek
25 Sep

Final Divisions for all Travel Divisions (AA/A/B)

Final divisions are below - you can now begin scheduling League Games. Divisions of 6 or 5 teams will play 16 league games. Divisions of 4 teams will play 12 league games. All AA/A Division League games should be played by February 19, 2023. All B Division games should be played by February 26, 2023.  We believe we were able to accommodate every playing level request, but not necessarily every travel request. We did our best, but with the wide geographic area we cover, it was not always possible to prevent long distance games.

A team representative - either the Club Admin, the Coach or Manager should enter all HOME League games into the website as they are scheduled. To do so, go to your team page by clicking Account at the very top, then Teams on the left. Click the Team Page link next to the appropriate team and then Games on the left. You should see a +Game button on the page. Click that, choose the opponent, date, time and location. Important Note: only League games should be entered into the site.

Once the game is played, the home team is responsible to enter the game results. The home team must go back to the Games page to enter the score and upload the score sheet, no later than Monday evening after the weekend games. We ask you to keep on top of this and not wait to enter everything at the end. We want to see that teams are getting the necessary games scheduled and that they are being played.  

To see contact info for the teams in your Division, from your team page, click Contacts on the left.

If your Club uses Crossbar, we were told games entered on the league site will flow down to your Team page on your Club site, but in my brief testing that did not happen. I have reached out to Crossbar to figure out why, or if there is a delay in the process and I was too impatient. We hope to have more information on this in the next day or two.

Please let us know if you have any questions or issues using the new Website.

         AA/A Final Divisions                       B Final Divisions

23 Sep

22-23 Preliminary AA/A and B divisions

DO NOT START SCHEDULING GAMES BASED ON THIS INFORMATION.  WAIT UNTIL MONDAY WHEN THE DIVISIONS ARE FINAL

Preliminary divisions are available for both the AA/A and B/Rec divisions.  We have gone back to the color naming for the A divisions, and have come up with a naming scheme for the B divisions.  

AA/A Teams have until 5pm tomorrow - Saturday September 24 to Appeal their division placement using this form.

         AA/A Divisions                         B Divisions

On Monday, when we post the final divisions, we will also be sending out contact information and instructions on how to load your League Games into the website. 

DO NOT START SCHEDULING GAMES BASED ON THIS INFORMATION. WAIT UNTIL MONDAY WHEN THE DIVISIONS ARE FINAL

14 Sep

Seeding Tournament Schedule and Rules

We will be using the Hobart Arena, Miami Goggin Ice Center, Indian Hill Winter Club, and Sports Plus rinks for the Seeding Tournament..

Please see the following links for the schedule and rules. It will probably be easiest to find your team on the Teams tab, and from there look at the tab for the rink where they will play to find your game times.

Seeding Tournament Schedule                Seeding Tournament Rules

Please be sure to bring a copy of your approved USA Hockey roster when you check in for your first game and email the link to president@buckeyetravelhockey.com.  Players will also need to individually check in when they arrive.  

Teams will NOT need to enter anything for the Seeding Games into the BTHL website. Please refer only to the link above for 2022-23 Teams and Seeding Game schedules. Teams and Divisions will not be created on the website until after the Seeding Game results are evaluated.

8 Sep

Team Applications

It was brought to our attention that the links to team applications for the 2022-23 season had not been posted on the website. If you did not receive an email with applications links, please use the links below.

For all teams except 8U:

https://new.buckeyetravelhockey.com/teamapplication

For 8U Teams:

https://new.buckeyetravelhockey.com/teamapplication8u

If you have already submitted an application, invoices will be sent soon. If you have not submitted your team application, please do so immediately so we can begin to schedule our seeding games.

8 Sep

BTHL Meeting Summary and Slides

Thanks to everyone who was able to make the meeting.

Slides are available here.

A couple of additional notes:

Associations planning 8U teams please coordinate with Jamie Williamson about number of teams, relative skill level, and available ice. Email jamie.williamson@daytonstealth.com

Associations please review the Gamesheet FAQ and let us know your vote on using this electronic gamesheet/scoresheet in the league this year. This would replace paper scoresheets and eliminate the need for team managers to separately upload scoresheet photos and report penalties and scores. Home teams would need to provide an iPad to use during games.

Also let us know your vote on whether we should run a Seeding Tournament for the B/Rec division this year.

Email buckeyetravelhockey@gmail.com with your votes.

Team Applications will be online soon. A link will be posted on the BTHL website.

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