The Buckeye Travel Hockey League is the premier youth travel ice hockey league for "A" and "AA" 10U (Squirt), 12U (PeeWee), 14U (Bantam), and 16U and 18U (Midget) teams in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. 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 the seeding tournament held in September each year. BTHL league play crowns a regular-season champion in each division based on their final standings as posted throughout the season on this website. In addition, a Post-Season League Tournament is held at the end of February, crowning Tournament Champions in each division.
Preliminary division assignments have been posted. This year we used some different naming conventions, but the divisions are still intended to group teams of similar strength together so that games are competitive.
Teams that disagree with their placement may file a petition for a change of division. An link to an online petition form will be posted here soon. Petitions are due by Monday, September 23 at 5:00pm Eastern time. Only petitions submitted by the Coach, Team Manager, or Association Rep will be considered.
These are PRELIMINARY division assignments. Please do not schedule games based on these divisions. Even if you are not submitting a petition, the teams in the final divisions may differ from those posted now.
We are accepting applications for the 8U/Mite division thru September 5. Please use our 8U/Mite team application form.
We are still accepting applications for the Recreational divisions thru August 23. Please use our online team application form.
We have also posted a Q&A document about the new Recreational and 8U/Mite divisions.
Due to many recent inquiries and questions about the new Recreational League as well as a possible 8U/Mite division because of the recent announcement of the discontinuation of the MYHL House/Recreational League, the registration portal is still open for the new Recreational and Mite Divisions.
Buckeye Travel Hockey League