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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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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

By BTHL 03/21/2020, 1:00pm EDT

Updated May 7, 2020 — All hockey activities (i.e. try outs, tournaments, camps, etc.) are suspended until at least June 15, 2020. This date will continue to be monitored and updated as necessary.

Associations and teams should not be conducting tryouts, workouts, practices, or any other in-person team activities at this time.

As the situation continues to evolve, please review the Midam website and USA Hockey Player Safety pages for additional and/or updated information.

UPDATE: Tournament Information Posted

The 2019-20 "B" Division End of Season Tournament page is available under the "Tournaments" tab on the main menu. Most teams will complete their bracket in one day. Tournament rules will be posted and linked on the tournament page soon. Schedule changes are not anticipated but teams should recheck their game times before the weekend.

8U/Mite EOS Jamboree Schedule:
8U teams will play in an EOS Jamboree on Sunday March 1 at either Goggin or Indian Hill Winter Club. The schedule is posted here:  8U EOS Schedule

Good luck to all of our BTHL teams as we wrap up the BTHL 2019-20 season!

B Division End of Season Tournament
B division teams will play February 28 to March 1.  Final brackets will determine locations of tournaments to attempt to minimize travel and/or overnights.

8U/Mite:
8U teams will play in an EOS Jamboree on Sunday March 1 at either Goggin or Indian Hill Winter Club. 

We expect to release the schedules by Monday, February 25 at 8pm.  As we are able to release more specific schedules we will post them on the website.

BTHL End of Season Tournament Rinks
Goggin Ice Center
610 S. Oak St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-9800

Lexington Ice Center
560 Eureka Springs
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 269-5681 or (859) 269-5686

Indian Hill Winter Club
10005 Fletcher Rd
Camp Dennison, OH 45111
(513) 576-9444

Sports Plus
10765 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-769-1010

South Metro Sports
10561 Success Lane
Centerville, OH 45458
(937) 885-7590

2019-20 "A" Travel End of Season Tournament

By BTHL 02/18/2020, 1:30am EST

To all Coaches, Managers, BTHL Board and Commissioners:
Thank you all for your help with another season of BTHL hockey, and congratulations to our Regular Season Division Champions!

Like your own associations, we depend on the work of volunteers. We know and understand that you have been waiting for the schedule for the end-of-season tournament. Please remember that final league games occured just two days ago so there is a  limited time frame to complete and publish the final schedule.

As we emphasized in the pre-season call (last summer), some teams will play on Friday starting as early as 12:00pm. We do our best to avoid asking teams to miss school but it is unavoidable on this one day of the season.

"A" Travel Divisions End-of-Season Tournament
We have scheduled nearly 120 games for over 80 teams at six different facilities and eight sheets of ice. The master schedule is posted under the Tournaments tab.

TEAMS PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE TOURNAMENT GAMES TO YOUR LEAGUE GAME SCHEDULE AS THIS WILL CREATE DUPLICATES.

This year we have used multiple format types for the playoffs. All divisions have a two-game minimum. We are using a modified double-elimination format, or a pool play/round-robin format (in some cases not all teams play each other). We have regrouped the teams to try to ensure the best competition and parity. Substantial effort was taken to increase the chances for competitive and fun games for all participants. We feel we have created situations where almost every game could be meaningful and that in most cases almost every team would have a chance at making it to the championship game. The goal was to create as much parity as possible and as a result some divisions were small. The potential cost included possibly more overnight stays and some situations where a team could end up playing three games in a day (usually when a losing team plays back in through the losers bracket).  Our hope is that the changes that were made are improvements from last year.

Please note that the brackets playing double-elimination switch to single-elimination in the final game. There is no rematch if it is the losing team’s first loss.

There is very little we can do to change the schedule at this point. If you believe you have found a critical error please let us know, and please try to suggest a solution. Due to limited ice times some schedules may not appear ideal.  Unfortunately these types of situations occur with tournaments of this magnitude over a 3 day period.  We expect all participants to do their part to accept the schedule as is and make the best of it.

As always we recommend that any hotel reservations have a cancellation option. There are no restrictions on hotel choice for this tournament.

Scoresheets will be provided at tournament check-in. Each team will need to bring stickers (preferred) or fill in their rosters. Please be sure you have sufficient stickers for all copies of the scoresheet for all your potential games. All teams should have a copy of their current USA Hockey Approved Roster.

Remember this is a completely volunteer run tournament. We appreciate and depend on your support. We will require a scorekeeper/timekeeper from the home team/visiting team for each game.

Updated tournament rules will be posted soon. All decisions of the tournament director are final.

BTHL End of Season Tournament Rinks
Goggin Ice Center
610 S. Oak St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-9800

Hamilton Center Ice Arena
2501 Lincoln Park Drive
Columbus, IN 47202
(812) 376-2686

Indian Hill Winter Club
10005 Fletcher Rd
Camp Dennison, OH 45111
(513) 576-9444

Northland Ice Center
10400 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-563-0008

Sports Plus
10765 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-769-1010

South Metro Sports
10561 Success Lane
Centerville, OH 45458
(937) 885-7590
 


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