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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15 Feb

End of Season Tournament

UPDATE 2/15/23

The Tournament Schedule and Tournament Rules are now available.

A few notes on the schedule:

1. We have received a few requests to be moved to a different division.  As stated at the President/Association Rep meeting on January 10, we are going strictly by MyHockeyRankings rating.  

2. See the Tournament Rules for details on how the 4, 5, and 8 team brackets work.  


Believe it or not, the end of the season is quickly approaching.  The End of Season tournament is scheduled for Feb 24-26 for AA and A division teams and for March 3-5 for B division teams. We are working the schedule so that teams will not play all three days, so will either play Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.  Games are scheduled at Goggin, Indian Hill Winter Club, South Metro Sports, Sports Plus, and Hobart Arena.  

We will be using the Rating from My Hockey Rankings (MHR) to determine divisions for the end of season tournament.  MHR updates on Wednesday, so we will pull the tournament order from the February 8 update to schedule the tournament.  This means that teams that played in the B division could play in the A end of season tournament or vice-versa.  Please check out your team on MHR and make sure all of your games are recorded on the site to ensure proper end of season tournament placement.  We will be splitting teams into 8, 5, or 4 team divisions for the tournament.  All teams will play at least 3 games.  How/Where the split happens will be determined by the MHR to try to keep teams as close in competition as possible.  

Current standings at MHR for BTHL teams can be seen at the links below.  The bottom 9 teams at 12U and 14U, and bottom 10 teams at 10U will play in March.  The others will play in February.  Keep in mind that these can change between now and February 8, so if you are near the cutoff, be aware your weekend could change.  Again, please make sure all of your games, league and non-league are making it to MHR to ensure proper placement in the end of season tournament. 

10U MHR Standings as of 2/8/23

12U MHR Standings as of 2/8/23

14U MHR Standings as of 2/8/23

25 Jan

2023 Annual Meeting

Our 2023 Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 7pm.  All associations should have at least one representative in attendance.  It will be a virtual meeting, Zoom or Google Meet links will be provided closer to the meeting date.  

13 Oct

Reminders for Score and Penalty Reporting

After all League and non-league games, a picture of the score sheet should be sent to scoresheet@buckeyetravelhockey.com.  For Home League games, be sure to go back to your Team Page and enter the game score, as well as upload a picture of the score sheet.  Thank you for helping us keep the schedules and standings up-to-date as the season progresses.  

Major and Misconduct penalties should be reported using the links on the Resources menu above.  Penalties should be reported for both League and Non-League games.  

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.

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