To Coaches, Managers, Schedulers, Division Commissioners, Tournament Directors, BTHL Association Reps and Board:

Thanks to all teams for getting their final game results entered quickly, and for your patience as we finished reviewing the schedule. We are scheduling over 100 games at six different rinks on nine pads, as well as arranging for trophies, score sheets, referees, and apparel vendors. Also thanks to those who contributed helpful suggestions for improving the schedule.

With the final division standings now completed we can release the schedule for the End of Season tournament.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mu6ine26edZmf9Jx7_WzKfCZ_B_pKPkeYJXPG1iM3ws/edit?usp=sharing

There are some changes from the original schedule published. Please check your schedules. Several teams were switched to a higher or lower division for better competitive matchups based on regular season results. In some cases this added or removed teams from the division bracket which caused schedule adjustments for more or fewer games. We also worked to eliminate Fri-Sat-Sun games that were originally possible for some teams.

We are trying a couple of different formats to see what works with the hope to improve the tournament format in the coming seasons. Bantam AA will play a crossover format where the North and South divisions were seeded 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 etc. Peewee AA Gold and Silver will play together in one division seeded based on league game results, coach input, and also looking at My Hockey rankings as additional information.

We have double checked the games and believe there is adequate time between games and no overlaps but if you find any issues please notify buckeyetravelhockey@gmail.com. We will not be changing anything other than scheduling errors at this point.

Schedules will be loaded into the website within the next 48 hours. This is a separate manual process so please be patient. Before games check schedules at rink for any last minute changes.

Some other reminders:

  1. Schedules are very tight. Teams must be available to play up to 15 minutes before scheduled time and must not delay getting in or out of locker rooms.
  2. To be eligible to play in the End of Season tournament, a player must have played in at least 50% of the regular season games for their team. Players with prolonged illness or injury may petition for an exception (please provide a doctor’s note indicating dates and clearance to return to play).
  3. Remember this is a completely volunteer run tournament. We appreciate your support. We will require a scorekeeper/timekeeper from the home team/visiting team for each game.
  4. Tournament rules will be posted on the Buckeye League website.

                          

BTHL 2015-16 Year End Tournament Rinks

Canlan Ice Sports

3869 Ice Way Map

Ft Wayne, IN 46805

260-387-6614

Cincinnati Gardens

2250 Seymour Avenue Map

Cincinnati, OH 45212

513-631-7793

Northland Ice Center

10400 Reading Road Map

Cincinnati, OH 45241

513-563-0008

South Metro Sports

10561 Success Lane Map

Centerville, OH 45458

(937) 885-7590

Sports Plus

10765 Reading Rd Map

Cincinnati, OH 45241

513-769-1010

Hobart Arena

255 Adams St Map

Troy, OH 45373

937-339-2911