Tabletop hockey has been a long running tradition in Canadian homes for many years. The earliest games date back to the early 1930's. From scrap wood and coat hanger wire, Donald H. Munro Sr. launched a cultural phenomenon. Over the years table hockey games have evolved from stationary players made of wood, plastic and tin to full 3D characters that move along a slot. Game boards come very close to resembling the real action of ice hockey. There's no question that tabletop hockey has come a long way since its early days. The phenomenon has spread worldwide and in this current age there are plenty of leagues throughout the world. The game of tabletop hockey has become a professional hobby for many. There is even a World Championship that is held bi-yearly. The game has left its mark on millions of players.
The Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League hopes to rekindle that love. The LTHL was formed in the summer of 2015. The league launched its inaugural season on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015. A total of six teams representing the original six hockey teams formed the league. Each teamed played a total of 50 games in an eight week season. Four of the league's six teams advanced to the postseason which included the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks and Boston Bruins. In the end, the Chicago Black Hawks defeated the Boston Bruins 4-0 in a best of seven series to win the playoffs and become the first ever LTHL Champions.
The excitement continues on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 with the premiere of our second season. With an extended schedule and more players, the competition will be stronger than ever before. The league will also be debuting a new game which will be played at the end of every league night. "King of the Hill" is a hybrid of basic table hockey and provides thrilling, fast paced excitement. Players are trapped in a sudden death situation and must run the gauntlet to try to become the King of the Hill. Points are tracked based on eliminations and are tallied for the entire season.
The LTHL wants to bring back the fun and exciting competition of tabletop hockey to the area. In a town where the amount of recreational activities have diminished over the years, the LTHL looks to resurrect a tradition. The 2015 season was a success and things are only going to get bigger and better for the Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League. Join us and experience a league full of enthusiastic players and nonstop fun.