SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
It’s been quite a while since our last news update. We hope
everyone is doing great. Since our last news update the world has changed quite
a bit. The COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into a frenzy back in March. We
were able to complete the competitive portion of our fifth season but the
pandemic forced us to postpone the awards ceremony.
A lot of you are wondering about the future for the Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League. Our sixth season was supposed to be starting this fall. After a lot of consideration the difficult decision has been made to indefinitely postpone the upcoming season of table hockey. We know this won’t sit well with some but after considering the safety precautions along with the location of play we feel it just isn’t the right time to return to play.
The LTHL apologizes to all players but we feel this is the right course of action for the time being. No, this isn’t the end of the league and when things get better we will be making a return of epic proportions. We look ahead to 2021 and have a positive outlook on this pandemic situation getting better. If conditions do improve by the spring we have thought about the possibility of having a special event to bring the league together.
Once again, apologies to everyone who was excited to play but we have to look at the reality of this situation. We will take a break and look forward to getting back to playing the game we love in 2021!
Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League
JANUARY 29, 2020
The LTHL would like to congratulate the Boston Bruins on becoming the 2019-2020 LTHL Champions last night! Ben Hebb led the Bruins to championship victory for our milestone fifth season.
PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS
JANUARY 19, 2020
We have launched a new page where you can keep track of all the results for the upcoming LTHL Playoffs. Get up to date on both matchups for the semifinal round.
REGULAR SEASON CONCLUDES
JANUARY 18, 2019
The regular season has concluded for the 2019-2020 season. It was a big week for the league as first place in the standings was still up for grabs. Chicago would need to win all games and Toronto would need to lose all games in order for Chicago to take first place. The final positions for teams would be decided for the Playoffs.
Chicago was feeling the pressure as the team would need to win all of their week twelve games and hope that Toronto would lose all of theirs. Unfortunately for Chicago, Toronto would end up claiming two wins to clinch the regular season for 2019-2020. However, Chicago ended the season scorching hot as the team would win all of their week's games to extend their winning streak to twelve games. Cody Nodding once again subbed in and claimed two wins. Chicago captain Kerry Emino would make his return after a month's absence and pick up two wins to start off 2020 on a high note. Kerry's performance would also net him Player of the Week. He would defeat LTHL rookie Logan Langille of Toronto 7-3 in his first game. He would also pick up his first shutout of the season with a 1-0 victory over Boston captain Ben Hebb. Chicago finishes the season in second place.
The 2019-2020 regular season was won by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Captain Shane Weaver played another successful season clinching all of the league leading titles for the second consecutive season. This includes most goals, most wins, hat tricks and shutouts. He would also claim the title for King of the Hill by finishing first on the leaderboard this season. This marks his first King of the Hill title. For the second season in a row Shane has proved to be the most dominant player in the regular season. He was joined late in the season by his new teammate and league rookie Logan Langille. While Logan searches for his first LTHL career win he is showing plenty of improvement and will be a player to watch for in the 2020-2021 season.
The final night of King of the Hill would see Kerry Emino top off his successful week as he claimed the crown for week twelve. He racked up four consecutive eliminations including one over the King of the season, Shane Weaver. Kerry would end the season in second place.
The Playoff bracket is set for next week's LTHL Playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens face off with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Black Hawks will collide with the Boston Bruins. Each series will be contested under the best of seven games format. The winners of these two series will advance to the LTHL Championship final on January 28th. Which team will end the commemorative fifth season as the champion? It all begins this Tuesday night at 6:30 PM!
WEEK ELEVEN UPDATE
JANUARY 12, 2020
Week eleven marks the penultimate week of the regular season. All members returned to the game boards for the first time in 2020 to kick off the final leg of the fifth season. It would be the Chicago Black Hawks soaring out of week eleven on a blazing hot streak.
Chicago built on the momentum of week ten by winning four more games to build up an eight game undefeated streak. Roger Heisler returned to action alongside substitute Cody Nodding. Roger would make the start to 2020 a new beginning as he racked up two big wins over the LTHL's best. He would defeat Boston captain Ben Hebb 6-5 in an overtime thriller. Next up he would defeat Montreal captain Graham Carver 4-3 in regulation. Roger's comeback performance also nets him Player of the Week! Cody Nodding also racked up two wins including a 3-2 victory over Toronto captain Shane Weaver and a 1-0 shutout win over Ben Hebb. Chicago's eight points brings them six shy of league leading Toronto Maple Leafs and makes for an interesting final week. It might be a small chance but Chicago still has the opportunity to take first place for the regular season.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Shane Weaver has clinched all four of the league leading titles. Shane leads in scoring, wins, hat tricks and shutouts. There is still opportunity for two players to tie Shane for the shutouts title in week twelve. We would like to congratulate Shane on another successful season. That marks two consecutive seasons that Shane has claimed all four league titles.
In King of the Hill competition, Shane Weaver continued his success with another victory in week twelve. Shane has also clinched the King of the Hill championship for the 2019-2020 season. This marks his first King of the Hill title.
Week twelve marks the end of the regular season. Who is going to walk away on top of the leaderboard? It all goes down this Tuesday night at 6:30 PM!
JANUARY 5, 2019
The LTHL welcomes you to a new decade. We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. The LTHL will be returning from break this Tuesday night with week eleven. Only two weeks remain in the regular season and all of the teams will be fighting for their position in the Playoffs.
After a delay we bring you an update on week ten competition. The LTHL celebrated its second Christmas Special and it was a week of close games as four games ended up being settled in overtime. Cody Nodding stepped in and helped Chicago get a 5-4 OT win over Montreal Canadiens captain Graham Carver. Cody would also defeat Boston Bruins captain Ben Hebb 4-3 in OT. Toronto Maple Leafs captain Shane Weaver would also pick up two victories in overtime. He would defeat Graham Carver 4-3 and Ben Hebb 5-4. We got to see LTHL's finest display top caliber table hockey.
Chicago Black Hawks would earn a full eight points for the week as Cody Nodding played substitute for the team. Toronto would earn six points for the week as Shane Weaver would keep Toronto riding strong despite a 5-3 loss to Cody. Shane would earn Player of the Week once again as he ended 2019 on a high note.
It was also a night of holiday cheer. The LTHL arena was decorated with Christmas decorations and Christmas treats were provided for attending members. Prizes were also awarded as holiday themed mini games were played during the night. Ben Hebb and Shane Weaver both walked away with $10 gift cards for Chapters/Indigo stores.
In King of the Hill action it would be Graham Carver ending the year in gold as he won the crown by eliminating league leader Shane Weaver to win his first crown of the season. Graham jumps to fourth on the leaderboard and will lead off the next King of the Hill in 2020.
Stay tuned as we will be announcing details on the first ever Heritage Cup. A vote was made at the beginning of the season that resulted in the delay of the Heritage Cup which was originally going to take place each week throughout the season in a round robin format. The Heritage Cup will be taking place during this season and those details will be revealed shortly.
DECEMBER 16, 2019
The current weather report states that there's an impending storm for the maritimes on Tuesday, December 17th. This storm is estimated to bring 15 cm of snow starting Tuesday evening. Due to this warning we ask that all league members check either our website or Facebook page throughout the day on December 17th for updates on what could be a possible postponement of league night for week ten.
UPDATE: As of December 17th league night is still on as the storm forecast has been dialed down.
DECEMBER 6, 2019
The LTHL will be hosting its second annual Christmas Special on Tuesday, December 17th. It's going to be a night filled with plenty of holiday cheer and table hockey excitement! League members decked out in holiday themed attire will participate in week ten games along with Christmas mini games in between rounds.
HABS RISE UP IN WEEK SEVEN
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
The intensity from week six carried over into week seven as we seen even more frantic competition from the members of the LTHL. The margin has decreased from the top of the leaderboard to the bottom as the regular season carries on.
The Montreal Canadiens had the most successful week as the team went three for four earning six points in the standings and closing in on the third place Boston Bruins. Graham Carver won both of his games as he gained a measure of revenge over Kerry Emino with a 6-5 win. Next, he would defeat Boston captain Ben Hebb 4-3 in a nail biter that needed to be settled in overtime. Graham has earned the title Player of the Week for the first time this season. Montreal's Gwennie Weaver also created league history by becoming the first female to score a shutout as she defeated newcomer Logan Langille 4-0. Logan will become an official league member and will be returning to competition in the near future.
Toronto extends the lead in the league as Chicago suffered a rough night with only one win. Kerry Emino defeated Shane Weaver 8-7 to earn two points for his team but Toronto was able to secure two wins and extend the lead by two points. Toronto sits with 37 points while Chicago trails with 30 points.
In King of the Hill action Shane Weaver dominated for a second consecutive week and extends his lead at the top of the leaderboard by a large amount. He scored six more eliminations to run the gauntlet and win the crown. He scored a total of 21 points for the week with 15 of those being bonus points. Can Shane Weaver be dethroned? We'll find out when week eight takes place this Tuesday starting at 6:30 PM.
WEEK FIVE UPDATE
NOVEMBER 16, 2019
The Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League is approaching the halfway mark of the 2019-2020 season. In week five the Toronto Maple Leafs lead in the standings shrunk as the Chicago Black Hawks close in.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Shane Weaver posted two wins in week five. He scored wins over Gwennie Weaver (6-1) and Ben Hebb (3-1) Boston Bruins captain Ben Hebb also recorded two wins. He defeated Roger Heisler (6-5) and Graham Carver (4-3). Montreal captain Graham Carver managed to bag a huge win over Shane Weaver in a tight 2-1 game.
The Chicago Black Hawks earned five points in the standings in week five and pulls the team within two points of the league leading Toronto Maple Leafs. Backup player Cody Nodding earned a 4-2 win over Shane Weaver and a 3-3 tie with Ben Hebb. Roger Heisler earned a 7-2 win over Montreal's Gwennie Weaver.
Cody Nodding iced the hot streak of Shane Weaver in King of the Hill to earn the crown for week five. Shane was one elimination away from running the gauntlet for a second straight week but Cody managed to draw the final number of entry into the game and get the win. Cody's win eared him nine points on the leaderboard. Shane Weaver still holds a fifteen point lead heading into week six. The entire league will be giving their all next week as the LTHL reaches the mid season point.
SEASON 5 ANNOUNCEMENT
SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
The LTHL's milestone fifth season is quickly approaching! With just a month to go you can get all of the details on season five in the latest LTHL news update including the special anniversary logo reveal.
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
Congratulations to Cody Nodding and Kerry Emino on becoming the 2018-2019 LTHL Champions! This marks their first championship and Chicago's fourth consecutive championship.
In the end it was Chicago sweeping the Boston Bruins 4-0 in the championship best of seven series. While it was a sweep it was a very close series in each game! Three of the games were decided by one goal which included one overtime victory. Ben Hebb put up a good fight but it was Cody Nodding winning his first ever LTHL Championship. His teammate Kerry Emino also wins his first championship in his rookie season. Kerry was unable to compete in the championship series but he contributed big wins for Chicago in the semifinals and in the regular season. Chicago would go undefeated in the Playoffs this season.
Next Tuesday night the LTHL will be celebrating the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 season at the 2019 LTHL Awards. It all takes place at 6:30 PM and there may even be a few surprises in store for everyone!
Click here for full results from the 2018-2019 LTHL Playoffs.
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
The 2018-2019 Playoffs are underway! The semifinals are definitely going to be remembered for many years to come. It's time for a recap of all the action that opened the Playoffs.
The #2 ranked Chicago Black Hawks took on the #3 ranked Montreal Canadiens. While there were a few close games it would be the Black Hawks sweeping the Habs in four games to advance to the championship final for the fourth consecutive year. In game #1 Graham Carver tried to mount a comeback in the last period but Cody Nodding would edge him out 3-2 to go up 1-0 in the series. Roger Heisler would meet LTHL rookie Kerry Emino in game #2. While it was a close game in the first period, Kerry would haul away and take the game 5-2 to go up 2-0 in the series. Cody Nodding would take game #3 with a 5-2 win over Graham Carver to go up 3-0. In the final game of the series Kerry and Roger would take it to overtime in what was a very intense game. Just ten seconds into overtime Kerry would score to win 5-4 and give Chicago the series sweep. Both Kerry and Cody go undefeated heading into the championship final.
The second series would be the biggest story of the season so far. The #1 ranked Toronto Maple Leafs faced off with the #4 ranked Boston Bruins. Ben Hebb would be piloting Boston alone as his partner Gwennie Weaver had to drop out late in the season. Ben Hebb would shock Shane Weaver in game #1 with a 2-1 victory to put Boston up early in the series. In game #2 Ben Hebb would score with 27 seconds left in the last period to tie the game and go to overtime. Ben came out strong and scored 2:18 into overtime to go up 2-0 in the series. The pressure was on Shane Weaver who would gather himself and take game #3 in convincing fashion 7-1 to make the series 2-1 for Boston. In game #4 Ben Hebb would come out strong early and win the game 6-3 to put Boston up 3-1 in the series. Toronto's season was on the line in game #5 but Shane Weaver gathered himself to defeat Ben 5-1 to make the series 3-2. This back and forth series would go to game #6 as Shane Weaver was in a must win situation. Shane was leading 2-1 but Ben Hebb evened things up with 2:56 remaining. The game would go to overtime making it the third game of the night to go to extra time! The game was back and forth as both men fought for a spot in the final series. Ben Hebb would score 3:18 into overtime to win the series and send Boston to its second championship final in what might be the longest game in LTHL history! It would also be the biggest Playoffs upset in LTHL history as this marks the first time a last place ranked team would upset a first place ranked team.
It was a night of excitement and a major upset. Three games went to overtime in the semifinals. This opening round showed the level of competition in the LTHL. In the championship round it will be the Chicago Black Hawks facing off with the Boston Bruins in the best of seven series to determine it all. It's going to be a hot one! The season concludes this coming Tuesday night at 6:30 PM AST.
Click here for full results in our LTHL Playoffs hub.
JANUARY 11, 2019
This past Tuesday the LTHL kicked off 2019 with week ten of the regular season. It was an exciting night that even seen the change of the league leader.
Shane Weaver had a very successful week leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to an undefeated night. Shane picked up wins over Kerry Emino (7-3), Ben Hebb (7-5), Roger Heisler (10-2), and Cody Nodding (5-1). Shane's performance earns him another Player of the Week honor. The four wins also pushed Toronto to the top of the leaderboard. They currently lead the Chicago Black Hawks by two points. This marks one of the most competitive seasons in league history as the league standings have never been this close at this point in the season.
Kerry Emino drew the final number in King of the Hill and it paid off dividends. Kerry won his second crown of the season by eliminating Roger Heisler in the final. Kerry earns six points for the leaderboard and will kick things off next week in the #1 position.
Only two weeks remain in the regular season. Each team has played 40 games on the season and these last eight games will be crucial. Who will finish the regular season on top of the leaderboard? It's going to be an exciting finish.
DECEMBER 24, 2018
The LTHL wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope you all have safe and happy holidays this season. The LTHL will return in January for week ten of the regular season.
ALL STAR NIGHT
DECEMBER 9, 2018
This Tuesday night at 6:30 PM the members of the LTHL will compete in the second annual All Star Game & Skills Competition. The top four players will team up and compete in a special best of five series. All players will test their abilities in the Skills Competition. It's going to be a great night for the league and the game of table hockey!
HABS ROAR BACK!
OCTOBER 25, 2018
Week two seen exciting games and a big comeback for the Montreal Canadiens. Captain Graham Carver is on fire with back to back wins which earns him player of the week honors. 20 goals and six hat tricks made Graham the dominant player of the night. His teammate Roger Heisler also earned a win when he scored late in the second period to win a close one with LTHL newcomer Kerry Emino. Six points on the leaderboard for week two puts Montreal in second place.
Toronto's Shane Weaver scores the first shutout of the season when he defeated Montreal's Roger Heisler 8-0. Shane also tied with Chicago Captain Cody Nodding (4-4) in an intense match but would fall to Cody 4-1 in their third match in two weeks. Shane also lost a tough one to Boston Captain Ben Hebb 3-2 when Ben scored with just one second left on the clock to end the game! It appears to be the first time this has happened in league history. Toronto scored three points on the leaderboard but will fall to third place.
Boston's Ben Hebb won both of his games this week to give Boston a boost after a slow start last week: his buzzer beater on Shane Weaver and an 8-5 win over LTHL newcomer Kerry Emino. While Kerry lost both of his games in his debut, he showed to everyone that he's got game and will have a bright future in the league.
Commissioner Cody Nodding takes the crown for week two of King of the Hill. The previous King, Graham Carver, managed to score two more eliminations to retain the top spot on the leaderboard. Cody Nodding also scored back to back eliminations and sits at the #2 spot with seven points. Shane Weaver also managed to get back to back eliminations and trails the current King by just one point. Cody Nodding will start King of the Hill at the #1 spot next week. The action returns next Tuesday night at 6:30 PM. The standings are close!
OCTOBER 13, 2018
This past Tuesday the LTHL held its annual awards ceremony to recognize the achievements of the 2017-2018 season. Toronto Maple Leafs' Shane Weaver walked away with two league leading awards for wins and hat tricks. The trophy for the All Star Game was revealed and awarded to Shane Weaver and Cody Nodding. Roger Heisler received a plaque for the Chicago Black Hawks winning top spot in the regular season. Gwennie Weaver made league histroy after being voted as the first sportswoman of the league. She is the first woman to win the Sportsmanship award which is voted on each season by all league members. Click here to see photos from the LTHL Awards on our official Facebook page.
The LTHL Draft for the 2018-2019 season followed the ceremony. Due to an uneven amount of players this year and schedule conflicts the format for the draw needed to be altered. Team Captains from last season did draw names and these will be the teams for the 2018-2019 season:
Montreal Canadiens: Captain Graham Carver and Roger Heisler
Boston Bruins: Captain Ben Hebb and Gwennie Weaver
Toronto Maple Leafs: Captain Shane Weaver and TBD
Chicago Black Hawks: Captain Cody Nodding and Kerry Emino
This Tuesday night the 2018-2019 season officially begins at 6:30 PM. Excitement is running high for what should be a memorable season. Stay tuned to lunenburgtabletophockey.com for complete coverage of the upcoming season.
OCTOBER 6, 2018
This Tuesday night the teams will be formed for the 2018-2019 season. Teams will draw names based on their positioning from last season from low to high. If you would like to be drafted click here to contact us.
FEBRUARY 14, 2018
Congratulations to Craig Tanner and Roger Heisler of the Chicago Black Hawks on becoming the 2017-2018 LTHL Champions! Chicago defeats Toronto in game seven to claim its third consecutive championship.
Click here for complete coverage of the 2017-2018 LTHL Playoffs.
FEBRUARY 4, 2018
The opening round of the 2017-2018 Playoffs has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30 PM. Weather permitting, the Championship round will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM.
DECEMBER 24, 2017
The Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The league is on holiday break but will return on January 9th, 2018 for week ten of the regular season. We would also like to thank everyone who has participated this season and we look forward to a spectacular 2018!
BLACK HAWKS SOAR ONWARD
DECEMBER 10, 2017
The Chicago Black Hawks scored eight points this week to extend their lead in the standings. Captain Craig Tanner also notched a shutout over Montreal's Gwennie Weaver and a 10-2 victory over Boston's Cody Nodding. Craig also takes a lead in the race for the league's scoring and hat trick titles. His teammate Roger Heisler was unavailable to play this week but will be making his return for week nine.
Unfortunately, the Toronto Maple Leafs were unable to ice a team this week and therefore were forced to forfeit all of the week's games. Due to this, only four games were played this week. Toronto's unfortunate situation deals them a major blow. The Leafs fall to third place in the standings and now trail the league leading Chicago Black Hawks by ten points. Toronto captain Shane Weaver also falls back in the scoring and hat trick title races. It's an unfortunate road bump considering the Leaf's were having their best season in league history. The Leafs will be looking to get back on track during week nine.
Ben Hebb was able to win his second crown of the season in King of the Hill after eliminating the season leader, Craig Tanner with a stunning goal. Ben looks to keep up the momentum when he will step into the #1 spot in week nine.
Only one week remains in 2017 until we head off to the first ever LTHL All Star Game. This event will conclude 2017. The players of the LTHL will take a holiday break and return in 2018 to finish off the regular season.