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.