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JULY 24th, 2018
Lunenburg, NS - This fall the fun and excitement of the Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League returns! The LTHL kicks off its fourth season this October and it’s building up to be one of the most exciting seasons yet.
Players can register for the 2018-2019 season starting Saturday, September 29th. There will be a special registration/meet and greet session for players starting at 2 PM. This session will allow new players to meet returning players. New players can also learn the rules and regulations of the LTHL while playing in practice games. Registration is open to anyone over the age of 16. If you’re on the fence about joining the league feel free to come try out the tables free of charge before you decide on joining. Registration is $30 for the entire season and will take place in the garage at 758 Northwest Road.
After heavy consideration it has been decided that for the first time ever the LTHL Awards ceremony will take place right before the start of the upcoming season. On Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 PM the LTHL will be hosting a special evening featuring the 2018 LTHL Awards, the 2018-2019 LTHL Draft and lineup of preseason games. After the awards are handed out, all of the captains from the previous season will draft their teams. Every player will get a taste of competition as they face off in a series of preseason games in a prelude to the regular season.
On Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 PM the 2018-2019 season officially kicks off. The original six teams begin their quest for the LTHL Championship. The night will begin with the opening ceremony and introduction. Each team will participate in four games each week. The popular and exciting “King of the Hill” game returns for its third straight season and will finish off each week. King of the Hill is the fast paced and intense twist on your regular game of table hockey. It’s every player pitted against each other in a gauntlet style melee. Each player draws a number that determines their order of entry into the game. Players one and two start first and when one player is scored on, they are eliminated from the game and replaced by the player who drew the next number. This continues until the last player standing who will win the match and wear the prestigious crown. Points are awarded for eliminations and tallied up for the entire season. The player with the most points at the end of the season will be crowned the King of the Hill for the season.
The LTHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition will return this season! Every member of the league is eligible for the Skills Competition. Players will compete in a series of events testing their skills that apply in actual table hockey matches. It provides lots of fun and challenge for everyone. The LTHL All-Star Game will once again feature the top four players in the league. The four players with the best win/loss record after eight weeks in the regular season will qualify for the All Star Game. Players ranked first and fourth will team up and face off against players ranked second and third in a best two out of three game series featuring the best in the league. It’s a night you don’t want to miss.
For the first time ever the LTHL will be hosting a Christmas special this season. Tuesday, December 19th marks week nine and the last night before the league enters the holiday break. On this special night all players are encouraged to wear their favorite ugly Christmas sweater. A vote will take place with a prize going to the player with the most votes for best ugly sweater. Christmas treats and refreshments will also be provided on this special night.
The league will resume on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 with week ten of the regular season. January 22nd will mark the final night of the regular season with week twelve. The top two teams at the end of the regular season earn a bye into the semifinal round of the Playoffs. The opening round of the 2018-2019 Playoffs will begin on Tuesday January 29th with the Championship finals taking place on February 12th. The season will conclude on Tuesday, February 19th with the 2019 LTHL Awards.
The Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League is looking for sponsors for the upcoming season. The game boards and equipment get wore down over an entire season and require maintenance each year which can cost a large sum of money. Sponsorship from local businesses can really help out the league while in return provide a platform for businesses to get their name out to the public. The LTHL is willing to provide advertising on its official website, Facebook page and sponsor board that will be displayed at league events for the price of $30. This money would really help out the league. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping out the league please contact the LTHL through one of the contact links below.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2018-2019 SEASON:
- Saturday, September 29th: Registration/Meet and Greet Session
- Tuesday, October 9th: 2018 LTHL Awards, LTHL Draft, Preseason Night
- Tuesday, October 16th: 2018-2019 Season Opener
- Tuesday, December 4th: Final night to qualify for the LTHL All Star Game
- Tuesday, December 11th: 2018 LTHL All Star Game and Skills Competition
- Tuesday, December 18th: LTHL Christmas Special (Last night before holiday break)
- Tuesday, January 8th, 2019: Return from holiday break
- Tuesday, January 22nd: Final night of the regular season
- Tuesday, January 29th: 2018-2018 LTHL Playoffs opening round
- Tuesday, February 12th: LTHL Championship finals
- Tuesday, February 19th: 2019 LTHL Awards and closing ceremony
* Dates are subject to change. For event location please contact the league
Playoff schedule is subject to change depending on the number of teams in the regular season
About the Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League
The LTHL was established during the summer of 2015 looking to provide a new recreational activity to the Lunenburg area. The LTHL’s goal is to bring back the love of tabletop hockey which has been a long running tradition in Canadian households dating back to the 1930’s. The league takes place on Tuesday nights during the fall and winter months using a format similar to the National Hockey League. The original six teams compete on STIGA brand tabletop game boards attempting to earn their place in the postseason. Trophies and other awards are given out at the end of the season. You can follow along with the LTHL at the official website and get mobile updates by liking the LTHL Facebook page. You can contact the league using the links below.
Facebook: Lunenburg Tabletop Hockey League