2020 Fall Thunderbird Adult Hockey League (TAHL)

Important Information

  • League runs from October 2nd – December 20th 2020.
  • Cost per team is $1785 including tax, one-time payment.
  • Registration period: September 14th – September 27th, 2020.

How to Register

  1. Teams interested in registering in the Fall TAHL will be required to register online using their new UBC Recreation login. If you have not previously registered in a program this year or in a 2020 spring break or summer camp, you will need to set up a new online login.

  1. Once you have your login, register your team into the league by following the link below. Only the caption from each team will need to register.

League Format

  • 4 on 4, 75-minute game slots.
  • Standard TAHL rules apply during gameplay.
  • 2 officials and one scorekeeper per game.
  • Standings and stats supported by Pointstreak.

Dates and Days

  • October 2nd – December 20th
  • Games are every 10-14 days depending on league registration.
  • Games may be scheduled on Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day weekends depending on league registration.
  • Game slots are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, played on either Protrans or Bauer.
  • No games start after 9:15PM.
  • 6 games per team, no playoffs. Division winners based on points accumulated during the round-robin.


  • Minimum 3 teams in a division and maximum 4 teams in a division.
  • There is no divisional alignment for the Fall TAHL.
  • The league has a capacity of 40 teams total for the fall.


  • The total number of players at a game is 11 per team.
  • Your roster may only include up to 10 skaters and 1 goalie, plus 1 rostered emergency goalie (cannot be at games). Total number of players at a game is 11 per team. There are no spares, all players must be rostered and sent to the league at time of registration.
  • The players on this roster will be the only players allowed entry to games.
  • Players may only play for one team in the Fall TAHL.

COVID-19 Precautions – League

  • Teams will be allowed to queue 25 minutes prior to game time, and the doors will open once your whole team has arrived 15 minutes prior to game time.
  • Players must arrive for the sign-in process dressed with minimum bottom gear (jock/jill, shin pads, socks, pants). Dressing rooms will be used to put on skates and upper gear.
  • Showers, water-fill stations and washrooms in dressing rooms are not available at this time.
  • Communal washrooms that are in the same vicinity as the rink you are playing on are available.
  • Players will be asked to vacate the building 10 minutes after the end of the game to allow for cleaning of rooms between users.
  • All participants and staff are asked to wear masks at all times until entering the field of play (the benches and ice surface).
  • All participants and staff are asked to maintain physical distance at all times unless on the ice surface.
  • No spitting, chewing tobacco, sharing of water bottles or coaches at any time.
  • No spectators permitted in the building.

COVID-19 Precautions – Game Play

  • 4 vs 4 hockey, plus 1 goalie in net, 4 skaters maximum on the bench with 2 sitting/standing adjacent to the bench.
  • Officials will wear masks and visors and use e-whistles.
  • “Quick” face-off rule in effect, C approach face-off dot on officials command.
  • Scrums along the boards will be blown down at the count of 3 steamboats.
  • Officials will not separate players who cannot separate themselves, those players will be penalized.
  • Penalties: For one penalty, it will go 4 on 3. Secondary penalties will result in immediate penalty shot.