2021 Winter Thunderbird Adult Hockey League (TAHL)

Important Information

  • League runs from January 8th, 2021 to March 28th, 2021
  • Cost per team is $3360 including tax, with a $1360 deposit and $2000 due prior to January 4th, 2021.
  • Registration period: November 30th, 2020 to December 22nd, 2020

How to Register

  1. Teams interested in registering in the Winter 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 captain from each team will need to register. Please carefully read the description of the division and register accordingly.

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

  • January 8th, 2021 – March 28th, 2021
  • Games are every 7-10 days depending on league registration.
  • Games may be scheduled Family day long weekend depending on league registration.
  • Game slots are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, played on either Protrans or Bauer.
  • No games start after 9:15PM.
  • 8 regular season games, minimum 2 playoff games. Double-elimination playoff format.


  • Minimum 3 teams in a division and maximum 4 teams in a division.
  • There is no divisional alignment for the Winter TAHL.
  • The league has a capacity of 24 teams total for the winter.


  • The total number of players at a game is 13 per team.
  • Your roster may include up to 15 names, however, only a maximum of 12 skaters and 1 goalie are permitted per game.
  • 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 Winter 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 20 minutes prior to game time.
  • 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 in the facility, except in the field of play (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.
  • Officials will wear masks, 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.