The Founders Cup is open to GTHL and MHL A, AA and AAA teams eliminated from the first round of the playoffs. All other teams must be cleared by tournament officials. The Founders Cup follows in the great tradition of the King Clancy Cup. All players on these teams must have been registered on a 2016-17 official registration form and may only be registered with one Founders Cup team.
The 2017 Founders Cup can start as early as March 3rd for some divisions within the tournament. The tournament will end on Championship Weekend, April 8-9.
NOTE: The Founders Cup and King Clancy Cup are separate tournaments, therefore teams cannot crossover between the two.
To Register for the 2017 Founders Cup, please click HERE. Registration fee is $1600
Registration for the Founders Cup is now closed. Thanks to all that have joined
Please note: The $1600 registration fee DOES NOT include Game Sheet Fees. For information on Game Sheet Fees, please click HERE
Registration and payment (by credit card) will only be available online. Per standard GTHL policy, please ensure that your club GM also submits a Tournament Approval Form online.
There is no specific deadline to register at this time as the deadline to register within any of the potential divisions is specifically dictated by the end of the first round of playoffs within those divisions. Minor aged divisions’ first round will likely last longer and end at a later date than the Major aged categories due to the OHF Championships. In 2016, the Founders Cup commenced on March 6th but could potentially be shortly prior or later for the 2017 tournament, again depending upon the completion times of the first round of playoffs.
Tournament format is based on the number of teams that enter within a division. Teams will be guaranteed six games during the tournament.
Founders Cup – Division Formats
Updated 2017 Founders Cup OT Format can be found here: OT Format
Updated 2017 Founders Cup Tie Breaking Formulas can be found here: Tie Breaking Formulas
Teams that withdraw from the tournament up to and including Jan. 31, 2016, for reasons other than moving past the first playoff round, will be charged a $25 fee. After this date, all teams that withdraw for reasons other than moving past the first playoff round will forfeit the full $1,600 registration fee. If a team is registered into the Founders Cup then makes it past the first playoff round, payment is refunded.
Please note that times and locations of some games will be listed as TBD. The date for each game will be correct. For example, you may see a 1:00am game at rink TBD1. Game times and locations will be updated closer to the game date.
Josh Hamilton, Manager, Membership Services and Events:
Phone: (416) 636-6845 Ext. 229
Fax: (416) 636-2035