Founders Cup

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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.

The 2018 Founders Cup can start as early as February 22nd. The tournament will end on Championship Weekend,  April 14-15.

CLICK HERE to Register for the 2018 Founders Cup.
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. Please also note that games WILL be played during March Break, which begins Saturday, March 10th and ends Sunday, March 18th.

2018 Tournament Format
Tournament format is based on the number of teams that enter within a division.  Teams will be guaranteed six games during the tournament.
Updated 2018 Founders Cup Round-Robin format by division: Round-Robin Format
pdated 2018 Founders Cup Playoff format by division: Playoff Format
Updated 2018 Founders Cup tie-breaking formulas can be found here: Tie Breaking Formulas 
Updated 2018 Founders Cup OT format can be found here: OT Format

If a team withdrawls from the tournament for any reasons other than making the second round of the playoffs they will be charged a $25 fee. If the withdrawal is requested on short notice a fee for a defaulted game may apply. If a team is registered into the Founders Cup then makes it past the first playoff round, payment is refunded.

Schedule Information

The GTHL Website (GTHL Games Centre) at will be the only means of game notification. To view schedules, choose the “Founders Cup” drop-down menu. Any team failing to appear as scheduled shall be assessed the regular GTHL default fee.

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.

GTHL MINIMUM SUSPENSION LIST will be used throughout the course of the tournament.

Contact Information
Jennifer Crawford, League Operations and Events:
Phone: (416) 636-6845 Ext. 233
Fax: (416) 636-2035