Ohp Hockey Leagues

Futures Hockey League

The Futures Hockey League is Cleveland’s premier off-season hockey league for the future stars of Cleveland Hockey. The League provides Ohio’s most committed players the opportunity to come together in a fun, highly intense game setting. The structured, developmental, fast-paced NON-CHECK nature of the Futures League is guaranteed to keep your skills sharp during the off-season.

U-18 + U-16 | 2010-11's + 2012-13's
Thursday Nights | Tuesday Nights

DATES: June 18 – August 15

FACILITY: Winterhurst Ice Arena - Lakewood

COST: Players: $415 | Goalies: $245

Registration Deadline: MAY 10

Futures Hockey League

How It Works

In our U-16 + 18 Divisions member players range from: Bantam Major, Varsity, as well as under 15, 16, and 18 players. The Peewee and Bantam Divisions are comprised of AA-AAA level players ranging from select 2012’s to 2009′ birth years.

No different than our in-season play, game results and player statistics are kept and cataloged for team and individual statistic honors. These are not pick-up or shinny games! The mission of the League is off-season player development and situational growth through game-play. Games are coached, and positive-productive habits are taught. 

STEP one | Do I Qualify?

I am eligible to play in the League:

  • 2010′-11′ + 2012′-13’s DIVISION: Tuesdays | June 15 – August 13
  • U-18 + U-16 DIVISION: Thursdays | June 20 – August 15


  • My birth year is between 2006- 2010′ 
  • I have played Bantam Major, Midget, or Varsity-Prep Level Hockey in the 2023-24′ season.

2010-11′ + 2012-13′ DIVISION QUALIFICATION:

  • I have played at a minimum AA, or AAA level in the 2023-24′ season.

STEP TWO | How Do I Register?

Click the ‘2024 Futures Draft Application’ Link below and simply fill out the application.

Registration Deadline: FRIDAY, MAY 10


STEP THREE | What’s the Draft Process?

The Futures League Draft begins the first week of May. Applicants are reviewed by League Commission. As with all competitive teams, not all applicants are accepted. The League is intended to be a highly competitive environment and we have a lot of talent here in Ohio! The League Commission reserves the final right of player placement based on age, experience, and coach recommendations.

Players are Drafted and 4 Teams are formed for each division.

League application + Payment secures your spot in the Draft! Should you go un selected you will be fully refunded, less nonrefundable processing fee.

League Rules


  • 7 Game Regular Season // 8 Game Guarantee // Wk 9-Finals
  • All games coached by OHP Coaches
  • 2-25 Minute Run-time Halves
  • 5-Minute warm-up
  • Players are expected to wear the same protective equipment that they wear during their regular season of play.
  • Every player is entitled to an equal amount of playing time.
  • NON Check LeagueAngling, and rubbing out is permitted. However, open ice checking or intent to target is strictly prohibited.
  • Any tied, or 1-goal games will move to stop time for the remaining 2 minutes of the game.
  • 3-Man shootout if tied
  • NO Timeouts during the regular season.
  • Tag up off sides and standard icings are in effect
  • 3-Min Penalties
    • Third penalty in a game results in ejection.
  • Clock Stoppages
    • Necessary referee deliberation
    • Injuries

Player Stat Format

  • 1pt for a goal.
  • 1pt for an assist.
    • No second assists

Team Standings Format

3-2-1-0 European Format

  • 3-pts Regulation Win
  • 2-pts Shootout Win
  • 1-pt Shootout Loss
  • 0-pts Regulation Loss

Tie Breakers

If teams are tied in the standings, the following tie breaking rules will apply, in order:

  1. Head to Head. Results in the games played between the tied teams.
  2. Goal Differential. Goals for minus goals against in all games played.
  3. Fewest goals allowed for all games played

Playoffs & Finals

  • Single elimination playoff format. 1-seed vs 4-seed. 2-seed vs 3-seed.
  • Each Team is granted (1) :30 second timeout.
  • If tied a 3-man shootout will follow.
  • Week 9 – Championship