POSTED 8-9-21
Dear Friends,
I want to apologize for not updating the playoff brackets but I have had some serious physical issues last month, and the sudden loss of 2 of my best friends.
I am feeling a little better now, I had a lot of good treatment during this period, but am advised I need to rest to regain my strength.
I am getting there and appreciate all the well wishes I have received from you fellows.
During this period I have really missed the interaction with all of you and look forward to getting back in gear soon.
I have updated the Playoff Brackets for Versus at the following link:

One of the problems I had while updating the brackets is that there are many reports missing or not filed.
Please check your brackets and message me on Groupme so I can adjust them accordingly.
I start checking messages tomorrow evening after I visit my doctor.
POSTED 3-6-21
Dear Team Versus League Member,
This season was perhaps the most challenging draft boards I have ever had.
Please bear with me as there are many factors put into the setup for your drafting position.
There was a large shuffle of players up leagues, or in some cases players shuffled down.
All of the factors including the above and playoff results, regular seasons results, the round you were eliminated, and if this is your first season in the group.
My goal is always to get players of equal ability meshed with each other.
If you are currently still in the hunt in the season 17 playoffs you are listed as To Be Determined (TBD).
If you get eliminated please message me immediately so I can update your selection.
The sooner you finish your playoff, the sooner you draft.
The draft board will start filling up.
You will be placed in the proper chat and/or left in your existing chat if still playing your season 17 series.
Your team will be set with the 3 letter abbreviation at the beginning of your name. 
We do not wait for the board to fill up as soon as the teams are assigned they can begin playing once the schedules are set.
My best guess is we are about 7 days away from actually beginning play, so keep popping those RRLs to scout and practice.
There are a few open spots left in each league please hold off on any requests.
For those of you who cannot get enough NHOL Versus and like a second team.
We are opening our Alumni Leagues (Playing with the NHL Greats or Alumni teams)
If you are interested in joining or would like further information please click the following sign up link:

Please read the following instructions and information completely before drafting.
The Season 18 Draft Is now open.

You can find your selection number either on the Draft Form or on the NHOL Website.



Have fun guys Season 18 is going to be great!
POSTED 2-28-21
Gentlemen and Ladies,
I am listing some important updates, so everyone knows where we stand currently in our Versus Leagues.
Once the second rounds are completed we will start posting the draft boards for all leagues and players will be emailed their draft selection #.
I understand in some cases the second rounds have been slow and that is usually the way the second round ends up.
Most if not all 2nd round matchups will be completed shortly.
Once that happens we can begin setting up each league's draft board.
If you have been eliminated from Season 17,or are a new member in the NHOL Versus group you will receive via email stating:
What league you will be placed in.
Your league draft selection number.
A form to fill out with your draft selections depending on what your pick # is.
Once teams are assigned to the majority of league members the playoffs will open for play.
Each season each league, and you the players receive NHOL awards.
The following link will take you to the NHOL Versus League Archives Pages where you can see all the leagues data and also the awards link.
POSTED 2-25-21
Dear Versus League Player,
You are receiving this email because you are either still alive in the Versus Leagues playoffs or have been eliminated and waiting for the draft.
I want to explain the importance of moving the second round quickly now and how it affects all 6 leagues.
This begins week 3 of the playoffs and usually the first 2 rounds take about 2 weeks to complete.
This is not a time where you pop into the chat every other day once or twice and tag your opponent to play.
This is the time to private message them on Discord, and to message them on the play station and set up exact times to finish your series.

Currently there are 6 leagues with 186 teams to be assigned for Season 18.
If you have not completed round 2 then think about this: 186 people are waiting.
Each league is chained together with movement and reassignments to higher or lower leagues.
In addition there are 11 new people currently waiting to play in the NHOL for the first time.
I can start the draft of teams if the second round matchups are completed, so I need these done asap.
Individual emails will be sent.
I want a Discord message sent to me when a playoff is completed and all stats need to be entered win or lose.
For those of you with eliminated teams stayed tuned as soon as second rounds are completed you will receive your league and draft position.

Dear Summer Versus Player,

We are now ready to play games, but need to go over a few important things first.

First of all this season will be short and sweet.

You only play each person in your league 1 time.

Everyone will make the playoffs as usual in the NHOL.

Top seeds in each group get a bye.

All playoffs will be fast 2 of 3 to be played in one sitting.

No stats for any game but the score and who you played, sent in by the winner.

No website to enter stats just click the form link below and a simple form will come up for you to input as a winner.

I will update the scores 1 or 2 times a day.


You can check your schedule to see who is home or away at the following links:





We are 5-6 weeks max for this season or 2 games a week.

Have fun kids there will be 4 Summer Cup Winners this season.

Your name in chat should be 1-TOR-Trevipapp-Trev

3 digit capitalization and abbreviation for team name, please save me the time to make corrections.



Dear NHOL Versus Owner,

I want to thank everyone in all 5 leagues for truly our best season ever.

Our goal is always to hit 90% or better of games played and we set a record for % of games played.

Leagues 1 713 Games Scheduled---686 games played 96.21% played

Leagues 2 713 Games Scheduled---683 games played 95.79% played

Leagues 3 713 Games Scheduled---695 games played 97.47% played

Leagues 4 713 Games Scheduled---691 games played 96.91% played

Leagues 5 713 Games Scheduled---711 games played 99.72% played

Totals    3,565  Games Scheduled-- 3,466 games played 97.22% played

Fantastic guys and girls!

Much thanks to the owners that subbed in pulling double duty.

This brings the all time total combined with RRL and Alumni League approaching 50,000 games played in our history.

Congratulations to all of the current and former NHOL Members.


Please pay attention veteran NHOL Community members.

This season we will be using the stats sites for all playoff games.

You can view the brackets under the standings Tab.

You can enter your game stats under the playoff tab on your team page under schedule.

Unlike the regular season, game stats must be entered immediately when the game ends.

When a series is completed please message Trev on Discord with details of who won the series.

Round 1 will be a best of 5 series with the games played in order Games 1 then 2 then 3 then 4 & 5 if necessary.

All other series will be a best of 7.

Once a 1st round series is completed you will be told of your opponent is ready for round 2.

The 1st round deadline is 1 week (Tues 6-16-20, if this is a problem message me immediately and you will be subbed out.

Round 2 deadline will be slightly longer perhaps 10 days as it is a 7 game series.


Due to the quarantine and the extreme rush of people that joined the NHOL this last season for Versus some of you were perhaps placed in the wrong league game play ability wise.

Some were placed in a league too easy, more were placed in a league too hard.

Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis for each person.

Traditionally the NHOL Cup final teams and the President Cup winners along with a 4th top team are moved up a league.

Bottom 4 teams in the leagues are usually relegated down a a league.

Outside of League 1 the goal is everyone to win about half your games give or take a few games.

So adjustments will be made for Season 17.

Season 17 will begin with the new NHL 22 edition release, usually 2 weeks after the release date.


1-Thursday you will receive an email if you are interested in playing in a Summer League open to anyone in the NHOL Community.

The season will be short. Please wait for the email to tell me you wish to play.

There will be no game stats involved just wins and losses/goals for and against.

2-For those of you unfamiliar with the Rated Random League there are 2 season ending tournaments each year.

One in February and another in early August.

This years play in tournament will be held the weekend of August 6th-August 8th.

This years 2nd tournament will begin on Monday August 9th.

The top 30 players with most games played select a team for the tournament from the 31 NHL Teams.

The last team comes from a play in tournament of all the players outside of the top 30.

Winner of the tournament receives a $50 PSN card, runner up a $20 PSN card.

So get playing RRL in your spare time. Its fun and allows you to play players from any league, using random teams.


With the playoffs starting I want to remind everyone to be a good sport.

There will be no discussing your opponents game play in the main chatroom in a negative manner, or any abusive behavior.

People have tempers and get frustrated when in competition and lose a tough game.

There are very few rules in the NHOL when it comes to game play so it is what it is.

No need to take your frustrations out on someone.

If you wish to be a long term member of the NHOL be cool.



Good luck to everyone, and have a lot of exciting fun!


POSTED 6-5-20

Team Owners,

As we come down the stretch with our Versus Leagues here is some information that will clarify some questions you may have.

All teams make the playoffs but must have a minimum of 40 games played.

Although 40 games is the minimum to be playoff eligible, you can go up 2 spots in next season's draft if your above 42 games and 3 spots if you hit 46.

Game stats must be posted Friday to Saturday by the following morning at the latest, Sunday and Monday immediately before you log off for the night.

Any game stats not entered by Monday at 1159 PM PST will not be counted in your totals as you will be locked out of the stats sites at that time.

The playoff format is east teams #1 seed plays #16 and so on down. West #1 seed gets a bye so #2 seed plays #15 and so on down.

There could be additional byes if teams do not qualify for the games played minimum.

Each team is looked at on a case by case basis as I know who has been actively looking to play and could receive some simulated game results.

For all you new folks this is the time of the season for extreme activity.

For all you veterans unlike previous seasons where we let players slide a bit on the minimum get going this is crunch time.

I have posted an updated list of all team owners with their Team Names, PSN names.

The proper way to set up remaining games is as follows:

Direct Message people in the chat by tagging, them and DM them.

Send people PS messages to set up times to play.



Lets go boys and girls!!!!



POSTED 1-13-20

Dear L2 and L3 Versus Team Owners,

We are entering the final week of play for L2 and L3.

This where things get interesting!

The season officially ends next Monday 1-20 night at 1159 PST.

So those of you new to the leagues your target games completed is 40, give or take some as there maybe some games simulated if you are deficient.

The goal is to play play play, all week and this weekend so Monday night you are poised to get those last few games in.

Now normally we say go into the chat room and ask for a L2 game, as example.

Now we want you to tag and target specifically who you need.

Look on your schedule and not only tag in the chat but send a private message to all opponents, and set up a specific time to get your games in.

I will also assist in getting you games as I watch all chats closely and people on the PS.

If you want to participate next season in Season 16 please do not come to me with why you cant finish out, just get playing.

We are expanding to a L5 and have a waiting list of people who want to play next season already.

Back Up Goalie Minutes

All season from beginning to end we have talked about backup goalies minutes played.

Your backup goalie or goalies combined (sometimes teams have 3 or 4 backups) must have 420 minutes total.

Teams that do not have the 420, will be using backup goalies for any minutes needed to start the playoffs.

You can either look on your team page on the stats sites, or click the link below that was updated Sunday night.



All stats need to be entered immediately when done gaming for the period, no not hold stats more than 6 hours till Sunday and after Sunday immediately.

At the end of Monday nights session all stats must be entered or the games will not be counted.

Playoffs will begin Thursday evening for the first rounds.

Last Night Monday Night

Its all hands on deck this weekend.

Monday night make yourself available to get those last games in it will be busy I will help you!








POSTED 1-2-20

Dear Versus Leagues Owner,


I am setting the season ending deadlines for the following leagues:

League 2 and 3 January 20th Monday 1159 PST 17 days

League 1 and 4 January 27th Monday 1159 PST 24 days

Alumni 1 and 2 February 10th Monday 1159 PST 38 days

Remember we are looking for 90% of your scheduled games minimum to be completed, but expect everyone to complete their entire schedule.

I will be private messaging people that are way behind this weekend.

If I send you a message on Discord or the Play Station I expect an immediate response.

Failure to do so could result in removal.

Please use the following link to send Friends Requests on the playstation to everyone in your league.



POSTED 12-20-19

Dear NHOL Team League Owner,

Please remember that your backup goalies must play a minimum  of 420 combined minutes.

The Mid-Season Power Rankings are out FOR LEAGUES L1-L4, Alumni Leagues Tuesday 12-24.





Please remember the rankings are un-scientific and just for fun, the true rating is the NHOL Playoffs.


POSTED 12-13-19

Dear Versus Leagues Owner,


I am setting the season ending deadlines for the following leagues:

League 2 and 3 January 20th Monday 1159 PST 37 days

League 1 and 4 January 27th Monday 1159 PST 44 days

Alumni 1 and 2 February 10th Monday 1159 PST 58 days

Any new owners please talk to me so we can target your specific target games left.


This is the last weekend I will be recruiting new people for any open teams.

If you have friends it would be best to have them register on the website asap.

Make sure you message me on Discord once their registration is sent in.


If they are not signed up and placed with a team by next Thursday any open teams or replacement teams will be given to existing owners from lower leagues, or a League owner may get a second team in another conference. (No owners get second teams in L1, unless its Alumni Leagues.)

Examples a L4 would get a L3 team, or the Wild in the west might get Ottawa in the east as a second squad.


The latest edition of each leagues Power Rankings will be posted next Thursday 12-19 get as many games in as you can before so the Power Rankings are a clear picture of who is hot and who is not.



Recently, I asked people to fill out a survey for our group.

The NHOL being a part of the Leaguesonline.Net asked you to fill out a survey for our other Groups.

The returns are not great. So if you haven't filled it one out in the last 2 weeks please do.

I asked before now I am telling you to please fill it out.

Save me time from messaging you and fill it out it helps the league get better.




Here is the link to the list of Teams for every league.

Everyone's Play Station name, and a link to email them

I want you to Friend request everyone in your leagues list, put NHOL  in the message box.

if they do not accept over time tell me I will find out why.



Remember you need to have backup Goalies totaling at least 420 minutes for L1-L4.

This could be a combination added together if you have 3 or more Goalies.

Ask questions if need be.


If two players live in Canada or the States or if you have high speed internet overseas there is no reason not to stream.

One person should do it and post it in the RRL, Versus, and Alumni Chats.

If you need help learning how to stream just ask any admin or me.

People will watch!


Take your losses like a man, or woman.

Don't get frustrated.

Tell your opponent GL before, and GG after every game.

Folks, never ever quit a game early.

One fellow did it last Sunday, he was warned not to do it again. He did, and will never be in the league again.

Many of you are new to the group, things get much more fun as you learn the players tendencies.

Rivalries get built, competition gets great.

Many of you have never experienced the NHOL playoffs, they are fun and exciting win or lose.

It makes you want come back for more action, and play better next season.

My 6 years of experience tell me the following:

1-People play better as they have learned the games quirks as the year goes on.

2-Every year after Xmas we begin our busiest time of the year with new people coming into play.

Above all, what are we known for: GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

That's it for now kids,


POSTED 12-2-19

Dear Team Owners,


As the season progresses many of you are doing great getting games in.

The season is scheduled to end 2nd week in January an exact date will be posted in near Xmas.

We have added many new people to the group this last week and they seem to be adapting well to the NHOL.

I will now be posting in the newsletters exactly who needs to get activity going each week for all the leagues,
 there will be no warnings going forward in the future if your name is listed below get playing.

If its listed again next week then we have a problem.

I am giving a pass to people who have recently joined the Group, but monitor new people closely as far as activity getting games and in the chat asking for games.

All existing people who were here to start or slightly after should be approaching the halfway point or more in the season.

The following people are on notice that action could take place unless activity increases immediately,
 a review will take place next Monday.

L1-CJ-Dave J-Jack B-Josh L-Logan P -Maurice-Phil T-Sean-Teo-

When 30% of the league is not active it hurts a lot please get going.


Today I removed Ottawa and Edmonton owners for inactivity, replacements will come in this week.


Lets go!

L4-MarkA-2 teams needs games-RandyB 1 game played in almost 9 weeks non existent in chat.

Most of the fellows that have 2 teams are in good shape, ChrisT2 could use a few.


I have updated the team owners list.

I suggest that you send a Playstation Friends request to everyone in your league with a message in the optional message box that says NHOL
 so they know that you are a NHOL League player and not some random person.

This will speed up game setting and speed things along.



Game stats must be posted within 24 hours of playing.

I have recently found people that have not inputted stats for weeks.

They have been warned.


This weekend I sent out a survey for all NHOL members to complete.

It is important and helps me to align people in certain modes or leagues.

If you did not submit it yet, I will be chasing you down and not happy that I have to take 3 minutes and fill it out!


Thanks ladies and gents,


POSTED 11-20-19

Dear NHOL Versus 1 vs 1 Owners,

I would like to welcome all of the new people to the Team Leagues of the NHOL. In their setups talking to them they seem to be a fun and energetic group ready to battle in the NHOL.

I would like to update you on a few things.

1-The season will end mid January, an exact date will be posted by the end of November.

This may seem like a lot of time, but with the US Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming your days will get busy.

This leaves roughly 7-8 weeks to complete your season.

A couple of weeks ago I said to existing owners they need to average 4 games or so a week to complete the season.

Some of you have been playing beyond that pace which is great.

Some have not. I have sent emails out to people not playing, or not coming into the chat and asking to play.

They have been warned and if they do not kick it into gear will be replaced. There will be no further warnings you know who you are.

2-Under no circumstances will outbursts be allowed in the main chat room against your opponent about game play.

It has not happened a lot but there have been a couple of situations where it has happened.

If you have a problem message me or any Admin about the situation and we will take care of it privately and discreetly.

3- The 5 goal Mercy Rule is always in effect. This is not an option, it is a rule that was established years ago in the NHOL.

4-NHOL Hall of Fame and NHOL Record Book

Tonight at 930 EST the 2019 inductees will be enshrined into the NHOL Hall of Fame.

Also the NHOL record Book needs your help. Please if you think you have set a new record please update me so I can update the archives

5-Last weekends RRL Tournament was a lot of fun and each month 2 RRL Tournaments will take place.

Congratulations to the winners Nikolas and David J.

The next two will be Saturday December 9th one at 2 PM EST and another at 9 PM EST.

For newcomers please click the following link so that you fully understand how the RRL works.


The first semi annual RRL Tournament will take in mid January, the second in mid June.

6-The Short Term Future of the Versus Leagues is as follows:

I have a backlog of registration forms, to process and sometimes it can take a few weeks to get a person into the group, orientated about the NHOL, and ready to play. The folks that have been coming into the NHOL lately have been solid players, so much that L3 has really become a L2.5.

That being said when Season 16 starts in January we will be expanding to L5 and possibly a L6.

An additional Alumni League will be added also.

League 5 will be opened this next week for overflow of new people broken up into 4 divisions based on ability, and a short schedule.

We are almost filled in all the leagues with only a spot or 2 open in each, and maybe 1-2 people that could possibly get kicked for inactivity in each.


You will be receiving a community wide email about upcoming things that relate to the NHOL.

There will be specifics in regards to HUT and especially EASHL play.

The NHOL is part of the Leaguesonline.Net sports group.

Our goal has always been to cross over to other video game sports like FIFA, Madden, MLB, and NBA.

We have just begun FIFA and have an ongoing MLB League for 2 years now.

More information will follow.

If you have any questions please ask.

Once again thank you for participating in the NHOL.


POSTED -11-7-19

Ladies and Gentlemen,


A few words to the Versus Group.

I want to welcome the many new people to the NHOL that have recently joined our group.

Many new fine friends and really good guys.

Veterans please remember these folks are new to the group and on a whole very talented, but will make mistakes in gameplay.

It is important to just relax.

L1 ,L2, and L4 leagues are solid.

L3 is getting special attention to fill any openings.

The talent level will rise there over the next few weeks.

There maybe another hybrid L1/L2  opening soon for new players also.

I have many many registration forms to process.

The NHOL is a becoming known as a great league.


I want to clarify a couple of things so everyone is on the same page.


People have been complaining about people watching replays of goals being scored.

I personally do not care as I am old and look forward to any breaks in action I can get for my arthritic thumbs when playing.

Some people take offense to it.

Any goal that is a refs decision I will watch if its close, and any goal I score I may glance at part of it but not the whole thing over and over again so I understand how people get frustrated, especially when they just gave up a goal, or the game is prolonged.

Let's find a happy medium but above all no fighting in chat rooms about this silly issue.

5 Goal Mercy Rule

It is not an option the rule stays in place.

It was an experimental rule in one league last year.

Entering a 8-0 game skews the stats and creates bitter feelings.

In almost 35,000 games a player has come back to win 3 times.

Game Play Activity

As stated in the last email we understand if you need time off from playing. 

We set some parameters up last week about 4 games a week on average from now till the end of the projected season end January 4th.

People were removed last week, mainly because communications broke down, between the league and the individual.

About 25% of the new folks might lose 5 games in a row and go into what we call Ghost Mode.

Our leagues are for people here for the long hall.

You can take seasons off, or weeks off but tell us, and respond to communications.

Enough about this stuff.

Power Rankings

The first edition of the Power Rankings for L1-L4 are posted on the stats website.

These are an unscientific, fun thing.

The real power ranking is the playoffs.

Here they are:





Alumni League Power Rankings will be posted in a few weeks as their seasons have just begun.

Big Changes To Rated Random League

After 6 years of RRL we are going to be changing it in the next few days to an even better type of season.

Easier to set games and easier to record them, we are getting rid of pesky Google Sheets.

More RRL tournaments and playoffs.

Addition of Alumni Teams

In the meantime keep playing the way we always have you will be receiving information as soon as Web guru Wlado is ready to roll it out.


Guys many new people will be joining us over the next 2-3 months.

Remember its a game that's all about sportsmanship, and to have fun.

Any questions feel free to message me on Discord.


POSTED 9-29-19

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please read how to win a $50 PSN card in the Rated Random League.

Winner of the tournament will win a $50 PSN card, Runner up a $20, and third place a $20.

The 3rd place game will be a 1 game event.

Season 4 of the Rated Random League is in the books.

All 1276 games of the real NHL regular season have been completed.

Now we go onto the playoffs and here is how it works.

All those games played we put into the NHL standings on the website.

16 teams just like the real NHL make the RRL playoffs.

The top 12 players with most games played get to choose one of the 16 teams and use it throughout the RRL playoffs.

The other 4 teams get filled from play in tournaments listed below.

Anyone in the NHOL Community is eligible to try to play in.

There will be 4 play in tournaments for the last 4 spots.

If you get eliminated in one of the tournaments you can still qualify again in any of the others.

As example if I lose in tournament 1 I can try to qualify in Tournament 2, 3, or 4.

Play in tournament schedule:

Friday Night October 4th 9 PM EST.

Saturday Afternoon October 5th 2 PM EST

Saturday Evening October 5th 930 PM EST

Sunday Evening October 6th 900 PM EST

Once the final 4 play ins pick a team playoffs will begin.

All series are a best of 7 using the 2-2-1-1-1 format.




Season 5 for RRL is now open also, so play can begin there while Season 4 playoffs take place,

In the near future we are discarding using Google sheets and everything will be based in the randomizer and a form for game reports.

We will communicate instructions when this takes place as soon as our WebGuru gets it done, for now its same old way to record RRL.

That's it for now kids.

If you have any questions just ask.


POSTED 9-13-19

Guys and Samantha(Currently our only female who will kick your butt),


Here is how the draft will proceed for Season 15 of the NHOL.

Each first season the league has a random lottery for your draft pick #, meaning everyone has the chance to be anywhere from 1-31 in the draft order for teams.

This announcement will take place this Sunday night at 10 PM EST.

The actual draft itself will take place Tuesday night beginning at 930 PM EST.

You have two options to draft your team Tuesday night.

1- Be in the Team League Chatroom and private message me your pick, or to send in a list with all the teams listed up to your numbered selection.

Using This: The Draft Form Link

Meaning if you draft # posted Sunday is 18

I need your list to be 18 teams deep, not a list with like Tampa, Pittsburgh, and Calgary.

Please do not send in lists before Sunday night and the draft #s are posted.

If you are not in the chatroom within 10 minutes of being informed you are "On The Clock", and you do not send a list in you will bypassed until you surface to the next selection.


In addition to L1 -L4 Leagues there will be 2 addition Team Leagues, this year similar to what the Hardcore Leagues were but slightly different.

They will be the Alumni League 1 and the Alumni League 2.

It will work as follows:

IN NHL 22 this year EA has added Alumni teams, adding some of the great or favorite players that are retired NHL players to each of the 31 teams plus the Quebec Nordiques, Hartford Whalers, and the Minnesota Stars.

Some players are on multiple teams.

Not all the great players are included on each team due to an agreement with EA and the NHLPA, but many great ones are.

Each league will operate in this manner similar to how Hardcore was:

Alumni League 1 (A1) will consist of a mixture of 30 teams of L1 and L2 players.

Alumni League 2 (A2) will consist of a mixture of 30 L3 and L4 players.

The Schedule will be weighed where you play your same Division more games than the other.

A separate chatroom for Alumni play will be used so there is no confusion with regular Team Play.

The L2 players will have first choice of teams in A1 and the L4 players will have first choice in A2.

I will post when sign ups are ready about 2 weeks from today and a draft will take place.

Thats it for now folks. If you have any questions please ask in Discord private message.


POSTED 9-7-19

Dear NHOL Community Member,

I know the excitement is growing as the NHL release date is only a few days away.

I would like to go over a few things with everyone so we are all on the same page going forward.

First of all it was a great year for the NHOL, our growth of membership continues to surge with many great new members coming into the community.

Our Versus Leagues grew to 5 last season,and we are looking at anywhere from 6 to 7 in 2020.

The EASHL/World Of Chel players really worked out well, with many people getting together, and forming teams and playing 3s and 6s mode.

This season we will have a great EASHL Team league, more information to follow in the next day,team managers/captains will be needed.

HUT has always been desired by alot of the community members and we are ready to roll it out in about a week.

In order to place everyone in the leagues they want to be in please take the time to fill out the following survey so I can add people to the proper chat rooms.


The time frame is as follows:

Versus 1 vs 1 Leagues L1-L5

Versus Leagues 1-5 draft will take place on Tuesday 9-17-19 at 9 PM EST.

The regular season will then open up on the following Sunday 9-19-19 at 1200 PM EST.

Each 1st season of the year there is a random lottery for your draft number, each season after is based on your record the previous season.

The lottery results will be posted via email Monday night, along with a link so that you can send a list of teams you would like to select in the draft.

Versus 1 vs 1 Rated Random Leagues

There are roughly 80 some games left in the Regular season for RRL Season 4.

These games should be played out very fast ionce the new game is released, and the RRL Season 4 playoffs will begin immediately.

All NHOL Community Members are eligible for the RRL Playoffs, there will be a special play in tournament held once the regular season is completed for 4 available RRL teams.

Versus 1 vs 1 Euro Leagues

The web designer is working on a Versus 1 vs 1 League strictly for our friends from Europe, using International Teams and a stats based website.

It should be completed soon and once it is there will be a draft for available teams.

HUT/EASHL World Of Chel

There will be separate emails sent tomorrow regarding HUT and EASHL please check your email box tomorrow evening.

Other Versus 1vs 1 Information

For those of you that have missed it L1-L4 have awarded NHOL Cups to all the winners congratulations to L1-AJ Colorado, L2-Jack B Detroit, L3-Graham Tampa Bay, and L4-Sheppard Winnipeg. The Hardcore League only has a game or 2 left in their finals and will be completed in the next game or 2.

Awards for all league can be viewed in the NHOL Leagues Archives.

Your individual Members History can be viewed in the NHOL Members History Link.

This season your names will have a different look to be more streamlined.

In the past as example a name would look like this L4--NSH--Psn--Trevipapp--Trev will now look like this 4-NSH-Trevipapp--Trev.

There will not have any funky team names such as Canucks of the West or Nordiques, all names will contain a 3 letter abbreviation for the team, a PSN and a first name and last initial.

Please read all emails, last season I saw many people just deleting whatever that was sent out, and asking questions in the chat or in private messages to me that were clearly spelled out in the email. 

I do not have time to answer questions that are clearly written.

All messages are posted in the News Link also on the website.

There will be much more information sent out in the next few days and weeks regarding the leagues, and many new people joining our group that will need assistance.

As usual some will not make the grade as far as attitude, or hitting our easy deadlines.

In closing, there is much to do in the next few days and weeks and I will be a busy beaver.

I will be promoting some new people to Admin rolls to help out this next season.

If you have any questions just ask.



POSTED 6-15-19


Another great season for the NHOL.

So many great new members!!

We did slip a little with our games played % but we added many, many new fine people to the group.


L1 512 Games Played of 713   72%

L2 553 Games Played of 713   78%

L3 626 Games Played of 713   88%

TL 1691 Of 2139                    79%

Our usual games played rate has always been over 90% but I feel we had a lot of veterans bail for whatever reason and in my opinion that is fine I never want people in the group who do not want to be here. Once the figures for L4 are added in the % will rise greatly as those guys are warriors and almost all will play most of their games. Also the played games total will go over 2500 games played which is fantastic, the most ever for a NHOL season.

I want to welcome our new members who came in last minute and only had the chance to play a few games in their first season.

I also want to thank some of the members who pulled double duty playing with more than one team.


The playoffs are about having fun.

Remember this is not playing no names in Online Versus Play, you are playing people in the NHOL, respect is a must win or lose.

Negative comments in the chat rooms will be shutdown immediately by Admins so no hissy fits, or backhanded comments if you lose.

The competition in the past has usually brought out great play and exciting games.


We have a simple procedure for game play reporting for playoff games.

Winner reports game, immediately. If I have to chase people for screenshots I will not be happy.

I also want a private message when the series is completed and what the series outcome was.

We do not use the website for stats, please check out the following link for information on how to report your games.


Do not send me photos from your phone on Discord or messaged on the Playstation.

Screenshots must be a Playstation screenshot messaged to PSN Trevipapp.

If you need help screenshot messaging the pics just ask.


The brackets for each league were calculated using the following criteria:

Total points, if two teams were tied the person with more games played gets the tie breaker.

Please check out the following link and scroll down to your league for your playoff match up.



Traditionally the 1st round even with a best of 5 takes a while as we have 31 teams battling.

Already I know of 4 or 5 people that are traveling, a death in the family, or have work related issues where they will not be available for a few days.

I will contact each person whose opponent is unavailable and communicate to them when the opponent will return.

I would like to see the first round completed by a week from Monday if possible at the latest.


Each game someone should stream the game and post the link in the chatroom.

Have fun guys.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.



POSTED 6-12-19

Dear NHOL Team League Owner,

The season end this Friday Night at 1159 PST.

We have added 1 day due to the fact that the Raptors are in the NBA finals Thursday and 60% of the league is from Canada, also the Game 7 with the Bruins and Blues is being played tonight.

The playoffs will begin Saturday night, or as soon as the playoff brackets are posted.

Do the best you can getting your games in and playoff eligibility will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


I will be assisting people in getting their games so look for me to help you find your opponents.

Thanks Trev


Dear Versus League Team Owner,

I am doing Power Rankings for each league tomorrow.

Please post any stats you maybe holding tonight so they will be included in the stats.


As you may have noticed we have removed people slow to play or non responsive to communications.

We usually sub these teams in with players from lower leagues or allow some players to have a team in each conference.

Currently, we only have one team in L1 open and that is the Rangers, it will be filled in the next day or so.

Taking that in mind the final deadline to get your games in has been established for each league it is as follows:

Leagues 1, 2, and 3 Thursday June 13th at 1159 PST.

League 4 Thursday June 20th at 1159 PST

Hardcore League Thursday June 27th at 1159 PST

The playoffs will begin the next day after the regular season ends.

Once the playoffs are underway we will take a 2 month hiatus till the new game comes out in September for Leagues 1-4.

Anyone wishing to play Hardcore League over the summer is welcome and if a second Hardcore needs to be set up we will do it.

In addition, we are nearing the 3/4 marl of the RRL season and everyone is eligible to make the RRL playoffs.

Please read the attached RRL Tutorial Link for further information, scroll down to the playoff information.

Thats it for now guys L1-L4 you have 4 and a half weeks to finish the season out. Get cracking!!






Backup Goalies must play 420 minutes per season otherwise you will be using your backup goalies in the playoffs.

Please check the following link so you can make the adjustments to your teams:



Each season we do 2 POWER RANKINGS for each league.

They are done purely for fun. The real Power Rankings are the playoffs.

Another will be done at the completion of the regular season.

So here they are:






Have fun and play nice kids,



Dear Versus League Team Owner,

I am doing Power Rankings for each league tomorrow.

Please post any stats you maybe holding tonight so they will be included in the stats.


As you may have noticed we have removed people slow to play or non responsive to communications.

We usually sub these teams in with players from lower leagues or allow some players to have a team in each conference.

Currently, we only have one team in L1 open and that is the Rangers, it will be filled in the next day or so.

Taking that in mind the final deadline to get your games in has been established for each league it is as follows:

Leagues 1, 2, and 3 Thursday June 13th at 1159 PST.

League 4 Thursday June 20th at 1159 PST

Hardcore League Thursday June 27th at 1159 PST

The playoffs will begin the next day after the regular season ends.

Once the playoffs are underway we will take a 2 month hiatus till the new game comes out in September for Leagues 1-4.

Anyone wishing to play Hardcore League over the summer is welcome and if a second Hardcore needs to be set up we will do it.

In addition, we are nearing the 3/4 marl of the RRL season and everyone is eligible to make the RRL playoffs.

Please read the attached RRL Tutorial Link for further information, scroll down to the playoff information.

Thats it for now guys L1-L4 you have 4 and a half weeks to finish the season out. Get cracking!!


Dear NHOL Team League Owner,

Congratulations to Jon Bens winner of the Season 13 L2 NHOL Cup with a 4 games to 1 win over Chris K.

Capping a great season for both of these fellows.

I want to apologize for the delay it took for the web site redesign and additions to it.

We had to wait almost a month longer than anticipated to start our recruitment period.

The current recruitment period has been going very well adding many new quality people to the Group.

Another recruitment period begins this weekend strictly targeting European and French Canadian players from Canada, England, Finland, Germany, and Sweden for the group.

Of course a small percentage of these additions will not make the grade long term, thats part of life.

I still have quite a few registration forms to process, it takes time to orientate new people and to set up times to do so.

Currently in all 4 leagues there are 10 teams available about 2-3 in each.

These teams should be filled by the end of the weekend.

At that point the first edition of the Season 14 power rankings for each league will take place.

The results should be posted Monday night.

Each 2 week period we look at the total games played for individuals.

New additions are not included in this group and hopefully they will catch up shortly.

Our goal at the end of the weekend should be near the 20 game mark as a target.

Again recent additions to the group are exempt from this number.

As usual if you feel this number will not be made by you, please talk to me so we can give you additional time to get your games in.

There are 3 people that have been existing owners who have been told hit the mark this week or else they face replacement.

One of the things that I have always abide by is people that sign on to play and suddenly disappear, or tell me they are quitting in the middle of the season.

Everyone has 1 forgiveness, but if you sign on again and do it again, basically your NHOL career is over for Versus League play.

We want people who are committed to the system. 

I have included a link to our Versus League Team Owners List.    <-----LINK

On this list you will find every current Play Station Network name in your, and all the leagues.

Please send friends requests to everyone with a small message in the optional message box saying as example "This is L3 Trev Bruins Owner".

Also please accept the requests you receive because it will allow you to track people currently not on Discord, and expedite game play invites instead of searching for names.

People really enjoy streaming. If you know how to stream under a good connection please do and post it in the chat people love watching NHOL players play.

If you do not know how the Admins can help you do so, just ask.

In conclusion the last issue I would like to talk about is the 5 Goal Rule.

I am getting complaints that it is not being adhered to.

The rule is that when up by 5 goals do not shoot at the opposing goalie.

Do not cycle the puck and do not attack the player with the puck in their defensive zone.

Take the puck over center ice or up to his blue line dump it in and fall back and play defense.

Yes its boring but we are not here to humiliate people.

That is it for now gentlemen. Play Nice and play often!

Sincerely Trev


Dear Versus Team League Owner,

Please read the following information and ask questions if needed.


Tremendous job getting the first round match ups completed.

Of 44 1st round series 43 have been completed and the last one will be completed tomorrow.

There was a serious family medical issue with one of the participants that delayed things.

In order for the continuing rounds to be completed it is up to you and your opponent to contact each other via on both Discord private message and Play Station Messaging. Keyword both.


The Admins sat down and restructured some of the players due to the addition of the L4 league to get a better grouping of players by ability.

Think of L1 as our top players, L2 a shade below that, and so on down the line.

There really is not much difference when you compare L1 to L2, L3 to L4 or L2 to L3.

Anyone who wishes to be in a higher or lower league please contact Trev, and he and the group will make the adjustments.

Players that are still alive playing we have to wait to see what the playoff outcomes are in also judging what league you will be placed.

I will update the brackets as a couple of series have been played since this writing.

Traditionally teams that win a league or finish in the top 4 or so get moved up.


The Season 14 Draft is now open.

As rounds end in the playoffs eliminated teams will be added to it, the tiebreaker is your regular season point total.

Also any new recruits will be added and I have a backlog new player registrations forms to process.

The new recruits will be more extensively screened in RRL as far as game play ability goes going forward, unless they are brought in by a current member referral.

Please look over the current NHOL SEASON 14 DRAFT BOARD.

If you wish to send in a list to speed things up use the



Here is the Season 14 lineup of leagues available in Versus 1 vs 1 going forward.

L1-L4 Leagues

We are forecasting a L5 and L6 next fall.

No one will be playing in more than one L1-L4 League (exception is the new HardCore League listed below) as we begin.

New recruits will be added as we go.

Subs used down the line if needed.

The season for all 4 leagues will end on Wednesday April 10th at 1159 PST.

16 weeks.

During the 16 weeks players are expected, to stay at a pace of 4 games per week. If someone hits more than 12 back of the pace they will be warned and could be replaced.

As soon as the schedule for each league is uploaded on the website the leagues are open for play.

Euro League

All of our European friends are still in L1-L4, and it i amazing how most of them completed 95% of their scheduled games last season.

In addition, most of them came in midway in the season.

While they play we will begin a major expansion into the European League base for Versus.

All of our Euro buddies are assisting in this, and I am emailing them to set up a meeting time as their input will be greatly needed.

HardCore League

Many of the elite L1 players have made comments in past seasons, and the current one that certain players play in a manner that is frowned upon in the NHL 22 community. 

This is nothing new that I am hearing.

In the past we did not have people play with strict rules in the leagues.

We have the basic rules:

The 5 goal mercy rule.

No scratched players.

No diving in the offensive zone, and these rues are currently in effect and will be the same next season in L1-L4.

We had these simple rules rather than fight about game play styles in chat rooms.

The thought process was people will self govern themselves about unwritten rules, and EA World Championships play rule less on a whole.

A group of Elite players are putting together the small list of rules they think needs to be added to the Hardcore League.

These rules will only apply to the Hardcore League for Season 14.

Once I receive the rules and post them on the site the Hardcore League will open for play with a draft.

My only rules that are mandatory to play in the Hardcore League are as follows:

You must have a stable connection to your play station either hardwired or the new PS.

You must be able to stream your game, or learn how to copy the game file at the end of the game to a USB.

With this in effect, the League Admins will then hear your complaints about game play styles and warnings could go out.

Players from L1-L4 are welcome to play in the Hardcore League, as a second team in Versus 1vs1 NHOL play.

If you wish to play in the HardCore League pleas email NationalHockeyOnlineLeagues@Gmail.Com and state you want in.


We all have friends that might like to play with our group. Some are great guys like your selves some are goof offs.

It never falls on you if you refer a friend to the group and they just do not live up to our character standards.

That being said any friends you have now is the time to get them orientated and set up with a team we have limited open spots,


Last week the Power Rankings and Season 13 Awards were announced. If you missed them check below.

Regular Season 13 Final Power Rankings




Season 13 Team and Player Awards





Things are going well, and I see great things for the Group as far as growth, fun, and great rivalries starting.

What sets the NHOL apart from other leagues is we are made of character.

Sure you may see someone blow up in the chat, it can happen.


Have fun kids and good luck if your still alive in the playoffs or for Season 14.


Dear NHOL Team League Owner,

Season 13 regular season was the best in the 5 years of the NHOL.

Many new wonderful people have come and joined the community.

A record amount of games were played and overall we still 

League 3 lead the way with 677 of 713 games into the record books

League 2 with 661 of 713 games into the record books.

League 1  with 665 of 713 games into the record books.

Totals between all leagues of 2139 scheduled games and 2003 Games into the record books or 93.64% well above our 90% target.

Some of you did not hit the target mark of 39 games.

All 3 leagues awards will be announced this weekend.

If you do not hit the target mark next season for Season 14 you will be deleted from the leagues, so fair warning going forward.

Beginning this weekend we will begin a recruitment period from our Communities listed on the play station.

Many new people will be coming in and added to our leagues.

Playoffs may be begin anytime after Friday 9 am EST 1/18/19

Game/Series Stats

Scoring reports for the playoffs are different than the regular season we do not use the stats website.

The winner of each game sends the screenshot reports in immediately at the conclusion of the game no delays at all!

The procedure is as outlined on the Season 13 Brackets Page.

Rounds 1-3 are a best of 5. Conference Championships and NHOL Cup Series are a best of 7.

All teams with the higher seed will be home the first 2 games. Then away for 2.

Once the first round is over in each league the draft of new teams will start, and play will begin for Season 14 as the Season 13 playoffs continue.

Hence the reason why we do not report stats on the site.

Please please please if the connection is solid stream your games and post a link in the chatroom.


There will be a realignment next season as so many new people have come into the group this season and so many more will be coming shortly.

There will be Leagues 1-4, a League strictly for European players, and an additional League called the Hardcore League which will have strict game play rules.

This weekend each team owner will be informed of which league they will be placed in by the Admins, before they draft a team.

This alignment will offer you the player better games against opponents close to your game play abilities.

Sportsmanship and Attitude

When the playoffs take place there is alot of intensity.

Testosterone runs high (with the exception of SamA in L2).

On occasion people get upset or call someone out on the chat.

This will be the only warning you get.

If anyone makes post game comments at your opponent that are negative in anyway the Admins are being told to immediately boot the person from the chatroom. If you have a problem message Trev, and we will discuss it like mature adults.

Here is the link to the brackets:  NHOL SEASON 13 PLAYOFF BRACKETS LEAGUES 1-3

That's it for now guys good luck and lets have some fun.

Questions or comments just ask




Dear NHOL Coach,

3 days to go in the regular season. The regular season ends this Wednesday night at 1159 PST.

Here is the information you will need for the final 3 days, playoff eligibility, the playoffs, and the draft for Season 14.

Final 3 Days of the Regular Season #13

These last three days traditionally its all hands on deck. Everyone plays!

We expect to see everyone in the chat rooms trying to get their final games played.

Please communicate to me via Discord private message if there is a problem.

When I am in the chat please let me assist you in getting your games set up as I have knowledge of everyone who is online at one time.

It is going to get very very active.

Its an NHOL tradition, and to be honest is quite fun.

Requirements for your backup goalies this season is 420 minutes.

That is a combined number of all your backups.

Failure to hit the 420 mark will have you using your backup goalie to start the playoffs for whatever minutes are need to hit 420.

Playoff Eligibility

In most cases players will be eligible with just a few people disqualified.

I know exactly who has been in the chat room since the start of the season, who disappeared for long periods with limited communication, who procrastinated telling me I will play and did not, who has work or other issues, who is in odd time zones, and who is unavailable these next few nights.

We usually finish a season with over 90% of all games played across the leagues.

In some cases teams will have their games simulated with a computer vs computer, a sub player of lower ability may step in, or the player will not be eligible for the playoffs. Rarely does this have to happen.

The Playoffs

The playoffs will begin on Friday 1-18-19.

All 31 teams make the playoffs in each league unless a team/s is disqualified.

In the Western Conference of each league the #1 seed gets an automatic bye to the second round.

If there are any disqualifications added 1st round byes could take effect.

Brackets will be posted in Discord and via email.

All rounds 1-3 are a best of 5 series,

Conference finals and NHOL Cup finals are a best of 7.

1st round playoffs need completion a maximum of 1 weeks time.

Communication between you and your opponents needs to start immediately once the brackets are posted.

If players do not communicate I will ask for screen shots of communications.

Each series must be completed within a week, with no series have more than 2 times where the games take place.

Teams that lose games tend to fade away, wanting to regroup at times which is fine but the series must be completed a maximum of 2 times.

Completing the series in 1 crack is always the best.

If you are having problems communicating with your opponent do not wait till 1 day before the playoff deadline to inform me your having a problem communicating with your opponent.

We do not use the stats website for playoffs.

We take limited stats for playoff games, and use a form that you will receive prior to the playoffs start.

Season 14 Draft and League Realignment

Due to the amount of new people that have joined the NHOL since September, and the open recruitment that we are doing for Versus, HUT, and EASHL we expect membership to grow dramatically the next few weeks. There will be at least 20-30 new people coming into Versus 1vs1 Leagues alone, hence the addition of a League 4 added. 100's more for HUT and EASHL

In doing so some people currently are really in leagues that they need to be realigned to.

The Admins will go over a potential list and publish them as soon as the playoffs begin.

Teams will draft under the following criteria:

After the first round teams that get eliminated, which 90% of the time is lower seeded teams will be placed into the draft pool.

A tie breaker is who had less points in the regular season, followed by a head to head matchup with any ties in points.

If a lower seed upsets a higher seed in the playoffs the higher seed goes into the draft pool, immediately using the regular season points structure.

As soon as the draft begins and teams are chosen the new season 14 begins play even though the playoffs are continuing from Season 13.

Links To The NHOL Website

Here are some helpful links:

Team Owners List to send PSN message to play





This is the fun time of the year.

The rush to complete the season, the playoffs, and the draft for a new fresh season.

Any questions or comments just private message me on Discord.

Have fun and play nice kids,








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