Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HFL?

The HFL is an enforcer based fantasy hockey league where teams are comprised of the best fighters from the past and present.


How are teams selected?

Prior to every season a 6 round draft will take place. Teams will select enforcers from a pre-determined list of fighters.


How do regular season games work?

Each game consists of 3 individual fight matchups. 3 randomly selected enforcers from each team will compete against each other. Each enforcer will be randomly assigned a different stage in his career. 1 point is awarded to the winning team in each of the fights.


What are the possible outcomes in a regular season game?

Regulation win (3 points) = Team wins 3/3 fight matchups

Overtime win (2 points) = Team wins 2/3 fight matchups

Overtime loss (1 point) = Team wins 1/3 fight matchups

Regulation loss (0 points) = Team loses all 3 fight matchups


What are the different career stages that can be assigned to an enforcer?

Rookie = the first few years of the enforcer’s career

Prime = the time in which the enforcer was at the height of his career

Veteran = the last few years of the enforcer’s career


How are the winners in each fight determined?

All fight matchups are judged by the league and its judge(s).


Which teams qualify for the playoffs?

The top 8 teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs and the chance to compete for the Ferguson Cup.


What happens if two teams are tied at the end of the regular season?

If two teams are tied in points at the end of the regular season the standings are determined by the following order: 1) The greater number of regulation wins 2) The greater number of OT wins 3) A single fight matchup. An enforcer from each team will be randomly selected to compete against each other. Both fighters will be in their prime (no rookie or veteran stage).


What happens if multiple teams are tied at the end of the regular season?

If multiple teams are tied in points at the end of the regular season the standings are determined by the following order: 1) The greater number of regulation wins 2) The greater number of OT wins 3) An enforcer from each team will be randomly selected and ranked in order of toughness by the league and its judge(s). All fighters will be in their prime (no rookie or veteran stage).


How do the playoffs work?

All rounds of the playoffs are best-of-seven series with each game consisting of one fight matchup. An enforcer cannot participate in multiple games within a series unless a 7th game is required. In this case all 6 enforcers on each team are eligible to be selected for game 7. As per the regular season all enforcers and their opponents are randomly selected by the league.


Can we trade players?

Yes. As long at the same number of players are going both ways. Teams must have 6 enforcers on their roster at all times.


Can we sign free agents?

Yes. Check the Free Agents tab on the menu to view enforcers that are eligible to be signed throughout the regular season. An enforcer from your roster must be put on waivers in order to sign a free agent.


How do I join?

Please use the Contact Us form on the website if interested in joining the HFL.