Welcome to the official website of the Winnipeg Table Hockey League. The WTHL is a non-profit league comprised of table hockey players located in Winnipeg and surrounding areas and is committed to the advancement of the sport of table hockey. Games are played on the Coleco, SoHo Classic, Stiga, Super Chexx, Benej, Munro, Carleco, Aristospel, Irwin Power Play 2, NHL Ice FX, Gretzky's Overtime, Cresta, Eagle, Perma and Gamecraft tables. Back in 1989, the Winnipeg Table Hockey League (WTHL) was organized following years of exhibition table hockey matches in Winnipeg dating back to 1965. Sal Capizzi, Tony Capizzi, Mike Capizzi, Antonio Capizzi, Brian Clement and Zachary Mesman were the original six players and continue to be in the league today. Sal Capizzi was elected president of the newly formed league and the first official WTHL game was played on a 1985 Coleco 5380 game in January 1989. The WTHL believes that a player's ability should not be judged on any one specific game but on the overall performance on various table hockey games. Various tournaments are played throughout the year. Since not all the teams play the same number of games, the champion is determined by the player who has the highest winning percentage at the end of the season. Now in its 30th year, the league has grown and is the 4th oldest league in North America. Over the years, there have been 40 different players who have participated at one time or another in the WTHL. The WTHL has used 37 different models over the years in their league. The variety of games used has made the tournaments more interesting and exciting giving lower-ranked players a better chance to upset a higher-ranked player as many players are dominant in one game, usually the game they grew up playing, but do not have that same dominance in other games.
WTHL - Est. 1989