All new clubs are brought into the DVHL as probationary members. That is covered in Article II, Section 1.1 of the DVHL bylaws.
The following is regarding rostering of players for probationary clubs directly from DVHL bylaws, Article V, Section 1.G
G. The roster of each team on a probationary Club is limited to having a maximum of two (2) players who were rostered with other DVHL Clubs in the previous year.
1. This would include the rosters of teams from DVHL Clubs that may choose to participate in either the CBHL or NJYHL.
2. These players must have a written release from their previous Club to be rostered on a probationary Club.
3. The only exceptions are: Prior, written agreement from affected Clubs in the area of the new Club or if a club ceases operation.
The DVHL did them a HUGE favor last year when they denied them, whether they did it intentionally or not. If they had admitted them as a probationary team those rules would have applied and they couldn't have rostered all the Quakers they did. By not admitting them at all they either intentionally or inadvertently allowed TP to avoid this bylaw. It's not as relevant to TP this year since they already have a massive program that wasn't rostered to a DVHL roster last year. Last year it would have been a big issue.