Eastern Hockey League (junior hockey)

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Eastern Hockey League
Eastern Hockey League logo.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
CEO Mark Kumpel
No. of teams 19
Country  United States
Official website EHL

The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is an American Tier III Junior ice hockey league with 18 teams in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The EHL was officially announced on June 6, 2013 as the Atlantic Junior Hockey League welcomed six new members from the old Eastern Junior Hockey League and the AJHL re-branded itself under the EHL banner.[1] The six members who came from the EJHL were the Boston Bandits, Connecticut Oilers, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, New York Apple Core, Philadelphia Revolution, and the Valley Jr. Warriors.

The league prepares high school and college aged players for college and professional hockey. The league has hundreds of alumni that have gone on to play for NCAA colleges, various professional leagues, the CHL, and in Europe.

History[edit]

The AJHL was part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League organization and was formed in 2003 with a stated goal to "meet the needs of the Junior hockey community and the players it serves in the Eastern United States". On May 30, 2012 the AJHL announced that after nine years of being a part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League, the 12 AJHL ownership groups successfully became a stand-alone entity. After the split, the AJHL was managed and governed solely by the league owners.

Current Teams[edit]

Team Arena Location
Boston Bandits Bridgewater Ice Arena Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Boston Jr Rangers Breakaway Ice Center Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Connecticut Oilers SoNo Ice House Norwalk, Connecticut
East Coast Wizards Edge Sports center Bedford, Massachusetts
Hartford Jr. Wolfpack Champions Skating Center Cromwell, Connecticut
New England Wolves Waterville Valley Ice Arena Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Tri-Town Ice Arena Hooksett, New Hampshire
New Jersey Rockets AmeriHealth Pavilion Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
New Jersey Titans Howell IceWorld Howell, New Jersey
New York Apple Core Brewester Ice Arena Brewster, New York
New York Bobcats Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park East Meadow, New York
Northern Cyclones Cyclones Arena Hudson, New Hampshire
Philadelphia Junior Flyers Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Little Flyers IceWorks Skating Complex Aston, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Revolution Rink at Warwick Warwick Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania
Valley Jr. Warriors Haverhill Valley Forum Haverhill, Massachusetts
Vermont Lumberjacks Leddy Park Arena Burlington, Vermont
Walpole Express Iorio Arena Walpole, Massachusetts
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Revolution Ice Centre Pittston, Pennsylvania

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References[edit]

  1. ^ EHL (June 6, 2013). "Announcing The Eastern Hockey League". EasternHockeyLeague.org. Retrieved June 10, 2013.