Empire Junior Hockey League

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Empire Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice Hockey
CEO Don Kirnan
No. of teams 31
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) New York Aviators
Official website empirehockey.com

The Empire Junior Hockey League (EmJHL) is an American Tier III Junior B ice hockey league. The EmJHL is a member of USA Hockey.


On February 25, 2010 the Empire Junior Hockey League Board of Governors voted to eliminate 20 year old players from the League by changing the restriction of no more than four 20-year-olds per team to a maximum of two per team in the 2010–2011 season. Starting with the 2011-2012 season there will be no 20-year-olds in the League.

In 2013, the Empire League and the Eastern Elite Hockey League both agreed to affiliate with the newly formed United States Premier Hockey League.

Participating teams[edit]

2012-13 EmJHL team map

As of April 2015, the following teams make up the league:

Empire North
Team Location
Adirondack Jr. Wings Troy, New York
Bay State Breakers Rockland, Massachusetts
Frederick Freeze Frederick, Maryland
Islanders Hockey Club Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey
Jersey Shore Whalers Brick, New Jersey
Junior Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts
New York Aviators Brooklyn, New York
P.A.L Juniors Islanders Hauppauge, New York
Rochester Jr. Americans Rochester, New York
South Shore Kings Foxboro, Massachusetts
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts
Syracuse Stars Cicero, New York
Empire South
Team Location
Atlanta Jr. Knights Atlanta, Georgia
East Coast Eagles Wake Forest, North Carolina
Florida Jr. Blades Estero, Florida
Florida Eels Fort Myers, Florida
Hampton Roads Whalers Chesapeake, Virginia
Palm Beach Hawks Lake Worth, Florida
Potomac Patriots Woodbridge, Virginia
Richmond Generals Richmond, Virginia
Tampa Bay Juniors Tampa, Florida


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