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 Apple Core
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 June 2012, the following teams make up the league:

Eastern Conference
Team Location
Bay State Breakers Rockland, Massachusetts
Boston Bandits Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Boston Jr. Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts
Connecticut Oilers Norwalk, Connecticut
Islanders Hockey Club Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Hooksett, New Hampshire
Portland Jr. Pirates Saco, Maine
Salem Ice Dogs Salem, Massachusetts
South Shore Kings Foxboro, Massachusetts
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts
Valley Jr. Warriors Haverhill, Massachusetts
Western Conference
Team Location
Adirondack Jr. Wings Troy, New York
Brewster Bulldogs Brewster, New York
Buffalo Stars Cheektowaga, New York
Frederick Freeze Frederick, Maryland
New Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey
Jersey Wildcats Randolph, New Jersey
Maksymum Jr. Hockey Club Rochester, New York
New York Apple Core Long Beach, New York
Philadelphia Revolution Warminster, Pennsylvania
P.A.L Juniors Islanders Hauppauge, New York
Syracuse Stars Cicero, New York
Southern Conference
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
Space Coast Hurricanes Rockledge, Florida
Tampa Bay Juniors Tampa, Florida


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