International Junior Hockey League

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International Junior Hockey League
International Junior Hockey League Logo.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2005
Commissioner Charlie Nielsen
No. of teams 24 in 3 leagues
Country  United States
Ceased 2012
Official website ijhl.us

International Junior Hockey League was an independent Tier III Junior A ice hockey league. The League had teams in the New England and Mid Atlantic region of the United States.

League History[edit]

The league formed in 2005 out of the Interstate Junior Hockey League with teams based in the Northeastern United States and expanded over the next few seasons. Charlie Nielsen is the commissioner of the league.[1]

In December 2011, the Northern New York Gamblers of Massena, New York opted to leave the IJHL.[2]

In july of 2012 the ijhl folded after the "Super Elite" league went under. Most of the "Super Elite" league members decided to create a new league called the Northern States Junior Hockey League (NSHL) so they could resume play in the fall.

Teams[edit]

As of September 2012 the IJHL lists the following members. The Super Elite League is the IJHL's Jr A league, the Elite league is on par with Jr B talent.

Elite League[edit]

Team Location
Junior Shamrocks Marlboro, Massachusetts
Kodiaks Black Exeter, New Hampshire
Kodiaks Green Exeter, New Hampshire
Maine Moose Elite Hallowell, Maine
Mass Junior Lightning Unknown
Mass Maple Leafs U-16 Raynham, Massachusetts
Mass Maple Leafs U-18 Raynham, Massachusetts
New Jersey Raiders Farmingdale, New Jersey
Worcester Junior Wildcats Worcester, Massachusetts


See also[edit]

External links and References[edit]

  1. ^ INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE OFFICERS, ijhl.us
  2. ^ nnyjrgamblers.com (retrieved 24 January 2012)