List of ice hockey leagues

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This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment.

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World[edit]

North America[edit]

Major professional[edit]

Minor professional[edit]

Semi-Pro[edit]

Junior[edit]

Major junior[edit]

Note: that the Major Junior level is considered professional by some authorities, including the NCAA, as its players earn a small stipend.

Junior A[edit]

Canadian Junior A Leagues[edit]

(*) Quebec Junior "AAA" is equal to Ontario Junior "A"

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American Junior A Leagues[edit]
Tier I[edit]
Tier II[edit]
Tier III[edit]
United Hockey Union (AAU) Junior A Leagues[edit]
Independent Junior A Leagues[edit]

Junior B[edit]

Canadian Junior B Leagues[edit]

(*) Quebec Junior "AA" is equal to Ontario Junior "B"

American Junior B Leagues[edit]

Junior C[edit]

Canadian Junior C Leagues[edit]

(*) Quebec Junior "A" is equal to Ontario Junior "C"

Junior D[edit]

(*) Quebec Junior "B" is equal to Ontario Junior "D"

College[edit]

CIS Hockey (Canada)[edit]

NCAA Hockey (United States)[edit]

Note: The Northeast-10 sponsors a championship for its members that play ice hockey, but the NCAA doesn't currently sponsor a national championship at the Division II level.

Club Hockey[edit]

Note: there are also many independent teams in all three ACHA divisions in addition to the many within the hockey conferences and leagues.

Junior College[edit]

Women's[edit]

Senior[edit]

Sanctioned by Hockey Canada or USA Hockey[edit]

Canada[edit]
United States[edit]
Unsanctioned[edit]

School and youth[edit]

High School[edit]

Defunct leagues[edit]

Disabled hockey leagues[edit]

Leagues for disabled hockey players

Eurasia[edit]

Asia and Africa[edit]

China[edit]

Republic of China[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Defunct Japan Ice Hockey League

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Singapore[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

(Leagues involve teams from both Europe and Asia)

Turkmenistan[edit]

Qatar[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Europe[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Women[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Denmark[edit]

East Germany[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Defunct

Women[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Semi-pro[edit]

  • Serie A (former Elite.A and Serie A1)
  • Serie B (former Seconda Divisione and Serie A2)

Amateur[edit]

  • Serie C

Junior and youth[edit]

  • Under 20 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 18 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 16 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 14 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 12 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 10 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 8 (many regional divisions)

Women[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

The Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Major professional[edit]

Minor professional[edit]
Semi-pro[edit]
Junior[edit]
Youth[edit]
Defunct[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Slovak Extraliga (1993–present after dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League (1931–1993))
  • Slovak 1.Liga (12 teams, first 8 participate in play-offs and the winner plays with the worst team from Extraliga, last four teams participate in a play-out and 4th team after play-out plays a relegation game with the best team in 2.Liga)
  • Slovak 2.Liga

Slovenia[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Swedish Hockey League (New name for the top league in 2013. The national championship has been played since 1922 in other forms. 12 teams)
  • HockeyAllsvenskan (The Swedish second league. The four best teams compete in the end of the season with the two worst placed team in SHL. 14 teams.)
  • Hockeyettan (Divided into 4 regions: North, East, West, and South. The four best teams in each region make 2 new series called Allettan at the conclusion of the regions. The two Allettan winners, and the two teams that survive a three-round playoff, compete with the last two teams in HockeyAllsvenskan for their spots in the higher league. 47 teams at present.)
  • Division 2 (Divided into 11 regions.)
  • Division 3 (Divided into 13 regions.)
  • Division 4 (Divided into 6 regions. In Stockholm called the "Swedish Iron League". The league does not cover all of Sweden.)
  • J20 SuperElit (Under 20, junior league.)
  • J18 Elit (Under 18, divided into 4 regions.)

Women[edit]

Riksserien (Highest league, 8 teams.)

Switzerland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Professional[edit]

Junior[edit]

Defunct[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Defunct Leagues

English Ice Hockey Association Women's Leagues

Yugoslavia[edit]

Oceania[edit]

References[edit]