Midwest Junior Hockey League
|Current season or competition:
|No. of teams||10|
|Most recent champion(s)||None|
|Official website||Official website|
The MWJHL league office will be headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio that will consist of six full-time employees to support members vision and objectives. The league office will support its member teams with several long-term sustainability initiatives including MWJHL Properties creating league wide licensing arrangements, and centralized ticket sales and corporate sponsorship operation.
During its first league meeting in early July in Deerfield, Illinois the following items were discussed, voted on and passed into the league by laws:
A total of 11 teams will make up the inaugural season of the MWJHL: Bloomington Jr. Blaze, Dayton Aeros, Great Lakes Lightning, Hartland Hounds, Holland River Bandits, Ironwood Bears, Lake Erie Steelheads, Michigan Ice Dogs, NWO Grrrowl, Rhinelander Street Cats, Soo Firehawks, and the Tennyson Chevrolet.
The league will comprise two conferences and four divisions. The American Conference will have the North (Rhinelander and Soo) and Central (Great Lakes, Hartland, Michigan, Tennyson) Divisions. The National Conference will include the East (Dayton, Lake Erie, NWO) and West (Bloomington and Holland) Divisions.
Playoffs will see the top two teams in each division qualify for the post-season. The first round will be a best-of-three format played at the higher seed’s rink. The second round will also be a best-of-three series with Games 1 and 2 played at the higher seed’s rink and if necessary, Game 3 will be played at the lower seed’s rink. The championship final will be a best-of-five with the first three games at the higher seed’s rink and the last two, if needed, at the lower seed’s rink.
The MWJHL member teams will compete in the Veterans Memorial Cup playoffs for a shot at the Veteran’s Cup. The winner of the Veterans Memorial Cup will then move on to play for the AAU national championship on April 8, 2013.
Patrick Pylypuik has been named president and chief executive officer for the 2012-13 season. He had previously been serving on an interim basis.
Randy Montrose of the Hartland Hounds was elected chairman of the board for the MWJHL.
Keith Lang of Tennyson Chevrolet named executive vice-president.
Doug Goudreau from the Soo Firehawks was named secretary/treasurer.
On July 18, 2012 The MWJHL announced that Kevin Shanahan was named as the director of hockey operations.
On August 30, 2012 The Junior Hockey News reported Kankakee, Ironwood, Traverse City, Cincinnati, Erie (PA) folded before the league's inaugural season 
The MWJHL is divided into two conferences and four divisions. Teams will compete annually for the Veterans Memorial Cup.
|Dayton Aeros||Hara Arena||Dayton, Ohio||None|
|NWO Grrrowl||Unknown||Toledo, Ohio||None|
|Bloomington Jr. Blaze||U.S. Cellular Coliseum||Bloomington, Illinois|
|Holland River Bandits||Unknown||Holland, Michigan||None|
|Rhinelander Street Cats||Unknown||Rhinelander, Wisconsin||None|
|Soo Firehawks||Unknown||Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan||None|
|Great Lakes Lightning||Unknown||Fraser, Michigan||None|
|Hartland Hounds||Hartland Sports Center||Hartland, Michigan||None|
|Michigan Ice Dogs||Wayne Community Center Ice Arena||Wayne, Michigan||None|
|Tennyson Chevrolet||Unknown||Brownstown Township, Michigan||None|
- Midwest Junior Hockey League. "League Meeting".
- Shanahan, Kevin. "Director of Hockey Operations".