Junior Hockey League Division B

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Junior Hockey League
Division B
Junior Hockey League (Russia).svg
Sport ice hockey
Founded 2011
Motto Лига сильных (Liga silnykh, The League of the strong)
Inaugural season 2011–12
No. of teams 31
Country  Russia (25 teams)
 Latvia (3 teams)
 Kazakhstan (1 team)
 Lithuania (1 team)
 Moldova (1 team)
Most recent champion(s) Oktan Perm
Most titles Oktan Perm (1)
Related competitions Kontinental Hockey League
VHL
Minor Hockey League
Russian Hockey League
Promotion to MHL-A (2 finalists)
Official website http://mhl2.khl.ru

The Junior Hockey League Division B is the second level of the Junior Hockey League, junior ice hockey league. The B division was established in 2011 and the inaugural season is the 2011–12 season. A promotion and relegation system is in place between the MHL and MHL-B, where the bottom 2 teams at the end of the season of MHL are relegated to MHL-B and 2 best MHL-B teams are promoted to MHL.

The Regions Cup is awarded to the champion of the playoffs of the league.[1]

Generation Cup[edit]

The logo of Generation Cup

The Generation Cup (Russian: Кубок Поколения, Kubok Pokoleniya) is the all-star game of MHL-B and analog to the MHL's Challenge Cup. The first ever Generation Cup will take place on 23 February 2012 in Penza and will feature Team East against Team West.

Future Cup[edit]

The Future Cup (Russian: Кубок Будущего, Kubok Budushchego) is an exhibition game featuring under-18 players of MHL and MHL-B. The first ever Future Cup will take place on 13 March 2012 in Chelyabinsk and will feature players not born before 1 January 1994.

2012 expansion[edit]

Seven new teams were confirmed for the 2012–13 season: HC Dmitrov, Zauralie Kurgan, HC Ryazan, Buran Voronezh, HC Belgorod, Sputnik Nizhny Tagil and Platinum-Chisinau from Moldova.[2][3]

Teams in 2012–13[edit]

Minor Hockey League - B
Northwest Division
Team Translation City Arena Affiliate Team Joined league
HC Baltica Lithuania Vilnius Pramogų Arena 2011
Dizelist Motorman Russia Penza Temp sports ice palace Dizel Penza 2011
HC Zelenograd Russia Zelenograd Zelenogradskij sports ice palace 2011
HC Klin Russia Klin V. Kharlamov Klin ice palace Titan Klin 2011
OGI Odintsovskij gumanitarnyj institut (Odintsovo humanitarian institute) Russia Odintsovo Municipal Children's Center 2011
HK Liepājas Metalurgs Latvia Liepāja Olimpiskā ledus halle 2012
PRIZMA-Rīga Latvia Riga Volvo Sports Centre 2011
HC Juniors Latvia Riga Inbox.lv ledus halle Dinamo Riga 2011
Platinum-Chisinau Moldova Chișinău 2012
Volga Division
Team Translation City Arena Affiliate Team Joined league
HC Batyr Baghatur Russia Neftekamsk Indoor Ice Rink Toros Neftekamsk 2011
Irbis Snow leopard Russia Kazan TatNeft Arena Ak Bars Kazan 2011
Ladia Rook Russia Tolyatti Volgar Sports Palace Lada Togliatti 2012
Metallurg Mednogorsk Metallurgist Russia Mednogorsk Iceberg 2011
Olympia Olympia Russia Kirovo-Chepetsk 2012
Stal'nye Izhi Steel Izhes Russia Izhevsk Izhstal Sport Ice Palace HC Izhstal 2011
Stal'nye Lvy Steel Lions Russia Chelyabinsk Mechel Ice Palace HC Mechel 2011
Ural-Siberia Division
Team Translation City Arena Affiliate Team Joined league
Altai Russia Barnaul Barnaul Ice Palace Altai Barnaul 2011
Angarskij Ermak Angarsk Ermak Russia Angarsk Ermak Ice Stadium Ermak Angarsk 2011
Kazakhmys Kazakhmys Kazakhstan Karaganda Ak Zholtaj Ice Palace HC Saryarka 2011
Krasnoyarskie Rysi Krasnoyarsk Lynxes Russia Krasnoyarsk Fakel (Torch) Ice Palace Sokol Krasnoyarsk 2011
Kristall Crystal Russia Berdsk Berdsk Ice Palace 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (22 March 2012). Кубок Регионов в офисе МХЛ (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (27 April 2012). В Первенство МХЛ вступили шесть новых клубов (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/browse/1/recap/7101.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=187&cHash=ae623d1fec.html

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