Junior Hockey League Division B
|Motto||Лига сильных (Liga silnykh, The League of the strong)|
|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
Minor Hockey League
Russian Hockey League
|Promotion to||MHL-A (2 finalists)|
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 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.
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.
Teams in 2012–13
- 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.
- 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.
- (Russian) MHL-B Official Website