America East Hockey League

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America East Hockey League
America east logo.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2005
Ceased 2008
No. of teams 20 (peak)
Country  Canada
 United States
Last
champion(s)
Harrington College Icebergs
Most titles Harrington College Icebergs2

America East Hockey League was a Junior A league that folded in August 2008. The League had teams in the Northeastern region of the United States.

It stated goal was to develops its players to play on college, Major Junior, and professional teams. America East was also the first Junior League affiliated with the North American Amateur Hockey Association (NAAHA).

League History[edit]

The league formed in 2005 with 5 member teams for the 2005-2006 season based in the Northeastern United States. The league expanded to 9 teams for the 2006-2007 season with teams based in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US. The 2007-2008 season saw 6 teams in the AEHL after a few teams folded and the Eastern Penn Jr. Bucks announced the team would suspend operations for the season. Following the 2007-08 season the AEHL went through major changes when the Pennsylvania Enforcers, Delaware Thunder, and Wooster Oilers left the league to join the new United Junior Hockey League. After the three teams left the AEHL soon announced major expansion of the league into Canada. In May 2008 the AEHL announced four new teams from Quebec joined the AEHL for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.[1] In August 2008 the league went dark. most of the teams have transferred to other independent Jr. hockey leagues.

2008-2009 Teams[edit]

Previous Teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ America East Hockey Registration & Management Software By GOALLINE.ca