Eastern Hockey League (2013–)

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Eastern Hockey League
Eastern Hockey League logo.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
CEO Mark Kumpel
No. of teams 18
Country  United States
Official website EHL

The Eastern Hockey League (EHL) is an American Tier III Junior ice hockey league with 18 teams in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The EHL was officially announced on June 6, 2013 after the Atlantic Junior Hockey League welcomed six new members from the old Eastern Junior Hockey League and the AtJHL re-branded itself under the EHL banner.[1] The six members who came from the EJHL were the Boston Bandits, Connecticut Oilers, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, New York Apple Core, Philadelphia Revolution, and the Valley Jr. Warriors.

The league prepares high school and college aged players for college and professional hockey. The league has hundreds of alumni that have gone on to play for NCAA colleges, various professional leagues, the CHL, and in Europe.


The AtJHL was part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League organization and was formed in 2003 with a stated goal to "meet the needs of the Junior hockey community and the players it serves in the Eastern United States". On May 30, 2012 the AtJHL announced that after nine years of being a part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League, the 12 AtJHL ownership groups successfully became a stand-alone entity. After the split, the AtJHL was managed and governed solely by the league owners.

December 2014, the EHL announced the Connecticut Nighthawks as an expansion franchise to start in the 2015–16. They also announced the formation of the Elite Division and that eight teams would participate in the first season. In May 2015, the NAHL a Tier II league announced that the New Jersey Junior Titans and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights had been approved to elevate their organizations. It is anticipated that this will nullify clubs within the EHL.

Current Teams[edit]

Team Arena Location
Boston Bandits Bridgewater Ice Arena Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Boston Jr Rangers Breakaway Ice Center Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Connecticut Nighthawks International Skating Center of CT Simsbury, Connecticut
Connecticut Oilers SoNo Ice House Norwalk, Connecticut
East Coast Wizards Edge Sports center Bedford, Massachusetts
Hartford Jr. Wolfpack Champions Skating Center Cromwell, Connecticut
New England Wolves Waterville Valley Ice Arena Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Tri-Town Ice Arena Hooksett, New Hampshire
New Jersey Rockets AmeriHealth Pavilion Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
New York Apple Core Brewester Ice Arena Brewster, New York
New York Bobcats Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park East Meadow, New York
Northern Cyclones Cyclones Arena Hudson, New Hampshire
Philadelphia Junior Flyers Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Little Flyers IceWorks Skating Complex Aston, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Revolution Rink at Warwick Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Valley Jr. Warriors Haverhill Valley Forum Haverhill, Massachusetts
Vermont Lumberjacks Leddy Park Arena Burlington, Vermont
Walpole Express Rodman Arena Walpole, Massachusetts

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  1. ^ EHL (June 6, 2013). "Announcing The Eastern Hockey League". EasternHockeyLeague.org. Retrieved June 10, 2013.