Balkan Amateur Hockey League

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Balkan Amateur Hockey League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2013–14 Balkan Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded2007
CEOMartin Milanov
No. of teams10
Country Bulgaria (8 teams)
 Greece (1 team)
 North Macedonia (1 team)
Most recent
champion(s)
Dynamo Sofia
Most titlesNSA Sofia (2)
Official website[1]

The Balkan Hockey League (Bulgarian: Балканска Хокейна Лига), called the BaHL (Bulgarian: БаХЛ), is the second highest-level ice hockey league in Bulgaria.

History[edit]

The idea for the league was caused by Martin Milanov, famous Bulgarian professional ice hockey player and future president of BaHL. In the beginning only a few teams participated but over the time more and more teams joined, making 10 teams nowadays.

The league exists in today's form since the 2006-07 season.

During the years teams from Serbia, Greece, Macedonia have joined and have left the league. This season there are only two foreign teams: Metalurg Skopje (Macedonia) and Allstars (Greece).

Teams[edit]

Team City/Area Arena Capacity Founded Joined BaHL
Current Teams (Group A)
Ice Devils Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Dynamo Sofia Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Dnepr Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2012 2012–13
Red Star Bulgaria Sofia Sofia Winter Sports Palace 3,200 2002 2013–14 (rejoined)
AllStars Greece Thessaloniki Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14
Metalurg Skopje Republic of Macedonia Skopje Skopje Ice Rink 2,000 2013 2013–14
Current Teams (Group B)
Ice Devils (B) Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2011–12
Torpedo Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Admiral Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14
Ice Sparks Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14
Stadiums for the teams currently participating in the Balkan Amateur Hockey League

BaHL Playoffs[edit]

There are playoffs after the regular seasons. Almost all BaHL have been won by Bulgarian teams. The only cases in which the championship was won by other teams, they were from Greece.

BaHL Champions[edit]

Martin Milanov, chairman of the league, since its creation.
  • 2007 PAOK
  • 2008 Slavia Sofia
  • 2009 Aris Thessaloniki
  • 2010 Etro (Veliko Tarnovo)
  • 2011 NSA (Sofia)
  • 2012 NSA (Sofia)
  • 2013 Dynamo Sofia
  • 2014
Club Winners Winning Years
NSA Sofia
2
2011,2012
Dynamo Sofia
1
2013
Etro
1
2010
Aris Thessaloniki
1
2009
Slavia Sofia
1
2008
PAOK
1
2007

bold - seasons in which league had teams outside Bulgaria.

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