British Hockey League

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British Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1982
No. of teams 12 (Premier Division)
Country  United Kingdom
Ceased 1996
Last champion(s) Sheffield Steelers
TV partner(s) BBC

The British Hockey League was the top-flight ice hockey league in the United Kingdom from 1982 until 1996, when it was replaced by the Ice Hockey Superleague and the British National League. The league replaced three regional leagues: the Inter-City League in southern England, the English League North in northern England and the Northern League in Scotland.

The league was sponsored by Heineken until 1993 and during this period was best known as the Heineken League.

The league changed format several times. The top level Premier Division was formed in 1983, and a second-tier Division One was formed in 1986, being split into North and South conferences for the 87/88 and 93/94 seasons. The third-tier Division Two was founded in 1987, renamed English Division One the following season and split from the league in 1992.

Premier Division[edit]



82/83 Dundee Rockets
83/84 Dundee Rockets
84/85 Durham Wasps
85/86 Durham Wasps
86/87 Murrayfield Racers
87/88 Murrayfield Racers
88/89 Durham Wasps
89/90 Cardiff Devils
90/91 Durham Wasps
91/92 Durham Wasps
92/93 Cardiff Devils
93/94 Cardiff Devils
94/95 Sheffield Steelers
95/96 Sheffield Steelers
96/97 Cardiff Devils
97/98 Ayr Scottish Eagles
98/99 Manchester Storm
99/00 Bracknell Bees
00/01 Sheffield Steelers
01/02 Belfast Giants
02/03 Sheffield Steelers
03/04 Sheffield Steelers
04/05 Coventry Blaze
05/06 Belfast Giants
06/07 Coventry Blaze
07/08 Coventry Blaze
08/09 Sheffield Steelers
09/10 Coventry Blaze
10/11 Sheffield Steelers
11/12 Belfast Giants
12/13 Nottingham Panthers
13/14 Belfast Giants

Division One[edit]


Champions (BH Cup)[edit]

86/87 Peterborough Pirates
87/88 North - Cleveland Bombers
87/88 South - Telford Tigers
88/89 Cardiff Devils
89/90 Slough Jets
90/91 Humberside Seahawks
91/92 Slough Jets
92/93 Basingstoke Beavers
93/94 North - Milton Keynes Kings
93/94 South - Slough Jets
94/95 Slough Jets
95/96 Manchester Storm

English Division One[edit]


87/88 Romford Raiders (Division Two)
88/89 Humberside Seahawks
89/90 Bracknell Bees
90/91 Milton Keynes Kings
91/92 Medway Bears

See also[edit]