Minnesota Junior Hockey League
|No. of teams||17|
|Most recent champion(s)||Dells Ducks (2014-15)|
|Most titles||Rochester Ice Hawks (6)|
Established in 1974, the MnJHL has been developing players 20-years old and younger for over 40 years. Many MnJHL players, coaches and officials alumni have moved on to college hockey and professional hockey leagues.
The league has a history of USA Hockey national championship teams. League members won national championships six times in the 1990s.
In 2012, the MnJHL expanded outside of the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas adding teams from the Great Lakes Junior Hockey League. The GLJHL switched from USA Hockey to the Amateur Athletic Union and eight of its teams refused to go with it. The eight Great Lakes Division teams formed their own division in the MnJHL while the original teams compete in the Minnesota Division. The Great Lakes Division would be renamed the Central Division prior to the 2014–15 season.
The United States Premier Hockey League announced on December 18, 2014 the formation of a Mid-West Division to begin in the 2015–16 season by adding the entire Central Division of the MnJHL. By the end of the season most of the remaining teams in the MnJHL (all teams other than the Rochester Ice Hawks and the dormant Twin Cities Northern Lights) had announced their intentions to join the USPHL Mid-West. On April 29, 2015, it was announced that the league had disbanded for the 2015–16 season. On May 21, 2015, the Rochester Ice Hawks was approved to join the North American 3 Hockey League to begin playing in the 2015–16 season.
Teams at the conclusion of the 2014–15 season
- Dubuque Thunderbirds (2000-2006) - moved to CSHL
- Edina Jr. Stingers - folded
- Granite City Lumberjacks (2007-2011) - moved to NA3HL
- Iron Range Yellow Jackets (1999-2002) - folded
- Minnesota Flying Aces (2007-2011) - moved to NA3HL
- Jr. Kodiaks (?-2000) - folded
- North Suburban Hawks - folded
- St. Louis Lightning (2004-2005) - sold & relocated to Maple Grove (Wildcats)
- Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres (?-2003) - team now plays a Midget Major schedule in CSDHL
- Tri-Metro Whalers - folded
- Wisconsin Mustangs (2004-2010) - moved to SIJHL
|Season||League/Bush Cup Champion||National Tournament Qualifier|
|1973-74||North St. Paul|
|1974-75||West St. Paul|
|1975-76||West St. Paul|
|1977-78||West St. Paul|
|1979-80||West St. Paul|
|1983-84||West St. Paul|
|1985-86||Edina Jr. Stingers|
|1988-89||North Suburban Hawks|
|1989-90||West Suburban Kodiaks||Northland Voyageurs|
|1992-93||West Suburban Kodiaks|
|1993-94||North Metro Owls|
|1997-98||North Metro Owls||South Suburban Steers|
|1998-99||East Metro Lakers||---|
|1999-00||Iron Range Yellow Jackets||---|
|2000-01||Iron Range Yellow Jackets||---|
|2001-02||Iron Range Yellow Jackets||---|
|2002-03||Twin Cities Northern Lights||Dubuque Thunderbirds|
|2003-04||Dubuque Thunderbirds||Minnesota Ice Hawks|
|2004-05||Minnesota Ice Hawks||Dubuque Thunderbirds|
|2005-06||Minnesota Ice Hawks||Twin Cities Northern Lights|
|2006-07||Minnesota Ice Hawks||Minnesota Owls|
|2007-08||Minnesota Ice Hawks||Minnesota Owls|
|2008-09||Minnesota Ice Hawks||Granite City Lumberjacks|
|2009-10||Rochester Ice Hawks||Twin Cities Northern Lights|
|2010-11||Granite City Lumberjacks||Hudson Crusaders, Rochester Ice Hawks|
|2011-12||Twin Cities Northern Lights||Rochester Ice Hawks|
|2012-13||Twin Cities Northern Lights||---|
|2013-14||Marquette Royales||Dells Ducks|
- 1989-90: Northland Voyageurs
- 1991-92: Northland Voyageurs
- 1992-93: West Suburban Kodiaks
- 1994-95: Minneapolis Kodiaks
- 1996-97: Jr. Kodiaks
- 1998-99: East Metro Lakers
- "Minnesota Junior Hockey League gets a shakeup". Post Bulletin. 18 December 2014.
- "DAILY DISH: So long Soo? Not So Fast…, RIP MnJHL - Junior Hockey News". Junior Hockey News. April 29, 2015.
- "State Champions And Runners-Up" (PDF). Minnesota Hockey. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "Connecticut Clippers Win National Title". Hartford Courant. 11 April 2001.
- "Jace Childs finds his scoring touch for Twin Cities Northern Lights". USA Hockey. 28 March 2013.