USA Central Hockey League
Current season, competition or edition:|
2018–19 USACHL season
|No. of teams||4|
The USA Central Hockey League (USACHL) is a junior ice hockey league that plans to begin play in 2018. The league was initially planned to consist of six teams in its inaugural 2018–19 season and feature players under twenty-years-old, however, the league launched with four Texas-based teams. The USACHL will have a sixty-game season that will last from October until March. The league intends to be a "free-to-play" junior league similar to USA Hockey's Tier I and Tier II as opposed to the "pay-to-play" Tier III leagues.
Four teams have been announced for the USACHL's inaugural season as of August 24, 2018.
|Laredo Bucks||Laredo, Texas||Sames Auto Arena||2018||Wayne Smith|
|Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees||Hidalgo, Texas||State Farm Arena||2018||John Ollson|
|Texas Lawmen||McAllen, Texas||Frio Grande Valley Ice Center||2018||Ryan Egan|
|Wichita Falls Force||Wichita Falls, Texas||Kay Yeager Coliseum||2018||Troy Mick|
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- "Troy Mick named USACHL President". JuniorHockey.com. July 26, 2018.
- "TX Lawmen becomes 4th team in USA CHL". KAUZ-TV. August 24, 2018.
- "Name of new Wichita Falls hockey team announced". KSWO-TV. July 19, 2018.