USA Central Hockey League

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USA Central Hockey League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 USACHL season
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2018
CEO Bill Davidson
President Troy Mick
No. of teams 4
Country United States
Official website

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,[1] however, the league launched with four Texas-based teams.[2] The USACHL will have a sixty-game season that will last from October until March.[3] 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.

The league named former Salmon Arm Silverbacks general manager Troy Mick as its first president.[4]


Four teams have been announced for the USACHL's inaugural season as of August 24, 2018.

Team Location Arena Founded Head coach
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[5] McAllen, Texas Frio Grande Valley Ice Center 2018 Ryan Egan
Wichita Falls Force[6] Wichita Falls, Texas Kay Yeager Coliseum 2018 Troy Mick


  1. ^ "USACHL announces hockey's return to Wichita Falls with new nickname". Times Record News. June 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Zach Duncan: What to know about hockey's return to Wichita Falls". Times Record News. June 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Troy Mick named USACHL President". July 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "TX Lawmen becomes 4th team in USA CHL". KAUZ-TV. August 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Name of new Wichita Falls hockey team announced". KSWO-TV. July 19, 2018.

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