Hockey Leagues

List of Hockey Leagues

Alberta Midget League

The Alberta Midget League in hockey is a midget league for players in the Alberta area. Midget is ages 15-17.

Amateur Hockey Association Of The United States

The Amateur Hockey Association of the United States in hockey was the older name of the national governing body for USA hockey.

American Amateur Ice Hockey Association

The American Amateur Ice Hockey Association in hockey was one of the earliest leagues in operation from 1896-1917. It featured teams from the Boston and New York area.

American Hockey League

The American Hockey League in hockey is the professional league just under the NHL. They host players 18 years or older and serve as a developmental league for players trying to make the NHL.

Canadian Amateur Hockey League

The Canadian Amateur Hockey League in hockey was an old hockey league that ran from 1898 to 1905.

Canadian Hockey Association

The Canadian Hockey Association in hockey was an old hockey league that was in operation from 1909-1910. The Stanley Cup was awarded to Ottawa when they won the championship.

Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League in hockey is a development league for hockey players 16-20 years old. The league oversees three other major junior leagues: the Western Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Ontario Hockey League. All three leagues play for the CHL Memorial Cup as the official champion.

Central Hockey League

The Central Hockey League in hockey was a professional that was in operation from 1992 to 2014 and when it dissolved, a few teams were accepted into the ECHL or the East Coast Hockey League.

Central Professional Hockey League

The Central Professional Hockey League in hockey was a league in operation from 1963 to 1984. It was a minor league operated by the NHL.

East Coast Hockey League

The East Coast Hockey League in hockey is a professional league that has teams across North America. Each NHL franchise has an affiliate that can manage their players. The ECHL is below the AHL in terms of professional players' levels.

Eastern Canadian Hockey Association

The Eastern Canadian Hockey Association in hockey was a league that operated from 1905 to 1909.

Eastern Hockey League

The Eastern Hockey League in hockey was a professional league that operated from 1933 to 1973.

Extraleague

An extraleague in hockey is the name for a league in certain European countries such as Slovakia or the Czech Republic.

Federal League

The Federal League in hockey is a low amateur league that was founded in 2011 and is based in the south and east parts of the United States.

International Hockey League

The International Hockey League in hockey was a professional league that operated from 1945 to 2001. This was a league that was based in North America and was an alternative to the ECHL.

International Professional Hockey League

The International professional hockey league in hockey was a league that was in operation from 1904-1907 that featured teams from Canada and the United States. This was one of the first professional hockey leagues ever created.

Japan Ice Hockey Federation

The Japan Ice Hockey Federation in hockey is the governing body that oversees all Japanese Hockey teams in Japan.

Mid-Americas Hockey Association

The Mid-Americas Hockey Association in hockey is a developmental league in the United States for youth hockey players from high school to college.

Minor League

A minor league in hockey is a league that is below a professional league that develops the pro league's rookies and other players. A minor league can also be a league for young players specifically for development.

National Hockey League

A national hockey league in hockey is the full name of the NHL. This is the highest level of hockey played professionally in the world. The NHL in hockey is the National Hockey League an organization consisting of 31 franchise teams divided into two conferences of the Western Conference and Eastern Conference.

Ontario Hockey League

The Ontario Hockey League in hockey is a major junior league in the CHL. The acronym is the OHL. Junior players 16-21 years old aim to be drafted by the NHL once they are done with junior hockey.

Ontario Women's Hockey Association

The Ontario women's hockey association in hockey is a professional league for women hockey players in Ontario.

Pacific Coast Hockey Association

The Pacific Coast Hockey Association in hockey was a league in the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the United States from 1911-1924.

Pacific Coast League

A pacific coast league in hockey was a league based in the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the United States. There have been three different Pacific Coast Leagues throughout the 20th century.

Swedish League

A swedish league in hockey or the SHL, is the highest professional swedish hockey league. It was founded in 1975 and hosts all types of professional players and rookies.

United Hockey League

The united hockey league in hockey was a smaller professional league that operated from 1991-2010. When the league closed, a few teams joined the ECHL.

West Coast Hockey League

The west coast hockey league in hockey was a league in operation from 1995 to 2003 and featured teams from only the west coast.

Western Canada Hockey League

The western canada hockey league in hockey was one of the earliest leagues that was formed in 1921 but was cancelled in 1925.

Western Hockey League

The western hockey league in hockey is a major junior league that is located on the west coast of Canada and the United States. It features players 16-21 years old. The league is part of the CHL.

Western Professional Hockey League

A western professional hockey league in hockey was a low level league that operated from 1996 to 2001 and featured teams that were from the Southern U.S. such as Texas and New Mexico.