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List of ice hockey leagues

This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment.

Contents

WorldEdit

North AmericaEdit

Major professionalEdit

Minor professionalEdit

Semi-proEdit

JuniorEdit

Major juniorEdit

Note: that the major junior level is considered professional by some authorities, including the NCAA, as its players earn a small stipend.

Junior AEdit

Hockey Canada junior A leaguesEdit
USA Hockey junior leaguesEdit
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
United Hockey Union (AAU) junior leaguesEdit
Independent junior leaguesEdit

Junior BEdit

Hockey Canada junior B leaguesEdit

(*) Quebec Junior "AA" is roughly equal to Ontario Junior "B"

Junior CEdit

Hockey Canada junior C leaguesEdit

(*) Quebec Junior "A" is roughly equal to Ontario Junior "C"

Junior DEdit

(*) Quebec Junior "B" is roughly equal to Ontario Junior "D"

CollegeEdit

U Sports hockey (Canada)Edit

NCAA hockey (United States)Edit

Note: The Northeast-10 sponsors a championship for its members that play ice hockey, but the NCAA doesn't currently sponsor a national championship at Division II level.

NAIA hockey (United States)Edit

Note: there are also independent teams outside of the WHAC.

ACHA hockey (United States and Canada)Edit

Note: there are also many independent teams in all three ACHA divisions in addition to the many within the hockey conferences and leagues.

Women'sEdit

SeniorEdit

Sanctioned by Hockey Canada or USA HockeyEdit

CanadaEdit
United StatesEdit

School and youthEdit

High schoolEdit

Defunct leaguesEdit

Disabled hockey leaguesEdit

Leagues for disabled hockey players

South AmericaEdit

AfricaEdit

EurasiaEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

MultinationalEdit

Active
  • Alps Hockey League - multinational league with teams from Austria, Italy and Slovenia.
  • Austrian Hockey League - multinational league with teams from Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia and the Czech Republic.
  • BeNe League - multinational league with teams in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Champions Hockey League - multinational league/competition featuring different top teams from first-tier leagues across Europe.
  • Elite Women's Hockey League - multinational league/competition featuring different teams from across Europe.
  • Erste Liga - multinational league with teams from Hungary, Romania and Austria.
  • EUHL - international university league
  • Tipsport liga - Slovak league with two teams from Hungary
Defunct

ArmeniaEdit

AustriaEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

BelarusEdit

BelgiumEdit

Defunct

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

BulgariaEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

CroatiaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

CzechoslovakiaEdit

DenmarkEdit

East GermanyEdit

EstoniaEdit

FinlandEdit

MenEdit

Defunct

WomenEdit

FranceEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

GermanyEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

IrelandEdit

ItalyEdit

MenEdit

Semi-proEdit

  • Serie A (former Elite.A and Serie A1) (1925-2017)
  • Serie B (former Seconda Divisione and Serie A2)

AmateurEdit

  • Serie C

Junior and youthEdit

  • Under 20 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 18 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 16 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 14 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 12 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 10 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 8 (many regional divisions)

WomenEdit

KazakhstanEdit

LatviaEdit

AmateurEdit

LithuaniaEdit

LuxembourgEdit

The NetherlandsEdit

Defunct

Junior and youthEdit

  • U17
  • U14
  • U12

NorwayEdit

Junior and youthEdit

PolandEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

MenEdit

Major professionalEdit

Minor professionalEdit

Semi-proEdit

JuniorEdit

YouthEdit

AmateurEdit

  • Night Hockey League

WomenEdit

DefunctEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

  • Tipsport liga (1993–present after dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League (1931–1993))
  • Slovak 1. Liga (12 teams, first 8 participate in play-offs and the winner plays with the worst team from Extraliga, last four teams participate in a play-out and 4th team after play-out plays a relegation game with the best team in 2.Liga)
  • Slovak 2. Liga

SloveniaEdit

Soviet UnionEdit

SpainEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

SwedenEdit

MenEdit

  • Swedish Hockey League (New name for the top league in 2013. The national championship has been played since 1922 in other forms. 14 teams)
  • HockeyAllsvenskan (The Swedish second league. The four best teams compete in the end of the season with the two worst placed team in SHL. 14 teams.)
  • Hockeyettan, Division 1, (Divided into 4 regions: North, East, West, and South. The five best teams in each region make 2 new series called Allettan at the conclusion of the regions. The two Allettan winners, and the two teams that survive a three-round playoff, compete with the last two teams in HockeyAllsvenskan for their spots in the higher league. 48 teams at present.)
  • Division 2 (Divided into 11 regions.)
  • Division 3 (Divided into 13 regions.)
  • Division 4 (Divided into 6 regions. The league does not cover all of Sweden.)

Junior and youthEdit

  • J20 SuperElit (Under 20, junior league.)
  • J20 Elit (Under 20, junior second league. Divided into 4 regions: North, East, West, and South.)
  • J18 Elit (Under 18, divided into 4 regions.)

WomenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

MenEdit

AmateurEdit

WomenEdit

UkraineEdit

JuniorEdit

DefunctEdit

United KingdomEdit

Defunct Leagues

English Ice Hockey Association Women's Leagues

West GermanyEdit

YugoslaviaEdit

OceaniaEdit

ReferencesEdit