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National Junior Hockey League

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The National Junior Hockey League (NMHL) (formerly Junior Hockey League Division B) (Russian: Национальная молодежная хоккейная лига (НМХЛ)) is the second level of the Junior Hockey League, the KHL's junior ice hockey league. The B division was established in 2011 and the inaugural season was the 2011–12 season. A promotion and relegation system was in place between the MHL and MHL-B, where the bottom 2 teams at the end of the season of MHL were relegated to MHL-B and the 2 best MHL-B teams are promoted to MHL.

National Junior Hockey League
Junior Hockey League (Russia).svg
Sport ice hockey
Founded 2011
Inaugural season 2011–12
Director Dmitry Yefimov
Motto Лига сильных (Liga silnykh, The League of the strong)
No. of teams 15
Country  Russia (14 teams)
 Kazakhstan (1 team)
Most recent
champion(s)
Gornyak Uchaly (2nd title)
Most titles Gornyak Uchaly (2 titles)
Promotion to MHL (2 finalists)
Related
competitions
KHL
VHL
MHL
VHL-B
Official website http://nmhl.fhr.ru/

The Regions Cup is awarded to the champion of the playoffs of the league.[1]

Contents

Generation CupEdit

 
The logo of Generation Cup

The Generation Cup (Russian: Кубок Поколения, Kubok Pokoleniya) is the all-star game of MHL-B and analog to the MHL's Challenge Cup. The first ever Generation Cup took place on 23 February 2012 in Penza and featured Team East against Team West.

EditionsEdit

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2012 23 February   Temp sports ice palace, Penza Team West 3-2 Team East
2013 17 April   Olymp Arena, Kirovo-Chepetsk Team West 6–3 Team East
2014 18 January   Ice Arena Gornyak Uchaly, Uchaly Team West 1–4 Team East
2015 17 January   Yubileyny Sports Palace, Almetyevsk Team East 3–4 Team West
2016 30 January   Ice Palace Naberezhny Chelny, Naberezhnye Chelny Team East 4–0 Team West

Future CupEdit

The Future Cup (Russian: Кубок Будущего, Kubok Budushchego) was an exhibition game featuring under-18 players of MHL and MHL-B. The first ever (and so far only) Future Cup took place on 13 March 2012 in Chelyabinsk and featured players who were not born before 1 January 1994.

EditionsEdit

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2011–12 12 March   Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk Team West 3–1 Team East

Super CupEdit

The Super Cup (Russian: Суперкубок, Superkubok) was the trophy awarded to the winner of the game between the winner of the Kharlamov Cup (the MHL champions) and the winner of the Regions Cup (the MHL-B champions). The first ever (and so far only) Super Cup took place on 30 April 2016 in Uchaly.[2]

EditionsEdit

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2016 30 April   Ice Arena Gornyak Uchaly, Uchaly Gornyak Uchaly (MHL-B) 1–5[3] Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)

2012 expansionEdit

Seven new teams were confirmed for the 2012–13 season: MHC Dmitrov, Zauralie Kurgan, HC Ryazan, Buran Voronezh, HC Belgorod, Sputnik Nizhny Tagil and Platina Chișinău from Moldova.[4][5]

Teams in 2017–18Edit

National Junior Hockey League
Eastern Conference
Team City Arena Affiliate Team(s) Founded Joined league
Batyr   Neftekamsk Indoor Ice Rink Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
Toros Neftekamsk (VHL)
Tolpar (MHL)
2011 2011
Krasnoyarskie Rysi   Krasnoyarsk Fakel Ice Palace Amur Khabarovsk (KHL)
Sokol Krasnoyarsk (VHL)
Amurskie Tigry (MHL)
Biryusa Krasnoyarsk (WHL)
2011 2011
Munayshi   Pavlodar Ice Palace Astana Yertis Pavlodar (KAZ) 2017 2017
Progress Glazov   Glazov Progress Sports Palace Severstal Cherepovets (KHL)
HC Izhstal (VHL)
Almaz (MHL)
1954 2014
Yuzhny Ural-Metallurg Orsk   Orsk Sports Palace Yubileyny Yuzhny Ural Orsk (VHL) 1956 2014
Western Conference
Team City Arena Affiliate Team(s) Founded Joined league
HC Belgorod   Belgorod Oranzevjy led None 1994 2012
HC Bryansk   Bryansk Desna Stadium None 1957 2014
Dizelist Penza   Penza Temp sports ice palace Dizel Penza (VHL) 2011 2011
MHK Lipetsk   Lipetsk Zvezdny Sports Complex None 1979 2013
Loko-Junior Yaroslavl   Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Sports Complex Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)
2013 2013
Polot   Rybinsk Sports Palace Poljot None 2017 2017
HC Rossosh   Rossosh Rossosh Ice Palace Buran Voronezh (VHL) 2012 2012
Severskie Volki   Severskaya Sports Complex "Ice Palace" Country Club None 2016 2016
SKA-Varyagi Vsevolozhski   Vsevolozhsk Ice Arena "Horse" SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL)
SKA-Neva (VHL)
SKA-1946 (MHL)
SKA-Serebryanye Lvy (MHL)
2014 2014
Tverichi Tver   Tver Sports Complex Yubileiny None 2012 2012

ChampionsEdit

Season   Regions Cup Champion   Regions Cup Finalist Series
Result
  Bronze Medalist Eastern
Division winner
Central
Division winner
Western
Division winner
Regular season winner
2011–12   Oktan Perm   Kristall Berdsk 3–1   Batyr   Kristall Berdsk (30-2-0)   Oktan Perm (31-5-0)   MHK Zelenograd (25-10-1)   Kristall Berdsk
Season   Regions Cup Champion   Regions Cup Finalist Series
Result
  Bronze Medalist Northwest
Division winner
Volga
Division winner
Ural-Siberia
Division winner
Regular season winner
2012–13   Junior Kurgan   Batyr 3–1   Sputnik   HK Liepājas Metalurgs (32-6-2)   Irbis Kazan (33-8-3)   Junior Kurgan (36-7-0)   Junior Kurgan
Season   Regions Cup
Champion
  Regions Cup
Finalist
Series
Result
  Bronze
Medalist
Eastern Conference
winner
Western Conference
winner
Regular season
winner
2013–14   Berkuty Kubani Krasnodar   Loko-Junior Yaroslavl 3–1   Mechel Chelyabinsk   Mechel Chelyabinsk (32-5-1)   Berkuty Kubani Krasnodar (31-5-2)   Mechel Chelyabinsk
2014–15   Rossosh Voronezh   Gornyak Uchaly 3–2   Batyr &
  MHK Zelenograd[*]
  Gornyak Uchaly (44-6-2)   Rossosh Voronezh (51-9-4)   Rossosh Voronezh
2015–16   Gornyak Uchaly   Rossosh Voronezh 3–0   Loko-Junior Yaroslavl   Gornyak Uchaly (28-10-2)   Rossosh Voronezh (34-6-4)   Rossosh Voronezh
2016–17   Gornyak Uchaly   Dizelist Penza 3–2   Loko-Junior Yaroslavl   Gornyak Uchaly (37-4-1-6)   Dizelist Penza (34-3-2-5)   Gornyak Uchaly

 [*]: Both losing semifinalists received bronze medals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (22 March 2012). Кубок Регионов в офисе МХЛ (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (26 April 2016). Суперкубок МХЛ завершит молодежный хоккейный сезон (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (30 April 2016). «Локо» - обладатель первого в истории Суперкубка МХЛ (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Press service of the Minor Hockey League (27 April 2012). В Первенство МХЛ вступили шесть новых клубов (in Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/browse/1/recap/7101.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=187&cHash=ae623d1fec.html

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