Jr. Hockey

Jr. Hockey

Once upon a time, this site was the home of the best content in the world relating to the Continental Hockey Association (CHA), and much like the CHA, we took a break and we have transformed into an Eastern Hockey League(EHL) site now. So before we get too far let’s look back at the league that used to be. The CHA used to be made up of two different junior hockey leagues. The Premier League, which had twelve teams, and was a Tier III Junior B league.  The twelve teams and the locations of their arenas are as follows,

Frederick Freeze - Middletown, Maryland
Jersey Wildcats - Wharton, New Jersey
Mass Maple Leafs - Acushnet, Massachusetts
Metro Fighting Moose - Staten Island, New York
New Hampshire Junior Monarchs - Hooksett, New Hampshire
New York Applecore - Long Beach, New York
Philadelphia Junior Blazers - Wagontown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Junior Penguins - Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Springfield Pics - West Springfield, Massachusetts
Virginia Express - Woodbridge, Virginia
Buffalo Stars - Cheektowaga, New York
Philadelphia Revolution - Warminster, Pennsylvania

The Premier League last crowned a champion in 2007-08, with the Mass Maple Leafs winning.

The Select League was made up of six teams and was a Tier III Junior C league. The teams and the location of their leagues were as follows,

Suffolk Juniors - Port Jefferson, New York
Frederick Freeze - Frederick, Maryland
Pittsburgh Amateur Penguins South - Venetia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Junior Penguins - Harmarville, Pennsylvania
Michigan Mountain Cats - Grand Blanc, Michigan
Buffalo Stars - Cheektowaga, New York

The Select League last crowned the Pittsburgh Junior Penguins champion in 2007-08.

Now that we have a better understanding of where we came from, let’s take a look at where we are today. The EHL is made up of two different leagues. The EHL and the EHL Premier league. The EHL is made up of 18 teams, and the EHL Premier league is made up of 12 teams. The EHL teams are as follows,

Boston Junior Rangers
East Coast Wizards
Maine Eclipse
New England Wolves
New Hampshire Avalanche
Railers Junior Hockey Club
Seacoast Spartans
Seahawks Hockey Club
Valley Junior Warriors
Vermont Lumberjacks
Walpole Express
Connecticut Chiefs
Connecticut RoughRiders
New Jersey 87’s
New York Apple Core
Philadelphia Little Flyers
Protec Junior Ducks
Team Maryland

The EHL Premier teams are as follows,

Maine Eclipse
New England Wolves
New Hampshire Avalanche
Vermont Lumberjacks
Boston Junior Rangers
Railers Junior Hockey Club
Valley Junior Warriors
Walpole Express
Connecticut Chiefs
New Jersey 87’s
New Jersey Renegades
Philadelphia Little Flyers

The Boston Junior Rangers last won both the EHL and EHLP in 2019, but unfortunately, there was no playoff tournament due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2020-21 season kicked off on September 19th, and most teams have played around 10 games so far. I look forward to another great year of EHL hockey!

Youtube links

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