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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

World

North America

Major professional

Minor professional

Semi-Pro

Junior

Major junior
Note: that the Major Junior level is considered professional by some authorities, including the NCAA, as its players earn a small stipend.
Junior A
Canadian Junior A Leagues

(*) Quebec Junior "AAA" is equal to Ontario Junior "A"

American Junior A Leagues
Independent Junior A Leagues
Junior B
Canadian Junior B Leagues

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

American Junior B Leagues
Junior C
Canadian Junior C Leagues

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

American Junior C
Junior D

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

Junior Development

College

CIS Hockey (Canada)
NCAA Hockey (United States)
Club Hockey
  • Note: there are also many independent teams in addition to the many within the hockey conferences and leagues.
Junior College

High School

Youth

Mite- B,A,AA,AAA Squirte- B,A,AA,AAA Peewee- B,A,AA,AAA Bantam- B,A,AA,AAA U14 Midget- U16AA,U18AA,U16AAA

Women

Senior

Sanctioned by Hockey Canada or USA Hockey
Canada
  • North Central Hockey League (Alberta Sr. A)
  • Battle River Hockey League (Alberta Sr. A)
  • Big 6 Hockey League (Saskatchewan Sr. AAA)
  • Chinook Hockey League (Alberta Sr. AAA)
  • Highway Hockey League (Saskatchewan Sr. AAA)
  • Ligue De Hockey Senior De La Côte-Nord (LHSCN) (New-Brunswick Sr. A)
  • Ligue Centrale de Hockey (LCH) (Quebec Sr. AAA/semi-pro) (1990)
  • Ligue de hockey senior Promutuel (LHSP) (Quebec Sr. AA/semi-pro)
  • Ligue de hockey senior de l’Est du Québec (LHSEQ) (Quebec Sr. AA/semi-pro)
  • Ligue de hockey senior Nord-Est du Québec (LHSNEQ) (Quebec Sr. AA/semi-pro)
  • Ligue de hockey Beauce-Bellechasse-Frontenac (LHBBF) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior du Richelieu (LHSR) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior Montreal Metropolitain (LHSMM) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior de la Mauricie (LHSM) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior Inter-Rives (LHSIR) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior de la Cote Nord du Québec (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey les Cotiers de la Gaspesie (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Ligue de hockey senior des Îles de la Madeleine (LHSIM) (Quebec Sr. A)
  • Major League Hockey (Ontario Sr. AAA) (1953)
  • North Peace Hockey League (Alberta Sr. AAA)
  • Ottawa Travellers Hockey League (Ontario Sr. AA and A)
  • Western Ontario Athletic Association Senior Hockey League (Ontario Sr. AA and A) (1948)
United States
Unsanctioned

Defunct leagues

Disabled Hockey Leagues

Leagues for Disabled Hockey Players

List of leagues and teams

Latin America

  • Mexican Hockey League (2010)

Eurasia

Asia

Republic of China

Kazakhstan

Singapore

Turkey

(Leagues involve teams from both Europe and Asia)

Europe

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Semi-pro

Amateur

  • Serie CU26
  • Serie C interregionale (devided into 3 regions: North-West; North-East; South)
  • CCM-Cup (only south-tyrolean teams)

Junior and youth

  • Under 20 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 17 (2 national divisions)
  • Under 15 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 13 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 11 (many regional divisions)
  • Under 8 (many regional divisions)

Women

  • Serie A

Kazakhstan

Latvia

The Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Romania

Russia

Major professional

Minor professional
Semi-pro
Junior
Youth
  • Moscow Open

Serbia

Slovakia

  • Slovak Extraliga (1993 - Present after dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League (1931 - 1993))
  • 1st senior league
  • 2nd league

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Men

  • Elitserien (New name for the league in 1975. The national championship has been played since 1922 in other forms. 12 teams)
  • HockeyAllsvenskan (The Swedish second league, that can compare in quality with many countries' first league. The four best teams compete in the end of the season with the two worst placed team in Elitserien. 14 teams.)
  • Division 1 (Divided into 6 regions, A-F. The three best teams in each region make 3 new series in the end and the three winners will compete with the last three in HockeyAllsvenskan for a place in the higher league. 56 teams at the moment.)
  • Division II (Divided into 11 regions. Around 100 teams, many U20-teams also play here.)
  • Division III (Divided into 13 regions.)
  • Division IV (Divided into 6 regions. In Stockholm called the "Swedish Iron League", does not cover all of Sweden.)
  • J20 SuperElit (Under 20, junior league.)
  • J18 Elit (Under 18, divided into 4 regions.)
  • U16 (Youth, under 16, divided into 8 groups. 24 teams)
  • Korpen ("The raven" in English, amateur leagues in different cities.)

Women

Riksserien (Highest league, 6 teams.)

Switzerland

Turkey

(Leagues involve teams from both Europe and Asia)

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Defunct Leagues

English Ice Hockey Association Women's Leagues

Oceania

References








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