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Minor Hockey League
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Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 2009
No. of teams 22
Country(ies)  Russia
TV partner(s) KHL-TV (Russia (as part of the NTV Plus package), International (through KHL's website))[1]
Official website MHL.KHL.ru
Related competitions Kontinental Hockey League

The Minor Hockey League (MHL)[2] (Russian: Молодежная Хоккейная Лига), sometimes called the Youth Hockey League (YHL)[3], is a junior ice hockey league in Russia, founded in 2009. It consists of 22 teams[4][5]. 20 of these teams are subsidiaries (feeder teams) for their respective Kontinental Hockey League professional counterparts and 2 teams are subsidiaries of Russian Major League teams (Khimik Voskresensk and MHC Krylya Sovetov). Players are aged 17–21. The Kharlamov Cup, named after star ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov, is awarded annually as the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia's official Junior Championship,[6] following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season.

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History

The MHL opened its doors on September 4, 2009 in Moscow. The first ever MHL game was played that night between MHC Dynamo and CSKA-Red Army with Dynamo picking up the historic 6-2 victory.

Current member teams

Minor Hockey League
Western Conference
Team City Arena Pro Affiliate
Mytischi Atlanti Mytischi Mytishchi Arena Atlant Moscow Oblast
Russian Knights Chekhov Ice Hockey Center 2004 Vityaz Chekhov
MHC Dynamo Moscow Luzhniki Small Sports Arena Dynamo Moscow
Loko Yaroslavl Arena 2000 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Diamond Cherepovets Ice Palace HC Severstal
SKA-1946 Saint Petersburg Sport Palace Ice SKA Saint Petersburg
МHC Spartak Moscow Sokolniki Arena Spartak Moscow
Chaika Nizhny Novgorod Trade Union Sport Palace Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Phoenix Voskresensk Podmoskovie Stadium Khimik Voskresensk
Sheriff Balashikha Balashikha Arena HC MVD
CSKA-Red Army Moscow CSKA Universal Sports Hall CSKA Moscow
Krylya Sovetov Moscow Soviet Wings Sport Palace MHC Krylya Sovetov
Eastern Conference
Team City Arena Pro Affiliate
Omsk Hawks Omsk Arena Omsk Avangard Omsk
Auto Yekaterinburg KRK Uralets Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Snow Leopard Kazan Tatneft Arena Ak Bars Kazan
Ladia Tolyatti Volgar Sports Palace Lada Togliatti
Steel Foxes Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk Arena Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Kuznetsk Bears Novokuznetsk Kuznetsk Metallurgists Sports Palace Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Reactor Nizhnekamsk SCC Neftekhimik HC Neftekhimik
Tolpar Ufa Ufa Arena Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Siberian Snipers Novosibirsk CSC Sibir HC Sibir
Polar Bears Chelyabinsk Traktor Ice Arena Traktor Chelyabinsk

References

  1. ^ "Телетрансляции матчей МХЛ – уже с ноября!". KHL.ru. http://mhl.khl.ru/news/index.php?ELEMENT_ID=344. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ "KHL Junior Draft Is Over". KHL.ru. http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/6/1/23421.html. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  3. ^ "The Future is Now". khl.ru. http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/10/5/23673.html. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  4. ^ http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/7/6/13699.html
  5. ^ "MHL General Meeting". KHL. http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/8/11/13741.html. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  6. ^ http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/7/2/13693.html

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