List of ice hockey leagues

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This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world.

Contents

World[change | change source]

North America[change | change source]

Major professional[change | change source]

Minor professional[change | change source]

Semi-Pro[change | change source]

Junior[change | change source]

Major junior[change | change source]

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

Junior A[change | change source]

Canadian Junior A Leagues[change | change source]
American Junior A Leagues[change | change source]
Tier I[change | change source]
Tier II[change | change source]
Tier III[change | change source]
United Hockey Union (AAU) Junior Leagues[change | change source]
Independent Junior Leagues[change | change source]

Junior B[change | change source]

Canadian Junior B Leagues[change | change source]

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

Junior C[change | change source]

Canadian Junior C Leagues[change | change source]

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

Junior D[change | change source]

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

College[change | change source]

CIS Hockey (Canada)[change | change source]

NCAA Hockey (United States)[change | change source]

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 the Division II level.

Non-NCAA Hockey[change | change source]

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

Junior College[change | change source]

Women's[change | change source]

Senior[change | change source]

Sanctioned by Hockey Canada or USA Hockey[change | change source]

Canada[change | change source]
United States[change | change source]
Unsanctioned[change | change source]

School and youth[change | change source]

High School[change | change source]

Defunct leagues[change | change source]

Disabled hockey leagues[change | change source]

Leagues for disabled hockey players

Eurasia[change | change source]

Asia and Africa[change | change source]

China[change | change source]

Republic of China[change | change source]

Georgia[change | change source]

Hong Kong[change | change source]

India[change | change source]

Israel[change | change source]

Japan[change | change source]

Defunct Japan Ice Hockey League

Kazakhstan[change | change source]

Kyrgyzstan[change | change source]

Malaysia[change | change source]

Mongolia[change | change source]

North Korea[change | change source]

Philippines[change | change source]

Singapore[change | change source]

South Africa[change | change source]

South Korea[change | change source]

Thailand[change | change source]

Turkey[change | change source]

(Leagues involve teams from both Europe and Asia)

Turkmenistan[change | change source]

Qatar[change | change source]

United Arab Emirates[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

Armenia[change | change source]

Austria[change | change source]

Women[change | change source]

Belarus[change | change source]

Belgium[change | change source]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[change | change source]

Bulgaria[change | change source]

Croatia[change | change source]

Czech Republic[change | change source]

Czechoslovakia[change | change source]

Denmark[change | change source]

East Germany[change | change source]

Estonia[change | change source]

Finland[change | change source]

Defunct

Women[change | change source]

France[change | change source]

Germany[change | change source]

Men[change | change source]

Women[change | change source]

Greece[change | change source]

Hungary[change | change source]

Iceland[change | change source]

Ireland[change | change source]

Italy[change | change source]

Semi-pro[change | change source]

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

Amateur[change | change source]

  • Serie C

Junior and youth[change | change source]

  • 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)

Women[change | change source]

Kazakhstan[change | change source]

Latvia[change | change source]

Lithuania[change | change source]

Luxembourg[change | change source]

The Netherlands[change | change source]

Norway[change | change source]

Poland[change | change source]

Portugal[change | change source]

Romania[change | change source]

Russia[change | change source]

Major professional[change | change source]

Minor professional[change | change source]
Semi-pro[change | change source]
Junior[change | change source]
Youth[change | change source]
Defunct[change | change source]

Serbia[change | change source]

Slovakia[change | change source]

Men[change | change source]

  • Slovak Extraliga (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

Slovenia[change | change source]

Soviet Union[change | change source]

Spain[change | change source]

Sweden[change | change source]

Men[change | change source]

  • 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 four 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. In Stockholm called the "Swedish Iron League". The league does not cover all of Sweden.)
  • 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.)

Women[change | change source]

Riksserien (Highest league, 8 teams.)

Switzerland[change | change source]

Ukraine[change | change source]

Professional[change | change source]

Junior[change | change source]

Defunct[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Defunct Leagues

English Ice Hockey Association Women's Leagues

Yugoslavia[change | change source]

Oceania[change | change source]

Australia[change | change source]

New Zealand[change | change source]

References[change | change source]