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|All American Hockey League (2008-2011)|
|No. of teams||2|
|Most recent champion(s)||Battle Creek Revolution|
The All American Hockey League (AAHL) was a lower level professional ice hockey league with teams in the Midwestern United States. After finishing the 2010-2011 season with only two remaining teams after starting with five, on June 16, 2011 the league announced it will suspend its operations for the 2011-2012 season on. 
Over the course of the league's history, various All American Hockey League teams have had affiliations with the ECHL (higher affiliate), IHL (higher affiliate), CHL (higher affiliate), and Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League (lower affiliate).
Inaugural Season (2008–2009)Edit
The All American Hockey League was formed in 2008 as the All American Hockey Association when the Battle Creek Revolution and South Shore Shooters (later the Chi-Town Shooters) of the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League banded together with the Evansville IceMen and Motor City Gamblers (later the Detroit Dragons) of the Midwest Hockey League.
On April 14, 2009, the AAHA Board of Directors announced a reorganization from a Association format to a League format. This resulted in the All American Hockey Association being renamed the All American Hockey League. From the first season problems began with players not being paid, tryout contracts offered to non-skilled players, and real contracts in the amount of 1 dollar being offered.
Second Season (2009–2010)Edit
On August 10, 2009, the AAHL announced a merger with the still-unlaunched Midwest Hockey League, absorbing the MWHL's Madison Ice Muskies as well as key MWHL personnel. The merged leagues continued under the AAHL name.
During the season, the Madison Ice Muskies and Chicago Blaze ceased operations due to financial problems. Also, the expansion Detroit Hitmen moved west to Muskegon, Michigan mid-season, and were re-christened as the West Michigan Blizzard.
Third Season (2010–2011)Edit
In June 2010 the IceMen suspended operation.
On October 27, 2010, the Madison Ice Huskies moved to Wooster, Ohio, and became the Wooster Korn Kings. On November 17, 2010, the Korn Kings were taken over by the league and ceased all operations.
On December 29, 2010, it was announced that the Indiana Blizzard were ceasing operations and the Chi-Town Shooters were returning for the remainder of the season, taking over all the Blizzard's players, as well as their current record. Despite keeping the "Chi-Town" monkier, they are based in Dyer, Indiana, instead of Chicago.
On January 3, 2011 the Lapeer Loggers were taken over by the league. Within days, the Bruins and Storm both ceased operations. Players from these three teams were brought together under the name Michigan Moose. The Moose, coached by AAHL commissioner Rod Davidson, are based in Battle Creek and play their home games in Revolution Arena (the same arena as the rival Battle Creek Revolution). In February 2011, the Moose ceased operation. In March 2011, the Battle Creek Revolution won their first Rod Davidson Cup.
Rod Davidson CupEdit
The Rod Davidson Cup is awarded to the annual playoff champion. It was known as the "Champions Cup" during the inaugural AAHA season, with the name change coming during the league's first season operating as the AAHL.
The past winners are:
Hockey Hall of FameEdit
On February 14, 2009, Kira Hurley of the Evansville IceMen became the first female goalie to register a point in a men's professional game. Because of this achievement, Kira is featured in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kira's game memorabilia (goalie stick and game-worn jersey) is on permanent display in the minor league section of the Hockey Hall of Fame, along with the official scoresheet from the historic game.
Individual trophies and awardsEdit
|Coach of the Year||Awarded to the league's best coach|| Bob Clouston|
Battle Creek Revolution
|Executive of the Year||Awarded to the league's best executive|| Bill and Sandy Vitale|
West Michigan Blizzard
|Officiating Staff Member of the Year||Awarded to the league's best Officiating Staff Member||Ryan Harrison|
|Equipment Manager of the Year||Awarded to the league's best Equipment Manager|| Jeremy Holloway|
West Michigan Blizzard
|League MVP||Awarded to the league's Most Valuable Player|| Cameron Sault|
West Michigan Blizzard
|Defensive Player of the Year||Awarded to the league's best defensive player|| Rob Schweyer|
Battle Creek Revolution
|Goaltender of the Year||Awarded to the league's best goaltender|| John Dorman|
- Detroit Dragons 2008-2009
- Chicago Blaze 2009
- Evansville IceMen 2008-2010
- Wooster Korn Kings 2010
- Troy Bruins 2009-2010
- Queen City Storm 2010
- Michigan Moose 2010-2011
- Lapeer Loggers 2010-2011
- ↑ AAHL Suspends Operations for 2011-2012 Season. All American Hockey League (16 June 2011).
- ↑ AAHL Welcomes back Madison Ice Muskies. All American Hockey League (2 August 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ AAHL Welcomes Queen City Storm for 2010-2011. All American Hockey League (12 August 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ Smith, Hillary. "ChiTown Shooters leave AAHL, will join junior league in 2011", 18 August 2010. Retrieved on 13 June 2011. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ AAHL Accepts Troy, Ohio Membership (31 August 2011). All American Hockey League. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ Indiana Blizzard comes alive. All American Hockey League (14 September 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ Madison relocates to Wooster, Ohio. All American Hockey League (27 October 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ AAHL assumes control of the Wooster Korn Kings, ceases clubs operations. All American Hockey League (17 November 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ Indiana Blizzard cease operations, Chi-Town Shooters return. All American Hockey League (29 December 2010). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
- ↑ AAHL Takes control of Lapeer Loggers. All American Hockey League (3 January 2011). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved on 13 June 2011.
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