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Atlantic Junior Hockey League
|No. of teams||12|
The Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) was an American Tier III Junior A ice hockey league with 12 teams in the Northeastern part of the United States. The AJHL was part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League organization and was formed in 2003 with a stated goal to "meet the needs of the Junior hockey community and the players it serves in the Eastern United States".
The league prepared High school and college aged players for college and pro hockey, and indeed seemed to have some success. As of December 2009 the alumni page list 273 players who left the AJHL to play for NCAA colleges, and various professional leagues, the CHL and in Europe .
The former league members formed the majority of the members that made up the newly created Eastern Hockey League which was created when the AJHL absorbed several members of the Eastern Junior Hockey League, which was decimated when several of the league members formed the United States Premier Hockey League for the 2013-14 season. All 12 franchises were part of the Eastern Hockey League for the 2013-14 season with the exception of the Laconia Leafs who were renamed the New Hampshire Lakers and then requested to have their franchise revoked for the 2013-14 season.
Final Roster of Teams (for 2012-13 season)Edit
Franchise Time LineEdit
- Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack (Cromwell) (2003-2004) renamed Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
- Junior Titans (2003-2004) withdrew
- North Jersey Avalanche (2003-2004) drop team at this level revert to only having team in Metropolitan Junior Hockey League
- Washington Jr. Nationals (Laurel MD) (2003-2013) see EHL
- Philadelphia Little Flyers (Aston, PA) (2003-2013) see EHL
- New York Bobcats (Syosset) (2003-2013) see EHL
- Boston Jr. Bulldogs (Tewksbury) (2004-2012) renamed Junior Rangers when sold
- Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (Cromwell) (2004-2010) become Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack again
- Northern Cyclones (Hudson NH) (2004-2013) see EHL
- Portland Jr. Pirates (2004-2012) join Eastern Junior Hockey League
- New Jersey Rockets (Berkeley Heights) (2004-2013) see EHL
- Hudson Valley Eagles (Troy) (2005-2007) withdrew
- Walpole Express (2005-2013) see EHL
- Laconia Leafs (2005-2013) see EHL as New Hampshire Lakers
- Northland (2005-2006) guest team to fill out schedule
- National Sport Academy (Lake Placid) (2005-2006) guest team to fill out schedule
- Binghamton Jr. Senators (2006-2010) become Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
- Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (West Chester) (2008-2013) see EHL
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Jr. Knights (Pittston) (2010-2013) see EHL
- Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack (Cromwell) (2010-2013) see EHL
- New Jersey Junior Titans (Howell/Farmingdale)(2012-2013) see EHL
- Boston Junior Rangers (Tewksbury) (2012-2013) see EHL
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