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Atlantic Junior Hockey League
Atlantic Junior Hockey League Logo
Atlantic Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
Commissioner Dick Foster
No. of teams 12
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Official website AJHL

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 [1].

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

North Division
Team Arena Location
Northern Cyclones Cyclones Arena Hudson, New Hampshire
Boston Jr. Rangers Salem Ice Center Salem, Massachusetts
Walpole Express Iorio Arena Walpole, Massachusetts
Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack Champions Skating Rink Cromwell, Connecticut
Laconia Leafs Laconia Ice Arena Laconia, New Hampshire
South Division
Team Arena Location
New York Bobcats Islanders Iceworks Syosset, New York
New Jersey Rockets Prudential Center Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
New Jersey Jr. Titans Howell Ice World Howell, New Jersey
Philadelphia Little Flyers IceWorks Skating Complex Aston, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Junior Flyers Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pennsylvania
Washington Jr. Nationals Gardens Ice House Laurel, Maryland
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Revolution Ice Centre Pittston, Pennsylvania

note: All of the teams join the Eastern Hockey League (2013) for the following season, with the Laconia Leafs being renamed the New Hampshire Lakers

Franchise Time LineEdit

External linksEdit

Official Website- [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. AJHL Alumni list


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