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Eastern Junior Hockey League
Head Office Woburn, Massachusetts
Official Web site EJHL
Commissioner Dan Esdale
Founded 1993
Folded 2013 (teams established United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League)

The Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) was an American Tier III Junior A ice hockey league. Founded in 1993 by Dan Esdale[1][2], the EJHL had fifteen teams from across the Northeastern United States. The EJHL was a member of USA Hockey, and the EJHL champion went on to play for the National Championship against the champions of the five other Tier III leagues and a host city.[3]

The league disbanded in 2013 after the establishment of the United States Premier Hockey League of which three EJHL members joined.  The twelve teams that did not join the USPHL formed the Eastern Hockey League along with the members of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League


The league was formed in 1993 with the NECDL Classics, the Rhode Island Sharks, the Tyngsborough Huskies, the Matt O'Neil Lightning, the Granite State Stars and the Springfield Olympics. The following year the Niagara Scenics joined the league from the North American Hockey League. The Scenics later left for the Metro Junior A Hockey League in Ontario. In the subsequent years, the league has added the Valley Jr. Warriors (1996); NY Apple Core (1997); Capital District (1999); Bay State Breakers (1999); Junior Bruins (1999); Green Mountain Glades (2000); NJ Hitmen (2004) and the Syracuse Stars (2005) who joined from the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.


Northern Division
Team Centre
Boston Jr. Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts
Philadelphia Revolution Warwick Township, Pennsylvania
Green Mountain Glades Williston, Vermont
New England Jr. Huskies Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Hooksett, New Hampshire
Syracuse Stars Syracuse, New York
Valley Jr. Warriors Haverhill, Massachusetts
Southern Division
Team Centre
Bay State Breakers Rockland, Massachusetts
Bridgewater Bandits Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Capital District Selects Clifton Park, New York
New Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey
New York Applecore Long Beach, New York
South Shore Kings Foxboro, Massachusetts
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts


The winning team in the EJHL is awarded the Gary Dineen Cup[4], named for the late Gary Dineen, one of the founders of the New England Junior Hockey League and of the New England Junior Falcons[5][6][7]

  • 2012 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2011 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2010 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2009 NJ Hitmen
  • 2008 NJ Hitmen
  • 2007 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2006 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2005 Junior Bruins
  • 2004 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2003 NY Apple Core
  • 2002 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2001 Walpole Stars
  • 2000 NE Jr. Coyotes
  • 1999 Walpole Stars
  • 1998 NE Jr. Coyotes
  • 1997 NE Jr. Whalers
  • 1996 NE Jr. Whalers
  • 1995 Niagara Scenics
  • 1994 NECDL Classics

Timeline Of TeamsEdit


  1. Quincy Patriot Ledger, Dec 18, 2004, "College Boards: Top hockey players .... Eastern Junior Hockey League"[1]
  2. Official Game Pucks, EJHL Puck "1993-Present" [2]
  3. USA Hockey Junior Nationals Web Page [3]
  4. March 2007 EJHL News article "Mello, Thompson Fuel Monarchs to Second Straight Title" [4]
  5. Sports [5]
  6. New England Junior Falcons web site [6]
  7. AHL Obituary for Gary Dineen[7]

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