|Great Lakes Hockey League|
|No. of teams||10|
|Most recent champion(s)||Fond du Lac Bears (2016)|
The Great Lakes Hockey League (GLHL) is an elite amateur Senior men’s full contact ice hockey league that is affiliated with USA Hockey. Players must be at least 18 years of age and most have previous college, Junior or semi-pro hockey experience. There are currently ten teams in the league divided into two divisions. The teams are all based in Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan.
The league was formed in 1937 as the Badger State Hockey League.
The 1998-99 Portage Lake Pioneers hold the record for best regular season at 25-1. They also went undefeated in the playoffs and national championships.
GLHL added a tenth team in the Marquette Iron Rangers, who began play during the 2015-16 season. The club played just one season, before they were replaced by the Marquette Mutineers in the fall of 2016.
The league is made up of ten teams that play a 26-game schedule running from October to March. Each GLHL game consists of three 20 minute periods. If the game is tied after regulation, there is a 5-minute overtime and if still tied a 4-round shootout.
Following the regular season is the playoff tournament. The top eight teams in the league qualify for the playoff tournament. In the quarterfinal round teams are seeded first through eighth, and play with the first seed against the last, second against the second last, and so on. The teams that win in the first round move onto the semifinals of the championship bracket, while those who lose move onto the consolation bracket. Semifinal teams that win in the championship bracket go on to the final, while those that lose are eliminated. Teams that win in the consolation bracket go on for the consolation final. In the Finals, teams that win are crowned champions of the appropriate bracket.
Gibson Cup Edit
Annual three-game series between long-time Michigan rivals Calumet Wolverines and the Portage Lake Pioneers. Named in honor of "Doc" Jack Gibson, the Gibson Cup was first awarded in 1939; it is the third oldest hockey trophy in the United States.
Keevin Cup Edit
|2010||Fond du Lac Bears||Vernon Hills Capitals||5-4 (OT)|
|2011||Vernon Hills Capitals|
|2012||Fond du Lac Bears|
|2013||Fond du Lac Bears||Fox Cities Ice Dogs||7-6|
|2014||Fond du Lac Bears||Fox Cities Ice Dogs||7-2|
|2015||Fond du Lac Bears||Marquette Iron Rangers||13-5|
|2016||Fond du Lac Bears||Fox Cities Ice Dogs||10-7|
|North Division||First Season|
|Eagle River Falcons||1960|
|Portage Lake Pioneers||1937|
|South Division||First Season|
|Fond du Lac Bears||1954|
|Fox Cities Ice Dogs||2003|
|West Bend Bombers||2008|
Former teams Edit
- Brookfield Battalion (2010-12)
- Green Bay Bobcats (2010-11)
- Kenosha Knights (?-2005)
- Marquette Iron Rangers (2015-16)
- Oregon Outlaws (?-2012)
- Vernon Hills Capitals (2008-13)
- Waupon Wolves (2001-09)
(regular season winner)
|Don Kohlman Cup|
|2009-10||Fond du Lac Bears||Calumet Wolverines|
|2010-11||Vernon Hills Capitals||Mosinee Papermakers|
|2011-12||Vernon Hills Capitals||Fond du Lac Bears|
|2012-13||Portage Lake Pioneers||Eagle River Falcons|
|2013-14||West Bend Bombers||Fond du Lac Bears|
|2014-15||West Bend Bombers||Portage Lake Pioneers|
|2015-16||West Bend Bombers||Portage Lake Pioneers|
- ↑ "Marquette Approved for Expansion GLHL Franchise," MQT Social Scene, April 25, 2015.
- ↑ Marquette has a new hockey team (6 September 2016).
- ↑ Vice World of Sports turns back the clock with the hockey trophy you never hear about (1 June 2016).
- ↑ Bears hockey players support their biggest fan (23 October 2014).
- ↑ Kevin 'Keevin' Ristau (28 December 2014).
- ↑ Check This: Hockey Team's First Season a Hit (2 April 2011).
- ↑ Pioneers earn second consecutive GLHL championship (5 April 2016).
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