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Encyclopedia > Central Hockey League
Central Hockey League
Central Hockey League logo
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1992
No. of teams 17
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent champion(s) Colorado Eagles
Official website www.centralhockeyleague.com

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Contents

History

The Central Hockey League (CHL) was revived in 1992 by Bill Levins and Ray Miron under the idea of central ownership of both the league and the teams. Both men were from hockey backgrounds—Miron had been general manager of the Colorado Rockies and had briefly been president of the previous Central Hockey League in 1976. The Colorado Rockies was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado from 1976 to 1982. ... The Central Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that operated in the United States from 1963 to 1984. ...


In the inaugural 1992-93 season the league had six teams, including the Oklahoma City Blazers, the Tulsa Oilers, the Wichita Thunder, the Memphis RiverKings, the Dallas Freeze and the Fort Worth Fire. The Oklahoma City Blazers are an professional ice hockey team that plays in the Northwest Division of the Central Hockey League. ... The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Wichita Thunder are a minor league hockey team based in Wichita, Kansas. ... Previous RiverKings logo The Memphis RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. ... The Fort Worth Fire were a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ...


After Levins died, the championship trophy awarded to the winner of the CHL playoffs was renamed the Levins Cup. After running the league for eight years, Miron retired in 2000 and sold the league. The Levins Cup was renamed the Ray Miron President's Cup.


After several experiments in expansion and a long battle for players and markets with the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL), the CHL merged with the WPHL in 2001. The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) was a minor league in ice hockey in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the Southern United States, mainly Texas. ...


Brad Treliving, the current CHL Commissioner, has provided a stablizing influence on the league.


2007-08 teams

The CHL is divided into four divisions. Teams compete annually for the Ray Miron President's Cup. Active teams, listed by 2006-07 division and with their 2006-07 affiliated teams include: The Ray Miron Presidents Cup is the championship trophy of the Central Hockey League. ...

Northern Conference
Division Team Arena City/Area Affiliate Team(s)
Northeast Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs CenturyTel Center Bossier City, LA Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans
Mississippi RiverKings DeSoto Civic Center Southaven, MS New York Rangers, Hartford Wolf Pack
Texas Brahmas NYTEX Sports Centre North Richland Hills, TX
Youngstown SteelHounds Chevrolet Centre Youngstown, OH Columbus Blue Jackets, Syracuse Crunch
Northwest Colorado Eagles Budweiser Events Center Loveland, CO
Oklahoma City Blazers Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK
Rocky Mountain Rage Broomfield Event Center Broomfield, CO
Tulsa Oilers Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa, OK
Wichita Thunder Britt Brown Arena Wichita, KS
Southern Conference
Division Team Arena City/Area Affiliate Team(s)
Southeast Austin Ice Bats Chaparral Ice Austin, TX Houston Aeros, Texas Wildcatters, Minnesota Wild
Corpus Christi Rayz American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX
Laredo Bucks Laredo Entertainment Center Laredo, TX
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees Dodge Arena Hidalgo, TX
Southwest Amarillo Gorillas Amarillo Civic Center Amarillo, TX
Arizona Sundogs Tim's Toyota Center Prescott Valley, AZ Phoenix Coyotes, San Antonio Rampage
New Mexico Scorpions Santa Ana Star Center Rio Rancho, NM Nashville Predators, Milwaukee Admirals
Odessa Jackalopes Ector County Coliseum Odessa, TX Edmonton Oilers

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. ... The CenturyTel Center is a 12,440-seat multi-purpose arena in Bossier City, Louisiana. ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. [1] [2] As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Previous RiverKings logo Memphis RiverKings (1993-2000) The Mississippi RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. ... The DeSoto Civic Center is a 8,411-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi. ... Southaven, a city in DeSoto County, Mississippi, is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Texas Brahmas The Texas Brahmas are a professional ice hockey team. ... The NYTEX Sports Centre is a 1,894 seat multi-purpose arena in North Richland Hills, Texas. ... North Richland Hills is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. ... The Youngstown SteelHounds are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The main entrance to the Chevrolet Centre The Chevrolet Centre (Formerly the Youngstown Convocation Center) is a 5,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning, Trumbull Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The Syracuse Crunch are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Colorado Eagles are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Budweiser Events Center is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Loveland, Colorado. ... ... The Oklahoma City Blazers are an professional ice hockey team that plays in the Northwest Division of the Central Hockey League. ... For the rehabilitation facility in California, sometimes referred to in the media as the Ford Center, see Betty Ford Clinic. ... OKC redirects here. ... The Rocky Mountain Rage are a team of the Central Hockey League scheduled to begin play in 2006-07. ... The Broomfield Event Center is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado. ... The City and County of Broomfield lies in the northwestern tier of the Denver metropolitan area in the State of Colorado of the United States. ... The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Tulsa Convention Center is a 7,111-seat multi-purpose arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... The Wichita Thunder are a minor league hockey team based in Wichita, Kansas. ... The Britt Brown Arena is a 9,686-seat multi-purpose arena in Wichita, Kansas. ... For other uses, see Wichita (disambiguation). ... Austin Ice Bats The Austin Ice Bats are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Austin, Texas, United States. ... Chaparral Ice is an ice skating arena located in Austin, Texas. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... This article is about the American Hockey League team. ... The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Corpus Christi Rayz are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Corpus Christi, Texas affiliated with the Central Hockey League. ... The American Bank Center is a Convention Center and 8,156-seat multi-purpose arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Counties Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 1,192. ... The Laredo Bucks are an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Laredo Entertainment Center is a multi-purpose arena in Laredo, Texas. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country State County Webb Settled 1755 Government  - Type Mayor / City Manager  - Mayor Raul G. Salinas  - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal Area  - City 84. ... The Rio Grance Valley Killer Bees are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Dodge Arena is a 6,800-seat multi-purpose complex in Hidalgo, Texas. ... Hidalgo is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. ... Amarillo Rattlers (1996-2002). ... The Amarillo Civic Center is a 6,670-seat multi-purpose arena in Amarillo, Texas. ... Amarillo redirects here. ... The Arizona Sundogs are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Prescott, Arizona that is slated to begin play in 2006. ... Tims Toyota Center (originally built as the Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center) is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. ... Prescott Valley is a town located in Yavapai County, Arizona. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The San Antonio Rampage are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The New Mexico Scorpions are a minor league ice hockey team located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Santa Ana Star Center is an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a suburb of Albuquerque. ... Rio Rancho, (Spanish: Río Rancho) is a suburb of Albuquerque,and is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Odessa Jackalopes are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Ector County Coliseum is a 5,131 seat multi-purpose arena in Odessa, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Country State County Ector Government  - Mayor Larry Melton Area  - City 36. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...

Suspended operations

The Lubbock Cotton Kings are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Lubbock, Texas. ...

Expected to begin play in 2008-09

  • Yuma, Arizona - pending completion of an arena [2]
  • Rapid City Rush [3] - pending completion of a new arena [4]

Yuma is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. ... The Yuma Arena is a description of a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Yuma, Arizona, United States that is currently in the planning stages. ... The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Rapid City, South Dakota. ...

Expected to Begin Play in 2009-10

Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Steve Terrell Area  - City 68. ... The Allen Arena is a description of a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Allen, Texas, United States that is currently in the planning stages. ... Independence is a city in Missouri, in the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... The Independence Arena is a description of a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Independence, Missouri, United States, a suburb of Kansas City, that is currently in the planning stages. ...

Defunct teams

  • Border City Bandits (Texarkana, TX) 2000-01 season only, suspended by league on 2/20/01
  • Columbus Cottonmouths (Columbus, GA) 1996 to 2001, moved to ECHL from 2001-04 and SPHL from 2004 to date
  • Dallas Freeze 1992 to 1995
  • El Paso Buzzards (WPHL 1996 to 2001, CHL 2001 to 2003)
  • Fayetteville Force (1997 to 2001)
  • Fort Worth Fire (1992 to 1999)
  • Huntsville Channel Cats (began in Southern Hockey League 1995-96, moved to CHL from 1996 to 1999, changed name to Huntsville Tornado in 1999-2000)
  • Indianapolis Ice (began play in IHL from 1988 to 1999, moved to CHL from 1999 to 2004. Franchise was sold and moved to Topeka, KS where they played as the Topeka Tarantulas for 2004-05)
  • Macon Whoopee (1996 to 2001), moved to ECHL for 2001-02
  • Nashville Nighthawks(1996-97, changed name to Nashville Ice Flyers for 1997-98. The Ice Flyers were supposed to have moved to Albany, GA following the announcement that the Nashville Predators were joining the NHL for the 1998-99 season, but that relocation never occurred)
  • San Antonio Iguanas (1994 to 1997, 1998 to 2002)
  • San Angelo Outlaws(WPHL 1997-2001, CHL 2001-02), changed name to San Angelo Saints from 2002-2005
  • Topeka ScareCrows 1998 to 2001

Water tower in Texarkana. ... The Columbus Cottonmouths are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The El Paso Buzzards were a professional ice hockey team. ... The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) was a minor league in ice hockey in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the Southern United States, mainly Texas. ... The Fort Worth Fire were a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Huntsville Channel Cats were a minor-league professional ice hockey team based in Huntsville, Alabama. ... Southern Hockey League can refer to two different professional ice hockey leagues. ... The Huntsville Tornado was a professional ice hockey team. ... The Indianapolis Ice is the name of a former hockey team in Indianapolis, Indiana that played in the International Hockey League from 1988–99 and in the Central Hockey League from 1999–2004. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... The Topeka Tarantulas were a professional ice hockey team. ... Macon Whoopee logo from late CHL and ECHL eras, featuring a bird and a bee. ... The name Albany is an ancient and literary name for Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth (east) and Firth of Clyde (west). ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) was a minor league in ice hockey in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the Southern United States, mainly Texas. ... The Topeka Scarecrows were a professional ice hockey team. ...

See also

This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment. ... The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ...

External links

Central Hockey League
2007-08 teams: Amarillo Gorillas | Arizona Sundogs | Austin Ice Bats | Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs | Colorado Eagles | Corpus Christi Rayz | Laredo Bucks | Mississippi RiverKings | New Mexico Scorpions | Odessa Jackalopes | Oklahoma City Blazers | Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees | Rocky Mountain Rage | Texas Brahmas | Tulsa Oilers | Wichita Thunder | Youngstown Steelhounds
Trophies and Awards: Ray Miron President's Cup
Related Articles: NHL | AHL | ECHL | SPHL | IHL | MAHL | World Cup
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National Hockey League
Minor League Hockey
High Level: American Hockey League

Mid Level: Central Hockey League | ECHL | International Hockey League
Low Level: Mid-Atlantic Hockey League | Southern Professional Hockey League | Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey 
Semi-Professional: North Eastern Hockey League 
Amarillo Rattlers (1996-2002). ... The Arizona Sundogs are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Prescott, Arizona that is slated to begin play in 2006. ... Austin Ice Bats The Austin Ice Bats are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Austin, Texas, United States. ... The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are a professional ice hockey team which plays in the Bossier City-Shreveport metropolitan area of Louisiana. ... The Colorado Eagles are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Corpus Christi Rayz are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Corpus Christi, Texas affiliated with the Central Hockey League. ... The Laredo Bucks are an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... Previous RiverKings logo Memphis RiverKings (1993-2000) The Mississippi RiverKings are a professional minor league ice hockey team. ... The New Mexico Scorpions are a minor league ice hockey team located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Odessa Jackalopes are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Oklahoma City Blazers are an professional ice hockey team that plays in the Northwest Division of the Central Hockey League. ... The Rio Grance Valley Killer Bees are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Rocky Mountain Rage are a team of the Central Hockey League scheduled to begin play in 2006-07. ... Texas Brahmas The Texas Brahmas are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Wichita Thunder are a minor league hockey team based in Wichita, Kansas. ... The Youngstown SteelHounds are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League. ... The Ray Miron Presidents Cup is the championship trophy of the Central Hockey League. ... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Mid-Atlantic Hockey League (MAHL) is an A level Minor Profession ice hockey league in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States. ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... The CenturyTel Center is a 12,440-seat multi-purpose arena in Bossier City, Louisiana. ... The main entrance to the Chevrolet Centre The Chevrolet Centre (Formerly the Youngstown Convocation Center) is a 5,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. ... The DeSoto Civic Center is a 8,411-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi. ... The NYTEX Sports Centre is a 1,894 seat multi-purpose arena in North Richland Hills, Texas. ... The Britt Brown Arena is a 9,686-seat multi-purpose arena in Wichita, Kansas. ... The Broomfield Event Center is a 6,000-seat multi-purpose arena in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado. ... The Budweiser Events Center is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Loveland, Colorado. ... For the rehabilitation facility in California, sometimes referred to in the media as the Ford Center, see Betty Ford Clinic. ... The Tulsa Convention Center is a 7,111-seat multi-purpose arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... The American Bank Center is a Convention Center and 8,156-seat multi-purpose arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. ... Chaparral Ice is an ice skating arena located in Austin, Texas. ... The Dodge Arena is a 6,800-seat multi-purpose complex in Hidalgo, Texas. ... The Laredo Entertainment Center is a multi-purpose arena in Laredo, Texas. ... The Amarillo Civic Center is a 6,670-seat multi-purpose arena in Amarillo, Texas. ... The Ector County Coliseum is a 5,131 seat multi-purpose arena in Odessa, Texas. ... The Santa Ana Star Center is an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a suburb of Albuquerque. ... Tims Toyota Center (originally built as the Prescott Valley Convention & Events Center) is a 5,100-seat multi-purpose arena located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Mid-Atlantic Hockey League (MAHL) is an A level Minor Profession ice hockey league in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States. ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) was founded in 2004 and is a low-level professional league based in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The North Eastern Hockey League is a minor hockey league. ...

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