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Encyclopedia > Continental Professional Hockey League

The Continental Professional Hockey League (ConPHL) was a short-lived low-level professional hockey league with teams in Canada and the United States. A professional does an activity to receive payment for an act (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

ConPHL founder Jim Cashman has successfully started leagues in the past such as the North Eastern Hockey League that played the 2003-04 season. The North Eastern Hockey League was a weekend-only semi-pro hockey league which existed for only one season, 2003-2004. ...

The regular 44-game season was supposed to start in early November 2005, was postponed, saw 6 games played, and was cancelled in mid-December 2005. The league is planning to return in 2006-07 with plans to play games in as many as 20 cities in the USA and Canada in 2006-07.

2005-06 teams

  • St. Catharines IceCats
  • Philadelphia Comets (road-only team)
  • Pittsburgh Pounders
  • Sault Ste. Marie Stampede

Defunct 2003-2004 NEHL teams

  • York IceCats
  • Mohawk Valley Comets
  • Jamestown Titans
  • Connecticut Cougars

External links

  • ConPHL website
  • Press release announcing suspension of season

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