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Encyclopedia > North Eastern Hockey League
North Eastern Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
No. of teams 4
Country Flag of United States United States
Official website [1]

The North Eastern Hockey League is a minor hockey league. It was created by entrepreneur Jim Cashman, who served as league president and as both coach and captain of the 2003-04 York IceCats. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jim Cashman (born April 30, 1971 in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada) is an ice hockey forward and entrepreneur. ...


The league began play as a semi-pro weekend-only league with 4 teams for the 2003-04 season. Four teams started the season:

  • Jamestown Titans
  • Mohawk Valley Comets
  • Poughkeepsie Panthers (later known as the Connecticut Cougars)
  • York IceCats

The season began in November, with high scoring (it was not uncommon to see teams score 10-12 goals apiece) games being the norm. The Poughkeepsie franchise was relocated to Connecticut (due to lack of attendance) and renamed the Cougars between Christmas and New Year. They played out the remainder of the season as a travel team when negotiations with the arena fell through.


The league was having financial problems and the Comets decided 2 days before the playoff weekend that they were not going to participate.


With the Comets as the league regular season leaders they were to get a bye straight to the finals, which was to be played on Sunday. York and Jamestown (the second and third place teams) were to play on the Saturday to see who went on to face the Comets. Once the Comets had informed the league that they would not be playing, the league changed the playoff structure. York and Jamestown would play a 2 game series that weekend. If there were a tie after the 2 games they would play a 20-minute mini game.


York won the opening game, 8-5. Jamestown defeated York 9-1 in the second game and then won a 20-minute tiebreaker game 6-1. As league champions, the Titans received the Herb Brooks Memorial Trophy. Image:Miracle on Ice -colin healy. ...


The league went dark for the 2004-05 season, then attempted to return in 2005-06 as the Continental Professional Hockey League with teams in Canada and the United States. The Continental Professional Hockey League (ConPHL) was a short-lived low-level professional hockey league with teams in Canada and the United States. ...


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 four scheduled teams were:

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

The league has returned to the North Eastern Hockey League name for the 2006-07 season.


2006-07 teams

The New England Stars Finished first with a record of 20-0, and cruised in the Championship series easily beating the Mohawk Valley Icecats 2 games to 0 to capture the 2006-2007 NEHL Crown. The Danville Pounders are a NEHL team based in Danville, Illinois. ... The Findlay Freedom is a NEHL team based in Findlay, Ohio. ... The Mohawk Valley IceCats are a NEHL team based in Utica, New York. ... The New England Stars are a NEHL team based in Danbury, Connecticut who started play at the end of 2006. ...


Previous NEHL

A previous league was also known as the North Eastern Hockey League during the 1978-79 season. This league renamed itself the Eastern Hockey League for the 1979-80 season. The Eastern Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that was known as the EHL. // Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1953) The league was founded in 1933 as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). ...


External links

  • NEHL website
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High Level: American Hockey League

Mid Level: Central Hockey League | ECHL | United Hockey League
Low Level: Southern Professional Hockey League
Semi-Professional: Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey | North Eastern Hockey League 
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 regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... For other leagues with the same name, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... 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 United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the 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. ...

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