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America East Hockey League
America East Hockey League
America East Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2005
No. of teams 20 (peak)
Country(ies) Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Flag of the United States United States
Ceased 2008
Last champion(s) Harrington Icebergs
Most championships Harrington Icebergs2
America East Hockey League was a Junior A league that folded in August 2008. The League had teams in the Northeastern region of the United States.

It stated goal was to develops its players to play on college, Major Junior, and professional teams. America East was also the first Junior League affiliated with the North American Amateur Hockey Association (NAAHA).

League HistoryEdit

The league formed in 2005 with 5 member teams for the 2005-2006 season based in the Northeastern United States. The league expanded to 9 teams for the 2006-2007 season with teams based in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US. The 2007-2008 season saw 6 teams in the AEHL after a few teams folded and the Eastern Penn Jr. Bucks announced the team would suspend operations for the season. Following the 2007-08 season the AEHL went through major changes when the Pennsylvania Enforcers, Delaware Thunder, and Wooster Oilers left the league to join the new United Junior Hockey League. After the three teams left the AEHL soon announced major expansion of the league into Canada. In May 2008 the AEHL announced four new teams from Quebec joined the AEHL for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. In August 2008 the league went dark. most of the teams have transferred to other independent Jr. hockey leagues, mainly the International Junior Hockey League and the United Junior Hockey League which lasted one season before forming the Northern Junior Hockey League.

Team TimelineEdit

Team Centre Arena Seasons Fate
Boston Junior Blackhawks Saugus, Massachusetts Kasabuski Memorial Ice Arena 2005-2006 ceased play after January 22, 2006 game[1]
Exeter Seawolves Exeter, New Hampshire Rinks at Exeter 2005-2007relocated to Dover, New Hampshire; renamed Dover Seawolves[2]
Lowell Raiders Newburyport, Massachusetts & Lowell, Massachusetts Graf Arena and John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink 2005-2006 suspended from league February 25, 2006 for conduct detrimental to league
New Jersey Ice Hoppers Morristown, New Jersey &
Dunellen, New Jersey
Twin Oaks Ice Rink &
Rock Ice Pavillion
2005-2007[3] join United Junior Hockey League but fold before starting play
Norwich Ice Breakers Norwich, Connecticut Norwich Municipal Ice Rink 2005-2006fold
Springfield Jr. Pics Holyoke, Massachusetts Fitzpatrick Arena 2005-2006organization already had team in Eastern Junior Hockey League (1993-2013)
West Island Icebergs Harrington, Quebec Arena College Notre Dame 2006-2007 renamed Harrington College Icebergs who they were already affiliated with
Cleveland Team Development Program Gates Mills, Ohio Gilmour Academy Ice Arena 2006-2007[4]withdrew
Delaware Jr. Thunder Newark, Delaware Pond Ice Arena 2006-2008join United Junior Hockey League as Philadelphia Thunder
Eastern Penn Jr. Bucks Reading, Pennsylvania Reading Skate Center 2006-2007fold
Harrington College Icebergs Harrington, Quebec Arena Kevin Lowe & Pierre Page 2006-2008join United Junior Hockey League
Long Island Rebels Huntington, New York Dix Hills Ice Rink 2006-2007[5]fold
South Jersey Raptors Sewell, New Jersey Hollydell Ice Arena 2006-2008fold
Webster Hockey Academy Royals Pointe Claire, Quebec 2006 announced as joining league then fell through[6]
Wooster Oilers Wooster, Ohio Alice Noble Ice Arena 2006-2008[7]join United Junior Hockey League
Dover Seawolves Dover, New Hampshire Dover Arena 2007-2008 fold
Elmira Jr. Jackals Elmira, New York First Arena 2007-2007 announced as joining league June 11, 2007 but don't play[8]
Penn Enforcers Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Iceoplex at Southpointe 2007-2008[9] join United Junior Hockey League

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