Atlantic Junior Hockey League
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Atlantic Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
Commissioner Dick Foster
No. of teams 12
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Official website AJHL

The Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) was an American Tier III Junior A ice hockey league with 12 teams in the Northeastern part of the United States. The AJHL was part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League organization and was formed in 2003 with a stated goal to "meet the needs of the Junior hockey community and the players it serves in the Eastern United States".

The league prepared High school and college aged players for college and pro hockey, and indeed seemed to have some success. As of December 2009 the alumni page list 273 players who left the AJHL to play for NCAA colleges, and various professional leagues, the CHL and in Europe [1].

The former league members formed the majority of the members that made up the newly created Eastern Hockey League which was created when the AJHL absorbed several members of the Eastern Junior Hockey League, which was decimated when several of the league members formed the United States Premier Hockey League for the 2013-14 season. All 12 franchises were part of the Eastern Hockey League for the 2013-14 season with the exception of the Laconia Leafs who were renamed the New Hampshire Lakers and then requested to have their franchise revoked for the 2013-14 season.

Final Roster of Teams (for 2012-13 season)[edit | edit source]

North Division
Team Arena Location
Northern Cyclones Cyclones Arena Hudson, New Hampshire
Boston Jr. Rangers Salem ICenter Salem, New Hampshire
Walpole Express Iorio Arena Walpole, Massachusetts
Connecticut Jr. Wolfpack Champions Skating Center Cromwell, Connecticut
Laconia Leafs Laconia Ice Arena Laconia, New Hampshire
South Division
Team Arena Location
New York Bobcats Islanders Iceworks Syosset, New York
New Jersey Rockets Prudential Center Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
New Jersey Jr. Titans Howell Ice Arena Howell, New Jersey
Philadelphia Little Flyers IceWorks Skating Complex Aston, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Junior Flyers Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pennsylvania
Washington Jr. Nationals Gardens Ice House Laurel, Maryland
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Revolution Ice Centre Pittston, Pennsylvania

note: All of the teams join the Eastern Hockey League (2013) for the following season, with the Laconia Leafs being renamed the New Hampshire Lakers

Franchise Time Line[edit | edit source]

Team Location Arena Tenure Notes
Connecticut/Hartford Jr. Wolfpack Cromwell, Connecticut Champions Skating Center 2003-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
New Jersey Junior Titans Middletown, New Jersey Middletown Ice World Arena 2003-2004 withdrew
New York Bobcats East Meadow, New York Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park 2003-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
North Jersey Avalanche Hackensack, New Jersey Ice House of New Jersey 2003-2004 folded
Philadelphia Little Flyers Aston, Pennsylvania IceWorks Skating Complex 2003-2005 withdrew
Washington Jr. Nationals Laurel, Maryland Gardens Ice House 2003-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Boston Bulldogs Salem, New Hampshire Salem ICenter 2004-2012 franchise sold; relocated to Tewksbury, Massachusetts as Boston Jr. Rangers
Northern Cyclones Hudson, New Hampshire Cyclones Arena 2004-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
New Jersey Rockets Berkeley Heights, New Jersey & Bridgewater, New Jersey AmeriHealth Pavilion & Bridgewater Sports Arena 2004-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Portland Jr. Pirates Saco, Maine MHG Ice Centre 2004-2012 join Eastern Junior Hockey League
Hudson Valley Eagles Troy, New York Houston Field House 2005-2007 re-join Metropolitan Junior Hockey League
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers West Chester, Pennsylvania Ice Line Quad Rinks 2005-2006 withdrew
Laconia Leafs Laconia, New Hampshire Laconia Ice Arena 2005-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Walpole Express Walpole, Massachusetts Rodman Arena 2005-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Northwood School Lake Placid, New York Herb Brooks Arena 2005-2006 limited schedule team
National Sports Academy Lake Placid, New York Herb Brooks Arena 2005-2006 limited schedule team
Binghamton Jr. Senators Binghamton, New York Ice House Sports Complex 2006-2010 relocated to Pittston, Pennsylvania as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Philadelphia Little Flyers Aston, Pennsylvania IceWorks Skating Complex 2006-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Philadelphia Jr. Flyers West Chester, Pennsylvania Ice Line Quad Rinks 2008-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Pittston, Pennsylvania Revolution Ice Center 2010-2012 see Eastern Hockey League
Boston Jr. Rangers Tewksbury, Massachusetts Breakaway Ice Center 2012-2012 see Eastern Hockey League

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Official Website- [1]

References[edit | edit source]



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