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Balkan Amateur Hockey League
2013–14 Balkan Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2007
CEO Martin Milanov
No. of teams 10
Country(ies) Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria (8 teams)
Flag of Greece Greece (1 team)
Flag of North Macedonia.png (1 team)
Most recent champion(s) Dynamo Sofia
Most championship(s) NSA Sofia (2)
Official website [1]

The Balkan Hockey League (Bulgarian:Балканска Хокейна Лига), called the BaHL (Bulgarian:БаХЛ), is the second highest-level ice hockey league in Bulgaria.

History

The idea for the league was caused by Martin Milanov, famous Bulgarian professional ice hockey player and future president of BaHL. In the beginning only a few teams participated but over the time more and more teams joined, making 10 teams nowadays.

The league exists in today's form since the 2006-07 season.

During the years teams from Serbia, Greece, Macedonia have joined and have left the league. This season there are only two foreign teams: Metalurg Skopje (Macedonia) and Allstars (Greece).

Teams

Team City/Area Arena Capacity Founded Joined BaHL
Current Teams (Group A)
Ice Devils Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Dynamo Sofia Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Dnepr Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2012 2012–13
Red Star Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Sofia Winter Sports Palace 3,200 2002 2013–14 (rejoined)
AllStars Flag of Greece Thessaloniki Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14
Metalurg Skopje Flag of FYR Macedonia Skopje Skopje Ice Rink 2,000 2013 2013–14
Current Teams (Group B)
Ice Devils (B) Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2011–12
Torpedo Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2007 2007–08
Admiral Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14
Ice Sparks Flag of Bulgaria Sofia Slavia Ice Stadium 1,874 2013 2013–14

BaHL Playoffs

There are playoffs after the regular seasons. Almost all BaHL have been won by Bulgarian teams. The only cases in which the championship was won by other teams, they were from Greece.

BaHL Champions

Martin Milanov, chairman of the league, since its creation.

  • 2007 PAOK
  • 2008 Slavia Sofia
  • 2009 Aris Thessaloniki
  • 2010 Etro (Veliko Tarnovo)
  • 2011 NSA (Sofia)
  • 2012 NSA (Sofia)
  • 2013 Dynamo Sofia
  • 2014
Club Winners Winning Years
NSA Sofia
2
2011,2012
Dynamo Sofia
1
2013
Etro
1
2010
Aris Thessaloniki
1
2009
Slavia Sofia
1
2008
PAOK
1
2007

bold - seasons in which league had teams outside Bulgaria.

See also

References


External links

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