Black Diamond Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2014
Inaugural season 2014–15 BDHL Season
No. of teams 4
Country(ies) United States
Most recent champion(s) Sun Valley Suns (2018)
Most championship(s) Jackson Hole Moose & Sun Valley Suns (2 times)
The Black Diamond Hockey League (BDHL) is a USA Hockey-sanctioned Senior ice hockey league consisting of teams from the Western United States. Teams compete for the Joe Casey Cup - named in honor of former Jackson Hole Moose team captain who died suddenly at the age of 37.[1][2][3][4]

History Edit

The league was founded in 2014 with four member clubs: Bozeman Stingers, Jackson Hole Moose, Park City Pioneers and Sun Valley Suns.[5] Teams played a 12-game schedule[6] followed by a single-elimination playoff with the winner awarded the Joe Casey Cup.

In the first-ever league game Jackson Hole shut out Park City 4-0.[7]

Jackson Hole Moose upset regular season winner Sun Valley, who were a perfect 12-0, to capture the first league championship.[8]

Season two in the BDHL saw the end of an era with the Park City Pioneers folding.[9] The league replaced the team with the Missoula Desperados to remain at four teams.

The Sun Valley Suns avenged their championship loss by defeating Jackson Hole for the 2016 title.[10]

The Missoula Desperados would fold after the 2016-17 season and would be replaced by the Vail Yeti.

Teams Edit

Team City Arena Joined
Bozeman Stingers Bozeman, Montana Haynes Pavilion 2014
Jackson Hole Moose Jackson, Wyoming Snow King Sports & Events Center 2014
Sun Valley Suns Hailey, Idaho Hailey Campion Ice House 2014
Vail Yeti Vail, Colorado Dobson Arena 2017

Former teams Edit

Team City Arena Tenure
Missoula Desperados Missoula, Montana Glacier Ice Rink 2015-2017
Park City Pioneers Park City, Utah Park City Ice Arena 2014–2015

Champions Edit

Season Champions Runner-up Result
2014-15 Jackson Hole Moose Sun Valley Suns 5-2
2015-16 Sun Valley Suns Jackson Hole Moose 4-2
2016-17 Jackson Hole Moose Bozeman Stingers 5-4
2017-18 Sun Valley Suns Jackson Hole Moose 5-0
2018-19 TBD TBD TBD

Alumni Edit

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