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For other leagues named Continental Hockey League, please see Continental Hockey League (disambiguation).

The Continental Hockey League (CnHL) was a league based in the United States. Founded in 1972 as an amateur league, the CHL gained the semi-pro status in the 1980s.

Teams[]

  • Billings Marlboros (1985-86)
  • Chicago Cardinals (1972-76; 1978-86)
  • Chicago Wildcats (1973-75)
  • Danville Dashers (1981-86)
  • Dayton Jets (1985-86)
  • Decatur Blues (1981-83)
  • Decatur Storm (1983-84)
  • Findlay Warriors (1983-84)
  • Fort Wayne Scouts (1978-79)
  • Fox Valley Flyers (1979-80)
  • Grand Rapids Grizzlies (1980-82)
  • Hammond Cardinals (1977-78)
  • Janesville Jets (1981-82)
  • Kenosha Chargers (1979-81)
  • Kenosha Flyers (1974-75; 1976-79)
  • Lake County Flyers (1975-76)
  • Madison Blues (1974-77)
  • Milwaukee Wings (1972-73)
  • Minot Maple Leafs (1985-86)
  • Pekin Stars (1972-73; 1977-79)
  • Peoria Blades (1972-82)
  • Rock River Jets (1982-83)
  • Rockton Wheels (1977-78)
  • Spirit of St. Louis (1973-74)
  • Springfield Kings (1976-84)
  • St. Louis Chiefs (1973-74)
  • St. Louis Pepsi (1972-73)
  • St. Louis Rocket (1972-73)
  • St. Louis Saints (1974-76)
  • Troy Sabres (1982-86)
  • Webster Stars (1972-73)

Champions[]

Folding and aftermath[]

After the league folded in 1986, three of its teams, the Danville Fighting Saints, the Dayton Jets and the Troy Sabres went on to found the All-American Hockey League. That league was short-lived and has led to the creation of the East Coast Hockey League.

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