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note: This article is about the league formed for the 2011-12 season. For the ESHL formed in 2017 please see Eastern States Hockey League (2017)

The Eastern States Hockey League (ESHL) was a Junior ice hockey organization that operates two leagues. It stated goal is that it develops high school age players to hockey skills needed for higher levels of Junior, college hockey, and professional hockey. The league was originally known as the Continental Hockey Association. The league was renamed on Labor Day 2011. The league played under the ESHL moniker for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 season. The league disbanded when most of the league members moved to either the United States Premier Hockey League or the Eastern Hockey League.

Member Teams (2011-13)Edit

Team Centre Arena Tenure Fate
Bay State Breakers Rockland, Massachusetts Rockland Ice Rink 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Boston Junior Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts New England Sports Center 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Brewster Bulldogs Brewster, New York Brewster Ice Arena 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Jersey Wildcats Randolph, New Jersey Aspen Ice 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Mass Maple Leafs Raynham, Massachusetts Raynham IcePlex 2011-2012 withdrew to join International Junior Hockey League which subsequently folded
New England Jr. Huskies Tyngsborough, Massachusetts Skate 3 2011-2012 renamed Islanders Hockey Club
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Hooksett, New Hampshire Tri-Town Ice Arena 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
New York Applecore Long Beach, New York City of Long Beach Arena 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Philadelphia Revolution Warminster, Pennsylvania Revolution Ice Gardens 2011-2012 join Eastern Hockey League
Potomac Patriots Woodbridge, Virginia/Dale City, Virginia Prince William Ice Center 2011-2012 withdrew to join Empire Junior Hockey League
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts Olympia Ice Center 2011-2012 join United States Premier Hockey League
Suffolk Juniors Hauppauge, New York The Rinx-Hidden Pond Park 2011-2012

join United States Premier Hockey League as P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Boch Blazers Dedham, Massachusetts Boch Ice Center 2012-2013 withdrew junior team from play for 2013-14 season
Frederick Freeze Frederick, Maryland Skate Frederick 2012-2013 join Metropolitan Junior Hockey League
Islanders Hockey Club Tyngsborough, Massachusetts Skate 3 2012-2013 join United States Premier Hockey League

SeasonsEdit

History as CHAEdit

The Continental Hockey Association has two levels of competition. The Premier league is a Junior Tier III B ("Junior B") level league per USA Hockey. The Selects is a Tier III Junior C ("Junior C") level league.

Continental Hockey Association - PremierEdit

Continental Hockey Association Premier
CHA Jr BC
Eastern States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
Commissioner Andy Richards
No. of teams 12
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent champion(s) Mass Maple Leafs
Official website CHA
The Premier League is the Junior Tier III B ("Junior B") level league of the CHA.
Team Centre
Frederick Freeze Middletown, Maryland
Jersey Wildcats Wharton, New Jersey
Mass Maple Leafs Acushnet, Massachusetts
Metro Fighting Moose Staten Island, New York
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Hooksett, New Hampshire
New York Applecore Long Beach, NY
Philadelphia Jr. Blazers Wagontown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Springfield Pics West Springfield, MA
Virginia Express Woodbridge, Virginia
Buffalo Stars Cheektowaga, New York
Philadelphia Revolution Warminster, Pennsylvania

Continental Hockey Association - SelectsEdit

Continental Hockey Association Selects
CHA Jr BC
Eastern States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2003
Commissioner Andy Richards
No. of teams 6
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent champion(s) Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins
Official website CHA
The Select League is the Junior Tier III C ("Junior C") level league of the CHA.
Team Centre
Suffolk Juniors Port Jefferson, New York
Frederick Freeze Frederick, Maryland
Pittsburgh Amateur Penguins South Venetia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins Harmarville, Pennsylvania
Michigan Mountain Cats Grand Blanc, Michigan
Buffalo Stars Cheektowaga, New York

ChampionsEdit

  • 2007-08: Hampton Roads Whalers (Premier), Mass Maple Leafs (Selects)[1]
  • 2006-07: Hampton Roads Whalers (Premier), Jersey Wildcats (Selects)
  • 2005-06: Mass Maple Leafs (Premier), Jersey Wildcats (Selects)
  • 2004-05: Jersey Wildcats
  • 2003-04: Ramapo Rangers
  • 2002-03: Ramapo Rangers
  • 2001-02: Apple Core Selects
  • 2000-01: Ramapo Rangers
  • 1999-00: Indiana Thunder
  • 1998-99: Mass Maple Leafs
  • 1997-98: Penn Hills Chiefs
  • 1996-97: Penn Hills Chiefs

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