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International Junior Hockey League
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International Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Commissioner Charlie Nielsen
No. of teams 30 in 3 leagues
Country(ies) Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of the United States United States
Official website IJHL.US

International Junior Hockey League was an independent Tier III Junior A ice hockey league. The League had teams in the northeastern region of the United States and in Quebec, Canada.

League History

The league formed in 2006 out of the Interstate Junior Hockey League with teams based in the Northeastern United States. The league expanded over the next few seasons adding additional teams and also a number of associate teams, 10 prep schools in Quebec that field Jr. hockey teams. Charlie Nielsen was the commissioner of the league.[1] The Super Elite division folded shortly after the end of the 2011-12 season and many of its' members formed the Northern States Junior Hockey League. The league ceased operations in September 2012.

2011 IJHL All Star Game Logo


As of March, 2010 the IJHL lists following members in three divisions.[2]

Super Elite League

  • Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • Cape Cod Cubs
  • Hackettstown Harleys
  • Maine Moose
  • Mass Junior Mariners
  • New England Stars
  • New Jersey Kings
  • Berlin Junior Maroons (2010-11 Season)
  • Philly Thunder (2010-11 Season)
  • Eastern Kodiaks (2010-11 Season)
  • South Jersey Raptors (2010-11 Season)
  • New York Junior Aviators (2010-11 Season)
  • Trenton Habs (2010-11 Season)
  • Long Island Jr. Predators (2010-11 Season)

Elite League

  • Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • Cape Cod Cubs
  • Mass Junior Mariners
  • New England Stars
  • North Shore Raiders
  • Walpole Express
  • Worcester Junior Wildcats

Selects League

  • Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • Mass Junior Mariners
  • New England Stars
  • Worcester Junior Wildcats
  • New England Predators (2010-11 Season)
  • North Shore Raiders
  • PHD Red

Associate Members

There are 12 associate league members, that compete in the above leagues.

  • Academie Saint-Louis (SU)
  • Bridgton Academy (SU)
  • CGEP St. Foye (SU)
  • Pilgrims JV Club (SU)
  • Stanstead College (SU)

  • PHD Gold (SE)
  • Team Florida (SE)
  • Team South (SE)

SU = Super Elite; EL = Elite; SE = Selects

Interstate League champions

Playoff champions in brackets

  • 2005 Boston Junior Blackhawks (Connecticut Whalers)
  • 2004 Laconia Leafs (Laconia Leafs)
  • 2003 Laconia Leafs (Laconia Leafs)
  • 2002 Boston Jr. Blackhawks (Boston Jr. Blackhawks)
  • 2001 Laconia Leafs
  • 2000 Springfield Jr. Pics (Springfield Jr. Pics)
  • 1999 Springfield Jr. Pics (Staten Island Sabres)

Interstate League Team Timeline

Team Centre Arena Seasons Fate
Boston Junior Blackhawks Saugus, Massachusetts Kasabuski Memorial Ice Arena 1998-2005

join International Hockey League and America East Hockey League

Connecticut Whalers Newington, Connecticut Newington Arena 1998-2005
UMass Jr. Minutemen Amherst, Massachusetts Mullins Center 1998-2002
Springfield Jr. Pics Holyoke, Massachusetts Fitzpatrick Arena 1998-2005 join International Hockey League and America East Hockey League
Staten Island Sabres Newington, Connecticut Newington Arena 1998-2001 fold
West River Wolves Tilton, New Hampshire F. MacMorran Field House 1998-2002
Quincy Jr. Rangers Quincy, Massachusetts Shea Rink 1999-2001
Rhode Island Bulldogs Cranston, Rhode Island Cranston Veteran's Memorial Rink 2000-2001
Laconia Leafs Laconia, New Hampshire Laconia Ice Arena 2000-2005 join Atlantic Junior Hockey League
Minuteman Jr. Flames Marlborough, Massachusetts New England Sports Center 2001-2005
Salem Ice Dogs Salem, New Hampshire Salem ICenter 2001-2005
Exeter Seawolves Exeter, New Hampshire Rinks at Exeter 2001-2005 join America East Hockey League
Twin City Saber Cats Fitchburg, Massachusetts Wallace Civic Center 2002-2003
East Coast Rangers Bridgewater, Massachusetts Bridgewater Ice Arena 2002-2003 join International Hockey League
Vermont Full Stride Flyers Waterbury, Vermont Waterbury Ice Center 2004-2005 Join Empire Junior B Hockey League
Mass Maple Leafs Raynham, Massachusetts Raynham IcePlex 2004-2005 join Continental Hockey Association
Norwich Ice Breakers Norwich, Connecticut Norwich Municipal Ice Rink 2004-2005 join America East Hockey League

League Playoff Champions


  • 2006 Mass Mariners
  • 2007 New England Stars
  • 2008 New England Stars
  • 2009 Mass Mariners
  • 2010 Walpole Express


  • 2006 Worcester Wildcats
  • 2007 Springfield Jr. Pics
  • 2008 New England Stars
  • 2009 Springfield Pics
  • 2010 Maine Moose
  • 2011 New Jersey Raiders

Super Elite

  • 2006 Springfield Jr. Pics
  • 2007 Springfield Jr. Pics
  • 2008 New England Stars
  • 2009 New England Stars
  • 2010 Cape Cod Cubs
  • 2011 Cape Cod Cubs

National Champions

  • 2007 Elite     Springfield Junior Pics
  • 2007 Super   New England Stars
  • 2008 Selects Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • 2008 Elite     New Jersey Kings
  • 2008 Super   C/Gep St Foye Quebec
  • 2009 Selects Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • 2009 Elite     Boston Junior Blackhawks
  • 2009 Super   C/Gep St Foye Quebec
  • 2010 Selects   Mass Mariners
  • 2010 Elite       New England Stars
  • 2010 Super     Trenton Habs
  • 2011 Elite       New York Aviators
  • 2011 Super    Bridgton Academy

See also

External links and References