Metropolitan Junior Hockey League
MJHL logo
Metropolitan Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1966
Commissioner Glenn Hefferan
No. of teams 16 (for 2015-16)
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Official website [1]

The Metropolitan Junior Hockey League (MJHL) was an American Tier III Junior ice hockey league with 16 teams (as of 2014/15 season) throughout the eastern seaboard of the United States. The MJHL is part of the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League organization.

The league does place a number of players into NCAA Colleges, with most going to Division III, and some to Division I[1].

League's DemiseEdit

The league was decimated when the Eastern Hockey League announced they were revamping their elite league for the 2016-17 and adding 8 teams from the Met League.  This left 6 members in the league for 2016-17.  The North American Hockey League announced that the league would take control of the league and it was to be renamed the North American 3 Atlantic Hockey League for the 2016-17 season.  This is similar to what the NAHL did when they created the NA3EHL out of the Northern States Junior Hockey League a few years earlier.


Metropolitan Junior Hockey League 50th anniversary logo

Final Season TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena
Brewster Bulldogs Brewster, New York Brewster Ice Arena
Central Penn Panthers Lancaster, Pennsylvania Regency Ice Rink
Connecticut Nighthawks Simsbury, Connecticut International Skating Center of Connecticut
Hartford Jr. Wolfpack Cromwell, Connecticut Champions Skating Center
Jersey Wildcats Wharton, New Jersey Aspen Ice
Long Island Royals Syosset, New York Islanders Iceworks
Metro Fighting Moose Brooklyn, New York Aviator Sports and Events Center
New Jersey Colonials Somerset, New Jersey Protec Hockey Ponds
New Jersey Junior Titans Farmingdale, New Jersey Howell Ice Arena
New Jersey Renegades Bridgewater, New Jersey Bridgewater Sports Arena
New Jersey Rockets Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center
New York Apple Core Brewster, New York Brewster Ice Arena
North Jersey Avalanche Hackensack, New Jersey Ice House
Philadelphia Junior Flyers West Chester, Pennsylvania Ice Line Quad Rinks
Philadelphia Little Flyers Aston, Pennsylvania IceWorks Skating Complex
Philadelphia Revolution Elkins Park, Pennsylvania Old York Road Skating Club

Known Former TeamsEdit

most of these teams played in the league between 2003 and 2014

  • Atlanta Knights
  • Bethlehem Blast (become New Jersey Renegades  when sold)
  • Binghamton Junior Senators
  • Charleston Wolverines
  • Connecticut Clippers (merge with Connecticut Wolves to form Hartford Jr. Wolfpack)
  • Connecticut Junior Oilers
  • Connecticut Junior Wolfpack (reverted to Hartford Junior Wolfpack)
  • Connecticut Wolves (merge with Connecticut Clippers to form Hartford Jr. Wolfpack)
  • Cranston Reds
  • East Coast Eagles
  • Florida (Estero) Junior Blades
  • Florida Eels
  • Frederick Freeze
  • Hampton Roads Junior Whalers
  • Hudson Valley Eagles
  • Jacksonville Ice Dogs
  • Laconia Leafs
  • MassConn (East Longmeadow, MA) Braves
  • New York Junior Islanders, exited 1999
  • North Jersey Avalanche
  • New Jersey Junior Devils
  • Palm Beach Hawks
  • Palm Beach Predators renamed Hawks)
  • Portland Junior Pirates
  • Ramapo Jr. Rangers
  • Richmond Generals
  • Somerset Chill
  • Space Coast Hurricanes
  • Suffolk PAL (also known as Silver Shields during part of time in league)
  • Tampa Bay Bolts (renamed Juniors when purchased by and merged with Jacksonville Ice Dogs)
  • Tampa Bay Juniors
  • Team Carolina
  • Troy Eagles
  • Valley Forge Minutemen
  • Washington Junior Capitals
  • Washington Junior Nationals
  • Washington Little Capitals
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Official Website- [2]


  1. MJHL 2009 College Commitments
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