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Minor Hockey League
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 2009
No. of teams 22
Country(ies) Flag of Russia Russia
TV partner(s) KHL-TV (Russia (as part of the NTV Plus package), International (through KHL's website))[1]
Official website

The Minor Hockey League (MHL) (Russian: Молодежная Хоккейная Лига), sometimes called the Youth Hockey League (YHL)[2], is a junior ice hockey league in Russia, founded in 2009. It consists of 22 teams[3][4]. 20 of these teams are subsidiaries (feeder teams) for their respective Kontinental Hockey League professional counterparts and 2 teams are subsidiaries of Russian Major League teams (Khimik Voskresensk and MHC Krylya Sovetov). Players are aged 17–21. The Kharlamov Cup, named after star ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov, is awarded annually as the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia's official Junior Championship,[5] following a 16-team playoff at the end of the regular season.


The MHL opened its doors on September 4, 2009 in Moscow. The first ever MHL game was played that night between MHC Dynamo and CSKA-Red Army with Dynamo picking up the historic 6-2 victory.

Current member teams

Minor Hockey League
Western Conference
Team City Arena Pro Affiliate
Atlanti Mytischi Mytischi Mytishchi Arena Atlant Moscow Oblast
Russkie Vityazi Chekhov Chekhov Ice Hockey Center 2004 Vityaz Chekhov
HK Riga Riga Ledus Halle Dinamo Riga
Loko Yaroslavl Yaroslavl Arena 2000 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Almaz Cherepovets Cherepovets Ice Palace HC Severstal
SKA-1946 Saint Petersburg Sport Palace Ice SKA Saint Petersburg
МHC Spartak Moscow Moscow Sokolniki Arena Spartak Moscow
Chaika Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Trade Union Sport Palace Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Feniks Voskresensk Voskresensk Podmoskovie Ice Palace Khimik Voskresensk
Sheriff Balashikha Balashikha Balashikha Arena HC MVD
Krasnaya Armiya Moscow Moscow CSKA Universal Sports Hall CSKA Moscow
Krylya Sovetov Moscow Soviet Wings Sport Palace MHC Krylya Sovetov
Eastern Conference
Team City Arena Pro Affiliate
Yastreby Omsk Omsk Arena Omsk Avangard Omsk
Auto Yekaterinburg Yekaterinburg KRK Uralets Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Bars Kazan Kazan Tatneft Arena Ak Bars Kazan
Ladia Tolyatti Tolyatti Volgar Sports Palace Lada Togliatti
Stalnie Lisy Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk Arena Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Kuznetskie Medvedi Novokuznetsk Novokuznetsk Kuznetsk Metallurgists Sports Palace Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Reaktor Nizhnekamsk Nizhnekamsk SCC Neftekhimik HC Neftekhimik
Tolpar Ufa Ufa Ufa Arena Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Sibirskie Snaypery Novosibirsk Novosibirsk CSC Sibir HC Sibir
Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk Traktor Ice Arena Traktor Chelyabinsk



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