National Junior Hockey League
Junior Hockey League (Russia).png
Logo of the Junior Hockey League
Sport ice hockey
Founded 2011
Director Dmitry Yefimov
Motto Лига сильных (Liga silnykh, The League of the strong)
Inaugural season 2011–12
No. of teams 15
Country(ies) Flag of Russia Russia (14 teams)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (1 team)
Most recent champion(s) Dizelist Penza (1st title)
Most championships Gornyak Uchaly (2 titles)
Official website http://nmhl.fhr.ru/
Related competitions KHL
VHL
MHL
VHL-B

The National Junior Hockey League (NMHL) (formerly Junior Hockey League Division B) (Russian: Национальная молодежная хоккейная лига (НМХЛ)) is the second level of the Junior Hockey League, the KHL's junior ice hockey league. The B division was established in 2011 and the inaugural season was the 2011–12 season. A promotion and relegation system was in place between the MHL and MHL-B, where the bottom 2 teams at the end of the season of MHL were relegated to MHL-B and the 2 best MHL-B teams are promoted to MHL.

The Regions Cup is awarded to the champion of the playoffs of the league.[1]

Generation Cup[edit | edit source]

The logo of Generation Cup

The Generation Cup (Russian: Кубок Поколения, Kubok Pokoleniya) is the all-star game of MHL-B and analog to the MHL's Challenge Cup. The first ever Generation Cup took place on 23 February 2012 in Penza and featured Team East against Team West.

Editions[edit | edit source]

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2012 23 February Flag of Russia Temp sports ice palace, Penza Team West 3-2 Team East
2013 17 April Flag of Russia Olymp Arena, Kirovo-Chepetsk Team West 6–3 Team East
2014 18 January Flag of Russia Ice Arena Gornyak Uchaly, Uchaly Team West 1–4 Team East
2015 17 January Flag of Russia Yubileyny Sports Palace, Almetyevsk Team East 3–4 Team West
2016 30 January Flag of Russia Ice Palace Naberezhny Chelny, Naberezhnye Chelny Team East 4–0 Team West

Future Cup[edit | edit source]

The Future Cup (Russian: Кубок Будущего, Kubok Budushchego) was an exhibition game featuring under-18 players of MHL and MHL-B. The first ever (and so far only) Future Cup took place on 13 March 2012 in Chelyabinsk and featured players who were not born before 1 January 1994.

Editions[edit | edit source]

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2011–12 12 March Flag of Russia Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk Team West 3–1 Team East

Super Cup[edit | edit source]

The Super Cup (Russian: Суперкубок, Superkubok) was the trophy awarded to the winner of the game between the winner of the Kharlamov Cup (the MHL champions) and the winner of the Regions Cup (the MHL-B champions). The first ever (and so far only) Super Cup took place on 30 April 2016 in Uchaly.[2]

Editions[edit | edit source]

Edition Date Venue Team 1 Score Team 2
2016 30 April Flag of Russia Ice Arena Gornyak Uchaly, Uchaly Gornyak Uchaly (MHL-B) 1–5[3] Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)

2012 expansion[edit | edit source]

Seven new teams were confirmed for the 2012–13 season: MHC Dmitrov, Zauralie Kurgan, HC Ryazan, Buran Voronezh, HC Belgorod, Sputnik Nizhny Tagil and Platina Chișinău from Moldova.[4][5]

Teams in 2018–19[edit | edit source]

National Junior Hockey League
Team City Arena
HC Belgorod Flag of Russia Belgorod Oranzevjy led
HC Bryansk Flag of Russia Bryansk Desna Stadium
Dizelist Penza Flag of Russia Penza Temp sports ice palace
Golden Dogs Flag of Russia Moscow Dmitrov Sports Complex
Loko-Junior Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Sports Complex
Metallurg Cherepovets Flag of Russia Cherepovets Ice Palace
MHK Lipetsk Flag of Russia Lipetsk Zvezdny Sports Complex
NHC Flag of Russia Novomoskovsk Jubilee Ice Palace
Polot Flag of Russia Rybinsk Sports Palace Poljot
Progress Glazov Flag of Russia Glazov Progress Sports Palace
Rossosh Voronezh Flag of Russia Rossosh Rossosh Ice Palace
Rostov Junior Flag of Russia Rostov-on-Don Ice Arena
Tverichi Tver Flag of Russia Tver Sports Complex Yubileiny

Champions[edit | edit source]

Season Gold medal icon.svg Regions Cup Champion Silver medal icon.svg Regions Cup Finalist Series
Result
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Medalist Eastern
Division winner
Central
Division winner
Western
Division winner
Regular season winner
2011–12 Flag of Russia Oktan Perm Flag of Russia Kristall Berdsk 3–1 Flag of Russia Batyr Flag of Russia Kristall Berdsk (30-2-0) Flag of Russia Oktan Perm (31-5-0) Flag of Russia MHK Zelenograd (25-10-1) Flag of Russia Kristall Berdsk
Season Gold medal icon.svg Regions Cup Champion Silver medal icon.svg Regions Cup Finalist Series
Result
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Medalist Northwest
Division winner
Volga
Division winner
Ural-Siberia
Division winner
Regular season winner
2012–13 Flag of Russia Junior Kurgan Flag of Russia Batyr 3–1 Flag of Russia Sputnik Flag of Latvia HK Liepājas Metalurgs (32-6-2) Flag of Russia Irbis Kazan (33-8-3) Flag of Russia Junior Kurgan (36-7-0) Flag of Russia Junior Kurgan
Season Gold medal icon.svg Regions Cup
Champion
Silver medal icon.svg Regions Cup
Finalist
Series
Result
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
Medalist
Eastern Conference
winner
Western Conference
winner
Regular season
winner
2013–14 Flag of Russia Berkuty Kubani Krasnodar Flag of Russia Loko-Junior Yaroslavl 3–1 Flag of Russia Mechel Chelyabinsk Flag of Russia Mechel Chelyabinsk (32-5-1) Flag of Russia Berkuty Kubani Krasnodar (31-5-2) Flag of Russia Mechel Chelyabinsk
2014–15 Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly 3–2 Flag of Russia Batyr &
Flag of Russia MHK Zelenograd[*]
Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly (44-6-2) Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh (51-9-4) Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh
2015–16 Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh 3–0 Flag of Russia Loko-Junior Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly (28-10-2) Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh (34-6-4) Flag of Russia Rossosh Voronezh
2016–17 Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly Flag of Russia Dizelist Penza 3–2 Flag of Russia Loko-Junior Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly (37-4-1-6) Flag of Russia Dizelist Penza (34-3-2-5) Flag of Russia Gornyak Uchaly
2017-18 Flag of Russia Dizelist Penza Flag of Russia Batyr 3–0 Flag of Russia Loko-Junior Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Progress Glazov (20-4-1-7) Flag of Russia Dizelist Penza (21-5-3-7) Flag of Russia Dizelist Penza

 [*]: Both losing semifinalists received bronze medals

References[edit | edit source]

  1. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.Press service of the Minor Hockey League (22 March 2012). (Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved on 23 March 2012.
  2. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.Press service of the Minor Hockey League (26 April 2016). (Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved on 1 November 2017.
  3. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.Press service of the Minor Hockey League (30 April 2016). (Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved on 1 November 2017.
  4. You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}.Press service of the Minor Hockey League (27 April 2012). (Russian). Minor Hockey League website. Retrieved on 27 April 2012.
  5. http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/browse/1/recap/7101.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=187&cHash=ae623d1fec.html

External links[edit | edit source]


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