The Ice Hockey Wiki

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15 Years Old!!!

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Welcome to the ice hockey wiki. This project is now 15 years old and boasts 71,788 articles, a number that increases daily.
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Championships

Most countries where organized ice hockey is played have some kind of a national championship. In some cases, such as National Hockey League or Kontinental Hockey League, the championship is that of a league comprising more than one country; in many other cases, it is a multi-level system, with one top league and one or several lower divisions between which a system of promotion and relegation exists.

Here are some of the strongest leagues worldwide:

Top Tier Junior:

Click here for the complete list

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International competitions

Major International competitions in ice hockey are sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). This federation has 76 members and takes care of organizing the ice hockey events during the Olympic Games, the World Championships and several other competitions such as the European Champions Cup, the European Women's Champions Cup, the Continental Cup, the Champions Hockey League and the Victoria Cup. Its main aim is to help foster the development of the game worldwide; it also is the governing body of all the member nations' National Federations.

Several other major competitions are not ruled by the IIHF. Among them are the World Cup, the Canada Cup, the Deutschland Cup, the Spengler Cup and the Tournoi international de hockey pee-wee de Québec.


IIHF National teams
Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia - Flag of Australia.jpg Australia - Flag of Austria.jpg Austria - Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium - Flag of Belarus.gif Belarus - Flag of Bulgaria.gif Bulgaria
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada - Flag of China.gif China - Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei - Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia - Flag of Czech Republic.jpg Czech Republic - Flag of Denmark.jpg Denmark
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia - Flag of Finland.jpg Finland - Flag of France.jpg France - Flag of Germany.gif Germany - Flag of Greece.png Greece - Flag of Great Britain.gif Great Britain
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong - Flag of Hungary.jpg Hungary - Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland - Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland - Flag of Israel.gif Israel - Flag of Italy.jpg Italy
Flag of Japan.gif Japan - Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan - Flag of Kuwait.png Kuwait - Flag of Latvia.gif Latvia - Flag of Lithuania.gif Lithuania - Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg
Flag of Macau.png Macau - Flag of Malaysia.jpg Malaysia - Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico - Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia - Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea - Flag of Norway.png Norway
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand - Flag of Netherland.gif The Netherlands - Flag of Poland.gif Poland - Flag of Romania.gif Romania - Flag of Russia.gif Russia - Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia
Flag of Singapore.gif Singapore - Flag of Slovakia.gif Slovakia - Flag of Slovenia.jpg Slovenia - Flag of Spain.gif Spain - Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa - Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
Flag of Sweden.gif Sweden - Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland - Flag of Thailand.png Thailand - Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey - Flag of Ukraine.gif Ukraine - Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif United Arab Emirates
Flag of the United-States.jpg United-States
Defunct teams: Flag of Bohemia.png Bohemia - Flag of Czech Republic.jpg Czechoslovakia - Flag of East Germany.png East Germany - Flag of the Soviet Union.png U.S.S.R. - Flag of Germany.gif West Germany - Flag of Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
Teams that do not participate in IIHF competitions:
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra - Flag of Argentina.png Argentina - Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan - Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina - Flag of Brazil.png Brazil
Flag of Chile.png Chile - Flag of Georgia.png Georgia - Flag of India.png India - Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica - Flag of Kyrgyzstan.png Kyrgyzstan - Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein
Flag of Macedonia.png FYR Macedonia - Flag of Moldova.png Moldova - Flag of Morocco.png Morocco - Flag of Namibia.png Namibia - Flag of Oman.png Oman
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal - Flag of Qatar.png Qatar
IIHF applicants: Flag of Algeria.png Algeria - Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain - Flag of Pakistan.png - Pakistan - Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia


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Other useful articles

If the article ice hockey is by far the most important to read for the neophytes, several more articles are of importance to understand the sport of ice hockey. This section lists some of the key articles to take a look at:

Levels of Hockey

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Featured picture

This pair of newspaper photgraphs shows three players and a coach from the 1963-64 season of the Metropolitan Montreal Junior League. What is unusual of the pictures is that Rogatien Vachon and Scotty Bowman (above) and Craig Patrick and Larry Pleau (centered, below) all became General Managers in the National Hockey League. Also pictured are Frank J. Selke (left, below) and Sam Pollock (right, below), General Managers of the Montreal Canadiens.

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Featured article

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The Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves are an American men's collegiate ice hockey team representing the University of Alaska-Anchorage. The program has been announced that it would be cancelled at the end of the 2020-21 playing season due to the state of Alaska's financial situation. The team was forced to cancel the 2020-21 playing season.

A fundraising campaign has be launched in an effort to raise $3million (US) to save the hockey team.

Please visit saveseawolfhockey.com for more information if you are interested and able to make a donation.


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In the news

  • October 29, 2020 Travis Roy, who was paralyzed in and on-ice accident 11 seconds into his first ever shift with the Boston University Terriers on October 20, 1995, passes away following complications from a previous surgery.
  • September 17, 2020 The IIHF cancels most of the world championship events scheduled to be held early in 2021. The only early event not to be cancelled was the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships which will be held in a bubble enviornment at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from December 25th, 2020 to January 5th, 2021. Red Deer, Alberta was originally scheduled to be the co-host but was removed when a bubble could be sustained with one location. This is the first time the event will start on December 25th since the 2004-05 edition of the tournament.
  • May 22, 2020 The University of Alabama in Huntsville announced that it is discontinuing the Men's Division I program effective immediately citing financial constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama-Huntsville Chargers become the first Men's Division I to be cancelled since the Wayne State Warriors men's program was ended in 2008. A fund raising campaign was started to spare to the program. By May 30th fundraising reached over $750,000 and the program was saved for at least the 2020-21 season. The groundwork was being put in place to help secure a new conference affiliation and a funding plan to keep the program going for at least five more seasons beyond that.
  • March 12, 2020 The National Hockey League suspends play due to the COVID-19 global pandemic after the National Basketball Association postponed its' season the previous day. Within the next twelve hours pretty much well all sporting activity across North America was postponed or cancelled.

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Did you know that...

... in unlikely Australia is the fifth oldest ice hockey trophy in existance? The Goodall Cup is indeed awarded since 1909 to the national senior men's ice hockey champion team of Australia. Traditionally the prize of an inter-state tournament, the Cup became the Australian Ice Hockey League's championship trophy since 2000.

New South Wales is the most crowned state, with 38 titles. Of the AIHL era, the Newcastle North Stars are the most frequent victor with 6 titles most recently in 2016. The Goodall Cup celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009.

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About the project

The Ice Hockey Wiki (IHW) is a project created to cover ice hockey as thoroughly as possible. The wiki was founded on June 27th 2006 by DMighton and has, ever since its creation, kept growing at a steady pace. We encourage visitors to create an account and join us in our effort to build the most complete and accurate ice hockey encyclopedia ever.

You do not have to create 50 new articles every day to contribute. Heck, you don't even need to drop by every day either! There is no obligation here. You may want to begin by correcting little spelling mistakes our members may have made to begin with; you may as well correct a team roster, add a line or two about a particular event that occurred in the history of a particular team or league, add statistics for a player, create an article to "blue" a dead link... In the end, every little step counts, and every edit made makes IHW better.

This is a free project for everyone; therefore, everyone can contribute. We hope to have your help!

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The community

The Ice Hockey Wiki community is a small but dedicated group of people who love ice hockey and are bound by a common goal: to build the most complete and accurate ice hockey encyclopedia ever written. We all have our very own Specialty.

If you have any question about the wiki itself or about editing, you should ask our three administrators: DMighton, founder of the IHW,Yannzgob or Fanofpucks.

We have a discussion page, the Locker Room. Don't hesitate to drop by the place and ask questions, propose things or join ongoing discussions!

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Help to Get You Started

You decided to help us? Thank you! We are glad you stepped in. We realize there may be quite a few things confusing for people who are new to wiki editing, and several little technicalities you may not be aware of if you have not hanged around here for a long time, so we have some resources to assist you. We suggest you start by reading the Ice Hockey Wiki Guidelines. That's a good place to begin with, as our rules and policies are stated there. Don't worry, we don't have many, and they are very simple and instinctive.

If you are new to wiki editing, you should then read this help page about editing. You should also read the Manual of style. It is not a very long read, and it will tell you what you need to know about how to write a new article. If you want to practice using the editing interface, you should do it in the sandbox. We also have a small FAQ to assist you with some things.

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IHW projects

The Ice Hockey Wiki is a pretty big wiki and is certainly not about to stop growing. Considering the fact that the world is a large place across which hockey is spread, IHW is beginning to create specific projects within the wiki for specific aspects of the sport. Here is a list of all the projects ongoing within the IHW. You are free to join any ongoing project or to start new ones at any time, but in the latter case, you should first check if there is not already one in progress covering what you plan to work on.

  • IHW Project:Ontario hockey - a project aiming to gather all the data about ice hockey in Ontario.
  • IHW Project:Hockey towns - a project aiming to build complete all-time lists of ice hockey teams and players based in or hailing from every city and town worldwide
  • IHW Project:NCAA Hockey - a project aiming to build the most complete reference about NCAA hockey.
  • IHW Project:Chronology of Hockey - a project that aims to gather all the important dates in the history of hockey
  • IHW Project:Hockey Cards - a project for the collectors, aiming at building a comprehensive and complete encyclopedia of the history of hockey cards, that so many of us probably collected at one point in our lives.
  • IHW Project:Women's hockey - a project aiming at building the most comprehensive and complete encyclopedia on women's ice hockey. The focus includes events, players and teams at Olympic, national, and collegiate levels.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.