|United States Premier Hockey League- Midwest Division|
|No. of teams||22|
|Most recent champion(s)||Dells Ducks|
|Most championship(s)||Dells Ducks (1)|
The United States Premier Hockey League Midwest Division (USPHL-Midwest) was an American junior ice hockey league. Founded in 2014, the USPHL-Midwest has grown to 22 organizations from across the mid-western section of the United States. The league was disbanded on April 28, 2016 when the teams were moved to the USPHL Elite Division and the United States Premier 3 Hockey League (USP3HL). The 17 active teams from the 2016-17 season plus the returning Ironwood Yoopers who sat out the 2015-16 season due to a lack of players.
History[edit | edit source]
The USPHL announced on December 18, 2014 the formation of a Mid-West Division to begin in the 2015-16 season by adding several teams from the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. By the end of the season, the Mid-West Division would add all but one active MnJHL team causing the MnJHL to disband for the following season. On March 10, 2014, the USPHL also added the entire Midwest Junior Hockey League to its new MidWest Division for the 2015-16 season. USPHL Mid-West will mark the fourth Tier III division under the USPHL umbrella.
The Wooster Oilers later withdrew from the league before playing after the organization also obtained a North American 3 Hockey League franchise when the organization purchased and relocated the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks organization during the 2015 off-season.
Member Teams[edit | edit source]
The USPHL-Midwest had 17 teams located in the Midwestern US spanning from Michigan to Minnesota. Due to losing several teams the league went with 2 conferences after originally planning on two divisions in each conference
Champions[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Minnesota Junior Hockey League gets a shakeup (18 December 2014).
- Midwest Junior Hockey League Joins USPHL Mid-West Junior Hockey Division. USPHL (March 10, 2015).