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Eastern Junior Hockey League
File:EJHL0203c.png
Head Office Woburn, Massachusetts
Official Web site EJHL
Commissioner Dan Esdale
Founded 1993

The Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL) is an American Tier III Junior A ice hockey league. Founded in 1993 by Dan Esdale[1][2], the EJHL has fourteen teams from across the Northeastern United States. The EJHL is a member of USA Hockey, and the EJHL champion goes on to play for the National Championship against the champions of the five other Tier III leagues and a host city.[3] The New Jersey Hitmen are the defending EJHL Champions.[4]

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History

The league was formed in 1993 with the NECDL Classics, the Rhode Island Sharks, the Tyngsborough Huskies, the Matt O'Neil Lightning, the Granite State Stars and the Springfield Olympics. The following year the Niagara Scenics joined the league from the North American Hockey League. The Scenics later left for the Metro Junior A Hockey League in Ontario. In the subsequent years, the league has added the Valley Jr. Warriors (1996); NY Apple Core (1997); Capital District (1999); Bay State Breakers (1999); Junior Bruins (1999); Green Mountain Glades (2000); NJ Hitmen (2004) and the Syracuse Stars (2005) who joined from the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.

Teams

Northern Division
Team Centre
Boston Jr. Bruins Marlborough, Massachusetts
Philadelphia Revolution Warwick Township, Pennsylvania
Green Mountain Glades Williston, Vermont
New England Jr. Huskies Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Hooksett, New Hampshire
Syracuse Stars Syracuse, New York
Valley Jr. Warriors Haverhill, Massachusetts
Southern Division
Team Centre
Bay State Breakers Rockland, Massachusetts
Bridgewater Bandits Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Capital District Selects Clifton Park, New York
New Jersey Hitmen Wayne, New Jersey
New York Applecore Long Beach, New York
South Shore Kings Foxboro, Massachusetts
Springfield Pics West Springfield, Massachusetts

Champions

The winning team in the EJHL is awarded the Gary Dineen Cup[5], named for the late Gary Dineen, one of the founders of the New England Junior Hockey League and of the New England Junior Falcons[6][7][8]

  • 2009 NJ Hitmen
  • 2008 NJ Hitmen
  • 2007 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2006 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2005 Junior Bruins
  • 2004 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2003 NY Apple Core
  • 2002 NH Jr. Monarchs
  • 2001 Walpole Stars
  • 2000 NE Jr. Coyotes
  • 1999 Walpole Stars
  • 1998 NE Jr. Coyotes
  • 1997 NE Jr. Whalers
  • 1996 NE Jr. Whalers
  • 1995 Niagara Scenics
  • 1994 NECDL Classics

Timeline Of Teams

  • Matt O'Neil Lightning (1993-98), became Boston Harbor Wolves became Boston Jr. Shamrocks, became the Philadelphia Revolution
  • Tyngsboro Huskies (1993-2001), became Lowell Jr. Lock Monsters (2001-2004), became New England Jr. Huskies
  • Springfield Olympics (Pics) became New England Jr. Whalers became New England Jr. Coyotes became New England Jr. Falcons
  • New England College Development League (NECDL) Classics (1993-97), became Walpole Stars (1997-2006), became Foxboro Stars (2006-07), became South Shore Kings (2007-present)
  • Niagara Scenic (1994-1995)
  • Rhode Island Sharks (1993-1998) folded after the 1997-1998 season
  • Granite State Stars (1993-96), became Great Northern Snow Devils (1996-99) became Exeter Snow Devils (1999-2001), became New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs

References

  1. Quincy Patriot Ledger, Dec 18, 2004, "College Boards: Top hockey players .... Eastern Junior Hockey League"[1]
  2. Official Game Pucks, EJHL Puck "1993-Present" [2]
  3. USA Hockey Junior Nationals Web Page [3]
  4. NE Hockey Journal Article Feb 2009[4]
  5. March 2007 EJHL News article "Mello, Thompson Fuel Monarchs to Second Straight Title" [5]
  6. Sports Reference.com [6]
  7. New England Junior Falcons web site [7]
  8. AHL Obituary for Gary Dineen[8]

External links

  • Official EJHL Website
  • Official USA Hockey Website
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Corporations Listing, incorporated in 2003
  • Articles of incorporation
  • USA Hockey Magazine Issue 0405 (Apr 05), "The Beast of the East"
  • Gary Dineen Hockey School
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