Central Hockey League facts for kids
The first CHL season was in 1992-1993. It started with six teams, including the Oklahoma City Blazers, the Tulsa Oilers, the Wichita Thunder, the Memphis RiverKings, the Dallas Freeze and the Fort Worth Fire.
In 1996-97, the Huntsville Channel Cats, along with the planned 1996–97 Southern Hockey League (SHL) expansion teams Columbus Cottonmouths, Macon Whoopee, and Nashville Nighthawks, joined the Central Hockey League after the SHL ended.
The CHL came together with the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) in 2001.
The CHL commissioner is now Duane Lewis, who succeeded Brad Treliving on an temporary basis after Treliving took a position with the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes following the 2006-2007 season. Treliving co-founded the WPHL in 1996, and after the 2001 merger, served with the CHL for seven years. Lewis was named the permanent commissioner in June 2008.
On June 1, 2010 the league announced that it would come together with the International Hockey League.
The CHL is divided into two Conferences. Teams compete every year for the Ray Miron President's Cup.
|Bloomington PrairieThunder||U.S. Cellular Coliseum||Bloomington, Illinois|
|Colorado Eagles||Budweiser Events Center||Loveland, Colorado|
|Dayton Gems||Hara Arena||Trotwood, Ohio|
|Evansville IceMen||Swonder Ice Arena||Evansville, Indiana|
|Fort Wayne Komets||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum||Fort Wayne, Indiana||Columbus Blue Jackets, Springfield Falcons|
|Missouri Mavericks||Independence Events Center||Independence, Missouri|
|Quad City Mallards||i Wireless Center||Moline, Illinois|
|Rapid City Rush||Rushmore Plaza Civic Center||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Wichita Thunder||Intrust Bank Arena||Wichita, Kansas|
|Allen Americans||Allen Event Center||Allen, Texas||Dallas Stars, Texas Stars|
|Arizona Sundogs||Tim's Toyota Center||Prescott Valley, Arizona||Phoenix Coyotes|
|Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs||CenturyTel Center||Bossier City, Louisiana|
|Laredo Bucks||Laredo Energy Arena||Laredo, Texas|
|Mississippi RiverKings||DeSoto Civic Center||Southaven, Mississippi|
|Odessa Jackalopes||Ector County Coliseum||Odessa, Texas||New York Islanders, Bridgeport Sound Tigers|
|Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees||State Farm Arena||Hidalgo, Texas|
|Texas Brahmas||NYTEX Sports Centre||North Richland Hills, Texas|
|Tulsa Oilers||BOK Center||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Colorado Avalanche, Lake Erie Monsters|
- 1993 - Tulsa Oilers
- 1994 - Wichita Thunder
- 1995 - Wichita Thunder
- 1996 - Oklahoma City Blazers
- 1997 - Fort Worth Fire
- 1998 - Columbus Cottonmouths
- 1999 - Huntsville Channel Cats
- 2000 - Indianapolis Ice
- 2001 - Oklahoma City Blazers
- 2002 - Memphis RiverKings
- 2003 - Memphis RiverKings
- 2004 - Laredo Bucks
- 2005 - Colorado Eagles
- 2006 - Laredo Bucks
- 2007 - Colorado Eagles
- 2008 - Arizona Sundogs
- 2009 - Texas Brahmas
- 2010 - Rapid City Rush
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