The US and Canada share a vast deal of similarities when it comes to culture and sports. Hockey leagues are typical examples where both the culture and the sports meet and form one giant melting pot of fans, drama, thrill, and everything you want to see on the field. CHL Hockey follows in the footsteps of AHL and serves all of it and more.
You can find out more about it by watching it all live. But before that, let's discuss what the Canadian Hockey League has to offer.
The Canadian Hockey League is often confused with the Memorable Cup. But it isn't only about just one cup. The whole CHL facilitates the games played by three major leagues in Canada and some home teams from the US. As per their format, they all come together and compete to find one ultimate champion - the holder of the National Cup.
Despite its striking similarities to AHL, the league stands out. Unlike AHL, CHL is the institutionalized governing body of Tier One Junior A-level amateur hockey. Presently, the league is responsible for handling several minor leagues like:
All of these happen between the scattered home teams of Canada and the US. Each of these leagues, therefore, has specific times and seasons. But, the annual tournament to determine the ultimate winner AKA the memorable cup, usually happens in May. It follows the pattern of elimination-based playoff rounds.
To appreciate the immense talents of the players, the CHL hands out about 16 trophies throughout its seasons. Each of the three members, along with their players, is eligible for each of these trophies.
So who gets these awards? Well, the nominees are decided by the current cup holder. Except for the memorable cup, almost all the other prizes follow this system. Many CHL players play U games which are intercollegiate hockey events for Canadian college students.
Want to attend a CHL game yourself and see what the hype is all about? Book your tickets to the next live game by checking the schedule on this page. You'll see all the venues and dates.
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