A few of the Junior Leagues across North America have been coming out over the last few weeks as most of these leagues will get underway any form mid to late September. Here's a look at a few that are already out. Any changes regarding Divisions, Teams entering or leaving different leagues will also be posted.
Part 1 of this post will contain the U.S.A. Based Leagues and the Major Juniors. Part 2 will have the Canadian Junior A Leagues.
United States Hockey League (USHL)
The United States Hockey League hasn't come out yet, but their opening event called the USHL Fall Classic which will be taking place from September 24-26 in Sioux City, Iowa. Two teams that have been mainstays in the NAHL will be switching to the USHL this season as the Youngstown Phantoms and the USNTDP will be joining them for the 1st time increasing the number of teams to 14.
With the Youngstown Phantoms and USNTDP entering the league. Here's the new divisional alignment.
Cedar Rapids Roughriders
Green Bay Gamblers
Indiana Ice (Defending Champions)
USNTDP (Moved from NAHL)
Youngstown Phantoms (Moved from NAHL)
Des Moines Buccaneers (Moved from East Division)
Sioux City Musketeers
Sioux Falls Stampade
North American Hockey League (NAHL)
19 teams will play in the North American Hockey League Season as the Texas Tornado are back after a year off and a new team called the Janesville Jets will be making their debut. A few teams will start the season on September 11 with the NAHL Blaine Showcase taking place from September 16-19 that will kick off the season for most of the teams.
The North American Hockey League has made a bunch of changes regarding Divisional Alignment as they will have 3 divisions of 5 teams and 1 division of 4 teams.
Alpena Ice Diggers
Janesville Jets (Expansion Team)
Motor City Machine
Traverse City North Stars
Albert Lea Thunder
North Iowa Outlaws
Springfield Jr. Blues
St. Louis Bandits (Defending Champions)
Wichita Falls Wildcats
Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Kenai River Brown Bears
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)
So far, only the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has revelled their schedule in which their season will get underway on September 10 with the defending champions Drummondville Voltigeurs while the rest of the league will get underway on September 11.
Also, the Divisional Alinment will stay the same for next year.
Montreal De Junior
Drummondville Voltigeurs (Defending Champions)
Quebec City Ramparts
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
St. John Seadogs
Western Hockey League (WHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Schedules for the WHL and OHL haven't come out yet. However, both leagues divisional aliment will stay the same.
Brandon Wheat Kings
Swift Current Broncos
Prince Albert Raiders
Moose Jaw Warriors
Medicine Hat Tigers
Edmonton Oil Kings
Red Deer Rebels
Kelowna Rockets (Defending Champions)
Prince George Cougars
Ontario Hockey League
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
Owen Sound Attack
Windsor Spitfires (Defending League and Memorial Cup Champions)
Sault St. Marie Greyhounds
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