Federal Hockey League

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Federal Hockey League
Fhllogo.jpg
Federal Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded2009[1]
Inaugural season2010–11
No. of teams4
Country United States
Most recent champion(s)Danbury Whalers (1st title)
Official websitewww.thefhl.net
 
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Federal Hockey League
Fhllogo.jpg
Federal Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded2009[1]
Inaugural season2010–11
No. of teams4
Country United States
Most recent champion(s)Danbury Whalers (1st title)
Official websitewww.thefhl.net

The Federal Hockey League (FHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the Northeastern United States.[2] The FHL began operations in November 2010. Don Kirnan serves as the league's first commissioner.[2]

As of December 2010 the league has a salary cap of $5,050 per week. The roster is limited to 20 players for the first 6 games and 17 thereafter.[3]

During the 2010–11 season, the Broome County Barons relocated their operations to Cape Cod due to lack of fan support,[4][5] and Rome Frenzy suspended operations mid-season.[6]

In February 2011, the FHL announced for the 2011–12 season they would add new teams in northern Vermont and Illinois. The Green Mountain Rock Crushers (later changed their name to the Vermont Wild) will play at Green Mountain Arena in Morrisville, Vermont, and the Danville Dashers will play at David S. Palmer Arena in Danville, Illinois. In May 2011, the FHL announced an expansion team to Wayne, New Jersey, called the New Jersey Outlaws. In December 2011 the FHL announced the Delaware Federals would replace the Vermont Wild. They played their first game on December 16, 2011 against Cape Cod.

In May 2012 it was announced that the Brooklyn Aviators were ceasing operations and that an expansion team was being added in Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Demonz will play at the Hara Arena starting in the 2012-13 season. The Dayton Expansion Draft and the Brooklyn Player Dispersal Draft were both held on June 15. [7]

In July 2012 it was announced that the defending champion New Jersey Outlaws were relocating to Williamsport, PA, for the 2012-13 season. [8] Rather than playing in a traditional ice arena, they played outside on a portable ice rink at Bowman Field, home to the minor league baseball team the Williamsport Crosscutters.[9] This venture was unsuccessful as the team folded on January 21, 2013 only to be resurrected by the league as a travel team that will play four road games.

Teams[edit]

Current[edit]

The league has four teams based in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, and Ohio.[10]

FHL map.
Teams currently in the FHL.
TeamFoundedHome arenaCapacityCity
Watertown Privateers2010Watertown Municipal Arena2,000Watertown, New York
Danbury Whalers2010Danbury Ice Arena3,050Danbury, Connecticut
Danville Dashers2011David S. Palmer Arena2,350Danville, Illinois
Dayton Demonz2012Hara Arena5,500Dayton, Ohio

Year-by-year[edit]

YearTeamsExpansionDissolvedRelocatedName changes
2010–116Akwesasne Warriors
Broome County Barons
Danbury Whalers
New York Aviators
Rome Frenzy
Thousand Islands Privateers
Broome County Barons → Cape Cod Barons
2011–128Danville Dashers
New Jersey Outlaws
Vermont Wild
Rome FrenzyVermont Wild → Delaware Federals
Cape Cod Barons → Cape Cod Bluefins
New York AviatorsBrooklyn Aviators
Green Mountain Rock CrushersVermont Wild
2012–136Dayton Demonz
Brooklyn Aviators
Delaware Federals
Akwesasne Warriors
Pennsylvania Blues
New York Bluefins
New Jersey OutlawsWilliamsport Outlaws
Cape Cod BluefinsNew York Bluefins
Dayton Devils → Dayton Demonz
Williamsport Outlaws → Pennsylvania Outlaws[11]
Pennsylvania Outlaws → Pennsylvania Blues[12]

Timeline[edit]

Dayton DemonzPennsylvania BluesPennsylvania OutlawsWilliamsport OutlawsNew Jersey OutlawsDelaware FederalsVermont WildGreen Mountain Rock CrushersDanville Dashers (FHL)Thousand Islands PrivateersRome FrenzyBrooklyn AviatorsNew York AviatorsDanbury WhalersNew York BluefinsCape Cod BluefinsCape Cod BaronsBroome County BaronsAkwesasne Warriors

League champions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporation". Mississippi Secretary of State. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "FHL Fact Sheet". Federal Hockey League. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "FHL Frequently Asked Questions". Federal Hockey League. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lindsay, Joy (December 17, 2010). "Barons Leave Broome County". Binghamton Sun-Press. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cape Cod has a hockey team!". Cape Cod Today. January 1, 2011. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ Pitarresi, John (February 9, 2010). "Frenzy season ends; team might leave Rome". Utica Observer-Dispatch. Archived from the original on October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011.  The Federal Hockey League has announced a press conference set for May 30th at 2pm at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio about a new franchise. Hara Arena is the former home of the Dayton Gems of the Central Hockey League.
  7. ^ Dayton Expansion Draft
  8. ^ Outlaws ride into Williamsport PA
  9. ^ Professional hockey coming to Williamsport's Bowman Field
  10. ^ "Federal Hockey League (FHL)". OurSports Central. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://fhlforums.lefora.com/2013/01/25/pennsylvania-outlaws-roster/
  12. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4542362

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