The two former ice hockey players Miron and Bill founded Central Hockey league in the year 1992. The league has enjoyed twenty-two successful seasons from 1992- 2014. The league was so successful that many teams of different leagues joined the CHL that results in the folding of those leagues including IHL and AHL. At the end, same thing happened with the CHL as the teams signed the agreement with the ECHL and resulted in the folding of CHL.
The first season of the CHL started in the year 1992-1993 in which six teams participated. Tulsa Oilers against Oklahoma City Blazers by 4-1 goals won the final of the first season of CHL.From here the story begins, the league started to get the popularity and after four seasons the CHL started to expand the teams in the league. In 1996-1997 seasons, the teams were expanded to ten teams. After that, many teams of the other leagues got interested to play for the Central Hockey League. During the seasons 2001-2003 and 2002-2003, sixteen (16)teams participated in the event. It was the peak time of the Central Hockey League and some ice hockey leagues folded.
Many teams of different cities emerged, participated in the CHL and boosted their carriers with CHL and currently playing for different ice hockey leagues. Some teams got defunct, suspended and some teams have changed their names.
CHL events were on the track every year. The event went non-stop without any interruption, although there were an increase and decrease of teams in each year but the management took every challenge to produce the season on time and with the schedule. All the events were conducted in the different cities of the United States of America. As the teams of the CHL were city based, so the events were conducted based on popular teams as well as the viewership of the audience.
CHL teams number:
It is hard to start an event and make it successful. In the start, the CHL started with the six (6) teams that went to the maximum of eighteen (18) teams in the season 2010-2011. Discipline is a necessary part of every department including games. Some teams were suspended because of their acts, some teams got defunct and some teams changed their names due to different reasons.
Popular Teams of CHL:
When it comes to the popularity of the any ice hockey team, it becomes a difficult task to decide because of different reasons. Some teams have the popularity because of the cities, some got popularity because of their game and some had the popularity because of viewership. However, the popularity of ice hockey teams lost maximum of 5-7 years as the new introduced teams got popular. Many of the popular teams are a history now. Some of the popular ice hockey teams are Tulsa Oilers, Wichita Thunder, Oklahoma City Blazers, Fort Worth Fire, Columbus Cottonmouths, Memphis Riverkings, Laredo Bucks, Arizona Sundogs, Rapid City Rush and Allen Americans.