Ray Miron and Bill Levins initiated central Hockey team also known as CHL in 1992. CHL was a professional ice hockey league of North America. Initially the league was in the possession of Global Entertainment Corporation from the late 20th century until 2013 then franchises bought it individually. Before folding of CHL about thirty national ice hockey teams were affiliated with it including Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas stars. Many ice hockey teams that played for defunct league were also affiliated with CHL. East Coast Hockey league accepted the seven teams of CHL for their league that were suspended during the last off season of CHL.
CHL was one of the most successful hockey leagues and most importantly, the league did not earn only, the hockey viewers loved it always.The ending of the Central Hockey League was a shocking and a bad news for the CHL viewers. There were certain reasons that lead the CHL to its end. After 22 successfulseasons, the Central Hockey league became a history.
The main reason that results in the ending and folding of CHL was different international leagues and teams. The teams that played for other leagues were revolving and became an issue. Different cups along with different ownerships were also an issue. Since the Central Hockey League started by the two former hockey legends Ray Miron and Bill Levinsin 1992 and after the death of Levinsthe championship trophy name changed to his name (Levins Cup) and after the retirement of Miron the trophy was named to Ray Miron President Cup in the year 2000. Here the original situation started as the league manager was changing and different teams were taking part in the Central Hockey league that was also the brand names of other Hockey teams. Most importantly, the league was in the possession of only one corporation (Global Entertainment Corporation) but the teams franchises were latter purchased by the individuals.
CHL became so popular that it moved the other leagues in loss, in result WPHL offered its mergence with the CHL.WPHL was not only one league that merged with CHL due to Central hockey league popularity but also, when the International Hockey league folded in 2010 and the five teams of IHL joined CHL. In the start of the 21stcentury, CHL decided to expands the teams because of its popularity and viewership. The same thing happened with CHL as well as it absorbed other hockey leagues and in result, EHCL absorbed seven teams of CHL that was a clear signal for the folding of CHL.
The situation started in the mid of year 2014 when St. Chill ceased all the operation of the CHL. However, the operation began to work again in a couple of months when Arizona and Denver suspended the ceased operation of St. Chill. It went as a great news for the CHL lovers but in few months it was officially announced that the ECHL is about to absorb 7 teams of CHL.