Central Hockey League (CHL) started its first season in 1992 and conducted the last event in 2014. Central Hockey league after enjoying 22 successful seasons suddenly folded according to many hockey viewers and lovers. However, this was not a sudden act, there were certain reasons that were going on as a slow and steady poison and at last ended the CHL and made it a History.
CHL boomed its carrier from the beginning; it absorbed many teams of the different leagues including IHL and WPHL and made them a history. The same thing happened to the CHL when ECHL absorbed seven teams of CHL in 2014 and that was the clear signal of ending of CHL.
Initially people thought that it was only rumor that CHL is about to break and the teams are going to join ECHL. This was really a groundbreaking day in the ice hockey team when seven teams of CHL were approved by ECHL for their upcoming season. ECHL approved applications of CHL’steams to start October 2017 season on Tuesday in Chicago USA. When this news came on air, CHL announced that this is the end of CHL.
Many double leagues folded during the last twenty years but when IHL folded the only hockey league with AAA left was AHL. The only reason that even the most successful hockey league can fold is that the other hockey league starts absorbing the teams of that league. Before CHL folded many hockey leagues by absorbing the teams of that league but in 2014 ECHL did the same to CHL by absorbing seven most important teams of the CHL league. When the agreements were approved by ECHL the next moment CHL announced its end.
CHL Teams That Joined ECHL:
ECHL signed the agreement with the seven teams of CHL for the next season. These teams were the backbone of CHL as these teams were the favorite teams of the viewers. The CHL’s teams with their record of accomplishment in the CHL’s cups and tournaments are:
- Allen America:
One of the most popular teams of CHL as this team won two titles of CHL’s seasons.
- Brampton Beast:
This team was popular because it has komets Stephon Thorne (former).
- Missouri Mavericks:
Missouri Mavericks was the leading and most favorite team of CHL in the 2012 season but it fell in the semifinal against Komets.
- Quad City Mallards:
This team played against komets in different Hockey leagues including CHL, IHL and UHL.
- Rapid City Rush:
This team was popular because the team was the biggest rivals of Komets and has given very tuff time to Komets in two seasons off CHL.
- Tulsa Oilers:
This team was popular not because of its players but because of team’s coach Sir Bruce Ramsay. He was a former Komet legend.
- Wichita Thunder:
The team was a thunder in the season 2012 and was undefeated in the whole season accept the final match that they lost against the Komets.