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The United Hockey Union, a division of AAU Ice Hockey, has added Tier I Junior hockey to its growing division. Beginning with the 2017-18 season five teams will form the Central 1 Hockey League (C1HL) free-to-play league for its inaugural season.

Central 1 Hockey League

  • Casper Coyotes
  • Colorado Eagles
  • El Paso Rhinos
  • Oklahoma City Blazers
  • Springfield Express

All five original member teams are currently competing in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), a UHU sanctioned Tier II Junior league. Each club will continue to compete in the WSHL as affiliates of their ‘parent’ C1HL team.

The C1HL will be the fourth Junior league UHU sanctions. Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League(CPJHL) and National College Prospects Hockey League (NCPHL), both sanctioned as Tier III, began play this season.

2017-2018 will mark the C1HL’s inaugural season.  The founding members of the C1HL include the Casper Coyotes, Colorado Junior Eagles, El Paso Rhinos, Oklahoma City Blazers, and the Springfield Express.  These founding organizations came together with the primary focus of offering high level junior hockey players with a premier non-pay to play hockey league. The C1HL will consist of players from around the world who have the goal to advance to collegiate and pro levels.
The C1HL will offer its players the best opportunity to develop and grow their game in a highly competitive league.  With the game of hockey truly being an international sport, the C1HL is offering a unique junior hockey experience where teams will consist of top players from around the globe. Broadening the scope of the player recruitment and development the C1HL truly reflects the world of hockey.  
Staying true to its mission of player advancement the C1HL hosts an annual showcase for college and pro scouts, will offer pre-season prospect tournaments, and exposure through the C1HL Cup Championships.  All five founding members have already displayed the ability to help players advance to collegiate and pro careers.  Collectively the founding members have placed players in NCAA collegiate programs all the way up to the NHL.  Several of the founding members also have/had players listed on NHL Central Scouting.  As the C1HL gains a foothold there is no doubt the list of players advancing will grow year after year. 


12/29/16: We have dates for a FLORIDA DRAFT CAMP-

April, 28-30th

Palm Beach Ice Works 
1590 N Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Hotel information coming soon...

11/29/16: Three (3) European camps are currently being planned in: Sweden, the Czech Republic and Latvia.

An east coast spring 2017 camp is being planned for Philadelphia in March.