|Croatian Ice Hockey league|
|2015–16 Croatian Ice Hockey League season|
|No. of teams||4|
|Most recent champion(s)||Medveščak|
|Most championship(s)||Medveščak (20)|
|Related competitions||Erste Bank Eishockey Liga|
The Croatian Ice Hockey League is the top ice hockey league in Croatia. At the end of the season the Croatian Championship is held. The league is operated by the Croatian Ice Hockey Federation.
The league was formed in 1991 with the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Until then Croatian teams played in the Yugoslav Ice Hockey League. The hockey teams KHL Mladost and KHL Medvescak were playing in the first division, while KHL Sisak and KHL Zagreb were playing in the second division of the Yugoslav league. The former two were much stronger, but as financing went away their best players did not stay with the clubs. This resulted in a more balanced competition, in which KHL Zagreb went on to win three times in a row. KHL Medvescak however managed to remerge as the country's dominant team, as it won the competition for eleven straight seasons.
Due to the very short duration of the season, Croatian teams often play in other leagues, such as the Slohokej Liga, Erste Bank Eishockey Liga and the now defunct Interliga and Panonian League. In the future there may be other clubs in the league, such as KHL Karlovac. However, any expansion will be slow to come due to lack of funds and indoor ice arenas.
|KHL Medveščak II||Zagreb||Dvorana Velesajam||1,000||2003|
|KHL Mladost||Zagreb||Dvorana Velesajam||500||1946|
|KHL Zagreb||Zagreb||Dvorana Velesajam||500||1982|
|HK Sisak||Sisak||Klizalište Zibel||500||1934|
|Maribor||Maribor||Tabor Ice Hall||1,000||1993|
|KHL Medveščak||Zagreb||Dom Sportova||6,000||1961|
|Club||Croatian Championship won||Total|
|KHL Medveščak||1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016||20|
|KHL Zagreb||1992, 1993, 1994, 1996||4|
|European Ice Hockey Leagues|
Armenia - Austria - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Georgia - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Italy - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey - Ukraine - United Kingdom
Soviet Union - Russia - Czechoslovakia - Yugoslavia - West Germany - East Germany - Ireland - Luxembourg - Malta - Portugal - Alpenliga - Interliga - Inter-National League - North Sea Cup - Panonian League - Eastern European - Balkan League - Baltic League - Carpathian League - Slohokej Liga
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