|Supreme Hockey League|
|2015–16 VHL season|
|No. of teams||26|
|Most recent champion(s)||Neftyanik Almetyevsk|
|Most championship(s)||Toros Neftekamsk (3)|
|Related competitions|| Kontinental Hockey League|
Junior Hockey League (Russia)
The Supreme Hockey League (Russian: Высшая хоккейная лига (ВХЛ), Vysshaya hokkeinaya liga (VHL)), also known as the Major Hockey League or Higher Hockey League (HHL), is a professional ice hockey league in Eurasia, and the second highest level of Russian hockey. Though currently acting independently, plans were in place to convert it to a farm system for the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)'s 2010–11 season. It was preceded by the Major League of the Russian Championship that formerly held a relegation role for the Russian Superleague, and was governed by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. As of 2011–12 season some VHL teams are affiliated with a KHL team (e.g. HC Sarov is affiliated with KHL's Torpedo), while other teams of the VHL are not affiliated with a KHL team.
Transition to KHLEdit
It is believed that the league will become more of a developmental league. Only seven players over the age of 29 will be allowed onto each team's roster. With no promotion/relegation system set in place with the new Kontinental Hockey League, it has been speculated that most teams in the league will eventually become farm teams of the KHL teams.
Teams in 2013–14Edit
- ↑ Supreme Hockey League
- ↑ TV-VHL on YouTube
- ↑ "League Structure". KHL. http://en.khl.ru/official/22019/. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- ↑ "Medical Support For All". Kontinental Hockey League. 26 June 2010. http://en.khl.ru/news/2010/6/26/23873.html. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
- ↑ "The press conference devoted to the start of the season of Higher Hockey League was". Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. http://fhr.ru/content/news/8824.html. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
- ↑ "Учреждение ВХЛ". KHL.ru. http://www.khl.ru/news/2010/3/19/26831.html. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
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