Eastern European Hockey League

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Eastern European Hockey League
CountriesFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Founded1995
Folded2004
No. of teams9
ChampionshipEEHL Championship
Most successful club Sokil Kyiv (2), Berkut Kyiv (2), Keramin Minsk (2)

Eastern European Hockey League (EEHL) was a regional ice hockey league which existed from 1995 to 2004.

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History

The league was formed in 1995 by Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, to provide a higher-level competition for teams from those countries. In some years, the league also included teams from Poland and Russia. Besides the main tournament for professional ice hockey teams, the league also had junior championships in several age groups.

By its end, the league was increasingly dominated by Belarusian teams. In 2004, it was dissolved. Instead, two teams from Latvia (Metalurgs Liepāja and Rīga 2000) and one team from Ukraine (Sokil Kyiv) joined the Belarusian Extraliga. There was temporarily a period where the Belarusian Extraliga was closed to foreign teams, but that has since changed as Metalurgs Liepāja, Dinamo/Juniors Rīga, and Sokil Kyiv became members of the league.

Teams of the last season (2003–04)

Division A
Division B

EEHL champions

EEHL Cup winners

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