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EEHL (Eastern European Hockey League) >>Info
Not to be confused with the EHL, the EEHL (or VEHL as it translates out of its Russian name) is
a league for the top teams from Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus. Most teams compete only in this
league and its derivative tournaments such as the Cup and the Playoffs. Some will send their best team to the EEHL games and
still compete in national leagues with B squads. In 2001 the league expanded to 2 divisions, taking on a Russian team.
International Ice Hockey League
Formed in 1999 to replace the Alpine League after Hungarian teams took over the Italian
contingency and the base of the league shifted away from the Alps. The Austrian teams have also since departed,
leaving Slovenian, Hungarian, Croatian, Yugoslav and Slovakian teams to complete the list of competitors.
Here we see some colourful action in the Danish league, between Rungsted Cobras (red) and
1999 runners-up Frederikshavn Whitehawks. Although many top Danish players earn
their Kroner abroad, mostly in Germany and Sweden, the league is of a reasonably high standard.
North American and Eastern European imports add to its flavour.