Hockey leagues in the world
Hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is played in many places that most fans have not even heard of. The NHL is the world's top professional hockey league. However, every single NHL player has spent time in other leagues both before and after their NHL careers. The list of hockey leagues is extensive. We gathered information on all of the major hockey leagues by country and put it in a convenient style.
This is a list of ice hockey leagues by country, from around the world:
- Sweden – SHL;
- Russia – VHL;
- Finland – Liiga;
- Norway- GET Ligaen;
- Czech Republic – Tipsport Extraliga;
- Slovakia – Tipsport Liga;
- Switzerland – National League;
- Germany – DEL;
- Denmark – Metal Ligaen;
- Japan – Asia League;
Hockey is the favorite sport of millions and it does not stand still, modern technologies help to develop and expand its geography. More recently, residents of the warm countries of Africa and Asia could not even dream of just starting to skate. Currently, ice hockey federations have been formed in many countries, and championships are held regularly. In the future, there will be leagues that will be able to compete with the leagues from the list above. Of course, this will not happen quickly. But who knows.