List of worldwide competitions

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This is a list of ice hockey competitions around the world. It includes national and international leagues, as well as competitions involving national teams and club teams.

International competitions

IIHF competitions

National team competitions
Club team competitions
Defunct competitions

Other international competitions

National teams
Club teams

Multi-national leagues

Active
League Countries
Kontinental Hockey League Flag of Russia.svg.png Flag of Belarus.svg.png Flag of Kazakhstan.svg.png Flag of Latvia.svg.png Flag of Ukraine.svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Flag of Slovakia.svg.png Flag of Croatia.svg.png
Higher Hockey League Flag of Russia.svg.png Flag of Belarus.svg.png Flag of Kazakhstan.svg.png
Austrian Hockey League Flag of Austria.svg.png Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Flag of Hungary.svg.png Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Flag of Italy.svg.png
Belarusian Extraliga Flag of Belarus.svg.png Flag of Latvia.svg.png
MOL Liga Flag of Hungary.svg.png Flag of Romania.svg.png Flag of Slovakia.svg.png
Inter-National League Flag of Austria.svg.png Flag of Italy.svg.png Flag of Slovenia.svg.png
Defunct
League Countries
Alpenliga Flag of Austria.svg.png Flag of Italy.svg.png Flag of Slovenia.svg.png
Balkan League Flag of Bulgaria.svg.png Flag of Romania.svg.png Flag of Serbia and Montenegro svg.png
Baltic League Flag of Estonia.svg.png Flag of Latvia.svg.png Flag of Lithuania.svg.png
Carpathian League Flag of Hungary.svg.png Flag of Poland.svg.png Flag of Croatia.svg.png Flag of Slovakia.svg.png Flag of Serbia and Montenegro svg.png
Eastern European Hockey League Flag of Belarus.svg.png Flag of Latvia.svg.png Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Flag of Poland.svg.png Flag of Russia.svg.png Flag of Ukraine.svg.png
Interliga Flag of Austria.svg.png Flag of Croatia.svg.png Flag of Hungary.svg.png Flag of Poland.svg.png Flag of Serbia.svg.png Flag of Slovenia.svg.png
North Sea Cup Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Flag of Belgium.svg.png
Panonian League Flag of Croatia.svg.png Flag of Hungary.svg.png Flag of Romania.svg.png Flag of Serbia.svg.png
Slohokej Liga Flag of Croatia.svg.png Flag of Serbia.svg.png Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Flag of Austria.svg.png

National competitions

Armenia

Flag of Armenia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Armenian Hockey League Top-level league

Australia

Flag of Australia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Australian Ice Hockey League Top-level league
Australian International Ice Hockey Cup Cup competition

Austria

Flag of Austria.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Austrian Hockey League Top-level league
Inter-National League 2nd-level league (multinational)
Nationale Amateur Hockey Liga 3rd-level league
Austrian Regional Leagues 4th-level regional leagues
Austrian National League Defunct 2nd-level league
Austrian Oberliga Defunct 3rd-level league
Austrian Landesliga Defunct regional league

Belarus

Flag of Belarus.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Belarusian Extraliga Top-level league
Vysshaya Liga 2nd-level league
Belarusian Cup National cup competition

Belgium

Flag of Belgium.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Belgian Hockey League Top-level league
Belgian National League Defunct 2nd-level league
Belgian Cup National cup competition
Belgian Supercup Defunct supercup

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hockey League Top-level league
Jaroslav Jandourek Cup National cup competition

Brazil

Flag of Brazil.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Brazil Championship National championship

Bulgaria

Flag of Bulgaria.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Bulgarian Hockey League Top-level league
Balkan League 2nd-level league/multinational competition
Bulgarian Cup National cup competition

China

Flag of China.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
China National Championship National championship

Chinese Taipei

Flag of Chinese Taipei.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Chinese Taipei Ice Hockey League Top-level league
Chinese Taipei Championship Defunct national championship

Croatia

Flag of Croatia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Croatian Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Czech Republic

Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Czech Extraliga Top-level league
Czech 1.liga 2nd-level league
Czech 2.liga 3rd-level league
Czech Regional Championships 4th-level regional leagues
Czech District Championships 5th-level regional leagues
Tipsport Hockey Cup National cup competition

Czechoslovakia

Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Czechoslovak Extraliga Top-level league
1. Slovenská národná hokejová liga 2nd-level league (Slovakia)
1. Česká národní hokejová liga 2nd-level league (Czech Republic)
2. Slovenská národná hokejová liga 3rd-level league (Slovakia)
2. Česká národní hokejová liga 3rd-level league (Czech Republic)
Czechoslovak 2. Liga 2nd-level league from 1953-1969
Czechoslovak Regional Championships Regional leagues

Denmark

Flag of Denmark.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
AL-Bank Ligaen Top-level league
Danish Division 1 2nd-level league
Danish Cup National cup competition

East Germany

Flag of East Germany.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
DDR-Oberliga Top-level league
DDR-Bestenermittlung Unofficial 2nd-level league from 1970-1990
East German 1. Liga 2nd-level league from 1962-1965
East German 2. Liga 3rd-level league from 1955-1962
Gruppenliga 3rd-level league from 1962-1965, 2nd-level league from 1965-1970
Bezirksliga District leagues
DELV-Pokal National cup competition

Estonia

Flag of Estonia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Meistriliiga Top-level league
Esiliiga Defunct 2nd-level league
Estonian Cup Defunct cup competition
Estonian Supercup Defunct supercup

Finland

Flag of Finland.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
SM-liiga Top-level league
Mestis 2nd-level league
Suomi-sarja 3rd-level league
2. Divisioona 4th-level league
3. Divisioona 5th-level league
4. Divisioona 6th-level league
5. Divisioona 7th-level league
SM-sarja Defunct top-level league
I-Divisioona Defunct 2nd-level league
Suomi-sarja Defunct 2nd-level league
Maakuntasarja Defunct 3rd-level league
Perussarja Defunct 4th-level league
Finnish Cup Defunct cup competition

France

Flag of France.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Ligue Magnus Top-level league
FFHG Division 1 2nd-level league
FFHG Division 2 3rd-level league
FFHG Division 3 4th-level league
Critérium des équipes secondes Defunct 2nd-level league
3e série Defunct 3rd-level league
Coupe de France National cup competition
Coupe de la Ligue League cup
Match des Champions Opening game between league and cup winners

Georgia

Flag of Georgia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Georgian Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Germany

Flag of Germany.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Top-level league
DEL II 2nd-level league
Oberliga 3rd-level league
Regionalliga 4th-level league
Bavarian ice hockey leagues Regional leagues in Bavaria
Baden-Württembergliga Regional league in Baden-Württemberg
German Regional Leagues Various other regional leagues
DEB-Pokal National cup competition
Eishockey-Bundesliga Defunct top-level league
German Championship Defunct national championship
2nd Bundesliga Defunct 2nd-level league
German Landesliga Defunct regional league

Greece

Flag of Greece.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Greek Championship Top-level league

Hong Kong

Flag of Hong Kong.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Hong Kong Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Hungary

Flag of Hungary.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
OB I bajnokság Top-level league
OB I/B. bajnokság 2nd-level league
Hungarian Cup National cup competition
Hungarian Supercup Defunct supercup

Iceland

Flag of Iceland.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Icelandic Hockey League Top-level league
Icelandic Championship Former national championship

India

Flag of India.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
India National Championship National championship

Ireland

Flag of Ireland.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Irish Ice Hockey League Defunct top-level league
Irish Championship Former national championship

Israel

Flag of Israel.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Israeli League Top-level league

Italy

Flag of Italy.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Serie A Top-level league
Serie A2 2nd-level league
Serie C 3rd-level league
Serie D 4th-level league
LIHGA Regional league
Coppa Italia National cup competition
Supercoppa Italiana National supercup
Serie B Defunct 2nd-level league
Serie B2 Defunct 3rd-level league

Japan

Flag of Japan.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
All-Japan Championship National championship
Japan Ice Hockey League Defunct top-level league
J-Ice North League Regional league
J-Ice West League Regional league

Kazakhstan

Flag of Kazakhstan.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Kazakhstani Championship Top-level league
Kazakhstan Cup National cup competition

Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Kyrgyzstan Championship National championship

Latvia

Flag of Latvia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Latvian Hockey League Top-level league
Pirma Liga Defunct 2nd-level league
Latvian Cup Defunct cup competition

Lithuania

Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Lithuania Hockey League Top-level league
Lithuanian Cup Defunct cup competition

Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Luxembourg Cup National cup competition
Luxembourg Championship Defunct national championship

Malaysia

Flag of Malaysia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Malaysian Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Mexico

Flag of Mexico.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Liga Mexicana Élite Top-level league
Mexican National Championship Defunct national championship

Mongolia

Flag of Mongolia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Mongolia Hockey League Top-level league

Netherlands

Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Eredivisie Top-level league
Eerste Divisie 2nd-level league
Tweede Divisie 3rd-level league
Derde Divisie 4th-level league
Vierde Divisie 5th-level league
Dutch Cup National cup competition
Ron Berteling Schaal Opening game between league and cup winners
Dutch Supercup Defunct suoercup
Dutch Challenge Cup Defunct cup competition

New Zealand

Flag of New Zealand.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
New Zealand Ice Hockey League Top-level league

North Korea

Flag of North Korea.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
North Korean Championship National championship

Norway

Flag of Norway.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
GET-Ligaen Top-level league
Norwegian 1.Division 2nd-level league
Norwegian 2.Division 3rd-level league
Norwegian 3.Division 4th-level league
Norwegian 4.Division 5th-level league

Poland

Flag of Poland.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Polska Liga Hokejowa Top-level league
Polish 1. Liga 2nd-level league
Polish 2. Liga 3rd-level league
Polish Cup National cup competition

Portugal

Flag of Portugal.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Portugese Championship Defunct national championship

Qatar

Flag of Qatar.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Qatar International Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Romania

Flag of Romania.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Romanian Hockey League Top-level league
Romanian Cup National cup competition

Russia

Flag of Russia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Kontinental Hockey League Top-level (multi-national) league
Higher Hockey League 2nd-level league
Russian Hockey League 3rd-level league
International Hockey League Defunct top-level (multi-national) league
Russian Superleague Defunct top-level league
Vysshaya Liga Defunct 2nd-level league
Russian Hockey Second League Defunct 4th-level league

Serbia

Flag of Serbia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Serbian Hockey League Top-level league
Serbian Cup Defunct cup competition

Singapore

Flag of Singapore.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Singapore National Ice Hockey League Top-level league

Spain

Flag of Spain.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo Top-level league
1a división 2nd-level league
Copa del Rey National cup competition
Copa de la Federacion Defunct cup competition

Slovakia

Flag of Slovakia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Slovak Extraliga Top-level league
Slovak 1.Liga 2nd-level league
Slovak 2.Liga 3rd-level league

Slovenia

Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Slovenian Ice Hockey League Top-level league
Slovenian 2nd League Defunct 2nd-level league
Slovenian Cup Defunct cup competition
Slovenian Supercup Defunct supercup

South Africa

Flag of South Africa.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
South African Championship National championship
Interprovincial Championship Provincial championship
Gauteng League Regional league in Gauteng province
Western-Province Championship Regional league in Western Province

South Korea

Flag of South Korea.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Korea Domestic Championship National championship
Korean Championship Formerly the KIHL; presently the Kang-won-do-Cup/Korean Championship
Korea Divisional Domestic Championship Defunct competition

Soviet Union

Flag of the Soviet Union.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Soviet Championship League Top-level league
Pervaya Liga 2nd-level league
Vtoraya Liga 3rd-level league
Klass B 4th-level league
Soviet Cup National cup competition

Sweden

Flag of Sweden.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Elitserien Top-level league
HockeyAllsvenskan 2nd-level league
Swedish Division 1 3rd-level league
Swedish Division 2 4th-level league
Swedish Division 3 5th-level league
Swedish Division 4 6th-level league
Swedish Championship Defunct national championship
Träningsserien Defunct top-level league
Klass I Defunct top-level league
Elitserien Defunct top-level league
Svenska Serien Defunct top-level league
Swedish Division I Defunct top-level league
Klass II Defunct 2nd-level league

Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
National League A Top-level league
National League B 2nd-level league
Regio League Comprises 3rd-6th level leagues
Swiss 1.Liga 3rd-level league
Swiss 2.Liga 4th-level league
Swiss 3.Liga 5th-level league
Swiss 4.Liga 6th-level league
Swiss National Championship Former national championship
Swiss International Championship Former international championship
Swiss Serie A Defunct 2nd and 3rd level league
Swiss Serie B Defunct 3rd and 4th level league
Swiss Cup Defunct cup competition (will be revived in 2014-15)

Thailand

Flag of Thailand.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Thai World Hockey League Top-level league
Thai Championship Defunct national championship

Turkey

Flag of Turkey.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Turkish Ice Hockey Super League Top-level league
Turkish Ice Hockey First League 2nd-level league

Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Ukrainian Hockey Championship Top-level league
Western Ukrainian Amateur Hockey League Amateur regional league
Night Hockey League of Kiev Amateur league in Kiev
Central Western Regional Hockey League Amateur regional league
Professional Hockey League Defunct top-level league
Persha Liha Defunct 2nd-level league
Ukrainian Cup Defunct cup competition
Ukrainian Federation Cup Defunct cup competition

United Arab Emirates

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Emirates Ice Hockey League Top-level league
Emirati Championship Defunct national championship

United Kingdom

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Elite Ice Hockey League Top-level league
English Premier Ice Hockey League 2nd-level league
English National Ice Hockey League 3rd-level league
Scottish National League Top-level Scottish league
Scottish Cup Scottish cup competition
British Universities Ice Hockey Association University competition
British Championship Former stand-alone championship; now awarded to EIHL champion
Ice Hockey Superleague Defunct top-level league
British Hockey League Defunct top-level league
British National League Defunct top-level league
British National League Defunct 2nd-level league
English League Defunct top-level English league
English National League Defunct top-level English league
English National League (1981-82) Defunct top-level English league
Scottish National League Defunct top-level Scottish league
Scottish National League (1981-1982) Defunct top-level Scottish league
Scottish Premier Hockey League Defunct Scottish league
English League North Defunct top-level league in Northern England
Inter-City League Defunct top-level league in Southern England
Northern League Defunct top-level league in Northern England and Scotland
Southern League Defunct top-level English league
Northern League Defunct English/Scottish/Welsh league
Celtic League Cup Defunct competition between Scotland and Ireland

Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia.svg.png Competitions League/Cup
Yugoslav Ice Hockey League Top-level league
Yugoslav Cup National cup competition