World Ice Hockey

With bigger Ice Arenas which allow more room to skate and less contact, the European and World Ice Hockey Leagues are an alternative to the National Hockey League System of North America.

Champions Hockey League System

As well as playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the Belfast Giants can compete in the Champions Hockey League (European Champions League)

Champions Hockey League

Champions Hockey League; Elite Ice Hockey League; Ice Hockey Superleague

Champions Hockey League (Belfast Giants)(Seasons):


A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Britain & Ireland) (Overviews)

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Elite Ice Hockey League 2003-2010

Elite Ice Hockey League 2010-2018

A+ Ice Hockey Superleague (Seasons):2000-01

A+ Elite Ice Hockey League (Seasons): 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

English National Ice Hockey League (Levels 3 & 4 in Britain)(Overviews):

English National Ice Hockey League | Division 2 North 2008-2012

Picture Credit: [3] Mountain High Hockey (2019) Champions Hockey League Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 14 October 2019]

Kontinental Hockey League

The Kontinental Hockey League replaced the old USSR Supreme League, and is primarily based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which replaced the USSR. It has played for the Victoria Cup between the winners of the NHL and KHL on three occasions.


Kontinental Hockey League

Kontinental Hockey League

Kontinental Hockey League (Seasons): 2019-20

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International Ice Hockey Federation

Ireland joined the IIHF in the 1990s, competing in the World Championships from 2004 to 2013; and the Development Cup from 2017 to Present

International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

IIHF World Championships; IIHF Development Cup

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

IIHF World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

IIHF Development Cup (Seasons):


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