Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) is the highest level of Junior Hockey in Canada.  It is commonly referred to as Major Junior Hockey and many of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport have played in the CHL.

 

The CHL is made up of three leagues.  The Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and the Western Hockey League (WHL).  At the end of the season, the winner of each league as well as a host team play a round robin tournament called the Memorial Cup to determine the national champion for Major Junior Hockey in Canada.

 

CHL players typically originate from AAA and High School Hockey programs from all over Canada, the United States, and various countries around the world.  The CHL is widely considered the best overall talent of any junior hockey in the world.  It's very common for the CHL to send more players to the NHL Entry Draft than all the other junior hockey leagues combined.

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