- American Inline Hockey League
Infobox sports league
caption=The AIHL Logo.
League Office=Bensalem, PA
champion= No Current Champion
website = [http://aihlhockey.com AIHLHockey.com] The American Inline Hockey League (AIHL) is a amateur
inline hockeyleague composed of 27 teams in the United States. It is considered to be one of the premier professional inline hockey league in the world.
The league was formed in 2008 in
Orlando, Florida, United Statesfrom a predecessor organization, the Professional Inline Hockey Association(PIHA), founded in 2002. It started with 21 teams, and through a series of expansions, the league is now composed of 27 teams, all of which are based in the United States. The AIHL will begin its inaugural season in the fall of 2008.cite web |url=http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3665987 |title= Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report|author= Dan Krieger|authorlink= |coauthors= |date= 2008-06-23|format= |work= |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/5ZA2ScEjT|archivedate= 2008-07-08|quote= |accessdate=2008-07-08]
June 16, 2008, AAU Hockeyannounced the creation of the American Inline Hockey League. The AIHL is a league designed for highly developed recreational players age 16 and above as they advance beyond the traditional youth ages to the senior level. The league will supposively debut in the fall of 2008, with teams representing several different regions across the United States. The AIHL is a non-profit organization .
The American Inline Hockey League will begin play in the fall of
2008with 28 teams, and two exhibition teams: the Roller Snakesof Columbus, Ohioand Washington Powerof Washington, DC.
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