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NAHL Announces Realignment/New Teams

The North American Hockey League is preparing for it’s 40th anniversary season. The 2015-2016 campaign has some new names, new locations, and new alignment.

The Aberdeen Wings will remain in the NAHL Central Division, alongside the Bismarck Bobcats, Minot Minotauros, Austin Bruins, and Brookings Blizzard. But joining them for 2015-2016 will be the Minnesota Magicians. The Wings and Magicians (based out of Richfield, MN) have developed a good rivalry dating back to the Magicians’ inaugural season in 2013-2014.

2015-2016 DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT/TEAMS

NAHL CENTRAL DIVISION

Aberdeen Wings (Aberdeen, SD)

Austin Bruins (Austin, MN)

Bismarck Bobcats (Bismarck, ND)

Brookings Blizzard (Brookings, SD)

Minnesota Magicians (Richfield, MN)

Minot Minotauros (Minot, ND)

 

NAHL EAST DIVISION

Aston Rebels (Aston, PA) – formerly the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

Johnstown Tomahawks (Johnstown, PA)

New Jersey Titans (Middletown, NJ) – formerly the Soo Eagles

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (Pittston, PA) – franchise purchased from Dawson Creek Rage

 

NAHL MIDWEST DIVISION

Coulee Region Chill (La Crosse, WI)

Fairbanks Ice Dogs (Fairbanks, AK)

Janesville Jets (Janesville, WI)

Kenai River Brown Bears (Palmer, AK)

Minnesota Wilderness (Cloquet, MN)

Springfield Jr. Blues (Springfield, IL)

 

NAHL SOUTH DIVISION

Amarillo Bulls (Amarillo, TX)

Corpus Christi Ice Rays (Corpus Christi, TX)

Lone Star Brahmas (N. Richland Hills, TX)

Odessa Jackalopes (Odessa, TX)

Topeka Roadrunners (Topeka, KS)

Wichita Falls Wildcats (Wichita Falls, TX)

 

Playoff format and additional seasonal information will be released at a later date by the league. For more information on the 40th anniversary of the North American Hockey League, news, and more, go to www.NAHL.com.