NAHL announces teams, divisional alignment for 2012-13
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its teams and divisional alignment for the 2012-13 season. The 24-team league will be divided into four divisions (Central, North, South, West) spanning 13 states.
Six (6) teams will compete in the Central Division: the Aberdeen Wings, Austin Bruins, Bismarck Bobcats, Brookings Blizzard, Coulee Region Chill and Minot Minotauros.
Eight (8) teams will compete in the North Division: the Jamestown Ironmen, Janesville Jets, Johnstown Tomahawks, Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, Michigan Warriors, Port Huron Fighting Falcons, Soo Eagles and Springfield Jr. Blues.
In the South Division, six (6) teams will compete: the Amarillo Bulls, Corpus Christi IceRays, Odessa Jackalopes, Texas Tornado, Topeka RoadRunners and Wichita Falls Wildcats.
Four (4) teams will play in the West Division: the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Fresno Monsters, Kenai River Brown Bears and Wenatchee Wild.
The 2012-13 regular-season schedule and 2013 Robertson Cup playoff format will be announced on a future date.