Molodyoshnaya Chokkeinaya League
Russia People's Republic of China Kazakhstan Latvia
|Title holder||Krasnaya Armia Moscow|
|Record champions||Krasnaya Armia Moscow (2)
Omskije Jastreby Omsk (2)
|TV partner||KHL-TV (worldwide), LTV7 (Latvia)|
The Molodjoschnaja Chokkeinaja Liga ( Russian Молодёжная Хоккейная Лига ) is a multinational junior league in ice hockey , which was founded in 2009 as the junior league of the Continental Hockey League (KHL). In the first year of the league's existence, only teams from Russia took part. As of 2010, teams from seven other countries were added. The players in the league are between 17 and 21 years old.
It is played in a western and an eastern conference. Teams from the western conference can meet teams from the eastern conference in the play-off final at the earliest. In the basic round, all teams play against each other four times in their conference. The first eight teams in each conference qualify for the play-offs. The winner of the play-offs will receive the Kharlamov Cup .
Many of the 31 teams serve as farm teams for a KHL team, other teams are the junior departments of franchises of the second-rate Wysschaja Hockey League . The second division is the Molodjoschnaja Chokkeinaja Liga B below the Molodjoschnaja Chakkeinaja Liga .
Teams of the 2017/18 season
- 2010 : Stalnye Lissy Magnitogorsk
- 2011 : Krasnaya Armia Moscow
- 2012 : Omskije Jastreby Omsk
- 2013 : Omskije Jastreby Omsk
- 2014 : MHK Spartak Moscow
- 2015 : Chaika Nizhny Novgorod
- 2016 : Loko Yaroslavl
- 2017 : Krasnaya Armia Moscow
- 2018 : Loko Yaroslavl
- Official Website (Russian)