After a friend’s cryptic email, a simple trademark application, and a little internet snooping, the news is out: a Junior B development hockey league is expanding to the Birmingham, Alabama, market this summer.
Resurrecting an old WHA / ECHL name, the Birmingham Jr Bulls will be the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League’s (MJHL) next expansion franchise. According to head coach John Bierchen, “It is for players 16-20 years of age looking to develop so that they may move on to NCAA college hockey and get an athletic scholarship.”
we desperately need more jr. teams in the region, that is the biggest hurdle for players from this area. i was travelling all over the damn country attending jr. A tryouts for a couple of years. really hard to be "discovered" being from here regardless of how good you are and most tryout camps are cash grabs.
good news, hopefully the USHL and NAHL follow suit soon