American Hockey League (AHL)

Playing on the ice has always been a fun winter pastime, but hockey as it’s known today took shape in 1875 in Montreal, Canada. By the 1880s, hockey leagues had formed, and by 1920, hockey found a place in the Olympic Games. Today, the National Hockey League (NHL) is the most popular of the various professional leagues, but before players make it to this level, they must make a name for themselves in the American Hockey League.