So a new NHL season is here and you want to dedicate more time to watching some of the sport’s other top leagues or your favourite team’s top prospects, but you find it really hard to keep track of hockey’s sprawling domestic and international junior, college and professional levels.
Well, don’t worry, because chances are you ask yourself the same questions as a lot of other people: Which players should I be watching? Which teams should I be watching? Where can I watch?
To answer those questions, I’ve put together this viewing guide for the 2022-23 season, covering every major league and country in the world. They are:
AHL and ECHL
CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
USHL and NTDP
Tier II junior (BCHL, AJHL, OJHL, etc.)
High school hockey (Canada and U.S.)
Russian hockey (KHL, VHL, MHL)
Swedish hockey (SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan, HockeyEttan, J20)
Finnish hockey (Liiga, Mestis, U20)
Czech hockey (Tipsport Extraliga, U20)
Slovak hockey (Tipos Extraliga, U20)
German hockey (DEL, DEL2, U20)
Swiss hockey (National League, Swiss League, U20)
Here’s where you start.
AHL and ECHL
How to watch: AHLTV and FloHockey
AHLTV is priced at $104.99 USD for full access to the regular season and playoffs and $64.99 USD for a regular season pass to one team (pricing that the CHL could learn from, but more on that below).