San Jose Pirates
The American Inline Hockey League (AIHL) is an "unincorporated not-for-profit association" which operates an inline hockey league, consisting of two divisions (Elite Division and Minor Division), of 23 member clubs. Headquartered in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the AIHL is considered one of the premier inline hockey leagues in the United States. The Champions Cup is awarded annually to the league playoff champion of the Elite Division at the end of each season.
The league was organized on June 16, 2008 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States with 21 clubs from a predecessor organization the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA), founded in 2002. It started with 31 teams and through a series of expansions, contractions, and relocations, the league is now composed of 23 active clubs. The AIHL draws many highly skilled players, most from the United States.
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