Canada players appear on as the United States celebrate their victory in gold medal game hockey action at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Thursday, January five, 2017 in Montreal. The second tier to this league is the Junior Hockey League Championships (MHL-B). In 1892, realizing that there was no recognition for the finest group in Canada (though a quantity of leagues had championship trophies), he bought a silver bowl for use as a trophy. The Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (which later became identified as the Stanley Cup ) was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey Club , champions of the AHAC it continues to be awarded annually to the National Hockey League ‘s championship team.
This consists of a helmet (cage worn if particular age or clear plastic visor can be worn), shoulder pads, elbow pads, mouth guard, protective gloves, heavily padded shorts (also identified as hockey pants) or a girdle, athletic cup (also known as a jock, for males and jill, for females), shin pads, skates, and (optionally) a neck protector. In the United States, the United States Hockey League (USHL) is the highest junior league.