International Hockey League (1992–96)

The International Hockey League (Russian Межнациональная хоккейная лига / Meschnazionalnaja Chokkejnaja League and often by International Hockey League, short IHL or MHL ) was between 1992 and 1996, the top division of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in ice hockey.


The International Hockey League sparked the 1992/93 season from the Hockey Championship of CIS, which had a year earlier replaced the hockey championship of the USSR. After the fourth season 1995/96, the league has ceased operations. Then came the Super League, which was replaced after twelve years in the summer of 2008 by the Continental Hockey League In place of the IHL.

In the four years of the existence of the League, the capital club HK Dynamo Moscow and in the days of the Soviet Union actually unsuccessful HK Lada Togliatti played out the four championships and two cup wins shared fully among themselves.

Title holders

  • Hockey League (Russia)