IceHockeyLeagues.com categorizes Hockey into three broad layers and within each Layer there exists individual leagues and tournaments of various classifications. The second Layer that tracks Hockey from its expansion from Amateur effort to be something bigger is the National Layer.
Hockey, like all of the others sports, was played initially for personal recreational development, not for money, but sub-national / national pride became the new Layer that Leagues were formed around.
Each link goes to a League Page where you can find more information and individual season standings.
|Stanley Cup||Challenge Tournament (Canada)||1892 to 1899||8 years|
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