It is a league that has many different branches, theres a junior league, western hockey league, and so on, but the main league is the national hockey league which is composed of 30 teams.
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) began as a men's collegiate hockey league in 1991, and quickly grew to a league of over 150 teams in three men's divisions. The Women's Division 2 was added in 2006, and the ACHA currently boasts five divisions with over 375 teams from across the nation. Colleges are adding and dropping men's and women's teams each year so a specific number currently is unreliable. Just over 375 teams is a solid answer.
No they do not, the AHL or American Hockey League is the minor league of the NHL or National Hockey League.
30 hockey teams in the league
The football team does not belong to a conference. They are a Division 1-A independent as is Army and Navy.The fencing teams play in the Midwest Fencing Conference, the hockey team plays in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), and the lacrosse team plays in the Great Western Lacrosse League. All other athletic teams play in the Big East Conference.
Edmonton is home to two major league sports teams: Edmonton Eskimos (Canadian Football League); Edmonton Oilers (National Hockey League). Other well-known Edmonton sports teams include the Edmonton Rush (National Lacrosse League), Edmonton Capitals (Golden Baseball League), Edmonton Energy (International Basketball League), Edmonton Oil Kings (Western Hockey League - Major Junior Hockey), Edmonton Drillers (Professional Arena Soccer League) and several amateur football teams.
there are alot of hockey teams that play in the minors
Currently there are no National Hockey League teams in Arkansas.