What level is FPHL hockey? The FPHL is a Single “A” class league.
The highest rank is generally considered to be the American Hockey League (AHL) which is a “AAA” class. Most AHL teams have affiliation agreements with NHL teams for the development of players.
Do FPHL players get paid? The FHL’s weekly salary cap is $4,400, which gets divided among 18 players, most of whom make between $200 and $400 per week. Many players have jobs off the ice, while others depend strictly on hockey to make their modest ends meet.
Is FPHL good hockey? The FPHL is currently the lowest level of semi-pro hockey league in North America. The leagues original name actually derives from Slapshot (1977) which is one of the best hockey movies of all time. If you look at team rosters, you’ll probably find a mix of players with strong junior and NCAA experience playing here.
How much does a FPHL team cost? Most SPHL teams have an operating budget of $1.1 million while the FPHL budgets about $750k.