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  Western Canada Hockey League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was agreed between the two leagues that the winner of each league would go on to face the winner of the NHL for the coveted Stanley Cup.
Edmonton Eskimos (hockey) (1921-1927 WCHL, WHL, and PrHL)
Saskatoon Sheiks (1921-1922 WCHL), Moose Jaw Sheiks (1921-1922 WCHL)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Canada_Hockey_League   (1386 words)

 Western Hockey League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League.
It was founded in 1968 as the Western Canada Hockey League with Bill Hunter as chairman of the board.
The Western Conference is divided into the B.C. and U.S. divisions, which consist of teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Hockey_League   (596 words)

 Vancouver Canucks - Simple English Wikipedia
The Canucks were first an amateur team in the Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL), winning the championship in 1946 and 1948.
In 1952, the PCHL joined with the Western Canada Senior Hockey League to form the minor-league Western Hockey League.
Coach Roger Neilson and some players raised white towels on top of their hockey sticks to "surrender" to the referees, who they thought were unfair (a white flag means surrender or "I give up").
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vancouver_Canucks   (419 words)

 Seattle Breakers
The WCHL was a Junior A hockey league featuring players between the ages of 14 and 20 years old.
The league would be renamed the Western Hockey League for the start of the 1978-79 season, and remains intact today as one of the three junior leagues which make up the CHL - Canadian Hockey League.
The leagues of the CHL are one of the main proving grounds for future NHLers, and NHL teams draft many of their prospects every year from the leagues.
www.seattlehockey.net /breakers/breakers.htm   (1990 words)

 A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey - We
In 1952 the league merged with the Pacific Coast Hockey League to form the Western Hockey League.
A divsion of the Central Hockey League from 1996-.
This version of the Western Hockey League (its full title is Western Canada Major Junior Hockey League) is one of the three major junior hockey leagues in Canada and since 1977 has been part of the Canadian Hockey League.
www.azhockey.com /We.htm   (2502 words)

 Pacific Coast Hockey League History
The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League.
In 1921, the Western Canada Hockey League, another western major league of hockey, was formed, and the Stanley Cup playoffs was modified to include teams from the WCHL.
All hockey memorabilia and their images are the exclusive property of the owner and may not be reprinted, copied or used without written permission from the owner.
www.hockeylegend.com /Pacific3.htm   (446 words)

 Canucks Central | Vancouver Canucks Hockey | www.canuckscentral.com
There was a rich tradition of professional hockey in Vancouver long before the arrival of the NHL in 1970.
In 1928, the PCHL resurrected as a semi-pro league and Vancouver's team, the Lions, won five titles in 13 years before fire destroyed Denman Street Arena in 1936, forcing the team to fold.
In 1953, the PCHL and Western Canada Senior Hockey League merged to form the Western Hockey League.
www.canuckscentral.com /hbeforethenhl.shtml   (688 words)

 Pro Hockey Stats.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The formation of the Western Canada Hockey League was organized on the frozen Canadian prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The first WCHL season began with the Saskatchewan franchises consisting of the Regina Capitols and Saskatoon Crescents and representing Alberta were the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Tigers.
In view of the fact that the Western Canada Hockey League adopted the playoff system whereas first place vs. second place, it was necessary for the Capitols and Tigers to play a one game series to determine second place in the final standings.
www.prohockeystats.com /wchlinfo.asp   (852 words)

 Evolution of Hockey
Ice hockey by this time was a seven man game: the goalie, three forwards, a rover (who switched from defense to offense, as the play required), and the point and cover point (the defense included the cover point in front of the point, rather than side by side as they are today).
The National Hockey League was brought into existence from the old NHA in late November, 1917.
A third major professional league, the Western Canada Hockey League (later the WHL), was formed in 1921.
www.southcoastal.com /history/evolution.htm   (1339 words)

 Portland Buckaroos, Western Hockey League, WHL, hockey memorabilia
The Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) Operated in three periods between the late 1920s and the early 1950s (1928-31 and 1936-41 and 1945-52).
In 1952 it merged with the Westen Canada Senior Hockey League to form the Western Hockey League (WHL).
The League then was reduced to a single Division and six teams for the 1950-51 season (the Fresno Falcons left to join the United States Hockey League and the Los Angeles Monarchs, San Diego Skyhawks and San Francisco Shamrocks dropped out.
www.portlandbuckaroos.com /pcha_pchl.shtml   (869 words)

 Hap Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Victoria emerged as the WCHL champion during the playoffs that year before defeating the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup.
After pro hockey collapsed in the west, Holmes was one of several Victoria players who were sold to the Detroit Cougars (later Red Wings) in that team's first NHL season of 1926-27.
The American Hockey League perpetuates his memory through the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy, which is presented to the league's top goaltender.
www.hockeyresearch.com /jwood/bios/hap_holmes.htm   (296 words)

 Hockey Heritage North - Kirkland Lake, Ontario - Player bios
He enlisted in the 228th Battalion in 1916 and put his hockey career on hold for the following two years of military service during World War I. He returned to Toronto after the war, practicing with the senior St.Patricks, when he decided to pack up and move west to pursue his hockey career.
In 1919 Keats joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Big 4 western league and led the league in scoring for the next two seasons.
In 1921 the Eskimos joined the Western Canada Hockey League and it was around this time that story is told of Duke skating the length of the ice backwards and scoring a goal on the opposition.
www.hockeyheritagenorth.ca /players/KEATS-Duke-Bio.html   (487 words)

 Detroit Red Wings - Simple English Wikipedia
The Detroit Red Wings are an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League.
The Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) folded that year, and many of the players from the WCHL's Victoria Cougars went to play for Detroit.
As a result, the team was first called the Detroit Cougars, then later it changed to Detroit Falcons, before becoming known as the Red Wings.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detroit_Red_Wings   (445 words)

 Red Dutton (1946-1946)
Dutton was discharged from the service in 1919 and upon returning home to Winnipeg he strengthened his leg by playing in seven local hockey leagues during the 1919-20 season.
Dutton was promised by the league's Board of Governors that after the war he would be given an NHL franchise to re-establish hockey in Brooklyn.
He returned to the hockey world briefly as a judge and dispute settler for the Western Canada Junior Hockey League but business interests outside of hockey kept him busy in the last half of his life.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nhl/comish/dutton.html   (509 words)

And so the National Hockey League was born with Frank Calder the secretary for the NHA as the new league's president.
In the west a new league was formed called the Western Canada Hockey League.
The winner of the new league would challenge the champion of the PCHA to represent the west for the Stanley Cup.
www.msu.edu /~vanduse1/ubt/hockey.htm   (4862 words)

 Edmonton Oilers Heritage Website - Calgary Tigers
When the Western Canada Hockey League brought pro hockey to Calgary in 1921, fans in southern Alberta got the chance to witness a slew of future Hockey Hall of Famers.
Wile the team’s talent level rivaled that of any club in the upstart National Hockey League to the east or the Pacific Coast Hockey League to the west, the players’ varied backgrounds made for an interesting mix.
That was a landmark year for hockey in Calgary; Edmonton clubs had already appeared in the Stanley Cup finals three times, including the rival WCHL Eskimos to the north.
www.oilersheritage.com /history/early_teams_calgary_tigers.html   (686 words)

 George Hainsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hainsworth began his minor hockey when the family moved to Berlin, Ontario (renamed Kitchener after the First World War).
The 5'5", 180 pound netminder starred with the Kitchener Juniors of the Ontario Hockey Association and quickly moved up through intermediate and senior ranks winning the Allan Cup in 1918.
Hainsworth launched his pro career as a 28 year old rookie in the Western Canada Hockey League with Newsy Lalonde's Saskatoon Crescents (later the Sheiks) and starred for three years until that league folded.
www.hockeyresearch.com /jwood/bios/george_hainsworth.htm   (357 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Columnists - Sportak: Hockey is Alberta's game
The new professional Western Canada Hockey League was born in 1921, and both the Eskimos (in 1923) and Calgary Tigers (in 1924), as league champions, earned the right to challenge for the Stanley Cup.
By then, the National Hockey League had possession of the Stanley Cup, and Alberta turned its hockey attention to the amateur and minor pro game, which gave plenty to enjoy.
By the mid-'60s, with NHL hockey broadcasts taking viewers of the pro game, senior hockey began to disappear but was replaced by junior hockey.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Columnists/Sportak/2005/08/28/1191721-sun.html   (578 words)

 Pro Hockey Team Nicknames
I have conveniently color-coded the years that the teams played in these leagues so that it’s a little easier to follow.
WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League) which existed from 1921-22 to 1924-25, when it was renamed the
WHL (Western Hockey League) which existed for the 1925-26 season.
www.angelfire.com /wi/fishbert/NHLteams.html   (176 words)

 Hockey Hall of Fame Announces 2002 Inductees
Jim Gregory, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, announced today that former NHL greats Bernie Federko, Clark Gillies and Rod Langway have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category.
A member of the of the United States team in 1981, 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup tournaments, Langway served as the captain of the Washington Capitals from 1982 until 1993.
His finest year was 1975-76 when he broke Bobby Clarke's WCHL League record for points with 72 goals and 115 assists.
www.sjsports.com /unkle/2001-2002/hockey_2002_inductees.html   (1575 words)

 Washington Capitals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Schmidt chose defenseman Greg Joly, a defenseman with the Regina Pats of the Western Canada Hockey League.
Schmidt and his amateur scouts made many trips to Canada to see those and other players and were also aided by the NHL's newly formed Central Scouting Bureau, which provided its own list of the top-rated junior hockey talents to be used as a measuring stick by the 18 NHL clubs.
But he led the WCHL in scoring with 157 points and the Flyers doggedly pursued the top pick with Bridgman as their sole reason for doing so.
www.washingtoncaps.com /history/index.cfm?cont_id=188620   (2338 words)

 Legends of Hockey -- The Legends -- Honoured Player -- Shore, Eddie -- Biography
An imposing blend of raw talent and intimidation, defenseman Eddie Shore was one of the greatest ever to play his position in any era and his end-to-end rushes became every bit as famous as his crushing bodychecks and nasty disposition.
When the Western League folded at the conclusion of 1925-26, Boston Bruins owner Charles Adams stocked his newly formed NHL team with seven WCHL/WHL players and Shore was one of them.
Shore was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.
www.legendsofhockey.net:8080 /LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p194705&type=Player&page=bio&list=ByName   (927 words)

 Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bobby Benson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1920 Benson competed in a hockey tournament that would prove to be the true highlight of his career.
In those days, Canada didn't select a national team composed of the top talent from around the country; instead, the nation's top amateur club earned the right to wear the national colors.
Then came seasons with the Moose Jaw Maroons, Minneapolis Miners, Seattle Eskimos and Hollywood Stars, all in various professional and semipro leagues in the western part of Canada and the U.S. This nomadic pro career may obscure the fact that Bobby Benson was a key defensive skater in Canada's early Olympic hockey history.
www.legendsofhockey.net:8080 /LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=11970   (581 words)

 Major League Hockey Franchises
League formed by the all-pro teams of the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association.
The Quebec Bulldogs were one of the five founding franchises of the Amateur Hockey Association in 1886.
Leagues other than the NHL are specified after team names.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/hockeyf.html   (430 words)

 Atlanta Thrashers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hockey fans from throughout Atlanta had the rare opportunity to see and take pictures with the NHL's Stanley Cup Trophy at various public and private viewings held across the area over the weekend.
For three consecutive seasons from 1922-24, the winners of the NHL, PCHA and Western Canada Hockey League battled for the Stanley Cup.
The Stanley Cup travels more than 250 days a year to NHL cities, league events, tournaments and events at all levels across North America and Europe, and since 1994 is always accompanied by someone from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
www.atlantathrashers.com /View.aspx?CID01=edb93991-10f5-4923-a583-57e27af2f36e   (1188 words)

 Celebrating 30 Years of Portland Winter Hawks Hockey
The Western Hockey League is one of three leagues that make up the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League.
The League is unique in the fact that the teams work closely together to help each other succeed.
However, the Western Hockey League is open to new ideas and is constantly changing to make sure we continue to be strong and provide the best hockey possible.
www.winterhawks.com /index.php?option=content&task=view&id=117&Itemid=103   (587 words)

 A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey - Ed
Played in the British National Ice Hockey League 1998-04 and the Scottish National League 2001- and the Elite Ice Hockey League 2005-.
Played in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League 1945-51, Pacific Coast Hockey League 1951-52 and the Western Hockey League 1952-63.
Junior "A" franchise in the Western Hockey League.
www.azhockey.com /Ed.htm   (1204 words)

 Foam Lake Hockey Heroes
Ted played his minor hockey in Foam Lake and was a member of the Foam Lake Flyers Senior Hockey club.
Polonich has filled the GM position in the Western Hockey League with the Medicine Hat Tigers(1992-96) and the Prince George Cougars (1996-98).
In 2002, Bernie was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame and a year later he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.
www.foamlake.com /hockey.htm   (632 words)

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