The Bill Hunter Trophy was presented to the World Hockey Association's scoring leader in the regular season. The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league in North America from 1972 to 1979. ...
It was named in honour of Bill Hunter, who founded the Alberta Oilers hockey club (which later became the Edmonton Oilers). This article discusses the ice hockey personality Bill Hunter. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a National Hockey League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ...
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Categories: WHA trophies and awards The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... A list of World Hockey Association (WHA) seasons 1972-73 WHA season | 1973-74 WHA season | 1974-75 WHA season | 1975-76 WHA season | 1976-77 WHA season | 1977-78 WHA season | 1978-79 WHA season See also Avco Cup List of NHL seasons List of pre-NHL seasons ...
Hunter was involved in hockey, football, baseball, softball and curling but he is best known for founding the Western Hockey League, being a key player in the upstart World Hockey Association and for his efforts to bring professional hockey to previously overlooked Western Canadian cities, especially in Edmonton and (unsuccessfully) in Saskatoon.
Hunter's efforts would not prove completely fruitless, however as the city eventually built a major new arena, Saskatchewan Place in 1988, although many Saskatonians felt the location chosen for the facility was inferior to the site Hunter had proposed for his centre.
Hunter died of cancer in Edmonton on December 16, 2002.
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