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The Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921, was a major professional ice hockey league originally based in the prairies of Canada. After World War I, the National Hockey League started to become the most dominant hockey league in North America and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) was starting to lose ground. It was decided that in order to compete with the NHL, more teams were needed in Western Canada, particularly the prairies. With this need, the Western Canada Hockey League was born in 1921 and was designed to be a "sister" league to the PCHA. 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. The four founding teams of the WCHL were the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Tigers, Regina Capitals, and Saskatoon Sheiks. The owners of these new clubs needed stars and were known to pay hefty sums for NHL, such as Newsy Lalonde, who went to the Regina Capitals. The 1921-22 season was the first season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 8 million Full list Military dead: 3 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 6 million Full... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... 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. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... The Edmonton Eskimos were a Canadian ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1921 to 1928. ... The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Regina Capitals were a professional ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... Newsy Lalonde (June 26, 1887 in Cornwall, Ontario - November 27, 1970) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ...

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League History

This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series.

The Pacific Coast Hockey Association had been using antiquated rules for hockey while the National Hockey League was modifying itself to try to improve the game. While the PCHA came up with innovations such as changing on the fly, forward passing, and penalty shots, it refused to take the big step and drop the "rover" position, like the NHL. Along with the six usual positions on the ice, one goaltender, three forwards, and two defencemen, the PCHA was still using a seventh man called a rover. Rovers crowd the ice and reduce scoring chances, which reduced not only the number of goals scored in a game, but the excitement level as well. Surprisingly, when the newly formed Western Canada Hockey League took to the ice in 1921, they too had kept the rover position. This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... 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. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender, goalie, in ice hockey is a player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering the net to prevent the opposing team from scoring. ... Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offence. ... Defenceman (defenseman in American English) is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily defence. ...


After only months from the start of the new season, one of its teams, the Saskatoon Sheiks, was having money problems. In order to try to solve the problems, the team was relocated to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to become the Moose Jaw Sheiks. The team, however, didn't last and after their inaugural season, they folded. The Saskatoon Crescents would replace them for the 1922-23 WCHL season. That first season saw the Edmonton Eskimos win the regular season standings, but be upset in the playoffs by second place Regina Capitals. The capitals then faced the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA to determine who would go on to face the Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL for the Stanley Cup. Vancouver won the series against Regina, but lost to Toronto in the Stanley Cup finals. Moose Jaw is a city in south central Saskatchewan, Canada on the Moose Jaw River west of Regina. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English (but legally required to provide some services in French) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The 1922-23 season was the second season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). ... The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1911 to 1926. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a National Hockey League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...


The next season saw some innovation by the two western leagues as both of them dropped the "rover" position and with a reduction to only three teams in the PCHL, the WCHL and PCHA agreed to start playing inter-league games, but keep separate standings. The newly renamed Vancouver Maroons won both the regular season standings and the league championship as did the Edmonton Eskimos. The two teams faced off against each other with Vancouver winning. Vancouver then went on to face the Ottawa Senators of the NHL, but lost 3-1 in a best-of five series. The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1911 to 1926. ... This article discusses the original Ottawa Senators franchise. ...


The third season, 1923-24, saw the Calgary Tigers go from third overall in a four team league to first and the Edmonton Eskimos go from first to worst. The playoffs were changed this year, too, despite a protest from the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Instead of the two western leagues playing off to see who would play the NHL champion for the Stanley Cup, the president of the PCHA, Frank Patrick, insisted that the NHL champion had to play the winner of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association first. It ended up not mattering for Montreal, though, as Montreal swept Vancouver and then Calgary for the Stanley Cup. The 1923-24 season was the third season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). ... The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest established National Hockey League franchise, and one of the most successful in all of North American sports history. ... Frank Patrick can be Frank Patrick the American football player Frank Patrick the Ice hockey player This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


After three seasons of having three leagues compete for the Stanley Cup, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association folded. Two of its teams, the Vancouver Maroons and Victoria Cougars merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. As well as the addition of two new teams, the Saskatoon Sheiks were reborn out of the Saskatoon Crescents. This meant that now both major professional ice hockey leagues in North America had six teams. Victoria Cougars logo from 1990-1994 The Victoria Cougars were a Pacific Coast Hockey Association (and after its merger with the Western Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League) hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ...


The new-look WCHL had some real talent amongst its rosters, with stars such as Bun and Bill Cook and a rookie by the name of Eddie Shore. It looked like the WCHL was in great shape and the Victoria Cougars, coached and managed by PCHA founder, Lester Patrick, won the league championship and went on to face the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. Victoria easily beat the Canadiens three games to one out scoring them 16 to 8. This would be the pinnacle and shining moment for the Western Canada Hockey League as Victoria became the first non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup since the formation of the NHL in 1917. Since then, no non-NHL team has won the Cup. In fact, the next season, 1925-26, would be the last time a team from outside the NHL would even challenge for it. Bun Cook (September 18, 1903 in Kingston, Ontario - March 19, 1988 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Bill Cook (October 9, 1896 in Brantford, Ontario - December 12, 1977 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. ... Eddie The Edmonton Express Shore (born November 25, 1902 in Fort QuAppelle, Saskatchewan, Canada - died March 16, 1985) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Lester Patrick (December 30, 1883-June 1, 1960) born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1917-18 NHL season was the 1st regular season of the NHL. Each team played 22 games, except for the Montreal Wanderers whose season was cut short due to their arena burning down. ... The 1925-26 season was the fifth and last season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), which was renamed Western Hockey League (WHL) at the start of the season due to one of its Canadian teams, the Regina Capitals, moving to Portland, Oregon in the United States...


With the NHL rapidly expanding into the United States, salaries were on the rise and the WCHL was finding it difficult to keep its star players. In a desperate move, the Regina Capitals picked-up and relocated to Portland, Oregon, and rekindled the old name of Portland Rosebuds, which had been out of use since 1918. With the move into the States, came a name change for the league. The "Canada" was dropped and it was simply renamed the Western Hockey League. Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 9th 255,026 km² 420 km 580 km 2. ... The Portland Rosebuds were an ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon which played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1914 to 1918. ...


While it was the Edmonton Eskimos who had won the regular season for the third time in five seasons, it was the Victoria Cougars who won the league championship and moved on to play for the Stanley Cup. Expectations were high for the defending Stanley Cup champions, but Montreal's other NHL team, the Montreal Maroons, were too strong for Victoria handily beating them three games to one and out scoring them 10 to 3. The Stanley Cup This is a list of the various series where the Stanley Cup was on the line, be it the challenge series of the early eras or the modern Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ...


With financial problems too great to overcome, the league folded following the 1925-26 season. The NHL Board of Governors purchased the contracts of every player in the WHL for $258,000. However, separate deals were made in stocking two NHL expansion teams. The rights to the Victoria Cougars' players were bought by the Detroit franchise (which would eventually become the Detroit Red Wings) causing the team to be named the Detroit Cougars in their honor, and the Portland Rosebuds' players' rights were purchased by Major McLaughlin for his new Chicago Black Hawks team. The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. // Facts Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red and white. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


In the meantime, five teams, the Calgary Tigers, Saskatoon Sheiks, Regina Capitals, Moose Jaw Warriors, and Edmonton Eskimos re-formed and created a semi-pro league called the Prairie Hockey League (PrHL). This league existed for two seasons, but then folded after the 1927-28 season. While five teams started their inaugural season, only three teams, the Saskatoon Sheiks, the newly renamed Moose Jaw Maroons, and Regina Capitals started their second and final season. The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Regina Capitals were a professional ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921. ... The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League which are based out of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... The Edmonton Eskimos were a Canadian ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1921 to 1928. ... The 1927-28 season was the second and last season of the now defunct Prairie Hockey League (PrHL). ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Regina Capitals were a professional ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921. ...


While minor and junior league hockey thrived in the west for many years thereafter, major professional hockey did not return to western Canada until 1970, when the Vancouver Canucks joined the NHL. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ...


Franchises

The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Edmonton Eskimos were a Canadian ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1921 to 1928. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Regina Capitals were a professional ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921. ... The Portland Rosebuds were an ice hockey team based in Portland, Oregon which played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1914 to 1918. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Saskatoon Sheiks were a professional ice hockey team in the Western Canada Hockey League and Prairie Hockey League from 1922 to 1928. ... The Vancouver Millionaires were a professional ice hockey team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1911 to 1926. ... Victoria Cougars logo from 1990-1994 The Victoria Cougars were a Pacific Coast Hockey Association (and after its merger with the Western Canadian Hockey League, the Western Hockey League) hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. // Facts Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red and white. ... The Moose Jaw Warriors are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League which are based out of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... The Regina Capitals were a professional ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921. ...

Playoff History

  • 1922 Regina Capitals over Edmonton Eskimos (R)
  • 1923 Edmonton Eskimos over Regina Capitals
  • 1924 Calgary Tigers over Regina Capitals
  • 1925 Victoria Cougars over Calgary Tigers (R)
  • 1926 Victoria Cougars over Edmonton Eskimos (R)

(R) = Won Regular Season title


See also

The Stanley Cup This is a list of the various series where the Stanley Cup was on the line, be it the challenge series of the early eras or the modern Stanley Cup playoffs. ... 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. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... This is a list of ice hockey leagues from around the world. ...

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Western Canada Hockey League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1386 words)
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.
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It was founded in 1968 as the Western Canada Hockey League with Bill Hunter as chairman of the board.
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