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The Western Hockey League was a major men's professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States of America. The league was founded in 1921-22 as the Western Canada Hockey League with four teams in Canada. The league entered the United States of America and was renamed the Western Hockey League in 1925-26. The league merged into the National Hockey League after the 1925-26 season, bringing two of its six teams into the older league via relocation while the other four folded major league operations.

Map

KEY: BLUE = Franchise at Time of Merger. YELLOW = Games but Never Franchise. GRAY = No Games. Western Hockey League (1925-1926).png

Franchise Histories

Seasons

Season Championship
Western Canada Hockey League
1921-22 Regina Capitals 3 - 2 Edmonton Eskimos (two-game aggregate)
1922-23* Edmonton Eskimos 4 - 3 Regina Capitals (two-game aggregate)
1923-24* Calgary Tigers 4 - 2 Regina Capitals (two-game aggregate)
1924-25 Victoria Cougars 3 - 1 Calgary Tigers (two-game aggregate)
Western Hockey League
1925-26 Victoria Cougars 5 - 3 Edmonton Eskimos (two-game aggregate)

* In noted seasons, the league standings included interleague matchups against the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.