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The Northwest International Hockey League was a senior league in the Seattle-Portland-Vancouver area in the Pacific northwest in the 1943-44 season.

It was a commercial league insofar as the team were sponsored by local companies in Seattle and Portland.

The league lasted for only one season. The following season it merged with the Southern California League to form a new Pacific Coast Hockey League.

Teams[]

Team Location Arena Tenure Notes
Portland Oilers Portland, Oregon Portland Ice Arena 1943-1944
Portland Tiremen Portland, Oregon Portland Ice Arena 1943-1944
Seattle Bombers Seattle, Washington Seattle Civic Ice Arena 1943-1944
Seattle Ironmen Seattle, Washington Seattle Civic Ice Arena 1943-1944
Vancouver Maple Leafs Vancouver, British Columbia None; only played road games 1943-1944

1943-44 Season[]

Regular Season[]

Vancouver Maple Leafs                  12- 4-0-24 95-69
Seattle (Issacson Ironworks) Ironmen    9- 7-0-18 103-87
Portland (Hancock Oil) Oilers           6- 8-2-14 68-78
Portland (Decicco Tire) Tiremen         6- 9-1-13 68-93
Seattle (Boeing) Bombers                5-10-1-11 72-79


Playoffs[]

Semi Final (2 games total goals)[]

Portland (Hancock Oil) Oilers beat Seattle (Issacson Ironworks) Ironmen 13 goals to 9 (6:1, 7:8).


Final (Best of 5)[]

Vancouver Maple Leafs beat Portland (Hancock Oil) Oilers 3 wins to 1 (13:7, 7:6, 5:6, 6:3).


Team Photos[]

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