|No. of teams||6|
|Most championships||Alaska Gold Kings (1)|
The Pacific Hockey League (PHL) was a short lived semi-professional ice hockey league in the western United States in the 1990s. The league was formed by a merger of two previous semi-professional leagues, the Pacific Southwest Hockey League and Pacific Northwest Hockey League. Several PHL teams became charter members of the professional West Coast Hockey League in 1995.
The PHL played only one season, 1994–95. In addition to its league schedule the Anchorage Aces played several out-of-league games, while the Fresno Falcons also played opponents from the Florida-based Sunshine Hockey League. The Fairbanks-based Alaska Gold Kings were the league's sole champions.
After the season three PHL teams, the Aces, Falcons and Gold Kings, joined the WCHL. A fourth team, the Los Angeles Bandits, briefly joined the dubious North American League before folding.
Teams[edit | edit source]
|Alaska Gold Kings||Fairbanks, Alaska||Big Dipper Ice Arena||1994-1995||join West Coast Hockey League|
|Anchorage Aces||Anchorage, Alaska||Sullivan Arena||1994-1995||join West Coast Hockey League|
|Vancouver Thunderbirds||Vancouver, Washington
(played in Seattle)
|(unknown; possibly Mercer Arena)||1994-1995||fold|
Pacific Southwest Division
|California Hawks||Anaheim, California ||(unknown; possibly Glacial Garden)||1994-1995||folded|
|Fresno Falcons||Fresno, California||Selland Arena||1994-1995||join West Coast Hockey League|
|Los Angeles Bandits||Los Angeles, California||(unknown; possibly The Forum (Inglewood, California))||1994-1995||join North American League|
References[edit | edit source]
- Pacific Hockey League (1994-1995) history and statistics, hockeyDB.com. (accessed 11 June 2015)
- Klein, Gary. "Background Helped Callahan Sharpen His Skills for Blades", Los Angeles Times, July 7, 1994. (accessed 11 June 2015)
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