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The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) is a defunct mid-level professional league.

It operated in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the southern United States, mainly Texas. The league started with six teams in the 1996-1997 season and grew to 18 teams in 1999-2000. After the 2000-2001 season, the league bought the Central Hockey League and has operated under the CHL name.

President's Cup WinnersEdit

(Playoff Champions)

Governor's CupEdit

(Regular Season Champions)

All-time Chronological List of TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena Tenure Notes
Amarillo Rattlers Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center 1996-2001 join Central Hockey League
Austin Ice Bats Austin, Texas Travis County Exposition Center 1996-2001 join Central Hockey League
Central Texas Stampede Belton, Texas Bell County Expo Center 1996-2001 franchise terminated January 7, 2001
El Paso Buzzards El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum 1996-2001 join Central Hockey League
New Mexico Scorpions Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum 1996-2001 join Central Hockey League
Waco Wizards Waco, Texas Heart of Texas Coliseum 1996-2000 fold during season
Fort Worth Brahmas Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth Convention Center 1997-2001 join Central Hockey League
Lake Charles Ice Pirates Lake Charles, Louisiana Lake Charles Civic Center 1997-2001 fold during merger with Central Hockey League
Monroe Moccasins Monroe, Louisiana Monroe Civic Center 1997-2001 fold during merger with Central Hockey League
Odessa Jackalopes (1997–2011) Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum 1997-2001 join Central Hockey League
San Angelo Outlaws San Angelo, Texas San Angelo Coliseum 1997-2001 join Central Hockey League
Shreveport Mudbugs Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Coliseum 1997-2000 renamed Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs when move to new arena
Abilene Aviators Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center 1998-2000 fold December 1999
Alexandria Warthogs Alexandria, Louisiana Rapides Parish Coliseum 1998-2000 folded
Arkansas Glaciercats Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum 1998-2000 suspend operations when ECHL team begins play in nearby North Little Rock, Arkansas at Alltel Arena
Corpus Christi IceRays (1997–2010) Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum 1998-2001 join Central Hockey League
Tupelo T-Rex Tupelo, Mississippi BancorpSouth Arena 1998-2001 fold during merger with Central Hockey League; join junior level America West Hockey League
Lubbock Cotton Kings Lubbock, Texas City Bank Coliseum 1999-2001 join Central Hockey League
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Bossier City, Louisiana CenturyTel Center 2000-2001 join Central Hockey League
WPHL seasons
1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01
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