Continental Professional Hockey League

Western Professional Hockey League

The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) is a defunct mid-level professional ice hockey 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 Winners

(Playoff Champions)

  • 1997 - El Paso Buzzards
  • 1998 - El Paso Buzzards
  • 1999 - Shreveport Mudbugs
  • 2000 - Shreveport Mudbugs
  • 2001 - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

Governor's Cup

(Regular Season Champions)

  • 1996-97 - New Mexico Scorpions
  • 1997-98 - Fort Worth Brahmas
  • 1998-99 - Shreveport Mudbugs
  • 1999-00 - Central Texas Stampede
  • 2000-01 - Tupelo T-Rex

Teams in Alphabetical Order


Teams that went to Central Hockey League


Teams that folded during merger with CHL


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