Western Hockey League

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The Western Hockey League (WHL) was a minor professional ice hockey league based in Western Canada that operated from 1952 to 1974. The league was managed for most of its history by Al Leader, and had roots in the Pacific Coast Hockey League and the Western Canada Senior Hockey League. The championship trophy of the WHL was the Lester Patrick Cup.

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1950s 1957-58
1960s 1962-62 • 1969-70
1970s 1971-72 • 1972-73
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