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The World Hockey Association was created in 1972 when Dennis Murphy and Gary Davidson founded the league that would change professional hockey forever.

 

For a short while the NHL and the fifth estate looked down upon the WHA. However, the NHL would eventually incorporate many of the new leagues ideas into its own. One example is the return of overtime play. The other was the transfer of 4 teams into the NHL. The NHL has also established teams in the former WHA markets of Phoenix and Ottawa. The media came around to support an exciting alternative.

When the WHA gave Bobby Hull a $1-million dollar contract, causing The Golden Jet to leave the Chicago Black Hawks, a stunned NHL suddenly took notice. Soon, the war was on. The WHA was draining the NHLs talent pool by enticing players to jump ship luring them with larger salaries. Mr. Hockey himself, Gordie Howe, was lured out of retirement to play with his two sons for the Houston Aeros and later the New England WHAlers.

The WHA paved the way in mining European talent, something NHL clubs grudgingly started to follow. The NHL had a rule that players must be 18 to play; the WHA emphasized scouting and scoured the junior leagues for under NHL age talent. One player developed this way was Wayne Gretzky.

The WHA brought perhaps the biggest change to hockey, ushering in free agency. Unlike the NHL where players were bound to one team forever, players in the WHA could pretty much play with WHAtever team offered them a contract.

The WHA began life seeking to capitalize on an existing demand for pro hockey. The league placed many teams in markets the NHL never approached. The WHA granted franchises to NHL cities such as Edmonton, Winnipeg (now Phoenix) and Quebec (now Colorado). Years later, following the closure of the WHA league, it must be noted that the NHL had set up shop in some of the same markets originally opened by WHA. These teams and many WHA players are still valuable participants in the NHL.

In fact, when teams from the two leagues played exhibition games against each other, from 1974 to 1978, the WHA teams won 33, lost 27 and tied seven.

Congratulations to the Oliver Jets on being the WHKA Champions for the 2007 / 2008 season. We all hope you get a chance to defend your title next season. Also, we wish you the best of luck against the GMHL Champion.

About the World Hockey Association: The WHA created the WHA Junior West Hockey League to promote the sport of hockey. The Junior West Hockey League is an alternative, community based league for highly skilled junior players, and is designed to promote high standards of sportsmanship in hockey. The 2007-2008 season will feature an expansion from six to 16 teams and will see the WHA firmly established in British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwestern United States. As a listed company on the Over-The-Counter Pink Sheets our mission is to provide a financially sound economic model that is responsible to WHA investors, coaches and staff, and the junior hockey players participating on each team. Fan satisfaction is a primary consideration in our decision making process.

THIS MAY BE OUTDATED INFO- Newer info updates shortly:

Phone: 1-604-575-2999
Toll-Free: 1-877-577-2999
General Email: info@officialwha.com
Technical Support: tech@officialwha.com


WHKA vs GDVM/Nexus counter-claim link
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Nexus vs WHKA complaints court document in PDF format. 3/15/2007
www.filefactory.com/f/e811ee1d08b2ea5a/

http://www.filefactory.com/file/b502d4/
http://www.filefactory.com/file/56e3a3/

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#19526   Chill appears to be lifted. Kitt Proimos 10/28/13 03:20:22 PM
#19525   Starting my research all over again for whka. Kitt Proimos 10/04/13 12:21:02 PM
#19524   It's not yet clear who owns this shell Kitt Proimos 10/04/13 12:20:29 PM
#19523   This stock may pick up soon! Kitt Proimos 10/04/13 12:19:43 PM
#19522   This might mean the stock can be traded. Kitt Proimos 10/04/13 12:19:16 PM
#19521   whka chill lifted. Kitt Proimos 10/04/13 12:18:36 PM
#19520   How is that MOFO NOT IN FRIGGIN JAIL dalopey 11/08/10 12:41:04 PM
#19519   Apparently this stock has gone dormant. Kitt Proimos 09/17/10 11:57:15 AM
#19518   Been researching for new NEWS... Kitt Proimos 09/17/10 11:54:18 AM
#19517   Did Rick have a sports team before hockey? Kitt Proimos 08/30/10 02:41:17 PM
#19516   I guess Ricky has his technique down pat. Kitt Proimos 08/30/10 02:39:48 PM
#19515   Golden Glove Professional Baseball Loses Affiliation with Yuma Scorpions JrEh 08/28/10 05:48:43 PM
#19514   Tricky Ricky is Gracious Enough to Extend His JrEh 08/28/10 05:33:14 PM
#19513   Why is this stock suspended by SEC? polux 03/11/10 11:13:24 AM
#19512   It looks that way. invitro 01/18/10 10:18:30 AM
#19511   is this stock DEAD? polux 01/15/10 11:15:09 AM
#19510   Happy Christmas one and all! invitro 12/18/09 06:58:18 AM
#19509   How can the stock trade after SEC suspension. Blackcat7717 12/08/09 04:42:16 PM
#19508   SOME MOVE UP! polux 12/08/09 04:09:47 PM
#19507   "Hesitancy by numerous players to commit to playing jabbed 12/03/09 12:43:09 PM
#19506   What is the SEC's basis for implying this @-@ 12/03/09 11:41:29 AM
#19505   World Hockey's Smith sues Hockey Canada @-@ 12/02/09 11:56:23 PM
#19504   Whats going on with this stock? Its any polux 11/17/09 12:04:10 PM
#19503   And here comes Bobby Hull!!!! check out the Fire Lane 10/30/09 11:03:54 AM
#19502   stoked where ya been ,,no more wamuq spongerbob214 10/18/09 02:19:59 PM
#19501   https://materials.proxyvote.com/Approved/98148A/20090929/SHLTR_46846.PDF AmmoDawg 10/14/09 11:40:39 AM
#19500   Heres the litigation for the highjacking Phoenix-Rising 10/02/09 08:43:53 AM
#19499   So what happens now Jim, is there a pennyslotsinvegas 09/23/09 06:54:04 PM
#19498   The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") announced Jim Bishop 09/23/09 11:57:28 AM
#19497   The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities Jim Bishop 09/23/09 11:56:41 AM
#19496   Recon so. Dead and buried. invitro 09/22/09 08:09:36 AM
#19495   Is this stock dead? WHKA? dbonethatsteak 09/16/09 11:17:19 PM
#19494   Yes, but I feel so much richer with bbman123 08/10/09 04:06:35 PM
#19493   Bordering on the narcoleptic! invitro 08/06/09 04:56:05 PM
#19492   Somethings up. .01 by hockey season. stokednvegas 07/20/09 01:49:33 AM
#19491   Anyone know share structure here? This looks Kryzbutiful 07/17/09 09:30:32 PM
#19490   I still have my position as well, this ArmStock2009 07/07/09 01:36:37 PM
#19489   Thanks, good luck to you, as well. bman 07/03/09 03:03:37 PM
#19488   UUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP. Something si breewing polux 07/02/09 02:55:54 PM
#19487   Like I said before - This stock is polux 07/02/09 02:55:10 PM
#19486   Nice volume here today. Giddy-up. eom. DDdollars 07/02/09 12:52:12 PM
#19485   Good to see some other old names still bbman123 06/25/09 04:30:18 PM
#19484   It would be nice if a non-public company bman 06/24/09 10:24:25 PM
#19483   Hello, everyone I have stayed away from all Blackcat7717 06/23/09 10:23:03 AM
#19482   They have suspended several of his deals. overachiever 06/05/09 06:58:49 PM
#19481   Maybe there will be a sting operation to EarnestDD 06/05/09 06:39:08 PM
#19480   When are they going to arrest that guy? overachiever 06/05/09 05:57:21 PM
#19479   And now another Briner scam PYGC (Patriot Energy) EarnestDD 06/05/09 05:38:49 PM
#19478   Well Folks Upset Hockey Fan 05/23/09 11:34:36 AM
#19477   Ricky Smith was cashing checks intended for the Upset Hockey Fan 04/23/09 12:47:39 PM
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