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World Hockey Association
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1972
Country(ies)  United States
Ceased 1979
Most championships Winnipeg Jets (3)

The World Hockey Association (French: Association mondiale de hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. It was the first major competition for the National Hockey League (NHL) since the end of the Western Hockey League after the 1925-26 WHL season. Although the WHA was not the first league since that time to attempt to challenge the NHL's hold as the top league, it was by far the most successful.

Hockey Hall of Famers

List of WHA players and executives inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, for achievements in their hockey career.

Trophies and Awards

This is a list of the trophies and awards handed out annually by the World Hockey Association.

Timeline of teams

Teams in bold were absorbed into the NHL.

WHA All-Star Game

Every season of the World Hockey Association had an All-Star game, but the format had changed with regularity.[1]

  • 1972-73 Eastern Division vs Western Division contest.
  • 1973-74 Eastern Division vs Western Division contest.
  • 1974-75 Eastern Division vs Western Division contest.
  • 1975-76 Canadian-based teams (5) vs US-based teams (9).
  • 1976-77 East played West.
  • 1977-78 AVCO Cup champion (Quebec Nordiques) vs WHA All-Star team.
  • 1978-79 WHA All-Star team vs Dynamo Moscow in a three game series.


  1. A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey - Wh

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