West Division (WHA)

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West Division
League World Hockey Association
Sport Ice Hockey
Inaugural season 1972-73 season
Ceased 1977
Championships
Most West Division titles Houston Aeros (4)

The WHA's West Division was formed in 1972. The division existed for five seasons until 1977. In 1972, the WHA was formed with 12 teams, split into two divisions of six teams each, with the other division being the East Division. The division existed until 1977, as the WHA decreased to only eight teams and divisions weren't used anymore.

Division lineups[edit]

1972–1973[edit]

1973–1974[edit]

Changes from the 1972–1973 season[edit]

1974–1975[edit]

Changes from the 1973–1974 season[edit]

1975–1976[edit]

Changes from the 1974–1975 season[edit]

  • The Baltimore Blades folded during the summer of 1975.
  • The Denver Spurs join the East Division as an expansion team. In January 1976, the Spurs would relocate to Ottawa, Ontario, becoming the Ottawa Civics. The team folded during the season shortly after their relocation.

1976–1977[edit]

  • Calgary Cowboys
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Houston Aeros
  • Phoenix Roadrunners
  • San Diego Mariners
  • Winnipeg Jets

Changes from the 1975–1976 season[edit]

After the 1976–1977 season[edit]

The league folded four teams during the off-season, reducing the number of teams to eight, as the WHA decided not to use a divisional format.

Regular season Division Champions[edit]

Playoff Division Champions[edit]

Avco Cup winners produced[edit]

  1. 1974 - Houston Aeros
  2. 1975 - Houston Aeros

West Division Titles Won By Team[edit]

Team Number of Championships Won Last Year Won
Houston Aeros 4 1977
Winnipeg Jets 1 1973

See also[edit]

References[edit]