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The 1996-97 WPHL season was the inaugural season of the Western Professional Hockey League. The leagues first season consisted of six teams in the American Southwest. The inaugural francises were placed in: Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amarillo, Texas, Austin, Texas, Belton, Texas, El Paso, Texas and Waco, Texas. The 6 teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The New Mexico Scorpions finished first overall in the regular season. The El Paso Buzzards won the first President's Cup championship.

Regular SeasonEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L= Loses; OTL = Overtime loses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points; Green shade = Clinched playoff spot

Western Professional Hockey League GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
New Mexico Scorpions 64 42 20 2 86 323 258
Austin Ice Bats 64 35 22 7 77 271 249
El Paso Buzzards 64 33 23 8 74 284 272
Central Texas Stampede 64 35 27 2 72 284 272
Waco Wizards 64 30 30 4 64 220 249
Amarillo Rattlers 64 17 39 8 42 239 323

President's Cup PlayoffsEdit


  President's Cup Semifinals President's Cup Finals
                 
1 New Mexico  
4 Central Texas  
    4 Central Texas 1
  3 El Paso 4
3 El Paso
2 Austin  

ReferencesEdit

All stats from Internet Hockey Database

WPHL seasons
1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01

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