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The 1997-98 WPHL season was the 2nd season of the Western Professional Hockey League. The league brought back all six teams from the inaugural season and added francises in Fort Worth, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana, Odessa, Texas, San Angelo, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana.

The 12 teams each played 69 games including each team playing a home game against Russian Super League side Chelyabinsk Traktor, who were touring the southern United States. The Fort Worth Brahamas finished first overall in the regular season. The El Paso Buzzards repeated as President's Cup champions.

League RealignmentEdit

With the league expanded to 12 teams, the league was realigned to include two separate divisions, Eastern and Western.

Eastern DivisionEdit

Western DivisionEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Green shade = Clinched playoff spot, Blue shade = Clinched division

Eastern Division GP W L SOL Pts GF GA
Fort Worth Brahmas 69 41 17 11 93 296 219
Shreveport Mudbugs 69 42 20 7 91 308 228
Central Texas Stampede 69 40 23 6 86 258 251
Austin Ice Bats 69 35 23 11 81 247 255
Lake Charles Ice Pirates 69 35 28 6 76 273 280
Monroe Moccasins 69 35 32 2 72 225 223
Waco Wizards 69 18 48 3 39 203 319
Western Division GP W L SOL Pts GF GA
El Paso Buzzards 69 43 20 6 92 338 252
New Mexico Scorpions 69 42 20 7 91 324 236
San Angelo Outlaws 69 29 34 6 64 280 326
Amarillo Rattlers 69 25 32 12 62 228 300
Odessa Jackalopes 69 26 37 6 58 262 360

President's Cup playoffs Edit

  Divisional Semifinals
March 18-29
Division Finals
April 2-15
President's Cup Finals
April 17-22
                           
  E.1  Fort Worth 3  
E.4  Austin 2  
  E.1  Fort Worth 4  
  E.2  Shreveport 0  
E.2  Shreveport 3
  E.3  Central Texas 1  
    E.1  Fort Worth 0
  W.1  El Paso 4
  W.2  New Mexico 3  
W.3  San Angelo 0  
W.2  New Mexico 3
  W.1  El Paso 4  
W.1  El Paso 3
  W.4  Lake Charles 1  
WPHL seasons
1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01

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