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WHA
See World Hockey Association
WHA All-Star Game
Each season of the World Hockey Association there was an All-Star game but the format changed on a regular basis.  
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.
WHA All-Star Teams
A and B teams were voted for at the end of each season during the lifetime of the World Hockey Association.
WHA Amateur Draft
The World Hockey Association employed a draft system that often meant that promising junior/amateur players were drafted by both the WHA and the NHL.
WHA2
See World Hockey Association 2
Whalen, Dave (1932- )
Born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career : Played for Milwaukee Chiefs 1952-54.
Whalen, Don 'Whip' (1927- )
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Sydney Millionaires 1947-53.
Medals : Won the Maritime Senior Hockey League 1948-49.
Whalen, George (- )
Born in Canada.
Club Career : Played for Perth Panthers 1949-50.
Whalen, Ted (- )
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats 1924-26.
Medals :
Won the Allan Cup with Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1925 & 1926.
Wharram, Ken (1933- )
Born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing.
Club Career :
Played for one game for Chicago Blackhawks in the 1951-52 season. Played for Chicago Blackhawks & Quebec Aces 1953-54, Buffalo Bisons 1954-55, Chicago Blackhawks & Buffalo Bisons 1955-56, Buffalo Bisons 1956-58 and Chicago Blackhawks 1958-69.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1961.
Honours : NHL All-Star First Team right-wing 1963-64 & 1966-67.
NHL All-Star Roster 1961 & 1968.
Wharry, Bill (- )
Born in England. Son of Jack Wharry.
Club Career :
Played for Billingham Bombers 1975-76.
Wharry, Jack (1926-1992)
Born in England. A founding member of the English Ice Hockey Association in 1982. Treasurer of the EIHA 1982-91. A member of the BIHA Council. Father of Bill Wharry & Ian Wharry.
International Career (managing) : General Manager of Great Britain 1987-89 (joint manager), Great Britain 1989-90 (assistant) and Great Britain 1990-92.
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of Billingham Bombers.
Honours :
Elected to the British Hall of Fame in 1994.
Wheeldon, Simon (1966- )
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Forward.
International Career : Played for Austria 1997- (including the 1998 Olympics and the 2000 & 2001 World Championships).
Club Career : Played for VEU Feldkirch and Munchen Barons.
Medals : Won the European Hockey League in 1997-98.
Won the Alpine League 1996-97.
Wheeler, Ambrose (- )
Club Career : Manager of the Moncton Hawks 1933-34 (won the Allan Cup).
Wheeler, Blake (1986- )
Born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA. Right-wing. Phoenix Coyotes 1st pick (5th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Wheeling Civic Center
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. Also known as WesBanco Arena.
Home ice for : Wheeling Nailers
Capacity : 5,406
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
Wheeling Nailers
Logo © Wheeling Nailers
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1997- .
Home ice : Wheeling Civic Center
Team colours : red & black
Affiliations have included : Philadelphia Flyers 2007-08, Pittsburgh Penguins 1998-08, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
General manager :
Fred Traynor, Eddie Johnston, Rob Brooks & Jim Brooks
Head coach :
Peter Laviolette 1997-98, Chris Jensen 1998-99, Murray Eaves 1999-00, Alain Lemieux & Joe Harney 2000-01, John Brophy 2001-03, Pat Bingham 2003- 
Wheeling Thunderbirds
Logo © Wheeling Thunderbirds
Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. The ECHL franchise moved from Winston-Salem, North Carolina where they were called the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1992-97.  Name changed in 1997 to Wheeling Nailers
Home ice : Wheeling Civic Center
Team colours : red & black
Head coach :
Doug Sauter 1992-95, Larry Kish 1995-96, Tom McVie 1996-97
Honours : Won the Henry Brabham Cup 1992-93 & 1994-95.
Whistle
Originally in hockey games, a hand-bell was used to stop play. Using a whistle to stop play is credited to Fred C Waghorn and happened in the early part of the 20th century.
Whistle, Dave (1966- )
Born in Ontario, Canada. Centre.
International Career : Assistant coach for Great Britain in the 1999 & 2000 World Championship Pool B.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Rangers, Kamloops Blazers & Brandon Wheat Kings, Billingham Bombers 1991-92, Romford Raiders 1992-93, Basingstoke Beavers 1993-94, Telford Tigers 1994-95 and Bracknell Bees 1995-98. Coached Bracknell Bees 1998-00, Belfast Giants 2000-03 and Iserholner Roosters & Cardiff Devils 2003- .
Medals : Won the Superleague 1999-00.
Honours : BIHWA ISL Coach of the Year 1999-00.
Whitby Dunlops
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The Senior "A" team that represented Canada in 1958.
Home ice : 
Team colours : black & gold
Head Coach :
Bus Gagnon 1956-57
Honours :
Won World Championship gold in 1958.
Won the Allan Cup in 1957 & 1959.
Whitcroft, Frederick (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962 (player).
White, Andrew James (1983- )
Forward.
International Career :
Played for Australia in the 2003-04 (Division II) World Championships.
Club Career : Played for West Sydney Ice Dogs.
Medals : Won World Championship Division II (Group A) bronze in 2004.
White, Bill (- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series.
Club Career : Played for Chicago Blackhawks.
Honours : NHL All-Star Second Team defenceman 1971-72, 1972-73 & 1973-74.
White, Bob (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1956 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1955-56.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1956.
White, Brooke (1979- )
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Forward.
International Career :
Played for USA (Women) in the 2001 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won World Championship (Women) silver in 2001.
White, Colin (1977- )
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Albany River Rats 1997-99, Albany River Rats & New Jersey Devils 1999-00 and New Jersey Devils 2000- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2000 & 2003.
White, Conor (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Australia.
White, Frank (- )
Club Career : Played for Ottawa Silver Seven.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1905.
White, John (1959- )
Born in Dublin, Ireland. Centre. Raised and learn to play hockey in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
International Career : Played for Ireland in the 2004 World Championship Division III.
White, Martin (1958- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Great Britain in 1979.
Club Career : Played for Whitley Warriors 1977-78.
Honours : Won the Pete Smith Bowl 1977-78.
Whitehead, John C (- )
Co-Owner of the New Jersey Devils.
Whitehead, Tony (1936- )
Born in Lonesome, near Streatham, London, England.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain 1962.
Club Career (playing) : Played for Streatham Royals, Southampton Vikings 1960-63, Wembley Lions, Streatham 1975-76, Avon Arrows 1981-82, Richmond Flyers 1982-83 and Medway Bears 1985-86. 
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Streatham 1975-77.
Honours : Southern League (South) All-Star coach 1975-76.
Whitehill, Chris (1973- )
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1989-92.
Whitehouse, Paul (1956- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1977-81.
Club Career : Played for Billingham Bombers 1975-82 and Whitley Warriors 1982-89.
Whitfield, Trent (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1996-97.
Whitley Arrows
Logo © Whitley Arrows
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Under-12 team.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : purple, black & gold
Whitley Bandits
Logo ©
Played one season in the Northern League.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold.
Whitley Bay Ice Hockey Club
Logo © Whitley Bay IHC Badge/our thanks to Martin harris
The Whitley Bay Ice Hockey Club junior development programme runs four junior teams: Whitley Braves, Whitley Tomahawks, Whitley Mohawks and Whitley Arrows.
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England.
Home ice for :
Capacity : 3,200
Ice pad size : 186 feet x 81 feet
Whitley Bay Warriors
Logo ©
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Founded 1956. Competed in Northern Tournament 1956-57 only. Succeeded by Whitley Bees.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : White, maroon and gold.
Whitley Bay Wasps
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. The team that had been Wasps at Durham moved to Whitley for a couple of seasons; the rinks/teams were all owned then by the same branch of the Smith family.
Whitley Bees
Logo ©
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Played in the Northern League 1957-61.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold.
Whitley Braves
Logo © Whitley Braves
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Play in the Northern Conference of the English Under-19 league.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold.
Whitley Intermediates
Logo ©
Ontario, Canada.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Whitley Mohawks
Logo ©
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Under-14 team.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold.
Whitley Tomahawks
Logo ©
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England. Under-16 team.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold.
Whitley Warriors [web site]
Logo © Whitley Warriors
Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England.  Founded in 1956 as the Whitley Bay Warriors. Whitley Warriors first season was 1963-64 when they played in the North East League. Played in the Northern League 1966-81, the English National League 1981-82, the British League Premier Division 1982-95 (known as the Newcastle Warriors in 1995-96) and the Northern Premier League 1996-97. Since 1997 have played in the English League.
Home ice : Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Team colours : white, maroon & gold
Head coach : Terry Matthews 1970-71, Don MacAdam 1975-76
Honours : Won the Icy Smith Cup in 1973 & 1974.
Won the Northern League 1973-74 & 1974-75.
Won the Northern Autumn Cup 1971-72.
Whitley Warriors Programme Cover
Whitney, Ray (1972- )
Born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Right-wing. San Jose Sharks 2nd pick (23rd overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1998 & 1999 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Kölner Haie & Team Canada & San Jose Sharks & San Diego Gulls 1991-92, San Jose Sharks & Kansas City Blades 1992-93, San Jose Sharks 1993-96, San Jose Sharks & Kentucky Thoroughblades & Utah Grizzlies 1996-97, Edmonton Oilers & Florida Panthers 1997-98, Florida Panthers 1998-00, Florida Panthers & Columbus Blue Jackets 2000-01, Columbus Blue Jackets 2001-03, Detroit Red Wings 2003-04 and Carolina Hurricanes 2005- .
Medals : Won the Presidents' Trophy in 2003-04.
Honours : NHL North America All-Star Roster 2000.
Whitten, Erin (- )
Born in the USA. Netminder. The first female netminder to record a win in a professional game.
International Career : Played for USA (Women) in the 1992, 1994, 1997 & 1999 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1992, 1994, 1997 & 1999.
WHL
See Western Hockey League
WHL Leading Goaltender Award
Presented to the top goalie in the Western Hockey League based on fewest goals against.

1952-53 : Emile Francis (Vancouver Canucks)
1953-54 : Gump Worsley (Vancouver Canucks)
1954-55 : Johnny Bower (Vancouver Canucks)
1955-56 :
1956-57 :
1957-58 : Marcel Pelletier (Vancouver Canucks)
1958-59 :
1959-60 : Hank Bassen (Vancouver Canucks)
1960-61 : Don Head (Portland Buckaroos)
1961-62 : Al Millar (Seattle Totems)
1962-63 : Don Head (Portland Buckaroos)
1963-64 : Al Millar (Denver Invaders)
1964-65 : Jim McLeod (Seattle Totems)
1965-66 : Don Head & Dave Kelly (Portland Buckaroos)
1966-67 : Jim McLeod (Seattle Totems)
1967-68 : Marv Edwards (Portland Buckaroos) & Jim McLeod (Portland Buckaroos)
1968-69 : Dave Kelly & Jim McLeod (Portland Buckaroos)
1969-70 : George Gardner (Vancouver Canucks)
1970-71 : Dave Kelly & Jim McLeod (Portland Buckaroos)
1971-72 : Bob Johnson & Peter McDuffe (Denver Spurs)
1972-73 :
1973-74 : Rick Charron (Portland Buckaroos)
WHL Rookie Award
Presented to the best rookie in the Western Hockey League.

1973-74 : Larry Patey (Salt Lake Golden Eagles)
Whyte, Gordon (1970- )
Club Career : Played for Dundee Tigers 1987-88, Tayside Tigers 1988-89, Fife Flyers 1989-92, Fife Flyers & Murrayfield Racers 1992-93, Fife Flyers 1993-94, Dumfries Border Vikings 1994-97.
Medals :
Won the Heineken League Division One 1991-92.
Won the Heineken League Division One Play-offs 1991-92.
Whyte, Sandra (- )
Centre.
International Career :
Played for USA (Women) in the 1998 Olympics (Women) and the 1997 World Championships (Women).
Medals : Won Olympic (Women) gold in 1998.
Won World Championship (Women) silver in 1997.

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