Last updated on Sunday, 03 August 2008

If you only see one frame - click here for the full frames version of the A to Z

Entries without a separate letter page are filed on the main W page

GootooIndexo   Wa We Wh Wi Wo Wr Wy
BrowseoPage W Wa We Wh Wi Wo Wr Wy
 
Woit, Benedict Francis 'Benny' (1928- )
Born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Played both forward & defence.
Club Career : Played for Indianapolis Capitals 1948-50, Indianapolis Capitals & Detroit Red Wings 1950-51, Detroit Red Wings 1951-55, Chicago Blackhawks 1955-56, Chicago Blackhawks & Rochester Americans 1956-57, Rochester Americans 1957-58, Spokane Comets 1958-59, Providence Reds 1959-61, Kingston Frontenacs & Clinton Comets 1961-62, Clinton Comets 1962-65 and Jersey Devils 1965-66.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1952, 1954 & 1955.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1954.
Wolanin, Craig (1967- )
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. Defenceman. New Jersey Devils 1st pick (3rd overall) in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1987, 1991 & 1994 World Championships and the 1991 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for New Jersey Devils 1985-89, New Jersey Devils & Utica Devils & Québec Nordiques 1989-90, Québec Nordiques 1990-95, Colorado Avalanche 1995-96, Tampa Bay Lightning & Toronto Maple Leafs 1996-97, Toronto Maple Leafs 1997-98 and Detroit Vipers 1998-99.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1996.
Wold, Ketil (1972- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Norway in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Wolfe, John (1967- )
Netminder.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star goalie 1995.
Wolfsburg (EC Wolfsburg)
Logo ©
Germany. Played in the Bundesliga 2 1995-96.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Head coach : John Markell 1992-93
Wolkowski, Andrzej (1913- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Poland 1933- (including the 1936 Olympics).
Club Career : Played for Cracovia.
Wolski, Wojtek (1986- )
Born in Zabrize, Poland. Left-wing. Colorado Avalanche 1st pick (21st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Wolves IHC
Logo ©
Johannesburg, South Afrca.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : Won the South African Championship in 1951.
Women's Hockey Web [web site]
An extensive web site that gives links to hundreds of women's related ice hockey sites.
Women's Ice Hockey
First played in 1916.  It is a non-contact version of men's ice hockey. First full participation at the Winter Olympic Games was at Nagano in 1998.
Women's Premier League
A eight team league playing in Great Britain.
Women's World Championship
See World Championship (Women)
Wood, Ally (1957- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1979-81.
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers 1981. 
Wood, Burke (- )
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Victorias.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1901 & 1902 (January).
Wood, Conrad (- )
Netminder. 
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1934 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Saskatoon Quakers 1933-34.
Wood, Dan (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1984 Olympics.
Wood, F H (- )
Club Career : Played for Ottawa Silver Seven.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1903.
Wood, Freddie (- )
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Royals 1963-64, Paisley Mohawks 1964-65, Murrayfield Royals 1965-66, Murrayfield Racers 1966-68 and Murrayfield Racers 1974-76.
Medals : Won the Northern League 1975-76.
Honours : Won the Earl Carlson Trophy 1974-75.
Wood, Greg (1987- )
Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Basingstoke Bison & Sheffield Steelers 2004-05, Sheffield Scimitars & Sheffield Steelers 2005-06 and Basingstoke Bison 2006- .
Wood, Jason David 'Woody' (1971- )
Born in Mitcham, Surrey, England. Netminder. Settled in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada where he works as a fire-fighter with Penticton Fire Department.
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) 1986-91. Played for England in 1992-93. Played for Great Britain in exhibition games 1992-94.
Club Career : Played for Streatham Scorpions & Streatham Bruins 1985-86, Medway Bears 1986-88, Peterborough Pirates 1988-89 (also one game for Deeside Dragons and one game for Solihull Barons), Cardiff Devils 1989-96 (also one game for Basingstoke Beavers in 1994-95), Cardiff Devils & Manchester Storm & Stevenage Oilers 1996-97 and Kingston Hawks 1997-98. 
Medals : Won the British Championship in 1990, 1993 & 1994.
Won the British League Premier Division in 1989-90, 1992-93 & 1993-94.
Won the Superleague in 1996-97.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1992.
Won the British Junior Championship in 1986.
Won the English Junior Championship in 1986.
Wood, Ronnie (1960- )
Together with David Gardner-Brown, Ronnie Wood is credited with the creation of the Sheffield Steelers in 1991, where he became a playing General Manager. He resigned from the General Manager role in February 1993 but continued as a player for the rest of that season.
International Career :
Played for Great Britain in the 1981 World Championships. Played for Scotland in the 1983 Home International.
Club Career : Played for Murrayfield Racers, Dundee Rockets 1981-87, Fife Flyers 1987-88, Fife Flyers & Tayside Tigers 1988-89, Ayr Raiders & Solihull Barons 1989-90, Telford Tigers & Solihull Barons 1990-91, Solihull Barons & Sheffield Steelers 1991-92 and Sheffield Steelers 1992-93.
Medals : Won the British Championship in 1982, 1983 & 1984.
Won the British League 1983-84.
Won the British League (Section A) 1982-83.
Won the Autumn Cup 1983.
Won the Scottish National League 1981-82.
Won the Spring Cup (Northern League Play-Off) in 1982.
Won the Northern League 1981-82.
Honours : Ice Hockey Annual All-Star Second Team right-wing 1983.
BIHWA
All-Star left-wing 1987.
His number 7 jersey has been retired by Sheffield Steelers.
Woodall, Keith (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1956 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Waterloo Dutchmen 1955-56.
Medals : Won Olympic bronze in 1956.
Woodburn, Steven (1963- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for France in the 1988 & 1994 Olympics, the 1989, 1990 & 1991 World Championship Pool B and the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for HC Gap 1986-88, HC Rouen 1988-96, EC Heilbronner 1996-97, Bad Nauheim 1997-99, HC Rouen 1999-00 and Phoenix Mustangs & Laval Chiefs 2000-01.
Medals : Won World Championship Pool B bronze in 1989 & 1991.
Woodcroft, Craig (1969- )
International Career : Played for Canada 1992-93.
Club Career : Played for Manchester Storm 1996-98.
Honours : BIHWA All-Star forward 1998.
Woodhead, Allen (- )
Club Career (managing) : General Manager of the Grimsby Buffaloes 1975-76.
Woodman, Allan 'Huck' (1900-)
Forward.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1920 Olympics & World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Winnipeg Falcons 1919-20.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1920.
Won the Allan Cup in 1920.
Woods, Martin (- )
Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Bracknell Bees 1999-00.
Medals :
Won the Superleague in 1999-00.
Woods, Peter (1958- )
Born in Canada. Superleague's Director of Sport in 1998-00 - the role incorporated being GM of the National Team Programme and Great Britain coach.
International Career : Head coach of Great Britain 1994-00 (including the 1999 World Championship Pool B)
Club Career : Head coach for Basingstoke Bison 1991-98.
Honours : BIHWA Coach of the Year 1993.
Woolf, Mark (- )
Club Career : Played for Ayr Scottish Eagles 1996-99.
Medals : Won the British Championship 1998.
Won the Superleague 1997-98.
Won the Benson and Hedges Cup 1997.
Won the Express Cup 1997-98.
Woolley, Jason (1969- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Washington Capitals 4th pick (61st overall) in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft).
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1991-92. Played for Canada in the 1992 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Washington Capitals (one game in 1991-92) & Baltimore Skipjacks 1991-93, Washington Capitals & Portland Pirates 1993-94, Detroit Vipers & Florida Panthers 1994-95, Florida Panthers 1995-96, Florida Panthers & Pittsburgh Penguins 1996-97, Buffalo Sabres 1997-02, Buffalo Sabres & Detroit Red Wings 2002- .
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1992.
Woolsey, Pete (- )
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1938.
Worcester Centrum
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Also known as the Worcester Centrum Center.
Home ice for : Worcester Ice Cats
Capacity : 12,311
Ice pad size : 
Worcester Ice Cats
Logo © Worcester Ice Cats/thanks to logoserver.com
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Played in the American Hockey League in 1994-05.  
Home ice : Worcester Centrum
Team colours : blue, teal, white & silver
Affiliations have included : Ottawa Senators 1996-98, Peoria Rivermen, St Louis Blues
General manager :
Jim Roberts, Peter Boe, Peter Ricciardi, John Ferguson Jr
Head coach : Jim Roberts, Greg Gilbert, Don Granato 2000- 
Worcester Sharks [web site]
Logo © Worceste rSharks
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Played in the American Hockey League in 2006- .
Home ice : DCU Center (14,800 seats)
Team colours : teal, grey, black & white
Affiliations have included : San Jose Sharks 2006-08
General manager : Wayne Thomas 2006- 
Head coach : Roy Sommer 2006-
World Arena
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Home ice for : Colorado Gold Kings
Capacity : 7,354
Ice pad size :
World Championship
World Championship Programme Cover 1939 World and European Championship Programme Cover 1950 World Championship Programme Cover 1951 World Championship Pool A Programme Cover 1994 Gufex Puck : 2000 World Championships

i. 1920-39 :
The Ice Hockey World Championship and Ice Hockey in the Olympics started in 1920.  The Olympics have been held on a regular basis (except 1940-46) but the "annual" World Championship has sometimes been combined with the Olympics. The World Championships between 1920 and 1939 saw teams ranked but not grouped into pools or divisions.
ii. 1947-2000 : The top group of countries in the world (known as Pool A) competed for the World Championship - the other pools (Pool B, Pool C and Pool D) played to qualify for promotion to the World Championship. From 1998 Pool A included the top sixteen countries. 
iii. 2001- : The whole World Championship structure comprises 40 teams - the top sixteen countries compete in the World Championship, below which are two divisions of 12 teams called  Division I & Division II. Each year the bottom two teams get relegated from the World Championship to Division I. Each division is played in two groups of six teams - the winners of the two groups are promoted and the worst teams are relegated. If other countries want to participate, they have to play a qualification tournament to enter Division II.
iv. For World Championship participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
v. The European Championships were a combined tournament with the World Championships/Olympics in 1928, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 & 1968 and the World Championships in 1930, 1931, 1933-79, 1981-83, 1985-87 & 1989-91. Results between European teams at the World Championships/Olympics determined the places in the European Championships.
World Championship All-Star Teams

At the end of each World Championship tournament All-Star teams are selected for each Pool. The first All-Star teams were selected for the 1961 tournament.
World Championship Best Defenceman Award

At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best defenceman of the tournament.
World Championship Best Forward Award

At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best forward of the tournament.
World Championship Best Goalkeeper Award

At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best goalie of the tournament.
World Championship Division I
From 2001 National teams vie for promotion from Division I to the World Championship. The Division is played in two groups of six teams with the group winners gaining promotion and the last placed team being relegated. The first Division I Group A included the teams ranked 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, and 28 after the 2000 World Championships. The first Division I Group B included the teams ranked 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, and 27 after the 2000 World Championships. (Although, the IIHF may make geographical swaps if necessary). For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship Division II
From 2001 National teams vie for promotion from Division II to Division I. The Division is played in two groups of six teams with the group winners gaining promotion and the last placed team being relegated. The first Division II Group A included the teams ranked 29, 32, 33, 36, 37, and 40 after the 2000 World Championships. The first Division II Group B included the teams ranked 30, 31, 34, 35, 38, and 39 after the 2000 World Championships. (Although, the IIHF may make geographical swaps if necessary). For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship Division III
From 2003 National teams vie for promotion from Division III to Division II.
World Championship (Junior)
First contested as an IIHF's official tournament in 1977. In the 1998-99 season the IIHF introduced two playing levels in the Junior World Championships - Under 20 and Under 18. At the same time, they also introduced Pools B, C and D. From the 2000-01 season the Pool system was changed, with the World Championship (Junior) plus three divisions - Division I, Division II and Division III. There was also a Division III Qualification group. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Junior) Best Defenceman Award

First presented in 1977. At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best defenceman of the tournament.
World Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award

First presented in 1977. At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best forward of the tournament.
World Championship (Junior) Best Goalkeeper Award

First presented in 1977. At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is selected as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
World Championship (Junior) Division I
First contested in 2000-01. Teams vie for promotion from Division I to the World Championship (Junior). The winners gain promotion and the last placed team is relegated.
World Championship (Junior) Division II
First contested in 2000-01. Teams vie for promotion from Division II to Division I. The winners gain promotion and the last placed team is relegated.
World Championship (Junior) Division III
First contested in 2000-01. Teams vie for promotion from Division III to Division II. The winners gain promotion and the last placed team is relegated to the Division III Qualification group.
World Championship (Junior) Division III Qualification
First contested in 2000-01. The winner of this group joins Division III.
World Championship (Junior) Leading Points Scorer

First presented in 1977. At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is named as the leading points scorer of the tournament.
World Championship (Junior) MVP Award

Initially nominated by the media but from 2004-05 recognised as an IIHF Directorate Award.
World Championship Leading Points Scorer

At the end of each World Championship, a player in each Pool/Division is named as the leading points scorer of the tournament.
World Championship MVP Award

Nominated by the media and now recognised as an IIHF Directorate Award.
World Championship Pool A
See World Championship
World Championship Pool B
World Championship Pool B Programme Cover 1993 World Championship Pool B Programme Cover 1995 World Championship Pool B Programme Cover 1996 World Championship Pool B Programme Cover 1997 World Championship Pool B Programme Cover 1998
Qualifying group for promotion to the World Championship. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship Pool C
World Championship Pool C Programme Cover 1973 World Championship Pool C Programme Cover 1979 World Championship Pool C Programme Cover 1991 World Championship Pool C Programme Cover 1992
National teams vie for promotion through this pool to World Championships, Pool B. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship Pool D
World Championship Pool D Puck 1989 World Championship Pool D Programme Cover 1990
National teams vie for promotion through this pool to World Championships, Pool C. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Women)
This tournament was established by the IIHF in 1990 and became an annual event from 1999. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Women) Division I
From 2001 National teams vie for promotion from Division I to the World Championship (Women). For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Women) Division II
From 2002 National teams vie for promotion from Division II to the World Championship (Women) Division I. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Women) Division III
From 2002 National teams vie for promotion from Division III to the World Championship (Women) Division II. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Championship (Women) Pool B

The first Pool B was established in 1999. For participation details see Year by Year World Championships.
World Cup of Hockey

Replaced the Canada Cup competition in 1996. 
1995-96 Format : The first World Cup of Hockey was contested by Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the USA. The teams were split into two pools. After a round robin phase in each pool - called Round One, the top team in each pool progressed to Round Three.  The second and third placed teams in each pool went into one-off matches, called Round Two.  The winners of the Round Two matches then played one-off matches against the teams waiting in Round Three. The two winners in Round Three contested a best-of-three Final.
2003-04 Format : The World Cup will be contested by Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the USA. The teams were split into two pools - European Division included the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany & Sweden and the North American Division included Canada, Russia, Slovakia & the United States. Four arenas in Europe - Cologne Arena, Globe Arena, Hartwall Arena and Sazka Arena held European Division games and European QuarterFinals. 
Three arenas in North America - Air Canada Centre, Bell Centre & Xcel Energy Center held North American Division games and North American QuarterFinals. The SemiFinals were held at the Air Canada Centre and Xcel Energy Center, with the Final in Toronto.
"World Cup of Hockey : A History of Hockey's Greatest Tournament, The"

A book by Joe Pelletier and Pat Houda, published in 2001 by Warwick Publishing.
World Hockey Association (WHA)
WHA Programme Cover
Founded in 1971 by Gary L Davidson and Dennis A Murphy as a major league rival to the NHL, the league operated 1972-79. In 1971 twelve franchises were awarded : Calgary Broncos, Chicago Cougars, Dayton Aeros, Edmonton Oil Kings, Los Angeles Aces, Miami Screaming Eagles, Minnesota Fighting Saints, New England Whalers, New York Raiders, Ottawa Nationals, San Francisco Sharks and Winnipeg Jets. Before the inaugural season of 1972-73 got underway - the Calgary Broncos became the Cleveland Crusaders, the Dayton Aeros became the Houston Aeros, the Miami Screaming Eagles became the Philadelphia Blazers and the San Francisco Sharks became the Quebec Nordiques. The WHA completed seven seasons and then merged with the NHL from the 1979-80 season. The league play-off championship was called the AVCO Cup.  The WHA used blue and red pucks!
i. 1972-73 : The 12 teams played in two divisions - Eastern Division and Western Division. Eastern Division teams were - Cleveland Crusaders, New England Whalers, New York Raiders, Ottawa Nationals, Philadelphia Blazers and Quebec Nordiques. Western Division teams were - Alberta Oilers (formerly the Edmonton Oil Kings), Chicago Cougars, Houston Aeros, Los Angeles Sharks (formerly the Los Angeles Aces), Minnesota Fighting Saints and Winnipeg Jets.
ii. 1972-73 : The Alberta Oilers became the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Cougars moved from the Western Division to the Eastern Division, the New York Raiders became the New York Golden Blades and then were renamed the Jersey Knights, the Ottawa Nationals were replaced by the Toronto Toros and the Eastern Division Philadelphia Blazers became the Vancouver Blazers who played in the Western Division.
iii. 1974-75 : The WHA expanded to 14 teams competing in three divisions, the new division was called the Canadian Division - the teams were the Edmonton Oilers, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Toros, Vancouver Blazers and Winnipeg Jets. The Eastern Division Jersey Knights became the San Diego Mariners who played in the Western Division. The Los Angeles Sharks were replaced in the Western Division by the Michigan Stags, who in turn became the Baltimore Blades. The Indianapolis Racers were one of the new teams and joined the Eastern Division.  The other new team was the Phoenix Roadrunners who were placed in the Western Division.
iv. 1975-76 : The Baltimore Blades and the Chicago Cougars left the league before the start of the season. Vancouver Blazers became the Calgary Cowboys. The Cincinnati Stingers joined the Eastern Division and the Denver Spurs joined the Western Division.  Denver Spurs later became the Ottawa Civics but financial problems saw both the Ottawa Civics and the Minnesota Fighting Saints fold before the end of the season.
v. 1976-77 : The league was back to twelve teams and reverted to two divisions. The Toronto Toros became the Birmingham Bulls. Cleveland Crusaders relocated before the season and revived the Minnesota Fighting Saints name only to fold during the season.  Eastern Division teams were - Birmingham Bulls, Cincinnati Stingers, Indianapolis Racers, Minnesota Fighting Saints, New England Whalers and Quebec Nordiques. Western Division teams were - Calgary Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Houston Aeros, Phoenix Roadrunners, San Diego Mariners and Winnipeg Jets.
vi. 1977-78 : The Calgary Cowboys, Phoenix Roadrunners and San Diego Mariners left the league before the start of the season.  The eight remaining teams played in one division. A Soviet All-Stars team and Czechoslovakia each played eight games as part of the league schedule.
vii. 1978-79 : The Houston Aeros left the league before the start of the season.  The remaining seven teams competed in one division.  The Indianapolis Racers folded during the season. A Soviet All-Stars team and Czechoslovakia each played six games as part of the league schedule, and Finland played one game
World Hockey Association 2 (WHA2)
Celebration, Florida, USA. The World Hockey Association 2. Referred to as WHA2 was a Minor Pro league founded for the 2003-04 season. The league was planned as a feeder league to the proposed Major League to be known as the World Hockey Association. Teams in the league were - Alabama Slammers, Jacksonville Barracudas, Lakeland Loggerheads, Macon Trax, Miami Manatees and Orlando Seals. After the inaugural season the six teams left WHA2 to join the Eastern Hockey League but before the 2004-05 season was due to start, the South East Hockey League merged with the ex-WHA2 teams to form the Southern Preofessional Hockey League.
i. winners :
Jacksonville Barracudas 2003-04
ii. awards :
Coach of the Year - Thomas Stewart
League MVP - David Deeves
All-Star MVP - Steve Zoryk
Worsley, Lorne John 'Gump' (1929-2007)
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for New York Rovers & New Haven Ramblers 1949-50, St Paul Saints 1950-51, Saskatoon Quakers 1951-52, Saskatoon Quakers & Edmonton Flyers & New York Rangers 1952-53, Vancouver Canucks 1953-54, New York Rangers 1954-57, New York Rangers & Providence Reds 1957-58, New York Rangers 1958-59, New York Rangers & Springfield Indians 1959-60, New York Rangers 1960-63, Montreal Canadiens & Quebec Aces 1963-65, Montreal Canadiens 1965-69, Montreal Canadiens & Minnesota North Stars 1969-70 and Minnesota North Stars 1970-74.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1980 (player).
Won the Vezina Trophy in 1966 (with Charlie Hodge) & 1968 (with Rogatien Vachon).
Won the Leader Cup in 1953-54.
NHL All-Star First Team 1967-68.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1965-66.
NHL All-Star Roster 1961, 1962, 1965 & 1972.
Worters, Roy (1900-1957)
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Pittsburgh Pirates 1925-28 and New York Americans 1928-37.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969 (player).
Won the Hart Trophy in 1929.
Won the Vezina Trophy in 1931.
NHL All-Star Second Team 1931-32 and 1933-34.

page hits