Where did the Western Hockey League start?
There was a professional league in the early and middle years of the century that used the Western Hockey League name. However, the Major Junior circuit started up in 1966, called the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, with teams in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The League was renamed the Western Canada Hockey League in 1967 and grew to encompass the four western Provinces in the years that followed. The arrival of teams based in the United States Pacific Northwest led to another name change, the Western Hockey League in 1978.