Western Pro Hockey League logo

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Western Pro Hockey League is the name of a professional sports organization, which was established in the United States in 1995 and ceased all operations in 2001. The minor league was composed of 18 hockey clubs, competing for the champion’s title during five seasons.

Meaning and history

Western Pro Hockey League had a pretty short history, but a lot of members. The minor hockey league only existed for five seasons, from 1996 to 2001, and in 2002 merged into the Central Hockey league. But the CHL was not very successful either, and the teams-members were accepted into ECHL in 2014, after the closure of the Central Hockey League.

Out of eighteen teams, competing for the champion’s title of the WO

PHL, only three managed to get it throughout the five seasons of the league’s existence. The first two trophies were won by El Paso Buzzards, who lost their championship to Shreveport Mudbugs, who also managed to keep it for two seasons, and also won the very last season of the league, but under the new name,  Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs.

What is Western Pro Hockey League?

Western Pro Hockey League, or WPHL, was the name of the American minor hockey league, created in 1995, and lasted for five winter seasons. During the first two seasons, the league only had six teams-members, but the number has tripled by 2000, right before the closure.

As for the visual identity, the league made its logo traditional for the sports league, yet still interesting and recognizable. The most expected thing here is of course the patriotic blue-red-white color palette, which is the number one choice for the professional sports league of the United States.

And although here you can also see the stripes and stars, just like on the flag of the USA, the slanted logotype and the angle between the slinging hockey player and the star on his left, create a very balanced and professionally executed composition, where each line and angle make sense.

1996 – 2001

Western Pro Hockey League logo

On the forefront of the Western Professional Hockey League logo, a player is holding a hockey stick. While you can see a large red “W” and a star in the background, it may take you some time to figure out what these objects are as their key parts are hidden behind the player.

What makes the Western Pro Hockey League logo a decent one is that the lettering “WPHL” is perfectly legible meaning at least you won’t have to guess whom the emblem belongs to.

The typeface of the massive sans-serif abbreviation of the badge of the hockey league is pretty close to such fonts as Tafel Sans PC Extra Bold It and Brava Sans Heavy ItalicX but with some contours modified.