Federko continued his career with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL where he set and still holds the team record for assists.
Frank and Lester Patrick, the owners of the WHL, made a deal to sell the league's players to the NHL and cease league operations.
The new Detroit franchise purchased the players of the WHL's Victoria Cougars, who had won the Stanley Cup in 1925 and had made the Finals the previous winter, to play for the team.
In 1924–25 the Victoria Cougars won the Cup, the last team outside the NHL to do so. The WHL folded in 1926 and was quickly replaced by the Prairie Hockey League.
However, in the meantime, the NHL (which had entered the U.S. only two years before) bought up the contracts of most of the WHL's players and largely used them to stock the rosters of three new U.S. teams.
To address this problem, the WHL initiated a global awareness campaign on hypertension in 2005 and dedicated May 17 of each year as World Hypertension Day (WHD).
In 2007, there was record participation from 47 member countries of the WHL.
As the momentum picks up year after year, the WHL is confident that almost all the estimated 1.5 billion people affected by elevated blood pressure can be reached.
Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Saskatoon and is home to numerous amateur teams such as the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, who host their games in SaskTel Centre (formerly known as Credit Union Centre and Saskatchewan Place).
The WHL is one of three leagues that constitutes the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada.
The WHL is composed of 22 teams as of 2019, divided into two conferences of two divisions.
Ginnell was found guilty of assault, fined $360, and suspended for 36 games by the WHL.
The WHL later renamed its award for most valuable player as the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy in their honour.
Since the early 1990s, the WHL has seen another period of expansion and the return of the league to Western Canada's major cities.
The Kamloops Blazers became the WHL's second dynasty in the early 1990s when they won both the WHL Championship and Memorial Cup three times in four years between 1992 and 1995.
Despite early fears that the WHL could not succeed in an NHL city, the Hitmen were a success, averaging as many as 10,000 fans per game in 2004–05. The Hitmen were followed one year later by the Edmonton Ice, but failed after only two seasons because of conflicts with the Edmonton Oilers.
The WHL teams wore retro inspired jerseys.
For the 2017–18 season, the WHL comprises 22 teams divided into two conferences, making it the largest league in the CHL;
the Ontario Hockey League has 20 teams and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has 18. The WHL has member teams across four Canadian provinces, and two American states.
Former member Current member The WHL has taken a much greater role in its players educational needs in recent years.