WHA Hall Of Fame ©®PCMP LLC

 

● a whopping 800 pages!

● accurate reproduction of
all seven seasons of
league media guides

● priceless resource
of WHA statistics
and information

● 6"x9" sofcover,
with original media guide
pages reproduced
at original size

● Full color cover
and B&W interior

● Introduction by WHA HOF
president Timothy Gassen



 
 
1972-1979 WHA Media Guides Book


Paper media guides were once the norm for all professional hockey teams.
They were small in physical dimensions, usually around 6 inches wide and
8 inches long – perfect to fit into a pocket or briefcase. Their main purpose
was to give newspaper, radio, and TV media professionals a quick reference
guide for their reporting, but they were also used widely by team and league
personnel.

Like paper game programs, the paper team media guides were phased out by
the early 2000s, and today they are sadly replaced by electronic download
files and periodically updated web site pages.

Back in the 1970s, though, each World Hockey Association team would
publish their own media guide, and the league would also print a tome that
covered the entire circuit. It is those WHA league guides, from 1972-1979,
that we have restored as an archive and are reproducing here. They are
fascinating artifacts of a major league’s birth, expansion, contraction, and
then concerted stab at cementing a merger with the rival NHL.

The NHL took four teams from the WHA for the 1979-1980 season, and the
rebel league was no more.

But evidence of the league’s incredible hockey journey still exists. Enjoy the
following 800 pages of league information, painstakingly restored and
re-printed by the WHA Hall of Fame.

All that hard work – for the league and for this archival project – was
certainly worth it.

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