SOURCE: World Hockey Association

June 05, 2007 12:11 ET

World Hockey Association CEO Ricky Smith to Be Interviewed Live on SubPennyRadio on June 7th

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - The World Hockey Association (PINKSHEETS: WHKA) is pleased to announce Ricky Smith, President and CEO of the WHA, will be reappearing live on SubPennyRadio on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM Eastern.

Smith is expected to discuss the WHA's Eastern Division expansion into the Quebec Province and the Northeastern United States, recent developments in the WHA's Western Division, and most importantly, the company's new business plan.

Smith's first two interviews with SubPennyRadio in February and April of 2007 received enthusiastic shareholder and hockey fan response. His appearances are part of a larger media campaign conducted on behalf of the WHA which has seen Smith and other league officials appearing on television and radio stations across the United States and Canada. The campaign is being conducted to establish public awareness of the WHA as a driving force in the field of Junior Hockey.

This latest live interview will be conducted at 8:30 PM EDT on June 07, 2007. This broadcast is available to anyone from any internet-connected computer. The interview will also be looped as part of the archive throughout the following day, June 8th. It is expected that the interview will be continuously accessible as a podcast at the site, shortly thereafter.

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About the World Hockey Association:

The World Hockey Association created the WHA Hockey League to promote the sport of hockey. The WHA Hockey League is the successful combination of hockey and education & will create opportunities for the talented student athletes 15-20 years of age to showcase their skills in a highly competitive environment.

The WHA is staffed and operated by committed career professionals and hockey legends such as WHA League Commissioner Bobby Hull, Managing Director of Hockey Operations, Butch Goring, Head Coach and General Manager of the 2006-2007 WHA Season Champion New West Minster Whalers, Garry Unger, among others.

The single most important element of the WHA is the successful combination of hockey and education. Players in the WHA are expected to treat their academic education as a priority equal to their athletic development. Each team is expected to combine a high level of competition with a commitment to education.

With a schedule of more than 50 games, practice time, off-ice conditioning and public appearances, players should be well prepared for their next level of hockey, whether it is at the college, university, or professional level.

The 2007-2008 season will feature a transformation to Junior A Hockey and a significant expansion. The result will find the WHA firmly established in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and the Northwestern United States.

Philosophy of the WHA Junior Hockey League

The WHA Junior A Hockey League is expected to become the pinnacle of the skill development program. WHA Junior Hockey is for players who seek a greater or difficult challenge than that which might be available through their high school varsity or club team, area midget or other junior teams.

The principal purpose of the WHA junior development program is to prepare the athlete for career advancement either in a collegiate or professional opportunity. This objective can be accomplished by virtue of the following:

1)    By providing considerable training time and quality coaching.
2)    By providing players with a healthy, constructive environment in
      which to develop socially.
3)    By providing assistance and opportunities for the accomplishment
      of the participant's educational goals.
In short, the WHA works to provide players with exposure to collegiate recruiters and professional scouts, and to encourage educational advancement.

As a listed company on the Over-The-Counter Pink Sheets our mission is to provide a financially sound economic model that is responsible to WHA investors, coaches and staff, and the junior hockey players participating on each team. Fan satisfaction is a primary consideration in our decision making process


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Contact Information

    Ricky Smith