SOURCE: World Hockey Association

July 19, 2007 08:30 ET

WHA Announces Newest Expansion Team

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - The World Hockey Association (PINKSHEETS: WHKA) is pleased to announce that the newest expansion team to enter in to the League is the OLIVER ROADRUNNERS of Oliver, B.C.

League CEO Ricky Smith states, "We had the good fortune to play a regular season game last year here in the beautiful town of Oliver and we had a sell-out crowd." Smith also says, "We scheduled a regular season game between the WHALERS as host team, and the Osoyoos Spurs and it was a great event. The Arena here is a great facility and we are looking forward to this season as are the fans of Oliver, B.C."

Oliver is the "wine capital of Canada" and is a great tourist location for many.

WHA Tryout Camp in B.C. will be held at LANGLEY TWIN RINKS on August 10th and 11th, players or parents should contact Coach Matt Samson at 604-418-5588 to confirm their attendance. As previously announced the League will have Camp in Denver this July 26 through 28.

The final WHA League camp for the summer will be held in Oliver, B.C. at the Oliver Arena on September 16,17 and 18, where final cuts and Team allocations will take place. Again players are reminded to contact Coach Matt Samson to confirm their spot for Camp.

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 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.

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

  • CONTACT:
    John Thomas
    Investor Relations WHA
    1-800-831-0429