SOURCE: World Hockey Association Corp

October 19, 2005 12:44 ET

WHA Hits the Ice for the First Time Since 1979

ROCHESTER, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- The World Hockey Association (OTC: WHKY) announced today that it had inaugurated its new WHA Super Junior hockey season on Saturday, October 15 where the Tampa Bay Sharks beat the Space Coast Hurricanes 6 to 4 and the Daytona Blazers beat the Palm Beach Icehawks 5 to 2.

The World Hockey Association is back playing hockey after an absence of 26 years. The league owes its rebirth to Ricky Smith, who has built the super junior league against all odds and is about to create a Pro league for the upcoming season.

"We are proud to be finally playing. The road to this point has been a difficult. Our entire team has shown a lot of dedication and hard work and I would like to take this opportunity to specifically thank our financial partners and investors as well as Bobby Hull and Dave Beaudin, Director of Hockey operations for the WHA Super Junior League, for their commitment and for believing in our dream," said Ricky Smith, President of the WHA. "The WHA Super Junior is only the beginning, we hope to have a Pro circuit up and running and offer the true fans of hockey a quality on ice product as well as a superior off ice product for our sponsors," further added Mr. Smith.

About the World Hockey Association

The World Hockey Association is a publicly traded sport marketing organization, which currently operates the WHA Super Junior hockey and plans to operate a Professional hockey league for the 2006 and 2007 season. The WHA also operates a real-estate division, which is in the process of acquiring and building sports and hockey facilities throughout North America.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ricky Smith
    World Hockey Association
    Tel. 647-880-4855