1907–08 WPHL season

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1907–08 WPHL season
League Western Pennsylvania Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Number of teams 4
Regular season
Season champions Pittsburgh Bankers (2nd title)

The 1907–08 WPHL season was the eighth season of operation for the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League. The season also marked the first WPHL season since 1903-04 had competed in the compete in the International Professional Hockey League the prior three years. Four Pittsburgh-area teams competed in the season, in which all games were played at the Duquesne Gardens. The Pittsburgh Athletic Club and the Pittsburgh Bankers resumed play in the league. Two additonial teams were added to the league; the Pittsburgh Pirates and a team representing the Pittsburgh Lyceum.

In what might have been the first trade involving professional hockey players, the Pittsburgh Pirates sent James MacKay, Edgar Dey and Dunc Taylor to the Bankers in exchange for Joseph Donnelly, Clint Bennest and a player named "McGuire" on January 28, 1908.

The season concluded with the Pittsburgh Bankers having the best record in the league and being named league champions. It would be the team's second league title.

Final standings[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts %
Pittsburgh Bankers 19 12 4 3 81 59 24 .632
Pittsburgh Lyceum 17 11 5 1 77 49 22 .647
Pittsburgh Pirates 17 5 10 2 59 70 10 .294
Pittsburgh A.C. 17 3 12 2 41 80 6 .176

Source: Fitzsimmons, p. 415

  • Games that resulted in a tie were replayed and are not reflected in total points


The Bankers played a "World's Series" with the Montreal Wanderers. The Wanderers won the series two games to one.[1]


  1. ^ Fitzsimmons 2000, p. 415.
  • Fitzsimmons, Ernie (2000), "Early Professional, Early Senior WHA and Modern Minor Professional League Standings", in Diamond, Dan, Total Hockey, Total Sport Publishing, pp. 414–432, ISBN 1-892129-85-X 
Preceded by
1905–06 (IPHL)
IPHL seasons
Succeeded by