Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

WSHL

The Oklahoma City Blazers joined the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) in 2014, and will begin their fourth season of play in the 2017-18 season. The WSHL is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sanctioned, Tier II Junior “A” hockey league that has been in continuous existence since 1994. Started by Dr. Don Thorne, whom the league championship trophy is named after, the WSHL began play in 1994 as the first junior hockey league on the west coast of the United States and is now entering its 24th season of play in 2017.

Joining the league as an expansion team, longtime captain of the Central Hockey League’s Blazers, Tyler Fleck, sought to bring the Blazers brand back to Oklahoma City. In the team’s inaugural season, the Blazers set the WSHL attendance record while playing the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, defeating the Dallas Snipers in front of a crowd of 7,109 by a score of 8-3.

Since joining the WSHL, the Blazers have made the Thorne Cup playoffs in every season, earning a Midwest Division crown in 2015-16.

The Blazers currently play at the Blazers Ice Centre in south Oklahoma City, located at 8000 S I-35 Service Rd, near the I-35 and I-240 interchange.