1977-78 Pacific Hockey League for Power Play Hockey
The first season of the Pacific Hockey League is represented here for Power Play Hockey. Four-team league that started late December, 1977, several weeks after the CHL Phoenix Roadrunners folded. Original PHL had all four teams in California: San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles. LA was replaced by Phoenix after the Runners folded. One month into the season, the Long Beach Sharks ran out of money and became wards of the league. They also changed their name to the Rockets and played with red practice jerseys the remainder of the season.