Other hockey leagues in 1926:    
NHL

1926 WCHL Season

League Note
By the 1925โ€“26 season, WHL teams were openly selling players to their richer NHL rivals to stay afloat. The NHL board of governors intervened by purchasing the contracts of every player in the WHL for $258,000 and the league formally disbanded. The remnants of five former WHL teams immediately formed the professional Prairie Hockey League (PHL)