By the 1925–26 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)
y 1926 Edmonton Eskimos LogoEdmonton 1911038
x 1926 Saskatoon Shieks LogoSaskatoon 1811137
x 1926 Victoria Cougars LogoVictoria   1511434
1926 Portland Rosebuds LogoPortland 1216226
1926 Calgary Tigers LogoCalgary 1017323
1926 Vancouver Maroons LogoVancouver 1018222