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Franchise value and ownership history

Franchise name/location history (most to least recent):
  • Calgary Cowboys
  • Vancouver Blazers
  • Philadelphia Blazers

Franchise Valuation and Ownership History
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Value
In today's
Hockey Franchise
Valuation Rank
1971-72 $25,000 $187,021
On November 1, 1971, Bernard Brown and James Cooper bought the original Miami WHA franchise for $25,000. In June 1972, before a game was played, the franchise was transferred to Philadelphia as the Blazers.
Source(s): Book: The Rebel League
1972-73 $0 $0
On November 18, 1972, James Cooper sold his shares to Bernard Brown, who became the sole owner, for $125,000
Source(s): Book: Professional Hockey in Philadelphia: A History
1973-74 $1,900,000 $12,961,937
During the summer prior to the season, Jim Pattison purchased the franchise from Bernard Brown for US $1.9M and moved it to Vancouver as the Blazers.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1974-75 $0 $0
On May 7, 1975, the franchise was transferred to Calgary and renamed the Cowboys.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1976-77 $0 $0
On May 31, 1976-77, the franchise folded.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus