1952–53 WHL season

The 1952–53 WHL season was the first season of the Western Hockey League. The Edmonton Flyers were the President's Cup champions as they beat the Saskatoon Quakers four games to two in the final series.

1952–53 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games70
Number of teams8
Regular season
Season championsSaskatoon Quakers
President's Cup
ChampionsEdmonton Flyers
  Runners-upSaskatoon Quakers
Seasons

Final StandingsEdit

Final Season Standings[1]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Saskatoon Quakers 70 35 26 9 268 240 79
2 Vancouver Canucks 70 32 28 10 222 216 74
3 Calgary Stampeders 70 31 27 12 254 252 74
4 Edmonton Flyers 70 31 28 11 263 227 73
5 Seattle Bombers 70 30 32 8 222 225 68
6 New Westminster Royals 70 29 33 8 217 254 66
7 Tacoma Rockets 70 27 31 12 246 249 66
8 Victoria Cougars 70 26 36 8 244 273 60

bold - qualified for playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

  Round 1 Round 2 Finals
                           
  1 Saskatoon Quakers 4  
6 New Westminster Royals 3  
  1 Saskatoon Quakers -  
    bye -  
   
    1 Saskatoon Quakers 2
  4 Edmonton Flyers 4
  2 Vancouver Canucks 3  
5 Seattle Bombers 2  
2 Vancouver Canucks 1
    4 Edmonton Flyers 3  
3 Calgary Stampeders 2
  4 Edmonton Flyers 3  

The Edmonton Flyers win the President's Cup 4 games to 2.[2]

AwardsEdit

1952-53 WHL awards
Award Recipient(s)
President's Cup Edmonton Flyers
Outstanding Goalkeeper Award Emile Francis[3]
Leading Scorer Award Dutch Reibel[4]
George Leader Cup Emile Francis[5]
Rookie Award Gerry Foley[6]

ReferencesEdit