1955–56 WHL season

The 1955–56 WHL season was the fourth season of the Western Hockey League. The Winnipeg Warriors were the President's Cup champions as they beat the Vancouver Canucks in six games in the final series.

1955–56 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games70
Number of teams9
Regular season
President's Cup
ChampionsWinnipeg Warriors
  Runners-upVancouver Canucks
Seasons

Three new teams joined the league: the Seattle Totems, Winnipeg Warriors, and Regina Regals.[1] However due to low attendance the Regals moved to Brandon, Manitoba after 11 games and finished the season there.[2]

Final StandingsEdit

Coast Division Standings[3]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Vancouver Canucks 70 38 28 4 252 181 80
2 Victoria Cougars 70 35 30 5 206 196 75
3 New Westminster Royals 70 31 37 2 238 258 64
4 Seattle Totems 70 31 37 2 201 243 64
Prairie Division Standings[3]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Winnipeg Warriors 70 40 28 2 248 212 82
2 Calgary Stampeders 70 40 30 0 292 242 80
3 Saskatoon Quakers 70 27 35 8 208 249 62
4 Edmonton Flyers 70 33 34 3 236 256 56
5 Regina/Brandon Regals 70 23 39 8 199 243 54

bold - qualified for playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

The Winnipeg Warriors win the President's Cup 4 games to 2.[4]

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Stott, Jon C. (2008), Ice Warriors: The Pacific Coast/Western Hockey League 1948–1974, Surrey, British Columbia: Heritage House Publishing, ISBN 978-1-894974-54-7