1967–68 WHL season

The 1967–68 WHL season was the sixteenth season of the Western Hockey League. Five teams played a 72-game schedule, and the Seattle Totems were the Lester Patrick Cup champions, defeating the Portland Buckaroos four games to one in the final series. The Los Angeles Blades ceased operations, when the Los Angeles Kings joined the National Hockey League as an expansion team.

1967–68 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games72
Number of teams5
Regular season
Season championsPortland Buckaroos
Season MVPArt Jones
Top scorerLen Ronson
Lester Patrick Cup
ChampionsSeattle Totems
  Runners-upPortland Buckaroos
Seasons

Final StandingsEdit

Coast Division Standings[1]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Portland Buckaroos 72 40 26 6 246 168 86
2 Seattle Totems 72 35 30 7 207 199 77
3 San Diego Gulls 72 31 36 5 241 236 67
4 Phoenix Roadrunners 72 28 40 4 215 276 60
5 Vancouver Canucks 72 26 41 5 213 258 57

bold - qualified for playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Portland Buckaroos 4
3 San Diego Gulls 3
1 Portland Buckaroos 1
2 Seattle Totems 4
2 Seattle Totems 4
4 Phoenix Roadrunners 0

The Seattle Totems defeated the Portland Buckaroos 4 games to 1 to win the Lester Patrick Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1967-68 Western Hockey League [WHL] standings at hockeydb.com". www.hockeydb.com.