1968–69 WHL season

The 1968–69 WHL season was the 17th season of the Western Hockey League. Six teams played a 74-game schedule, and the Vancouver Canucks were the Lester Patrick Cup champions, defeating the Portland Buckaroos four games to none in the final series. The Denver Spurs joined the WHL as sixth team.

1968–69 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games74
Number of teams6
Regular season
Season championsPortland Buckaroos
Top scorerArt Jones
Lester Patrick Cup
ChampionsVancouver Canucks
  Runners-upPortland Buckaroos
Seasons

Final standingsEdit

WHL Standings[1]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Portland Buckaroos 74 40 18 16 291 201 96
2 Vancouver Canucks 74 36 24 14 259 223 86
3 San Diego Gulls 74 33 29 12 273 260 78
4 Seattle Totems 74 33 30 11 236 238 77
5 Phoenix Roadrunners 74 21 41 12 199 282 54
6 Denver Spurs 74 23 44 7 254 308 53

bold - qualified for playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Portland Buckaroos 4
3 San Diego Gulls 3
1 Portland Buckaroos 0
2 Vancouver Canucks 4
2 Vancouver Canucks 4
4 Seattle Totems 0

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Portland Buckaroos 4 games to 0 to win the Lester Patrick Cup.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1968-69 Western Hockey League [WHL] standings". www.hockeydb.com.
  2. ^ "1968-69 WHL Playoff Results". www.hockeydb.com.