1969–70 WHL season

The 1969–70 WHL season was the 18th season of the Western Hockey League. Seven teams played a 74-game schedule, and the Vancouver Canucks were the Lester Patrick Cup champions, defeating the Portland Buckaroos four games to one in the final series. The Salt Lake Golden Eagles joined the WHL as seventh team.

1969–70 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games72 (73[1])
Number of teams7
Regular season
Season championsPortland Buckaroos
Top scorerArt Jones
Lester Patrick Cup
ChampionsVancouver Canucks
  Runners-upPortland Buckaroos
Seasons

Final standingsEdit

WHL Standings[2]
R Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Vancouver Canucks 72 47 17 8 334 219 102
2 Portland Buckaroos 72 42 23 7 322 241 91
3 San Diego Gulls 72 33 29 10 263 242 76
4 Seattle Totems 73[1] 30 35 8 240 260 68
5 Phoenix Roadrunners 73[1] 27 34 12 252 257 66
6 Denver Spurs 72 24 37 11 250 316 59
7 Salt Lake Golden Eagles 72 15 43 14 240 366 44

bold - qualified for playoffs

PlayoffsEdit

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

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Portland Buckaroos 4 games to 1 to win the Lester Patrick Cup.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c At the end of regular season, Seattle Totems and Phoenix Roadrunners are tied with 66 points for 4th place. Both teams played an extra game to decide the last team to advance to the playoffs, which game is won by Seattle.
  2. ^ "1969-70 Western Hockey League [WHL] standings". www.hockeydb.com.
  3. ^ "1969-70 WHL Playoff Results". www.hockeydb.com.