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League notesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 54 17 1 109 384 245
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 52 17 3 107 424 257
x Regina Pats 72 45 26 1 91 384 295
x Saskatoon Blades 72 38 28 6 82 381 360
x Lethbridge Broncos 72 27 42 3 57 314 379
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 25 44 3 53 294 375
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 24 46 2 50 324 438
Calgary Wranglers 72 23 47 2 48 288 378
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Kamloops Blazers 72 49 19 4 102 449 299
x Portland Winter Hawks 72 47 24 1 95 438 348
x Spokane Chiefs 72 30 41 1 61 373 413
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 27 43 2 56 330 406
New Westminster Bruins 72 25 45 2 52 276 373
Victoria Cougars 72 22 49 1 45 346 439

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers 69 58 115 173 171
Simon Wheeldon Victoria Cougars 70 61 96 157 85
Ken Morrison Kamloops Blazers/Prince Albert Raiders 72 83 67 150 65
Randy Smith Saskatoon Blades 70 60 86 146 44
Ken Priestlay Victoria Cougars 72 73 72 145 45
Rod Matechuk Saskatoon Blades 72 57 78 135 93
Ray Podloski Portland Winter Hawks 66 59 75 134 69
Mike Nottingham Kamloops Blazers 70 61 70 131 101
Craig Endean Seattle Thunderbirds 70 58 70 128 34
Dave Waldie Portland Winter Hawks 72 68 58 126 63

1986 WHL PlayoffsEdit

First roundEdit

The East division played a round robin format amongst the top six teams:

  • Prince Albert (9–1) advanced
  • Medicine Hat (8–2) advanced
  • Saskatoon (7–3) advanced
  • Moose Jaw (4–6) advanced
  • Lethbridge (1–9) eliminated
  • Regina (1–9) eliminated

Division semi-finalsEdit

  • Medicine Hat defeated Moose Jaw 3 games to 0
  • Prince Albert defeated Saskatoon 3 games to 0
  • Kamloops defeated Seattle 5 games to 0
  • Portland defeated Spokane 5 games to 4

Division finalsEdit

  • Medicine Hat defeated Prince Albert 4 games to 3
  • Kamloops defeated Portland 5 games to 1

WHL ChampionshipEdit

  • Kamloops defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 1

All-Star gameEdit

On January 20, the Portland Winter Hawks defeated the West All-Stars 4–3 in Portland, Oregon with a crowd of 3,106.

On January 21, the East All-Stars defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 6–3 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan before a crowd of 1,475.

WHL awardsEdit

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Preceded by
1984–85 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1986–87 WHL season