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2014–15 WHL season

The 2014–15 WHL season is the 49th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 19, 2014 and ended on March 22, 2015.

2014–15 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
Sept. 19, 2014 - Mar. 22, 2015
Playoffs
Mar. 26, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Number of teams22
TV partner(s)Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
Root Sports Northwest
Finals championsKelowna Rockets (4)
WHL seasons
2014–15 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2014 – March 2015
QMJHL
September 2014 – March 2015
WHL
September 19, 2014 – March 22, 2014
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

The playoffs began on March 26, 2015, shortly after the end of the regular season, and ended on May 13, 2015; the winning team, the Kelowna Rockets, was awarded the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the 2015 Memorial Cup held at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec.

StandingsEdit

East Division[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Brandon Wheat Kings xyz 72 53 11 4 4 340 219 114
2 Regina Pats x 72 37 24 5 6 263 238 85
3 Swift Current Broncos x 72 34 33 1 4 221 245 73
Central Division (Top 3)[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Calgary Hitmen xy 72 45 22 1 4 289 203 95
2 Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 45 23 2 2 268 213 94
3 Red Deer Rebels x 72 38 23 5 6 240 227 87
Wild Card teams[1]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kootenay Ice x CE 72 37 31 1 3 245 248 78
2 Edmonton Oil Kingsx CE 72 34 31 4 3 217 204 75
3 Moose Jaw Warriors EA 72 32 35 4 1 221 266 69
4 Prince Albert Raiders EA 72 31 37 2 2 215 257 66
5 Lethbridge Hurricanes CE 72 20 44 5 3 202 304 48
6 Saskatoon Blades EA 72 19 49 2 2 195 308 42

Divisions: EA – East, CE – Central

x – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z- Clinched regular season title

B.C. Division[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kelowna Rockets xy 72 53 13 5 1 305 183 112
2 Victoria Royals x 72 39 29 3 1 244 219 82
3 Prince George Cougars x 72 31 36 2 3 222 295 67
U.S. Division[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Everett Silvertips xy 72 43 20 3 6 242 199 95
2 Portland Winterhawks x 72 43 23 2 4 287 237 92
3 Seattle Thunderbirds x 72 38 25 4 5 218 201 85
Wild Card Teams[1]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Spokane Chiefs x U.S. 72 34 34 3 1 219 229 72
2 Tri-City Americans x U.S. 72 31 38 0 3 190 242 65
3 Kamloops Blazers B.C. 72 28 37 4 3 214 258 63
4 Vancouver Giants B.C. 72 27 41 2 2 189 251 58

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division,

Divisions: BC – B.C., US – U.S.

Statistical leadersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Players are listed by points, then goals.[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts. = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts. PIM
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 59 63 55 118 35
Trevor Cox Medicine Hat Tigers 69 29 80 109 57
Tim McGauley Brandon Wheat Kings 72 42 63 105 24
Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers 72 50 45 95 71
Cole Ully Kamloops Blazers 69 34 60 94 32
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 72 20 70 90 79
Nic Petan Portland Winterhawks 54 15 74 89 41
Adam Helewka Spokane Chiefs 69 44 43 87 59
Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors 60 38 49 87 46
Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen 71 47 39 86 30

GoaltendersEdit

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1440 minutes.[3]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SOL = Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL SO GAA Sv%
Carter Hart Everett Silvertips 30 1648 18 5 2 3 4 2.29 .915
Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds 60 3486 33 19 4 4 4 2.41 .915
Jackson Whistle Kelowna Rockets 50 2962 34 10 5 0 4 2.55 .909
Mack Shields Calgary Hitmen 49 2630 27 16 0 2 2 2.67 .900
Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 48 2721 25 15 1 3 4 2.73 .901

2015 WHL playoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Brandon 4
W2 Edmonton 1
E1 Brandon 4
E2 Regina 1
E2 Regina 4
E3 Swift Current 0
E1 Brandon 4
Eastern
C1 Calgary 1
C1 Calgary 4
W1 Kootenay 3
C1 Calgary 4
C2 Medicine Hat 1
C2 Medicine Hat 4
C3 Red Deer 1
E1 Brandon 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B1 Kelowna 4
W2 Tri-City 0
B1 Kelowna 4
B2 Victoria 1
B2 Victoria 4
B3 Prince George 1
B1 Kelowna 4
Western
U2 Portland 2
U1 Everett 4
W1 Spokane 2
U1 Everett 1
U2 Portland 4
U2 Portland 4
U3 Seattle 2

Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (W2) Edmonton Oil KingsEdit

Brandon won series 4 – 1


(E2) Regina Pats vs. (E3) Swift Current BroncosEdit

Regina won series 4 – 0


(C1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (W1) Kootenay IceEdit

Calgary won series 4 – 3


(C2) Medicine Hat Tigers vs (C3) Red Deer RebelsEdit

Medicine Hat won series 4 – 1


Western ConferenceEdit

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (W2) Tri-City AmericansEdit

Kelowna won series 4 – 0


(B2) Victoria Royals vs. (B3) Prince George CougarsEdit

Victoria won series 4 – 1


(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (W1) Spokane ChiefsEdit

Everett wins series 4 – 2


(U2) Portland Winterhawks vs. (U3) Seattle ThunderbirdsEdit

Portland won series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (E2) Regina PatsEdit

Brandon won series 4 – 1


(C1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (C2) Medicine Hat TigersEdit

Calgary won series 4 – 1


Western ConferenceEdit

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (B2) Victoria RoyalsEdit

Kelowna won series 4 – 1


(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (U2) Portland WinterhawksEdit

Portland won series 4 – 1


Conference FinalsEdit

WHL ChampionshipEdit

Playoff scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Nic Petan Portland Winterhawks 17 10 18 28 20
Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets 19 10 18 28 12
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 19 5 22 27 18
Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen 16 13 13 26 10
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 17 13 12 25 10
Tyson Baillie Kelowna Rockets 19 10 14 24 24
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets 16 13 7 20 2
Peter Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 19 10 10 20 4
Jayce Hawryluk Brandon Wheat Kings 16 10 9 19 24
John Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 19 10 9 19 18

Playoff leading goaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV& = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Michael Herringer Kelowna Rockets 4 153 3 0 5 0 .934 1.96
Carter Hart Everett Silvertips 11 710 5 6 27 0 .929 2.28
Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 10 657 5 5 25 1 .924 2.28
Garret Hughson Spokane Chiefs 6 438 2 4 17 0 .916 2.33
Rylan Toth Red Deer Rebels 5 308 1 4 12 0 .934 2.34

WHL awardsEdit

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Brandon Wheat Kings
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds
Rookie of the year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Nolan Patrick Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Nick McBride Prince Albert Raiders
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy John Paddock Regina Pats
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Kelly McCrimmon Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Reagan Vetter
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Kelowna Rockets
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Taylor Vickerman Tri-City Americans
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

All-Star TeamsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings G Jordan Papirny Brandon Wheat Kings
Ivan Provorov Brandon Wheat Kings D Rinat Valiev Kootenay Ice
Travis Sanheim Calgary Hitmen D Colby Williams Regina Pats
Trevor Cox Medicine Hat Tigers F Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers
Tim McGauley Brandon Wheat Kings F Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors F Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen

Western ConferenceEdit

First Team[4] Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds G Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans
Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds D Joe Hicketts Victoria Royals
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets D Josh Morrissey Kelowna Rockets
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks F Nic Petan Portland Winterhawks
Cole Ully Kamloops Blazers F Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets F Adam Helewka Spokane Chiefs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2016–2017 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ WHL Regular Season: Goaltending leaders Archived 2014-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2014-10-18.
  4. ^ WHL ANNOUNCES ALL-STARS & AWARDS FINALISTS Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2013–14 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
2015-16 WHL season