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The 2018–19 WHL season is the 53rd season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 21, 2018, and ended on March 17, 2019. The regular season was shortened from 72 games to 68 games; the league had a 72-game schedule since the 1975–76 season. The playoffs began on March 22, 2019 and ended on May 13; the winning team, the Prince Albert Raiders, were awarded the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the 2019 Memorial Cup to be held at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 17 to 26.

2018–19 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
September 21, 2018 – March 19, 2019
Playoffs
March 22, 2019 – May 13, 2019
Number of teams22
TV partner(s)CW 32
JOEtv
Rogers Sportsnet
Finals championsPrince Albert Raiders (2)
WHL seasons
2019-20 →
2018–19 CHL seasons
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2018 – March 2019
QMJHL
September 2018 – March 2019
WHL
September 2018 – March 2019
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)TVA Sports
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

Contents

StandingsEdit

Updated to game(s) played on March 17.[1]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SL = Shootout losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Top 3 (East division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Prince Albert Raiders xyz 68 54 10 2 2 307 156 112
2 Saskatoon Blades x 68 45 15 8 0 259 190 98
3 Moose Jaw Warriors x 68 40 20 6 2 234 192 88
Top 3 (Central division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Edmonton Oil Kings xy 68 42 18 4 4 259 196 92
2 Lethbridge Hurricanes x 68 40 18 5 5 268 234 90
3 Calgary Hitmen x 68 36 26 5 1 255 240 78
Eastern Conference wild card[2]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Cen. Medicine Hat Tigers x 68 35 27 4 2 217 222 76
2 Cen. Red Deer Rebels x 68 33 29 4 2 223 225 72
3 East Brandon Wheat Kings 68 31 29 4 4 230 243 70
4 East Regina Pats 68 19 45 1 3 173 271 42
5 Cen. Kootenay Ice 68 13 45 7 3 181 324 36
6 East Swift Current Broncos 68 11 51 4 2 135 301 28
Top 3 (U.S. division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Everett Silvertips xy 68 47 16 2 3 223 130 99
2 Spokane Chiefs x 68 40 21 2 5 267 222 87
3 Portland Winterhawks x 68 40 22 3 3 258 210 86
Top 3 (B.C. division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Vancouver Giants xy 68 48 15 3 2 228 162 101
2 Victoria Royals x 68 34 30 2 2 199 227 72
3 Kamloops Blazers x 68 28 32 6 2 196 212 64
Western Conference wild card[2]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 U.S. Tri-City Americans x 68 34 28 5 1 214 230 74
2 U.S. Seattle Thunderbirds x 68 31 29 6 2 231 245 70
3 B.C. Kelowna Rockets 68 28 32 6 2 169 209 64
4 B.C. Prince George Cougars 68 19 41 5 3 152 237 46

Western Conference tiebreakerEdit

Kamloops Blazers vs. Kelowna RocketsEdit

Kamloops claim final playoff spot; faced Victoria in Conference Quarter-finals


StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Players are listed by points, then goals.[3]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Joachim Blichfeld Portland Winterhawks 68 53 61 114 70
Tristin Langan Moose Jaw Warriors 67 53 60 113 89
Justin Almeida Moose Jaw Warriors 64 33 78 111 14
Brandon Hagel Red Deer Rebels 66 41 61 102 80
Trey Fix-Wolansky Edmonton Oil Kings 65 37 65 102 52
Stelio Mattheos Brandon Wheat Kings 65 44 52 96 77
Nick Henry Regina/Lethbridge 69 29 65 94 66
Brett Leason Prince Albert Raiders 55 36 53 89 28
Noah Gregor Prince Albert Raiders 63 43 45 88 38
Parker AuCoin Tri-City Americans 68 42 42 84 21

GoaltendersEdit

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1500 minutes.[4]

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%
Dustin Wolf Everett Silvertips 61 3615 41 15 2 2 7 1.69 .936
Ian Scott Prince Albert Raiders 49 2923 38 8 1 2 8 1.83 .932
Trent Miner Vancouver Giants 32 1876 24 5 1 1 3 1.98 .924
David Tendeck Vancouver Giants 38 2225 24 10 2 1 4 2.48 .911
Dylan Myskiw Edmonton Oil Kings 45 2629 28 11 2 3 1 2.53 .914

2019 WHL playoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Prince Albert 4
W2 Red Deer 0
E1 Prince Albert 4
E2 Saskatoon 2
E2 Saskatoon 4
E3 Moose Jaw 0
E1 Prince Albert 4
Eastern Conference
C1 Edmonton 2
C1 Edmonton 4
W1 Medicine Hat 2
C1 Edmonton 4
C3 Calgary 0
C2 Lethbridge 3
C3 Calgary 4
E1 Prince Albert 4
B1 Vancouver 3
U1 Everett 4
W1 Tri-City 1
U1 Everett 1
U2 Spokane 4
U2 Spokane 4
U3 Portland 1
B1 Vancouver 4
Western Conference
U2 Spokane 1
B1 Vancouver 4
W2 Seattle 2
B1 Vancouver 4
B2 Victoria 0
B2 Victoria 4
B3 Kamloops 2

Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E1) Prince Albert Raiders vs. (W2) Red Deer RebelsEdit

Prince Albert wins series 4 – 0


(E2) Saskatoon Blades vs. (E3) Moose Jaw WarriorsEdit

Saskatoon wins series 4 – 0


(C1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (W1) Medicine Hat TigersEdit

Edmonton wins series 4 – 2


(C2) Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. (C3) Calgary HitmenEdit

Calgary wins series 4 – 3

* Note: Games 5 and 7 were played at the Nicholas Sheran Arena in Lethbridge due to the 2019 World Men's Curling Championship taking place at the ENMAX Centre from March 30 to April 7.

Western ConferenceEdit

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (W1) Tri-City AmericansEdit

Everett wins series 4 – 1


(U2) Spokane Chiefs vs. (U3) Portland WinterhawksEdit

Spokane wins series 4 – 1


(B1) Vancouver Giants vs. (W2) Seattle ThunderbirdsEdit

Vancouver wins series 4 – 2


(B2) Victoria Royals vs. (B3) Kamloops BlazersEdit

Victoria wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E1) Prince Albert Raiders vs. (E2) Saskatoon BladesEdit

Prince Albert wins series 4 – 2


(C1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (C3) Calgary HitmenEdit

Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


Western ConferenceEdit

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (U2) Spokane ChiefsEdit

Spokane wins series 4 – 1


(B1) Vancouver Giants vs. (B2) Victoria RoyalsEdit

Vancouver wins series 4 – 0


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
Bowen Byram Vancouver Giants 22 8 18 26 18
Brett Leason Prince Albert Raiders 22 10 15 25 15
Dante Hannoun Prince Albert Raiders 23 14 10 24 14
Noah Gregor Prince Albert Raiders 23 13 11 24 10
Aliaksei Protas Prince Albert Raiders 23 12 10 22 6
Jared Dmytriw Vancouver Giants 22 9 12 21 16
Davis Koch Vancouver Giants 22 5 16 21 0
Parker Kelly Prince Albert Raiders 23 8 9 17 14
Dawson Holt Vancouver Giants 22 7 9 16 6
Dylan Plouffe Vancouver Giants 22 6 10 16 23

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
Ian Scott Prince Albert Raiders 23 1406 16 7 46 5 .925 1.96
Dustin Wolf Everett Silvertips 10 595 5 5 20 1 .914 2.02
Dylan Myskiw Edmonton Oil Kings 13 774 7 6 28 1 .913 2.17
David Tendeck Vancouver Giants 17 1034 11 5 41 0 .918 2.38
Bailey Brkin Spokane Chiefs 15 917 9 6 39 0 .922 2.55

WHL awardsEdit

Award Name Winner
WHL Champions Ed Chynoweth Cup Prince Albert Raiders
Regular season champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Prince Albert Raiders
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Joachim Blichfeld, Portland Winterhawks
Top Defenceman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Brayden Tracey, Moose Jaw Warriors
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Brayden Pachal, Prince Albert Raiders
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Justin Almeida, Moose Jaw Warriors
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Marc Habscheid, Prince Albert Raiders
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Curtis Hunt, Prince Albert Raiders
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Brett Iverson
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Will Warm, Edmonton Oil Kings
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

All-Star TeamsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

First Team[5] Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Ian Scott Prince Albert Raiders G Mads Sogaard Medicine Hat Tigers
Josh Brook Moose Jaw Warriors D Jett Woo Moose Jaw Warriors
Dawson Davidson Saskatoon Blades D Brayden Pachal Prince Albert Raiders
Trey Fix-Wolansky Edmonton Oil Kings F Brandon Hagel Red Deer Rebels
Tristin Langan Moose Jaw Warriors F Stelio Mattheos Brandon Wheat Kings
Brett Leason Prince Albert Raiders F Mark Kastelic Calgary Hitmen

Western ConferenceEdit

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Dustin Wolf Everett Silvertips G Beck Warm Tri-City Americans
Ty Smith Spokane Chiefs D Lassi Thomson Kelowna Rockets
Bowen Byram Vancouver Giants D Scott Walford Victoria Royals
Joachim Blichfeld Portland Winterhawks F Parker AuCoin Tri-City Americans
Cody Glass Portland Winterhawks F Matthew Wedman Seattle Thunderbirds
Connor Dewar Everett Silvertips F Riley Woods Spokane Chiefs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Western Hockey League Standings". WHL. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2018–2019 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. ^ WHL Regular Season: Goaltending leaders. Retrieved on 2018-10-9.
  5. ^ WHL Announces 2018-19 Conference All-Star teams

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