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2019–20 WHL season

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The 2019–20 WHL season is the 54th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season begins on September 20, 2019, and ends on March 22, 2020. The playoffs begins on March 27, 2020 and ends in May 2020; the team that were awarded the Ed Chynoweth Cup earns a berth in the 2020 Memorial Cup to be held at the Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from May 22 to 31. This season is the first season for the Winnipeg Ice after being moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, from Cranbrook, British Columbia.

2019–20 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
September 20, 2019 – March 22, 2020
Playoffs
March 27, 2020 – May 2020
Number of teams22
TV partner(s)CW 32
JOEtv
Rogers Sportsnet
WHL seasons
2020–21 →
2019–20 CHL seasons
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2019 – March 2020
QMJHL
September 2019 – March 2020
WHL
September 2019 – March 2020
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)TVA Sports
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

StandingsEdit

Updated to game(s) played on December 6.[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 28 18 6 3 1 104 66 40
2 Winnipeg Ice 28 16 11 1 0 99 110 33
3 Saskatoon Blades 29 14 13 1 1 81 92 30
Top 3 (Central division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Edmonton Oil Kings 31 19 6 4 2 111 89 44
2 Medicine Hat Tigers 28 20 7 1 0 118 77 41
3 Lethbridge Hurricanes 31 17 9 0 5 119 87 39
Eastern Conference wild card[2]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Cen. Calgary Hitmen 26 14 8 3 1 93 79 32
2 East Brandon Wheat Kings 30 13 15 1 1 108 99 28
3 Cen. Red Deer Rebels 28 10 15 0 3 80 118 23
4 East Moose Jaw Warriors 25 9 15 1 0 64 98 19
5 East Regina Pats 26 6 17 3 0 68 106 15
6 Cen. Swift Current Broncos 27 6 18 1 2 56 118 15
Top 3 (U.S. division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Everett Silvertips 26 19 6 1 0 82 56 39
2 Portland Winterhawks 27 18 6 1 2 99 65 39
3 Spokane Chiefs 27 15 9 3 0 94 68 33
Top 3 (B.C. division)[2]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kamloops Blazers 28 18 9 0 1 111 68 37
2 Kelowna Rockets 26 15 8 1 2 77 73 33
3 Victoria Royals 25 14 9 2 0 65 68 30
Western Conference wild card[2]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 B.C. Vancouver Giants 28 13 13 1 1 72 77 28
2 U.S. Tri-City Americans 25 12 10 2 1 68 81 27
3 U.S. Seattle Thunderbirds 26 9 14 2 1 62 99 21
4 B.C. Prince George Cougars 27 6 18 1 2 56 93 15

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
Dylan Cozens Lethbridge Hurricanes 29 19 24 43 22
James Hamblin Medicine Hat Tigers 28 17 26 43 25
Aliaksei Protas Prince Albert Raiders 28 18 24 42 0
Oliver Okuliar Lethbridge Hurricanes 31 23 18 41 18
Connor Zary Kamloops Blazers 27 19 20 39 20
Zane Franklin Kamloops Blazers 28 16 23 39 32
Adam Beckman Spokane Chiefs 26 13 25 38 6
Riley Sawchuk Edmonton Oil Kings 31 12 23 35 17
Ryan Hughes Saskatoon/Kamloops 27 11 24 35 26
Alex Cotton Lethbridge Hurricanes 31 8 25 33 16

GoaltendersEdit

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 420 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 20 1172 14 6 0 0 4 1.89 0.940
Joel Hofer Portland Winterhawks 25 1470 18 4 1 1 3 1.92 0.934
David Tendeck Vancouver Giants 16 873 7 7 0 0 3 2.13 0.917
Sebastian Cossa Edmonton Oil Kings 15 846 10 2 0 1 2 2.20 0.921
Boston Bilous Prince Albert Raiders 24 1375 15 3 3 1 2 2.31 0.902

WHL awardsEdit

Award Name Winner
WHL Champions Ed Chynoweth Cup
Regular season champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy
Top Defenceman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Western Hockey League Standings". WHL. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2019–2020 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.

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