2011-12 WHL Season
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2011%E2%80%9312 WHL Season
2011-12 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationPreseason
2011-8-31 - 2011-9-18
Regular season
2011-9-22 - 2012-3-18
Playoffs
2012-3-22 - 2012-5-13
Number of teams22
TV partner(s)Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
Root Sports Northwest
Finals championsEdmonton Oil Kings (1)
WHL seasons
2010-11
2011-12 CHL season
LeagueCanadian Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationOHL
September 2011 - March 2012
QMJHL
September 2011 - March 2012
WHL
September 2011 - March 2012
Number of teams60
TV partner(s)RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV
Finals championsShawinigan Cataractes

The 2011-12 WHL season is the 46th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began in September 2011 and ended in March 2012. The following playoffs began on March 22 and ended in early May when the Edmonton Oil Kings won their first championship. This was the inaugural season of the Victoria Royals, a team that relocated to Victoria from Chilliwack where they played as the Chilliwack Bruins between 2006 and 2011.

Regular season

The 46th season of the WHL started on September 22, 2011 and ended on March 18, 2012.

Standings

Conference standings

Western Conference
Team W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Tri-City Americans x z 72 50 18 2 2 281 190 104
Kamloops Blazers x z 72 47 20 2 3 290 211 99
Portland Winterhawks x 72 49 19 3 1 328 229 102
Vancouver Giants x 72 40 26 2 4 255 234 86
Spokane Chiefs x 72 38 25 5 4 257 225 85
Kelowna Rockets x 72 31 31 4 6 217 242 72
Victoria Royals x 72 24 41 3 4 233 325 55
Everett Silvertips x 72 22 40 2 8 185 268 54
Seattle Thunderbirds e 72 25 45 1 1 173 292 52
Prince George Cougars e 72 24 46 0 2 166 257 50
Eastern Conference
Team W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Edmonton Oil Kings xz 72 50 15 3 4 310 193 107
Moose Jaw Warriors xz 72 45 19 6 2 258 213 98
Calgary Hitmen x 72 44 25 2 1 273 221 91
Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 42 24 2 4 255 209 90
Saskatoon Blades x 72 40 29 1 2 268 250 83
Brandon Wheat Kings x 72 39 28 1 4 273 257 83
Regina Pats x 72 37 27 6 2 230 214 82
Kootenay Ice x 72 36 26 6 4 222 201 82
Red Deer Rebels e 72 32 34 1 5 204 231 70
Swift Current Broncos e 72 27 37 2 6 216 272 62
Lethbridge Hurricanes e 72 29 42 0 1 225 292 59
Prince Albert Raiders e 72 21 45 3 3 219 312 48

x - team has clinched playoff spot

y - team is division leader

z - team has clinched division

e - team is eliminated from playoff contention

Statistical leaders

Scoring leaders

Players are listed by points, then goals.[1]

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

Goaltenders

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1440 minutes.[2]

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%
Ty Rimmer Tri-City Americans 46 2665 31 12 1 1 5 2.43 .922
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 61 3574 42 13 2 3 3 2.47 .914
Nathan Lieuwen Kootenay Ice 57 3340 27 20 6 2 3 2.50 .914
Luke Siemens Moose Jaw Warriors1 56 3202 35 14 4 2 4 2.55 .908
Tyler Bunz Medicine Hat Tigers 61 3616 39 17 2 3 3 2.57 .921

1 - Also played for Everett Silvertips

Players

2011 NHL Entry Draft

In total, 33 WHL players were selected at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected first overall in the draft.

Transactions

2011-12 WHL transactions

Subway Super Series

The Subway Super Series is a six-game series featuring four teams: three from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) versus Russia's National Junior hockey team. Within the Canadian Hockey League umbrella, one team from each of its three leagues -- the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League -- compete in two games against the Russian junior team.

Results

Date Location Winner Loser
November 7, 2011 Victoriaville, QC Russian Selects 2 0 QMJHL all-stars
November 9, 2011 Quebec City, QC Russian Selects 5 4 QMJHL all-stars
November 10, 2011 Ottawa, ON OHL all-stars 10 7 Russian Selects
November 14, 2011 Sault Ste. Marie, ON OHL all-stars 6 3 Russian Selects
November 16, 2011 Regina, SK WHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 17, 2011 Moose Jaw, SK Russian Selects 7 5 WHL all-stars
CHL wins series 3-2-1 30-26

2012 WHL Playoffs

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                                     
1 Edmonton 4  
8 Kootenay 0  
  1 Edmonton 4  
 
  6 Brandon 0  
2 Moose Jaw 4
7 Regina 1  
  1 Edmonton 4  
Eastern
  2 Moose Jaw 1  
3 Calgary 1  
6 Brandon 4  
  2 Moose Jaw 4
 
  4 Medicine Hat 0  
4 Medicine Hat 4
5 Saskatoon 0  
  E1 Edmonton 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W3 Portland 3
1 Tri-City 4  
8 Everett 0  
  1 Tri-City 4
 
  5 Spokane 3  
2 Kamloops 4
7 Victoria 0  
  1 Tri-City 0
Western
  3 Portland 4  
3 Portland 4  
6 Kelowna 0  
  2 Kamloops 3
 
  3 Portland 4  
4 Vancouver 2
5 Spokane 4  

Conference Quarter-finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (8) Kootenay Ice

Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (7) Regina Pats

Moose Jaw wins series 4 – 1


(3) Calgary Hitmen vs. (6) Brandon Wheat Kings

Brandon wins series 4 – 1


(4) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. (5) Saskatoon Blades

Medicine Hat wins series 4 – 0


Western Conference

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (8) Everett Silvertips

Tri-City wins series 4 – 0


(2) Kamloops Blazers vs. (7) Victoria Royals

Kamloops wins series 4 – 0


(3) Portland Winterhawks vs. (6) Kelowna Rockets

Portland wins series 4 – 0


(4) Vancouver Giants vs. (5) Spokane Chiefs

Spokane wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (6) Brandon Wheat Kings

Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (4) Medicine Hat Tigers

Moose Jaw wins series 4 – 0


Western Conference

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (5) Spokane Chiefs

Tri-City wins series 4 – 3


(2) Kamloops Blazers vs. (3) Portland Winterhawks

Portland wins series 4 – 3


^ Game was played at Rose Garden.

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (2) Moose Jaw Warriors

Edmonton wins series 4 – 1


Western Conference

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (3) Portland Winterhawks

Portland wins series 4 – 0


WHL Championship

(E1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (W3) Portland Winterhawks

Edmonton wins series 4 – 3


Playoff scoring leaders

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

Playoff leading goaltenders

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
Brandon Glover Calgary Hitmen 4 224 1 2 7 1 0.941 1.87
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 20 1204 16 4 41 2 0.933 2.04
Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 12 702 7 4 26 0 0.926 2.22
Ty Rimmer Tri-City Americans 15 951 8 7 39 1 0.919 2.46
Justin Paulic Moose Jaw Warriors 2 117 1 1 5 0 0.906 2.57

Memorial Cup

WHL awards

All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

References

  1. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ 2011-12 WHL Regular Season: Goaltending leaders Archived 2011-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2011-10-01.
  3. ^ WHL West All Stars And Awards Finalists

External links


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