2014-15 WHL Season
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2014%E2%80%9315 WHL Season
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
2013-14
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 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.

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.

Standings

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 leaders

Scoring leaders

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

Goaltenders

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 playoffs

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-finals

Eastern Conference

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

Brandon won series 4 – 1


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

Regina won series 4 – 0


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

Calgary won series 4 – 3


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

Medicine Hat won series 4 – 1


Western Conference

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

Kelowna won series 4 – 0


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

Victoria won series 4 – 1


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

Everett wins series 4 – 2


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

Portland won series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

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

Brandon won series 4 – 1


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

Calgary won series 4 – 1


Western Conference

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

Kelowna won series 4 – 1


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

Portland won series 4 – 1


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (C1) Calgary Hitmen

Brandon won series 4 – 1


Western Conference

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (U2) Portland Winterhawks

Kelowna won series 4 – 2


WHL Championship

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (B1) Kelowna Rockets

Kelowna won series 4 – 0


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
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 awards

All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2016-2017 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved 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

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