2018-19 WHL Season
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2018-19 WHL Season

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
2017-18
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

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.

Standings

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 tiebreaker

Kamloops Blazers vs. Kelowna Rockets

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


Statistics

Scoring leaders

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

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 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 playoffs

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-finals

Eastern Conference

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

Prince Albert wins series 4 - 0


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

Saskatoon wins series 4 - 0


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

Edmonton wins series 4 - 2


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

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 Conference

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

Everett wins series 4 - 1


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

Spokane wins series 4 - 1


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

Vancouver wins series 4 - 2


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

Victoria wins series 4 - 2


Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

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

Prince Albert wins series 4 - 2


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

Edmonton wins series 4 - 0


Western Conference

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

Spokane wins series 4 - 1


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

Vancouver wins series 4 - 0


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Prince Albert Raiders vs. (C1) Edmonton Oil Kings

Prince Albert wins series 4 - 2


Western Conference

(B1) Vancouver Giants vs. (U2) Spokane Chiefs

Vancouver wins series 4 - 1


WHL Championship

(E1) Prince Albert Raiders vs. (B1) Vancouver Giants

Prince Albert 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
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 awards

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 Everett Silvertips
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 Teams

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

References

  1. ^ "Western Hockey League Standings". WHL. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2018-2019 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Retrieved 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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