2019-20 WHL Season
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2019%E2%80%9320 WHL Season

2019-20 WHL season
LeagueWestern Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationSeptember 20, 2019 - March 18, 2020
Number of teams22
TV partner(s)KRCW-TV
KZJO
Sportsnet
WHL seasons
2018-19
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

The 2019-20 WHL season was the 54th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 20, 2019, and was scheduled to end on March 22, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in North America the regular season was suspended on March 12, 2020, and cancelled six days later along with the playoffs. This season was the first season for the Winnipeg Ice after being moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, from Cranbrook, British Columbia.

The post-season was scheduled to begin on March 27, 2020, in which sixteen teams would have competed for the Ed Chynoweth Cup and be crowned champions of the WHL.

Suspension and cancellation of regular season

On March 12, 2020, the WHL announced that the season was suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Six days later, on March 18, the WHL announced that the remainder of the regular season was cancelled, and the intent to have playoffs later. The final WHL standings are based on win percentage for all clubs.[2]

Cancellation of playoffs and Memorial Cup

On March 23, 2020, the WHL announced the cancellation of the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The Canadian Hockey League announced that the 2020 Memorial Cup scheduled for Kelowna, British Columbia, was cancelled.[4]

Final standings

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 (Central division)[5]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Edmonton Oil Kings xy 64 42 12 6 4 239 167 94
2 Medicine Hat Tigers x 63 41 19 2 1 265 182 85
3 Lethbridge Hurricanes x 63 37 19 2 5 249 193 81
Top 3 (East division)[5]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Prince Albert Raiders xy 64 36 18 6 4 210 160 82
2 Winnipeg Ice x 63 38 24 1 0 231 207 77
3 Brandon Wheat Kings x 63 35 22 4 2 227 173 76
Eastern Conference wild card[5]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Cen. Calgary Hitmen x 64 35 24 4 1 219 201 75
2 East Saskatoon Blades x 63 34 24 2 3 211 197 73
3 Cen. Red Deer Rebels 63 24 33 3 3 181 250 54
4 East Regina Pats 63 21 34 6 2 183 258 50
5 East Moose Jaw Warriors 62 14 44 4 0 146 291 32
6 Cen. Swift Current Broncos 63 10 48 2 3 129 298 25
Top 3 (U.S. division)[5]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Portland Winterhawks xyz 63 45 11 3 4 270 164 97
2 Everett Silvertips x 63 46 13 3 1 228 142 96
3 Spokane Chiefs x 64 41 18 4 1 258 179 87
Top 3 (B.C. division)[5]
Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kamloops Blazers xy 63 41 18 3 1 271 166 86
2 Victoria Royals x 64 32 24 6 2 176 190 72
3 Vancouver Giants x 62 32 24 4 2 189 166 70
Western Conference wild card[5]
Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 B.C. Kelowna Rockets x 63 29 28 3 3 181 208 64
2 U.S. Seattle Thunderbirds x 63 24 32 4 3 175 240 55
3 B.C. Prince George Cougars 62 20 34 4 4 144 205 48
4 U.S. Tri-City Americans 63 17 40 4 2 157 302 40

Statistics

Scoring leaders

Players are listed by points, then goals.[6]

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.[7]

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 46 2713 34 10 2 0 9 1.88 0.935
Shane Farkas Victoria Royals 28 1585 18 7 1 0 2 2.20 0.929
Dylan Garand Kamloops Blazers 42 2443 28 10 2 1 4 2.21 0.921
Sebastian Cossa Edmonton Oil Kings 33 1880 21 6 2 1 4 2.23 0.921
David Tendeck Vancouver Giants 35 2017 18 13 1 1 3 2.29 0.920

WHL awards

Award Name Winner
WHL Champions Ed Chynoweth Cup Not Awarded
Regular season champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Portland Winterhawks
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Adam Beckman, Spokane Chiefs
Top Defenceman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Dylan Guenther, Edmonton Oil Kings
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Noah King, Spokane Chiefs
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Seth Jarvis, Portland Winterhawks
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Dylan Garand, Kamloops Blazers
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Brad Lauer, Edmonton Oil Kings
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Peter Anholt, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Jeff Ingram
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Riley Fiddler-Schultz, Calgary Hitmen
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy Not Awarded
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Attendance

Team Home average[10]
Edmonton 7,008
Calgary 6,742
Spokane 5,759
Everett 5,730
Portland 5,540
Kelowna 5,148
Seattle 4,735
Regina 4,715
Victoria 4,638
Kamloops 4,178
Lethbridge 3,969
Red Deer 3,963
Vancouver 3,919
Tri-City 3,729
Saskatoon 3,605
Brandon 3,489
Moose Jaw 2,993
Medicine Hat 2,926
Prince Albert 2,641
Prince George 2,433
Swift Current 1,952
Winnipeg 1,502
Total Average 4,157
Total 2,860,412
total games 688

See also

References

  1. ^ "Western Hockey League pauses season until further notice - WHL Network".
  2. ^ "Western Hockey League announces conclusion of regular season - WHL Network".
  3. ^ "Western Hockey League announces cancellation of 2020 WHL Playoffs - WHL Network".
  4. ^ "Statement: CHL cancels 2020 Playoffs & Memorial Cup - WHL Network".
  5. ^ a b c d e f "2019-2020 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ WHL Regular Season: Goaltending leaders. Retrieved on 2018-10-9.
  8. ^ WHL Announces 2019-20 Conference First All-Star teams
  9. ^ WHL Announces 2019-20 Conference Second All-Star teams
  10. ^ "WHL Network".

External links


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