1968–69 WCHL season

The 1968–69 WCHL season was the third season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Eight teams completed a 60-game season, with the Flin Flon Bombers winning the President's Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Flin Flon Bombers604713094343159
Estevan Bruins604020080294195
Winnipeg Jets602931058290268
Brandon Wheat Kings601840238224350
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Edmonton Oil Kings603325268229206
Calgary Centennials603128163253236
Saskatoon Blades602435149195271
Swift Current Broncos601444230186329

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby ClarkeFlin Flon Bombers585186137123
Greg PolisEstevan Bruins60408512594
Tom ServissCalgary Centennials60247910360
Bob LiddingtonCalgary Centennials6058339126
Ernie MoserEstevan Bruins5646408641
Brian MarchinkoFlin Flon Bombers6041458696
Gregg SheppardEstevan Bruins5442428433
Doug SmithWinnipeg Jets47315283130
Jim NicholsSaskatoon Blades6037357216
Steve AndrascikFlin Flon Bombers50323668142
Wayne HarwyshFlin Flon Bombers58313768187

1969 WCHL Playoffs

Quarterfinals

  • Calgary defeated Swift Current 4 games to 0
  • Edmonton defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 0
  • Estevan defeated Brandon 4 games to 1
  • Flin Flon defeated Winnipeg 4 games to 2 with 1 tie

Semifinals

  • Flin Flon defeated Estevan 4 games to 0 with 1 tie
  • Edmonton defeated Calgary 4 games to 2 with 1 tie

Finals

  • Flin Flon defeated Edmonton 4 games to 2

National Championship

  • Flin Flon defeated St. Thomas 2 games to 1 (Series was forfeited)

All-Star game

The 1968–69 WCHL all-star game was held in Flin Flon, Manitoba, with the WCHL All-stars and Flin Flon Bombers ending in a 4–4 draw before a crowd of 2,100.

Awards

Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Top Scorer: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Bob Liddington, Calgary Centennials
Defenseman of the Year: Dale Hoganson, Estevan Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Ron Williams, Edmonton Oil Kings
Goaltender of the Year: Ray Martyniuk, Flin Flon Bombers
Regular Season Champions: Flin Flon Bombers

See also

References

Preceded by
1967–68 WCJHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1969–70 WCHL season
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