1971–72 WCHL season

The 1971–72 WCHL season was the sixth season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 68-game season, with the Edmonton Oil Kings winning their second consecutive President's Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Regina Pats684323288287225
x Saskatoon Blades683728377312258
x Brandon Wheat Kings683533070338331
x Flin Flon Bombers683136163265307
Swift Current Broncos682542151252311
Winnipeg Jets682443149238273
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Calgary Centennials6849163101296169
x Edmonton Oil Kings684422290320246
x New Westminster Bruins684027181285240
x Medicine Hat Tigers683530373351312
Victoria Cougars681848238215321
Vancouver Nats681750135213379

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tom LysiakMedicine Hat Tigers68469714396
Stan WeirMedicine Hat Tigers68587513377
Blaine StoughtonFlin Flon Bombers686066126125
Robbie NealeBrandon Wheat Kings65537312654
Dennis SobchukRegina Pats685667123115
Jeff AblettMedicine Hat Tigers68595711699
Lorne HenningNew Westminster Bruins60516311429
Lanny McDonaldMedicine Hat Tigers68506411454
Ron ChipperfieldBrandon Wheat Kings63595311229
Glen MikkelsonBrandon Wheat Kings67446210652

1972 WCHL Playoffs


  • Brandon defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 3 with 1 tie
  • Regina defeated Flin Flon 3 games to 2 with 2 ties
  • Calgary defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 2 with 1 tie
  • Edmonton defeated New Westminster 4 games to 1


  • Regina defeated Brandon 4 games to 2
  • Edmonton defeated Calgary 4 games to 2


  • Edmonton defeated Regina 4 games to 1

All-Star game

The 1971–72 WCHL All-Star Game was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the East Division All-Stars defeating the West Division All-Stars 4–2 before a crowd of 5,783.


Most Valuable Player: John Davidson, Calgary Centennials
Top Scorer: Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat Tigers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ron Chipperfield, Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenseman of the Year: Jim Watson, Calgary Centennials
Rookie of the Year: Dennis Sobchuk, Regina Pats
Goaltender of the Year: John Davidson, Calgary Centennials
Coach of the Year: Earl Ingarfield, Sr., Regina Pats
Regular Season Champions: Calgary Centennials

See also


Preceded by
1970–71 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1972–73 WCHL season
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