1972–73 WCHL season

The 1972–73 WCHL season was the seventh 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 Medicine Hat Tigers winning the President's Cup.

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Saskatoon Blades68461111103323184
x Flin Flon Bombers6839191088334228
x Regina Pats6830281070294270
x Brandon Wheat Kings682930967307304
Swift Current Broncos682735660300359
Winnipeg Jets6816421042288372
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Edmonton Oil Kings684020888311240
x Medicine Hat Tigers683920987348254
x Calgary Centennials6835221181302224
x New Westminster Bruins6831221577283264
Victoria Cougars681351430231390
Vancouver Nats681055323198428

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 Tigers675896154104
Dennis SobchukRegina Pats666780147128
Lanny McDonaldMedicine Hat Tigers68627713984
Darcy RotaEdmonton Oil Kings687356129104
Blaine StoughtonFlin Flon Bombers68586011886
Wayne BlanchinFlin Flon Bombers68605411490
Ron ChipperfieldBrandon Wheat Kings59724111363
Vick MercrediNew Westminster Bruins67526111363
Mike RogersCalgary Centennials67545811244
Boyd AndersonMedicine Hat Tigers68486411252

1973 WCHL Playoffs


  • Saskatoon defeated Brandon 4 games to 2
  • Flin Flon defeated Regina 4 games to 0
  • Edmonton defeated New Westminster 4 games to 1
  • Medicine Hat defeated Calgary 4 games to 2


  • Saskatoon defeated Flin Flon 4 games to 1
  • Medicine Hat defeated Edmonton 4 games to 2


  • Medicine Hat defeated Saskatoon 3 games to 0 with 2 ties

All-Star game

The 1972–73 WCHL All-Star Game was held in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with the West Division All-Stars defeating the East Division All-Stars 6–1 before a crowd of 5,336.


Most Valuable Player: Dennis Sobchuk, Regina Pats
Top Scorer: Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat Tigers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ron Chipperfield, Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenseman of the Year: George Pesut, Saskatoon Blades
Rookie of the Year: Rick Blight, Brandon Wheat Kings
Goaltender of the Year: Ed Humphreys, Saskatoon Blades
Coach of the Year: Pat Ginnell, Flin Flon Bombers
Regular Season Champions: Saskatoon Blades

See also


Preceded by
1971–72 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1973–74 WCHL season
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