1973–74 WCHL season

The 1973–74 WCHL season was the eighth season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 68-game season. The Regina Pats won the President's Cup before going on to win the Memorial Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Regina Pats6843141197377225
x Flin Flon Bombers6834211381322259
x Swift Current Broncos683524979240306
x Saskatoon Blades683029969283272
Brandon Wheat Kings682737458305348
Winnipeg Clubs682338753258338
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Calgary Centennials684118991328236
x New Westminster Bruins6836211183284250
x Medicine Hat Tigers682931866305314
x Edmonton Oil Kings682536757252301
Victoria Cougars682240650259336
Kamloops Chiefs681349632248376

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ron ChipperfieldBrandon Wheat Kings66907216282
Dennis SobchukRegina Pats66687814678
Mike RogersCalgary Centennials66677314032
Al HillerFlin Flon Bombers683010813833
Terry RuskowskiSwift Current Broncos684093133243
Rick BlightBrandon Wheat Kings674981130122
Danny GareCalgary Centennials656859127238
Jerry HollandCalgary Centennials67556512054
Ed JohnstoneMedicine Hat Tigers686454118164
Clark GilliesRegina Pats654666112179

1974 WCHL Playoffs

League quarter-finals

  • Swift Current defeated Flin Flon 4 games to 3
  • Regina defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 2
  • New Westminster defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 2
  • Calgary defeated Edmonton 4 games to 1

League semi-finals

  • Regina defeated Swift Current 4 games to 2
  • Calgary defeated New Westminster 4 games to 1

WHL Championship

  • Regina defeated Calgary 4 games to 0

All-Star game

On January 29, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 6–5 at Edmonton, Alberta with a crowd of 2,471.

WHL awards

Most Valuable Player: Ron Chipperfield, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Scorer: Ron Chipperfield, Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Mike Rogers, Calgary Centennials
Top Defenseman: Pat Price, Saskatoon Blades
Rookie of the Year: Cam Connor, Flin Flon Bombers
Top Goaltender: Garth Malarchuk, Calgary Centennials
Coach of the Year: Stan Dunn, Swift Current Broncos
Regular season champions: Regina Pats

See also


Preceded by
1972–73 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1974–75 WCHL season
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