1976–77 WCHL season

The 1976–77 WCHL season was the 11th season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 72-game season. The New Westminster Bruins won their third consecutive President's Cup as well as the Memorial Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Brandon Wheat Kings7254108116447242
x Saskatoon Blades7230301272317290
Flin Flon Bombers7216421446294411
Regina Pats728531127218464
Central Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Medicine Hat Tigers7232281276330304
x Winnipeg Monarchs723134769341384
x Lethbridge Broncos7228321268324335
x Calgary Centennials7222341559329397
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x New Westminster Bruins72471411105363216
x Kamloops Chiefs7234261280308291
x Portland Winter Hawks723629779359294
x Victoria Cougars7227321367299301

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bill DerlagoBrandon Wheat Kings72968217863
Ray AllisonBrandon Wheat Kings714592137198
Brian ProppBrandon Wheat Kings72558013547
Kevin McCarthyWinnipeg Monarchs7222105127110
Dan BonarBrandon Wheat Kings72755012570
Tony CurriePortland Winter Hawks72735212550
Mark LofthouseNew Westminster Bruins70545811259
Wayne BabychPortland Winter Hawks72506211276
Brent PetersonPortland Winter Hawks69347811298
Kim DavisFlin Flon Bombers695655111250

1977 WCHL Playoffs

Preliminary round

  • Calgary defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 0
  • Lethbridge defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 2

League quarter-finals

  • Brandon defeated Winnipeg 5 games to 2
  • Lethbridge defeated Calgary 3 games to 2
  • New Westminster defeated Victoria 4 games to 0
  • Portland defeated Kamloops 4 games to 1

League semi-finals

  • Brandon defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 0
  • New Westminster defeated Portland 4 games to 1

WHL Championship

  • New Westminster defeated Brandon 4 games to 1

All-Star game

On January 19, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 3–2 at Brandon, Manitoba with a crowd of 4,120.

WHL awards

Most Valuable Player: Barry Beck, New Westminster Bruins
Top Scorer: Bill Derlago, Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Steve Tambellini, Lethbridge Broncos
Top Defenseman: Barry Beck, New Westminster Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Brian Propp, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Goaltender: Glen Hanlon, Brandon Wheat Kings
Coach of the Year: Dunc McCallum, Brandon Wheat Kings
Regular season champions: Brandon Wheat Kings

See also


Preceded by
1975–76 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1977–78 WCHL season
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