1981–82 WHL season

The 1981–82 WHL season was the 16th season for the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 72-game season. The Portland Winter Hawks won the President's Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Lethbridge Broncos7250220100421280
x Regina Pats724824096465368
x Saskatoon Blades724426290450343
x Calgary Wranglers724129284334266
x Brandon Wheat Kings723438068372413
x Billings Bighorns722744155369432
Medicine Hat Tigers722546151308446
Winnipeg Warriors722348147285388
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Portland Winter Hawks724624294380323
x Victoria Cougars724328187398314
x Seattle Breakers723634274339310
x Kamloops Junior Oilers721853137320464
Spokane Flyers12632217102196

1Folded mid-season

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jock CallanderRegina Pats717911119059
Dave MichaylukRegina Pats7262111173128
Bruce EakinSaskatoon Blades6642125167120
Jim McGeoughBillings Bighorns719366159142
Ken YaremchukPortland Winter Hawks725899157181
Marc HabscheidSaskatoon Blades55648715174
Dale DerkatchRegina Pats71628014292
Kelly GlowaBrandon Wheat Kings72597813787
Brian ShawPortland Winter Hawks695676132193
Wally SchreiberRegina Pats68566812468

1982 WHL Playoffs

First round

  • Lethbridge defeated Billings 4 games to 1
  • Regina defeated Brandon 4 games to 0
  • Calgary defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 1

Division semi-finals

  • Lethbridge earned a bye
  • Regina defeated Calgary 3 games to 1
  • Portland defeated Kamloops 4 games to 0
  • Seattle defeated Victoria 4 games to 0

Division finals

  • Regina defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 3
  • Portland defeated Seattle 4 games to 2

WHL Championship

  • Portland defeated Regina 4 games to 1

All-Star game

On January 19, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 4–2 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a crowd of 3,500.

WHL awards

Most Valuable Player: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Jock Callander, Regina Pats
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Mike Moller, Lethbridge Broncos
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Gary Nylund, Portland Winter Hawks
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Dale Derkatch, Regina Pats
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Jack Sangster, Seattle Breakers
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Lethbridge Broncos

See also


Preceded by
1980–81 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1982–83 WHL season
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