1982–83 WHL season

The 1982–83 WHL season was the 17th season for the Western Hockey League. Fourteen teams completed a 72-game season. The Lethbridge Broncos won the President's Cup while the host Portland Winter Hawks became the first American team to win the Memorial Cup.

League notes

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Saskatoon Blades7252191105467303
x Regina Pats724824096397281
x Calgary Wranglers724426290353258
x Winnipeg Warriors724230084347321
x Lethbridge Broncos723831379284271
x Medicine Hat Tigers723734175345338
Brandon Wheat Kings722151042327460
Prince Albert Raiders721655133312455
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Portland Winter Hawks7250220100495387
x Victoria Cougars724724195444335
x Kamloops Junior Oilers724626092461356
x Seattle Breakers722447149319418
Nanaimo Islanders722051141357487
Kelowna Wings721257327299531

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Dale DerkatchRegina Pats67849517962
Dean EvasonKamloops Junior Oilers707193164102
Kelly GlowaBrandon Wheat Kings68719216387
Roger KortkoSaskatoon Blades72629916179
Ken YaremchukPortland Winter Hawks665110916076
Randy HeathPortland Winter Hawks72826915152
Jim McGeoughNanaimo Islanders727656132126
Mark MorrisonVictoria Cougars58557513054
Dan HodgsonPrince Albert Raiders72567413066
Darren BoykoWinnipeg Warriors7249811308

1983 WHL Playoffs

First round

  • Saskatoon earned a bye
  • Regina earned a bye
  • Calgary defeated Medicine Hat 3 games to 2
  • Lethbridge defeated Winnipeg 3 games to 0

Division semi-finals

  • Calgary defeated Regina 4 games to 1
  • Lethbridge defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 2
  • Portland defeated Seattle 4 games to 0
  • Victoria defeated Kamloops 4 games to 3

Division finals

  • Lethbridge defeated Calgary 4 games to 2
  • Portland defeated Victoria 4 games to 1

WHL Championship

  • Lethbridge defeated Portland 4 games to 1

All-Star game

There was no All-Star Game in 1982–83.

WHL awards

Most Valuable Player: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Dale Derkatch, Regina Pats
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Darren Boyko, Winnipeg Warriors
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Gary Leeman, Regina Pats
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Dan Hodgson, Prince Albert Raiders
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Daryl Lubiniecki, Saskatoon Blades
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Saskatoon Blades

See also


Preceded by
1981–82 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1983–84 WHL season
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