1966–67 CMJHL season

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The 1966–67 CMJHL season was the inaugural season of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. It was formed by five former members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League along with the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Calgary Buffaloes and was considered an "outlaw league" by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

The WCJHL was made up of seven teams based in Alberta and Saskatchewan that completed a 56 game schedule. The Moose Jaw Canucks won the President's Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

League standings GP W L T Pts GF GA
Edmonton Oil Kings 56 34 12 10 78 281 188
Estevan Bruins 56 33 18 5 71 273 197
Regina Pats 56 31 18 7 69 324 230
Moose Jaw Canucks 56 25 19 12 62 215 190
Saskatoon Blades 56 25 24 7 57 288 271
Weyburn Red Wings 56 16 30 10 42 271 274
Calgary Buffaloes 56 4 47 5 13 178 426

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades 56 78 62 140 95
Rick Sentes Regina Pats 56 66 61 127 100
Herb Pinder Saskatoon Blades 49 44 75 119 113
Brian Lavander Regina Pats 56 39 71 110 100
Ernie Hicke Regina Pats 55 37 72 109 184
Ken Faranski Regina Pats 42 40 54 99 28
Morris Stefaniw Estevan Bruins 55 36 58 99 44
Garnet Bailey Edmonton Oil Kings 56 47 46 93 177
Galen Head Edmonton Oil Kings 56 50 42 92 43
Ron Walters Edmonton Oil Kings 54 44 40 84 31
Grant Erickson Estevan Bruins 55 35 49 84 49

1967 WCJHL Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Regina defeated Weyburn 4 games to 1
  • Estevan defeated Saskatoon 3 games to 2, with 2 ties

Semifinals[edit]

  • Moose Jaw defeated Edmonton 3 games to 2, with 4 ties
  • Regina defeated Estevan 4 games to 1

Finals[edit]

  • Moose Jaw defeated Regina 4 games to 1

All-Star game[edit]

The 1966–67 WCJHL All-Star Game was held in Calgary, Alberta, with the Reds defeating the Whites, 7–0 before a crowd of 1000.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon Blades
Top Scorer: Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon Blades
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Morris Stefaniw, Estevan Bruins
Defenseman of the Year: Barry Gibbs, Estevan Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Ron Garwasiuk, Regina Pats
Goaltender of the Year: Ken Brown, Moose Jaw Canucks
Regular Season Champions: Edmonton Oil Kings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
None
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1967–68 WCHL season