1967–68 WCHL season

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The 1967–68 WCHL season was the second season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. The WCHL adopted its new name after being known as the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League in its first season. Eleven teams completed a 60 game season, with the Estevan Bruins winning the President's Cup.

League notes[edit]

The WCHL added four new teams for its second season: the Flin Flon Bombers, Winnipeg Jets, Brandon Wheat Kings and Swift Current Broncos.

The Calgary Buffaloes became the Calgary Centennials

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

League standings GP W L T Pts GF GA
Flin Flon Bombers 60 47 8 5 99 361 143
Estevan Bruins 60 45 13 2 92 262 169
Edmonton Oil Kings 60 38 16 6 82 303 194
Moose Jaw Canucks 60 31 24 5 67 263 243
Regina Pats 60 29 23 8 66 246 237
Winnipeg Jets 60 27 26 7 61 276 362
Saskatoon Blades 60 20 31 9 49 260 362
Brandon Wheat Kings 60 21 33 6 48 238 279
Swift Current Broncos 60 16 38 6 38 242 343
Calgary Centennials 60 15 40 5 35 218 318
Weyburn Red Wings 60 9 46 5 23 236 395

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 59 51 117 168 148
Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 59 87 44 131 208
Bernie Blanchette Saskatoon Blades 58 52 72 124 31
Ron Snell Regina Pats 60 56 55 111 86
Reg Bechtold Moose Jaw Canucks 59 48? 51? 105? 158
Gene Peacosh Swift Current Broncos 53 52 48 100 60
Ron Garwasiuk Regina Pats 58 56 43 99 153
Mike Shaw Saskatoon Blades 58 25 73 98 149
Dick Mortenson Edmonton Oil Kings 60 53 40 93 37
Jim Benzelok Winnipeg Jets 58 43 50 93 168

1968 WCJHL Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Flin Flon defeated Regina 4 games to 0
  • Estevan defeated Winnipeg 4 games to 0
  • Edmonton defeated Saskatoon 3 games to 2 with 2 ties
  • Moose Jaw defeated Brandon 4 games to 3 with 1 tie

Semifinals[edit]

  • Flin Flon defeated Edmonton 4 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Estevan defeated Moose Jaw 4 games to 0 with 1 tie

Finals[edit]

  • Estevan defeated Flin Flon 4 games to 0 with 1 tie

All-Star game[edit]

The 1967–68 WCJHL all-star game was held in Estevan, Saskatchewan, with the WCJHL All-stars defeating the Estevan Bruins 8–7 before a crowd of 2500.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Jim Harrison, Estevan Bruins
Top Scorer: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Bernie Blanchette, Saskatoon Blades
Defenseman of the Year: Gerry Hart, Flin Flon Bombers
Rookie of the Year: Ron Fairbrother, Saskatoon Blades
Goaltender of the Year: Chris Worthy, Flin Flon Bombers
Regular Season Champions: Flin Flon Bombers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1966–67 CMJHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1968–69 WCHL season