1968–69 WCHL season

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The 1968–69 WCHL season was the third season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Eight teams completed a 60 game season, with the Flin Flon Bombers winning the President's Cup.

League notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Flin Flon Bombers 60 47 13 0 94 343 159
Estevan Bruins 60 40 20 0 80 294 195
Winnipeg Jets 60 29 31 0 58 290 268
Brandon Wheat Kings 60 18 40 2 38 224 350
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Edmonton Oil Kings 60 33 25 2 68 229 206
Calgary Centennials 60 31 28 1 63 253 236
Saskatoon Blades 60 24 35 1 49 195 271
Swift Current Broncos 60 14 44 2 30 186 329

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 58 51 86 137 123
Greg Polis Estevan Bruins 60 40 85 125 94
Tom Serviss Calgary Centennials 60 24 79 103 60
Bob Liddington Calgary Centennials 60 58 33 91 26
Ernie Moser Estevan Bruins 56 46 40 86 41
Brian Marchinko Flin Flon Bombers 60 41 45 86 96
Gregg Sheppard Estevan Bruins 54 42 42 84 33
Doug Smith Winnipeg Jets 47 31 52 83 130
Jim Nichols Saskatoon Blades 60 37 35 72 16
Steve Andrascik Flin Flon Bombers 50 32 36 68 142
Wayne Harwysh Flin Flon Bombers 58 31 37 68 187

1969 WCHL Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Calgary defeated Swift Current 4 games to 0
  • Edmonton defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 0
  • Estevan defeated Brandon 4 games to 1
  • Flin Flon defeated Winnipeg 4 games to 2 with 1 tie

Semifinals[edit]

  • Flin Flon defeated Estevan 4 games to 0 with 1 tie
  • Edmonton defeated Calgary 4 games to 2 with 1 tie

Finals[edit]

  • Flin Flon defeated Edmonton 4 games to 2

National Championship[edit]

  • Flin Flon defeated St. Thomas 2 games to 1 (Series was forfeited)

All-Star game[edit]

The 1968–69 WCHL all-star game was held in Flin Flon, Manitoba, with the WCHL All-stars and Flin Flon Bombers ending in a 4–4 draw before a crowd of 2,100.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Top Scorer: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Bob Liddington, Calgary Centennials
Defenseman of the Year: Dale Hoganson, Estevan Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Ron Williams, Edmonton Oil Kings
Goaltender of the Year: Ray Martyniuk, Flin Flon Bombers
Regular Season Champions: Flin Flon Bombers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1967–68 WCJHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1969–70 WCHL season