1971–72 WCHL season
The 1971–72 WCHL season was the sixth season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 68-game season, with the Edmonton Oil Kings winning their second consecutive President's Cup.
- The Victoria Cougars joined as an expansion team playing in the West division.
- The Vancouver Nats joined as an expansion team playing in the West division.
- The Estevan Bruins relocated to New Westminster, British Columbia to become the New Westminster Bruins, playing in the West division.
- The Swift Current Broncos and Saskatoon Blades moved to the East division.
- The season expanded to 68 games from 66.
|x Regina Pats||68||43||23||2||88||287||225|
|x Saskatoon Blades||68||37||28||3||77||312||258|
|x Brandon Wheat Kings||68||35||33||0||70||338||331|
|x Flin Flon Bombers||68||31||36||1||63||265||307|
|Swift Current Broncos||68||25||42||1||51||252||311|
|x Calgary Centennials||68||49||16||3||101||296||169|
|x Edmonton Oil Kings||68||44||22||2||90||320||246|
|x New Westminster Bruins||68||40||27||1||81||285||240|
|x Medicine Hat Tigers||68||35||30||3||73||351||312|
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes
|Tom Lysiak||Medicine Hat Tigers||68||46||97||143||96|
|Stan Weir||Medicine Hat Tigers||68||58||75||133||77|
|Blaine Stoughton||Flin Flon Bombers||68||60||66||126||125|
|Robbie Neale||Brandon Wheat Kings||65||53||73||126||54|
|Dennis Sobchuk||Regina Pats||68||56||67||123||115|
|Jeff Ablett||Medicine Hat Tigers||68||59||57||116||99|
|Lorne Henning||New Westminster Bruins||60||51||63||114||29|
|Lanny McDonald||Medicine Hat Tigers||68||50||64||114||54|
|Ron Chipperfield||Brandon Wheat Kings||63||59||53||112||29|
|Glen Mikkelson||Brandon Wheat Kings||67||44||62||106||52|
1972 WCHL Playoffs
- Brandon defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 3 with 1 tie
- Regina defeated Flin Flon 3 games to 2 with 2 ties
- Calgary defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 2 with 1 tie
- Edmonton defeated New Westminster 4 games to 1
- Regina defeated Brandon 4 games to 2
- Edmonton defeated Calgary 4 games to 2
- Edmonton defeated Regina 4 games to 1
The 1971–72 WCHL All-Star Game was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the East Division All-Stars defeating the West Division All-Stars 4–2 before a crowd of 5,783.
|Most Valuable Player: John Davidson, Calgary Centennials|
|Top Scorer: Tom Lysiak, Medicine Hat Tigers|
|Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ron Chipperfield, Brandon Wheat Kings|
|Defenseman of the Year: Jim Watson, Calgary Centennials|
|Rookie of the Year: Dennis Sobchuk, Regina Pats|
|Goaltender of the Year: John Davidson, Calgary Centennials|
|Coach of the Year: Earl Ingarfield, Sr., Regina Pats|
|Regular Season Champions: Calgary Centennials|
- 2005–06 WHL Guide
1970–71 WCHL season
|WHL seasons||Succeeded by
1972–73 WCHL season