1974–75 WCHL season

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The 1974–75 WCHL season was the ninth season for the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 70 game season. The New Westminster Bruins won the President's Cup.

League notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Saskatoon Blades 70 38 22 10 86 344 244
x Lethbridge Broncos 70 28 32 10 66 302 315
x Regina Pats 70 29 36 5 63 260 288
x Brandon Wheat Kings 70 24 35 11 59 276 320
Winnipeg Clubs 70 23 35 12 58 265 366
Flin Flon Bombers 70 19 42 9 47 262 389
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Victoria Cougars 70 47 18 5 99 416 257
x Medicine Hat Tigers 70 40 22 8 88 380 291
x New Westminster Bruins 70 37 22 11 85 319 260
x Kamloops Chiefs 70 38 24 8 84 327 279
Edmonton Oil Kings 70 34 29 7 75 340 321
Calgary Centennials 70 11 51 8 30 236 399

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mel Bridgman Victoria Cougars 66 66 91 157 175
Bryan Trottier Lethbridge Broncos 67 46 98 144 103
Don Murdoch Medicine Hat Tigers 70 82 59 141 83
Dave Faulkner Regina Pats 70 56 66 122 59
Don Ashby Calgary Centennials 70 52 68 120 71
Rich Gosselin Flin Flon Bombers 70 47 69 116 83
Peter Morris Victoria Cougars 70 43 72 115 173
Barry Dean Medicine Hat Tigers 64 40 75 115 173
Danny Lucas Victoria Cougars 70 57 56 113 74
Rick Blight Brandon Wheat Kings 65 60 52 112 65
Greg Miazga Victoria Cougars 70 14 28 42 117

1975 WCHL Playoffs[edit]

League quarter-finals[edit]

  • Saskatoon defeated Brandon 4 games to 1
  • Regina defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 2
  • New Westminster defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 1
  • Victoria defeated Kamloops 4 games to 2

League semi-finals[edit]

  • Saskatoon defeated Regina 4 games to 1
  • New Westminster defeated Victoria 4 games to 2

WHL Championship[edit]

  • New Westminster defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 3

All-Star game[edit]

On January 15, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 4–1 at Victoria, British Columbia with a crowd of 3,452.

WHL awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Bryan Trottier, Lethbridge Broncos
Top Scorer: Mel Bridgman, Victoria Cougars
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Danny Arndt, Saskatoon Blades
Top Defenseman: Rick Lapointe, Victoria Cougars
Rookie of the Year: Don Murdoch, Medicine Hat Tigers
Top Goaltender: Bill Oleschuk, Saskatoon Blades
Coach of the Year: Pat Ginnell, Victoria Cougars
Regular season champions: Victoria Cougars

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1973–74 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1975–76 WCHL season