1981–82 WHL season

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The 1981–82 WHL season was the 16th season for the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 72 game season. The Portland Winter Hawks won the President's Cup.

League notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Lethbridge Broncos 72 50 22 0 100 421 280
x Regina Pats 72 48 24 0 96 465 368
x Saskatoon Blades 72 44 26 2 90 450 343
x Calgary Wranglers 72 41 29 2 84 334 266
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 38 0 68 372 413
x Billings Bighorns 72 27 44 1 55 369 432
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 25 46 1 51 308 446
Winnipeg Warriors 72 23 48 1 47 285 388
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Portland Winter Hawks 72 46 24 2 94 380 323
x Victoria Cougars 72 43 28 1 87 398 314
x Seattle Breakers 72 36 34 3 74 339 310
x Kamloops Junior Oilers 72 18 53 1 37 320 464
Spokane Flyers1 26 3 22 1 7 102 196

1Folded mid-season

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jock Callander Regina Pats 71 79 111 190 59
Dave Michayluk Regina Pats 72 62 111 173 128
Bruce Eakin Saskatoon Blades 66 42 125 167 120
Jim McGeough Billings Bighorns 71 93 66 159 142
Ken Yaremchuk Portland Winter Hawks 72 58 99 157 181
Marc Habscheid Saskatoon Blades 55 64 87 151 74
Dale Derkatch Regina Pats 71 62 80 142 92
Kelly Glowa Brandon Wheat Kings 72 59 78 137 87
Brian Shaw Portland Winter Hawks 69 56 76 132 193
Wally Schreiber Regina Pats 68 56 68 124 68

1982 WHL Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

  • Lethbrdige defeated Billings 4 games to 1
  • Regina defeated Brandon 4 games to 0
  • Calgary defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 1

Division semi-finals[edit]

  • Lethbridge earned a bye
  • Regina defeated Calgary 3 games to 1
  • Portland defeated Kamloops 4 games to 0
  • Seattle defeated Victoria 4 games to 0

Division finals[edit]

  • Regina defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 3
  • Portland defeated Seattle 4 games to 2

WHL Championship[edit]

  • Portland defeated Regina 4 games to 1

All-Star game[edit]

On January 19, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 4–2 at Winnipeg, Manitoba with a crowd of 3,500.

WHL awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Jock Callander, Regina Pats
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Mike Moller, Lethbridge Broncos
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Gary Nylund, Portland Winter Hawks
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Dale Derkatch, Regina Pats
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Mike Vernon, Calgary Wranglers
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Jack Sangster, Seattle Breakers
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Lethbridge Broncos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1980–81 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1982–83 WHL season