1989–90 WHL season

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The 1989–90 WHL season was the 24th season for the Western Hockey League. Fourteen teams completed a 72 game season. The Kamloops Blazers won the President's Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 51 17 4 106 465 270
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 38 33 1 77 301 293
x Regina Pats 72 34 31 7 75 332 329
x Saskatoon Blades 72 33 34 5 71 325 354
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 32 38 2 66 298 331
x Swift Current Broncos 72 29 39 4 62 323 351
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 28 38 6 62 276 325
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 28 41 3 59 287 330
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Kamloops Blazers 72 56 16 0 112 484 278
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 52 17 3 107 444 295
x Tri-City Americans 72 39 28 5 83 433 354
x Spokane Chiefs 72 30 37 5 65 334 344
Portland Winter Hawks 72 24 45 3 51 322 426
Victoria Cougars 72 5 65 2 12 221 565

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Len Barrie Kamloops Blazers 70 85 100 185 108
Glen Goodall Seattle Thunderbirds 67 76 87 163 83
Victor Gervais Seattle Thunderbirds 69 64 96 160 180
Phil Huber Kamloops Blazers 72 63 89 152 176
Brian Sakic Tri-City Americans 66 53 99 152 12
Petr Nedved Seattle Thunderbirds 71 65 80 145 80
Stu Barnes Tri-City Americans 63 52 92 144 165
Corey Lyons Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 63 79 142 26
Wes Walz Lethbridge Hurricanes 56 54 86 140 69
Bryan Bosch Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 48 90 138 34

1990 WHL Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

  • Swift Current defeated Brandon 5–4 OT in sixth place tie-breaker game.
  • Lethbridge and Prince Albert earn byes to Division Semifinals.
  • Regina defeated Swift Current 3 games to 1.
  • Saskatoon defeated Medicine Hat 3 games to 0.

Division Semifinals[edit]

  • Lethbridge defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 3.
  • Prince Albert defeated Regina 4 games to 3.
  • Kamloops defeated Spokane 5 games to 1.
  • Seattle defeated Tri-City 5 games to 2.

Division Finals[edit]

  • Lethbridge defeated Prince Albert 4 games to 3.
  • Kamloops defeated Seattle 5 games to 1.

WHL Championship[edit]

  • Kamloops defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 1.

All-Star game[edit]

On January 26, the East division defeated the West division 9–6 at Kennewick, Washington before a crowd of 5,059.

WHL awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Glen Goodall, Seattle Thunderbirds
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert Raiders
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Len Barrie, Kamloops Blazers
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Bryan Bosch, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Kevin Haller, Regina Pats
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Petr Nedved, Seattle Thunderbirds
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Trevor Kidd, Brandon Wheat Kings
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Ken Hitchcock, Kamloops Blazers
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Russ Farwell, Seattle Thunderbirds
Regular Season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Kamloops Blazers
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Jeff Chynoweth, Lethbridge Hurricanes
WHL Plus-Minus Award: Len Barrie, Kamloops Blazers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1988–89 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1990–91 WHL season