1990–91 WHL season

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The 1990–91 WHL season was the 25th season for the Western Hockey League. Fourteen teams completed a 72 game season. The Spokane Chiefs won the President's Cup before going on to win the Memorial Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 45 21 6 96 373 281
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 40 27 5 85 366 296
x Swift Current Broncos 72 40 29 3 83 369 351
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 38 29 5 81 337 284
x Regina Pats 72 37 32 3 77 346 307
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 31 39 2 64 336 369
Saskatoon Blades 72 29 41 2 60 309 363
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 19 51 2 40 265 380
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Kamloops Blazers 72 50 20 2 102 385 247
x Spokane Chiefs 72 48 23 1 97 435 275
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 42 26 4 88 319 317
x Tri-City Americans 72 36 32 4 76 404 386
Portland Winter Hawks 72 17 53 2 36 298 450
Victoria Cougars 72 10 59 3 23 201 437

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs 72 67 118 185 36
Brian Sakic Tri-City Americans 69 40 122 162 19
Cal McGowan Kamloops Blazers 71 58 81 139 147
Pat Falloon Spokane Chiefs 61 64 74 138 154
Jason Ruff Lethbridge Hurricanes 66 61 75 136 154
Jason Miller Medicine Hat Tigers 66 60 76 136 31
Brad Rubachuk Lethbridge Hurricanes 70 64 68 132 237
Kyle Reeves Tri-City Americans 63 89 40 129 146
Jeff Nelson Prince Albert Raiders 72 46 74 120 58
Kimbi Daniels Swift Current Broncos 69 54 64 118 68

1991 WHL Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

  • Lethbridge earned a bye
  • Medicine Hat earned a bye
  • Regina defeated Prince Albert 3 games to 0
  • Moose Jaw defeated Swift Current 3 games to 0

Division semi-finals[edit]

  • Lethbridge defeated Moose Jaw 4 games to 1
  • Medicine Hat defeated Regina 4 games to 1
  • Kamloops defeated Tri-City 5 games to 2
  • Spokane defeated Seattle 5 games to 1

Division finals[edit]

  • Lethbridge defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 3
  • Spokane defeated Kamloops 5 games to 0

WHL Championship[edit]

  • Spokane defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 0

All-Star game[edit]

On February 5, the East division defeated the West division 8–2 at Calgary, Alberta before a crowd of 7,473.

WHL awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Ray Whitney, Spokane Chiefs
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Scott Niedermayer, Kamloops Blazers
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Ray Whitney, Spokane Chiefs
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Pat Falloon, Spokane Chiefs
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Darryl Sydor, Kamloops Blazers
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Donevan Hextall, Prince Albert Raiders
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Jamie McLennan, Lethbridge Hurricanes
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Tom Renney, Kamloops Blazers
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Bob Brown, Kamloops Blazers
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Kamloops Blazers
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Bill Lee, Seattle Thunderbirds
WHL Plus-Minus Award: Frank Evans, Spokane Chiefs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1989–90 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1991–92 WHL season