1994–95 WHL season

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The 1994–95 WHL season was the 29th season for the Western Hockey League. Sixteen teams completed a 72 game season. The Kamloops Blazers won their third President's Cup in four seasons, as well as their third Memorial Cup in four seasons.

League notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 45 22 5 95 315 235
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 44 26 2 90 308 267
x Saskatoon Blades 72 41 23 8 90 324 254
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 39 32 1 79 315 275
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 38 32 2 78 244 229
x Swift Current Broncos 72 31 34 7 69 274 284
x Regina Pats 72 26 43 3 55 269 306
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 22 48 2 46 263 341
Red Deer Rebels 72 17 51 4 38 209 356
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Kamloops Blazers 72 52 14 6 110 375 202
x Tacoma Rockets 72 43 27 2 88 294 246
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 42 28 2 86 319 282
x Tri-City Americans 72 36 31 5 77 295 279
x Spokane Chiefs 72 32 36 4 68 244 261
x Portland Winter Hawks 72 23 43 6 52 240 308
Prince George Cougars 72 14 55 3 31 229 392

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Daymond Langkow Tri-City Americans 72 67 73 140 142
Darcy Tucker Kamloops Blazers 64 64 73 137 94
Marty Murray Brandon Wheat Kings 65 40 88 128 53
Stacy Roest Medicine Hat Tigers 69 37 78 115 32
Darren Ritchie Brandon Wheat Kings 69 62 52 114 12
Hnat Domenichelli Kamloops Blazers 72 52 62 114 34
Terry Ryan Tri-City Americans 70 50 60 110 207
Curtis Brown Moose Jaw Warriors 70 51 53 104 63
Mark Deyell Saskatoon Blades 70 34 68 102 56
Chris Herperger Seattle Thunderbirds 59 49 52 101 106

1995 WHL Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

  • Brandon earned a bye
  • Prince Albert defeated Regina 4 games to 0
  • Saskatoon defeated Swift Current 4 games to 2
  • Moose Jaw defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 1
  • (round-robin)
  • Kamloops (3–1) advances
  • Portland (3–1) advances
  • Seattle (0–4) eliminated
  • Spokane (3–1) advances
  • Tri-City (2–2) advances
  • Tacoma (1–3) eliminated

Division semi-finals[edit]

  • Brandon defeated Moose Jaw 4 games to 1
  • Prince Albert defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 0
  • Kamloops defeated Portland 4 games to 1
  • Tri-City defeated Spokane 4 games to 3

Division finals[edit]

  • Brandon defeated Prince Albert 4 games to 3
  • Kamloops defeated Tri-City 4 games to 2

WHL Championship[edit]

  • Kamloops defeated Brandon 4 games to 2

All-Star game[edit]

On January 31, A combined WHL/QMJHL all-star team defeated the OHL all-stars 8–3 at Kitchener, Ontario before a crowd of 5,679.

WHL awards[edit]

Player of the Year - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Marty Murray, Brandon Wheat Kings
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Perry Johnson, Regina Pats
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Daymond Langkow, Tri-City Americans
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Darren Ritchie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Nolan Baumgartner, Kamloops Blazers
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Todd Robinson, Portland Winter Hawks
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Paxton Schafer, Medicine Hat Tigers
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Don Nachbaur, Seattle Thunderbirds
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Kelly McCrimmon, Brandon Wheat Kings
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Kamloops Blazers
Top Official - Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy: Tom Kowal
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Herm Hordal, Saskatoon Blades
Humanitarian of the Year - Grady Manson, Moose Jaw Warriors
WHL Plus-Minus Award: Darren Ritchie, Brandon Wheat Kings
Playoff Most Valuable Player - airBC Trophy: Nolan Baumgartner, Kamloops Blazers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1993–94 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1995–96 WHL season