1999–2000 WHL season

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The 1999–2000 WHL season was the 34th season for the Western Hockey League. Eighteen teams completed a 72 game season. The Kootenay Ice won the President's Cup.

League notes[edit]

  • The WHL followed the NHL's lead and adopted the "regulation tie" format that saw a team losing in overtime earn a point.
  • Overtime was to be played 4 on 4.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Swift Current Broncos 72 47 18 4 3 101 257 170
x Saskatoon Blades 72 34 27 8 3 79 216 223
x Regina Pats 72 32 29 6 5 75 234 255
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 26 33 6 7 65 221 257
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 25 34 9 4 63 221 259
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 25 38 4 5 59 212 260
Central Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Calgary Hitmen 72 58 10 2 2 120 313 182
x Kootenay Ice 72 44 14 11 3 102 275 200
x Red Deer Rebels 72 32 31 9 0 73 227 229
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 25 38 4 5 59 220 250
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 21 39 6 6 54 222 295
West Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Spokane Chiefs 72 47 19 4 2 100 272 191
x Prince George Cougars 72 43 20 4 5 95 279 228
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 34 26 8 4 80 250 221
x Kamloops Blazers 72 36 30 5 1 78 244 228
x Kelowna Rockets 72 25 40 4 3 57 193 228
x Tri-City Americans 72 24 39 7 2 57 231 288
Portland Winter Hawks 72 16 49 7 0 39 173 296

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen 72 48 72 120 84
Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen 61 59 52 111 91
Radek Duda Lethbridge Hurricanes 69 42 64 106 190
Layne Ulmer Swift Current Broncos 71 50 54 104 66
Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels 72 39 57 96 135
Tim Smith Spokane Chiefs 71 26 70 96 61
Trent Hunter Prince George Cougars 67 46 49 95 47
Mike G. Green Kootenay Ice 69 43 49 92 63
Zdenek Blatny Seattle/Kootenay 68 47 44 91 131
Jeremy Reich Swift Current Broncos 72 33 58 91 167

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties ; GA = Goals against; SO = Total shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Bryce Wandler Swift Current Broncos 56 3257 37 15 2 112 6 .919 2.06
Brent Krahn Calgary Hitmen 39 2316 33 6 0 92 4 .912 2.38
Dan Blackburn Kootenay Ice 51 3004 34 8 7 126 3 .912 2.52
Tyler MacKay Saskatoon/Spokane 42 2357 25 11 2 109 2 .883 2.77
Cam Ondrik Medicine Hat/Saskatoon 58 3381 30 24 4 159 4 .908 2.82

2000 WHL Playoffs[edit]

Conference quarterfinals[edit]

  • Top eight teams in the Eastern Conference (East and Central divisions) qualified for playoffs
  • Top six teams in the Western Conference (division) qualified for the playoffs

Eastern Conference[edit]

Calgary vs. Moose Jaw
Date Away Home
March 29 Moose Jaw 4 5 Calgary OT
March 30 Moose Jaw 3 6 Calgary
April 1 Calgary 4 2 Moose Jaw
April 2 Calgary 8 2 Moose Jaw
Calgary wins series 4–0
Kootenay vs. Red Deer
Date Away Home
March 30 Red Deer 4 7 Kootenay
March 31 Red Deer 0 8 Kootenay
April 2 Kootenay 7 4 Red Deer
April 3 Kootenay 2 1 Red Deer OT
Kootenay wins series 4–0
Swift Current vs. Prince Albert
Date Away Home
March 30 Prince Albert 3 2 Swift Current
March 31 Prince Albert 2 6 Swift Current
April 2 Swift Current 4 2 Prince Albert
April 3 Swift Current 2 5 Prince Albert
April 5 Prince Albert 3 6 Swift Current
April 7 Swift Current 4 3 Prince Albert
Swift Current wins series 4–2
Saskatoon vs. Regina
Date Away Home
March 29 Regina 6 4 Saskatoon
March 31 Saskatoon 1 6 Regina
April 1 Regina 0 3 Saskatoon
April 3 Saskatoon 6 3 Regina
April 5 Regina 0 4 Saskatoon
April 7 Saskatoon 2 7 Regina
April 8 Regina 1 5 Saskatoon
Saskatoon wins series 4–3

Western Conference[edit]

Spokane vs. Tri-City
Date Away Home
March 29 Tri-City 1 8 Spokane
March 31 Spokane 6 2 Tri-City
April 1 Spokane 3 2 Tri-City
April 5 Tri-City 0 2 Spokane
Spokane wins series 4–0
Seattle vs. Kamloops
Date Away Home
April 1 Kamloops 2 5 Seattle
April 2 Kamloops 2 7 Seattle
April 4 Seattle 3 2 Kamloops
April 5 Seattle 5 2 Kamloops
Seattle wins series 4–0
Prince George vs. Kelowna
Date Away Home
March 31 Kelowna 4 2 Prince George
April 1 Kelowna 0 4 Prince George
April 4 Prince George 4 1 Kelowna
April 5 Prince George 4 2 Kelowna
April 7 Kelowna 3 4 Prince George OT
Prince George wins series 4–1

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference
Calgary vs. Saskatoon
Date Away Home
April 10 Saskatoon 0 7 Calgary
April 11 Saskatoon 2 6 Calgary
April 13 Calgary 6 2 Saskatoon
April 14 Calgary 4 2 Saskatoon
Calgary wins series 4–0
Kootenay vs. Swift Current
Date Away Home
April 10 Swift Current 2 1 Kootenay
April 11 Swift Current 2 6 Kootenay
April 13 Kootenay 1 2 Swift Current
April 14 Kootenay 4 2 Swift Current
April 16 Swift Current 1 6 Kootenay
April 18 Kootenay 3 1 Swift Current
Kootenay wins series 4–2
Western Conference
Prince George vs. Seattle
Date Away Home
April 13 Seattle 2 5 Prince George
April 14 Seattle 0 7 Prince George
April 16 Prince George 4 2 Seattle
Prince George wins series 3–0
Spokane earns bye

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Calgary vs. Kootenay
Date Away Home
April 21 Kootenay 2 3 Calgary
April 22 Kootenay 3 2 Calgary
April 25 Calgary 2 3 Kootenay
April 26 Calgary 2 3 Kootenay
April 29 Kootenay 6 5 Calgary OT
Kootenay wins series 4–1
Prince George vs. Spokane
Date Away Home
April 23 Prince George 4 5 Spokane
April 24 Prince George 3 4 Spokane
April 25 Spokane 0 3 Prince George
April 28 Spokane 4 3 Prince George OT
April 29 Spokane 4 2 Prince George
Spokane wins series 4–1

WHL Championship[edit]

Kootenay vs. Spokane
Date Away Home
May 5 Spokane 3 2 Kootenay
May 6 Spokane 3 2 Kootenay
May 9 Kootenay 3 2 Spokane
May 10 Kootenay 4 1 Spokane
May 12 Spokane 1 2 Kootenay
May 13 Kootenay 1 0 Spokane
Kootenay wins series 4–2

All-Star game[edit]

On January 19, the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 10–9 at Kelowna, British Columbia before a crowd of 5,420.

WHL awards[edit]

Player of the Year - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Brad Moran, Calgary Hitmen
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Chris Nielson, Calgary Hitmen
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Brad Moran, Calgary Hitmen
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Trent Hunter, Prince George Cougars
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Micki Dupont, Kamloops Blazers
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Dan Blackburn, Kootenay Ice
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Bryce Wandler, Swift Current Broncos
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Todd McLellan, Swift Current Broncos
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Tim Speltz, Spokane Chiefs
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Calgary Hitmen
Top Official - Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy: Mike Hasenfratz
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Mike Jenkins, Prince Albert Raiders
Humanitarian of the Year - Chris Nielson, Calgary Hitmen
WHL Plus-Minus Award: Kenton Smith, Calgary Hitmen
Playoff Most Valuable Player - airBC Trophy: Dan Blackburn, Kootenay Ice

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1998–99 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
2000–01 WHL season