2004–05 WHL season

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The 2004–05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. Twenty teams completed a 72 game schedule. The Kelowna Rockets won the President's Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 45 21 5 1 96 255 199
x Saskatoon Blades 72 37 23 6 6 86 234 215
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 31 32 5 4 71 185 191
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 14 47 10 1 39 182 282
Regina Pats 72 12 50 4 6 34 154 285
Central Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 45 21 4 2 96 234 143
x Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 39 20 12 1 91 222 162
x Calgary Hitmen 72 34 23 9 6 83 200 183
x Red Deer Rebels 72 36 26 6 4 82 206 200
Swift Current Broncos 72 22 41 6 3 53 135 218

Western Conference[edit]

B.C. Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Kootenay Ice 72 47 15 7 3 104 218 137
x Kelowna Rockets 72 45 13 12 2 104 215 139
x Vancouver Giants 72 34 30 4 4 76 212 205
x Kamloops Blazers 72 26 37 7 2 61 161 211
Prince George Cougars 72 26 41 3 2 57 158 223
U.S. Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 43 24 2 3 91 204 144
x Portland Winter Hawks 72 35 27 5 5 80 204 198
x Everett Silvertips 72 33 28 9 2 77 167 149
x Tri-City Americans 72 26 34 8 4 64 172 196
Spokane Chiefs 72 24 38 8 2 58 192 230

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 71 59 52 111 91
Ryan Stone Brandon Wheat Kings 70 33 66 99 127
Gilbert Brule Vancouver Giants 70 39 48 87 169
Tim Konsorada Brandon Wheat Kings 71 29 58 87 43
Colton Yellow Horn Lethbridge Hurricanes 70 35 51 86 40
Jonathan Filewich Lethbridge Hurricanes 68 42 38 80 26
Adam Courchaine Vancouver Giants 71 28 50 78 32
Stefan Meyer Medicine Hat Tigers 69 34 43 77 104
Nigel Dawes Kootenay Ice 63 50 26 76 30
Kenndal McArdle Moose Jaw Warriors 70 37 37 74 122

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
Matt Keetley Medicine Hat Tigers 32 1845 21 5 3 51 6 .933 1.66
Jeff Glass Kootenay Ice 51 3060 34 11 5 91 8 .931 1.78
Bryan Bridges Seattle Thunderbirds 58 3381 36 20 2 103 13 .926 1.83
Derek Yeomans Kelowna Rockets 54 3277 33 13 8 100 6 .923 1.83
Mike Wall Everett Silvertips 56 3190 24 22 8 102 10 .931 1.92

2005 WHL playoffs[edit]

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                       
E1 Brandon 4
E4 Moose Jaw 1
C1 Medicine Hat 2
E3 Prince Albert 4
E2 Saskatoon 0
E3 Prince Albert 4
E1 Brandon 4
Eastern
E3 Prince Albert 3
C1 Medicine Hat 4
C4 Red Deer 3
E1 Brandon 4
C3 Calgary 3
C2 Lethbridge 1
C3 Calgary 4
E1 Brandon 1
B2 Kelowna 4
B1 Kootenay 4
B4 Kamloops 2
B1 Kootenay 4
U3 Everett 0
B2 Kelowna 4
B3 Vancouver 2
B1 Kootenay 2
Western
B2 Kelowna 4
U1 Seattle 4
U4 Tri-City 1
U1 Seattle 3
B2 Kelowna 4
U2 Portland 3
U3 Everett 4

Conference quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Brandon vs. Moose Jaw
Date Away Home
March 25 Moose Jaw 3 7 Brandon
March 27 Moose Jaw 1 5 Brandon
March 30 Brandon 1 4 Moose Jaw
April 1 Brandon 4 3 Moose Jaw
April 2 Brandon 9 1 Moose Jaw
Brandon wins series 4–1
Saskatoon vs. Prince Albert
Date Away Home
March 23 Prince Albert 2 1 Saskatoon
March 26 Saskatoon 0 3 Prince Albert
March 28 Prince Albert 3 2 Saskatoon
March 30 Saskatoon 2 3 Prince Albert OT
Prince Albert wins series 4–0
Medicine Hat vs. Red Deer
Date Away Home
March 26 Red Deer 2 3 Medicine Hat
March 27 Red Deer 4 3 Medicine Hat
March 29 Medicine Hat 2 3 Red Deer OT
March 30 Medicine Hat 6 1 Red Deer
April 1 Red Deer 4 5 Medicine Hat
April 3 Medicine Hat 0 3 Red Deer
April 5 Red Deer 4 5 Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat wins series 4–3
Lethbridge vs. Calgary
Date Away Home
March 25 Calgary 1 2 Lethbridge
March 26 Calgary 3 2 Lethbridge
March 29 Lethbridge 0 4 Calgary
March 30 Lethbridge 2 3 Calgary 2OT
April 1 Calgary 2 1 Lethbridge OT
Calgary wins series 4–1

Western Conference[edit]

Kootenay vs. Kamloops
Date Away Home
March 25 Kamloops 4 3 Kootenay OT
March 26 Kamloops 2 3 Kootenay OT
March 29 Kootenay 2 3 Kamloops
March 30 Kootenay 3 2 Kamloops OT
April 1 Kamloops 2 5 Kootenay
April 3 Kootenay 7 1 Kamloops
Kootenay wins series 4–2
Kelowna vs. Vancouver
Date Away Home
March 25 Vancouver 4 3 Kelowna
March 26 Vancouver 3 4 Kelowna OT
March 29 Kelowna 3 4 Vancouver
March 30 Kelowna 2 1 Vancouver OT
April 1 Vancouver 2 3 Kelowna
April 2 Kelowna 3 2 Vancouver
Kelowna wins series 4–2
Seattle vs. Tri-City
Date Away Home
March 26 Tri-City 2 3 Seattle 2OT
March 28 Tri-City 1 2 Seattle
March 30 Seattle 3 2 Tri-City
April 1 Seattle 2 3 Tri-City OT
April 2 Tri-City 1 2 Seattle
Seattle wins series 4–1
Portland vs. Everett
Date Away Home
March 25 Everett 0 3 Portland
March 27 Everett 2 1 Portland
March 29 Portland 0 3 Everett
March 30 Portland 2 3 Everett OT
April 1 Everett 2 3 Portland
April 2 Portland 3 2 Everett OT
April 5 Everett 3 2 Portland
Everett wins series 4–3

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference
Medicine Hat vs. Prince Albert
Date Away Home
April 9 Prince Albert 1 3 Medicine Hat
April 10 Prince Albert 1 2 Medicine Hat
April 12 Medicine Hat 2 7 Prince Albert
April 13 Medicine Hat 1 2 Prince Albert
April 15 Prince Albert 2 1 Medicine Hat 2OT
April 17 Medicine Hat 0 3 Prince Albert
Prince Albert wins series 4–2
Brandon vs. Calgary
Date Away Home
April 8 Calgary 10 1 Brandon
April 9 Calgary 1 5 Brandon
April 12 Brandon 1 3 Calgary
April 13 Brandon 2 4 Calgary
April 15 Calgary 4 6 Brandon
April 18 Brandon 3 1 Calgary
April 20 Calgary 1 3 Brandon
Brandon wins series 4–3
Western Conference
Kootenay vs. Everett
Date Away Home
April 8 Everett 2 4 Kootenay
April 9 Everett 1 4 Kootenay
April 11 Kootenay 3 2 Everett OT
April 12 Kootenay 4 3 Everett OT
Kootenay wins series 4–0
Kelowna vs. Seattle
Date Away Home
April 8 Seattle 2 1 Kelowna
April 9 Seattle 3 2 Kelowna
April 12 Kelowna 4 3 Seattle
April 14 Kelowna 7 0 Seattle
April 15 Seattle 3 2 Kelowna
April 17 Kelowna 2 0 Seattle
April 19 Seattle 1 2 Kelowna
Kelowna wins series 4–3

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Brandon vs. Prince Albert
Date Away Home
April 22 Prince Albert 2 4 Brandon
April 23 Prince Albert 3 2 Brandon
April 26 Brandon 5 1 Prince Albert
April 27 Brandon 2 4 Prince Albert
April 29 Prince Albert 4 5 Brandon
May 1 Brandon 2 3 Prince Albert OT
May 3 Prince Albert 1 5 Brandon
Brandon wins series 4–3
Kootenay vs. Kelowna
Date Away Home
April 22 Kelowna 4 2 Kootenay
April 23 Kelowna 2 3 Kootenay
April 26 Kootenay 1 4 Kelowna
April 27 Kootenay 4 5 Kelowna OT
April 29 Kelowna 1 2 Kootenay 2OT
May 1 Kootenay 1 2 Kelowna
Kelowna wins series 4–2

WHL Championship[edit]

Brandon vs. Kelowna
Date Away Home
May 6 Brandon 0 3 Kelowna
May 7 Brandon 1 4 Kelowna
May 10 Kelowna 2 3 Brandon
May 11 Kelowna 2 1 Brandon OT
May 13 Kelowna 8 3 Brandon
Kelowna wins series 4–1

ADT Canada-Russia Challenge[edit]

On December 1, Team WHL defeated the Russian Selects 6–0 in Red Deer, Alberta before a crowd of 6,443.

On December 2, Team WHL defeated the Russian Selects 5–2 in Lethbridge, Alberta before a crowd of 5,152.

The WHL has an all time record of 4–0 against the Russian Selects since the tournament began in 2003–04.

WHL awards[edit]

Player of the Year - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Eric Fehr, Brandon Wheat Kings
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Gilbert Brule, Vancouver Giants
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Eric Fehr, Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Kris Russell, Medicine Hat Tigers
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Dion Phaneuf, Red Deer Rebels
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Tyler Plante, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Jeff Glass, Kootenay Ice
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Cory Clouston, Kootenay Ice
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Jeff Chynoweth, Kootenay Ice
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Kootenay Ice
Top Official - Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy: Rob Matsuoka
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Roger Lemire, Vancouver Giants
Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy - Colin Fraser, Red Deer Rebels
WHL Plus-Minus Award: James Cherewyk, Kootenay Ice
Playoff Most Valuable Player - airBC Trophy: Shea Weber, Kelowna Rockets

2005 Bantam Draft[edit]

The 2005 WHL Bantam Draft was the 16th annual draft into the WHL. It was held at the WHL head office in Calgary, on May 5, 2005.

List of first round picks in the bantam draft.
# Player Nationality WHL Team
1 Colten Teubert (D)  Canada Regina Pats
2 Geordie Wudrick (LW)  Canada Swift Current Broncos
3 Dale Hunt (RW)  Canada Prince George Cougars
4 Mitch Wahl (C)  United States Spokane Chiefs
5 Neal Prokop (C)  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
6 Tyler Shattock (RW)  Canada Kamloops Blazers
7 Eric Mestery (D)  Canada Tri-City Americans
8 Jordan Trach (LW)  Canada Prince Albert Raiders
9 James Wright (C)  Canada Vancouver Giants
10 Kyle Beach (C)  Canada Everett Silvertips
11 Thomas Frazee (C)  Canada Portland Winter Hawks
12 Cassidy Mappin (C)  Canada Red Deer Rebels
13 Brendon Rowinski (C)  Canada Calgary Hitmen
14 Teigan Zahn (D)  Canada Saskatoon Blades
15 Travis Bobbee (D)  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes
16 Cody Hanson (RW)  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds
17 Sanfred King (C)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings
18 Jordan Hickmott (C)  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers
19 Tyler Myers (D)  Canada Kelowna Rockets
20 Jordan Wilkins (D)  Canada Kootenay Ice

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
2003–04 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
2005–06 WHL season