2008–09 WHL season

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2008–09 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Duration Preseason
2008-08-29 – 2008-09-13
Regular season
2008-09-18 – 2009-03-17
Playoffs
2009-03-20 – 2009-05-09
Champions Kelowna Rockets (3)
Number of teams 22
Commissioner Ron Robison
Television Shaw TV
WHL seasons

 2007–08

2009–10 

Calgary Hitmen forwards Carson McMillan and Kyle Bortis accept the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as the 2008–09 regular season champions.

The 2008–09 WHL season was the 43rd season of the Western Hockey League (WHL).[1][2][3][4][5] The regular season began on September 18, 2008,[1][2] and ended on March 15, 2009. The WHL Playoffs commenced on March 20, 2009,[3][4][5] and the 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge series, featuring Team WHL versus the Russian Selects, took place from November 26–27, 2008.[3][4][5] The Kelowna Rockets won the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions.

WHL Commissioner, Ron Robison, dedicated the 2008–09 season to Ed Chynoweth.[3][4][5]

2008–09: Ed Chynoweth's season[edit]

The 2008–09 WHL Season will allow us to showcase some of the finest young hockey talent in the world today.
We fully expect each WHL Division will feature highly competitive races as our clubs battle for a playoff position.

—Ron Robison, WHL Commissioner[3][4][5]

The Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, Ron Robison, dedicated the 2008–09 season to Ed Chynoweth,[3][4][5] who died on April 22, 2008.[6] His death occurred just over a year after the WHL Championship trophy was changed in his honour.[7] Ed Chynoweth was the principle builder of Major Junior hockey in Canada as President of the WHL and CHL over the past four decades. Throughout the entire 2008–09 season, the helmets of all the players and officials will display an "EC" decal, representing Ed’s initials.[3][4][5]

Notable dates[edit]

Offseason
  • June 17, 2008 — former WHL Commissioner, Ed Chynoweth, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[6]
  • June 20–21, 2008 — 37 WHL players were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.[8]
  • June 24, 2008 — 16 WHL players were invited to the National Men's Under-18 Selection Camp.[9]
  • June 25, 2008 — 17 WHL players were invited to the Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp.[10]
  • June 26, 2008 — the WHL entered into a partnership with Hockey Manitoba, providing additional financial support for their hockey system.[11]
  • July 7, 2008 — Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan were chosen as hosts to the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship.[12]
  • July 10, 2008 — the WHL and INSINC extended their WHL WEB TV partnership.[13]
  • July 23, 2008 — 18 WHL players attended Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp in Ottawa, Ontario.[14]
  • July 30, 2008 — longtime Brandon Wheat Kings athletic trainer, Rob "Stofe" Stouffer, died of liver cancer.[15][16]
  • August 5, 2008 — 10 WHL players were named to Canada's Under-18 Summer Team at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.[17][18]
  • August 7, 2008 — 53 players from 17 states were invited to the 2008 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, New York.[19]
  • August 16, 2008 — Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team claimed first place at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, with a 6–3 win over Russia.[20]
Regular season
Playoffs
  • March 20, 2009 — the start of the WHL Playoffs.[3][4][5]

Regular season[edit]

The Western Hockey League opened its 43rd regular season on September 18, 2008 in Cranbrook, British Columbia between defending Memorial Cup Champions, Spokane Chiefs and the Kootenay Ice. This season, the WHL is planning to have 30 of its regular season games broadcast on Shaw TV, as well as complete coverage of the 2009 WHL Playoffs. The broadcast schedule begun on September 18 with a special half-hour "preview show" followed by the 2008–09 WHL season opener.[3][4][5]

The 2008–09 WHL season will also be highlighted with the Canada Russia Challenge, an annual CHL showcase event. The 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge, featured a two game series between Team WHL versus the Russian Selects, on November 26, 2008 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and the second game took place on November 27, 2008 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.[3][4][5]

Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Eastern Conference
East Division[26] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Saskatoon Blades 72 49 18 3 2 283 195 103
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 48 19 3 2 295 220 101
Swift Current Broncos 72 42 28 1 1 258 220 86
Prince Albert Raiders 72 31 36 4 1 233 270 67
Regina Pats 72 27 39 1 5 228 265 60
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 19 50 1 2 198 352 41
Central Division[27] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Calgary Hitmen 72 59 9 3 1 330 159 122
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 36 29 4 3 249 242 79
Kootenay Ice 72 35 29 2 6 220 224 78
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 35 32 3 2 227 228 75
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 29 34 4 5 191 252 67
Red Deer Rebels 72 25 37 1 9 172 250 60
Western Conference
B.C. Division[28] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Vancouver Giants 72 57 10 2 3 319 151 119
Kelowna Rockets 72 47 21 1 3 267 178 98
Kamloops Blazers 72 33 33 2 4 242 277 72
Prince George Cougars 72 25 44 0 3 188 298 53
Chilliwack Bruins 72 19 46 2 5 154 267 45
U.S. Division[29] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Tri-City Americans 72 49 20 0 3 263 184 101
Spokane Chiefs 72 46 23 0 3 244 145 95
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 35 32 1 4 222 234 75
Everett Silvertips 72 27 36 7 2 199 259 63
Portland Winter Hawks 72 19 48 3 2 176 288 43
Conference standings
Eastern Conference[30] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
z Calgary Hitmen 72 59 9 3 1 330 159 122
x Saskatoon Blades 72 49 18 3 2 283 195 103
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 48 19 3 2 295 220 101
x Swift Current Broncos 72 42 28 1 1 258 220 86
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 36 29 4 3 249 242 79
x Kootenay Ice 72 35 29 2 6 220 224 78
x Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 35 32 3 2 227 228 75
x Edmonton Oil Kings 72 29 34 4 5 191 252 67
Prince Albert Raiders 72 31 36 4 1 233 270 67
Regina Pats 72 27 39 1 5 228 265 60
Red Deer Rebels 72 25 37 1 9 172 250 60
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 19 50 1 2 198 352 41

x - clinched playoff spot, z - clinched best conference record

Western Conference[31] GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
x Vancouver Giants 72 57 10 2 3 319 151 119
x Tri-City Americans 72 49 20 0 3 263 184 101
x Kelowna Rockets 72 47 21 1 3 267 178 98
x Spokane Chiefs 72 46 23 0 3 244 145 95
x Seattle Thunderbirds 72 35 32 1 4 222 234 75
x Kamloops Blazers 72 33 33 2 4 242 277 72
x Everett Silvertips 72 27 36 7 2 199 259 63
x Prince George Cougars 72 25 44 0 3 188 298 53
Chilliwack Bruins 72 19 46 2 5 154 267 45
Portland Winter Hawks 72 19 48 3 2 176 288 43

x - clinched playoff spot, z - clinched best conference record


Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts. = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player[32] Team GP G A Pts. PIM
Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants 72 36 79 115 52
Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 72 40 68 108 58
Brett Sonne Calgary Hitmen 62 48 52 100 58
Evander Kane Vancouver Giants 61 48 48 96 89
Justin Bernhardt Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 57 92 104
Colin Long Kelowna Rockets 68 33 58 91 28
Brayden Schenn Brandon Wheat Kings 70 32 56 88 82
Joel Broda Calgary Hitmen 67 53 34 87 64
C. J. Stretch Kamloops Blazers 72 29 57 86 72
Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers 61 43 42 85 21

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SOL = Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage

Player [33] Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL SO GAA Sv%
Dustin Tokarski Spokane Chiefs 54 3264 34 18 0 2 7 1.97 .937
Adam Brown Kelowna Rockets 29 1514 18 5 0 1 2 2.02 .912
Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen 55 3295 45 5 3 1 7 2.08 .915
Tyson Sexsmith Vancouver Giants 52 3109 39 9 2 2 6 2.26 .898
Chet Pickard Tri-City Americans 50 2947 35 12 0 3 6 2.28 .921
Mark Guggenberger Kelowna Rockets* 49 2717 29 14 1 2 3 2.41 .915
Torrie Jung Edmonton Oil Kings 48 2809 20 20 3 5 3 2.56 .912
Braden Holtby Saskatoon Blades 61 3571 40 16 2 2 6 2.62 .910
Juha Metsola Lethbridge Hurricanes 53 3086 25 21 3 2 5 2.80 .907
Andrew Hayes Brandon Wheat Kings 46 2638 30 11 2 1 3 2.84 .901

* - Previously played for Saskatoon Blades.

Players[edit]

2008 NHL Entry Draft[edit]

In total, 37 WHL players were selected at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.[8] This was more than any other hockey league in the world.[34]

Contracts and scholarships[edit]

Trades[edit]

Canada Russia Challenge[edit]

The ADT Canada Russia Challenge is a six game series featuring four teams: three from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) versus Russia's National Junior hockey team. Within the Canadian Hockey League umbrella, one team from each of its three leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League — compete in two games against the Russian junior team.

The ADT Canada Russia Challenge has become a highlight on the CHL schedule and we are very proud to be associated with it.
These two nations have such a storied hockey history that fans from across the country tune in expecting to see a hard fought series.
We expect nothing short of world class hockey this November that hockey fans from across the country won’t want to miss.

—Joe O’Connell, Regional Vice-President of Canada[43]

The 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge was held in six cities across Canada, with two cities for each league within the Canadian Hockey League. The series begun on November 17, 2008, and concluded on November 27, 2008.[43] Both Western Hockey League games were held in the province of Saskatchewan. Former Prince Albert Raider forward Dan Hodgson was Honorary Captain for the final game in the series, held in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on November 27, 2008.[44]

All six games were televised nationwide on Rogers Sportsnet, along with RDS broadcasting both games from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.[45][46]

Results[edit]

In the first game of the two part series between Team QMJHL and the Russian Selects, Team QMJHL scored five goals en route to a 5–3 win in front of 4,378 fans at Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Kmitri Kugryshev of the Russian Selects and goaltender Olivier Roy of Team QMJHL, were named the ADT Players of the Game for their respective teams.[47] The Russian Selects evened the ADT Canada Russia Challenge, winning the second game after having registered four goals in a 4–3 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 6,451 assembled at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick.[48]

# Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Location Recap
1 November 17, 2008 Russian Selects 3–5 Team QMJHL 4,378 Sydney, Nova Scotia [1]  
2 November 19, 2008 Russian Selects 4–3 Team QMJHL 6,451 Saint John, New Brunswick [2]  
3 November 20, 2008 Russian Selects 6–3 Team OHL 4,751 Guelph, Ontario [3]  
4 November 24, 2008 Russian Selects 2–3 Team OHL 3,145 St. Catharines, Ontario [4]  
5 November 26, 2008 Russian Selects 0–5 Team WHL 2,800 Swift Current, Saskatchewan [5]  
6 November 27, 2008 Russian Selects 1–2 Team WHL 2,749 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan [6]  

2009 WHL Playoffs[edit]

Overview[edit]

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                       
1 Calgary 4
8 Edmonton 0
1 Calgary 4
7 Lethbridge 0
2 Saskatoon 3
7 Lethbridge 4
1 Calgary 4
Eastern
3 Brandon 0
3 Brandon 4
6 Kootenay 0
3 Brandon 4
5 Medicine Hat 0
4 Swift Current 3
5 Medicine Hat 4
E1 Calgary 2
W3 Kelowna 4
1 Vancouver 4
8 Prince George 0
1 Vancouver 4
4 Spokane 3
4 Spokane 4
5 Seattle 1
1 Vancouver 2
Western
3 Kelowna 4
2 Tri-City 4
7 Everett 1
2 Tri-City 2
3 Kelowna 4
3 Kelowna 4
6 Kamloops 0

Conference Quarter-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Calgary vs. (8) Edmonton
Date Away Score Home
March 19 Edmonton 0–5 Calgary
March 22 Edmonton 1–2
OT
Calgary
March 23 Calgary 4–1 Edmonton
March 25 Calgary 4–1 Edmonton
Calgary wins 4–0
(2) Saskatoon vs. (7) Lethbridge
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Lethbridge 1–5 Saskatoon
March 21 Lethbridge 5–2 Saskatoon
March 24 Saskatoon 3–1 Lethbridge
March 25 Saskatoon 1–2 Lethbridge
March 28 Lethbridge 3–1 Saskatoon
March 30 Saskatoon 5–1 Lethbridge
April 1 Lethbridge 4–3 Saskatoon
Lethbridge wins 4–3
(3) Brandon vs. (6) Kootenay
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Kootenay 2–7 Brandon
March 21 Kootenay 1–4 Brandon
March 24 Brandon 4–3
OT
Kootenay
March 25 Brandon 4–3 Kootenay
Brandon wins 4–0
(4) Swift Current vs. (5) Medicine Hat
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Medicine Hat 2–4 Swift Current
March 21 Medicine Hat 6–2 Swift Current
March 24 Swift Current 5–2 Medicine Hat
March 25 Swift Current 3–5 Medicine Hat
March 27 Medicine Hat 3–5 Swift Current
March 29 Swift Current 0–3 Medicine Hat
March 31 Medicine Hat 4–1 Swift Current
Medicine Hat wins 4–3

Western Conference[edit]

(1) Vancouver vs. (8) Prince George
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Prince George 2–8 Vancouver
March 21 Prince George 1–9 Vancouver
March 24 Vancouver 3–2
OT
Prince George
March 25 Vancouver 3–2 Prince George
Vancouver wins 4–0
(2) Tri-City vs. (7) Everett
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Everett 5–6
OT
Tri-City
March 21 Everett 3–2 Tri-City
March 25 Tri-City 4–2 Everett
March 27 Tri-City 4–1 Everett
March 28 Everett 1–6 Tri-City
Tri-City wins 4–1
(3) Kelowna vs. (6) Kamloops
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Kamloops 2–4 Kelowna
March 21 Kamloops 1–5 Kelowna
March 24 Kelowna 3–2
OT
Kamloops
March 25 Kelowna 5–2 Kamloops
Kelowna wins 4–0
(4) Spokane vs. (5) Seattle
Date Away Score Home
March 20 Seattle 1–2 Spokane
March 21 Seattle 2–1 Spokane
March 24 Spokane 5–1 Seattle
March 25 Spokane 3–2 Seattle
March 28 Seattle 3–5 Spokane
Spokane wins 4–1

Conference Semi-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference
(1) Calgary vs. (7) Lethbridge
Date Away Score Home
April 3 Lethbridge 1–7 Calgary
April 5 Lethbridge 1–2 Calgary
April 7 Calgary 4–2 Lethbridge
April 8 Calgary 6–0 Lethbridge
Calgary wins 4–0
(3) Brandon vs. (5) Medicine Hat
Date Away Score Home
April 4 Brandon 6–3 Medicine Hat
April 5 Brandon 8–6 Medicine Hat
April 8 Medicine Hat 1–6 Brandon
April 10 Medicine Hat 2–6 Brandon
Brandon wins 4–0
Western Conference
(1) Vancouver vs. (4) Spokane
Date Away Score Home
April 3 Spokane 1–3 Vancouver
April 5 Spokane 1–4 Vancouver
April 7 Vancouver 2–5 Spokane
April 8 Vancouver 0–1 Spokane
April 10 Spokane 3–2
4OT
Vancouver
April 12 Vancouver 3–2
2OT
Spokane
April 14 Spokane 0–1
OT
Vancouver
Vancouver wins 4–3
(2) Tri-City vs. (3) Kelowna
Date Away Score Home
April 3 Kelowna 3–4 Tri-City
April 4 Kelowna 2–3 Tri-City
April 7 Tri-City 2–7 Kelowna
April 8 Tri-City 3–4
OT
Kelowna
April 10 Kelowna 5–2 Tri-City
April 12 Tri-City 2–6 Kelowna
Kelowna wins 4–2

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
(1) Calgary vs. (3) Brandon
Date Away Score Home
April 17 Brandon 3–9 Calgary
April 19 Brandon 4–5 Calgary
April 21 Calgary 4–3
OT
Brandon
April 22 Calgary 6–4 Brandon
Calgary wins 4–0
(1) Vancouver vs. (3) Kelowna
Date Away Score Home
April 18 Kelowna 4–2 Vancouver
April 19 Kelowna 3–4
OT
Vancouver
April 21 Vancouver 3–2 Kelowna
April 23 Vancouver 0–3 Kelowna
April 25 Kelowna 1–0 Vancouver
April 27 Vancouver 4–5
OT
Kelowna
Kelowna wins 4–2

WHL Championship[edit]

Calgary vs. Kelowna
Date Away Score Home
May 1 Kelowna 3–1 Calgary
May 2 Kelowna 5–2 Calgary
May 4 Calgary 0–2 Kelowna
May 6 Calgary 6–2 Kelowna
May 7 Kelowna 1–6 Calgary
May 9 Calgary 2–3
OT
Kelowna
Kelowna wins 4–2

Memorial Cup[edit]

Main article: 2009 Memorial Cup

The 91st MasterCard Memorial Cup was held in Rimouski, Quebec.[3][4][5][49]

WHL awards[edit]

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Calgary Hitmen
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Brett Sonne Calgary Hitmen
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Casey Pierro-Zabotel Vancouver Giants
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Trophy Jonathon Blum Vancouver Giants
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Brett Connolly Prince George Cougars
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Chet Pickard Tri-City Americans
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Paul Postma Calgary Hitmen
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Stefan Elliott Saskatoon Blades
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Don Hay Vancouver Giants
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Kelly Kisio Calgary Hitmen
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Chris Savage
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Mike Bortolussi Medicine Hat Tigers
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Taylor Procyshen Tri-City Americans
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player AirBC Trophy Tyler Myers Kelowna Rockets
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient
Trevor Linden
Dan Hulak

All-Star Teams[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

First Team Position Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Chet Pickard Tri-City Americans G Dustin Tokarski Spokane Chiefs
Jonathon Blum* Vancouver Giants D Tyler Myers Kelowna Rockets
Thomas Hickey Seattle Thunderbirds D Brent Regner Vancouver Giants
Casey Pierro-Zabotel* Vancouver Giants F Drayson Bowman Spokane Chiefs
Jamie Benn Kelowna Rockets F Colin Long Kelowna Rockets
Evander Kane Vancouver Giants F Taylor Procyshen Tri-City Americans

Eastern Conference[edit]

First team Pos. Second team
Player Team Player Team
Braden Holtby Saskatoon Blades G Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen
Paul Postma Calgary Hitmen D Michael Stone Calgary Hitmen
Keith Aulie Brandon Wheat Kings D John Negrin Swift Current Broncos
Brett Sonne Calgary Hitmen F Joel Broda Calgary Hitmen
Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen F Justin Bernhardt Prince Albert Raiders
Tyler Ennis Medicine Hat Tigers F Brayden Schenn Brandon Wheat Kings

Unanimous selection

See also[edit]

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Bibliography[edit]

Books
  • 2008–09 WHL Guide.
Online
  • Donlevy, Jim. WHL Education (PHP). Western Hockey League. p. 2. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2008.  Retrieved on 2008-10-06.

External links[edit]