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2009–10 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Duration Preseason
2009-08-27 – 2009-09-13
Regular season
2009-09-17 – 2010-03-14
Playoffs
2010-03-18 – 2010-05-07
Champions Calgary Hitmen (2)
Number of teams 22
Commissioner Ron Robison
Television Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet[1]
FSN Northwest
WHL seasons

 2008–09

2010–11 

The 2009–10 WHL season is the 44th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 17, 2009 and ended on March 14, 2010. The 2009 Subway Super Series (formerly ADT Canada-Russia Challenge), featuring Team WHL versus Team Russia, took place from November 25–26, 2009.

League notes[edit]

Offseason
  • May 27, 2009 — The WHL announced that they have extended their partnership with Shaw TV for an additional five years commencing through the 2013–14 season.[2]
  • May 28, 2009 — 13 WHL players were invited to Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Selections Camp.[3]
  • May 29, 2009 — 11 WHL players were invited to the Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Development Camp.[4]
  • June 17, 2009 — The WHL Board of Governors agreed to adopt video-replay during the regular season and playoffs commencing with the 2009-10 season. The WHL introduced video-replay during the 2009 playoffs. With the decision, The WHL will expand its officiating development program to include video training centres for referees and additional linesmen training camps throughout Western Canada.[5]
  • June 17, 2009 — The WHL Board of Governors adopted a new player recruitment strategy which will include the hiring of a Director of Player Recruitment that will focus on promoting the WHL Scholarship program and other overall benefits of playing in the WHL to top prospects in Western Canada and the United States.[5]
  • June 17, 2009 — The WHL Board of Governors also announced the introduction of a series of new online post-secondary education initiatives that will improve players' access to University courses while they are playing in the WHL starting in the 2009-10 season. The new initiative was done through the support of the WHL Alumni Association and the league's corporate sponsorship.[5]
  • June 21, 2009 — Prince Albert Raiders legendary broadcaster Morley Jaeger died at the age of 72.[6]
  • July 3, 2009 —18 WHL Grads Invited to Hockey Canada's National Men's Team Orientation Camp in Calgary.[7]
  • July 20, 2009 — The entire 1989 Memorial Cup Championship Team of the Swift Current Broncos were inducted into the Swift Current Broncos Hall of Fame. The first time that an entire team was inducted into the local Hall of Fame.[8]
  • July 29, 2009 — The Province of Alberta announced $17.8 million to support the completion of Lethbridge's Enmax Centre Expansion project.[9]
  • August 14, 2009 — Canada's National Men's Summer Under-18 Team claimed first place at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, with a 9–2 win over Russia.[10]
  • August 17, 2009 — Two months after the passing of their legendary broadcaster, longtime supporter and former Raiders team president, John Odnokon died at the age of 78.[11]
Pre-season
Regular season
  • September 17, 2009 — Due to enhancement of in-house video production from all 22 teams, the WHL and its broadcast partner INSINC will be able to show all 792 WHL Regular-Season games on the internet during the 2009-10 season. All games will be shown on WHL Web TV.[14]
  • September 25, 2009 —The WHL and Hockey Alberta will enhance their longstanding partnership that will include joint programming initiatives and additional financial support for minor hockey and high performance programs in Alberta. Through this newly enhanced partnership, new province-wide programming initiatives will help enhance development opportunities for players, coaches, officials and trainers in the Alberta system. The partnership will also feature both the WHL and Hockey Alberta extensively promoting their respective programs through special events, member venues, and media platforms.[15]
  • October 13, 2009 — The WHL launched WHL Mobile, which is a mobile-optimized version of its website designed specifically for users of Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, BlackBerry, HTC Touch, and other web-enabled smartphones. WHL Mobile will feature news and information from WHL.ca and will also provide full game summaries, full rosters, player profiles, news articles, etc. through smartphone devices.[16]
  • December 3, 2009 — Ten players from the WHL have been invited to Team Canada's Selection Camp roster for the upcoming 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[17]
  • December 23, 2009 — The WHL announced a multi-year deal with FSN Northwest to broadcast WHL games starting with ten games in the 2009-10 season til the 2011-12 season.[18]
  • January 10, 2010 — WHL Trade Deadline ended with 15 trades.
  • January 15, 2010 — The WHL and BC Hockey announced a new long-term partnership which will provide additional financial support for the hockey system in the province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory.[19]
  • January 20, 2010 — The 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game was held in Windsor, Ontario.[20]
  • February 6, 2010 — Brendan Burke, who is the 21-year old son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and Chilliwack Bruins owner, Brian Burke died in an automobile accident in the United States during the 2010 snow storms. For the remainder of the season the Chilliwack Bruins wore a special patch on their jerseys.[21]

Regular season[edit]

The Western Hockey League opened its 44th regular season on September 17, 2009 in Kelowna, British Columbia between defending WHL Champions, Kelowna Rockets and the Vancouver Giants.[22]

The 2009–10 WHL season was also highlighted with the Subway Super Series (formerly Canada-Russia Challenge), an annual CHL showcase event. The 2009 Subway Super Series, featured a two game series between Team WHL versus Team Russia, on November 25, 2009 in Victoria, British Columbia, and the second game took place on November 26, 2009 in Kelowna, British Columbia.[23]

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

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Calgary Hitmenxz 72 52 17 1 2 269 177 107
Brandon Wheat Kingsxz 72 50 18 1 3 321 204 104
Saskatoon Bladesx 72 46 19 3 4 258 226 99
Kootenay Icex 72 43 24 3 2 252 215 91
Medicine Hat Tigersx 72 41 23 3 5 276 232 90
Red Deer Rebelsx 72 39 28 0 5 202 222 83
Swift Current Broncosx 72 37 30 1 4 231 232 79
Moose Jaw Warriors x 72 33 27 6 6 243 247 78
Prince Albert Raiders 72 32 35 3 2 229 249 69
Regina Pats 72 30 35 3 4 246 278 67
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 20 44 5 3 178 275 48
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 16 43 4 9 169 285 45
Western Conference GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Tri-City Americansxz 72 47 22 1 2 272 193 97
Vancouver Giantsxz 72 41 25 3 3 267 211 88
Everett Silvertipsx 72 46 21 3 2 232 175 97
Spokane Chiefsx 72 45 22 3 2 240 179 95
Portland Winterhawksx 72 44 25 2 1 266 241 91
Kelowna Rocketsx 72 35 31 2 4 224 225 76
Kamloops Blazersx 72 32 33 2 5 237 284 71
Chilliwack Bruinsx 72 32 33 2 5 215 239 71
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 19 41 7 5 172 255 50
Prince George Cougars 72 12 56 1 3 172 327 28


x - team clinched Western Hockey League Playoff spot

y - team is division leader

z - team has cliched division

Division standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
East Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Brandon Wheat Kingsxz 72 50 18 1 3 321 204 104
Saskatoon Bladesx 72 46 19 3 4 258 226 99
Swift Current Broncosx 72 37 30 1 4 231 232 79
Moose Jaw Warriorsx 72 33 27 6 6 243 247 78
Prince Albert Raiders 72 32 35 3 2 229 249 69
Regina Pats 72 30 35 3 4 246 278 67
Central Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Calgary Hitmenxz 72 52 17 1 2 269 177 107
Kootenay Icex 72 43 24 3 2 252 215 91
Medicine Hat Tigersx 72 41 23 3 5 276 232 90
Red Deer Rebelsx 72 39 28 0 5 202 222 83
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 20 44 5 3 178 275 48
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 16 43 4 9 169 285 45
Western Conference
B.C. Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Vancouver Giantsxz 72 41 25 3 3 267 211 88
Kelowna Rocketsx 72 35 31 2 4 224 225 76
Kamloops Blazersx 72 32 33 2 5 237 284 71
Chilliwack Bruinsx 72 32 33 2 5 215 239 71
Prince George Cougars 72 12 56 1 3 172 327 28
U.S. Division GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts.
Tri-City Americansxz 72 47 22 1 2 272 193 97
Everett Silvertipsx 72 46 21 3 2 232 175 97
Spokane Chiefsx 72 45 22 3 2 240 179 95
Portland Winterhawksx 72 44 25 2 1 266 241 91
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 19 41 7 5 172 255 50

x - team clinched Western Hockey League Playoff spot

y - team is division leader

z - team has cliched division

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player[24] Team GP G A Pts. PIM
Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen 65 32 75 107 50
Jordan Eberle Regina Pats 57 50 56 106 32
Jordan Weal Regina Pats 72 35 67 102 54
Matt Calvert Brandon Wheat Kings 68 47 52 99 70
Brayden Schenn Brandon Wheat Kings 59 34 65 99 55
Craig Cunningham Vancouver Giants 72 37 60 97 44
Mitch Wahl Spokane Chiefs 72 30 66 96 96
Dustin Sylvester Kootenay Ice 68 35 58 93 41
Cody Eakin Swift Current Broncos 70 47 44 91 71
Scott Glennie Brandon Wheat Kings 66 32 57 89 50

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[25] Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL SO GAA Sv%
Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen 48 2851 36 11 0 1 8 2.21 .919
Kent Simpson Everett Silvertips 34 1938 22 9 1 0 1 2.26 .925
Thomas Heemskerk Everett Silvertips 42 2415 24 12 2 2 4 2.34 .927
James Reid Spokane Chiefs 60 3514 38 16 3 2 5 2.41 .920
Drew Owsley Tri-City Americans 50 2776 33 11 1 1 4 2.51 .918
Mark Segal Vancouver Giants 36 1915 18 12 1 1 4 2.66 .910
Andrew Hayes Brandon Wheat Kings 42 2440 25 12 0 2 5 2.68 .906
Steven Stanford Saskatoon Blades1 44 2424 28 8 3 1 1 2.72 .902
Darcy Kuemper Red Deer Rebels 61 3234 28 23 0 4 3 2.73 .908
Todd Mathews Kootenay Ice 55 3116 33 14 3 2 1 2.75 .907
1 Previously played with Prince Albert Raiders

Players[edit]

2009 NHL Entry Draft[edit]

In total, 31 WHL players were selected at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.[26]

Contracts and scholarships[edit]

  • May 15, 2009 — Steven Hodges and Kade Pilton sign WHL Player Contracts with the Chilliwack Bruins.[27]
  • May 18, 2009 — Derrick Pouliot signs a WHL Players Contract with the Portland Winterhawks.[28]
  • May 18, 2009 — Morgan Rielly signs a WHL Players Contract with the Moose Jaw Warriors.[29]
  • May 22, 2009 — Mike Winther signs a WHL Players Contract with the Prince Albert Raiders.[30]
  • May 24, 2009 — Ryan Olsen signs a WHL Players Contract with the Saskatoon Blades.[31]
  • May 27, 2009 — Griffin Reinhart signs a WHL Players Contract with the Edmonton Oil Kings.[32]
  • May 30, 2009 — WHL Grads Jesse Deckert and Brandon Lockerby commits to the Manitoba Bisons.[33]
  • June 3, 2009 — WHL Grad Justin McCrae commits to the UBC Thunderbirds.[34]
  • June 3, 2009 — Josh Smith signs a WHL Players Contract with the Prince George Cougars.[35]
  • June 6, 2009 — Connor Rankin signs a WHL Players Contract with the Tri-City Americans.[36]
  • June 8, 2009 — Troy Bourke signs a WHL Players Contract with the Prince George Cougars.[37]
  • June 8, 2009 — WHL Grad Carter Smith commits to the Regina Cougars.[38]
  • June 10, 2009 — Dave Hunchak signs a WHL Players Contract with the Moose Jaw Warriors.[39]
  • June 16, 2009 — WHL Grad Ian Duval commits to the Manitoba Bisons.[40]
  • June 19, 2009 — Nicholas Walters signs a WHL Educational Contract with the Everett Silvertips.[41]
  • June 25, 2009 — WHL Grads Eric Frere, Graham Potuer, Luke Egener commits to the Calgary Dinos.[42]
  • June 29, 2009 — WHL Grad Chad Erb commits to the Manitoba Bisons.[43]
  • July 8, 2009 — WHL Grad Tyler Swystun commits to the Calgary Dinos.[44]
  • July 11, 2009 — Taylor Aronson, Spencer Bennett, and Seth Swenson sign WHL Players Contracts with the Portland Winterhawks.[45]
  • July 16, 2009 — WHL Grad Partik Bhungal commits to the Regina Cougars.[46]
  • July 21, 2009 — WHL Grad Scott Wasden commits to the UBC Thunderbirds.[47]
  • July 21, 2009 — WHL Grads Joey Perricone, Spencer McAvoy, and Brennen Wray commits to the StFX X-Men.[48]
  • July 29, 2009 — Kevin Connauton signs a WHL Players Contract with the Vancouver Giants.[49]
  • August 4, 2009 — Taylor Leier and Nino Niederreiter sign WHL Player Contracts with the Portland Winterhawks.[50]
  • August 7, 2009 — Andrew Bailey, Brennan Bosch, Kyle Bortis, Kyle Ross, Cody Hobbs, Brett Ward, and David Reekie commits to the Saskatchewan Huskies.[51]
  • August 9, 2009 — WHL Grads Colin Joe, Ian Barteaux, Travis Yonkman, Sean Ringrose and Michael MacAngus commits to the Alberta Golden Bears.[52]
  • August 9, 2009 — WHL Grads Taylor Procyshen, Jeff Lee and Ben Wright commits to the UNB Varsity Reds.[53]
  • August 12, 2009 — Josh Hanson signs a WHL Players Contract with the Portland Winterhawks.[54]
  • August 18, 2009 — WHL Grad Mike Reich commits to the STU Tommies.[55]
  • August 19, 2009 — Ryan Johansen signs a WHL Players Contract with the Portland Winterhawks.[56]
  • August 24, 2009 — Dalton Sward and Matthieu Bellerive sign WHL Players Contracts with the Vancouver Giants.[57]
  • August 25, 2009 — Brett Cote, Turner Popoff, Brandon Magee, Zane Jones, Matt Bissett, and Travis Belhorad sign Standard WHL Education Contracts with the Chilliwack Bruins.[58]
  • August 25, 2009 — Chandler Stephenson and Tayler Balog sign WHL Players Contracts with the Regina Pats.[59]
  • August 27, 2009 — WHL Grad Cale Jefferies commits to the Guelph Gryphons.[60]
  • August 27, 2009 — Andrew Sullivan, Andy Blanke, Adam Lowry and Shea Howorko sign WHL Players Contracts with the Swift Current Broncos.[61]
  • August 28, 2009 — Mitchell Moroz signs WHL Players Contract with the Edmonton Oil Kings.[62]
  • August 31, 2009 — Dane Muench and Graeme Craig sign WHL Players Contracts with the Swift Current Broncos.[63]

Trades[edit]

Subway Super Series[edit]

The Subway Super Series (formerly known as 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 2009 Subway Super Series was held in six cities across Canada, with two cities for each league within the Canadian Hockey League. The series begun on November 16, 2009, and concluded on November 26, 2009. Both Western Hockey League games were held in the province of British Columbia. Former Victoria Cougar goaltender and Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr was named Honorary Captain for the first game in the series, held in Victoria on November 25, 2009.[119] The next night, retired Kelowna fire chief, Gerry Zimmermann, was named Honorary Captain for the final game of the series, who was a popular local citizen who led Kelowna through the devastating Okanagan Mountain Park Fire that burned 200 homes in 2003.[120]

All six games were televised nationwide on Rogers Sportsnet, which broadcast both games from the Western Hockey League.

Results[edit]

In the first game of the two part series between Team WHL and Team Russia, Team WHL scored two goals en route to a 2–1 win in front of 6,695 fans at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. Goaltender, Igor Bobkov of Team Russia and forward Levko Koper of Team WHL, were named Players of the Game for their respective teams.[121] The next night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Team WHL defeated Team Russia 4-2 to end the series and give the CHL a clean 6-0 sweep. Goaltender Igor Bobkov was named Team Russia's Player of the Game for the second straight night, while Brandon McMillan was named Team WHL's Player of the Game.[122]

Date Location Winner Loser
November 16 Drummondville, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 3 1 Team Russia
November 18 Shawinigan, Quebec QMJHL all-stars 8 3 Team Russia
November 19 Barrie, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Team Russia
November 23 Windsor, Ontario OHL all-stars 5 2 Team Russia
November 25 Victoria, British Columbia WHL all-stars 2 1 Team Russia
November 26 Kelowna, British Columbia WHL all-stars 4 2 Team Russia
CHL wins series 6-0

2010 WHL Playoffs[edit]

Overview[edit]

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                                     
1  Calgary 4  
8  Moose Jaw 3  
  1  Calgary 4  
 
  5  Medicine Hat 2  
2  Brandon 4
7  Swift Current 0  
  1  Calgary 4  
Eastern
  2  Brandon 1  
3  Saskatoon 4  
6  Red Deer 0  
  2  Brandon 4
 
  3  Saskatoon 2  
4  Kootenay 2
5  Medicine Hat 4  
  E1  Calgary 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1  Tri-City 1
1  Tri-City 4  
8  Chilliwack 2  
  1  Tri-City 4
 
  6  Kelowna 1  
2  Vancouver 4
7  Kamloops 0  
  1  Tri-City 4
Western
  2  Vancouver 2  
3  Everett 3  
6  Kelowna 4  
  2  Vancouver 4
 
  5  Portland 2  
4  Spokane 3
5  Portland 4  

Conference Quarter-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (8) Moose Jaw Warriors[edit]

Calgary won series 4 – 3


(2) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (7) Swift Current Broncos[edit]

Brandon won series 4 – 0


(3) Saskatoon Blades vs. (6) Red Deer Rebels[edit]

Saskatoon won series 4 – 0


(4) Kootenay Ice vs. (5) Medicine Hat Tigers[edit]

Medicine Hat won series 4 – 2


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (8) Chilliwack Bruins[edit]

Tri-City won series 4 – 2


(2) Vancouver Giants vs. (7) Kamloops Blazers[edit]

Vancouver won series 4 – 0


(3) Everett Silvertips vs. (6) Kelowna Rockets[edit]

Kelowna won series 4 – 3


(4) Spokane Chiefs vs. (5) Portland Winterhawks[edit]

Portland won series 4 – 3


Conference Semi-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (5) Medicine Hat Tigers[edit]

Calgary won series 4 – 2


(2) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (3) Saskatoon Blades[edit]

Brandon won series 4 – 2


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (6) Kelowna Rockets[edit]

Tri-City won series 4 – 1


(2) Vancouver Giants vs. (5) Portland Winterhawks[edit]

Vancouver won series 4 – 2


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (2) Brandon Wheat Kings[edit]

Calgary won series 4 – 1


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (2) Vancouver Giants[edit]

Tri-City won series 4 – 2


WHL Championship[edit]

(E1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (W1) Tri-City Americans[edit]

Calgary won series 4 – 1


Memorial Cup[edit]

Main article: 2010 Memorial Cup

The 92nd MasterCard Memorial Cup was held in Brandon, Manitoba.[123]

WHL awards[edit]

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Calgary Hitmen
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Jordan Eberle Regina Pats
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Trophy Tyson Barrie Kelowna Rockets
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Red Deer Rebels
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Colby Robak Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Jason Bast Moose Jaw Warriors
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Mark Holick Kootenay Ice
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Kelly McCrimmon Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Chris Savage
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Zoran Rajcic Everett Silvertips
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Matt Fraser Kootenay Ice
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player AirBC Trophy Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient
Joe Sakic
Gavin McLeod

All-Star Teams[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Martin Jones Calgary Hitmen G Darcy Kuemper Red Deer Rebels
Michael Stone Calgary Hitmen D Travis Hamonic Brandon Wheat Kings
Brayden McNabb Kootenay Ice D Colby Robak Brandon Wheat Kings
Jordan Eberle* Regina Pats F Dustin Sylvester Kootenay Ice
Brayden Schenn Brandon Wheat Kings F Matt Calvert Brandon Wheat Kings
Brandon Kozun Calgary Hitmen F Cody Eakin Swift Current Broncos

Western Conference[edit]

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Calvin Pickard Seattle Thunderbirds G Drew Owsley Tri-City Americans
Tyson Barrie Kelowna Rockets D Jared Cowen Spokane Chiefs
Kevin Connauton Vancouver Giants D Radko Gudas Everett Silvertips
Craig Cunningham* Vancouver Giants F Shane Harper Everett Silvertips
Kyle Beach Spokane Chiefs F Nino Niederreiter Portland Winterhawks
Mitch Wahl Spokane Chiefs F Prab Rai Seattle Thunderbirds
  • denotes unanimous selection[124]

See also[edit]

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