2012–13 WHL season

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2012–13 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Duration Preseason
2012-8-28 - 2012-9-16
Regular season
2012-9-20 - 2013-3-17
Playoffs
2013-3-21 - 2013-5-12
Champions Portland Winterhawks (3)
Number of teams 22
Commissioner Ron Robison
Television Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
Root Sports Northwest
WHL seasons

 2011–12

2013–14 

The 2012–13 WHL season is the 47th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began in September 2012 and ended in March 2013. The playoffs began in late March 2013 following the regular season and ended in mid-May 2013, with the Portland Winterhawks winning the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the 2013 Memorial Cup hosted by the Saskatoon Blades.

Standings[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Portland Winterhawks x z 72 57 12 1 2 334 169 117
Kelowna Rockets x z 72 52 16 3 1 309 178 108
Kamloops Blazers x 72 47 20 2 3 261 180 99
Spokane Chiefs x 72 44 26 2 0 269 230 90
Tri-City Americans x 72 40 27 2 3 246 227 85
Victoria Royals x 72 35 30 2 5 223 252 77
Seattle Thunderbirds x 72 24 38 7 3 210 286 58
Everett Silvertips x 72 25 40 3 4 172 268 57
Prince George Cougars e 72 21 43 2 6 177 273 50
Vancouver Giants e 72 21 49 2 0 197 299 44
Eastern Conference
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Edmonton Oil Kings x z 72 51 15 2 4 278 155 108
Saskatoon Blades x z 72 44 22 2 4 280 221 94
Calgary Hitmen x 72 46 21 1 4 266 204 97
Red Deer Rebels x 72 39 26 5 2 208 204 85
Prince Albert Raiders x 72 37 28 3 4 234 233 81
Swift Current Broncos x 72 36 29 3 4 206 193 79
Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 36 33 2 1 243 244 75
Kootenay Ice x 72 35 35 2 0 203 221 72
Lethbridge Hurricanes e 72 28 34 3 7 212 253 66
Moose Jaw Warriors e 72 25 36 4 7 182 249 61
Regina Pats e 72 25 38 4 5 193 269 59
Brandon Wheat Kings e 72 24 40 4 4 189 284 56

x – team has clinched playoff spot

y – team is division leader

z – team has clinched division

e – team is eliminated from playoff contention

Statistical leaders[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Players are listed by points, then goals.[1]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts. PIM
Brendan Leipsic Portland Winterhawks 68 49 71 120 103
Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks 71 46 74 120 43
Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks 62 48 62 110 27
Justin Feser Tri-City Americans 72 44 62 106 57
Colin Smith Kamloops Blazers 72 41 65 106 72
Myles Bell Kelowna Rockets 69 38 55 93 68
Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings 72 37 55 92 36
Curtis Valk Medicine Hat Tigers 71 46 45 91 54
Tim Bozon Kamloops Blazers 69 36 55 91 58
Cody Sylvester Calgary Hitmen 68 41 49 90 49

Goaltenders[edit]

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1440 minutes.[2]

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 Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL SO GAA Sv%
Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 27 1495 18 7 0 0 6 1.61 .936
Mac Carruth Portland Winterhawks 39 2275 30 7 0 2 7 2.06 .929
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 49 2854 33 8 2 4 5 2.25 .917
Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 55 3134 33 14 5 0 5 2.26 .935
Cole Cheveldave Kamloops Blazers 56 3276 36 16 1 1 6 2.38 .908

2013 WHL Playoffs[edit]

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

Conference Quarter-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (8) Kootenay Ice[edit]

Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(2) Saskatoon Blades vs. (7) Medicine Hat Tigers[edit]

Medicine Hat wins series 4 – 2


(3) Calgary Hitmen vs. (6) Swift Current Broncos[edit]

Calgary wins series 4 – 1


(4) Red Deer Rebels vs (5) Prince Albert Raiders[edit]

Red Deer wins series 4 – 1


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Portland Winterhawks vs. (8) Everett Silvertips[edit]

Portland wins series 4 – 2


(2) Kelowna Rockets vs. (7) Seattle Thunderbirds[edit]

Kelowna win series 4 – 3


(3) Kamloops Blazers vs. (6) Victoria Royals[edit]

Kamloops wins series 4 – 1


(4) Spokane Chiefs vs. (5) Tri-City Americans[edit]

Spokane wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (7) Medicine Hat Tigers[edit]

Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(3) Calgary Hitmen vs. (4) Red Deer Rebels[edit]

Calgary wins series 4 – 1


Western Conference[edit]

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

Portland wins series 4 – 0


(2) Kelowna Rockets vs. (3) Kamloops Blazers[edit]

Kamloops wins series 4 – 0


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (3) Calgary Hitmen[edit]

Edmonton wins series 4 – 3


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Portland Winterhawks vs. (3) Kamloops Blazers[edit]

Portland wins series 4 – 1


WHL Championship[edit]

(W1) Portland Winterhawks vs. (E1) Edmonton Oil Kings[edit]

Portland wins series 4 – 2


Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks 21 20 16 36 17
Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks 21 9 19 28 16
Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings 22 13 13 26 14
Brendan Leipsic Portland Winterhawks 21 10 14 24 41
J. C. Lipon Kamloops Blazers 15 6 17 23 20
Stephane Legault Edmonton Oil Kings 22 6 16 22 10
Brendan Ranford Kamloops Blazers 15 5 15 20 0
Derrick Pouliot Portland Winterhawks 21 4 16 20 12
Henrik Samuelsson Edmonton Oil Kings 22 11 8 19 43
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 21 8 11 19 4

Playoff leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV& = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Mac Carruth Portland Winterhawks 21 1254 16 4 35 5 .937 1.63
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 22 1322 14 5 40 5 .935 1.82
Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 9 548 5 4 18 1 .941 1.97
Cam Lanigan Medicine Hat Tigers 8 440 4 4 17 1 .944 2.32
Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen 17 1006 11 6 40 1 .931 2.39

WHL awards[edit]

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Portland Winterhawks
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Brendan Leipsic & Nicolas Petan (tie) Portland Winterhawks
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy Brenden Kichton Spokane Chiefs
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Seth Jones Portland Winterhawks
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Dylan Wruck Edmonton Oil Kings
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Josh Morrissey Prince Albert Raiders
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Ryan McGill Kootenay Ice
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Bob Green Edmonton Oil Kings
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Nathan Wieler
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Kamloops Blazers
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Cody Sylvester Calgary Hitmen
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

All-Star Teams[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels G Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings
Morgan Rielly Moose Jaw Warriors D Alex Roach Calgary Hitmen
Darren Dietz Saskatoon Blades D Keegan Lowe Edmonton Oil Kings
Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos F Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings F Cody Sylvester Calgary Hitmen
Curtis Valk Medicine Hat Tigers F Hunter Shinkaruk Medicine Hat Tigers

Western Conference[edit]

First Team[3] Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Mac Carruth Portland Winterhawks G Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets
Brenden Kichton Spokane Chiefs D Troy Rutkowski Portland Winterhawks
Seth Jones Portland Winterhawks D Tyler Wotherspoon Portland Winterhawks
Colin Smith Kamloops Blazers F Brendan Leipsic Portland Winterhawks
Justin Feser Tri-City Americans F Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks
Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks F Myles Bell Kelowna Rockets

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