Central Division (WHL)

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The WHL's Central Division was formed in 2001 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Central Division. As its name suggests, the division predominantly consists of the five Alberta teams. In 2004, A minor change saw the Kootenay Ice move to the Central Division to accommodate the expansion Chilliwack Bruins. Prior to the 2007-08 season which saw the expansion Edmonton Oil Kings join, the Swift Current Broncos moved to the East Division to accommodate the team. The aforementioned league realignment divided the WHL into two conferences of two divisions each: Eastern Conference: East Division; Central Division; Western Conference: B.C. Division; and the U.S. Division.[1]

Current teams[edit]

Current standings[edit]

Central Division
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Red Deer Rebels yx 72 48 16 4 4 268 159 104
Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 46 18 4 4 265 196 100
Kootenay Icex 72 46 21 1 4 272 218 97
Edmonton Oil Kingsx 72 31 34 2 5 249 252 69
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 23 36 5 8 205 295 55
Calgary Hitmen 72 20 47 3 2 171 271 45

Memorial Cup Champions produced[edit]

Central Division[edit]

  1. 1987 – Medicine Hat Tigers
  2. 1988 – Medicine Hat Tigers
  3. 2014 – Edmonton Oil Kings

Central Division (2001–)[edit]

  1. 2001 – Red Deer Rebels

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