1948–49 WIHL season

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1948-49 was the third season of the Western International Hockey League.

The league champion Spokane Flyers went on to face the Windsor Spitfires in a best-of-seven series for the national amateur hockey title.[1]

Standings[edit]

Spokane Flyers                                       37-16-1 .694    261-198
Kimberley Dynamiters        18-23-1 .440    187-194
Nelson Maple Leafs                                    18-24-0 .429    162-184
Trail Smoke Eaters  15-25-2 .372    187-221

League Championship final[edit]

Best of 5

   * Kimberley 4 Spokane 1
   * Spokane 4 Kimberley 1
   * Spokane 10 Kimberley 1
   * Spokane 2 Kimberley 0

Spokane Flyers beat Kimberley Dynamiters 3 wins to 1.

Note: Spokane Flyers were not eligible for the Allan Cup so the Kimberley Dynamiters advanced to the final. The Spokane Flyers did advance to the 1948-49 United States National Senior Championship.

Semi final[edit]

Best of 5

   * Nelson 9 Trail 3
   * Nelson 3 Trail 1
   * Trail 5 Nelson 0
   * Trail 5 Nelson 3
   * Trail 5 Nelson 3

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Nelson Maple Leafs 3 wins to 2.

Final[edit]

Best of 5

   * Trail 3 Kimberley 3
   * Trail 5 Kimberley 2
   * Trail 6 Kimberley 2
   * Kimberley 3 Trail 2
   * Trail 3 Kimberley 2

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Kimberley Dynamiters 3 wins to none, 1 tie.

This was the only senior league in the province so the Trail Smoke Eaters advanced to the 1948-49 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.

All-Star teams[edit]

  Position   First Team Second Team
G Ron Pickell, Spokane Duke Scodellaro, Trail
D Spence Tatchell, Nelson George Barefoot, Nelson
D Norm Blackett, Spokane Scoop Bentley, Spokane
C Frank Sullivan, Kimberley Roy McBride, Spokane
RW Bill Snider, Spokane
LW Cy Rouse, Spokane
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spokane Eyes National Puck Title". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Page 17. April 4, 1949. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.trailsportshistory.ca/wihl-all-star-teams/