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1969–70_WCHL_season

1969–70 WCHL season

The 1969–70 WCHL season was the 4th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Eight teams completed a 60 game season, with the Flin Flon Bombers winning their second consecutive President's Cup.

Regular season

Final standings

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Flin Flon Bombers 60 42 18 0 84 257 176
Estevan Bruins 60 28 31 1 57 237 255
Winnipeg Jets 60 25 33 2 52 226 235
Brandon Wheat Kings 60 23 34 3 49 234 272

West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Calgary Centennials 60 37 22 1 75 249 197
Edmonton Oil Kings 60 35 25 0 70 254 217
Swift Current Broncos 60 27 31 2 56 240 265
Saskatoon Blades 60 18 41 1 37 202 282

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers 57 65 46 111 168
Greg Polis Estevan Bruins 60 48 56 104 99
Chris Oddleifson Winnipeg Jets 59 31 64 95 243
Lorne Henning Estevan Bruins 60 40 52 92 33
Randy Rota Calgary Centennials 60 43 47 90 43
Jim Nichols Saskatoon Blades 60 37 53 90 38
Laurie Yaworski Saskatoon Blades 55 48 41 89 139
Jerry Wright Calgary Centennials 57 33 45 78 34
Billy Moores Edmonton Oil Kings 58 31 46 77 83
Don Kozak Swift Current Broncos 56 40 34 74 67

WCHL Playoffs

Quarterfinals

  • Flin Flon defeated Brandon 5 games to 0
  • Winnipeg defeated Estevan 4 games to 1
  • Edmonton defeated Swift Current 4 games to 1
  • Calgary defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 3

Semifinals

  • Flin Flon defeated Winnipeg 5 games to 4
  • Edmonton defeated Calgary 5 games to 4

Finals

  • Flin Flon defeated Edmonton 4 games to 0

All-Star Game

The 1969–70 WCHL all-star game was held in Edmonton, Alberta, with the WCHL All-stars defeating the Edmonton Oil Kings 7–2 before a crowd of 4,753.

Awards

Most Valuable Player: Reggie Leach, Flin Flon Bombers
Top Scorer: Reggie Leach, Flin Flon Bombers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Randy Rota, Calgary Centennials
Defenseman of the Year: Jim Hargreaves, Winnipeg Jets
Rookie of the Year: Gene Carr, Flin Flon Bombers
Goaltender of the Year: Ray Martyniuk, Flin Flon Bombers
Regular Season Champions: Flin Flon Bombers

See also

References

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