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This is the 1948-49 and first season of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League:

StandingsEdit

Regular Season GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Buffalos 32 20 9 3 188 124 52
Moose Jaw Canucks 26 17 8 1 139 94 52
Regina Pats 26 11 14 1 98 125 40
Lethbridge Native Sons 32 13 19 0 105 139 36
Bellevue Lions 32 14 18 0 166 185 30
Medicine Hat Tigers 32 11 18 3 125 154 30

Note: Calgary was awarded first place because it had more victories than Moose Jaw.


PlayoffsEdit

League Semi FinalEdit

Best of 7

Note:This was also the semi final in the 1948-49 Alberta Junior Playoffs.

Date Winner Loser Location
February 23 Calgary 9 Lethbridge 1 Lethbridge
February 26 Lethbridge 6 Calgary 6 Lethbridge
March 1 Calgary 5 Lethbridge 2 Calgary
March 5 Lethbridge 6 Calgary 4 Calgary
March 7 Calgary 6 Lethbridge 5 Calgary
March 8 Calgary 6 Lethbridge 2 Lethbridge

Calgary Buffalos beat Lethbridge Native Sons 4 wins to 1, 1 tie.


League Semi FinalEdit

Best of 7

Note:This was also the semi final in the 1948-49 Saskatchewan Junior Playoffs.

Date Winner Loser Location
February 23 Regina 6 Moose Jaw 1 Moose Jaw
February 26 Regina 8 Moose Jaw 2 Regina
February 28 Regina 4 Moose Jaw 2 Regina
March 2 Moose Jaw 5 Regina 2 Moose Jaw
March 6 Moose Jaw 4 Regina 2 Moose Jaw
March 7 Moose Jaw 5 Regina 4 Regina
March 8 Moose Jaw 2 Regina 1 Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Canucks beat Regina Pats 4 wins to 3.


League FinalEdit

Best of 3

Date Winner Loser Location
March 11 Calgary 6 Moose Jaw 1 Calgary
March 14 Calgary 3 Moose Jaw 2 Moose Jaw

Calgary Buffalos beat Moose Jaw Canucks 2 wins to none.


After the final, Calgary Buffalos & Moose Jaw Canucks advanced to their respective provincial playoffs. Calgary advanced to the 1948-49 Alberta Junior Playoffs and Moose Jaw advanced to the 1948-49 Saskatchewan Junior Playoffs.

They each won their provinces and eventually met again in the Western Memorial Cup Final, which Calgary won.


Team PhotosEdit


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Regular Season Game AdsEdit

Playoff Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

Western Canada Junior Hockey League (1949-56)

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