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This is the 1955-56 season of the Western Hockey League. It was the fourth season of the league.

Seattle rejoined the league with the Seattle Americans. The league expanded into Manitoba for the first time, with new teams Brandon Regals (moved from Regina in December) and the Winnipeg Warriors.

The league was divided into two divisions - Coast and Prairie.

StandingsEdit

Coast Division

Vancouver Canucks         70-38-28-4-80    252-181
Victoria Cougars          70-35-30-5-75    206-196
Seattle Americans         70-31-37-2-64    201-243
New Westminster Royals    70-31-37-2-64    238-258


Prairie Division

Winnipeg Warriors         70-40-28-2-82    248-212
Calgary Stampeders        70-40-30-0-80    292-242
Saskatoon Quakers         70-27-35-8-62    208-249
Edmonton Flyers           70-33-34-3-69    236-256
Brandon Regals            70-23-39-8-54    199-243


PlayoffsEdit

Coast DivisionEdit

Semi FinalEdit

Round Robin

Victoria Cougars          4-0-0-8   11- 6
Vancouver Canucks         1-3-0-2   12-11
New Westminster Royals    1-3-0-2    7-13

FinalEdit

Best of 7


Prairie DivisionEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Best of 5


FinalEdit

Best of 7


League FinalEdit

Best of 7


The Winnipeg Warriors won the Lester Patrick Cup.

The Winnipeg Warriors advanced to the 1955-56 Edinburgh Trophy Final.

55-56WHLAS

All-Star TeamEdit

AttendanceEdit

  1. Winnipeg: 166,270
  2. Calgary: 157,805
  3. Edmonton: 108,993
  4. Vancouver: 107,911
  5. Victoria: 99,107
  6. New Westminster: 79,915
  7. Seattle: 77,570
  8. Saskatoon: 64,710
  9. Brandon: 58,777 (included 14 games @ Regina with 11,430)

NHL Working AgreementsEdit


Team PhotosEdit


Pre-season Game AdsEdit


Regular Season Game AdsEdit


Playoff Game AdsEdit


Season TicketsEdit


See AlsoEdit

List of WHL (minor pro) Seasons

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