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The 1968–69 WCHL season was the 3rd 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 the President's Cup.

League notesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Flin Flon Bombers 60 47 13 0 94 343 159
Estevan Bruins 60 40 20 0 80 294 195
Winnipeg Jets 60 29 31 0 58 290 268
Brandon Wheat Kings 60 18 40 2 38 224 350
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Edmonton Oil Kings 60 33 25 2 68 229 206
Calgary Centennials 60 31 28 1 63 253 236
Saskatoon Blades 60 24 35 1 49 195 271
Swift Current Broncos 60 14 44 2 30 186 329

PlayoffsEdit

  Division Semi-Finals Division Finals President's Cup Championship
                           
  1  Flin Flon Bombers 4-1  
3  Winnipeg Jets 2-1  
  1  Flin Flon Bombers 4-1  
East
  2  Estevan Bruins 0-1  
2  Estevan Bruins 4
  4  Brandon Wheat Kings 1  
    E1  Flin Flon Bombers 4
  W1  Edmonton Oil Kings 2
  1  Edmonton Oil Kings 4  
3  Saskatoon Blades 0  
1  Edmonton Oil Kings 4-1
West
  2  Calgary Centennials 2-1  
2  Calgary Centennials 4
  4  Swift Current Broncos 0  


Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers 58 51 86 137 123
Greg Polis Estevan Bruins 60 40 85 125 94
Tom Serviss Calgary Centennials 60 24 79 103 60
Bob Liddington Calgary Centennials 60 58 33 91 26
Ernie Moser Estevan Bruins 56 46 40 86 41
Brian Marchinko Flin Flon Bombers 60 41 45 86 96
Gregg Sheppard Estevan Bruins 54 42 42 84 33
Doug Smith Winnipeg Jets 47 31 52 83 130
Jim Nichols Saskatoon Blades 60 37 35 72 16
Steve Andrascik Flin Flon Bombers 50 32 36 68 142
Wayne Hawrysh Flin Flon Bombers 58 31 37 68 187


National ChampionshipEdit

  • Flin Flon defeated St. Thomas 2 games to 1 (Series was forfeited)

All-Star GameEdit

The 1968–69 WCHL all-star game was held in Flin Flon, Manitoba, with the WCHL All-stars and Flin Flon Bombers ending in a 4–4 draw before a crowd of 2,100.

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Top Scorer: Bobby Clarke, Flin Flon Bombers
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Bob Liddington, Calgary Centennials
Defenseman of the Year: Dale Hoganson, Estevan Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Ron Williams, Edmonton Oil Kings
Goaltender of the Year: Ray Martyniuk, Flin Flon Bombers
Coach of the Year: Scotty Munro, Calgary Centennials
Regular Season Champions: Flin Flon Bombers

All-Star TeamsEdit

First TeamEdit

Team PhotosEdit

Game AdsEdit


ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
1967–68 WCJHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1969–70 WCHL season
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