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The 2003–04 WHL season was the 38th season of the Western Hockey League. Twenty teams completed a 72 game season. The Medicine Hat Tigers won the President's Cup, while the host Kelowna Rockets won the Memorial Cup.

League notesEdit

  • The Everett Silvertips joined the WHL as it's 20th franchise playing in the U.S. Division of the Eastern Conference.
  • The playoff crossover if the 5th place team in the B.C. Division finished ahead of the 4th place team in the U.S. division was discontinued. The top four teams in each division qualified for the playoffs.
  • The 2003-04 season became a historic one for the WHL. The Everett Silvertips, the league's newest franchise, broke 10 junior hockey expansion team records, including winning both a division title and conference title in the team's first season. The Silvertips also became the first expansion team in WHL history to win a playoff series against the league's top team in the regular season, defeating the regular season champions and reigning WHL champions Kelowna Rockets in seven games after falling behind 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals before winning three straight games in overtime, becoming the first junior hockey expansion team to win a conference title.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

East Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Moose Jaw Warriors 72 41 22 8 1 91 209 172
x Prince Albert Raiders 72 38 23 6 5 87 215 186
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 28 32 9 3 68 230 224
x Regina Pats 72 24 37 7 4 59155 232
Saskatoon Blades 72 7 52 11 2 27 140 279
Central Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Medicine Hat Tigers72 40 20 9 3 92 277 216
x Red Deer Rebels72 35 22 10 5 85 167 169
x Calgary Hitmen72 34 24 8 682 220 187
x Swift Current Broncos72 36 29 7 0 79 234 209
Lethbridge Hurricanes72 27 28 10 7 71 196 203

Western ConferenceEdit

B.C. Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Kelowna Rockets 72 47 21 4 0 98 185 125
x Vancouver Giants 72 33 24 9 6 81 215 196
x Kamloops Blazers 7234 28 8 2 78 192 192
x Kootenay Ice 72 32 30 7 3 74 183 200
Prince George Cougars 72 30 34 7 1 68 214 236
U.S. Division GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
x Everett Silvertips72 35 27 8 2 80 157 153
x Portland Winter Hawks72 34 29 6 3 77 199 206
x Tri-City Americans72 31 27 10 4 76 199 206
x Spokane Chiefs72 32 29 4 7 75 200 215
Seattle Thunderbirds72 24 31 8 9 65 192 198

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tyler Redenbach Swift Current Broncos 71 31 74 105 52
Jeremy Williams Swift Current Broncos 68 52 49 101 82
Kyle Brodziak Moose Jaw Warriors 70 39 54 93 58
Brad Schell Spokane Chiefs 71 35 57 92 47
Chris St. Jacques Medicine Hat Tigers 64 33 59 92 80
Chad Klassen Spokane Chiefs 72 35 56 91 67
Seth Leonard Prince Albert Raiders 72 50 40 90 53
Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings 71 40 34 84 129
Adam Courchaine Vancouver Giants 70 39 43 82 34
Darren Reid Medicine Hat Tigers 67 33 48 81 194

Goaltending leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Total ice time; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties ; GA = Goals against; SO = Total shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Kelly GuardKelowna Rockets62 3651 44 14 4 95 13 .925 1.56
Jeff HarveyEverett Silvertips48 2684 24 15 5 89 3 .925 1.99
Cam WardRed Deer Rebels56 3338 31 16 8 114 4 .926 2.05
Mike BrodeurMoose Jaw Warriors41 2385 23 12 5 84 4 .929 2.11
Mike WallPrince George/Everett36171612133652.9202.27

WHL PlayoffsEdit

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Moose Jaw vs. Regina
Date Away Home
March 19 Regina 0 3 Moose Jaw
March 20 Regina 2 4 Moose Jaw
March 23 Moose Jaw 5 1 Regina
March 25 Moose Jaw 4 1 Regina
Moose Jaw wins series 4–0
Prince Albert vs. Brandon
Date Away Home
March 18 Brandon 3 2 Prince Albert OT
March 19 Brandon 1 5 Prince Albert
March 23 Prince Albert 1 3 Brandon
March 24 Prince Albert 2 3 Brandon
March 26 Brandon 2 6 Prince Albert
March 29 Prince Albert 1 4 Brandon
Brandon wins series 4–2
Medicine Hat vs. Swift Current
Date Away Home
March 19 Swift Current 0 3 Medicine Hat
March 20 Swift Current 2 4 Medicine Hat
March 23 Medicine Hat 2 4 Swift Current
March 24 Medicine Hat 4 2 Swift Current
March 26 Swift Current 0 8 Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat wins series 4–1
Red Deer vs. Calgary
Date Away Home
March 19 Calgary 0 4 Red Deer
March 20 Calgary 3 4 Red Deer 2OT
March 23 Red Deer 0 2 Calgary
March 25 Red Deer 4 1 Calgary
March 27 Calgary 3 1 Red Deer
March 30 Red Deer 0 3 Calgary
March 31 Calgary 2 4 Red Deer
Red Deer wins series 4–3

Western ConferenceEdit

Kelowna vs. Kootenay
Date Away Home
March 19 Kootenay 3 5 Kelowna
March 20 Kootenay 1 4 Kelowna
March 23 Kelowna 4 0 Kootenay
March 24 Kelowna 3 1 Kootenay
Kelowna wins series 4–0
Vancouver vs. Kamloops
Date Away Home
March 19 Kamloops 2 1 Vancouver
March 20 Kamloops 2 4 Vancouver
March 23 Vancouver 2 1 Kamloops
March 24 Vancouver 5 3 Kamloops
March 27 Kamloops 4 5 Vancouver OT
Vancouver wins series 4–1
Everett vs. Spokane
Date Away Home
March 19 Spokane 1 2 Everett OT
March 20 Spokane 0 3 Everett
March 23 Everett 5 4 Spokane OT
March 24 Everett 3 0 Spokane
Everett wins series 4–0
Portland vs Tri-City
Date Away Home
March 19 Tri-City 4 2 Portland
March 21 Tri-City 1 2 Portland OT
March 23 Portland 1 4 Tri-City
March 24 Portland 2 3 Tri-City
March 26 Tri-City 3 1 Portland
Tri-City wins series 4–1

Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference
Medicine Hat vs. Brandon
Date Away Home
April 2 Brandon 1 5 Medicine Hat
April 3 Brandon 2 4 Medicine Hat
April 6 Medicine Hat 5 3 Brandon
April 7 Medicine Hat 3 9 Brandon
April 9 Brandon 1 4 Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat wins series 4–1
Moose Jaw vs. Red Deer
Date Away Home
April 2 Red Deer 4 3 Moose Jaw
April 3 Red Deer 3 2 Moose Jaw
April 6 Moose Jaw 4 2 Red Deer
April 7 Moose Jaw 2 1 Red Deer OT
April 9 Red Deer 2 1 Moose Jaw 2OT
April 11 Moose Jaw 0 Red Deer 3
Red Deer wins series 4–2
Western Conference
Kelowna vs. Tri-City
Date Away Home
April 2 Tri-City 3 2 Kelowna OT
April 3 Tri-City 4 3 Kelowna OT
April 6 Kelowna 4 1 Tri-City
April 7 Kelowna 4 3 Tri-City OT
April 9 Tri-City 2 7 Kelowna
April 11 Kelowna 2 1 Tri-City
Kelowna wins series 4–2
Vancouver vs Everett
Date Away Home
April 2 Everett 1 2 Vancouver
April 3 Everett 3 1 Vancouver
April 5 Vancouver 3 1 Everett
April 8 Vancouver 0 4 Everett
April 9 Everett 6 2 Vancouver
April 1 Vancouver 2 3 Everett
Everett wins series 4–2

Conference finalsEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Medicine Hat vs Red Deer
Date Away Home
April 16 Red Deer 1 0 Medicine Hat
April 17 Red Deer 2 4 Medicine Hat
April 20 Medicine Hat 1 3 Red Deer
April 21 Medicine Hat 2 1 Red Deer
April 23 Red Deer 3 4 Medicine Hat
April 25 Medicine Hat 4 2 Red Deer
Medicine Hat wins series 4–2
Kelowna vs Everett
Date Away Home
April 16 Everett 3 2 Kelowna
April 17 Everett 1 2 Kelowna
April 20 Kelowna 2 1 Everett
April 22 Kelowna 4 3 Everett
April 24 Everett 1 0 Kelowna OT
April 26 Kelowna 1 2 Everett OT
April 27 Everett 2 1 Kelowna OT
Everett wins series 4–3

WHL ChampionshipEdit

Medicine Hat vs Everett
Date Away Home
April 30 Everett 1 4 Medicine Hat
May 1 Everett 0 3 Medicine Hat
May 4 Medicine Hat 3 0 Everett
May 5 Medicine Hat 4 2 Everett
Medicine Hat wins series 4–0

RE/Max Canada-Russia ChallengeEdit

On November 26, Team WHL defeated the Russian Selects 4–1 in Calgary, Alberta before a crowd of 7,844.

On November 27, Team WHL defeated the Russian Selects 7–1 in Brandon, Manitoba before a crowd of 4,908.

WHL awardsEdit

Player of the Year - Four Broncos Memorial Trophy: Cam Ward, Red Deer Rebels
Scholastic Player of the Year - Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy: Devan Dubnyk, Kamloops Blazers
Top Scorer - Bob Clarke Trophy: Tyler Redenbach, Swift Current Broncos
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Brad Hornung Trophy: Nigel Dawes, Kootenay Ice
Top Defenseman - Bill Hunter Trophy: Dion Phaneuf, Red Deer Rebels
Rookie of the Year - Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy: Gilbert Brule, Vancouver Giants
Top Goaltender - Del Wilson Trophy: Cam Ward, Red Deer Rebels
Coach of the Year - Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy: Kevin Constantine, Everett Silvertips
Executive of the Year - Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy: Kelly Kisio, Calgary Hitmen
Regular season Champions - Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy: Kelowna Rockets
Top Official - Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy: Rob Matsuoka
Marketing/Public Relations Award - St. Clair Group Trophy: Mark Stiles, Calgary Hitmen
Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy - Braydon Coburn, Portland Winter Hawks
WHL Plus-Minus Award: Andrew Ladd, Calgary Hitmen
Playoff Most Valuable Player - airBC Trophy: Kevin Nastiuk, Medicine Hat Tigers

2004 Bantam DraftEdit

The 2004 WHL Bantam Draft was held at the WHL's head office in Calgary on April 29th]], 2004.

List of first round picks in the bantam draft.
# Player Nationality WHL Team
1 Ryan Kerr (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Prince George Cougars
2 Colton Gillies (C) Flag of Canada Canadian Saskatoon Blades
3 Thomas Hickey (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Seattle Thunderbirds
4 Dwight King (C) Flag of the United States American Lethbridge Hurricanes
5 Brett Leffler (RW) Flag of Canada Canadian Regina Pats
6 Brandon Sutter (RW) Flag of Canada Canadian Red Deer Rebels (via Brandon)
7 John Negrin (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Kootenay Ice
8 Drayson Bowman (C) Flag of the United States American Spokane Chiefs
9 Joel Broda (C) Flag of Canada Canadian Tri-City Americans
10 Colton Sceviour (RW) Flag of Canada Canadian Portland Winter Hawks
11 Ketih Aulie (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Brandon Wheat Kings (via Kamloops)
12 Paul Postma (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Swift Current Broncos
13 Brett Sonne (C) Flag of Canada Canadian Calgary Hitmen (via Everett)
14 Tyson Sexsmith (G) Flag of Canada Canadian Vancouver Giants
15 Eric Doyle (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Everett Silvertips (via Calgary)
16 Travis Dunstall (LW) Flag of Canada Canadian Kamloops Blazers (via Red Deer)
17 Justin Palazzo (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Prince Albert Raiders
18 Travis Ehrhardt (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Moose Jaw Warriors
19 Jordie Deagle (LW) Flag of Canada Canadian Medicine Hat Tigers
20 Luke Schenn (D) Flag of Canada Canadian Kelowna Rockets


Team PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
2002–03 WHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
2004–05 WHL season


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