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This is the 2015-16 Western States Hockey League season. This is the league's 22nd season and the league's 5th under the sponsorship of the Amateur Athletic Union's United Hockey Union. The league was elevated to "Tier-II" Status by the AAU; however no explaination has been issued to explain the distinction between this and its previous status within the AAU.
The league grew to 29 teams for the 2015-16 season.
- On April 21, 2015 the Lake Tahoe Blue announced they were changing their name to the Tahoe Icemen.
- The San Diego Gulls announced they were changing their name to the San Diego Sabers to allow for the new American Hockey League team in town to take the San Diego Gulls moniker.
- On June 1, 2015 the league announced the addition of an expansion team to begin play for the 2015-16 season based in Vancouver, Washington. The team has some of the same ownership as the Lake Tahoe Icemen The later announced it would be called the Vancouver Rangers. According to the release the league is hoping to add a couple more teams in the northwest region for the 2016-17 season.
- The Arizona RedHawks shortened their name to the Arizona Hawks.
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|Colorado Jr. Eagles||52||43||7||-||2||-||325||126||1082||88|
|Salt Lake City Moose||52||25||27||-||0||-||158||167||772||50|
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|Las Vegas Storm||52||10||34||-||8||-||142||279||892||28|
|San Diego Sabers||52||9||40||-||3||-||110||275||1015||21|
|Idaho Jr. Steelheads||52||44||7||-||1||-||335||78||818||89|
|Southern Oregon Spartans||52||33||18||-||1||-||227||184||1390||67|
|Lake Tahoe Icemen||52||2||50||-||0||-||83||412||947||4|
2016 Thorne Cup PlayoffsEdit
- Top 6 teams in each division qualify
- All series hosted by higher qualifying team except final which uses 2-3 format with team with better record having choice of which games to host
- Division quarterfinals-Top 2 seed get first round bye, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5 (best-of-three)
- Dvision semifinals-#1 vs lower seeded first round winner and #2 vs higher seeded first round winners (best-of-three)
- Division final-semifinal winners (best-of-three)
- Conference finals (best-of-three)
- Thorne Cup Final-Semifinal winners (best-of-five) dates TBA
Midwest Division QuarterfinalsEdit
- Wichita defeated Dallas 2 games to none (5-1, 2-0)
- El Paso defeated Tulsa 2 games to none 5-3, 4-3)
Mountain Division QuarterfinalsEdit
- Casper defeated Cheyenne 2 games to none (4-3, 4-0)
- Superior defeated Salt Lake City 2 games to 1 (1-4, 6-1, 3-0)
Western Division QuarterfinalsEdit
- Fresno defeated Arizona 2 games to none (6-0, 13-0)
- Ontario defeated Phoenix 2 games to 1 (4-3 (ot), 2-3 (ot), 6-1)
Northwest Division QuarterfinalsEdit
- Southern Oregon defeated Seattle 2 games to none (4-2, 2-1)
- Whitefish defeated Vancouver 2 games to none (6-1, 6-5 (ot))
Midwest Division SemifinalsEdit
- Oklahoma City defeated El Paso 2 games to none (10-2, 3-2 (2ot))
- Springfield defeated Wichita 2 games to none (5-3, 3-1)
Mountain Division SemifinalsEdit
- Colorado Jr. Eagles defeated Superior 2 games to none (8-1, 5-2)
- Ogden Mustangs defeated Casper 2 games to none (5-3, 4-2)
Western Division SemifinalsEdit
- Valencia defeated Ontario 2 games to none (2-1, 3-1)
- Long Beach defeated Fresno 2 games to none (6-2, 7-0)
Northwest Division SemifinalsEdit
- Idaho defeated Whitefish 2 games to none (7-0, 15-1)
- Missoula defeated Southern Oregon 2 games to none (5-4, 6-5)
Midwest Division FinalEdit
- Oklahoma City defeated Springfield 2 games to 1 (4-1, 2-3, 7-5)
Mountain Division FinalEdit
- Colorado defeated Ogden 2 games to 1 (5-4, 4-5, 5-3)
Western Division FinalEdit
- Valencia vs Long Beach defeated Valencia 2 games to none (2-0, 4-3)
Northwest Division FinalEdit
- Idaho defeated Missoula 2 games to none (2-1, 5-4)
- Idaho defeated Long Beach 2 games to none (2-0, 3-2 (ot)
- Colorado defeated Oklahoma City 2 games to 1 (6-3, 5-7, 4-3)