About WHL

The Western Hockey League (WHL) is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues that make up the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is the top level of junior hockey in Canada. The WHL is based in Western Canada and the Western United States, and it features 22 teams across four Canadian provinces and four American states.

The WHL is for players aged 16-20, and it is known for developing young players who go on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL) or other professional leagues around the world. Many notable NHL players got their start in the WHL, including Patrick Marleau, Ryan Getzlaf, and Carey Price, among others.

The WHL season runs from September to March, with each team playing a total of 68 regular-season games. The top 8 teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences advance to the playoffs, which culminates in the WHL Championship and a chance to compete in the prestigious Memorial Cup tournament.

The WHL places a strong emphasis on player development, with teams providing a range of training and educational resources to help young players grow on and off the ice. The league also has strict rules and regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of its players, including policies on fighting and body checking.

Overall, the WHL is an important part of the Canadian hockey landscape and is recognized as one of the top junior leagues in the world.


Western Conference
1Seattle Thunderbirds68468311300:155111
2Kamloops Blazers68435713313:198103
3Portland Winterhawks683010820244:21888
4Prince George Cougars68298724290:24181
5Tri-City Americans68277826256:24576
6Everett Silvertips68258332221:24569
7Vancouver Giants681711832188:23864
8Kelowna Rockets68216437210:25658
9Victoria Royals68143843199:32342
10Spokane Chiefs681321043195:31440

Eastern Conference
1Winnipeg Ice68498110325:177115
2Saskatoon Blades68426515257:171101
3Red Deer Rebels683310619248:18992
4Moose Jaw Warriors68365324252:23785
5Lethbridge Hurricanes68315626204:20778
6Regina Pats68286430262:27772
7Calgary Hitmen68274829220:22470
8Medicine Hat Tigers68273929248:22469
9Swift Current Broncos68247433227:24266
10Brandon Wheat Kings68251933212:24261
11Prince Albert Raiders68253337198:23959
12Edmonton Oil Kings6882454131:33824
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