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This is the 1961-62 season of the Western Hockey League. It was the tenth season of the league.

The Winnipeg Warriors moved to become the San Francisco Seals and the Victoria Cougars became the Los Angeles Blades.

The league was again split into two divisions.

Standings[]

Northern Division

Regular Season GP W L T GF GA Pts
Edmonton Flyers 70 39 27 4 296 243 82
Calgary Stampeders 70 36 29 5 292 271 77
Seattle Totems 70 36 29 5 244 222 77
Vancouver Canucks 70 18 48 4 223 324 40


Southern Division

Regular Season GP W L T GF GA Pts
Portland Buckaroos 70 42 23 5 265 203 89
Spokane Comets 70 37 28 5 272 242 79
San Francisco Seals 70 29 39 2 229 20 60
Los Angeles Blades 70 25 39 6 265 309 56

All-Star Teams[]

First All Stars

First Team[]

Second Team[]

Playoffs[]

Northern Division[]

Semi Final[]

Best of 3

Calgary Stampeders beat Seattle Totems 2 wins to none. (2-1, 5-2)

Final[]

Best of 7

Edmonton Flyers beat Calgary Stampeders 4 wins to 1. (5-4, 2-4, ?, 5-2, 9-2)

Southern Division[]

Semi Final[]

Best of 3

Spokane Comets beat San Francisco Seals 2 wins to none. (4-1, 7-3)

Final[]

Best of 7

Spokane Comets beat Portland Buckaroos 4 wins to 3. (2-1, 1-0, 4-6, 2-7, 2-3, 4-1, ?)


League Final[]

Best of 7

Edmonton Flyers beat Spokane Comets 4 wins to 3 (1-3, 4-9, 11-2, 7-5, 5-3, 4-7, 4-2)

Edmonton Flyers won the Lester Patrick Cup.


All-Star Game[]

The league`s fifth annual all-star game was played in Portland on Sunday, January 7, 1962. The attendance was 4,126.

North Division 7 South Division 3


Team Photos[]


Seattle Totems' picture from [1]

Regular Season Attendance[]

Los Angeles: 244,387


Game Ads[]

See Also[]

List of WHL (minor pro) Seasons