Program showing the teams' logos.

This is the 1962-63 season of the Western Hockey League. It was the eleventh season of the league.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Northern Division[edit | edit source]

Northern Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Vancouver Canucks 70 35 32 4 243 234 74
Seattle Totems 70 35 33 2 239 237 72
Edmonton Flyers 70 24 44 2 215 309 50
Calgary Stampeders 70 23 45 2 227 284 48

Southern Division[edit | edit source]

Southern Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Portland Buckaroos 70 43 21 6 279 184 92
San Francisco Seals 70 44 25 1 288 219 89
Los Angeles Blades 70 35 32 3 235 226 73
Spokane Comets 70 30 38 2 219 262 62

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  Division Semifinal     Division Final     Final
                           
        1 Vancouver 3  
  2 Seattle 2       Seattle 4    
  3 Edmonton 1           Seattle  
        San Francisco  
        1 Portland      
  2 San Francisco         San Francisco    
  3 Los Angeles    

Northern Semi Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 3

Date Winner Loser Location
April 3 Edmonton 5 Seattle 3 Edmonton
April 4 Seattle 3 Edmonton 2 Seattle
April 7 Seattle 3 Edmonton 2 Seattle

Seattle Totems beat Edmonton Flyers 2 wins to 1.

Northern Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
April 10 Vancouver 3 Seattle 2 Vancouver
April 12 Vancouver 6 Seattle 0 Vancouver
April 13 Seattle 6 Vancouver 3 Seattle
April 14 Seattle 5 Vancouver 2 Seattle
April 17 Vancouver 3 Seattle 2 Vancouver
April 19 Seattle 4 Vancouver 3 Seattle
April 22 Seattle 8 Vancouver 2 Vancouver

Seattle Totems beat Vancouver Canucks 4 wins to 3.

Southern Semi Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 3

Date Winner Loser Location
April 1 Los Angeles 8 San Francisco 2 Los Angeles
April 3 San Francisco 2 Los Angeles 0 San Francisco
April 4 San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 4 San Francisco

San Francisco Seals beat Los Angeles Blades 2 wins to 1.

Southern Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
April 7 Portland 6 San Francisco 3 Portland
April 9 San Francisco 5 Portland 2 Portland
April 11 San Francisco 6 Portland 3 San Francisco
April 13 Portland 5 San Francisco 1 San Francisco
April 14 Portland 2 San Francisco 1 Portland
April 17 San Francisco 3 Portland 0 San Francisco
April 23 San Francisco 3 Portland 1 Portland

San Francisco Seals beat Portland Buckaroos 4 wins to 3.

League Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
April 26 Seattle 3 San Francisco 2 San Francisco
April 28 San Francisco 6 Seattle 5 San Francisco
April 30 Seattle 9 San Francisco 1 San Francisco
May 1 Seattle 3 San Francisco 1 San Francisco
May 2 San Francisco 8 Seattle 0 San Francisco
May 5 San Francisco 3 Seattle 2 San Francisco
May 6 San Francisco 4 Seattle 3 San Francisco

San Francisco Seals beat Seattle Totems 4 wins to 3.

San Francisco Seals won the Lester Patrick Cup.

The entire final series was played at San Francisco because an ice show was booked in Seattle and the ice show could not be moved to Tacoma, Everett, Spokane, or another arena in Seattle because at the time it only seated less than 10,000 people not even enough for temporary use.


Awards[edit | edit source]


All-Star Teams[edit | edit source]

First Team[edit | edit source]

Second Team[edit | edit source]


Team Photos[edit | edit source]

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Game Ads[edit | edit source]

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62-63WHLSpokaneGameAd.jpg
62-63WHLVancouverGameAd.jpg
62-63WHLExhReginaGameAd.jpg
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62-63WHLExhEdmotonGameAd.jpg
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See Also[edit | edit source]

List of WHL (minor pro) Seasons

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