The 1976–77 WCHL season was the 11th season of the Western Canada Hockey League, known in the present day as the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 72 game season. The New Westminster Bruins won their third consecutive President's Cup as well as the Memorial Cup.

League notes[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Brandon Wheat Kings 72 54 10 8 116 447 242
x Saskatoon Blades 72 30 30 12 72 317 290
Flin Flon Bombers 72 16 42 14 46 294 411
Regina Pats 72 8 53 11 27 218 464
Central Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Medicine Hat Tigers 72 32 28 12 76 330 304
x Winnipeg Monarchs 72 31 34 7 69 341 384
x Lethbridge Broncos 72 28 32 12 68 324 335
x Calgary Centennials 72 22 34 15 59 329 397
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
x New Westminster Bruins 72 47 14 11 105 363 216
x Kamloops Chiefs 72 34 26 12 80 308 291
x Portland Winter Hawks 72 36 29 7 79 359 294
x Victoria Cougars 72 27 32 13 67 299 301

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings 72 96 82 178 63
Ray Allison Brandon Wheat Kings 71 45 92 137 198
Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings 72 55 80 135 47
Kevin McCarthy Winnipeg Monarchs 72 22 105 127 110
Dan Bonar Brandon Wheat Kings 72 75 50 125 70
Tony Currie Portland Winter Hawks 72 73 52 125 50
Mark Lofthouse New Westminster Bruins 70 54 58 112 59
Wayne Babych Portland Winter Hawks 72 50 62 112 76
Brent Peterson Portland Winter Hawks 69 34 78 112 98
Kim Davis Flin Flon Bombers 69 56 55 111 250

WHL Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

  • Calgary defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 0
  • Lethbridge defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 2

League quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

  • Brandon defeated Winnipeg 5 games to 2
  • Lethbridge defeated Calgary 3 games to 2
  • New Westminster defeated Victoria 4 games to 0
  • Portland defeated Kamloops 4 games to 1

League semi-finals[edit | edit source]

  • Brandon defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 0
  • New Westminster defeated Portland 4 games to 1

WHL Championship[edit | edit source]

  • New Westminster defeated Brandon 4 games to 1

All-Star Game[edit | edit source]

On January 19, the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 3–2 at Brandon, Manitoba with a crowd of 4,120.

WHL awards[edit | edit source]

Most Valuable Player: Barry Beck, New Westminster Bruins
Top Scorer: Bill Derlago, Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Steve Tambellini, Lethbridge Broncos
Top Defenseman: Barry Beck, New Westminster Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Brian Propp, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Goaltender: Glen Hanlon, Brandon Wheat Kings
Coach of the Year: Dunc McCallum, Brandon Wheat Kings
Regular season champions: Brandon Wheat Kings

All-Star Teams[edit | edit source]

First All-Star Team
Goaltender Glen Hanlon Brandon Wheat Kings
Defensemen Barry Beck New Westminster Bruins
Kevin McCarthy Winnipeg Monarchs
Centerman Bill Derlago Brandon Wheat Kings
Leftwinger Reg Kerr Kamloops Chiefs
Rightwinger Wayne Babych Portland Winter Hawks
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Dave Parro Saskatoon Blades
Defensemen Brad Maxwell New Westminster Bruins
Brad McCrimmon Brandon Wheat Kings
Centerman Ron Areshenkoff Medicine Hat Tigers
Leftwinger Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings
Rightwinger Mark Lofthouse New Westminster Bruins

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]


Media Ads[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
1975–76 WCHL season
WHL seasons Succeeded by
1977–78 WCHL season


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1976-77 WCHL season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.