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2011–12 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Duration Preseason
2011-8-31 – 2011-9-18
Regular season
2011-9-22 – 2012-3-18
Playoffs
2012-3-22 -TBD
Number of teams 22
Commissioner Ron Robison
TV partner(s) Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
FSN Northwest
WHL seasons

 2010–11

2012–13 


The 2011–12 WHL season is the 46th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began in September 2011 and ended in March 2012. The following playoffs began on March 22 and are expected to end in early May. This is the inaugural season of the Victoria Royals, a team that relocated to Victoria from Chilliwack where they played as the Chilliwack Bruins between 2006 and 2011.

Regular season[]

The 46th season of the WHL started on September 22, 2011 and ended on March 18, 2012.

Standings[]

Conference standings[]

Western Conference
Team W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Tri-City Americans x z 72 50 18 2 2 281 190 104
Kamloops Blazers x z 72 47 20 2 3 290 211 99
Portland Winterhawks x 72 49 19 3 1 328 229 102
Vancouver Giants x 72 40 26 2 4 255 234 86
Spokane Chiefs x 72 38 25 5 4 257 225 85
Kelowna Rockets x 72 31 31 4 6 217 242 72
Victoria Royals x 72 24 41 3 4 233 325 55
Everett Silvertips x 72 22 40 2 8 185 268 54
Seattle Thunderbirds e 72 25 45 1 1 173 292 52
Prince George Cougars e 72 24 46 0 2 166 257 50
Eastern Conference
Team W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Edmonton Oil Kings x z 72 50 15 3 4 310 193 107
Moose Jaw Warriors x z 72 45 19 6 2 258 213 98
Calgary Hitmen x 72 44 25 2 1 273 221 91
Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 42 24 2 4 255 209 90
Saskatoon Blades x 72 40 29 1 2 268 250 83
Brandon Wheat Kings x 72 39 28 1 4 273 257 83
Regina Pats x 72 37 27 6 2 230 214 82
Kootenay Ice x 72 36 26 6 4 222 201 82
Red Deer Rebels e 72 32 34 1 5 204 231 70
Swift Current Broncos e 72 27 37 2 6 216 272 62
Lethbridge Hurricanes e 72 29 42 0 1 225 292 59
Prince Albert Raiders e 72 21 45 3 3 219 312 48

x – team has clinched playoff spot

y – team is division leader

z – team has clinched division

e - team is eliminated from playoff contention

Statistical leaders[]

Scoring leaders[]

Players are listed by points, then goals.[1]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts. = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts. PIM
Brendan Shinnimin Tri-City Americans 69 58 76 134 82
Mark Stone Brandon Wheat Kings 66 41 82 123 22
Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks 69 57 64 121 54
Adam Hughesman Tri-City Americans 72 50 66 116 42
Jordan Weal Regina Pats 70 41 75 116 36
Patrick Holland Tri-City Americans 72 25 84 109 48
Emerson Etem Medicine Hat Tigers 65 61 46 107 34
Michael St. Croix Edmonton Oil Kings 72 45 60 105 49
Michael Ferland Brandon Wheat Kings 68 47 49 96 84
Sven Bartschi Portland Winterhawks 47 33 61 94 36

Goaltenders[]

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1440 minutes.[2]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes Playes; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SOL = Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL SOL SO GAA Sv%
Ty Rimmer Tri-City Americans 46 2665 31 12 1 1 5 2.43 .922
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 61 3574 42 13 2 3 3 2.47 .914
Nathan Lieuwen Kootenay Ice 57 3340 27 20 6 2 3 2.50 .914
Luke Siemens Moose Jaw Warriors1 56 3202 35 14 4 2 4 2.55 .908
Tyler Bunz Medicine Hat Tigers 61 3616 39 17 2 3 3 2.57 .921

1 - Also played for Everett Silvertips

Players[]

2011 NHL Entry Draft[]

In total, 33 WHL players were selected at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected first overall in the draft.

Subway Super Series[]

The Subway Super Series is a six game series featuring four teams: three from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) versus Russia's National Junior hockey team. Within the Canadian Hockey League umbrella, one team from each of its three leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League — compete in two games against the Russian junior team.

Results[]

Date Location Winner Loser
November 7, 2011 Victoriaville, QC Russian Selects 2 0 QMJHL all-stars
November 9, 2011 Quebec City, QC Russian Selects 5 4 QMJHL all-stars
November 10, 2011 Ottawa, ON OHL all-stars 10 7 Russian Selects
November 14, 2011 Sault Ste. Marie, ON OHL all-stars 6 3 Russian Selects
November 16, 2011 Regina, SK WHL all-stars 5 2 Russian Selects
November 17, 2011 Moose Jaw, SK Russian Selects 7 5 WHL all-stars
CHL wins series 3-2-1 30-26

2012 WHL Playoffs[]

  Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
                                     
1  Edmonton 4  
8  Kootenay 0  
  1  Edmonton 4  
  6  Brandon 0  
2  Moose Jaw 4
7  Regina 1  
  1  Edmonton 4  
Eastern
  2  Moose Jaw 1  
3  Calgary 1  
6  Brandon 4  
  2  Moose Jaw 4
  4  Medicine Hat 0  
4  Medicine Hat 4
5  Saskatoon 0  
  E1  Edmonton 4
  W3  Portland 3
1  Tri-City 4  
8  Everett 0  
  1  Tri-City 4
  5  Spokane 3  
2  Kamloops 4
7  Victoria 0  
  1  Tri-City 0
Western
  3  Portland 4  
3  Portland 4  
6  Kelowna 0  
  2  Kamloops 3
  3  Portland 4  
4  Vancouver 2
5  Spokane 4  

Conference Quarter-finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (8) Kootenay Ice[]

March 23 Edmonton Oil Kings 3 – 0 Kootenay Ice Rexall Place Recap
March 25 Edmonton Oil Kings 4 – 3 Kootenay Ice Rexall Place Recap
March 28 Kootenay Ice 3 – 6 Edmonton Oil Kings Cranbrook Recreational Complex Recap
March 29 Kootenay Ice 1 – 3 Edmonton Oil Kings Cranbrook Recreational Complex Recap
Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (7) Regina Pats[]

March 23 Moose Jaw Warriors 2 – 3 Regina Pats Mosaic Place Recap
March 24 Moose Jaw Warriors 8 – 1 Regina Pats Mosaic Place Recap
March 27 Regina Pats 3 – 5 Moose Jaw Warriors Brandt Centre Recap
March 28 Regina Pats 4 – 5 2OT Moose Jaw Warriors Brandt Centre Recap
March 30 Moose Jaw Warriors 5 – 2 Regina Pats Mosaic Place Recap
Moose Jaw wins series 4 – 1


(3) Calgary Hitmen vs. (6) Brandon Wheat Kings[]

March 22 Calgary Hitmen 2 – 6 Brandon Wheat Kings Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
March 23 Calgary Hitmen 4 – 0 Brandon Wheat Kings Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
March 25 Brandon Wheat Kings 4 – 1 Calgary Hitmen MTS Centre Recap
March 27 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 1 Calgary Hitmen MTS Centre Recap
March 29 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 2 OT Calgary Hitmen MTS Centre Recap
Brandon wins series 4 – 1


(4) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. (5) Saskatoon Blades[]

March 23 Medicine Hat Tigers 5 – 2 Saskatoon Blades Medicine Hat Arena Recap
March 24 Medicine Hat Tigers 5 – 3 Saskatoon Blades Medicine Hat Arena Recap
March 27 Saskatoon Blades 2 – 3 OT Medicine Hat Tigers Credit Union Centre Recap
March 28 Saskatoon Blades 0 – 5 Medicine Hat Tigers Credit Union Centre Recap
Medicine Hat wins series 4 – 0


Western Conference[]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (8) Everett Silvertips[]

March 23 Tri-City Americans 7 – 2 Everett Silvertips Toyota Center Recap
March 24 Tri-City Americans 3 – 1 Everett Silvertips Toyota Center Recap
March 27 Everett Silvertips 0 – 4 Tri-City Americans Comcast Arena at Everett Recap
March 28 Everett Silvertips 3 – 4 OT Tri-City Americans Comcast Arena at Everett Recap
Tri-City wins series 4 – 0


(2) Kamloops Blazers vs. (7) Victoria Royals[]

March 23 Kamloops Blazers 4 – 1 Victoria Royals Interior Savings Centre Recap
March 24 Kamloops Blazers 7 – 4 Victoria Royals Interior Savings Centre Recap
March 27 Victoria Royals 5 – 7 Kamloops Blazers Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
March 28 Victoria Royals 1 – 4 Kamloops Blazers Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
Kamloops wins series 4 – 0


(3) Portland Winterhawks vs. (6) Kelowna Rockets[]

March 23 Portland Winterhawks 6 – 3 Kelowna Rockets Memorial Coliseum Recap
March 24 Portland Winterhawks 4 – 0 Kelowna Rockets Memorial Coliseum Recap
March 27 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 6 Portland Winterhawks Prospera Place Recap
March 29 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 5 Portland Winterhawks Prospera Place Recap
Portland wins series 4 – 0


(4) Vancouver Giants vs. (5) Spokane Chiefs[]

March 23 Vancouver Giants 7 – 5 Spokane Chiefs Pacific Coliseum Recap
March 24 Vancouver Giants 7 – 3 Spokane Chiefs Pacific Coliseum Recap
March 27 Spokane Chiefs 3 – 2 Vancouver Giants Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
March 28 Spokane Chiefs 3 – 2 OT Vancouver Giants Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
March 30 Vancouver Giants 1 – 5 Spokane Chiefs Pacific Coliseum Recap
April 1 Spokane Chiefs 3 – 1 Vancouver Giants Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
Spokane wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (6) Brandon Wheat Kings[]

April 6 Edmonton Oil Kings 2 – 1 Brandon Wheat Kings Rexall Place Recap
April 7 Edmonton Oil Kings 4 – 3 Brandon Wheat Kings Rexall Place Recap
April 10 Brandon Wheat Kings 1 – 5 Edmonton Oil Kings Westman Place Recap
April 11 Brandon Wheat Kings 0 – 6 Edmonton Oil Kings Westman Place Recap
Edmonton wins series 4 – 0


(2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (4) Medicine Hat Tigers[]

April 6 Moose Jaw Warriors 2 – 1 Medicine Hat Tigers Mosaic Place Recap
April 7 Moose Jaw Warriors 6 – 1 Medicine Hat Tigers Mosaic Place Recap
April 10 Medicine Hat Tigers 2 – 4 Moose Jaw Warriors Medicine Hat Arena Recap
April 11 Medicine Hat Tigers 3 – 4 OT Moose Jaw Warriors Medicine Hat Arena Recap
Moose Jaw wins series 4 – 0


Western Conference[]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (5) Spokane Chiefs[]

April 6 Tri-City Americans 2 – 3 OT Spokane Chiefs Toyota Center Recap
April 7 Tri-City Americans 2 – 1 Spokane Chiefs Toyota Center Recap
April 11 Spokane Chiefs 1 – 2 Tri-City Americans Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
April 13 Spokane Chiefs 3 – 2 OT Tri-City Americans Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
April 14 Tri-City Americans 5 – 3 Spokane Chiefs Toyota Center Recap
April 16 Spokane Chiefs 4 – 3 OT Tri-City Americans Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
April 18 Tri-City Americans 3 – 2 Spokane Chiefs Toyota Center Recap
Tri-City wins series 4 – 3


(2) Kamloops Blazers vs. (3) Portland Winterhawks[]

April 6 Portland Winterhawks 5 – 3 Kamloops Blazers Memorial Coliseum Recap
April 7 Portland Winterhawks 4 – 1 Kamloops Blazers Memorial Coliseum Recap
April 10 Kamloops Blazers 2 – 5 Portland Winterhawks Interior Savings Centre Recap
April 11 Kamloops Blazers 5 – 4 Portland Winterhawks Interior Savings Centre Recap
April 14^ Portland Winterhawks 2 – 7 Kamloops Blazers Memorial Coliseum Recap
April 16 Kamloops Blazers 7 – 6 Portland Winterhawks Interior Savings Centre Recap
April 18 Portland Winterhawks 2 – 0 Kamloops Blazers Memorial Coliseum Recap
Portland wins series 4 – 3

^ Game was played at Rose Garden.

Conference Finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (2) Moose Jaw Warriors[]

April 20 Edmonton Oil Kings 6 – 1 Moose Jaw Warriors Rexall Place Recap
April 22 Edmonton Oil Kings 6 – 1 Moose Jaw Warriors Rexall Place Recap
April 24 Moose Jaw Warriors 2 – 3 Edmonton Oil Kings Mosaic Place Recap
April 25 Moose Jaw Warriors 5 – 1 Edmonton Oil Kings Mosaic Place Recap
April 27 Edmonton Oil Kings 4 – 1 Moose Jaw Warriors Rexall Place Recap
Edmonton wins series 4 – 1


Western Conference[]

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (3) Portland Winterhawks[]

April 20 Tri-City Americans 4 – 5 OT Portland Winterhawks Toyota Center Recap
April 21 Tri-City Americans 4 – 5 OT Portland Winterhawks Toyota Center Recap
April 25 Portland Winterhawks 3 – 1 Tri-City Americans Rose Garden Recap
April 26 Portland Winterhawks 4 – 1 Tri-City Americans Rose Garden Recap
Portland wins series 4 – 0


WHL Championship[]

(E1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (W3) Portland Winterhawks[]

May 3 Edmonton Oil Kings 3 – 2 Portland Winterhawks Rexall Place Recap
May 4 Edmonton Oil Kings 1 – 5 Portland Winterhawks Rexall Place Recap
May 6 Portland Winterhawks 4 – 3 Edmonton Oil Kings Rose Garden Recap
May 8 Portland Winterhawks 3 – 4 OT Edmonton Oil Kings Rose Garden Recap
May 10 Edmonton Oil Kings 4 – 3 Portland Winterhawks Rexall Place Recap
May 12 Portland Winterhawks 3 – 2 Edmonton Oil Kings Rose Garden Recap
May 13 Edmonton Oil Kings 4 – 1 Portland Winterhawks Rexall Place Recap
Edmonton wins series 4 – 3


Playoff scoring leaders[]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Ty Rattie Portland Winterhawks 16 17 13 30 12
Sven Bartschi Portland Winterhawks 17 10 18 28 10
Brendan Shinnimin Tri-City Americans 15 7 16 23 28
Brad Ross Portland Winterhawks 17 12 9 21 44
Adam Hughesman Tri-City Americans 15 9 10 19 12
Patrick Holland Tri-City Americans 14 6 13 19 22
James Henry Moose Jaw Warriors 14 6 12 18 16
Marcel Noebels Portland Winterhawks 17 6 12 18 6
Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings 15 8 9 17 4
Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 13 3 13 16 8

Playoff leading goaltenders[]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV& = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Laurent Brossoit Edmonton Oil Kings 15 897 13 2 27 2 0.938 1.81
Brandon Glover Calgary Hitmen 4 224 1 2 7 1 0.941 1.87
Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 12 702 7 4 26 0 0.926 2.22
Ty Rimmer Tri-City Americans 15 951 8 7 39 1 0.919 2.46
Justin Paulic Moose Jaw Warriors 2 117 1 1 5 0 0.906 2.57

Memorial Cup[]

Main article: 2012 Memorial Cup

WHL awards[]

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Edmonton Oil Kings
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Brendan Shinnimin Tri-City Americans
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Brendan Shinnimin Tri-City Americans
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Trophy Alex Petrovic Red Deer Rebels
Rookie of the Year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Tyler Bunz Medicine Hat Tigers
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Brendan Shinnimin
Mark Stone
Tri-City Americans
Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Mark Stone Brandon Wheat Kings
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Reid Gow Spokane Chiefs
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy Jim Hiller Tri-City Americans
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Bob Green Edmonton Oil Kings
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Pat Smith
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Corey Nyhagen Moose Jaw Warriors
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Taylor Vause Swift Current Broncos
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

Team Photos[]

See also[]

References[]

External links[]


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