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Western Hockey League

This is the 2019-20 Western Hockey League season. This is the league's 54th season dating back to its' founding as the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League in 1966 and subsequent renaming to the Western Canada Hockey League in 1968 and to the present name in 1978.

Membership changesEdit

TeamsEdit

Eastern Conference Edit

Division Team City Arena Capacity
Central Calgary Hitmen Calgary, Alberta, Canada Scotiabank Saddledome

Stampede Corral (some playoff games)

19,289

6,450

Edmonton Oil Kings Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Rogers Place 18,641
Lethbridge Hurricanes Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada ENMAX Centre 5,479
Medicine Hat Tigers Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Canalta Centre 5,500 (expandable to 6,500)
Red Deer Rebels Red Deer, Alberta, Canada ENMAX Centrium 6,000
Swift Current Broncos Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Credit Union iPlex 3,239
East Brandon Wheat Kings Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Keystone Centre 5,102
Moose Jaw Warriors Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Mosaic Place 4,714
Prince Albert Raiders Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada Art Hauser Centre 3,366
Regina Pats Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Brandt Centre 6,200
Saskatoon Blades Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada SaskTel Centre 15,195
Winnipeg Ice Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Wayne Fleming Arena 1,400

Western Conference Edit

Division Team City Arena Capacity
B.C. Kamloops Blazers Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Sandman Centre 5,464
Kelowna Rockets Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Prospera Place 6,286
Prince George Cougars Prince George, British Columbia, Canada CN Centre 5,971
Vancouver Giants Langley, British Columbia, Canada Langley Event Center 5,276
Victoria Royals Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre 7,006
U.S. Everett Silvertips Everett, Washington, United States Angel of the Winds Arena 8,149
Portland Winterhawks Portland, Oregon, United States Memorial Coliseum
Moda Center
10,407
18,280
Seattle Thunderbirds Kent, Washington, United States ShoWare Center 6,500
Spokane Chiefs Spokane, Washington, United States Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 10,759
Tri-City Americans Kennewick, Washington, United States Toyota Center 6,000

StandingsEdit

To be added upon completion of the regular season

2019 Ed Chynoweth Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The league is divided up into 2 conferences with 2 divisions each. The Eastern Conference is made up of the 6-team East Division and the 6-team Central Division while the Western Conference is made up of the 5-team BC and 5-team US Divisions. The league presently uses the same format as the NHL does with the top 3 teams in each division qualifying for the playoffs and the next two best records in the conference qualifying as the 7 and 8 seeds and joining the playoffs for the division they start the playoffs in.

The winner of the Chynoweth Cup (or runner up if the Kelowna Rockets win the championship) advances to the 2020 Memorial Cup being held at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia from May 22 to 31, 2020 hosted by the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.

ReferencesEdit

Western Hockey League
Current teams : Brandon Wheat Kings | Calgary Hitmen | Edmonton Oil Kings | Everett Silvertips | Kamloops Blazers | Kelowna Rockets | Kootenay Ice | Lethbridge Hurricanes | Medicine Hat Tigers | Moose Jaw Warriors | Portland Winterhawks | Prince Albert Raiders | Prince George Cougars | Red Deer Rebels | Regina Pats | Saskatoon Blades | Seattle Thunderbirds | Spokane Chiefs | Swift Current Broncos | Tri-City Americans | Vancouver Giants | Victoria Royals
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