1979–80 WHL season

1979–80 WHL season

The 1979–80 WHL season was the 14th season for the Western Hockey League. Eleven teams completed a 72 game season. The Regina Pats won the President's Cup.

League notes

*The Edmonton Oil Kings relocated to Great Falls, Montana to become the Great Falls Americans, however the team only lasted 28 games, as the Americans ceased operations on December 16, 1979.
*The WHL abandoned the three division format, opting instead for a two division format of eight teams in the East and four in the West.

Regular season

Final standings

WHL Playoffs

First Round

*Regina defeated Lethbridge 4 games to 0
*Brandon defeated Calgary 4 games to 3
*Medicine Hat defeated Billings 4 games to 3

Division Semi-finals

Round Robin format

*Medicine Hat (3–1) advanced
*Regina (2–2) advanced
*Brandon (1–3) eliminated

*Victoria (5–3) advanced
*Seattle (4–4) advanced
*Portland (3–5) eliminated

Division Finals

*Regina defeated Medicine Hat 4 games to 1
*Victoria defeated Seattle 4 games to 0

WHL Championship

*Regina defeated Victoria 4 games to 1

All-Star Game

There was no all-star game in 1979–80

WHL awards

ee also

*1980 Memorial Cup
*1980 NHL Entry Draft
*1979 in sports
*1980 in sports


* [http://www.whl.ca whl.ca]
* 2005–06 WHL Guide

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