1978–79 WHL season

1978–79 WHL season

The 1978–79 WHL season was the 13th season for the Western Hockey League. Twelve teams completed a 72 game season. The Brandon Wheat Kings won the President's Cup.

League notes

*The league shortened its name to the "Western Hockey League".
*The Flin Flon Bombers relocated to Edmonton, Alberta to become the second incarnation of the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Regular season

Final standings

coring leaders

"Note: GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes"

WHL Playoffs

Division Semi-finals

Round Robin format

*Brandon (7–1) advanced
*Saskatoon (3–5) advanced
*Edmonton (2–6) eliminated

*Lethbridge (5–3) advanced
*Calgary (4–4) advanced
*Billings (3–5) eliminated

*Portland (7–1) advanced
*Victoria (3–5) advanced
*New Westminster (2–6) eliminated

Division Finals

*Brandon defeated Saskatoon 4 games to 0
*Lethbridge defeated Calgary 4 games to 3
*Portland defeated Victoria 4 games to 3

League semi-finals

Round Robin format

*Brandon (3–1) advanced
*Portland (3–1) advanced
*Lethbridge (0–4) eliminated

WHL Championship

*Brandon defeated Portland 4 games to 2

All-Star Game

There was no all-star game in 1978–79

WHL awards

ee also

*1979 Memorial Cup
*1979 NHL Entry Draft
*1978 in sports
*1979 in sports


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

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