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2016-17 WHL Season

2016-17 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration Regular season
September 23, 2016 - March 19, 2017
Playoffs
March 24, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Number of teams 22
TV partner(s) Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
This TV
WHL seasons
2015-16
2016-17 CHL seasons
League Canadian Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration OHL
September 2016 - March 2017
QMJHL
September 2016 - March 2017
WHL
September 2016 - March 2017
Number of teams 60
TV partner(s) TVA Sports
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

The 2016-17 WHL season is the 51st season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 23, 2016 and ended on March 19, 2017.

The playoffs began shortly after the end of the regular season on March 24, 2017, and ended on May 14, 2017; the winning team, the Seattle Thunderbirds, were awarded the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the 2017 Memorial Cup that was held at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario from May 19-28, 2017.

The Prince George Cougars won their first BC Division banner.

Standings

Updated to game(s) played on March 19, 2017. Source: Western Hockey League

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched conference title

Top 3 (East Division)[1]

Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Regina Pats xyz 72 52 12 7 1 353 211 112
2 Moose Jaw Warriors x 72 42 21 8 1 255 219 93
3 Swift Current Broncos x 72 39 23 4 6 247 239 88

Top 3 (Central Division)[1]

Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Medicine Hat Tigers xy 72 51 20 1 0 350 248 103
2 Lethbridge Hurricanes x 72 44 21 4 3 280 253 95
3 Red Deer Rebels x 72 30 29 9 4 239 258 73

Eastern Conference Wild Card[1]

Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 EA Brandon Wheat Kings x 72 31 31 7 3 225 247 72
2 CE Calgary Hitmen x 72 30 32 8 2 215 282 70
3 EA Saskatoon Blades 72 28 35 7 2 190 248 65
4 CE Edmonton Oil Kings 72 23 43 5 1 193 292 52
5 EA Prince Albert Raiders 72 21 44 5 2 198 283 49
6 CE Kootenay Ice 72 14 46 10 2 177 335 40

Top 3 (B.C. Division)[1]

Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Prince George Cougars xy 72 45 21 3 3 253 201 96
2 Kelowna Rockets x 72 45 22 5 0 283 206 95
3 Kamloops Blazers x 72 42 24 2 4 243 198 90

Top 3 (U.S. Division)[1]

Pos GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Everett Silvertips xy 72 44 16 9 3 229 169 100
2 Seattle Thunderbirds x 72 46 20 4 2 253 206 98
3 Tri-City Americans x 72 41 28 3 0 272 252 85

Western Conference Wild Card[1]

Pos Div (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 U.S. Portland Winterhawks x 72 40 28 1 3 278 256 84
2 B.C. Victoria Royals x 72 37 29 5 1 239 219 80
3 U.S. Spokane Chiefs 72 27 33 8 4 235 272 66
4 B.C. Vancouver Giants 72 20 46 3 3 183 296 46

Statistical leaders

Scoring leaders

Players are listed by points, then goals.[2]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Sam Steel Regina Pats 66 50 81 131 40
Adam Brooks Regina Pats 66 43 87 130 61
Tyler Wong Lethbridge Hurricanes 69 51 58 109 53
Chad Butcher Medicine Hat Tigers 68 27 76 103 75
Jayden Halbgewachs Moose Jaw Warriors 71 50 51 101 27
Kailer Yamamoto Spokane Chiefs 65 42 57 99 46
Cody Glass Portland Winterhawks 69 32 62 94 36
Mason Shaw Medicine Hat Tigers 71 27 67 94 57
Tyler Steenbergen Swift Current Broncos 72 51 39 90 22
Matthew Phillips Victoria Royals 70 50 40 90 50

Goaltenders

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1800 minutes.[3]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; 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%
Carter Hart Everett Silvertips 54 3078 32 11 6 2 9 1.99 .927
Connor Ingram Kamloops Blazers 45 2577 26 14 2 2 5 2.44 .927
Ty Edmonds Prince George Cougars 53 3092 31 16 2 3 1 2.48 .916
Tyler Brown Regina Pats 50 2885 33 8 5 1 5 2.64 .911
Rylan Toth Seattle Thunderbirds 58 3274 36 18 2 1 1 2.75 .902

2017 WHL playoffs

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals WHL Championship
            
E1 Regina 4
W2 Calgary 0
E1 Regina 4
E3 Swift Current 3
E2 Moose Jaw 3
E3 Swift Current 4
E1 Regina 4
Eastern
C2 Lethbridge 2
C1 Medicine Hat 4
W1 Brandon 0
C1 Medicine Hat 3
C2 Lethbridge 4
C2 Lethbridge 4
C3 Red Deer 3
E1 Regina 2
U2 Seattle 4
U1 Everett 4
W2 Victoria 2
U1 Everett 0
U2 Seattle 4
U2 Seattle 4
U3 Tri-City 0
U2 Seattle 4
Western
B2 Kelowna 2
B2 Kelowna 4
B3 Kamloops 2
B2 Kelowna 4
W1 Portland 1
B1 Prince George 2
W1 Portland 4

Conference Quarter-finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Regina Pats vs. (W2) Calgary Hitmen

Regina wins series 4 – 0


(E2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs. (E3) Swift Current Broncos

Swift Current wins series 4 – 3


(C1) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. (W1) Brandon Wheat Kings

Medicine Hat wins series 4 – 0

* Note: Games 3 and 4 were played at Credit Union Place in Dauphin due to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair taking place at the Keystone Centre from March 27 to April 1.

(C2) Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. (C3) Red Deer Rebels

Lethbridge wins series 4 – 3


Western Conference

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (W2) Victoria Royals

Everett wins series 4 – 2


(U2) Seattle Thunderbirds vs. (U3) Tri-City Americans

Seattle wins series 4 – 0


(B1) Prince George Cougars vs. (W1) Portland Winterhawks

Portland wins series 4 – 2


(B2) Kelowna Rockets vs. (B3) Kamloops Blazers

Kelowna wins series 4 – 2


Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Regina Pats vs. (E3) Swift Current Broncos

Regina wins series 4 – 3


(C1) Medicine Hat Tigers vs. (C2) Lethbridge Hurricanes

Lethbridge wins series 4 – 3


Western Conference

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (U2) Seattle Thunderbirds

Seattle wins series 4 – 0


(B2) Kelowna Rockets vs. (W1) Portland Winterhawks

Kelowna wins series 4 – 1


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Regina Pats vs. (C2) Lethbridge Hurricanes

Regina wins series 4 – 2


Western Conference

(U2) Seattle Thunderbirds vs. (B2) Kelowna Rockets

Seattle wins series 4 – 2


WHL Championship

(E1) Regina Pats vs. (U2) Seattle Thunderbirds

Seattle wins series 4 – 2


Playoff scoring leaders

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

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
Griffen Outhouse Victoria Royals 6 458 2 4 16 0 .923 2.10
Connor Ingram Kamloops Blazers 6 357 2 4 13 0 .946 2.18
Carter Hart Everett Silvertips 10 691 4 6 28 1 .908 2.43
Zach Sawchenko Moose Jaw Warriors 7 414 3 4 17 0 .923 2.46
Jordan Papirny Swift Current Broncos 14 896 7 7 37 1 .935 2.48

WHL awards

All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

* - unanimous selection

Western Conference

* - unanimous selection

See also

References

External links


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