2014–15 WHL season

Last updated on 21 June 2017

The 2014–15 WHL season is the 49th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 19, 2014 and ended on March 22, 2015.

The playoffs began on March 26, 2015, shortly after the end of the regular season, and ended on May 13, 2015; the winning team, the Kelowna Rockets, was awarded the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the 2015 Memorial Cup held at the Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec.

2014–15 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration Regular season
Sept. 19, 2014 - Mar. 22, 2015
Playoffs
Mar. 26, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Number of teams 22
TV partner(s) Shaw TV
Rogers Sportsnet
Root Sports Northwest
2014–15 CHL season
League Canadian Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration OHL
September 2014 – March 2015
QMJHL
September 2014 – March 2015
WHL
September 19, 2014 – March 22, 2014
Number of teams 60
TV partner(s) RDS
Rogers Sportsnet
Rogers TV
Shaw TV

Standings

(East Division)[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Brandon Wheat Kings xyz 72 53 11 4 4 340 219 114
2 Regina Pats x 72 37 24 5 6 263 238 85
3 Swift Current Broncos x 72 34 33 1 4 221 245 73
Top 3 (Central Division)[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Calgary Hitmen xy 72 45 22 1 4 289 209 95
2 Medicine Hat Tigers x 72 45 23 2 2 268 213 94
3 Red Deer Rebels x 72 38 23 5 6 240 227 87
Wild Card teams[1]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kootenay Ice x CE 72 37 31 1 3 245 248 78
2 Edmonton Oil Kingsx CE 72 34 31 4 3 217 204 75
3 Moose Jaw Warriors EA 72 32 35 4 1 221 266 69
4 Prince Albert Raiders EA 72 31 37 2 2 215 257 66
5 Lethbridge Hurricanes CE 72 20 44 5 3 202 304 48
6 Saskatoon Blades EA 72 19 49 2 2 195 308 42

Divisions: EA – East, CE – Central

x – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, z- Clinched regular season title

(B.C. Division)[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Kelowna Rockets xy 72 53 13 5 1 305 183 112
2 Victoria Royals x 72 39 29 3 1 244 219 82
3 Prince George Cougars x 72 31 36 2 3 222 295 67
(U.S. Division)[1]
R GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Everett Silvertips xy 72 43 20 3 6 242 199 95
2 Portland Winterhawks x 72 43 23 2 4 287 237 92
3 Seattle Thunderbirds x 72 38 25 4 5 218 201 85
Wild Card Teams[1]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pts
1 Spokane Chiefs x U.S. 72 34 34 3 1 219 229 72
2 Tri-City Americans x U.S. 72 31 38 0 3 190 242 65
3 Kamloops Blazers B.C. 72 28 37 4 3 214 258 63
4 Vancouver Giants B.C. 72 27 41 2 2 189 251 58

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division,

Divisions: BC – B.C., US – U.S.

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
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 59 63 55 118 35
Trevor Cox Medicine Hat Tigers 69 29 80 109 57
Tim McGauley Brandon Wheat Kings 72 42 63 105 24
Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers 72 50 45 95 71
Cole Ully Kamloops Blazers 69 34 60 94 32
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 72 20 70 90 79
Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks 54 15 74 89 41
Adam Helewka Spokane Chiefs 69 44 43 87 59
Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors 60 38 49 87 46
Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen 71 47 39 86 30

Goaltenders

These are the goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 1440 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 30 1648 18 5 2 3 4 2.29 .915
Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds 60 3486 33 19 4 4 4 2.41 .915
Jackson Whistle Kelowna Rockets 50 2962 34 10 5 0 4 2.55 .909
Mack Shields Calgary Hitmen 49 2630 27 16 0 2 2 2.67 .900
Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 48 2721 25 15 1 3 4 2.73 .901

2015 WHL playoffs

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

Conference Quarter-finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (W2) Edmonton Oil Kings

March 26 Brandon Wheat Kings 1 – 4 Edmonton Oil Kings Westman Communications Group Place Recap
March 27 Brandon Wheat Kings 8 – 1 Edmonton Oil Kings Westman Communications Group Place Recap
March 29 Edmonton Oil Kings 2 – 3 Brandon Wheat Kings Rexall Place Recap
March 31 Edmonton Oil Kings 2 – 3 Brandon Wheat Kings Rexall Place Recap
April 1 Edmonton Oil Kings 2 – 3 2OT Brandon Wheat Kings Rexall Place Recap
Brandon won series 4 – 1

(E2) Regina Pats vs. (E3) Swift Current Broncos

March 27 Regina Pats 4 – 2 Swift Current Broncos Brandt Centre Recap
March 28 Regina Pats 3 – 2 Swift Current Broncos Brandt Centre Recap
March 31 Swift Current Broncos 4 – 5 OT Regina Pats Credit Union iPlex Recap
April 1 Swift Current Broncos 0 – 4 Regina Pats Credit Union iPlex Recap
Regina won series 4 – 0

(C1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (W1) Kootenay Ice

March 27 Calgary Hitmen 3 – 4 Kootenay Ice Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
March 29 Calgary Hitmen 3 – 2 OT Kootenay Ice Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
March 31 Kootenay Ice 7 – 8 OT Calgary Hitmen Western Financial Place Recap
April 1 Kootenay Ice 2 – 7 Calgary Hitmen Western Financial Place Recap
April 3 Calgary Hitmen 4 – 5 Kootenay Ice Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
April 4 Kootenay Ice 4 – 2 Calgary Hitmen Western Financial Place Recap
April 6 Calgary Hitmen 6 – 2 Kootenay Ice Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
Calgary won series 4 – 3

(C2) Medicine Hat Tigers vs (C3) Red Deer Rebels

March 28 Medicine Hat Tigers 2 – 1 Red Deer Rebels Medicine Hat Arena Recap
March 29 Medicine Hat Tigers 1 – 0 OT Red Deer Rebels Medicine Hat Arena Recap
April 1 Red Deer Rebels 2 – 1 Medicine Hat Tigers ENMAX Centrium Recap
April 2 Red Deer Rebels 3 – 5 Medicine Hat Tigers ENMAX Centrium Recap
April 4 Medicine Hat Tigers 4 – 3 Red Deer Rebels Medicine Hat Arena Recap
Medicine Hat won series 4 – 1

Western Conference

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (W2) Tri-City Americans

March 27 Kelowna Rockets 6 – 0 Tri-City Americans Prospera Place Recap
March 28 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 0 Tri-City Americans Prospera Place Recap
March 31 Tri-City Americans 3 – 5 Kelowna Rockets Toyota Center Recap
April 1 Tri-City Americans 4 – 5 OT Kelowna Rockets Toyota Center Recap
Kelowna won series 4 – 0

(B2) Victoria Royals vs. (B3) Prince George Cougars

March 27 Victoria Royals 5 – 3 Prince George Cougars Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
March 28 Victoria Royals 5 – 4 Prince George Cougars Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
April 1 Prince George Cougars 4 – 2 Victoria Royals CN Centre Recap
April 2 Prince George Cougars 0 – 3 Victoria Royals CN Centre Recap
April 4 Victoria Royals 5 – 4 OT Prince George Cougars Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
Victoria won series 4 – 1

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (W1) Spokane Chiefs

March 27 Everett Silvertips 5 – 1 Spokane Chiefs Xfinity Arena Recap
March 28 Everett Silvertips 2 – 6 Spokane Chiefs Xfinity Arena Recap
April 1 Spokane Chiefs 1 – 2 2OT Everett Silvertips Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
April 3 Spokane Chiefs 1 – 3 Everett Silvertips Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
April 4 Everett Silvertips 3 – 4 OT Spokane Chiefs Xfinity Arena Recap
April 7 Spokane Chiefs 1 – 2 3OT Everett Silvertips Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Recap
Everett wins series 4 – 2

(U2) Portland Winterhawks vs. (U3) Seattle Thunderbirds

March 28 Portland Winterhawks 3 – 4 Seattle Thunderbirds Moda Center Recap
March 29 Portland Winterhawks 3 – 0 Seattle Thunderbirds Moda Center Recap
March 31 Seattle Thunderbirds 5 – 2 Portland Winterhawks ShoWare Center Recap
April 2 Seattle Thunderbirds 5 – 8 Portland Winterhawks ShoWare Center Recap
April 4 Portland Winterhawks 5 – 3 Seattle Thunderbirds Moda Center Recap
April 7 Seattle Thunderbirds 4 – 5 OT Portland Winterhawks ShoWare Center Recap
Portland won series 4 – 2

Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (E2) Regina Pats

April 10 Brandon Wheat Kings 5 – 1 Regina Pats Westman Communications Group Place Recap
April 11 Brandon Wheat Kings 5 – 2 Regina Pats Westman Communications Group Place Recap
April 14 Regina Pats 3 – 2 Brandon Wheat Kings Brandt Centre Recap
April 15 Regina Pats 2 – 3 OT Brandon Wheat Kings Brandt Centre Recap
April 17 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 2 OT Regina Pats Westman Communications Group Place Recap
Brandon won series 4 – 1

(C1) Calgary Hitmen vs. (C2) Medicine Hat Tigers

April 10 Medicine Hat Tigers 1 – 3 Calgary Hitmen Medicine Hat Arena Recap
April 12 Calgary Hitmen 2 – 3 OT Medicine Hat Tigers Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
April 13 Calgary Hitmen 5 – 4 Medicine Hat Tigers Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
April 15 Medicine Hat Tigers 1 – 2 OT Calgary Hitmen Medicine Hat Arena Recap
April 17 Calgary Hitmen 4 – 3 2OT Medicine Hat Tigers Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
Calgary won series 4 – 1

Western Conference

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (B2) Victoria Royals

April 10 Kelowna Rockets 5 – 0 Victoria Royals Prospera Place Recap
April 11 Kelowna Rockets 4 – 3 OT Victoria Royals Prospera Place Recap
April 14 Victoria Royals 2 – 4 Kelowna Rockets Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
April 15 Victoria Royals 5 – 4 OT Kelowna Rockets Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Recap
April 17 Kelowna Rockets 7 – 3 Victoria Royals Prospera Place Recap
Kelowna won series 4 – 1

(U1) Everett Silvertips vs. (U2) Portland Winterhawks

April 10 Everett Silvertips 5 – 3 Portland Winterhawks Xfinity Arena Recap
April 11 Everett Silvertips 3 – 4 2OT Portland Winterhawks Xfinity Arena Recap
April 16 Portland Winterhawks 5 – 3 Everett Silvertips Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap
April 17 Portland Winterhawks 2 – 1 OT Everett Silvertips Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap
April 19 Everett Silvertips 2 – 3 Portland Winterhawks Xfinity Arena Recap
Portland won series 4 – 1

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (C1) Calgary Hitmen

April 24 Brandon Wheat Kings 9 – 4 Calgary Hitmen Westman Communications Group Place Recap
April 25 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 2 OT Calgary Hitmen Westman Communications Group Place Recap
April 28 Calgary Hitmen 2 – 1 OT Brandon Wheat Kings Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
April 29 Calgary Hitmen 3 – 8 Brandon Wheat Kings Scotiabank Saddledome Recap
May 1 Brandon Wheat Kings 8 – 2 Calgary Hitmen Westman Communications Group Place Recap
Brandon won series 4 – 1

Western Conference

(B1) Kelowna Rockets vs. (U2) Portland Winterhawks

April 24 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 2 Portland Winterhawks Prospera Place Recap
April 25 Kelowna Rockets 2 – 3 Portland Winterhawks Prospera Place Recap
April 28 Portland Winterhawks 7 – 3 Kelowna Rockets Moda Center Recap
April 29 Portland Winterhawks 2 – 3 Kelowna Rockets Moda Center Recap
May 1 Kelowna Rockets 2 – 1 OT Portland Winterhawks Prospera Place Recap
May 3 Portland Winterhawks 4 – 8 Kelowna Rockets Moda Center Recap
Kelowna won series 4 – 2

WHL Championship

(E1) Brandon Wheat Kings vs. (B1) Kelowna Rockets

May 8 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 4 Kelowna Rockets Westman Communications Group Place Recap
May 9 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 – 5 Kelowna Rockets Westman Communications Group Place Recap
May 11 Kelowna Rockets 5 – 3 Brandon Wheat Kings Prospera Place Recap
May 13 Kelowna Rockets 3 – 0 Brandon Wheat Kings Prospera Place Recap
Kelowna won series 4 – 0

Playoff scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks 17 10 18 28 20
Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets 19 10 18 28 12
Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets 19 5 22 27 18
Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen 16 13 13 26 10
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 17 13 12 25 10
Tyson Baillie Kelowna Rockets 19 10 14 24 24
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets 16 13 7 20 2
Peter Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 19 10 10 20 4
Jayce Hawryluk Brandon Wheat Kings 16 10 9 19 24
John Quenneville Brandon Wheat Kings 19 10 9 19 18

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
Michael Herringer Kelowna Rockets 4 153 3 0 5 0 .934 1.96
Carter Hart Everett Silvertips 11 710 5 6 27 0 .929 2.28
Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 10 657 5 5 25 1 .924 2.28
Garret Hughson Spokane Chiefs 6 438 2 4 17 0 .916 2.33
Rylan Toth Red Deer Rebels 5 308 1 4 12 0 .934 2.34

WHL awards

Regular season Champions Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Brandon Wheat Kings
Player of the Year Four Broncos Memorial Trophy Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Top Scorer Bob Clarke Trophy Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Top Defenseman Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds
Rookie of the year Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy Nolan Patrick Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Goaltender Del Wilson Trophy Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds
Top Plus-Minus Rating WHL Plus-Minus Award Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
Most Sportsmanlike Player Brad Hornung Trophy Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets
Scholastic Player of the Year Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy Nick McBride Prince Albert Raiders
Coach of the Year Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy John Paddock Regina Pats
Executive of the Year Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy Kelly McCrimmon Brandon Wheat Kings
Top Official Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Reagan Vetter
Marketing/Public Relations Award St. Clair Group Trophy Kelowna Rockets
Humanitarian of the Year Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy Taylor Vickerman Tri-City Americans
WHL Finals Most Valuable Player airBC Trophy Leon Draisaitl Kelowna Rockets
Alumni Achievement Awards Professional Hockey Achievement
Academic Recipient

All-Star Teams

Eastern Conference

First Team Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings G Jordan Papirny Brandon Wheat Kings
Ivan Provorov Brandon Wheat Kings D Rinat Valiev Kootenay Ice
Travis Sanheim Calgary Hitmen D Colby Williams Regina Pats
Trevor Cox Medicine Hat Tigers F Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers
Tim McGauley Brandon Wheat Kings F Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors F Adam Tambellini Calgary Hitmen

Western Conference

First Team[4] Pos. Second Team
Player Team Player Team
Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds G Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans
Shea Theodore Seattle Thunderbirds D Joe Hicketts Victoria Royals
Madison Bowey Kelowna Rockets D Josh Morrissey Kelowna Rockets
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks F Nicolas Petan Portland Winterhawks
Cole Ully Kamloops Blazers F Nick Merkley Kelowna Rockets
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets F Adam Helewka Spokane Chiefs

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2016–2017 Wild Card Standings". Western Hockey League. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "WHL Regular Season: Scoring leaders". Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ WHL Regular Season: Goaltending leaders. Retrieved on 2014-10-18.
  4. ^ WHL ANNOUNCES ALL-STARS & AWARDS FINALISTS Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.

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