|1956–57 WHL season|
|League||Western Hockey League|
|Number of games||70|
|Number of teams||8|
|Runners-up||New Westminster Royals|
The 1956–57 WHL season was the fifth season of the Western Hockey League. The Brandon Regals were the President's Cup champions as they beat the New Westminster Royals in four games in the final series.
|2||New Westminster Royals||70||34||31||5||215||235||73|
bold - qualified for playoffs
The Brandon Regals win the President's Cup 4 games to 0.
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