1958–59 WHL season

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1958–59 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Number of games70 (Coast Division)
64 (Prairie Division)
Number of teams9
Regular season
Season champions Calgary Stampeders
Season MVPCoast Division:
Guyle Fielder (Seattle)
Prairie Division:
Ed Dorohoy (Calgary)
Top scorer Guyle Fielder (Seattle)
President's Cup
Champions Seattle Totems
  Runners-up Calgary Stampeders
Seasons
  1957–58
1959–60  

The 1958–59 WHL season was the seventh season of the Western Hockey League. The Seattle Totems were the President's Cup champions as they beat the Calgary Stampeders in four games in the final series. [1]

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The Spokane Spokes joined as an expansion club. [2] Initially named the "Flyers" they were forced to modify their name after complaints from the Edmonton Flyers, who cited seniority. [3] The Seattle franchise also changed names, going from the "Americans" to the "Totems". [4] The teams played an unbalanced schedule: the Cost Division teams played 70 games each, while the Prairie Division teams had 64 each. [5]

Guyle Fielder set a league record with 95 assists, winning the scoring title with 119 points. He was named the Coast Division's most valuable player, while Ed Dorohoy of the Calgary Stampeders, who scored 109 points, was named so for the Prairie Division. [5]

Final standings

Coast Division Standings [1]
RTeamGPWLTGFGAPts
1 Seattle Totems 704027327722583
2 Vancouver Canucks 7031281121921473
3 Victoria Cougars 703036421925464
4 Spokane Spokes 702638621727558
5 New Westminster Royals 702345223730148
Prairie Division Standings [1]
RTeamGPWLTGFGAPts
1 Calgary Stampeders 644221126319685
2 Edmonton Flyers 643328320520669
3 Winnipeg Warriors 643131225622964
4 Saskatoon Quakers 642931420820162

bold - qualified for playoffs

Playoffs

 Preliminary RoundSemifinalsFinals
              
 Seattle Totems3 
Victoria Cougars0 
 Seattle Totems4 
  Vancouver Canucks1 
Vancouver Canucks3
 Spokane Spokes1 
  Seattle Totems4
 Calgary Stampeders0
 Calgary Stampeders 
(First-round bye) 
Calgary Stampeders4
  Winnipeg Warriors0 
Winnipeg Warriors3
 Edmonton Flyers0 


The Seattle Totems defeated the Calgary Stampeders 4 games to 0 to win the President's Cup. [1]

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