1959–60 WHL season

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1959–60 WHL season
League Western Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Number of games70
Number of teams7
Regular season
Season champions Vancouver Canucks
Season MVP Guyle Fielder (Seattle) and
Hank Bassen (Vancouver)
Top scorer Guyle Fielder (Seattle)
President's Cup
Champions Vancouver Canucks
  Runners-up Victoria Cougars

The 1959–60 WHL season was the eighth season of the Western Hockey League. The Vancouver Canucks were the President's Cup champions as they beat the Victoria Cougars in five games to two in the final series. [1]


Both the Saskatoon Quakers and New Westminster Royals announced they would not play the season, leaving the league with seven teams. [2]

Final standings

League Standings [1]
1 Vancouver Canucks 704420623017794
2 Seattle Totems 703828427021980
3 Victoria Cougars 703729422719478
4 Edmonton Flyers 703729424624078
5 Calgary Stampeders 703236224522766
6 Winnipeg Warriors 702542322426253
7 Spokane Comets 701948320132441

bold – qualified for playoffs


Semifinals Finals
1 Vancouver Canucks 4
4 Edmonton Flyers 0
1 Vancouver Canucks 5
4 Victoria Cougars 2
2 Seattle Totems 0
4 Victoria Cougars 4

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Victoria Cougars 5 games to 2 to win the President's Cup. [1]

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  2. Stott 2008 , p. 100