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WHL Announces Conclusion of Regular Season; Playoff Planning Underway

With the current concerns related to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Portland Winterhawks fully support the Western Hockey League’s decision today to conclude the 2019-20 WHL regular season.

The WHL and the Board of Governors are currently planning to conduct the 2020 WHL Playoffs at a later date.

Following a meeting with the WHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals, it was determined that the remaining 54 games on the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played.

Winterhawks finish first in U.S. Division; first in the WHL

The final regular season standings were determined based on winning percentage, meaning the Portland Winterhawks finished in first place with an overall record of 45-11-3-4 (.770 percentage) for 97 points in 63 games.

Players return home until further notice

The Portland Winterhawks also announced that its players have returned home to their families with plans to travel back to Portland as soon as the 2020 WHL Playoffs are announced.

The Winterhawks, in conjunction with the Canadian Hockey League and the Western Hockey League, will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide further

2019-20 WHL Regular Season Standings – FINAL

# Playoffs Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
1 xyz Portland Winterhawks 63 45 11 3 4 97 0.770
2 x Everett Silvertips 63 46 13 3 1 96 0.762
3 xy Edmonton Oil Kings 64 42 12 6 4 94 0.734
4 xy Kamloops Blazers 63 41 18 3 1 86 0.683
5 x Spokane Chiefs 64 41 18 4 1 87 0.680
6 x Medicine Hat Tigers 63 41 19 2 1 85 0.675
7 x Lethbridge Hurricanes 63 37 19 2 5 81 0.643
8 xy Prince Albert Raiders 64 36 18 6 4 82 0.641
9 x Winnipeg ICE 63 38 24 1 0 77 0.611
10 x Brandon Wheat Kings 63 35 22 4 2 76 0.603
11 x Calgary Hitmen 64 35 24 4 1 75 0.586
12 x Saskatoon Blades 63 34 24 2 3 73 0.579
13 x Vancouver Giants 62 32 24 4 2 70 0.565
14 x Victoria Royals 64 32 24 6 2 72 0.563
15 x Kelowna Rockets 63 29 28 3 3 64 0.508
16 x Seattle Thunderbirds 63 24 32 4 3 55 0.437
17 Red Deer Rebels 63 24 33 3 3 54 0.429
18 Regina Pats 63 21 34 6 2 50 0.397
19 Prince George Cougars 62 20 34 4 4 48 0.387
20 Tri-City Americans 63 17 40 4 2 40 0.317
21 Moose Jaw Warriors 62 14 44 4 0 32 0.258
22 Swift Current Broncos 63 10 48 2 3 25 0.198

x = Clinched playoffs
y = Clinched division title
z = Clinched Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy (WHL Regular Season Champion)

 

The Winterhawks, in conjunction with the Canadian Hockey League and the Western Hockey League, will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide further updates as they are made available. The health and safety of our fans, players, staff, and community is our first priority.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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