WHL Standings – PA still 1st overall, Vancouver Giants now #2, ‘Tips #3

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February 18, 2019

Here’s a look at how things are shaping in the WHL after play wrapped up this weekend. Teams have now played between 54 and 57 games of the 72 game regular season.

Overall Standings:

While the Prince Albert Raiders continue to lead the league overall by a healthy margin of 14 points, on a .833 winning percentage, there is a solid three way race for second overall underway.

The Vancouver Giants have moved in to the #1 position in the Western Conference, with a slightly better .736 winning percentage than rival Everett Silvertips, who lead the US division, with .723.

In the Eastern division, it’s the Saskatoon Blades, at .707, who are right there with the Giants and Silvertips. The Blades actually have one more point, 82, than the Giants and Blades, but they’ve played three more games than the Giants, and two more than the Tips.

In the second tier, six teams are in contention with records of .600 or better, in 5th through 10th place overall.

Portland, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Tri-City and Spokane.

Divisional Standings

But it’s the divisional standings that count most in the near term, as teams jockey for playoff positions within their own divisions and conferences.

Western Conference

In the Western Conference, the US division is the tightest, with two wildcard teams, Tri-City Americans and Seattle Thunderbirds posting better records than the Kelowna Rockets, in the #3 spot in the BC division. The Rockets are 30 points back of the Vancouver Giants, and 14 back of the Americans.

Eastern Conference

In the Central division, just three points separate the #1 Edmonton Oil Kings, from the #3 Medicine Hat Tigers. Lethbridge is in the middle, one up on the Tigers.

Eastern Wild Card contenders are the Calgary Hitmen, two back of third place Medicine Hat – and the Red Deer Rebels, who are four back.

 

Current standings: to Feb. 17, 2019:

WESTERN CONFERENCE
B.C. DIVISION
# Team GP W L Otl Sol Pts PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 55 39 13 2 1 81 0.736 179 127 7-0-0-0 8-1-0-1 665
2 55 29 23 1 2 61 0.555 167 176 2-0-0-0 5-3-0-2 641
3 56 23 28 4 1 51 0.455 136 172 0-2-0-0 4-5-1-0 738
U.S. DIVISION
# Team GP W L Otl Sol Pts PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1
56 39 14 1 2 81 0.723 189 110 0-1-0-0 6-3-0-1 735
2 57 35 16 3 3 76 0.667 224 171 2-0-0-1 6-3-0-1 866
3 55 30 19 2 4 66 0.600 208 188 0-2-0-0 6-3-0-1 585

Western Conference Wild Card
# Team GP W L Otl Sol PTS PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 54 31 20 2 1 65 0.602 175 174 3-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 710
2 57 23 28 5 1 52 0.456 191 212 0-1-0-0 4-6-0-0 871
3 54 21 28 4 1 47 0.435 153 175 0-1-0-0 4-4-2-0 809
4 56 16 33 4 3 39 0.348 122 189 0-11-3-1 0-8-1-1 741
EASTERN CONFERENCE                        
                           
CENTRAL DIVISION
# Team GP W L Otl Sol PTS PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 57 31 18 4 4 70 0.614 207 184 0-1-0-0 6-4-0-0 580
2 56 29 17 5 5 68 0.607 211 207 0-1-0-0 4-4-1-1 763
3 57 31 21 3 2 67 0.588 184 181 0-3-0-0 4-5-1-0 412
EAST DIVISION
# Team GP W L Otl Sol PTS PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 57 46 8 1 2 95 0.833 259 138 0-1-1-0 6-3-1-0 700
2 58 37 13 8 0 82 0.707 223 166 11-0-2-0 8-0-2-0 592
3 54 31 15 6 2 70 0.648 178 155 1-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 485
Eastern Conference Wild Card
# Team GP W L Otl Sol PTS PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 56 30 21 4 1 65 0.580 208 194 2-0-0-0 7-2-1-0 698
2 55 29 21 4 1 63 0.573 178 178 0-2-0-0 2-6-2-0 604
3 55 26 22 3 4 59 0.536 189 195 3-0-0-0 6-3-0-1 589
4 57 16 38 1 2 35 0.307 147 225 0-1-0-0 4-5-0-1 713
5 55 11 36 7 1 30 0.273 152 259 0-4-0-0 2-7-1-0 577
6 54 10 40 2 2 24 0.222 119 223 0-6-0-1 1-8-0-1 578

 

LEAGUE OVERALL: 

R# # Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT GF GA Streak P10 PIM
1 1 57 46 8 1 2 95 0.833 259 138 0-1-1-0 6-3-1-0 700
2 1 55 39 13 2 1 81 0.736 179 127 7-0-0-0 8-1-0-1 665
3
1
56 39 14 1 2 81 0.723 189 110 0-1-0-0 6-3-0-1 735
4 2 58 37 13 8 0 82 0.707 223 166 11-0-2-0 8-0-2-0 592
5 2 57 35 16 3 3 76 0.667 224 171 2-0-0-1 6-3-0-1 866
6 3 54 31 15 6 2 70 0.648 178 155 1-0-0-0 6-4-0-0 485
7 1 57 31 18 4 4 70 0.614 207 184 0-1-0-0 6-4-0-0 580
8 2 56 29 17 5 5 68 0.607 211 207 0-1-0-0 4-4-1-1 763
9 1 54 31 20 2 1 65 0.602 175 174 3-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 710
10 3 55 30 19 2 4 66 0.600 208 188 0-2-0-0 6-3-0-1 585

11 3 57 31 21 3 2 67 0.588 184 181 0-3-0-0 4-5-1-0 412
12 1 56 30 21 4 1 65 0.580 208 194 2-0-0-0 7-2-1-0 698
13 2 55 29 21 4 1 63 0.573 178 178 0-2-0-0 2-6-2-0 604
14 2 55 29 23 1 2 61 0.555 167 176 2-0-0-0 5-3-0-2 641
15 3 55 26 22 3 4 59 0.536 189 195 3-0-0-0 6-3-0-1 589
16 2 57 23 28 5 1 52 0.456 191 212 0-1-0-0 4-6-0-0 871
17 3 56 23 28 4 1 51 0.455 136 172 0-2-0-0 4-5-1-0 738
18 3 54 21 28 4 1 47 0.435 153 175 0-1-0-0 4-4-2-0 809
19 4 56 16 33 4 3 39 0.348 122 189 0-11-3-1 0-8-1-1 741
20 4 57 16 38 1 2 35 0.307 147 225 0-1-0-0 4-5-0-1 713
21 5 55 11 36 7 1 30 0.273 152 259 0-4-0-0 2-7-1-0 577
22 6 54 10 40 2 2 24 0.222 119 223 0-6-0-1 1-8-0-1 578