|League Western Hockey League|
Number of teams 22
2010-09-01 – 2010-09-18
2010-09-24 – 2011-03-20
2011-03-25 - 2011-05-13|
TV partner(s) Shaw TV Rogers Sportsnet FSN Northwest
The 2010–11 WHL season is the 45th season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 24, 2010 and ended on March 20, 2011. The 2010 Subway Super Series, featuring Team WHL versus Team Russia, took place from November 17–18, 2010.
The 45th season of the WHL kicked off on September 24, 2010 with 8 games on the table. On February 21, the defending champions Calgary Hitmen hosted Regina Pats, who are Canada's oldest major-junior hockey team at McMahon Stadium for an outdoor game in conjunction with the NHL game, the WHL teams will wear retro inspired jerseys. The Spokane Chiefs also hosted the Kootenay Ice outdoors on January 15, 2011, being the first game of such. Broadcast partners including Rogers Sportsnet, Shaw TV and FSN return for coverage throughout the season, the teams will play 792 regular season games between September and March. The 2010–11 season was the first to be featured in EA Sports' NHL 11 video game including all the teams and rosters.
x - team clinched Western Hockey League Playoff spot
y - team is division leader
z - team has clinched division
Players are listed by points, then goals.
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts. = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
These are goaltenders that lead the league in GAA that have played at least 900 minutes.
Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime losses; SOL = Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage
2010 NHL Entry Draft
In total, 40 WHL players were selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Subway Super Series
The Subway Super Series is a six game series featuring four teams: three from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) versus Russia's National Junior hockey team. Within the Canadian Hockey League umbrella, one team from each of its three leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League — compete in two games against the Russian junior team.
The 2010 Subway Super Series was held in six cities across Canada, with two cities for each league within the Canadian Hockey League. The series begun on November 8, 2010, and concluded on November 18, 2010. Both Western Hockey League games were held in the province of British Columbia.
All six games were televised nationwide on Rogers Sportsnet, which broadcast both games from the Western Hockey League.
Playoff scoring leaders
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Playoff leading goaltenders
Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV& = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average