Battle of the All-Time Divisional Teams

 

To get fans excited for the start of the regular season, we  put together what we think are the all-time teams based by division.

The four divisions we used were BC, USA, Alberta, and Saskatchewan/Manitoba. You can use any player from any era but the main rule is that they had to play the majority of the time in that division. That means if a player played in BC for three years and Alberta for two, they would count towards the BC team. Each team is compiled of 12 forwards, six defencemen, two goalies, and a head coach. Is there a player you think should have made the team? Which team do you think is best? We want to know what you think of these teams. Let us know your thought on our all-time team selections in the comment section.

TEAM BC:

ASSEMBLED BY- CHRIS ROY AND ADAM KIERSZENBLAT

Head Coach
Don Hay- Kamloops, Vancouver
1992-1995, 2004-2018- 3 X Memorial Cup Champion
1,369 Game Coached, 750-495-27-84

Captains:

Captain- Barry Beck
Assistant- Darcy Tucker
Assistant- Stan Smyl

Analysis:

Team BC has a great mix of skill and size. Led by the all-time greatest coach in WHL history Don Hay, this is a team that can take on anyone. With 10 Memorial Cup Winners and seven players with over 300 career points, this team would be hard to stop.

TEAM USA:

ASSEMBLED BY: LIZZ CHILD

Head Coach
Mike Johnston- Portland
2008-2014, 2016- Current
597 Games Coached- 360-200-37

Captains:

Captain- Cam Neely
Assistant- Shea Theodore
Assistant- Brian Sakic

Analysis:

Although they only have six Memorial Cups between them, don’t underestimate this USA team. They have a solid defence and have one of the best goaltending tandems the WHL has ever seen. They are strong up front with seven 300 point scorers and are led by a great coach in Mike Johnston. The USA is here to play and won’t go down easy.

TEAM ALBERTA

ASSEMBLED BY: PAUL FIGLER

Head Coach:

Brent Sutter- Red Deer
1990-2007, 2013-current – 1 X Memorial Cup Champion
955 Games Coached, 500-378-40-57

 

Captains:

Captain- Brad Moran
Assistant- Shane Peacock
Assistant- Matt Kinch

Analysis:

Led by Brent Sutter, Team Alberta has the ability to not only score but be extremely physical and wear opponents out. The defence is one of the toughest out there, and the offence can rack up the goals with ease. If you can get by their defence, you are in for a rude awakening with two rock-solid goaltenders defending the crease. This is a team any Albertan would be proud of.

TEAM SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA

ASSEMBLED BY: KEVIN SHAW

Head Coach
Terry Simpson- Prince Albert
1982-1986- 1X Memorial Cup Champion
288 Games Coached, 167-112-9

Captains:

Captain: Dan Lambert
Alternate: Dan Hodgson
Alternate: Cam Plante

Analysis:

The Saskatchewan and Manitoba team has some of the greatest offensive weapons the WHL has seen. They feature 12 players with at least 300 points, with three of those guys playing defence. Led by legendary coach Terry Simpson, this team has the capability to put up a lot of goals. When you have six players who scored at least 400 points, you are going to be a problem for any team.

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    Adam Kierszenblat
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      To get fans excited for the start of the regular season, we  put together what we think are the all-time teams based by division. The four divi
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    This is comical at best. Not even debate worthy.

    The US division is especially bad.

    Two Everett goalies? lol Tokarski won a Memorial Cup and World Juniors. Carey Price? Danny Lorenz? Jason Labarbera? Pickard brothers? Olaf Kolzig, Brian Boucher… I’m not even sure Wolf would make the top ten from the US division lol

    Victor Gervais from Seattle. He wasn’t even the best player on his team. Ever head of Glen Goodall? Dude still holds a record or two and is top five in a few other categories. Oh, hello Patrick Marleau and your 1,700+ NHL games…

    Wyatt Wyllie is laughable. Brendan Witt, Bryan McCabe, Brad Ference, Kurt Sauer, Glen Wesley, Jim Benning, Sheldon Souray, Troy Mick, Braydon Coburn, Thomas Hickey, Brandon Carlo.

    Mike Johnston is comical. Yeah, a dude that was caught cheating over Don Nachbaur, 3rd all time in wins, and Ken Hodge, 2nd all time. I mean….

    This is all off the top of my head. I am sure I forgot some good players.

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