1985–86 WHL season

The 1985–86 WHL season was the 20th season for the Western Hockey League. Fourteen teams completed a 72-game season. The Kamloops Blazers won the President's Cup.

League notes

Final standings

East DivisionGPWLTPtsGFGA
x Medicine Hat Tigers7254171109384245
x Prince Albert Raiders7252173107424257
x Regina Pats724526191384295
x Saskatoon Blades723828682381360
x Lethbridge Broncos722742357314379
x Moose Jaw Warriors722544353294375
Brandon Wheat Kings722446250324438
Calgary Wranglers722347248288378

West DivisionGPWLTPtsGFGA
x Kamloops Blazers7249194102449299
x Portland Winter Hawks724724195438348
x Spokane Chiefs723041161373413
x Seattle Thunderbirds722743256330406
New Westminster Bruins722545252276373
Victoria Cougars722249145346439

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes
Rob BrownKamloops Blazers6958115173171
Simon WheeldonVictoria Cougars70619615785
Ken MorrisonKamloops Blazers/Prince Albert Raiders72836715065
Randy SmithSaskatoon Blades70608614644
Ken PriestlayVictoria Cougars72737214545
Rod MatechukSaskatoon Blades72577813593
Ray PodloskiPortland Winter Hawks66597513469
Mike NottinghamKamloops Blazers706170131101
Craig EndeanSeattle Thunderbirds70587012834
Dave WaldiePortland Winter Hawks72685812663

1986 WHL Playoffs

First round

The East division played a round robin format amongst the top six teams:
On January 20, the Portland Winter Hawks defeated the West All-Stars 4–3 in Portland, Oregon with a crowd of 3,106.
On January 21, the East All-Stars defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 6–3 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan before a crowd of 1,475.

WHL awards