The WHL playoffs second round begins with top seeds in each conference and 'mild' upsets by fifth seeds Red Deer and Kelowna.

By the Numbers
  • Saskatoon outscored Prince Albert 18-6 in five games.
  • Red Deer eliminated Medicine Hat in five games.
  • Moose Jaw scored 24 times against Brandon in a first-round sweep.
  • Prince George quickly eliminated Spokane in four games.
  • Portland scored 19 goals in their series against Victoria.
Yes, But

Despite their strong regular season, Prince George has never won the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

State of Play
  • Moose Jaw aims to reach the Eastern Conference Finals after 12 years.
  • Swift Current seeks to continue their success after acquiring Conor Geekie.
What's Next

The intense matchups in the WHL playoffs are set to continue in the second round as teams vie for a spot in the Memorial Cup.

Bottom Line

The WHL playoffs intensify in the second round with top seeds facing 'mild' upsets as underdogs aim to upset the balance of power in the hunt for the Memorial Cup.