1990–91 ECHL season

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The 1990–91 ECHL season was the third season of the ECHL. In 1990, the league welcomed three new franchises: Cincinnati Cyclones, Louisville Icehawks, and Richmond Renegades. The Virginia Lancers franchise was renamed the Roanoke Valley Rebels. The eleven teams played 64 games in the schedule. The Knoxville Cherokees finished first overall in the regular season. The Hampton Roads Admirals won their first Riley Cup championship.

League realignment[edit]

With the league expanded to eleven teams, the league was realigned to include two separate divisions, East and West.

East Division[edit]

West Division[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Green shade = Clinched playoff spot, Blue shade = Clinched division

East Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Hampton Roads Admirals 64 38 20 6 82 300 248
Johnstown Chiefs 64 32 29 3 67 324 287
Erie Panthers 64 31 30 3 65 302 302
Richmond Renegades 64 29 29 6 64 300 307
Roanoke Valley Rebels 64 26 31 7 59 218 295
West Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Knoxville Cherokees 64 46 13 5 97 377 230
Cincinnati Cyclones 64 37 24 3 77 285 281
Greensboro Monarchs 64 34 27 3 71 275 268
Louisville Icehawks 64 31 29 4 66 251 309
Nashville Knights 64 29 31 4 62 307 317
Winston-Salem Thunderbirds 64 20 41 3 43 228 323

Riley Cup playoffs[edit]

Divisional Semifinals
March 14–20
Division Finals
March 22–29
Riley Cup Finals
April 3–11
                 
E.1 Hampton Roads 3
E.4 Richmond 1
E.1 Hampton Roads 4
E.2 Johnstown 1
E.2 Johnstown 3
E.3 Erie 2
E.1 Hampton Roads 4
W.3 Greensboro 1
W.2 Cincinnati 1
W.3 Greensboro 3
W.3 Greensboro 4
W.4 Louisville 0
W.4 Louisville 3
W.1 Knoxville 0
  • E is short for East Division
  • W is short for West Division

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Hampton Roads Admirals
Henry Brabham Cup: Knoxville Cherokees
John Brophy Award: Don Jackson (Knoxville)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Stan Drulia (Knoxville)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Dave Flanagan / Dave Gagnon (Hampton Roads)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Dan Gauthier (Knoxville)
Defenseman of the Year: Brett McDonald (Nashville)
Top Goaltender: Dean Anderson (Knoxville)
Leading Scorer: Stan Drulia (Knoxville)

All-Star Teams[edit]

First Team[edit]

Goalie: Dean Anderson, Knoxville Cherokees
Defenseman: Jeff Lindsay, Knoxville Cherokees
Defenseman: Brett MacDonald, Nashville Knights
Left Wing: Brian Martin, Hampton Roads Admirals
Center: Dan Gauthier, Knoxville Cherokees
Right Wing: Stan Drulia, Knoxville Cherokees

See also[edit]