1991–92 ECHL season

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The 1991–92 ECHL season was the fourth season of the ECHL. In 1991, the league welcomed four new franchises: the Columbus Chill, Dayton Bombers, Raleigh Icecaps, and Toledo Storm. The fifteen teams played 64 games in the schedule. The Toledo Storm finished first overall in the regular season. The Hampton Roads Admirals won their second straight Riley Cup championship.

League realignment[edit]

With the league expanded to fifteen 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
Greensboro Monarchs 64 43 17 4 90 297 252
Hampton Roads Admirals 64 42 20 2 86 298 220
Winston-Salem Thunderbirds 64 36 24 4 76 270 245
Richmond Renegades 64 30 27 7 67 263 263
Raleigh Icecaps 64 25 33 6 56 228 284
Roanoke Valley Rebels 64 21 36 7 49 236 313
Knoxville Cherokees 64 20 36 8 48 265 355
West Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Toledo Storm 64 46 15 3 95 367 240
Cincinnati Cyclones 64 36 20 8 80 329 284
Johnstown Chiefs 64 36 23 5 77 294 248
Erie Panthers 64 33 27 4 70 284 309
Dayton Bombers 64 32 26 6 70 305 300
Louisville Icehawks 64 31 25 8 70 315 306
Columbus Chill 64 25 30 9 59 298 341
Nashville Knights 64 24 36 4 52 246 335

Riley Cup playoffs[edit]

East[edit]

1st Round[edit]

Greensboro vs. Roanoke Valley
Away Home
Roanoke Valley 4 Greensboro 1
Roanoke Valley 3 Greensboro 1
Greensboro 5 Roanoke Valley 2
Greensboro 5 Roanoke Valley 1
Greensboro 6 Roanoke Valley 1
Roanoke Valley 5 Greensboro 4 OT
Greensboro 6 Roanoke Valley 2
Greensboro wins series 4-3 and
earns bye to Divisional Finals
Hampton Roads vs. Raleigh
Away Home
Raleigh 5 Hampton Roads 3
Hampton Roads 5 Raleigh 3
Hampton Roads 3 Raleigh 2 OT
Hampton Roads 7 Raleigh 6
Hampton Roads wins series 3-1
Richmond vs. Winston-Salem
Away Home
Richmond 4 Winston-Salem 3
Winston-Salem 5 Richmond 2
Winston-Salem 8 Richmond 3
Richmond 5 Winston-Salem 4
Richmond 5 Winston-Salem 2
Richmond wins series 3-2

2nd Round[edit]

Hampton Roads vs. Richmond
Away Home
Hampton Roads 5 Richmond 2
Hampton Roads 7 Richmond 2
Hampton Roads wins series 2-0

Divisional Finals[edit]

Hampton Roads vs. Greensboro
Away Home
Greensboro 3 Hampton Roads 2
Hampton Roads 3 Richmond 1
Hampton Roads 3 Richmond 2
Hampton Roads 5 Richmond 4 OT
Hampton Roads wins series 3-1

West[edit]

1st Round[edit]

Toledo vs. Louisville
Away Home
Toledo 4 Louisville 3 OT
Louisville 4 Toledo 3
Louisville 5 Toledo 2
Louisville 5 Toledo 2
Louisville 6 Toledo 5
Louisville wins series 4-1 and
earns bye to Divisional Finals
Cincinnati vs. Dayton
Away Home
Cincinnati 7 Dayton 1
Cincinnati 6 Dayton 3
Cincinnati 8 Dayton 2
Cincinnati wins series 3-0
Erie vs. Johnstown
Away Home
Erie 4 Johnstown 2
Johnstown 4 Erie 0
Johnstown 5 Erie 2
Johnstown 5 Erie 3
Johnstown wins series 3-1

2nd Round[edit]

Cincinnati vs. Johnstown
Away Home
Cincinnati 8 Johnstown 1
Cincinnati 7 Johnstown 1
Cincinnati wins series 2-0

Divisional Finals[edit]

Louisville vs. Cincinnati
Away Home
Cincinnati 6 Louisville 5
Louisville 6 Cincinnati 4
Louisville 5 Cincinnati 3
Louisville 6 Cincinnati 4
Louisville wins series 3-1

Riley Cup Finals[edit]

Hampton Roads vs. Louisville
Away Home
Hampton Roads 4 Louisville 3 OT
Hampton Roads 5 Louisville 2
Hampton Roads 4 Louisville 0
Hampton Roads 8 Louisville 3
Hampton Roads wins series and Riley Cup 4-0

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Hampton Roads Admirals
Henry Brabham Cup: Toledo Storm
John Brophy Award: Doug Sauter (Winston-Salem)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Phil Berger (Greensboro)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Mark Bernard (Hampton Roads)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Darren Colbourne (Dayton)
Defenseman of the Year: Scott White (Greensboro)
Leading Scorer: Phil Berger (Greensboro)

References[edit]

All stats come from Internet Hockey Database

See also[edit]