1992–93 ECHL season

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The 1992–93 ECHL season was the fifth season of the ECHL. In 1992, the league saw numerous changes in team membership. The Winston-Salem Thunderbirds move to Wheeling, WV, becoming the first franchise to make a major relocation, the Roanoke Valley Rebels announced that they were changing their name to the Roanoke Valley Rampage, and the Cincinnati Cyclones announced that they were moving to the International Hockey League and were being replaced with a franchise in Birmingham, AL. The fifteen teams played 64 games in the schedule. The Wheeling Thunderbirds finished first overall in the regular season. The Toledo Storm won their first Riley Cup championship.

League realignment[edit]

The ECHL announced a realignment of the two divisions in the light of recent changes in team membership.

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
Wheeling Thunderbirds 64 40 16 8 88 314 223
Hampton Roads Admirals 64 37 21 6 80 294 235
Raleigh Icecaps 64 37 22 5 '79 289 262
Johnstown Chiefs 64 34 23 7 75 281 264
Richmond Renegades 64 34 28 2 70 292 292
Greensboro Monarchs 64 33 29 2 68 256 261
Roanoke Valley Rampage 64 14 49 1 29 227 387
West Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Toledo Storm 64 36 17 11 83 316 238
Dayton Bombers 64 35 23 6 76 282 270
Nashville Knights 64 36 25 3 75 312 305
Erie Panthers 64 35 25 4 74 305 307
Louisville Icehawks 64 30 27 7 67 302 293
Birmingham Bulls 64 30 29 5 65 290 313
Columbus Chill 64 30 30 4 64 257 256
Knoxville Cherokees 64 19 39 6 44 212 323

Riley Cup playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  1st Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
    E.1  Wheeling 3  
E.4  Johnstown 1     E.4  Johnstown 1    
  E.1  Wheeling 4  
E.5  Richmond 0    
  E.3  Raleigh 2    
E.2  Hampton Roads 1
   
  E.3  Raleigh 3  
    E.1  Wheeling 2
  W.1  Toledo 4
  W.2  Dayton 0    
W.3  Nashville 3    
  W.3  Nashville 2
W.4  Erie 1  
  W.1  Toledo 4  
E.6  Greensboro 0     W.1  Toledo 3
 
    W.4  Erie 1  
  • E. is short for East Division
  • W. is short for West Division

1st round[edit]

Richmond vs. Johnstown
Away Home
Richmond 4 Johnstown 5 OT
Johnstown wins series 1–0
Greensboro vs. Erie
Away Home
Greensboro 2 Erie 6
Erie wins series 1–0

Quarterfinals[edit]

Johnstown vs. Wheeling
Away Home
Johnstown 2 Wheeling 3
Johnstown 3 Wheeling 4
Wheeling 1 Johnstown 4
Wheeling 5 Johnstown 0
Wheeling wins series 3–1
Erie vs. Toledo
Away Home
Erie 3 Toledo 6
Erie 2 Toledo 5
Toledo 6 Erie 9
Toledo 6 Erie 2
Toledo wins series 3–1
Hampton Roads vs. Raleigh
Away Home
Raleigh 2 Hampton Roads 3 OT
Raleigh 2 Hampton Roads 1 OT
Hampton Roads 4 Raleigh 5 OT
Hampton Roads 3 Raleigh 4 OT
Raleigh wins series 3–1
Nashville vs. Dayton
Away Home
Nashville 4 Dayton 3 OT
Nashville 4 Dayton 3 OT
Dayton 3 Nashville 5
Nashville wins series 3–0

Semifinals[edit]

Raleigh vs. Wheeling
Away Home
Wheeling 2 Raleigh 3 OT
Wheeling 2 Raleigh 5
Raleigh 4 Wheeling 7
Raleigh 4 Wheeling 5 OT
Raleigh 3 Wheeling 5
Wheeling 3 Raleigh 0
Wheeling wins Series 4–2
Nashville vs. Toledo
Away Home
Nashville 1 Toledo 3
Nashville 4 Toledo 7
Toledo 3 Nashville 4 OT
Toledo 2 Nashville 3
Nashville 2 Toledo 8
Toledo 9 Nashville 5
Toledo wins Series 4–2

Riley Cup finals[edit]

Toledo vs. Wheeling
Away Home
Toledo 3 Wheeling 5
Toledo 3 Wheeling 7
Wheeling 3 Toledo 4
Wheeling 5 Toledo 7
Toledo 4 Wheeling 2
Wheeling 6 Toledo 7 OT
Toledo wins Series
and Riley Cup 4–2

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Toledo Storm
Henry Brabham Cup: Wheeling Thunderbirds
John Brophy Award: Kurt Kleinendorst (Raleigh)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Trevor Jobe (Nashville)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Rick Judson (Toledo)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Joe Flanagan (Birmingham)
Defenseman of the Year: Derek Booth (Toledo)
Leading Scorer: Trevor Jobe (Nashville)

See also[edit]