1993–94 ECHL season

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The 1993–94 ECHL season was the sixth season of the ECHL. In 1993, the league saw the Roanoke Valley Rampage move to Huntsville, AL becoming the Huntsville Blast, as well as an expansion to three new markets: Charlotte, NC, North Charleston, SC, and Huntington, WV and returned to the Roanoke Valley with the Roanoke Express. The 19 teams played 68 games in the schedule. The Knoxville Cherokees finished first overall in the regular season. The Toledo Storm won their second straight Riley Cup Championship.

League realignment[edit]

The league announced a realignment of the league by adding a third division.

East Division[edit]

North 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 68 41 19 8 90 298 246
Raleigh Icecaps 68 41 20 7 89 296 221
Greensboro Monarchs 68 41 21 6 88 319 262
Charlotte Checkers 68 39 25 4 82 281 271
Roanoke Express 68 37 28 3 77 300 290
South Carolina Stingrays 68 33 26 9 75 294 291
Richmond Renegades 68 34 29 5 73 286 293
North Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Toledo Storm 68 44 20 4 92 338 289
Columbus Chill 68 41 20 7 89 344 285
Wheeling Thunderbirds 68 38 23 7 83 327 289
Johnstown Chiefs 68 37 27 4 78 323 308
Dayton Bombers 68 29 31 8 66 316 308
Erie Panthers 68 27 36 5 59 264 334
West Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Knoxville Cherokees 68 44 18 6 94 325 246
Birmingham Bulls 68 44 20 4 92 340 268
Nashville Knights 68 26 36 6 58 255 289
Huntsville Blast 68 20 39 9 49 241 315
Louisville Icehawks 68 16 44 8 40 236 356
Huntington Blizzard 68 14 49 5 33 191 413

Riley Cup playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

First round Regional semifinals Regional finals Riley Cup
                       
N.1 Toledo 2
N.5 Dayton 1
N.1 Toledo 3
N.2 Columbus 0
N.2 Columbus 2
N.4 Johnstown 1
N.1 Toledo 3
N.3 Wheeling 0
N.3 Wheeling 2
W.3 Nashville 0
N.3 Wheeling 3
E.1 Hampton Roads 1
E.1 Hampton Roads 2
E.6 South Carolina 1
N.1 Toledo 4
E.2 Raleigh 0
W.1 Knoxville 1
W.5 Louisville 2
W.5 Louisville 0
W.2 Birmingham 3
W.2 Birmingham 2
W.4 Huntsville 1
W.2 Birmingham 1
E.2 Raleigh 3
E.2 Raleigh 2
E.5 Roanoke 0
E.2 Raleigh 3
E.3 Greensboro 2
E.3 Greensboro 2
E.4 Charlotte 1

1st round[edit]

Toledo vs. Dayton
Away Home
Dayton 3 Toledo 7
Toledo 3 Dayton 4
Dayton 3 Toledo 4 OT
Toledo wins series 2–1
Columbus vs. Johnstown
Away Home
Columbus 1 Johnstown 2
Johnstown 4 Columbus 9
Johnstown 1 Columbus 4
Columbus wins series 2–1
Wheeling vs. Nasvhille
Away Home
Wheeling 3 Nashville 2
Nashville 1 Wheeling 4
Wheeling wins series 2–0
Hampton Roads vs. South Carolina
Away Home
Hampton Roads 3 South Carolina 6
South Carolina 0 Hampton Roads 4
South Carolina 2 Hampton Roads 7
Hampton Roads wins series 2–1
Knoxville vs. Louisville
Away Home
Knoxville 0 Louisville 7
Louisville 2 Knoxville 8
Louisville 6 Knoxville 4
Louisville wins series 2–1
Birmingham vs. Huntsville
Away Home
Huntsville 1 Birmingham 8
Birmingham 3 Huntsville 7
Huntsville 2 Birmingham 9
Birmingham wins series 2–1
Raleigh vs. Roanoke
Away Home
Raleigh 5 Roanoke 2
Roanoke 2 Raleigh 7
Raleigh wins series 2–0
Greensboro vs. Charlotte
Away Home
Charlotte 4 Greensboro 5 OT
Greensboro 2 Charlotte 3
Charlotte 3 Greensboro 5
Greensboro wins series 2–1

2nd round[edit]

Toledo vs. Columbus
Away Home
Columbus 2 Toledo 7
Toledo 8 Columbus 3
Columbus 4 Toledo 6
Toledo wins series 3–0
Wheeling vs. Hampton Roads
Away Home
Wheeling 5 Hampton Roads 4 OT
Wheeling 1 Hampton Roads 3
Hampton Roads 5 Wheeling 6
Hampton Roads 1 Wheeling 5
Wheeling wins series 3–1
Louisville vs. Birmingham
Away Home
Louisville 2 Birmingham 5
Louisville 2 Birmingham 8
Birmingham 3 Louisville 2
Birmingham wins series 3–0
Raleigh vs. Greensboro
Away Home
Greensboro 4 Raleigh 3
Greensboro 4 Raleigh 3
Raleigh 4 Greensboro 1
Raleigh 3 Greensboro 1
Greensboro 1 Raleigh 3
Raleigh wins series 3–2

Semifinals[edit]

Toledo vs. Wheeling
Away Home
Wheeling 1 Toledo 5
Toledo 6 Wheeling 2
Wheeling 2 Toledo 5
Toledo wins Series 3–0
Raleigh vs. Birmingham
Away Home
Raleigh 3 Birmingham 1
Raleigh 1 Birmingham 7
Birmingham 5 Raleigh 7
Birmingham 6 Raleigh 7
Raleigh wins Series 3–1

Riley Cup finals[edit]

Toledo vs. Raleigh
Away Home
Raleigh 1 Toledo 4
Raleigh 3 Toledo 8
Toledo 3 Raleigh 0
Toledo 7 Raleigh 2
Toledo wins Series
and Riley Cup 4–0

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Toledo Storm
Henry Brabham Cup: Knoxville Cherokees
John Brophy Award: Barry Smith (Knoxville)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Joe Flanagan (Birmingham)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Dave Gagnon (Toledo)
ECHL Goaltender of the Year: Cory Cadden (Knoxville)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Dan Gravelle (Greensboro)
Defenseman of the Year: Tom Nemeth (Dayton)
Leading Scorer: Phil Berger (Greensboro)

References[edit]

All stats come from Internet Hockey Database

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