1996–97 CHL season

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1996–97 CHL season
League Central Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Adams’ Cup Oklahoma City Blazers
Season MVP Trevor Jobe (Columbus)
Top scorer Trevor Jobe (Columbus)
Finals
Champions Fort Worth Fire
  Runners-up Memphis Riverkings
CHL seasons

The 1996–97 CHL season was the fifth season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Regular season[edit]

Division standings[edit]

Eastern Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
x-Huntsville Channel Cats 66 39 24 3 311 297 81
x-Macon Whoopee 66 38 24 4 276 237 80
x-Memphis RiverKings 66 35 27 4 278 260 74
x-Columbus Cottonmouths 66 32 28 6 292 291 70
e-Nashville Nighthawks 66 12 52 2 219 359 26
Western Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
y-Oklahoma City Blazers 66 48 12 6 307 200 102
x-Fort Worth Fire 66 43 16 5 279 210 95
x-Tulsa Oilers 66 30 32 4 286 284 64
x-Wichita Thunder 66 25 31 10 279 324 60
e-San Antonio Iguanas 66 26 36 4 261 326 56

y - clinched league title; x - clinched playoff spot; e - eliminated from playoff contention

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Quarter Finals Semi-Finals Championships
                 
1 Huntsville 3
4 Columbus 0
1 Huntsville 2
Eastern
3 Memphis 4
2 Macon 2
3 Memphis 3
2 Fort Worth 4
2 Memphis 3
1 Oklahoma City 1
4 Wichita 3
2 Fort Worth 4
Western
4 Wichita 1
2 Fort Worth 3
3 Tulsa 2

CHL awards[edit]

Ray Miron Cup: Fort Worth Fire
Adams Cup: Oklahoma City Blazers
Coach of the Year: Bill McDonald (Fort Worth)
Most Valuable Player: Trevor Jobe (Columbus)
Playoff Most Valuable Player: Steve Plouffe (Fort Worth)
Most Outstanding Goaltender: Jean-Ian Filiatrault (Oklahoma City)
Most Outstanding Defenseman Hardy Sauter (Oklahoma City)
Rookie of the Year Cory Dosdall (Wichita)
Scoring Champion Trevor Jobe (Columbus)

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Trevor Jobe Wichita Thunder
Columbus Cottonmouths
61 61 73 134 139
Doug Lawrence Tulsa Oilers 66 27 100 127 250
Terry Menard Fort Worth Fire 63 50 65 115 138
Marcel Richard Columbus Cottonmouths 63 51 58 109 74
Randy Murphy Columbus Cottonmouths 65 36 69 105 42
Hardy Sauter Oklahoma City Blazers 66 32 69 101 54
Alex Kholomeyev Huntsville Channel Cats 57 37 58 95 90
Luc Beausoleil Tulsa Oilers 62 60 35 95 57
Bruno Villeneuve Memphis RiverKings 66 49 46 95 14
Joe Burton Oklahoma City Blazers 65 53 41 94 39

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