1997–98 CHL season

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1997–98 CHL season
League Central Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Adams’ Cup Columbus Cottonmouths
Season MVP Joe Burton (Oklahoma City)
Top scorer Luc Beausoleil (Tulsa)
Finals
Champions Columbus Cottonmouths
  Runners-up Wichita Thunder
CHL seasons

The 1997–98 CHL season was the sixth season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Regular season[edit]

Division standings[edit]

Eastern Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
y-Columbus Cottonmouths 70 51 13 6 341 219 108
x-Nashville Ice Flyers 70 41 19 10 274 246 92
x-Huntsville Channel Cats 70 40 22 8 333 281 88
x-Macon Whoopee 70 38 25 7 249 234 83
e-Fayetteville Force 70 25 42 3 247 348 53
Western Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
x-Oklahoma City Blazers 70 48 19 3 319 237 99
x-Wichita Thunder 70 35 31 4 302 303 74
x-Tulsa Oilers 70 34 31 5 308 274 73
x-Memphis RiverKings 70 25 40 5 239 287 55
e-Fort Worth Fire 70 13 53 4 214 397 30

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

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff Bracket[edit]

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

CHL awards[edit]

William “Bill” Levins Memorial Cup: Columbus Cottonmouths
Adams Cup: Columbus Cottonmouths
Coach of the Year: David Lohrei (Nashville)
Most Valuable Player: Joe Burton (Oklahoma City)
Playoff Most Valuable Player: Mike Martens (Columbus)
Most Outstanding Goaltender: Brian Elder (Oklahoma City)
Most Outstanding Defenseman Hardy Sauter (Oklahoma City)
Rookie of the Year David Beauregard (Wichita)
Scoring Champion Luc Beausoleil (Tulsa)
Community Service Award Rod Branch (Tulsa)

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