2000–01 ECHL season

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The 2000–01 ECHL season was the 13th season of the ECHL. Before the season, the league lost three members as the Huntington Blizzard and the Jacksonville Lizard Kings ceased operations and the powerhouse Hampton Roads Admirals moved up to the American Hockey League as the Norfolk Admirals, the league also decided to expand the regular season to 72 games. The Trenton Titans finished first overall in the regular season, and the South Carolina Stingrays won their second Kelly Cup defeating the Trenton Titans four games to one.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L= Loses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points; Green shade = Clinched playoff spot; Blue shade = Clinched division; (z) = Clinched home-ice advantage

Northern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Trenton Titans 72 50 18 4 104 236 164
Roanoke Express 72 38 30 4 80 231 195
Charlotte Checkers 72 34 26 12 80 247 252
Richmond Renegades 72 35 31 6 76 223 228
Greensboro Generals 72 26 39 7 59 215 277
Northwest Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Peoria Rivermen 72 45 17 10 100 238 182
Dayton Bombers 72 45 21 6 96 247 194
Toledo Storm 72 37 27 8 82 262 259
Johnstown Chiefs 72 28 36 8 64 207 238
Wheeling Nailers 72 24 40 8 56 192 277

Southern Conference[edit]

Southeast Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
South Carolina Stingrays 72 42 23 7 91 240 210
Florida Everblades 72 38 26 8 84 236 242
Pee Dee Pride 72 38 28 6 82 242 231
Augusta Lynx 72 36 29 7 79 259 253
Greenville Grrrowl 72 34 33 5 73 219 239
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks 72 38 27 7 68 248 219
Southwest Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Louisiana IceGators 72 42 24 6 90 237 209
Jackson Bandits 72 39 24 9 87 206 209
Mobile Mysticks 72 38 28 6 82 242 231
New Orleans Brass 72 35 25 12 82 247 239
Arkansas RiverBlades 72 34 24 14 82 237 232
Baton Rouge Kingfish 72 35 26 11 81 216 225
Mississippi Sea Wolves 72 34 33 5 73 221 218
Birmingham Bulls 72 28 40 4 60 224 296
Pensacola Ice Pilots 72 27 40 5 59 201 250

†-Tallahassee was penalized 15 points for salary cap violations (from 83 to 68), knocking them out of a playoff spot

Kelly Cup Playoffs[edit]

Northern Conference[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Conference Quarterfinals
(Best of 5)
Conference Semifinals
(Best of 5)
Conference Finals
(Best of 7)
                 
1 Trenton 3
8 Johnstown 1
1 Trenton 3
4 Toledo 0
4 Toledo 3
5 Roanoke 2
1 Trenton 4
2 Peoria 3
3 Dayton 3
6 Charlotte 2
3 Dayton 0
2 Peoria 3
2 Peoria 3
7 Richmond 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Finals[edit]

(1) Trenton vs. (2) Peoria
Date Away Home
May 2 Peoria 1 Trenton 4
May 4 Peoria 4 Trenton 1
May 6 Trenton 2 Peoria 1
May 8 Trenton 3 Peoria 1
May 9 Trenton 5 Peoria 6 OT
May 11 Peoria 3 Trenton 0
May 13 Peoria 3 Trenton 4
Trenton wins series 4–3

Southern Conference[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Conference Wild Card
(Best of 3)
Conference Quarterfinals
(Best of 5)
Conference Semifinals
(Best of 5)
Conference Finals
(Best of 7)
                                     
   
  1  South Carolina 3  
    8  Arkansas 1  
8  Arkansas 2
9  Baton Rouge 0  
  1  South Carolina 3  
  6  Mobile 2  
   
   
  3  Jackson 2
    6  Mobile 3  
 
   
  1  South Carolina 4
  2  Louisiana 0
   
   
  4  Florida 2
    5  Pee Dee 3  
 
   
  5  Pee Dee 2
  2  Louisiana 3  
   
   
  2  Louisiana 3
    7  New Orleans 2  
7  New Orleans 2
10  Augusta 1  

Wild Card[edit]

NOTE: These series are two-game series; if the series is tied at one game each, the two teams immediately played a 10-minute period to determine the team that advances to the quarterfinals. If the ten-minute period ends in a tie, sudden death overtime would be played as if it was a standard playoff game.

* The New Orleans-Augusta series ended as a 1-1 tie; a ten-minute period was played to determine the winner of the series.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Finals[edit]

(1) South Carolina vs. (2) Louisiana
Date Away Home
May 3 Louisiana 1 South Carolina 4
May 5 Louisiana 0 South Carolina 4
May 9 South Carolina 3 Louisiana 2
May 11 South Carolina 5 Louisiana 4
South Carolina wins series 4–0

Kelly Cup finals[edit]

Kelly Cup Finals
     
N.1 Trenton 1
S.1 South Carolina 4
(N.1) Trenton vs. (S.1) South Carolina
Date Away Home
May 18 South Carolina 3 Trenton 2 OT
May 20 South Carolina 5 Trenton 3
May 22 Trenton 4 South Carolina 3 2OT
May 24 Trenton 5 South Carolina 6
May 27 Trenton 2 South Carolina 3
South Carolina wins series 4–1

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Patrick J. Kelly Cup: South Carolina Stingrays
Henry Brabham Cup: Trenton Titans
Northern Conference Champion: Trenton Titans
Southern Conference Champion: South Carolina Stingrays
John Brophy Award: Troy Ward (Trenton)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Scott King (Charlotte)
Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Dave Seitz (South Carolina)
ECHL Goaltender of the Year: Scott Stirling (Trenton)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Scott Stirling (Trenton)
Defenseman of the Year: Tom Nemeth (Dayton)
Leading Scorer: Scott King (Charlotte)
Plus Performer Award: Jay Murphy (Louisiana)
Sportsmanship Award: Jamie Ling (Dayton)

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