2005–06 ECHL season

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2005–06 ECHL season
League ECHL
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October, 2005–May, 2006
Regular season
Season MVP Canada Jeff Campbell (Gwinnett)
Top scorer Canada Alex Leavitt (Alaska)
Playoffs
American champions Gwinnett Gladiators
  American runners-up Toledo Storm
National champions Alaska Aces
  National runners-up Fresno Falcons
Playoffs MVP Canada Mike Scott (Alaska)
Finals
Finals champions Alaska Aces
  Runners-up Gwinnett Gladiators
ECHL seasons

The 2005–06 ECHL season is the 18th season of the East Coast Hockey League, ECHL, a professional ice-hockey league based in the United States. The season ran from late October, 2005 to early June, 2006. The league welcomed three new franchises in Stockton, CA (which had relocated from Atlantic City, NJ), Phoenix, AZ, and West Valley City, UT. At the same time, the Texas Wildcatters and the Mississippi Sea Wolves were forced to sit out the season due to damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Wildcatters were given permission to re-enter the league for the 2006–07 season, while the Sea Wolves were allowed to return for the 2007–08 season. The ECHL All-Star Game was held at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and was hosted by the Fresno Falcons. The National Conference All-Stars defeated the American Conference All-Stars 7:6, with Fresno's Luke Curtin named Most Valuable Player.

While most leagues adopted the entire NHL rule change package for 2005–06 (based on the 2004-05 AHL rule changes), the ECHL kept the shootout at five players, and kept the automatic icing rule which has been used in the league.

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

American Conference[edit]

North Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Toledo Storm 72 46 21 5 97 244 189
Wheeling Nailers 72 45 21 6 96 247 186
Reading Royals 72 42 23 7 91 249 209
Johnstown Chiefs 72 30 26 16 76 223 243
Trenton Titans 72 31 36 5 67 166 214
Dayton Bombers 72 20 46 6 46 193 275
South Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Gwinnett Gladiators (z) 72 50 15 7 107 304 208
Florida Everblades 72 48 20 4 100 267 208
Greenville Grrrowl 72 44 25 3 93 248 203
South Carolina Stingrays 72 32 25 15 79 230 237
Charlotte Checkers 72 34 33 5 73 226 250
Augusta Lynx 72 30 36 6 66 216 255
Columbia Inferno 72 25 39 8 58 209 290
Pensacola Ice Pilots 72 21 44 7 49 194 293

National Conference[edit]

West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Alaska Aces (z) 72 53 12 7 113 289 168
Las Vegas Wranglers 72 53 13 6 112 267 176
Idaho Steelheads 72 43 21 8 94 268 221
Utah Grizzlies 72 36 30 6 78 235 236
Victoria Salmon Kings 72 26 37 9 61 204 261
Phoenix RoadRunners 72 20 47 5 45 156 263
Pacific Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Fresno Falcons 72 43 15 14 100 230 205
Bakersfield Condors 72 40 26 6 86 221 222
Long Beach Ice Dogs 72 36 27 9 81 210 217
San Diego Gulls 72 34 30 8 76 213 214
Stockton Thunder 72 18 40 14 48 192 260

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts
Alex Leavitt Alaska 72 26 65 91
Mike Scott Alaska 72 37 50 87
D'Arcy McConvey Idaho 58 39 47 86
Ryan Kinasewich Utah 60 39 46 85
Jeff Campbell Gwinnett 62 30 53 83
Luke Curtin Fresno 64 21 61 82
Daniel Sisca Florida 71 29 50 79
Matt Dzieduszycki Las Vegas 68 34 44 78
Sean Collins Wheeling 62 27 49 76
Scott Cameron South Carolina 68 22 50 72
Justin Kelley Johnstown 59 31 40 71

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Mins = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals allowed; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Mins W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Drew MacIntyre Toledo 33 1981 24 7 2 68 2 .926 2.06
Andy Franck Wheeling 55 3214 33 15 5 122 5 .919 2.28
Matt Underhill Alaska 50 2979 36 10 3 113 5 .917 2.28
Marc Magliarditi Las Vegas 51 2985 34 11 5 123 3 .909 2.47
Cody Rudkowsky Reading 38 2291 24 11 3 96 2 .916 2.51

Kelly Cup playoffs[edit]

American Conference[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Division Quarters April 9–12 Division Semis April 14–22 Division Finals April 24-May 2 Conference Finals May 5–16
                                     
        
  No.1  Toledo 3  
    No.4  Johnstown 0  
No.4  Johnstown 2
No.5  Trenton 0  
  No.1  Toledo 3  
  No.2  Wheeling 2  
        
        
  No.2  Wheeling 3
    No.3  Reading 1  
      
        
  No.1  Toledo 1
  So.1  Gwinnett 4
        
        
  So.1  Gwinnett 3
    So.4  South Carolina 0  
So.4  South Carolina 2
So.5  Charlotte 1  
  So.1  Gwinnett 3
  So.2  Florida 1  
        
        
  So.2  Florida 3
    So.3  Greenville 1  
So.3  Greenville 2
So.6  Augusta 0  

No. is short for North Division So. is short for South Division

Division quarterfinals[edit]

North Division Quarterfinals
Johnstown vs. Trenton
Date Away Home
April 10 Trenton 1 Johnstown 2 OT
April 11 Johnstown 4 Trenton 3
Johnstown wins series 2–0
South Division Quarterfinals
South Carolina vs. Charlotte
Date Away Home
April 10 Charlotte 3 South Carolina 6
April 11 South Carolina 3 Charlotte 4
April 12 Charlotte 1 South Carolina 3
South Carolina wins series 2–1
South Division Quarterfinals
Greenville vs. Augusta
Date Away Home
April 9 Augusta 1 Greenville 2
April 11 Greenville 3 Augusta 2 OT
Greenville wins series 2–0

Division semifinals[edit]

North Division Semifinals
Toledo vs. Johnstown
Date Away Home
April 14 Johnstown 2 Toledo 3
April 15 Johnstown 1 Toledo 4
April 19 Toledo 5 Johnstown 3
Toledo wins series 3–0
North Division Semifinals
Reading vs. Wheeling
Date Away Home
April 14 Wheeling 3 Reading 2 OT
April 16 Reading 4 Wheeling 1
April 18 Reading 3 Wheeling 4
April 19 Wheeling 5 Reading 4
Wheeling wins series 3–1
South Division Semifinals
Gwinnett vs. South Carolina
Date Away Home
April 15 South Carolina 3 Gwinnett 5
April 16 South Carolina 4 Gwinnett 5 OT
April 19 Gwinnett 3 South Carolina 1
Gwinnett wins series 3–0
South Division Semifinals
Florida vs. Greenville
Date Away Home
April 14 Greenville 4 Florida 5 OT
April 15 Greenville 2 Florida 4
April 21 Florida 0 Greenville 1 OT
April 22 Florida 9 Greenville 4
Florida wins series 3–1

Division finals[edit]

North Division Finals
Toledo vs. Wheeling
Date Away Home
April 24 Wheeling 4 Toledo 5 OT
April 26 Wheeling 5 Toledo 3
April 28 Toledo 0 Wheeling 6
April 29 Toledo 3 Wheeling 1
May 2 Wheeling 2 Toledo 3
Toledo wins Series 3–2
South Division Finals
Gwinnett vs. Florida
Date Away Home
April 26 Florida 3 Gwinnett 5
April 28 Florida 7 Gwinnett 3
April 29 Gwinnett 6 Florida 4
May 1 Gwinnett 7 Florida 4
Gwinnett wins series 3–1

Conference finals[edit]

American Conference Finals
Toledo vs. Gwinnett
Date Away Home
May 5 Toledo 3 Gwinnett 5
May 8 Toledo 4 Gwinnett 3 OT
May 12 Gwinnett 4 Toledo 2
May 14 Gwinnett 4 Toledo 2
May 16 Gwinnett 3 Toledo 2 OT
Gwinnett wins series 4–1

National Conference[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Division Semifinals
April 10–22
Division Finals
April 24-May 6
Conference Finals
May 8–22
                 
W.1 Alaska 4
W.4 Utah 0
W.1 Alaska 4
W.2 Las Vegas 3
W.2 Las Vegas 4
W.3 Idaho 0
W.1 Alaska 4
P.1 Fresno 0
P.2 Bakersfield 4
P.3 Long Beach 3
P.2 Bakersfield 3
P.1 Fresno 4
P.1 Fresno 4
P.4 San Diego 3
  • W. is short for West Division
  • P. is short for Pacific Division

Division semifinals[edit]

West Division Semifinals
Alaska vs. Utah
Date Away Home
April 10 Utah 1 Alaska 4
April 11 Utah 1 Alaska 3
April 13 Alaska 4 Utah 1
April 14 Alaska 6 Utah 2
Alaska wins series 4–0
West Division Semifinals
Las Vegas vs. Idaho
Date Away Home
April 11 Idaho 0 Las Vegas 4
April 12 Idaho 0 Las Vegas 2
April 14 Las Vegas 5 Idaho 4
April 15 Las Vegas 4 Idaho 2
Las Vegas wins series 4–0
Pacific Division Semifinals
Fresno vs. San Diego
Date Away Home
April 11 San Diego 3 Fresno 4
April 12 San Diego 1 Fresno 4
April 14 Fresno 2 San Diego 1 OT
April 15 Fresno 1 San Diego 5
April 17 San Diego 3 Fresno 2
April 20 Fresno 3 San Diego 4 OT
April 22 San Diego 0 Fresno 2
Fresno wins series 4–3
Pacific Division Semifinals
Bakersfield vs. Long Beach
Date Away Home
April 11 Long Beach 1 Bakersfield 3
April 14 Long Beach 5 Bakersfield 4
April 15 Bakersfield 6 Long Beach 3
April 16 Bakersfield 4 Long Beach 5
April 19 Bakersfield 4 Long Beach 1
April 21 Long Beach 6 Bakersfield 2
April 22 Long Beach 3 Bakersfield 4 OT
Bakersfield wins series 4–3

Division finals[edit]

West Division Finals
Alaska vs. Las Vegas
Date Away Home
April 24 Las Vegas 5 Alaska 0
April 25 Las Vegas 3 Alaska 4 OT
April 27 Alaska 2 Las Vegas 6
April 29 Alaska 3 Las Vegas 4 OT
April 30 Alaska 3 Las Vegas 1
May 2 Las Vegas 0 Alaska 2
May 5 Las Vegas 3 Alaska 4 3OT
Alaska wins series 4–3
Pacific Division Finals
Fresno vs. Bakersfield
Date Away Home
April 24 Bakersfield 3 Fresno 5
April 25 Bakersfield 2 Fresno 4
April 28 Fresno 2 Bakersfield 4
April 29 Fresno 3 Bakersfield 2 OT
May 3 Fresno 2 Bakersfield 4
May 5 Bakersfield 4 Fresno 3 OT
May 6 Bakersfield 2 Fresno 4
Fresno wins series 4–3

Conference finals[edit]

National Conference Finals
Alaska vs. Fresno
Date Away Home
May 8 Fresno 1 Alaska 3
May 10 Fresno 0 Alaska 2
May 12 Alaska 4 Fresno 3
May 13 Alaska 3 Fresno 1
Alaska wins series 4–0

Kelly Cup finals[edit]

Kelly Cup Finals
Alaska vs. Gwinnett
Date Away Home
May 24 Gwinnett 1 Alaska 3
May 25 Gwinnett 0 Alaska 4
May 29 Alaska 5 Gwinnett 4
May 31 Alaska 6 Gwinnett 1
Alaska wins series and
Kelly Cup 4–0

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Patrick Kelly Cup: Alaska Aces
Henry Brabham Cup: Alaska Aces
Gingher Memorial Trophy: Gwinnett Gladiators
Bruce Taylor Trophy: Alaska Aces
John Brophy Award: Glen Gulutzan (Las Vegas)
CCM TACKS Most Valuable Player: Jeff Campbell (Gwinnett)
Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Mike Scott (Alaska)
Reebok Hockey Goaltender of the Year: Matt Underhill (Alaska)
CCM Tacks Rookie of the Year: Alex Leavitt (Alaska)
Defenseman of the Year: Ryan Gaucher (Alaska)
Leading Scorer: Alex Leavitt (Alaska)
Reebok Hockey Plus Performer Award: Peter Metcalf (Alaska)
Sportsmanship Award: Steve Saviano (Florida)

See also[edit]

Preceded by
2005 Kelly Cup playoffs
Kelly Cup Playoffs
2006
Succeeded by
2007 Kelly Cup playoffs