2008–09 CHL season

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2008–09 CHL season
League Central Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
Governors’ Cup Colorado Eagles
Season MVP Sébastien Thinel
(Odessa)
Top scorer Sébastien Thinel
(Odessa)
Playoffs
Northern champions Colorado Eagles
  Northern runners-up Mississippi RiverKings
Southern champions Texas Brahmas
  Southern runners-up Odessa Jackalopes
Playoffs MVP Jason Deitsch (Texas)
Finals
Champions Texas Brahmas
  Runners-up Colorado Eagles
CHL seasons

The 2008–09 CHL season was the 17th season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

League business[edit]

One team, the Rapid City Rush was added. Two teams folded, the Austin Ice Bats and Youngstown SteelHounds.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Northern Conference GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
y-Colorado Eagles 64 45 15 4 94 275 195
x-Mississippi RiverKings 64 44 17 3 91 242 166
x-Oklahoma City Blazers 64 39 18 7 85 202 158
x-Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs 64 39 19 6 84 196 169
x-Rocky Mountain Rage 64 32 26 6 70 220 219
e-Rapid City Rush 64 22 33 9 53 183 231
e-Tulsa Oilers 64 18 38 8 44 179 270
e-Wichita Thunder 64 20 41 3 43 168 230
Southern Conference GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
y-Texas Brahmas 64 42 16 6 90 223 170
x-Odessa Jackalopes 64 39 19 6 84 260 205
x-Laredo Bucks 64 36 23 5 77 214 187
x-Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 64 35 24 5 73 221 198
x-Corpus Christi IceRays 64 28 30 6 62 183 206
e-Arizona Sundogs 64 27 32 5 59 220 259
e-New Mexico Scorpions 64 27 33 4 58 220 242
e-Amarillo Gorillas 64 19 42 3 41 193 294

Note: y - clinched conference title; x - clinched playoff spot; e - eliminated from playoff contention

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff Bracket[edit]

  First Round 1 Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals Ray Miron President's Cup Finals
                                     
    N1  Colorado 4  
N4  Bossier-Shreveport 3     N4  Bossier-Shreveport 0    
  N1  Colorado 4  
N5  Rocky Mountain 1     Northern
  N2  Mississippi 2    
N2  Mississippi 4
   
  N3  Oklahoma City 2  
    N1  Colorado 1
  S1  Texas 4
  S2  Odessa 4    
S3  Laredo 2    
  S1  Texas 4
S4  Rio Grande Valley 2   Southern
  S2  Odessa 3  
S5  Corpus Christi 1     S1  Texas 4
 
    S4  Rio Grande valley 0  

CHL awards[edit]

Source:Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners [1]
Ray Miron President's Cup: Texas Brahmas
Governors' Cup: Colorado Eagles
Most Valuable Player: Sébastien Thinel (Odessa)
Most Outstanding Goaltender: Kevin Beech (Mississippi)
Most Outstanding Defenseman: Aaron Schneekloth (Colorado)
Rookie of the Year: Darryl Smith (Laredo)
Coach of the Year: Kevin Kaminski (Mississippi)
Man of the Year: Austin Sutter (Amarillo)
Rick Kozuback Award: Jeff Lund (Tulsa)
Joe Burton Award: Sébastien Thinel (Odessa)
Playoff Most Valuable Player Jason Deitsch (Texas)
All-Star Game MVP (Eagles): Konrad Reeder (Colorado)
All-Star Game MVP (CHL All-Stars): Darryl Smith (Laredo)
Athletic Trainer of the Year: Osama Kassab (Rocky Mountain)
Equipment Manager of the Year: Shawn Smith (Rapid City)

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