2011 AIHL Elite playoffs

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The 2011 Champions Cup playoffs of the American Inline Hockey League (AIHL) began on April 9, 2011, after the 2010–11 AIHL regular season. The Finals ended on May 29, 2011, with the Oakland Goodlife defeating the Philadelphia Brawlers two games to none to win their first championship. Goodlife goaltender Kevin Silva was awarded the Playoff Most Valuable Player.

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Playoff seeds[edit]

After the regular season, the standard of 26 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Oakland Goodlife were the Western Conference regular season champions and the Best Overall Record winners with the best record at 46 points. The Long Island 495ers earned a number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with 40 points.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Colonial Division[edit]

  1. Scottdale InfernoColonial Division champions, 39 points
  2. Pittsburgh Bandits – 38 points
  3. Potomac Mavericks – 33 points
  4. Harrisburg Lunatics – 20 points

Great Lakes Division[edit]

  1. Buffalo FusionGreat Lakes Division champions, 39 points
  2. Motor City Phoenix – 24 points

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Philadelphia BrawlersMid Atlantic Division champions, 39 points
  2. New Jersey Grizzlies – 33 points (16 wins)
  3. New Jersey Nightmare – 33 points (15 wins)
  4. Philadelphia Liberty – 24 points

New England Division[edit]

  1. Long Island 495ersNew England Division champions and Eastern Conference regular season champions, 40 points
  2. Suffolk Sharks – 26 points
  3. Rhode Island Mulissha – 23 points
  4. Beantown Athletics – 22 points

Western Conference[edit]

Gulf Coast Division[edit]

  1. Mississippi Rolling SurgeGulf Coast Division champions, 36 points
  2. Georgia Syndicate – 32 points

Pacific North Division[edit]

  1. Oakland GoodlifePacific North Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions, and Best Overall Record winners; 46 points
  2. Ripon Savage – 32 points
  3. Northern California Mustangs – 20 points (+18 goal differential)
  4. San Jose Pirates – 20 points (–43 goal differential)

Pacific South Division[edit]

  1. Irvine Anarchy BlackPacific South Division champions, 36 points
  2. Pama Cyclones – 30 points
  3. Huntington Beach Ducks – 27 points
  4. Corona Ducks – 19 points

Southwest Division[edit]

  1. Phoenix DragonsSouthwest Division champions, 37 points
  2. Tucson Slayers – 32 points

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Champions Cup Finals
                                               
1  Scottdale Inferno 2  
4  Harrisburg Lunatics 0  
  1  Scottdale Inferno 2  
Colonial Division
    2  Pittsburgh Bandits 0  
2  Pittsburgh Bandits 2
3  Potomac Mavericks 1  
  NE1  Long Island 495ers 0  
  MA1  Philadelphia Brawlers 2  
   
   
  1  Buffalo Fusion 2
Great Lakes Division
    2  Motor City Phoenix 0  
 
   
  MA1  Philadelphia Brawlers 2  
Eastern Conference
  C1  Scottdale Inferno 1  
1  Philadelphia Brawlers 2  
4  Philadelphia Liberty 1  
  1  Philadelphia Brawlers 2
Mid Atlantic Division
    2  New Jersey Grizzlies 0  
2  New Jersey Grizzlies 2
3  New Jersey Nightmare 1  
  GL1  Buffalo Fusion 1
  C1  Scottdale Inferno 2  
1  Long Island 495ers 2  
4  Beantown Athletics 0  
  1  Long Island 495ers 2
New England Division
    2  Suffolk Sharks 0  
2  Suffolk Sharks 2
3  Rhode Island Mulissha 0  
  MA1  Philadelphia Brawlers 0
  PN1  Oakland GoodLife 2


   
  1  Mississippi Rolling Surge  
Gulf Coast Division
    2  Georgia Syndicate  
 
   
  PN1  Oakland GoodLife 2  
  PS3  Huntington Beach Ducks 0  
1  Oakland GoodLife 2  
4  San Jose Pirates 0  
  1  Oakland GoodLife 2
Pacific North Division
    3  Rippon Savage 0  
2  Ripon Savage 2
3  Northern California Mustangs 0  
  PN1  Oakland GoodLife 2
Western Conference
  SW1  Tucson Slayers 1  
1  Irvine Anarchy 1  
4  Corona Ducks 2  
  4  Corona Ducks 0
Pacific South Division
    3  Huntington Beach Ducks 2  
2  Pama Cyclones 0
3  Huntington Beach Ducks 2  
  GC1  Mississippi Rolling Surge 0
  SW1  Tucson Slayers 2  
   
   
  1  Phoenix Dragons 0
Southwest Division
    2  Tucson Slayers 2  
 

In the first two rounds, the highest seed in each division is matched against the lowest seed in their division. The higher-seeded team is awarded home floor advantage, where the series is played at the higher-seeded team's home arena. In the final three rounds, the highest remaining seed in each conference is match against the lowest remaining seed. All games in the final three rounds are played at a neutral site. The home team is determined based on regular season points. Each best-of-three series follows a 1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team plays as home team for game one (plus three if necessary), and the lower-seeded team is as home team for game two.

Division Semifinals[edit]

Colonial Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Scottdale Inferno vs. (4) Harrisburg Lunatics[edit]

(2) Pittsburgh Bandits vs. (3) Potomac Mavericks[edit]

Great Lakes Division Semifinals[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia Brawlers vs. (4) Philadelphia Liberty[edit]

(2) New Jersey Grizzlies vs. (3) New Jersey Nightmare[edit]

New England Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Long Island 495ers vs. (4) Beantown Athletics[edit]

(2) Suffolk Sharks vs. (3) Rhode Island Mulissha[edit]

Gulf Coast Division Semifinals[edit]

Pacific North Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Oakland Goodlife vs. (4) San Jose Pirates[edit]

(2) Ripon Savage vs. (3) Northern California Mustangs[edit]

Pacific South Division Semifinals[edit]

(1) Irvine Anarchy Black vs. (4) Corona Ducks[edit]

(2) Pama Cyclones vs. (3) Huntington Beach Ducks[edit]

Southwest Division Semifinals[edit]

Division Finals[edit]

Colonial Division Finals[edit]

(1) Scottdale Inferno vs. (2) Pittsburgh Bandits[edit]

Great Lakes Division Finals[edit]

(1) Buffalo Fusion vs. (2) Motor City Phoenix[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division Finals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia Brawlers vs. (2) New Jersey Grizzlies[edit]

New England Division Finals[edit]

(1) Long Island 495ers vs. (2) Suffolk Sharks[edit]

Gulf Coast Division Finals[edit]

(1) Mississippi Rolling Surge vs. (2) Georgia Syndicate[edit]

Pacific North Division Finals[edit]

(1) Oakland Goodlife vs. (3) Ripon Savage[edit]

Pacific South Division Finals[edit]

(3) Huntington Beach Ducks vs. (4) Corona Ducks[edit]

Southwest Division Finals[edit]

(1) Phoenix Dragons vs. (2) Tucson Slayers[edit]

Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

(NE1) Long Island 495ers vs. (MA1) Philadelphia Brawlers[edit]

(GL1) Buffalo Fusion vs. (C1) Scottdale Inferno[edit]

Western Conference Semifinals[edit]

(PN1) Oakland Goodlife vs. (PS3) Huntington Beach Ducks[edit]

(GC1) Mississippi Rolling Surge vs. (SW1) Tucson Slayers[edit]

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

(C1) Scottdale Inferno vs. (MA1) Philadelphia Brawlers[edit]

Western Conference Finals[edit]

(PN1) Oakland Goodlife vs. (SW1) Tucson Slayers[edit]

Champions Cup Finals[edit]

Oakland won series 2–0


Statistical leaders[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltending[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
2010 Champions Cup playoffs
Champions Cup playoffs
2011
Succeeded by
2012 Champions Cup playoffs