1996–97 IHL season

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The 1996–97 IHL season was the 52nd season of the International Hockey League, a North American minor professional league. 19 teams participated in the regular season, and the Detroit Vipers won the Turner Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Central GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Indianapolis Ice 82 44 29 0 9 289 230 97
Cleveland Lumberjacks 82 40 32 0 10 286 280 90
Michigan K-Wings 82 31 44 0 7 208 272 69
Fort Wayne Komets 82 28 47 0 7 223 318 63
Midwest GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
San Antonio Dragons 82 45 30 0 7 276 278 97
Kansas City Blades 82 38 29 0 15 271 270 91
Chicago Wolves 82 40 36 0 6 276 290 86
Milwaukee Admirals 82 38 36 0 8 253 298 84
Manitoba Moose 82 32 40 0 10 262 300 74
North GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Detroit Vipers 82 57 17 0 8 280 188 122
Orlando Solar Bears 82 53 24 0 5 305 232 111
Cincinnati Cyclones 82 43 29 0 10 254 248 96
Québec Rafales 82 41 30 0 11 267 248 93
Grand Rapids Griffins 82 40 30 0 12 244 246 92
South GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
Long Beach Ice Dogs 82 54 19 0 9 309 247 117
Houston Aeros 82 44 30 0 8 247 228 96
Utah Grizzlies 82 43 33 0 6 259 254 92
Las Vegas Thunder 82 41 34 0 7 287 299 89
Phoenix Roadrunners 82 27 42 0 13 239 309 67

Turner Cup-Playoffs[edit]

Turner Cup-First round Turner Cup-Quarterfinals Turner Cup-Semifinals Turner Cup-Final
                       
N1 Detroit Vipers 3
C3 Michigan K-Wings 1
N1 Detroit Vipers 4
N4 Rafales de Québec 2
N3 Cincinnati Cyclones 0
N4 Québec Rafales 3
N1 Detroit Vipers 4
C2 Cleveland Lumberjacks 1
C1 Indianapolis Ice 1
C2 Cleveland Lumberjacks 3
C2 Cleveland Lumberjacks 4
N2 Orlando Solar Bears 1
N2 Orlando Solar Bears 3
N5 Grand Rapids Griffins 2
N1 Detroit Vipers 4
S1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 2
S1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 3
M4 Milwaukee Admirals 0
S1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 4
S3 Utah Grizzlies 0
M2 Kansas City Blades 0
S3 Utah Grizzlies 3
S1 Long Beach Ice Dogs 4
S2 Houston Aeros 1
M1 San Antonio Dragons 3
M3 Chicago Wolves 1
M1 San Antonio Dragons 1
S2 Houston Aeros 4
S2 Houston Aeros 3
S4 Las Vegas Thunder 0

(N1) Detroit Vipers vs. (C3) Michigan K-Wings[edit]

Michigan K-Wings vs Detroit Vipers
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 17 Michigan 4 Detroit 3
Apr 21 Michigan 1 Detroit 4
Arp 25 Detroit 4 Michigan 3 (OT)
Apr 26 Detroit 4 Michigan 1

Detroit wins best-of-three series 3-1.[1]

(N3) Cincinnati Cyclones vs. (N4) Quebec Rafales[edit]

Quebec Rafales vs Cincinnati Cyclones
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 18 Quebec 2 Cincinnati 1
Apr 19 Quebec 7 Cincinnati 3
Apr 25 Cincinnati 3 Quebec 4

Quebec wins best-of-five series 3-0.[1]

(N2) Orlando solar bears vs. (N5) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Grand Rapids Griffins vs Orlando Solar Bears
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 17 Grand Rapids 3 Orlando 1
Apr 21 Grand Rapids 5 Orlando 4 (OT)
Apr 23 Orlando 4 Grand Rapids 1
Apr 26 Orlando 2 Grand Rapids 1
Apr 28 Grand Rapids 2 Orlando 3

Orlando wins best-of-five series 3-2.[1]

(C1) Indianapolis Ice vs. (C2) Cleveland Lumberjacks[edit]

Cleveland Lumberjacks vs Indianapolis ice
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 18 Cleveland 3 Indianapolis 6
Apr 19 Cleveland 6 Indianapolis 3
Apr 24 Indianapolis 1 Cleveland 2
Apr 26 Indianapolis 2 Cleveland 3 (OT)

Cleveland wins best-of-five series 3-1.[1]

(S1) Long Beach Ice Dogs vs. (M4) Milwaukee Admirals[edit]

Milwaukee Admirals vs Long Beach Ice Dogs
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 18 Milwaukee 5 Long Beach 6
Apr 20 Milwaukee 3 Long Beach 4 (OT)
Apr 25 Long Beach 1 Milwaukee 0 (OT)

Long Beach wins best-of-five series 3-0.[1]

(M2) Kansas City Blades vs. (S3) Utah Grizzlies[edit]

Utah vs Kansas City
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 18 Utah 2 Kansas City 0
Apr 21 Utah 4 Kansas City 3 (OT)
Apr 24 Kansas City 2 Utah 6

Utah wins best-of-five series 3-0.[1]

(S2) Houston Aeros vs. (S4) Las Vegas Thunder[edit]

Las Vegas Thunder vs Houston Aeros
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 19 Las Vegas 2 Houston 4
Apr 20 Las Vegas 2 Houston 4
Apr 25 Houston 1 Las Vegas 0

Houston wins best-of-three series 3-0.[1]

(M1) San Antonio Dragons vs. (M3) Chicago Wolves[edit]

Chicago Wolves vs San Antonio Dragons
Date Visitors Score Home Score
Apr 18 Chicago 3 San Antonio 5
Apr 20 Chicago 4 San Antonio 3 (OT)
Apr 23 San Antonio 3 Chicago 2
Apr 24 San Antonio 3 Chicago 2 (OT)

San Antonio wins best-of-five series 3-1.[1]

(N1) Detroit Vipers vs. (N4) Quebec Rafales[edit]

Quebec Rafales vs Detroit Vipers
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 1 Quebec 1 Detroit 3
May 3 Quebec 3 Detroit 1
May 7 Detroit 2 Quebec 1
May 9 Detroit 6 Quebec 3
May 10 Detroit 2 Quebec 6
May 12 Quebec 0 Detroit 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4-2.[1]

(N2) Orlando Solar Bears vs. (C2) Cleveland Lumberjacks[edit]

Cleveland vs Orlando
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 2 Cleveland 5 Orlando 4
May 3 Cleveland 3 Orlando 2 (OT)
May 7 Orlando 3 Cleveland 5
May 10 Orlando 3 Cleveland 2
May 11 Orlando 4 Cleveland 6

Cleveland wins best-of-seven series 4-1.[1]

(S1) Long Beach Ice Dogs vs. (S3) Utah Grizzlies[edit]

Utah vs Long Beach
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 2 Utah 1 Long Beach 2
May 4 Utah 1 Long Beach 4
May 7 Long Beach 4 Utah 1
May 9 Long Beach 3 Utah 2 (OT)

Long Beach wins best-of-seven series 4-0.[1]

(M1) San Antonio Dragons vs. (S2) Houston Aeros[edit]

Houston Aeros vs San Antonio Dragons
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 2 Houston 4 San Antonio 0
May 3 Houston 4 San Antonio 3 (OT)
May 6 San Antonio 2 Houston 5
May 9 San Antonio 2 Houston 1
May 10 San Antonio 3 Houston 4

Houston wins best-of-seven series 4-1.[1]

(N1) Detroit Vipers vs. (C2) Cleveland Lumberjacks[edit]

Cleveland Lumberjacks vs Detroit Vipers
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 16 Cleveland 2 Detroit 4
May 18 Cleveland 1 Detroit 4
May 22 Detroit 1 Cleveland 3
May 24 Detroit 6 Cleveland 4
May 25 Cleveland 1 Detroit 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4-1.[1]

(S1) Long Beach Ice Dogs vs. (S2) Houston Aeros[edit]

Houston Aeros vs Long Beach Ice Dogs
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 15 Long Beach 1 Houston 4
May 18 Houston 3 Long Beach 5
May 19 Houston 2 Long Beach 5
May 21 Long Beach 5 Houston 3
May 22 Long Beach 4 Houston 2

Long Beach wins best-of-seven series 4-1.[1]

(N1) Detroit Vipers vs. (S1) Long Beach Ice Dogs[edit]

Long Beach Ice Dogs vs Detroit Vipers
Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 30 Long Beach 3 Detroit 5
June 1 Long Beach 3 Detroit 0
June 9 Detroit 5 Long Beach 1
June 11 Detroit 3 Long Beach 1
June 13 Detroit 1 Long Beach 2 (OT)
June 15 Long Beach 0 Detroit 2

Detroit wins Turner Cup 4-2.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Diamond 2000, p. 35.

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