1999–2000 ECHL season

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The 1999–2000 ECHL season was the 12th season of the ECHL. Before the start of the season, the Miami Matadors and Columbus Chill suspended operations, the Chesapeake Icebreakers, who originally suspended operations, moved to Jackson, Mississippi. The league also welcomed expansion franchises in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Trenton, New Jersey, as well as welcoming back a franchise in the former market of Greensboro, North Carolina. The New Orleans Brass moved into the New New Orleans Arena. The league also created a new individual award, the Plus Performer Award, to be awarded to the player who leads the league in plus-minus rating at the end of the regular season.[1] The Florida Everblades finished first overall in the regular season, winning the Brabham Cup and the Peoria Rivermen won their first Kelly Cup, defeating the Louisiana IceGators four games to two.

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 OTL Pts GF GA
Roanoke Express 70 44 20 6 94 221 181
Richmond Renegades 70 44 21 5 93 258 205
Hampton Roads Admirals 70 44 22 4 92 241 198
Trenton Titans 70 37 29 4 78 233 199
Charlotte Checkers 70 25 38 7 57 186 254
Greensboro Generals 70 20 43 7 47 229 337
Northwest Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Peoria Rivermen 70 45 20 5 95 273 216
Huntington Blizzard 70 35 25 10 80 230 238
Johnstown Chiefs 70 33 28 9 75 235 234
Dayton Bombers 70 32 28 10 74 230 226
Wheeling Nailers 70 25 40 5 55 202 246
Toledo Storm 70 22 41 7 51 214 306

Southern Conference[edit]

Southeast Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Florida Everblades 70 53 15 2 108 277 181
Pee Dee Pride 70 47 18 5 99 233 175
Greenville Grrrowl 70 46 18 6 98 277 198
South Carolina Stingrays 70 35 25 10 80 253 242
Augusta Lynx 70 34 31 5 73 243 248
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks 70 31 33 6 68 256 261
Jacksonville Lizard Kings 70 27 34 9 63 246 291
Southwest Division GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Louisiana IceGators 70 43 18 9 95 281 241
Mobile Mysticks 70 40 28 2 82 275 230
New Orleans Brass 70 36 27 7 79 230 219
Mississippi Sea Wolves 70 35 27 8 78 241 221
Pensacola Ice Pilots 70 35 29 6 76 215 216
Baton Rouge Kingfish 70 33 32 5 71 253 277
Jackson Bandits 70 32 32 6 70 201 227
Birmingham Bulls 70 29 37 4 62 255 297
Arkansas RiverBlades 70 18 49 3 39 192 316

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 Peoria 3
8 Dayton 0
1 Peoria 3
7 Johnstown 0
2 Roanoke 1
7 Johnstown 3
1 Peoria 4
6 Trenton 2
3 Richmond 0
6 Trenton 3
6 Trenton 3
4 Hampton Roads 2
4 Hampton Roads 3
5 Huntington 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Finals[edit]

(1) Peoria vs. (6) Trenton
Date Away Home
April 30 Trenton 6 Peoria 7
May 2 Trenton 2 Peoria 7
May 4 Peoria 1 Trenton 2 OT
May 5 Peoria 5 Trenton 2
May 7 Peoria 1 Trenton 3
May 10 Trenton 2 Peoria 5
Peoria wins series 4–2

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 Florida 2  
    10 Augusta 3  
7 New Orleans 1
10 Augusta 2  
  10 Augusta 1  
  4 Greenville 3  
 
 
  4 Greenville 3
    5 Mobile 2  
 
  4 Greenville 2
  2 Louisiana 4
 
 
  3 Pee Dee 2
    6 South Carolina 3  
6 South Carolina 2
11 Baton Rouge 0  
  6 South Carolina 0
  2 Louisiana 3  
 
 
  2 Louisiana 3
    8 Mississippi 1  
8 Mississippi 2
9 Pensacola 1  

Wild Card[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Finals[edit]

(2) Louisiana vs. (4) Greenville
Date Away Home
May 3 Louisiana 4 Greenville 5
May 5 Louisiana 2 Greenville 3 4OT
May 6 Greenville 4 Louisiana 6
May 9 Greenville 5 Louisiana 6 OT
May 10 Greenville 3 Louisiana 6
May 13 Louisiana 4 Greenville 0
Louisiana wins series 4–2

Kelly Cup finals[edit]

Kelly Cup finals
     
N.1 Peoria 4
S.2 Louisiana 2
(N.1) Peoria vs. (S.2) Louisiana
Date Away Home
May 19 Louisiana 5 Peoria 3
May 20 Louisiana 4 Peoria 2
May 24 Peoria 5 Louisiana 4 2OT
May 25 Peoria 4 Louisiana 2
May 28 Peoria 6 Louisiana 5 2OT
May 31 Louisiana 3 Peoria 4 OT
Peoria wins series 4–2

ECHL awards[edit]

See also: ECHL awards
Patrick J. Kelly Cup: Peoria Rivermen
Henry Brabham Cup: Florida Everblades
Northern Conference Champion: Peoria Rivermen
Southern Conference Champion: Louisiana IceGators
John Brophy Award: Bob Ferguson (Florida)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Andrew Williamson (Toledo)
Kelly Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: J. F. Boutin and Jason Christie (Peoria)
ECHL Goaltender of the Year: Jan Lasak (Hampton Roads)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Jan Lasak (Hampton Roads)
Defenseman of the Year: Tom Nemeth (Dayton)
Leading Scorer: John Spoltore (Louisiana)
Plus Performer Award: Andy MacIntyre (Florida)
Sportsmanship Award: Jamie Ling (Dayton)

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