2011–12 CHL season

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2011–12 CHL season
LeagueCentral Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of teams14
Regular season
Governor's CupWichita Thunder
Season MVPBrandon Marino (Fort Wayne)
Top scorerTodd Robinson (Evansville)
Finals
ChampionsFort Wayne Komets
  Runners-upWichita Thunder
CHL seasons

The 2011–12 CHL season was the 20th season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

League business[edit]

Team changes[edit]

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, Colorado Eagles (who moved to the ECHL), Mississippi RiverKings (who moved to the Southern Professional Hockey League), Bloomington PrairieThunder, and the Odessa Jackalopes all left the league.

A new team, the Bloomington Blaze joined the league and will play in the Turner Conference.

Realignment[edit]

Announced on June 14, 2011, the league realigned their conferences with the loss of five teams and the addition of one team. The notable changes are the addition of Bloomington to the Turner Conference and Wichita Thunder to the Berry Conference.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Updated May 12, 2012.[1]

Turner Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
Fort Wayne Komets 66 40 19 7 228 187 87
Evansville IceMen 66 40 22 4 215 192 84
Missouri Mavericks 66 39 21 6 223 200 84
Rapid City Rush 66 38 22 6 226 176 82
Quad City Mallards 66 37 27 2 230 201 76
Dayton Gems 66 23 29 14 185 228 60
Bloomington Blaze 66 24 35 7 183 244 55


Updated March 26, 2012.[2]

Berry Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
Wichita Thunder 66 44 19 3 231 181 91
Allen Americans 66 39 18 9 212 175 87
Texas Brahmas 66 33 25 8 171 170 74
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 66 32 27 7 208 200 71
Tulsa Oilers 66 29 29 8 207 222 66
Laredo Bucks 66 25 38 3 175 246 53
Arizona Sundogs 66 19 38 9 175 247 47

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Conference Semi-Finals Conference Final Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Finals
         
T1 Fort Wayne 4
T4 Rapid City 2
T1 Fort Wayne 4
Turner Conference
T3 Missouri 3
T2 Evansville 0
T3 Missouri 4
T1 Fort Wayne 4
B1 Wichita 1
B1 Wichita 4
B4 Rio Grande Valley 1
B1 Wichita 4
Berry Conference
B3 Texas 2
B2 Allen 2
B3 Texas 4

CHL Awards[edit]

Source:Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners[3]

Ray Miron President's Cup: Fort Wayne Komets
Bud Poile Governors' Cup: Wichita Thunder
Most Valuable Player: Brandon Marino (Quad City)
Most Outstanding Goaltender: Mark Guggenberger (Texas)
Most Outstanding Defenseman: Riley Weselowski (Rapid City)
Rookie of the Year: Mark Guggenberger (Texas)
Coach of the Year: Kevin McClelland (Wichita Thunder)
Man of the Year: Riley Weselowski (Rapid City)
Rick Kozuback Award (Sportsmanship/Perseverance): TBD
Joe Burton Award (Scoring Champion): Todd Robinson (Evansville)
Playoff Most Valuable Player: Mike Vaskivuo (Fort Wayne)
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (Arizona): Kevin Petovello
All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (CHL All-Stars): Brandon Marino (Quad City)
Athletic Trainer of the Year: Bryan Rogers (Dayton)
Equipment Manager of the Year: Romeo Vivit (Rapid City)

All-CHL Team[edit]

Source:CHL Media Relations[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CentralHockeyLeague.com: Statistics (Standings)". CHL. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ "CentralHockeyLeague.com: Statistics (Standings)". CHL. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ CHL Media Relations

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