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The 1988-89 ECHL season was the inaugural season of the ECHL. The leagues first season consisted of five teams in Erie, Pennsylvania, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Knoxville, Tennessee, Vinton, Virginia and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The 5 teams played 60 games each in the schedule. The Erie Panthers finished first overall in the regular season. The Carolina Thunderbirds won the first Riley Cup championship.

Regular SeasonEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L= Loses; OTL = Overtime loses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points; Green shade = Clinched playoff spot

East Coast Hockey League GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
Erie Panthers 60 37 20 3 77 327 256
Johnstown Chiefs 60 32 22 6 70 295 251
Knoxville Cherokees 60 32 27 1 65 266 286
Carolina Thunderbirds 60 27 32 1 55 266 329
Virginia Lancers 60 22 30 8 52 266 298

Riley Cup PlayoffsEdit


  Riley Cup Semifinals Riley Cup Finals
                 
1 Erie 0  
4 Carolina 4  
    4 Carolina 4
  2 Johnstown 3
3 Knoxville 0
2 Johnstown 4  

ECHL awardsEdit

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Carolina Thunderbirds
Henry Brabham Cup: Erie Panthers
John Brophy Award: Ron Hansis (Erie)
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Daryl Harpe (Erie)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Nick Vitucci (Carolina)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Tom Sasso (Johnstown)
Defenseman of the Year: Kelly Szauter (Erie)
Leading Scorer: Daryl Harpe (Erie)

Team PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

All stats from Internet Hockey Database

See alsoEdit

ECHL seasons
1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1990-91 · 1991-92 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99
1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11


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