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The 1989-90 ECHL season was the 2nd season of the ECHL. The league brought back all five teams from the inaugural season and added three more franchises in Greensboro, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Norfolk, Virginia. Before the season began, the Carolina Thunderbirds changed their name to the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds. The 8 teams played 60 each in the schedule. The Winston-Salem Thunderbirds finished first overall in the regular season. The Greensboro Monarchs won their 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
Winston-Salem Thunderbirds 60 38 16 6 82 312 257
Erie Panthers 60 38 16 6 82 357 251
Virginia Lancers 60 36 18 6 78 261 218
Greensboro Monarchs 60 29 27 4 62 263 283
Hampton Roads Admirals 60 29 29 2 60 252 267
Nashville Knights 60 26 30 4 56 248 289
Johnstown Chiefs 60 23 31 6 52 233 291
Knoxville Cherokees 60 21 33 6 48 230 300

Riley Cup PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1  Winston-Salem 4  
  6  Nashville 1  
    1  Winston-Salem 1
  3  Greensboro 4
  2  Erie 3  
5  Hampton Roads 2  
  2  Erie 0
  3  Greensboro 2  
3  Greensboro 3
  4  Virginia 1  

ECHL awardsEdit

See also: ECHL awards
Jack Riley Cup: Greensboro Monarchs
Henry Brabham Cup: Winston-Salem Thunderbirds
ECHL Most Valuable Player: Bill McDougall (Erie)
Riley Cup Playoffs Most Valuable Player: Wade Flaherty (Greensboro)
ECHL Rookie of the Year: Bill McDougall (Erie)
Defenseman of the Year: Bill Whitfield (Virginia)
Leading Scorer: Bill McDougall (Erie)

Team PhotosEdit


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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