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The 1996–97 CHL season was the fifth season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Franchise changesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final Standings Edit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOL = Shootout loss; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Eastern Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
Huntsville Channel Cats 66 39 24 3 311 297 81
Macon Whoopee 66 38 24 4 276 237 80
Memphis RiverKings 66 35 27 4 278 260 74
Columbus Cottonmouths 66 32 28 6 292 291 70
Nashville Nighthawks 66 12 52 2 219 359 26
Western Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
Oklahoma City Blazers 66 48 12 6 307 200 102
Fort Worth Fire 66 43 16 5 279 210 95
Tulsa Oilers 66 30 32 4 286 284 64
Wichita Thunder 66 25 31 10 279 324 60
San Antonio Iguanas 66 26 36 4 261 326 56

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top four teams in each division qualify. The quarter round was best-of-five. The semifinal and final rounds were best-of-seven.

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Huntsville defeated Columbus, 3 games to none; 5-3, 8-3, 4-1
  • Memphis defeated Macon, 3 games to 2; 3-6, 3-2, 2-3, 3-2 (ot), 3-2
  • Fort Worth defeated Tulsa, 3 games to 2; 6-5, 3-4, 4-3, 1-6, 3-0
  • Wichita defeated Oklahoma City, 3 games to 1; 1-4, 4-2, 3-2, 6-5 (ot)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Fort Worth defeated Wichita, 4 games to 1; 4-2, 6-4, 3-4, 4-3, 5-4
  • Memphis defeated Huntsville, 4 games to 2; 5-4 (ot), 6-4, 5-7, 3-5, 4-2, 4-3

FinalEdit

  • Fort Worth defeated Memphis, 4 games to 3; 4-1, 5-6 (ot), 2-1, 0-4, 1-3, 4-3, 3-2

CHL awardsEdit

Ray Miron Cup: Fort Worth Fire
Adams Cup: Oklahoma City Blazers
Coach of the Year: Bill McDonald (Fort Worth)
Most Valuable Player: Trevor Jobe (Columbus)
Playoff Most Valuable Player: Steve Plouffe (Fort Worth)
Most Outstanding Goaltender: Jean-Ian Filiatrault (Oklahoma City)
Most Outstanding Defenseman Hardy Sauter (Oklahoma City)
Rookie of the Year Cory Dosdall (Wichita)
Scoring Champion Trevor Jobe (Columbus)

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