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- The San Antonio Iguanas sat out the season after the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL relocated to San Antonio as the San Antonio Dragons for the 1996-97 season. Both teams used the Freeman Coliseum for their home games. The Iguanas would return after the Dragons folded after the 1997-98 season.
- The Nashville Nighthawks were renamed the Nashville Ice Flyers.
- The Fayetteville Force were added as an expansion team.
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOL = Shootout loss; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against
y - clinched league title; x - clinched playoff spot; e - eliminated from playoff contention
|Nashville Ice Flyers||70||41||19||10||274||246||92|
|Huntsville Channel Cats||70||40||22||8||333||281||88|
|Oklahoma City Blazers||70||48||19||3||319||237||99|
|Fort Worth Fire||70||13||53||4||214||397||30|
The top four teams in each division qualify. The quarter round was best-of-five. The semifinal and final rounds were best-of-seven.
- Oklahoma City defeated Memphis, 3 games to 1; 3-5, 3-0, 5-4 (ot), 3-1
- Wichita defeated Tulsa, 3 games to 1; 4-3, 4-5, 4-3, 4-3
- Columbus defeated Macon, 3 games to none; 4-3, 6-3, 2-0
- Nashville defeated Huntsville, 3 games to none; 2-1, 7-6, 7-4
- Columbus defeated Nashville, 4 games to 2; 5-2, 6-2, 2-4, 6-3, 1-3, 8-4
- Wichita defeated Oklahoma City, 4 games to 3; 3-2, 6-2, 3-2. 3-4, 1-4, 3-5, 5-4 (ot)
- Columbus defeated Wichita, 4 games to none; 8-0, 6-3, 6-2, 4-2
|Ray Miron Cup:||Columbus Cottonmouths|
|Adams Cup:||Columbus Cottonmouths|
|Coach of the Year:||David Lohrei (Nashville)|
|Most Valuable Player:||Joe Burton (Oklahoma City)|
|Playoff Most Valuable Player:||Mike Martens (Columbus)|
|Most Outstanding Goaltender:||Brian Elder (Oklahoma City)|
|Most Outstanding Defenseman||Hardy Sauter (Oklahoma City)|
|Rookie of the Year||David Beauregard (Wichita)|
|Scoring Champion||Luc Beausoleil (Tulsa)|
|Community Service Award||Rod Branch (Tulsa)|
|Central Hockey League seasons|
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