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The 1997–98 CHL season was the sixth season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

Franchise changesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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

Eastern Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
Columbus Cottonmouths 70 51 13 6 341 219 108
Nashville Ice Flyers 70 41 19 10 274 246 92
Huntsville Channel Cats 70 40 22 8 333 281 88
Macon Whoopee 70 38 25 7 249 234 83
Fayetteville Force 70 25 42 3 247 348 53
Western Division GP W L SOL GF GA Pts
Oklahoma City Blazers 70 48 19 3 319 237 99
Wichita Thunder 70 35 31 4 302 303 74
Tulsa Oilers 70 34 31 5 308 274 73
Memphis RiverKings 70 25 40 5 239 287 55
Fort Worth Fire 70 13 53 4 214 397 30

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

  • 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

SemifinalsEdit

  • 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)

FinalEdit

  • Columbus defeated Wichita, 4 games to none; 8-0, 6-3, 6-2, 4-2

CHL awardsEdit

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)

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