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This is the 2000-01 Empire Junior B Hockey League season.
- The league lost the Tri-State Jr. Bandits, Upstate T-Birds (suspended operations)
Team GP W L T GF GA P Wheatfield Blades 30 23 7 0 163 83 46 Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins 30 21 8 1 163 98 43 Mass Maple Leafs 30 20 10 0 139 114 40 Rochester Jr. B Americans 30 15 14 1 153 116 31 Syracuse Stars 30 6 24 0 88 184 12 Binghamton Tornadoes 30 4 26 0 77 188 8
The tournament used a modified round robin format with the first second and third place teams making up one group and the fourth, fifth and six place making up the other group. Each team in one group played all the teams in the other group.
- Wheatfield defeated Rochester 5-2
- Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse 5-2
- Mass defeated Binghamton 9-3
- Rochester defeated Pittsburgh 6-2
- Wheatfield defeated Binghamton 4-1
- Mass defeated Syracuse 4-2
- Pittsburgh defeated Binghamton 17-2
- Rochester defeated Mass 7-4
- Wheatfield defeated Syracuse 7-2
Wheatfield finished as the only team with a 3-0 record. However, Mass defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 in a game played on the evening of the last round robin games (which were played in the morning). Mass and Pittsburgh finished 3rd and 2nd respectively overall based on goal differential (ahead of Rochester). This game may have been for a second berth in the national tournament. (No information to confirm if Wheatfield won the championship and if the final game was for a national tournament spot).