The 2009–10 IHL season is the 3rd season of the International Hockey League (IHL).

League business Edit

Team changes Edit

Departures Edit

Prior to the 2009-10 season, the Kalamazoo Wings, announced their intentions to leave the league and a few weeks later, Kalamazoo joined the ECHL.

Additions Edit

The IHL added one team for the 2009-10 season in Dayton, Ohio and welcomed back a franchise in Moline, Illinois.

The Dayton Gems, based in the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Trotwood, Ohio, will compete at Hara Arena. Dayton was home to the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL from 1991–2009, but the team relinquished their membership following a failed season ticket drive to return in for the 2010-11 season. The IHL Dayton franchise takes its name from the original Dayton Gems who competed in the original IHL.

A second incarnation of the Quad City Mallards, based in Moline, Illinois, will compete in the iWireless Center. The original Quad City Mallards, along with the Rockford IceHogs, left the United Hockey League (the predecessor to the new IHL) following the 2006-07 season and joined the American Hockey League. After two seasons in the league, the Quad City AHL team was moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia and Quad City was welcomed into IHL. Quad City has signed affiliation agreements with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Quad City is the only team in the IHL with an affiliation agreement with an NHL club.

Regular season Edit

Standings Edit

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

International Hockey League GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
x-Muskegon Lumberjacks 76 51 20 1 4 107 282 218
x-Fort Wayne Komets 76 50 21 1 4 105 263 183
x-Port Huron Icehawks 76 47 25 0 4 98 259 223
x-Flint Generals 76 33 36 3 4 73 232 257
Bloomington Prairie Thunder 76 31 34 5 6 73 241 273
Quad City Mallards 76 29 35 4 8 70 207 263
Dayton Gems 76 25 46 4 1 55 200 267

Turner Cup-Playoffs Edit

  Turner Cup-Semifinals Turner Cup-Final
2 Fort Wayne Komets 4  
3 Port Huron Icehawks 3  
    2 Fort Wayne Komets 4
  4 Flint Generals 1
1 Muskegon Lumberjacks 3
4 Flint Generals 4  

Merger with Central Hockey League.Edit

Team PhotosEdit

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