The 2009–10 IHL season is the 3rd season of the International Hockey League (IHL).
League business Edit
Team changes Edit
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
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-Fort Wayne Komets||76||50||21||1||4||105||263||183|
|x-Port Huron Icehawks||76||47||25||0||4||98||259||223|
|Bloomington Prairie Thunder||76||31||34||5||6||73||241||273|
|Quad City Mallards||76||29||35||4||8||70||207||263|
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|
Merger with Central Hockey League.Edit
- On June 1, 2010, the Central Hockey League (CHL) and the International Hockey League (IHL) announced that they would merge and play under the CHL moniker.
- On June 10, 2010, it was announced that four IHL teams made the move to the CHL, the Fort Wayne Komets, Bloomington PrairieThunder, Dayton Gems and the Quad City Mallards.
- The Port Huron Icehawks franchise was replaced by the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in the North American Hockey League.
- The Muskegon Lumberjacks were replaced by a USHL franchise with the same name.
- The Flint Generals went out of existence when the ownership of the Marquette Rangers franchise in the North American Hockey League secured a lease at the Perani Arena and Event Center and relocateto Fline and became known as the Michigan Warriors in the North American Hockey League.