The 2010–11 CHL season was the 19th season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).
|2010–11 CHL season|
|League||Central Hockey League|
|Number of teams||18|
|Governor's Cup||Allen Americans|
|Season MVP||Sebastien Thinel (Odessa)|
|Top scorer||Riley Nelson (Colorado)|
The Amarillo Gorillas and the Corpus Christi IceRays folded and both were replaced by a North American Hockey League team.
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. It was later announced that the Evansville IceMen would also participate in the league. This is after team ownership in Evansville, Indiana purchased the former IHL Muskegon Lumberjacks franchise.
It was announced that the 2011 Central Hockey League All-Star Game would be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, home of the Rapid City Rush on January 12, 2011. The defending champions Rapid City Rush and coach Joe Ferras will form one team in the match-up and will be opposed by a team of CHL All-Stars composed of players from the other 17 CHL member teams.
|y-Rapid City Rush||66||40||22||4||210||200||84|
|x-Fort Wayne Komets||66||31||27||8||187||204||70|
|x-Quad City Mallards||66||34||31||1||186||182||69|
x – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won regular season league title After games of March 27, 2011
|x-Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees||66||25||35||6||194||232||56|
x – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won regular season league title After games of March 27, 2011.
|Conference Opening Round||Conference Semi-final||Conference Final||Ray Miron President's Cup Finals|
|8||Rio Grande Valley||0|
- Source:Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners
- Ray Miron President's Cup (Playoff Champions) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
- Bud Poile Governors’ Cup (regular-season champions) - Allen Americans
- Most Valuable Player - Riley Nelson, Colorado
- Most Outstanding Goaltender - Robby Nolan, Missouri
- Most Outstanding Defenseman - Andrew Martens, Wichita
- Rookie of the Year - Aaron Lewicki, Rio Grande Valley
- Coach of the Year - Jason Christie, Bloomington
- Man of the Year - Simon Watson, Missouri
- Rick Kozuback Award - Jeff Christian, Evansville
- Joe Burton Award (Scoring Champion) - Sebastien Thine, Odessa
- Playoff Most Valuable Player - Jeff Kyrzakos, Bossier-Shreveport
- All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (Rapid City) - Ryan Menei, Rapid City
- All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (CHL All-Stars) - Jason Dale, Bloomington
- Athletic Trainer of the Year – George Bullock Jr., Bossier-Shreveport
- Equipment Manager of the Year– Romeo Vivit, Rapid City
2010-2011 All-CHL TeamEdit
- Forward: Sebastien Thinel, Odessa
- Forward: Riley Nelson, Colorado
- Forward: Chad Woollard, Texas
- Defenceman: Darcy Campbell, Rio Grande Valley
- Defenceman: Andrew Martens, Wichita
- Goaltender : Robby Nolan, Missouri
2010-2011 CHL All-Rookie TeamEdit
- Forward - Aaron Lewicki, Rio Grande Valley
- Forward - Adam Chorneyko, Colorado
- Forward - Gary Steffes, Tulsa
- Defenceman - David Strathman, Allen
- Defenceman - Alan Mazur, Bloomington
- Goaltender - Wayne Savage, Texas
- ^ Press Release (June 1, 2010). "CHL and IHL Make Major Announcement". CHL. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- ^ Press Release (June 10, 2010). "CHL Announces Participating Teams for 2010-11 Season". CHL. Archived from the original on 2010-09-21. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- ^ Press Release (June 22, 2010). "Evansville Joins CHL/IHL Collaboration". CHL. Archived from the original on 2010-09-21. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- ^ Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine