2013–14 ECHL season

The 2013–14 ECHL season was the 26th season of the ECHL. The regular season schedule ran from October 18, 2013, to April 13, 2014,[1] followed by the Kelly Cup playoffs. The league began the season with 22 teams scheduled to play 72 regular season games each, but one team folded during the season, which required the league to reschedule games in order to provide the remaining teams with full schedules.[2]

2013–14 ECHL season
LeagueECHL
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 18, 2013 – April 13, 2014
Regular season
Brabham CupAlaska Aces
Season MVPMickey Lang
Top scorerBrandon Marino
Playoffs
Eastern championsCincinnati Cyclones
  Eastern runners-upGreenville Road Warriors
Western championsAlaska Aces
  Western runners-upBakersfield Condors
Playoffs MVPRob Madore
Kelly Cup
ChampionsAlaska Aces
  Runners-upCincinnati Cyclones
ECHL seasons

League businessEdit

Team changesEdit

New affiliations and changesEdit

ECHL team Added affiliates Lost affiliates
Alaska Aces Calgary Flames (NHL)
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
Independent
Bakersfield Condors Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Independent
Colorado Eagles Independent Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Evansville IceMen St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Peoria Rivermen (AHL)
Fort Wayne Komets Independent Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Greenville Road Warriors Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Adirondack Phantoms (AHL)
Connecticut Whale (AHL)
Kalamazoo Wings Utica Comets (AHL) Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Ontario Reign Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
St. John's IceCaps
Orlando Solar Bears Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Stockton Thunder New York Islanders (NHL)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Utah Grizzlies Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
Calgary Flames (NHL)
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)

Annual Board of Governors meetingEdit

The ECHL Board of Governors was held the first week of July 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Board of Governors re-elected Gwinnett Gladiators president Steve Chapman as chairman for an eighth term and awarded the 2015 All-star game to the Orlando Solar Bears.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Eastern Conference GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
z-Reading Royals (WAS) 72 46 22 2 2 229 182 96
y-Kalamazoo Wings (STL/VAN) 72 42 22 3 5 224 197 92
y-South Carolina Stingrays (BOS) 72 43 23 2 4 197 173 92
x-Orlando Solar Bears (MIN/TOR) 72 43 24 2 3 225 219 91
x-Cincinnati Cyclones (FLA/NSH) 72 41 23 4 4 247 204 90
x-Wheeling Nailers (MTL/PIT) 72 39 27 1 5 216 196 84
x-Greenville Road Warriors (NYR) 72 39 27 2 4 220 208 84
x-Fort Wayne Komets (Ind.) 72 36 24 7 5 215 215 84
e-Florida Everblades (CAR/TB) 72 37 27 3 5 240 222 82
e-Evansville IceMen (CBJ) 72 31 30 4 7 226 237 73
e-Gwinnett Gladiators (PHX) 72 29 38 3 2 203 227 63
e-Elmira Jackals (OTT/NJ) 72 24 40 3 5 176 252 56
e-Toledo Walleye (CHI/DET) 72 21 44 4 3 193 268 49

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Western Conference GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
b-Alaska Aces (CGY) 71 45 19 3 4 243 164 97
y-Ontario Reign (LA/WPG) 71 44 20 3 4 215 191 95
x-Utah Grizzlies (ANA) 71 38 24 3 6 187 173 85
x-Idaho Steelheads (DAL) 72 39 26 3 4 223 212 85
x-Colorado Eagles (Ind.) 71 33 26 7 5 211 218 78
x-Bakersfield Condors (EDM) 72 36 30 2 4 197 202 78
x-Stockton Thunder (NYI) 72 33 31 2 6 224 235 74
x-Las Vegas Wranglers (Ind.) 72 20 44 4 4 174 248 48
w-San Francisco Bulls (SJ) 40 15 20 4 1 101 143 35

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, b - clinched Brabham Cup, best record in the conference and first round bye, e - eliminated from playoff contention, w - ceased operations

Divisional standingsEdit

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
z-Reading Royals 72 46 22 2 2 229 182 96
x-Wheeling Nailers 72 39 27 1 5 216 196 84
e-Elmira Jackals 72 24 40 3 5 176 252 56
North Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
y-Kalamazoo Wings 72 42 22 3 5 224 197 92
x-Cincinnati Cyclones 72 41 23 4 4 247 204 90
x-Fort Wayne Komets 72 36 24 7 5 215 215 84
e-Evansville IceMen 72 31 30 4 7 226 237 73
e-Toledo Walleye 72 21 44 4 3 193 268 49
South Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
y-South Carolina Stingrays 72 43 23 2 4 197 173 92
x-Orlando Solar Bears 72 43 24 2 3 225 219 91
x-Greenville Road Warriors 72 39 27 2 4 220 208 84
e-Florida Everblades 72 37 27 3 5 240 222 82
e-Gwinnett Gladiators 72 29 38 3 2 203 227 63

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Western Conference
Mountain Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
b-Alaska Aces 71 45 19 3 4 243 164 97
x-Utah Grizzlies 71 38 24 3 6 187 173 85
x-Idaho Steelheads 72 39 26 3 4 223 212 85
x-Colorado Eagles 71 33 26 7 5 211 218 78
Pacific Division GP W L OTL SOL GF GA PTS
y-Ontario Reign 71 44 20 3 4 215 191 95
x-Bakersfield Condors 72 36 30 2 4 197 202 78
x-Stockton Thunder 72 33 31 2 6 224 235 74
x-Las Vegas Wranglers 72 20 44 4 4 174 248 48
w-San Francisco Bulls 40 15 20 4 1 101 143 35

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, b - clinched Brabham Cup, best record in the conference and first round bye, e - eliminated from playoff contention, w - ceased operations

PostseasonEdit

Conference Quarterfinals[6]Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Kelly Cup Finals
            
1 Reading Royals 1
8 Fort Wayne Komets 4
8 Fort Wayne 2
5 Cincinnati 4
4 Orlando Solar Bears 2
5 Cincinnati Cyclones 4
5 Cincinnati 4
Eastern Conference
7 Greenville 2
2 Kalamazoo Wings 2
7 Greenville Road Warriors 4
7 Greenville 4
6 Wheeling 2
3 South Carolina Stingrays 0
6 Wheeling Nailers 4
5 Cincinnati 2
1 Alaska 4
1 Alaska Aces 4
8 Las Vegas Wranglers 0
1 Alaska 4
4 Idaho 1
4 Idaho Steelheads 4
5 Colorado Eagles 2
1 Alaska 4
Western Conference
6 Bakersfield 2
2 Ontario Reign 0
7 Stockton Thunder 4
7 Stockton 1
6 Bakersfield 4
3 Utah Grizzlies 1
6 Bakersfield Condors 4


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | ECHL releases 2013-14 schedule
  2. ^ Wyshynski, Greg (2014-01-27). "FAQ: What's the fallout after San Francisco Bulls fold during ECHL season?". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ Lerseth, Mike (January 27, 2014). "San Francisco Bulls hockey team ceases operations". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pat Curcio at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.
  5. ^ "ANNUAL ECHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING CONCLUDES". ECHL. July 3, 2013.
  6. ^ Press release (April 15, 2014). "Conference Quarter Finals Preview". ECHL. Retrieved April 15, 2014.

See alsoEdit