1997–98 CHL season

The 1997–98 CHL season was the sixth season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

1997–98 CHL season
LeagueCentral Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Adams’ CupColumbus Cottonmouths
Season MVPJoe Burton (Oklahoma City)
Top scorerLuc Beausoleil (Tulsa)
ChampionsColumbus Cottonmouths
  Runners-upWichita Thunder

Regular season

Division standings

Eastern Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
y-Columbus Cottonmouths7051136341219108
x-Nashville Ice Flyers7041191027424692
x-Huntsville Channel Cats704022833328188
x-Macon Whoopee703825724923483
e-Fayetteville Force702542324734853
Western Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
x-Oklahoma City Blazers704819331923799
x-Wichita Thunder703531430230374
x-Tulsa Oilers703431530827473
x-Memphis RiverKings702540523928755
e-Fort Worth Fire701353421439730

y - clinched league title; x - clinched playoff spot; e - eliminated from playoff contention


Playoff bracket

Quarter Finals Semi-Finals Championships
1 Columbus 3
4 Macon 0
1 Columbus 4
2 Nashville 2
2 Nashville 3
3 Huntsville 0
1 Columbus 4
2 Wichita 0
1 Oklahoma City 3
4 Memphis 1
1 Oklahoma City 3
2 Wichita 4
2 Wichita 3
3 Tulsa 1

CHL awards

William “Bill” Levins Memorial Cup:Columbus Cottonmouths
Adams Cup:Columbus Cottonmouths
Coach of the Year:David Lohrei (Nashville)
Most Valuable Player:Joe Burton (Oklahoma City)
Playoff Most Valuable Player:Mike Martens (Columbus)
Most Outstanding Goaltender:Brian Elder (Oklahoma City)
Most Outstanding DefensemanHardy Sauter (Oklahoma City)
Rookie of the YearDavid Beauregard (Wichita)
Scoring ChampionLuc Beausoleil (Tulsa)
Community Service AwardRod Branch (Tulsa)
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