2008–09 CHL season

The 2008–09 CHL season was the 17th season of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

2008–09 CHL season
LeagueCentral Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
Governors’ CupColorado Eagles
Season MVPSébastien Thinel
Top scorerSébastien Thinel
Northern championsColorado Eagles
  Northern runners-upMississippi RiverKings
Southern championsTexas Brahmas
  Southern runners-upOdessa Jackalopes
Playoffs MVPJason Deitsch (Texas)
ChampionsTexas Brahmas
  Runners-upColorado Eagles

League business

The Rapid City Rush were added and two teams were created, the Austin Ice Bats and Youngstown SteelHounds.

Regular season

Conference standings

Northern Conference GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
y-Colorado Eagles644515494275195
x-Mississippi RiverKings644417391242166
x-Oklahoma City Blazers643918785202158
x-Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs643919684196169
x-Rocky Mountain Rage643226670220219
e-Rapid City Rush642233953183231
e-Tulsa Oilers641838844179270
e-Wichita Thunder642041343168230
Southern Conference GP W L OTL Pts GF GA
y-Texas Brahmas644216690223170
x-Odessa Jackalopes643919684260205
x-Laredo Bucks643623577214187
x-Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees643524573221198
x-Corpus Christi IceRays642830662183206
e-Arizona Sundogs642732559220259
e-New Mexico Scorpions642733458220242
e-Amarillo Gorillas641942341193294

Note: y - clinched conference title; x - clinched playoff spot; e - eliminated from playoff contention


Playoff Bracket

  First Round 1 Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals Ray Miron President's Cup Finals
  N1 Colorado 4  
  N4 Bossier-Shreveport 0  
N4 Bossier-Shreveport 3  
N5 Rocky Mountain 1
  N1 Colorado 4  
  N2 Mississippi 2  
N2 Mississippi 4
N3 Oklahoma City 2  
  N1 Colorado 1
  S1 Texas 4
S2 Odessa 4  
S3 Laredo 2  
  S1 Texas 4
  S2 Odessa 3  
S4 Rio Grande Valley 2  
S5 Corpus Christi 1  
  S1 Texas 4
S4 Rio Grande valley 0  

CHL awards

Source:Central Hockey League Historical Award Winners [1]
Ray Miron President's Cup:Texas Brahmas
Governors' Cup:Colorado Eagles
Most Valuable Player:Sébastien Thinel (Odessa)
Most Outstanding Goaltender:Kevin Beech (Mississippi)
Most Outstanding Defenseman:Aaron Schneekloth (Colorado)
Rookie of the Year:Darryl Smith (Laredo)
Coach of the Year:Kevin Kaminski (Mississippi)
Man of the Year:Austin Sutter (Amarillo)
Rick Kozuback Award:Jeff Lund (Tulsa)
Joe Burton Award:Sébastien Thinel (Odessa)
Playoff Most Valuable PlayerJason Deitsch (Texas)
All-Star Game MVP (Eagles):Konrad Reeder (Colorado)
All-Star Game MVP (CHL All-Stars):Darryl Smith (Laredo)
Athletic Trainer of the Year:Osama Kassab (Rocky Mountain)
Equipment Manager of the Year:Shawn Smith (Rapid City)


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