2000-01 AHL Season
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2000%E2%80%9301 AHL Season

The 2000-01 AHL season was the 65th season of the American Hockey League. The league realigns its divisions again. The Atlantic division is renamed the Canadian division. The Empire State division is replaced by the South division, with many teams shifting from the Mid-Atlantic division.

Twenty teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Worcester IceCats finished first overall in the regular season. The Saint John Flames won their first Calder Cup championship.

Team changes

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Eastern Conference

Canadian GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Saint John Flames (CGY) 80 44 24 7 5 100 269 210
Quebec Citadelles (MTL) 80 41 32 3 4 89 264 252
St. John's Maple Leafs (TOR) 80 35 35 8 2 80 247 244
Hamilton Bulldogs (EDM) 80 28 41 6 5 67 227 281
New England GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Worcester IceCats (STL) 80 48 20 9 3 108 264 205
Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR) 80 40 26 8 6 94 263 247
Providence Bruins (BOS) 80 35 31 10 4 84 245 242
Lowell Lock Monsters (LA/NYI) 80 35 35 5 5 80 225 244
Portland Pirates (WAS) 80 34 40 4 2 74 250 280
Springfield Falcons (PHX/NYI) 80 29 37 8 6 72 253 280

Western Conference

Mid-Atlantic GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (BUF) 80 46 22 9 3 104 224 192
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT) 80 36 33 9 2 83 252 248
Syracuse Crunch (CBJ) 80 33 30 12 5 83 235 254
Philadelphia Phantoms (PHI) 80 36 34 5 5 82 246 244
Hershey Bears (COL) 80 34 39 4 3 75 216 234
Albany River Rats (NJ) 80 30 40 6 4 70 216 262
South GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA
Kentucky Thoroughblades (SJ) 80 42 25 12 1 97 273 212
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (ANA/DET) 80 41 26 9 4 95 254 240
Norfolk Admirals (CHI) 80 36 26 13 5 90 241 208
Louisville Panthers (FLA) 80 21 51 5 3 50 200 285

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
            
C1 Saint John 3
N5 Portland 0
C1 Saint John 4
Canadian Division
C2 Quebec 1
C2 Quebec 3
C3 St. John's 1
C1 Saint John 4
Eastern Conference
N3 Providence 1
N1 Worcester 3
N4 Lowell 1
N1 Worcester 3
New England Division
N3 Providence 4
N2 Hartford 2
N3 Providence 3
C1 Saint John 4
M2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
M1 Rochester 1
M4 Philadelphia 3
M2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
Mid-Atlantic Division
M4 Philadelphia 2
M2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3
M3 Syracuse 2
M2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
Western Conference
M5 Hershey 0
S1 Kentucky 0
M5 Hershey 3
S3 Norfolk 1
Southern Division
M5 Hershey 4
S2 Cincinnati 1
S3 Norfolk 3

All Star Classic

The 14th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 15, 2001 at the First Union Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Team Canada defeated Team PlanetUSA 11-10. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team PlanetUSA won 16-8 over Team Canada. [1]

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Saint John Flames
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Saint John Flames
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Worcester IceCats
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Worcester IceCats
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Canadian Division:
Saint John Flames
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Kentucky Thoroughblades

Individual awards

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Stew MacDonald, Saint John Flames
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Bill Torrey
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Tris Wykes, Norfolk, (newspaper)
Bob Crawford, Hartford, (radio)
Fox Sports Net, Pittsburgh, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Dave Cieslinski, Rochester Americans

See also

References


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