1997â€“98 AHL season
The 1997/98 season was the 62nd regular season of the American Hockey League ( AHL ). During the regular season, 18 teams played 80 matches each. Each of the eight best teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference then played in a play-off round to the Calder Cup.
- 3.1 mode
- 3.2 Playoff Tree
- 3.3 Calder Cup winner
- 4.1 Team Trophies
- 4.2 Individual Trophies
The following changes were made before the start of the season:
- The Baltimore Bandits were to Cincinnati, Ohio, moved and played from now on under the name Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
- The Binghamton Rangers to Hartford, Connecticut, relocated and played from now on under the name Hartford Wolf Pack.
- The Carolina Monarchs have been to New Haven, Connecticut, relocated and played from now on under the name Beast of New Haven
Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime after defeat, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points Notes: In parentheses is the placement within the Conference; = Playoff Qualification = Division Winner, = Conference Winner
Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, PIM = penalty minutes; Fat: Saisonbestwert
Calder Cup Playoffs
For the playoffs qualified in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference each of the eight best teams. While in the Eastern Conference, respectively, the top four teams from each division qualified, the Cincinnati was in the Western Conference of the Fifth Empire State Division, the Rochester Americans qualify, because they had more points than the fourth of the Mid-Atlantic Division, Mighty Ducks.
In the first three playoff rounds, the winner of the Eastern or Western Division were played, which then clashed in the final of the Calder Cup. While the first playoff round in the best- of-five - mode has been played, all other playoff rounds and finals for the Best -of -Seven mode were played.
Calder Cup winner
Goalie Brian Boucher, Neil Little
Attacker: Frank Bialowas, Martin Cerven, Bruce Coles, Craig Darby, Paul Healey, Mike Maneluk, Shawn McCosh, Jim Montgomery, Sean O'Brien, Andre Payette, Brian Wesenberg, Peter White