SWAIN CUP CHAMPS


 


PAST WINNERS … First season 1981 (playing the 80-81 cards).


The 2017-2018 season


The upstart Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks meets up in this years final. But this one was all Sharks.

The Sharks run their playoff record to 12-2 with a four game sweep of the Canucks in taking their second consecutive Mike Swain Cup.

Jeff Friese used former Canuck Roberto Luongo in net against his old team in the finals.

The acquisition paid off as Luongo was solid in all four final games.

Jeff has built a stable of young stars and this dynasty should run for quite some time.

Congrats to both Jeff and Gary for making it to the finals.


Name              GP Wins Losses Ties  RT  Pts Goals oppGoals
--------------- ---- ---- ------ ---- --- ---- ----- --------
San Jose SJS      80   47     26    0   7  101   279      227  1. Jeff Freese
Boston BOS        80   45     27    0   8   98   286      284  2. Bob Blanchard
St. Louis STL     80   47     31    0   2   96   262      227  3. Rob Gallamore
Vancouver VAN     80   45     30    0   5   95   251      257  4. Garry Otteson
Dallas DAL        80   45     30    0   5   95   245      221  5. Don Miron
Colorado COL      80   44     29    0   7   95   267      241  6. Kevin Anton
Los Angeles LAK   80   41     28    0  11   93   266      238  7. Pat McBride
Toronto TOR       80   43     30    0   7   93   240      221  8. Keith Larkin
Minnesota MNW     80   43     34    0   3   89   266      257  9. Don Lever
Tampa Bay TAM     80   40     32    0   8   88   237      235 10. Tim Matte 
New York NYI      80   38     39    0   3   79   232      266 11. Kevin Miron
Vegas VGK         80   35     37    0   8   78   232      252 12. Greg Doffin
Buffalo BUF       80   35     40    0   5   75   234      247 13. David Landsman
New Jersey NJD    80   31     40    0   9   71   216      252 14. Matt Hotchkiss
Winnipeg WIN      80   30     40    0  10   70   215      267 15. Jay Edlin
Chicago CHI       80   31     42    0   7   69   239      275 16. Stephan Paquette
--------------- ---- ---- ------ ---- --- ---- ----- --------
Sum             1280  640    535    0 105 1385  3967     3967
Avg               80   40     33  ---   7   87   248      248

MVP: Sergei Bobrovsky, Dallas, Connor Hellebuyck, St.Louis , 55 Star points
PLAYOFF MVP:
COACH OF THE YEAR (MOST ROAD POINTS): Jeff Freese, San Jose Sharks , 59 road points.

 


2017-2018  Season. David Lever’s Minnesota Wild upset both #1 and #2 seeds St.Louis and Dallas in the first two rounds. He made it to the finals against another upset winner as #6 seed San Jose Sharks first defeated the #3 seed the Chicago Black Hawks and kept winning to reach the final. The finals were all drama as the series went seven games. In the end , the San Jose Sharks led by Jeff Freese bring home the Swain Memorial Cup by winning game seven.  Congrats Jeff and David on fine years.















Name               GP Wins Losses Ties  RT  Pts Goals oppGoals
---------------- ---- ---- ------ ---- --- ---- ----- --------
St. Louis STL      80   51     19    0  10  112   258      191   1. Rob Gallamore
Dallas DAL         80   50     20    0  10  110   272      211   2. Don Miron
Chicago CHI        80   51     24    0   5  107   238      203   3. Stephan Paquette
New York NYI       80   46     28    0   6   98   250      231   4. Kevin Miron
Boston BOS         80   41     28    0  11   93   255      260   5. Bob Blanchard
San Jose SJS       80   42     29    0   9   93   224      211   6. Jeff Freese
Colorado COL       80   44     31    0   5   93   278      257   7. Kevin Anton 
Minnesota MNW      80   39     30    0  11   89   220      225   8. David Lever 
Toronto TOR        80   38     37    0   5   81   234      246   9. Keith Larkin
Buffalo BUF        80   35     37    0   8   78   229      228  10. David Landsman
Los Angeles LAK    80   33     36    0  11   77   228      274  11. Pat McBride
Winnipeg WIN       80   37     40    0   3   77   241      238  12. Jay Edlin
Tampa Bay TAM      80   35     38    0   7   77   209      247  13. Tim Matte 
New Jersey NJD     80   34     38    0   8   76   212      251  14. Matt Hotchkiss
Philadelphia PHI   80   34     39    0   7   75   213      246  15. Greg Doffin
Vancouver VAN      80   30     41    0   9   69   208      250  16. Garry Otteson 

MVP: Carey Price, St.Louis , 64 Star points
PLAYOFF MVP:
COACH OF THE YEAR (MOST ROAD POINTS): Rob Gallamore, St.Louis Blues , 58 road points.

 

 


The 2016-2017 season


The Chicago Black Hawks and the St.Louis Blues meet in the league final for the second year in a row. The Black Hawks were a well built club and the Blues were lucky to get by the Stars and the Canucks in the first two rounds. Not much of a match up , as the Stephan Paquette led Hawks beat the Rob Gallamore led Blues in five games.














Teams - Standard
Name               GP Wins Losses Ties RT  Pts Goals oppGoals  PLACE
---------------- ---- ---- ------ ---- -- ---- ----- --------
Chicago CHI        80   55     16    0  9  119   298      191  1. Stephan Paquette
Dallas DAL         80   48     25    0  7  103   235      196  2. Don Miron
Los Angeles LAK    80   50     27    0  3  103   276      229  3. Pat McBride
Vancouver VAN      80   49     29    0  2  100   277      212  4. Gary Otteson
Toronto TOR        80   48     29    0  3   99   264      213  5. Keith Larkin
St. Louis STL      80   43     29    0  8   94   263      251  6. Rob Gallamore
New York NYI       80   45     32    0  3   93   234      219  7. Kevin Miron
San Jose SJS       80   41     33    0  6   88   262      269  8. Jeff Freese
New Jersey NJD     80   40     34    0  6   86   239      231  9. Matt Hotchkiss
Winnipeg WIN       80   39     35    0  6   84   234      247  10. Jay Edlin
Philadelphia PHI   80   34     40    0  6   74   213      216  11. Tony Doffin
Minnesota MNW      80   33     42    0  5   71   185      235  12. Don Lever
Boston BOS         80   33     43    0  4   70   239      276  13. Bob Blanchard
Buffalo BUF        80   29     40    0 11   69   215      262  14. 
Colorado COL       80   27     46    0  7   61   195      292  15. Kevin Anton 
Tampa Bay TAM      80   26     47    0  7   59   176      266  16. Tim Matte
---------------- ---- ---- ------ ---- -- ---- ----- --------
Sum              1280  640    547    0 93 1373  3805     3805
Avg                80   40     34  ---  6   86   238      238

MVP: Brayden Holtby, Chicago, 76 Star points
PLAYOFF MVP:
COACH OF THE YEAR (MOST ROAD POINTS): Don Miron, Dallas Stars, 61 road points.

 


The 2015-2016 GHCL Season .


Playoff results: The Rob Gallamore led St.Louis Blues defeat the Stephan Paquette lead Chicago Black Hawks in six games to win the Howe Championship.

It is the second banner for the Blues and the first time the Hawks have reached the Howe final since 1996.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
01, St.Louis,Rob Gallamore,114
02, Chicago, Stephan Paquette,112
03, NY Islanders, Kevin Miron,109
04, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin,107
05, Toronto,Keith Larkin,106
06, Dallas, Don Miron,106
07, Los Angeles, Pat McBride,92
08, Philadelphia,Tony Doffin,85
09, Minnesota, Don Lever ,82
10, San Jose,Jeff Freese,79
11, Colorado, Kevin Anton,74
12, Winnipeg Jets,Jay Edlin,73
13, Vancouver, Garry Ottesson,69
14, Boston,Bob Blanchard,66
15, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss,63
16, Buffalo,Mike Swain,60

MVP: Carey Price, St.Louis ,75 star points

Playoff MVP: Carey Price, STL, 19 star points

Coach of the year : Rob Gallamore, St.Louis
(most road points-57, 27-10-3)

Year end Stats

Playoff Stats


The 2014-2015 GHCL Season .


Playoff results: Tampa Bay beats the Phoenix Coyotes in a tough seven game series to win their fourth cup in five years. Congratulations to Greg and Jay.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
01, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin,116
02, Los Angeles, Pat McBride,102
03, Chicago, Stephan Paquette,100
04, Toronto, Keith Larkin,93
05, Phoenix, Jay Edlin,90
06, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore,89
07, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron,86
08, Boston, Bob Blanchard,86
09, Colorado, Kevin Anton ,85
10, Dallas, Don Miron,83
11, San Jose , Jeff Freese,82
12, Buffalo , Mike Swain,79
13, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss,78
14, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin,73
15, Minnesota, David Lever,72
16, Vancouver, Garry Ottesson,71

MVP: Marc-Andre Fluery,Tam, 75 star points

Playoff MVP: Anze Kopitar, Tam.
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Coach of the year : Greg Doffin, Tampa 
(most road points-55, 25-10-5)

Year end Stats

Playoff Stats


The 2013-2014 GHCL Season .


Playoff results: Tampa Bay beats Vancouver in six games. Congratulations to Greg and Gary on a terrific year.

Full playoff story

Overall , Team , Owner , points
1, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 108
2, Vancouver, Garry Ottesson, 107
3, Chicago, Daniel Dumont, 103
4, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 99
5, Buffalo , Mike Swain ,97
6, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore, 96
7, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 95
8,Dallas, Don Miron,92
9, *Toronto, Ashley McKay, 91
10, Colorado, Kevin Anton ,86
11, San Jose , Jeff Freese,84
12, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss,84
13, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin , 70
14, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron,67
15, Boston, Bob Blanchard,64
16, Minnesota, David Lever,51

MVP: Sergei Bobrovsky, Buffalo, 70 star points.

Playoff MVP: ??
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Coach of the year : Gabriel Dumont, CHI, Gary Otteson, VAN 
(most road points-55, 26-11-3)

Year end Stats

Playoff Stats


The 2012-2013 GHCL Season .


The St.Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in the final. The series goes seven games and the Blues score three powerplay goals in the final game to win the game 6-2 and the series. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
1, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore, 114
2, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 105
3, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 100
4, San Jose , Jeff Freese,98
5, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin , 95
6, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 95
7, Minnesota, David Lever,91
8, Boston, Bob Blanchard,90
9, Vancouver, Garry Ottesson, 89
10,Dallas, Don Miron,88
11, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron,86
12, *Toronto, Ashley McKay, 81
13, Chicago, Daniel Dumont, 73
14, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss,67
15, Buffalo , Mike Swain ,63
16, Colorado, David Landsman ,62

MVP: Mike Smith, STL, 
94 Star points

Playoff MVP: ??
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Coach of the year : Rob Gallamore, STL 
(most road points-59, 28-9-3)

Year end Stats

Playoff Stats


The 2011-2012 GHCL Season .


Congratulations to Greg Doffin’s Tampa Bay Lightning for winning the 2011-2012 GHCL Championship. The Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
1,Vancouver, Gary Otteson,110
2, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 108
3, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore,106
4,Dallas, Don Miron,102
5, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron,100
6, *Toronto, Ashley McKay, 100
7, Boston, Bob Blanchard,97
8, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 97
9, Minnesota, David Lever,87
10, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 86
11, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin , 80
12, Buffalo , Mike Swain ,74
13, Chicago, Daniel Dumont, 58
14, San Jose , Jeff Freese,56
15, Colorado, David Landsman , 55
16, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss,55

Detroit moves to *Toronto

MVP: Roberto Luongo , VAN
80 Star points

Playoff MVP:Sidney Crosby, TOR
17 goals, 26 pts, 19 games

Coach of the year : Rob Gallamore, STL 
(most road points-58, 28-10-2)

2011-12 Year end Stats

2011-2012 Playoff Stats


The 2010-2011 GHCL Season .


Congratulations to Greg Doffin’s Tampa Bay Lightning for winning the 2010-2011 GHCL Championship. The Lightning defeated the San Jose Sharks in seven games. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
1, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 121
2, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 113
3, Minnesota, David Lever,104
4, San Jose , Jeff Freese,97
5, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 96
6,Vancouver, Gary Otteson,90
7, Colorado, David Landsman , 89
8, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore,84
9, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron,80
10, Detroit, Ashley McKay , 80
11, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss,78
12,Dallas, Don Miron,76
13, Chicago, Daniel Dumont, 75
14, Buffalo , Mike Swain ,72
15, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 67
16, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin , 52

MVP: Ilya Bryzgalov, Tampa 
78 Star Points, 15 first star awards

Playoff MVP:

Coach of the year : Pat McBride, LA Kings 
(most road points-54)

Year end Stats



The 2009-2010 GHCL Season .


Congratulations to Pat McBride and the Los Angeles Kings for winning the 2009-2010 GHCL Championship. The Kings defeated the Jay Edlin led Phoenix Coyotes in five games to win their first GHC banner. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First,Dallas, Don Miron, 115
2nd, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 107
3rd, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 106
4th, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 103
5th, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 99
6th, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore, 93
7th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 92
8th, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron, 92
9th, Minnesota, David Lever, 83
10th, Colorado, David Landsman , 83
11th, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin , 79
12th, San Jose , Jeff Freese, 73
13th, Buffalo , Mike Swain , 69
14th, Detroit, Ashley McKay , 66
15th, New Jersey , Matt Hotchkiss , 59
16th, Chicago, Daniel Dumont, 59

MVP: Pavel Datysk, Dallas
66 Star Points, 15 first star awards

Playoff MVP: Alexander Ovechkin, LA

Coach of the year : Don Miron, Dallas Stars 
(most road points-55)

Year end Stats


The 2008-2009 GHCL Season .


Congratulations to Gary Otteson and the Vancouver Canucks for winning the 2008-2009 GHCL Championship. Vancouver made quick work of Tampa Bay sweeping the series in four games. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 114
2nd, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 113
3rd, Minnesota, David Lever, 113
4th, St.Louis, Rob Gallamore, 111
5th, Boston, Bob Blanchard , 103
6th, Phoenix, Jay Edlin, 96
7th, San Jose, Jeff Freese, 95
8th, NY Islanders,Kevin Miron, 91
9th, Dallas,Don Miron, 86
10th, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 79
11th, Colorado, David Landsman , 78
12th, Buffalo , Mike Swain, 78
13th, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 74
14th, Chicago , Daniel Dumont, 71
15th, Philadelphia , Tony Doffin , 58
16th, Detroit, League run, 35

MVP: Marty Brodeur, Minnesota

Playoff MVP: Zdeno Chara, Vancouver

Coach of the year : Rob Gallamore, St.Louis Blues 
(most road points-59)

Year end Stats

The 2007-2008 GHCL Season . 

Congratulations to David Lever and the Minnesota wild for winning the 2007-2008 GHCL Championship. Minnesota won in five games over Phoenix . This is the second year in a row Jay Edlin has led his cup to the final but just misses out. It was an incredible run for the Wild who finished dead last in the league the year before. 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, Phoenix, Jay Edlin , 111
2nd, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 106
3rd, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 101
4th, Minnesota, David Lever . 101
5th, New York Islanders, Kevin Miron , 98
6th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 98
7th , Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 97
8th, San Jose, Jeff Freese, 96
9th, Colorado, Jack Santos, 98
10th, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 81
11th, Dallas, Don Miron Jr. , 77
12th, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin, 76
13th , Buffalo, Mike Swain, 72
14th, Atlanta , Rob Gallamore, 65
15th , Detroit, Rob Vansickle , 64
16th, Chicago, Daniel Dumont , 47

MVP: Vincent Lecavalier PHI

Playoff MVP: Martin Brodeur MIN

Coach of the year : Jay Edlin, Phoenix Coyotes 
(most road points- 58)

Year end Stats


The 2006-2007 GHCL Season .


Congratulations to Kevin Miron and the New York Islanders for winning the 2006-2007 GHCL Championship. New York won in seven games over Phoenix in a series where the home teams lost the first 4 games.

Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP to New York’s Christobal Huet, who led all (qualifying) goalies in all categories with 20GP, a 2.39 GAA and a 92.6 SV%.

Coach of the year Jay Edlin’s Phoenix Coyotes.

League MVP- Dany Heatley, VAN

Playoff MVP- Christobal Huet, NYI 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, NY Islanders, Kevin Miron , 110
2nd, Phoenix, Jay Edlin, 109
3rd, San Jose, Jeff Freese, 93
4th, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss. 93
5th, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin, 90
6th, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 89
7th , Colorado, Jack Santos, 89
8th, Chicago, Dave Turoci, 86
9th, Atlanta, Rob Gallamore, 86
10th, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 85
11th, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 83
12th, Detroit, league run, 80
13th , Boston , Bob Blanchard, 79
14th, Dallas, Don Miron Jr., 78
15th , Buffalo, Mike Swain, 72
16th, Minnesota, David Lever, 64

There was no 05-06 season due to the NHL lockout


The 2004-2005 GHCL Season .

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, San Jose, Jeff Freese, 107
2nd,Philadelphia, Tony Doffin, 106
3rd,Edmonton,Tim Brown , 104
4th, Phoenix, Jay Edlin, 92
5th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 88
6th, NY Islanders, Kevin Miron, 86
7th ,Vancouver, Garry Otteson,82
8th, Chicago, Dave Turoci, 81
9th, Minnesota, David Lever, 80
10th,Colorado, Doug Hamilton , 75
11th,Dallas , Don Miron Jr., 72
12th,New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 71
13th, Los Angeles, Pat McBride, 67
14th,Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin , 64
15th , Buffalo, Mike Swain, 63
16th,Atlanta, Chris Shaeffer, 42

MVP:

Playoff MVP:

Coach of the year: Tony Doffin, PHI 
(most road points-)


The 2003-2004 GHCL Season .


 

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, San Jose, Jeff Freese, 108
2nd, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 107
3rd, Minnesota, David Lever, 99
4th, Phoenix, Jay Edlin, 99
5th, Los Angeles, Pat McBride,96
6th, Tampa Bay, Greg Doffin, 96
7th, Dallas, Don Miron Jr., 89
8th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 83
9th, NY Islanders, Kevin Miron, 82
10th,Buffalo, Mike Swain, 80
11th,Philadelphia, Tony Doffin,76
12th,Chicago , Dave Turoci, 67
13th,Vancouver, Garry Otteson, 63
14th,Detroit, Tim Brown, 61
15th, Colorado, Doug Hamilton, 56
16th,Atlanta, Chris Shaeffer, 18

MVP:

Playoff MVP:

Coach of the year: Jeff Freese, SJ 
(most road points-)








 

Year 96-97
Cup Winner : SJS
Season Champ : PHX
Coach of the Year : Greg Kniaz (phx)

STANDINGS
1.PHX - (121pts) Greg Kniaz
2.SJS - (119pts) Jeff Freese
3.TAM - (96pts) Greg Doffin
4.VAN - (92pts) Gary Otteson
5.COL - (91pts) Rob Gallamore
6.BUF - (86pts) Mike Swain
7.PHI - (85pts) Tony Doffin
8.NYI - (82pts) John Purcell
9.DET - (79pts) Steve Adams
10.DAL - (78pts) Don Miron Jr.
11.STL - (73pts) Dave Gineo
12.NJD - (72pts) Matt Hotchkiss
13.CHI - (72pts) Dave Turoci
14.TOR - (61pts) Pat McBride
15.EDM - (41pts) Blake Ellenchuk
16.BOS - (32pts) Bob Blanchard

Season MVP went to San Jose’s Mark Messier who tallied 80G+72A for the scoring title. Playoff MVP was also Mr. Messier as he led the Sharks past the Phoenix Coyotes in a 6th game OT-GWG to cap a record setting playoff run. (51 pts-10PPG-5GWG;4 in OT)



Year 95-96
Cup Winner : CHI
Season champ : CHI
Coach of the Year : Dave Turoci (chi)

STANDINGS
1.CHI - (124pts) Dave Turoci
2.NYI - (111pts) John Purcell
3.PHI - (109pts) Tony Doffin
4.TAM - (95pts) Greg Doffin
5.BOS - (94pts) Bob Blanchard
6.WIN - (94pts) Greg Kniaz
7.STL - (92pts) Dave Gineo
8.QUE - (80pts) Don Miron Jr.
9.COL - (78pts) Rob Gallamore
10.SJS - (63pts) Judy Goldberg
11.HAR - (63pts) Blake Ellenchuk
12.BUF - (61pts) Mike Swain
13.TOR - (59pts) Pat McBride
14.VAN - (56pts) Gary Otteson
15.NJD - (53pts) Matt Hotchkiss
16.DET - (48pts) Steve Adams

Season MVP was Eric Lindros of Chicago with 72G+76A to win the scoring crown. Playoff MVP was Dominik Hasek of Chicago who had promised at last year’s awards banquet to “win the Cup” next year and he DELIVERED with a 5-game final over Winnipeg.



Game 1- Theo Fleury beat Belfour twice ina 3-1 win in NY! In that game, Belfour stopped 39 shots but had no help from the offense. Game 2- Theo does it again, this time about 4 minutes into OT, giving the Islanders a 4-3 win. Game 3 in Tampa- Dale Hawerchuck’s two goals led the Lightning to a 7-4 romp for their first victory in the series. Game 4- The Islanders led 6-2 after two periods, then the floodgates opened. Tampa scores 8 times, YES 8 goals , for a 10-7 football like score. Teemu Selanne had the HAT TRICK in that contest. Game 5- The Islanders grind out a 2-1 win as Wayne Gretzky third period tally was the difference. Game 6 in Tampa- The teams were tied at 4 after two periods and neither team could score in period three. So off to overtime they went. Twelve minutes into the extra period, Matthew Schneider scored on a breakaway to give NY the GHC Cup! For the Islanders, it was their third cup and first in 12 seasons as they won back to back Cups in our first two seasons.

Coach of the year: Dave Turoci , Chicago.

Regular season MVP , Dominic Hasek, Chicago.

Playoff MVP , Ed Belfour, Tampa Bay.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, NY Islanders, John Purcell, 106
2nd, St.Louis, Dave Gineo, 106
3rd, Tampa Bay , Greg Doffin, 100
4th, Chicago, Dave Turoci, 91
5th, Buffalo, Mike Swain, 90
6th, Montreal, Rob Gallamore, 89
7th , Winnipeg, Greg Kniaz, 83
8th, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 83
9th, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin, 78
10th, Detroit, no coach, 77
11th, Quebec, Don Miron Jr., 74
12th, San Jose, Judy Goldberg, 69
13th , Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 68
14th, Toronto, Pat McBride, 66
15th , Hartford, Blake Ellenchuck, 52
16th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 48


Greg Kniaz’s Winnipeg Jets , who finished first overall in the regular season with 115 points , took on Judy Goldberg’s San Jose Sharks , who finished third overall with 100 points. The series went to seven games. Game 7- The Jets couldn’t believe it, they had a 3-0 lead in games and now it cam down to just 1 game-winner takes it all. Period 1- Mario Lemieux scores, Ciccarelli scores, Carey Wilson scores, Chris Kontos scores and Valeri Zelepukin scores! 3-2 Jets at the end of one. Period 2- Turgeon scores twice, Zelepukin another, Recchi scores, and Zelepukin gets his HAT TRICK and the game is all tied up at 5-5 after two periods. GEEZ, what a game, what a series. It all comes down to one period. Period 3- Dino Ciccarelli scores a powerplay goal. Exit Barrasso and enter Gosselin for the Sharks. 15 minute mark- Tom Pederson hits a heartbreaker for a two goal lead. 7-5 Jets. Mogilny makes it 8-5 Winnipeg and the Jets are almos the cham—-wait a minute—– Turgeon scores for the Sharks and it is 8-6. Still time left to pull the goalie . Zelepukin hits an empty netter and the Jets are the Cup Champs.

Coach of the year Don Miron of Quebec 29-9-2. (best road record)

Regular Season MVP- Steve Yzerman, Quebec.

Playoff MVP- Mario Lemieux, Winnipeg.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, Winnipeg, Greg Kniaz, 115
2nd, Quebec, Don Miron Jr, 110
3rd, San Jose , Judy Goldberg, 100
4th, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 96
5th, NY Rangers, Greg Doffin, 89
6th, Philadelphia, Tony Doffin, 86
7th , Buffalo, Mike Swain, 85
8th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 84
9th, St.Louis, Dave Gineo, 82
10th, NY Islanders, John Purcell, 75
11th, Montreal, Rob Gallamore, 69
12th, Toronto, Pat McBride, 67
13th , Anaheim, League run, 64
14th, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 64
15th , Chicago, Dave Turoci, 54
16th, Hartford, League run, 37

 


Another classic, as the first overall Blues take on the Mike Swain led Buffalo Sabres who were second overall. The Blues finished with 105 points and wereled by Brett Hull who had 77 goals and 33 assists that year. The Sabres had 101 points and were led by 90 assist man Phil Housley along with 60 goal scores Pat Lafontaine and 70 goal scorer Sergei Fedorov. The Buffalo Sabres defeat Dave Gineo’s St.Louis Blues in seven games as the Sabres hang on for a tough 4-3 win while Jay More sits in the sin bin in the last minute of the game.Coach of the year: Mike Swain, Buffalo Sabres, and Rob Gallamore, Montreal CanadiensBest road record of 49 pts (Montreal, Buffalo)League MVP Steve Yzerman, Quebec.Playoff MVP Brett Hull, St.Louis.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, St.Louis, Dave Gineo, 105
2nd, Buffalo , Mike Swain, 101
3rd, Chicago, Dave Turoci, 100
4th, New Jersey, Matt Hotchkiss, 97
5th, Winnipeg, Greg Kniaz, 95
6th, Montreal, Rob Gallamore, 95
7th , Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 85
8th, Detroit, William Ledesma, 83
9th, Quebec, Don Miron Jr, 78
10th, San Jose , Judy Goldberg, 73
11th, Toronto, Phil Ledesma, 70
12th, NY Islanders, John Purcell, 66
13th , NY Rangers, League run, 64
14th, Edmonton, Ken Runes, 62
15th , Boston Bruins, Bob Blanchard, 56
16th, Philadelphia, Randy Lantz, 47


A classic. Defending champions, the Quebec Nordiques finished second overall after being led by Don Miron, take on the first overall St.Louis Blues who were run by Dave Gineo. Dave’s Blues finished with 120 points and Don’s Nordiques finished with 115 points. The Nordiques defeat the St.Louis Blues in six games despite Brett Hull tallying 24 times in the playoffs for the Blues. Quebec’s Don Beaupre made 20/29 goalie rating saves in the final.

Coach of the year Don Miron Jr, Quebec Nordiques.

League MVP Brett Hull, St.Louis.

Playoff MVP, Don Beaupre, Quebec.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, St.Louis, Dave Gineo, 120
2nd, Quebec, Don Miron, 115
3rd, NY Islanders, John Purcell, 96
4th, Montreal, Rob Gallamore, 90
5th, Winnipeg, Greg Kniaz, 90
6th, Vancouver, Gary Otteson, 83
7th , NJ Devils , Matt Hotchkiss, 78
8th, San Jose , Judy Goldberg, 77
9th, Philadelphia, Randy Lantz, 77
10th, Buffalo, Mike Swain, 75
11th, Chicago, Dave Turoci, 72
12th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 68
13th , Detroit, Christa Ledesma, 70
14th, Edmonton, Ken Runes, 66
15th , NY Rangers, Bill Anderson , 63
16th, Los Angeles, Phil Ledesma, 37



Ken Runes Edmonton Oilers, who finished first overall with 116 points take on the Don Miron led Quebec Nordiques who finished 8th overall with 87 points. Quebec wins game #7 6-3 in a face to face matchup against Ken Runes’ Edmonton Oilers. Cam Neely scores his 13th goal of the series to help the Nords win it. Cam Neely scored 25 goals in the playoffs.Coach of the year was Dave Gineo , St.Louis

League MVP Steve Yzerman, Quebec.

Playoff MVP Cam Neely, Quebec.

Overall , Team , Owner , points
First, Edmonton, Ken Runes 116
2nd, St.Louis, Dave Gineo , 102
3rd, Philadelphia , Randy Lantz, 100
4th, Detroit , Christa Ledesma , 98
5th, Vancouver, Gary Otteson , 95
6th, Chicago , Dave Turoci, 92
7th , Montreal , Ira Feuerlicht, 91
8th, Quebec, Don Miron Jr., 87
9th, Boston, Bob Blanchard, 85
10th, NY Islanders, John Purcell, 80
11th, Minnesota , Judy Goldberg, 69
12th, Calgary, Marc St.Louis, 67
13th , NY Rangers, Bill Anderson, 64
14th, Los Angeles, Phil Ledesma, 50
15th , Buffalo, Mike Swain, 48
16th, New Jersey, Stu Blake, 37

Year 90-91
Cup Winner : QUE
Season Champ : EDM
Coach of the Year : Dave Gineo (stl)

League MVP was Steve Yzerman who tallied 170 points and continued the top dog netting 100+ goals. 108 for Stevie Y.

Playoff MVP Cam Neely gives league founder Don Miron his 1st GHC Cup as the Nordiques KO’ed the Oilers in a face-to-face 7 game final.



Year 89-90
Cup Winner - MON
Season Champ - MON
Coach of the Year - Ira Feuerlicht (mon)

STANDINGS
1.MON - (139pts) Ira Feuerlicht
2.PHI - (114pts) Randy Lantz
3.QUE - (96pts) Don Miron Jr.
4.NYR - (92pts) Bill Anderson
5.STL - (86pts) Dave Gineo
6.LAK - (84pts) Phil Ledesma
7.BUF - (84pts) Mike Swain
8.DET - (82pts) Christa Ledesma
9.BOS - (71pts) Bob Blanchard
10.EDM - (70pts) Ken Runes
11.CHI - (68pts) Dave Turoci
12.MIN - (67pts) Judy Goldberg
13.CAL - (62pts) Marc St. Louis
14.VAN - (62pts) Gary Otteson
15.NYI - (60pts) John Purcell
16.NJD - (43pts) Stu Blake

League MVP was Bernie Nicholls who became the 3rd player to crack the 100-goal mark with 103 for the Canadiens.

Playoff MVP was Patrick Roy who led the Canadiens to the FIRST perfect run through the playoffs going 12-0, dusting off the Flyers in the finals.



Year 88-89
Cup Winner : EDM
Season champ : EDM
Coach of the Year : Ken Runes (edm)

Expansion to 16 teams
STANDINGS
1.EDM - (131pts) Ken Runes
2.MON - (118pts) Ira Feuerlicht
3.CHI - (97pts) Dave Turoci
4.CAL - (96pts) Marc St. Louis
5.QUE - (95pts) Don Miron Jr.
6.STL - (94pts) Dave Gineo
7.BUF - (93pts) Mike Swain
8.BOS - (84pts) Bob Blanchard
9.PHI - (80pts) Randy Lantz
10.NYR - (77pts) Bill Anderson
11.NYI - (74pts) John Purcell
12.LAK - (64pts) Phil Ledesma
13.VAN - (51pts) Gary Otteson
14.DET - (46pts) Christa Ledesma
15.NJD - (44pts) Stu Blake
16.MIN - (36pts) Judy Goldberg

Mario Lemieux was league MVP becoming just the 2nd man to crack the 100 goals in a season barrier.

Playoff MVP was #99 as he led the Oilers to a 4-game sweep of Buffalo.



Year 87-88
Cup Winner : PHI
Season champ : PHI
Coach of the Year : Randy Lantz (phi)

STANDINGS
1.PHI - (109pts) Randy Lantz
2.EDM - (105pts) Ken Runes
3.CHI - (95pts) Dave Turoci
4.QUE - (91pts) Don Miron Jr.
5.STL - (89pts) Dave Gineo
6.NYI - (80pts) John Purcell
7.WIN - (78pts) Marc St. Louis
8.VAN - (73pts) Bob Winberry
9.NYR - (67pts) League run
10.MON - (60pts) Ira Feuerlicht
11.BOS - (57pts) Bob Blanchard
12.BUF - (57pts) Mike Swain
13.PIT - (53pts) Phil Ledesma

Wayne Gretzky of Edmonton captures another scoring crown with 74G+49A=123 points and is again league MVP.

Playoff MVP went to rookie goalie Ron Hextall of Philadelphia as he added 3 playoff shutouts to his season total of 8 to lead the Flyers past the Blackhawks in a 5 game final.



Year 86-87
Cup Winner : MON
Season champ : MON
Coach of the Year : Ira Feuerlicht (mon)

STANDINGS
1.MON - (105 pts) Ira Feuerlicht
2.PHI - (95 pts) Dave Landsman
3.NYI - (94 pts) John Purcell
4.BOS - (91 pts) Bob Blanchard
5.CHI - (90 pts) Dave Turoci
6.EDM - (85 pts) Steve Dull
7.STL - (78 pts) Dave Gineo
8.WIN - (69 pts) Mike Shaver
9.QUE - (68 pts) Don Miron Jr.
10.PIT - (65 pts) Mark Lutkenhoff
11.NYR - (61 pts) Lee Roy Padgett
12.BUF - (59 pts) Mike Swain
13.VAN - (54 pts) Bob Socha

League MVP – Paul Coffey (bos) 77 goals + 71 assists = 148 pts

Montreal and Philly in an epic finals with game seven going into the 4TH OVERTIME before the Habs won it!



Year 85-86
Cup Winner : BOS
Season champ : BOS
Coach of the Year : Steve Dull (edm)

STANDINGS
1.BOS - (95pts) Bob Blanchard
2.WIN - (93pts) Mike Shaver
3.MON - (92pts) Ira Feuerlicht
4.NYI - (92pts) John Purcell
5.EDM - (91pts) Steve Dull
6.VAN - (90pts) Bob Socha
7.STL - (88pts) Duane Lyons League
8.PHI - (78pts) Dave Landsman
9.BUF - (72pts) Mike Swain
10.QUE - (65pts) Don Miron Jr.
11.CHI - (60pts) Dave Turoci
12.NYR - (54pts) Dave Anderson Jr.
13.PIT - (44pts) Ron Weller

League MVP was Paul Coffey of Boston who tallied 46G+84A = 130 points from the blueline.

Playoffs MVP was Brent Sutter of the Isles with a record- setting 21G and 6GWG, including 3 in OVERTIME……….. but Boston took down the Isles in 6 to hoist the CUP!



Year 84-85
Cup Winner : PHI
Season champ : QUE-MON
Coach of the Year : Ira Feuerlicht (mon)

STANDINGS
1.QUE - (102pts) Don Miron Jr.
2.MON - (102pts) Ira Feuerlicht
3.PHI - (95pts) Dave Landsman
4.STL - (95pts) Dave Gineo
5.BOS - (88pts) Bob Blanchard
6.CHI - (88pts) Dave Turoci
7.NYI - (84pts) John Purcell
8.EDM - (79pts) Steve Dull
9.WIN - (67pts) Mike Shaver
10.BUF - (61pts) Mike Swain 
11.PIT - (57pts) Mark Leukenhoff
12.VAN - (50pts) Bob Socha
13.NYR - (46pts) Lee Roy Padgett

League MVP was Wayne Gretzky of Edmonton (83G+65A = 148 points)

The top two seeds went down in the 1st round of the playoffs and the finals came down to 2-time champ NYI and the Flyers. Philly acquired Isles netminder Billy Smith before the season and he would come back to haunt his former mates as Philly took the Cup with an OT win in game six.



Year 83-84
Cup Winner : BUF
Season champ : NYI
Coach of the Year : John Purcell (nyi)

STANDINGS
1.NYI - (126pts) John Purcell
2.CHI - (99pts) Dave Turoci
3.BOS - (90pts) Bob Blanchard
4.MON - (89pts) Ira Feuerlicht
5.BUF - (89pts) Mike Swain
6.QUE - (87pts) Don Miron Jr.
7.STL - (80pts) Duane Lyons
8.WIN - (76pts) League run
9.PHI - (73pts) Dave Landsman
10.EDM - (61pts) Steve Dull
11.VAN - (61pts) John Collett Tim Topor
12.NYR - (56pts) Dave Anderson Jr.
13.PIT - (27pts) Ron Weller

League MVP was Barry Pederson (buf) who had an incredible season with 95G+45A = 150 points with 13 hats and 9GWG.

The Cup clinching goal with 30 seconds to play in game 7 of the finals gave Barry Pederson the Playoffs MVP as Buffalo outlasted Quebec. It was the year of the upset as all 4 top seeds fell in the first round of the playoffs.



Year 82-83
Cup winner : NYI
Season champ : NYI
Coach of the Year : John Purcell (nyi)

STANDINGS
1.NYI - (130pts) John Purcell
2.EDM - (103pts) Steve Dull
3.MON - (100pts) Ira Feuerlicht
4.BUF - (86pts) Mike Swain
5.BOS - (80pts) Bob Blanchard
6.CHI - (74pts) Dave Turoci
7.PHI - (73pts) Dave Landsman
8.VAN - (66pts) John Collett
9.QUE - (64pts) Don Miron Jr.
10.Win - (61pts) George Benson
11.STL - (61pts) Duane Lyons
12.PIT - (42pts) Ron Weller

League MVP Wayne Gretzky edm tallied 235 points playing 15 cards a period as he was listed on the 1st AND 3rd lines that year.The Islanders were taken to the limit but successfully defend the GHC Cup by taking down the Oilers in a 7-game final.



Year 81-82
Cup winner : NYI
Season champ : NYI
Coach of the Year : Duane Lyons (stl)

STANDINGS
1.NYI - (117pts) John Purcell
2.STL - (103pts) Duane Lyons
3.MON - (100pts) Ira Feuerlicht
4.BOS - (87pts) Bob Blanchard
5.CHI - (84pts) Dave Turoci
6.BUF - (79pts) Mike Swain
7.QUE - (68pts) Don Miron Jr.
8.LAK - (67pts) Jim Teal
9.EDM - (65pts) Steve Dull
10.PHI - (63pts) Dave Landsman
11.DET - (53pts) Matt Hohenberger
12.MIN - (50pts) Phil Lupi

The unstoppable Mike Bossy nyi was league MVP notching 93 goals!

The top 4 playoff seeds won in round one. New York than ousted Boston and Montreal took out St. Louis.

Roland Melanson was playoff MVP as he led a 4-1 finals triumph over the Montreal Canadiens. The 1st GHCL CUP goes to the Islanders of John Purcel

 

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