1998–99 AHL season

The 1998–99 AHL season was the 63rd season of the American Hockey League. Nineteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Providence Bruins finished first overall in the regular season, and 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

Western Conference

Scoring leaders

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

Calder Cup playoffs

Division SemifinalsDivision FinalsConference FinalsCalder Cup Final
            
A1Lowell0
A4Saint John3
A4Saint John0
Atlantic Division
A3Fredericton4
A2St. John's2
A3Fredericton3
A3Fredericton2
Eastern Conference
N1Providence4
N1Providence3
N4Worcester1
N1Providence4
New England Division
N2Hartford0
N2Hartford3
N3Springfield0
N1Providence4
E1Rochester1
E1Rochester3
E4Adirondack0
E1Rochester4
Empire State Division
E3Hamilton2
E2Albany2
E3Hamilton3
E1Rochester4
Western Conference
M1Philadelphia2
M1Philadelphia3
M4Cincinnati0
M1Philadelphia4
Mid-Atlantic Division
M2Kentucky3
M2Kentucky3
M3Hershey2

All Star Classic

The 12th AHL All-Star Game was played on January 25, 1999, at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. Team PlanetUSA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-12 over Team PlanetUSA. [1]

Trophy and award winners

Team awards

Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Richard F. Canning Trophy
Eastern Conference playoff champions:
Providence Bruins
Robert W. Clarke Trophy
Western Conference playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy
Regular season champions, League:
Providence Bruins
Frank Mathers Trophy
Regular Season champions, Mid-Atlantic Division:
Philadelphia Phantoms
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, New England Division:
Providence Bruins
Sam Pollock Trophy
Regular Season champions, Atlantic Division:
Lowell Lock Monsters
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, Empire State Division:
Rochester Americans

Individual awards

Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Randy RobitailleProvidence Bruins
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Domenic PittisRochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Shane WillisBeast of New Haven
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Ken SuttonAlbany River Rats
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Martin BironRochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Martin Biron & Tom DraperRochester Americans
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Peter LavioletteProvidence Bruins
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Mitch LamoureuxHershey Bears
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award
Community Service Award:
Brent ThompsonHartford Wolf Pack
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Peter FerraroProvidence Bruins

Other awards

James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jody Gage, Rochester Americans
Thomas Ebright Memorial Award
Career contributions:
Gordon Anziano
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Phil Janack, Albany, (newspaper)
Tim Woodburn, Kentucky, (radio)
Cable Atlantic, St. John's, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Cary Kaplan, Hamilton Bulldogs

See also

References

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