Prior to the 2009-10 season, the CHL announced that three teams would not be competing in the upcoming season. The New Mexico Scorpions, Oklahoma City Blazers and Rocky Mountain Rage announced that they would not be fielding teams for the 2009-10 season.
New Mexico and Rocky Mountain both announced in June that they would be suspending operations for the season. Rocky Mountain stated that they were hoping to return for the 2010-11 season. New Mexico's owners asked for the year off in order to attempt to sell the team in hopes of keeping the New Mexico franchise from ceasing entirely.
Oklahoma City ceased operations on July 2, withdrawing their lease with Oklahoma City. Blazers management stated that "it is not economically feasible for us to go on at this point." Some fans believe that this was a move in order to bring an American Hockey League team to Oklahoma City. The city received the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate for the 2010-11 season.
The Allen Americans, based in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas, will compete at the newly opened Allen Event Center and signed affiliation agreements with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
|y-Rapid City Rush||64||43||14||7||93||253||197|
|x-Corpus Christi IceRays||64||30||26||8||68||225||198|
|e-Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees||64||27||27||10||64||193||228|
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, g - clinched Governors' Cup and best record in the division, e - eliminated from playoff contention
Ray Miron President's Cup playoffs
|First Round||Semifinals||Conference Finals||Ray Miron President's Cup Finals|
See Also List of 2009–10 CHL Oakley Awards
|Ray Miron President's Cup:||Rapid City Rush|
|Bud Poile Governors' Cup:||Odessa Jackalopes|
|Most Valuable Player:||Kevin Ulanski (Colorado)|
|Most Outstanding Goaltender:||Joel Martin (Odessa) |
|Most Outstanding Defenseman:||Aaron Schneekloth (Colorado) |
|Rookie of the Year:||Danny Battochio (Rapid City) |
|Coach of the Year:||Joe Ferras (Rapid City) |
|Man of the Year:||Justin Quenneville (Corpus Christi)|
|Rick Kozuback Award:||Jason Duda (Wichita) |
|Joe Burton Award (Scoring Champion):||Kevin Ulanski (Colorado)|
|Playoff Most Valuable Player:||Les Reaney (Rapid City)|
|All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (South Texas):||Sean Muncy (Rio Grande Valley) |
|All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (CHL All-Stars):||Joel Martin (Texas) |
|Athletic Trainer of the Year:||Stuart Nichols (Tulsa) |
|Gunner Garrett Equipment Manager of the Year:||Tony Deynzer (Colorado) |
|CHL Performance of the Year:||Louis Dumont (Mississippi) |
|CHL Media Services Award||Bill Althaus (Missouri) |
|Oakley Three Star Player of the Year Award||Jeff Christian (Missouri) |
Year in Review Video
- Colorado’s Kevin Ulanski Named CHL’s Most Valuable Player (March 22, 2010). Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
- Odessa’s Joel Martin Named CHL’s Most Outstanding Goaltender (March 19, 2010). Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
- Colorado’s Aaron Schneekloth Named CHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman (March 19, 2010). Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
- Rapid City’s Danny Battochio Named CHL Rookie of the Year (March 18, 2010). Retrieved on March 25, 2010.
- Joe Ferras Named CHL Coach of the Year (March 20, 2010). Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
- Corpus Christi’s Justin Quenneville Named CHL Man of the Year (March 15, 2010). Retrieved on March 15, 2010.
- Jason Duda Wins 2010 Rick Kozuback Award (June 7, 2010). Retrieved on June 7, 2010.
- CHL All Star Game 2010 Boxscore (January 13, 2010). Retrieved on March 12, 2010.
- CHL Announces Athletic Trainer, Equipment Manager of the Year (March 12, 2010). Retrieved on March 12, 2010.
- RiverKings Louis Dumont Wins CHL Performance of the Year (April 13, 2010). Retrieved on April 15, 2010.
- Bill Althaus Wins 2009-10 CHL Media Services Award (May 26, 2010). Retrieved on May 29, 2010.
- Missouri’s Jeff Christian Wins Oakley Three Star Player of the Year Award (March 29, 2010). Retrieved on April 15, 2010.
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