League Information and Facts
1997-1998 Standings
# Team GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA +/- TP Postseason
Eastern Conference: Atlantic Division
1. Saint John Flames 80 43 13 24 - 0 231 201 30 99 Final loss
2. Fredericton Canadiens 80 33 10 32 - 5 245 244 1 81 Conference QF loss
3. Portland Pirates 80 33 12 33 - 2 241 247 -6 80 Conference SF loss
4. St. John's Maple Leafs 80 25 18 32 - 5 233 254 -21 73 Conference QF loss
Eastern Conference: New England Division
1. Springfield Falcons 80 45 7 26 - 2 278 248 30 99 Conference QF loss
2. Hartford Wolf Pack 80 43 12 24 - 1 272 227 45 99 Conference Final loss
3. Beast of New Haven 80 38 7 33 - 2 256 239 17 85 Conference QF loss
4. Worcester IceCats 80 34 9 31 - 6 267 268 -1 83 Conference SF loss
5. Providence Bruins 80 19 7 49 - 5 211 301 -90 50 Did not make playoffs
Western Conference: Empire Division
1. Albany River Rats 80 43 11 20 - 6 290 223 67 103 Conference Final loss
2. Hamilton Bulldogs 80 36 17 22 - 5 263 242 21 94 Conference SF loss
3. Syracuse Crunch 80 35 11 32 - 2 272 285 -13 83 Conference QF loss
4. Adirondack Red Wings 80 31 9 37 - 3 245 275 -30 74 Conference QF loss
5. Rochester Americans 80 30 12 38 - 0 238 260 -22 72 Conference QF loss
Western Conference: New England Div.
1. Philadelphia Phantoms 80 42 10 21 - 2 314 249 65 106 Champion
2. Hershey Bears 80 36 7 31 - 6 238 235 3 85 Conference SF loss
3. Kentucky Thoroughblades 80 29 9 39 - 3 241 278 -37 70 Conference QF loss
4. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 80 23 13 37 - 7 243 303 -60 66 Did not make playoffs