Kelly Cup

The Kelly Cup has been awarded to the ECHL’s playoff champion since thge 1996-97 season. Previous to that, the Riley Cup was awarded. In the ECHL’s history, which began in 1988-89, there are have two teams that have won the Kelly Cup on three occasions (South Carolina Stingrays and Hampton Roads Admirals). Five teams have been two-time winners: Toledo Storm, Idaho Steelheads, Cincinnati Cyclones, Alaska Aces and Allen Americans. The only teams to win in consecutive seasons are the Hampton Roads Admirals, Toledo Storm and Allen Americans.

List of Kelly Cup Champions

Year Champion Runner-up Series
2016-17 Colorado Eagles South Carolina Stingrays 4–0
2015-16 Allen Americans Wheeling Nailers 4–2
2014-15 Allen Americans South Carolina Stingrays 4–3
2013-14 Alaska Aces Cincinnati Cyclones 4–2
2012-13 Reading Royals Stockton Thunder 4–1
2011-12 Florida Everblades Las Vegas Wranglers 4–1
2010–11 Alaska Aces Kalamazoo Wings 4–1
2009–10 Cincinnati Cyclones Idaho Steelheads 4–1
2008–09 South Carolina Stingrays Alaska Aces 4–3
2007–08 Cincinnati Cyclones Las Vegas Wranglers 4–2
2006–07 Idaho Steelheads Dayton Bombers 4–1
2005–06 Alaska Aces Gwinnett Gladiators 4–1
2004–05 Trenton Titans Florida Everblades 4–2
2003–04 Idaho Steelheads Florida Everblades 4–1
2002–03 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies Columbia Inferno 4–1
2001–02 Greenville Grrrowl Dayton Bombers 4–0
2000–01 South Carolina Stingrays Trenton Titans 4–1
1999–00 Peoria Rivermen Louisiana IceGators 4–2
1998–99 Mississippi Sea Wolves Richmond Renegades 4–3
1997–98 Hampton Roads Admirals Pensacola Ice Pilots 4–2
1996–97 South Carolina Stingrays Louisiana IceGators 4–1
1995–96 Charlotte Checkers Jacksonville Lizard Kings 4–0
1994–95 Richmond Renegades Greensboro Monarchs 4–1
1993–94 Toledo Storm Raleigh Icecaps 4–1
1992–93 Toledo Storm Wheeling Thunderbirds 4–2
1991–92 Hampton Roads Admirals Louisville Icehawks 4–0
1990–91 Hampton Roads Admirals Greensboro Monarchs 4–1
1989–90 Greensboro Monarchs Winston-Salem Thunderbirds 4–1
1988–89 Carolina Thunderbirds Johnstown Chiefs 4–3

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