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CHL Announces New League Allignment & Playoff Format

July 8, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Corpus Christi IceRays News Release

The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that the league's Board of Governors' has approved the conference alignment and playoff format for the 2009-10 season. This season, the league will sport a slightly different conference alignment than in year's past. The IceRays are currently in preparation for the 2009-2010 season. Season tickets and corporate sponsorship packages are available. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK.

The league's 15 teams will be divided into two conferences (no divisions) with an eight team Southern Conference and a seven team Northern Conference. The conference alignment will be as follows:

Northern Conference (7)

Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

Colorado Eagles

Mississippi RiverKings

Missouri Mavericks

Rapid City Rush

Tulsa Oilers

Wichita Thunder

Southern Conference (8)

Allen Americans

Amarillo Gorillas

Arizona Sundogs

Corpus Christi IceRays

Laredo Bucks

Odessa Jackalopes

Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

Texas Brahmas

Additionally, the CHL's Board of Governors' voted to keep the same playoff format that the league has had for each of the last two seasons with 10 teams qualifying for post-season play (the top five teams from each conference).

Corpus Christi IceRays hockey returns for a brand new season in October. Don't miss a second of the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of IceRays hockey as they cool off the Coastal Bend. Season tickets and corporate sponsorship packages are available. For more information please call the IceRays at 361.814.PUCK or visit them online at www.ccrayz.com.

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