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The 2009 Founders Cup Playoffs of the Professional Inline Hockey Association began on April 10, 2009, after the 2009 regular season. The fifteen teams that qualify, seven from the Eastern Conference and eight from the Western Conference (the winner of each of the two divisions plus the 2 or 3 teams with highest point totals from the remaining teams in each division), play best-of-3 series for the division semifinals and finals. The two division winners in each conference then play best-of-5 series for the conference finals. Then the conference champions play best-of-7 series for the Founders Cup.

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2009 PIHA regular season, 15 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Colorado Springs Thunder were the Western Conference regular season champions and were also the Best Overall Record Trophy winners with 62 points. The Harrisburg Lunatics earned the Eastern Conference regular season crown with 51 points.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Mason Dixon DivisionEdit

  1. Harrisburg LunaticsMason Dixon Division and Eastern Conference regular season champion; 51 points
  2. Marple Gladiators – 33 points
  3. Potomac Mavericks – 30 points
  4. Pennsylvania Typhoon – 14 points

Northeast DivisionEdit

  1. Suffolk StingNortheast Division champion, 43 points
  2. New Jersey Grizzlies – 40 points (11 points head-to-head)
  3. Connecticut Blaze – 40 points (6 points head-to-head)

Western ConferenceEdit

Gateway DivisionEdit

  1. St. Louis CobrasGateway Division champion, 40 points
  2. Midwest Tornados – 39 points
  3. St. Peters Wheelers – 36 points
  4. Southside Snipers – 22 points

Rocky Mountain DivisionEdit

  1. Colorado Springs ThunderRocky Mountain Division and Western Conference regular season champion; Best Overall Record Trophy winner, 62 points
  2. Denver Blizzard – 35 points
  3. Fort Collins Catz – 33 points
  4. Parker Prowlers – 26 points

Playoff bracketEdit

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Statistical leadersEdit

SkatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points.

Player Team GP G A Pts Star PIM
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Colorado Springs Thunder 4 7 6 13 10 2
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Colorado Springs Thunder 4 4 6 10 5 4
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Fort Collins Catz 3 3 7 10 4 0
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Colorado Springs Thunder 4 5 4 9 6 2
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Fort Collins Catz 3 4 5 9 3 0
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Denver Blizzard 5 4 5 9 1 0
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Denver Blizzard 5 7 1 8 5 2
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Suffolk Sting 3 6 2 8 6 0
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Connecticut Blaze 3 4 4 8 4 0

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; Star = Star points; PIM = Penalty minutes

All statistics as of: 00:00, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

GoaltendingEdit

These are the top five goaltenders based on goals against average with at least two games played.

Player Team GP MIN W L GA SO SV% GAA
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Colorado Springs Thunder 4 79 4 0 4 0 .905 1.22
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Colorado Springs Thunder 2 17 2 0 2 0 .867 2.82
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Harrisburg Lunatics 2 48 2 0 6 0 .806 3.00
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Connecticut Blaze 3 76 2 1 11 0 .857 3.47
Template:Country data USA Template:Sortname Denver Blizzard 5 132 2 3 30 0 .795 5.45

GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

All statistics as of: 00:02, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Division SemifinalsEdit

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Mason Dixon Division SemifinalsEdit

(1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (4) Pennsylvania TyphoonEdit
Harrisburg won series 2–0
(2) Marple Gladiators vs. (3) Potomac MavericksEdit
Marple won series 2–0

Northeast Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) New Jersey Grizzlies vs. (3) Connecticut BlazeEdit
Connecticut won series 2–0

Western ConferenceEdit

Gateway Division SemifinalsEdit

(1) St. Louis Cobras vs. (4) Southside SnipersEdit
St. Louis won series 2–0
(2) Midwest Tornados vs. (3) St. Peters WheelersEdit
Midwest won series 2–1

Rocky Mountain Division SemifinalsEdit

(1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (4) Parker ProwlersEdit
Colorado Springs won series 2–0
(2) Denver Blizzard vs. (3) Fort Collins CatzEdit
Denver won series 2–1

Division FinalsEdit

Mason Dixon Division FinalsEdit

(1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (2) Marple GladiatorsEdit
Harrisburg won series 2–0

Northeast Division FinalsEdit

(1) Suffolk Sting vs. (3) Connecticut BlazeEdit
Connecticut won series 2–1

Western ConferenceEdit

Gateway Division FinalsEdit

(1) St. Louis Cobras vs. (2) Midwest TornadosEdit
St. Louis won series 2–0

Rocky Mountain Division FinalsEdit

(1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (2) Denver BlizzardEdit
Colorado Springs won 2–0

Conference finalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalsEdit

(MD1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (NE3) Connecticut BlazeEdit

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Western Conference FinalsEdit

(RM1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (G1) St. Louis CobrasEdit

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Founders Cup FinalsEdit

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(RM1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (NE3) Connecticut BlazeEdit

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See alsoEdit

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