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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.

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Playoff seeds[]

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 Conference[]

Mason Dixon Division[]

  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 Division[]

  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 Conference[]

Gateway Division[]

  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 Division[]

  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 bracket[]

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Statistical leaders[]

Skaters[]

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)

Goaltending[]

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 Semifinals[]

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

Eastern Conference[]

Mason Dixon Division Semifinals[]

(1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (4) Pennsylvania Typhoon[]
Harrisburg won series 2–0
(2) Marple Gladiators vs. (3) Potomac Mavericks[]
Marple won series 2–0

Northeast Division Semifinals[]

(2) New Jersey Grizzlies vs. (3) Connecticut Blaze[]
Connecticut won series 2–0

Western Conference[]

Gateway Division Semifinals[]

(1) St. Louis Cobras vs. (4) Southside Snipers[]
St. Louis won series 2–0
(2) Midwest Tornados vs. (3) St. Peters Wheelers[]
Midwest won series 2–1

Rocky Mountain Division Semifinals[]

(1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (4) Parker Prowlers[]
Colorado Springs won series 2–0
(2) Denver Blizzard vs. (3) Fort Collins Catz[]
Denver won series 2–1

Division Finals[]

Mason Dixon Division Finals[]

(1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (2) Marple Gladiators[]
Harrisburg won series 2–0

Northeast Division Finals[]

(1) Suffolk Sting vs. (3) Connecticut Blaze[]
Connecticut won series 2–1

Western Conference[]

Gateway Division Finals[]

(1) St. Louis Cobras vs. (2) Midwest Tornados[]
St. Louis won series 2–0

Rocky Mountain Division Finals[]

(1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (2) Denver Blizzard[]
Colorado Springs won 2–0

Conference finals[]

Eastern Conference Finals[]

(MD1) Harrisburg Lunatics vs. (NE3) Connecticut Blaze[]

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Western Conference Finals[]

(RM1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (G1) St. Louis Cobras[]

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Founders Cup Finals[]

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(RM1) Colorado Springs Thunder vs. (NE3) Connecticut Blaze[]

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See also[]

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