It’s been almost three months since the ECHL came to an abrupt end due to COVID-19, which left a lot of questions. Would the Newfoundland Growlers win back-to-back Kelly Cups? Would the Toledo Walleye win the Western Conference? Would a team like the Tulsa Oilers or Wheeling Nailers make a miraculous playoff push? I decided to simulate the rest of the season on NHL 20 and then add the results to the actual standings to see what would have happened. Obviously this is for entertainment purposes as the Nailers managed to finish in a tie with the Indy Fuel, something that was very likely not going to happen. In the Mountain we also had a tie for 4th place between Rapid City and Tulsa. To figure out who would be the 4th seed in the Central and Mountain I simulated a best-of-3 series, which Tulsa and Wheeling both won 2-0. Link to the video will be at the bottom along with a link that has information to a NHL 20 tournament where the winner gets 2 tickets to their choice of ECHL game.

Standings

  1. xy-Reading 46-19-5-2 99 
  2. x-Newfoundland 46-23-0-3 93
  3. x-Brampton 40-28-4-0 84
  4. x-Maine 36-31-3-2 77
  5. Adirondack 27-30-8-7 69
  6. Worcester 28-34-6-0 64
  1. xyz-South Carolina 50-18-3-1 104 
  2. x-Florida 48-18-4-2 102
  3. x-Atlanta 35-33-2-2 74
  4. x- Greenville 34-33-4-1 73
  5. Orlando 33-33-5-1 72
  6. Jacksonville 32-33-6-1 71
  7. Norfolk 17-44-9-2 45
  1. xy-Toledo 44-22-5-1 94
  2. x-Cincinnati 42-22-7-1 90
  3. x-Fort Wayne 36-26-7-3 82
  4. x-Wheeling 35-32-5-0 75
  5. Indy 34-31-5-2 75
  6. Kalamazoo 28-34-9-1 66
  1. y-Allen 45-18-6-3 99
  2. x-Idaho 43-22-3-4 93
  3. x-Utah 38-22-8-4 88
  4. x-Tulsa 33-31-53 74
  5. Rapid City 33-31-7-1 74
  6. Kansas City 32-35-4-1 69
  7. Wichita 30-34-8-0 68

Division Semifinals

North 

1 Reading vs 4 Maine

  • Reading defeats Maine 3-1 (Reading 1-0)
  • Reading defeats Maine 4-2 (Reading 2-0)
  • Maine defeats Reading 3-2 (Reading 2-1)
  • Reading defeats Maine 4-2 (Reading 3-1)
  • Maine defeats Reading 3-2 OT (Reading 3-2)
  • Maine defeats Reading 4-1 (Tied 3-3)
  • Maine defeats Reading 3-1 (Maine 4-3)

Maine wins the series 4-3

2 Newfoundland vs 3 Brampton

  • Newfoundland defeats Brampton 4-2 (NFL 1-0)
  • Brampton defeats Newfoundland 3-2 (Tied 1-1)
  • Newfoundland defeats Brampton 4-1 (NFL 2-1)
  • Brampton defeats Newfoundland 3-1 (Tied 2-2)
  • Newfoundland defeats Brampton 2-0 (NFL 3-2)
  • Brampton defeats Newfoundland 4-1 (Tied 3-3)
  • Newfoundland defeats Brampton 4-1 (NFL4-3)

Newfoundland wins the series 4-3

South 

1 South Carolina vs 4 Greenville

  • South Carolina defeats Greenville 5-4 OT (SC 1-0)
  • Greenville defeats South Carolina 4-1 (Tied 1-1)
  • South Carolina defeats Greenville 3-2 OT (SC 2-1)
  • South Carolina defeats Greenville 4-2 (SC 3-1)
  • South Carolina defeats Greenville 5-4 (SC 4-1)

South Carolina wins the series 4-1

2 Florida vs 3 Atlanta

  • Florida defeats Atlanta 4-3 OT (Florida 1-0)
  • Atlanta defeats Florida 6-1 (Tied 1-1)
  • Florida defeats Atlanta 2-1 (Florida 2-1)
  • Florida defeats Atlanta 2-1 OT (Florida 3-1)
  • Florida defeats Atlanta 5-4 OT (Florida 4-1)

Florida wins the series 4-1

Central

1 Toledo vs 4 Wheeling

  • Toledo defeats Wheeling 3-2 (Toledo 1-0)
  • Toledo defeats Wheeling 2-0 (Toledo 2-0)
  • Wheeling defeats Toledo 1-0 (Toledo 2-1)
  • Toledo defeats Wheeling 1-0 (Toledo 3-1)
  • Toledo defeats Wheeling 1-0 (Toledo 4-1)

Toledo wins Series 4-1

2 Cincinnati vs 3 Fort Wayne

  • Fort Wayne defeats Cincinnati 3-0 (FW 1-0)
  • Cincinnati defeats Fort Wayne (Tied 1-1)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Cincinnati 3-2 (FW 2-1)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Cincinnati 2-1 (FW 3-1)
  • Cincinnati defeats Fort Wayne 3-0 (FW 3-2)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Cincinnati 3-2 (FW 4-2)

Fort Wayne wins Series 4-2

Mountain 

1 Allen vs Tulsa

  • Allen defeats Tulsa 6-2 (Allen 1-0)
  • Allen defeats Tulsa 3-1 (Allen 2-0)
  • Tulsa defeats Allen 4-2 (Allen 2-1)
  • Allen defeats Tulsa 6-2 (Allen 3-1)
  • Tulsa defeats Allen 3-0 (Allen 3-2)
  • Tulsa defeats Allen 2-1 (Tied 3-3)
  • Tulsa defeats Allen 6-1 (Tulsa 4-3)

Tulsa wins the series 4-3

2 Idaho vs Utah

  • Utah defeats Idaho 3-2 OT (Utah 1-0)
  • Idaho defeats Utah 3-2  (Tied 1-1)
  • Idaho defeats Utah 4-2  (Idaho 2-1)
  • Idaho defeats Utah 4-1 (Idaho 3-1)
  • Idaho defeats Utah 3-2 (Idaho 4-1)

Idaho wins the series 4-1

Division Finals

Maine vs Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland defeats Maine 3-2 (NFL 1-0)
  • Maine defeats Newfoundland 3-2 (Tied 1-1)
  • Maine defeats Newfoundland 4-3 (Maine 2-1)
  • Newfoundland defeats Maine 3-2 OT (Tied 2-2)
  • Newfoundland defeats Maine 5-1 (NFL 3-2)
  • Newfoundland defeats Maine 2-0 (NFL 4-3)

Newfoundland wins the series Maine 4-3

Florida vs South Carolina

  • Florida defeats South Carolina 2-0 (Florida 1-0)
  • South Carolina defeats Florida 3-1 (Tied 1-1)
  • South Carolina defeats Florida 3-1 (SC 2-1)
  • Florida defeats South Carolina 2-1 (Tied 2-2)
  • South Carolina defeats Florida 4-3 (SC 3-2)
  • Florida defeats South Carolina 3-2 (Tied 3-3)
  • Florida defeats South Carolina 4-1 (Florida 4-3)

Florida wins the series 4-3

Fort Wayne vs Toledo

  • Toledo defeats Fort Wayne 3-2 (Toledo 1-0)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Toledo 3-0 (Tied 1-1)
  • Toledo defeats Fort Wayne 5-4 (Toledo 2-1)
  • Toledo defeats Fort Wayne 6-2 (Toledo 3-1)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Toledo 3-2 OT  (Toledo 3-2)
  • Fort Wayne defeats Toledo 6-4 (Tied 3-3)
  • Toledo defeats Fort Wayne 5-2 (Toledo 4-3)

Toledo wins the series 4-3

Idaho vs Tulsa

  • Tulsa defeats Idaho 3-2 (Tulsa 1-0)
  • Tulsa defeats Idaho 4-1 (Tulsa 2-0)
  • Idaho defeats Tulsa 6-2 (Tulsa 2-1)
  • Idaho defeats Tulsa 2-1 OT (Tied 2-2)
  • Idaho defeats Tulsa 3-1 (Idaho 3-2)
  • Tulsa defeats Idaho 4-2 (Tied 3-3)
  • Idaho defeats Tulsa 3-1 (Idaho 4-3)

Idaho wins the series 4-3

Conference Finals

Idaho vs Toledo

  • Idaho defeats Toledo 2-1 OT (Idaho 1-0)
  • Idaho defeats Toledo 4-3 (Idaho 2-0)
  • Toledo defeats Idaho 2-0 (Idaho 2-1)
  • Toledo defeats Idaho 2-0 (Tied 2-2)
  • Toledo defeats Idaho 2-0 (Toledo 3-2)
  • Toledo defeats Idaho 5-1  (Toledo 4-2)

Toledo wins the series 4-2

Florida vs Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland defeats Florida 5-3 (NFL 1-0)
  • Florida defeats Newfoundland 5-1 (Tied 1-1)
  • Newfoundland defeats Florida 4-2 (NFL 2-1)
  • Florida defeats Newfoundland 5-4 (Tied 2-2)
  • Florida defeats Newfoundland 2-1 (Florida 3-2)
  • Florida defeats Newfoundland 3-2 (Florida 4-2)

Florida wins the series 4-2

Kelly Cup Championship

Florida vs Toledo

  • Toledo defeats Florida 2-1 (Toledo 1-0)
  • Toledo defeats Florida 2-1 (Toledo 2-0)
  • Toledo defeats Florida 3-2 OT (Toledo 3-0)
  • Toledo defeats Florida 3-2 OT (Toledo 4-0)

Toledo sweeps Florida 4-0 to win the Kelly Cup

If you wish to watch the simulation click here: ECHL Simulation

If you want information regarding our NHL 20: ECHL Tourney click here: NHL 20: ECHL Tournament

Photo Credit: Matthew Boyce – GCSN Graphic Design

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