1994 was another expansion year
for the KFHL as the Blues entered the league bringing the total number of teams to ten. The regular season however was dominated
by just two. The Maple Leafs and Blackhawks went undefeated, defeating all the others and battling to a 4 to 4
tie in their regular season tilt. Both teams tied for the lowest number of goals against with the Leafs scoring the most goals,
but with the Blackhawks only 5 behind them. The Leaf's Richard Smith was the first ever 20 goal scorer, ending the season
with 24 and 36 total points. Brandon Garvey also had 18 goals for the Leafs. The Blackhawk's leading scorers were Andy Ewing(21
goals),Adam Watson and a young 3rd grader Jeff Taylor. These two teams seemed to be sure to meet in the playoff finals with
one of them ending up as the 94 champs.
However, the Rangers who had ended up in third place during the regular
season had other ideas! They had been beaten 8 to 4 by the Leafs, but had only been edged 3 to 2 by the Hawks in the regular
season and could boast three among the leagues top scorers of 94. Ryan Emerick, Ben Snow, & Jacob Cole each were serious scoring
threats. The Rangers were led on defense by Becky Wilson and Sarah Irish and with Mike Meade as goalie they had
an experienced group who had been to the Finals the year before and were ready to upset the Maple Leaf & Blackhawks plans
of a Finals showdown.They first defeated the Blackhawks in their semi-final game and then smashed the Leafs 8 to 4 in the
Finals with Jacob Cole as the Playoff MVP.