1942–43 AHL season

Last updated
1942-43 AHL season
League American Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy Buffalo Bisons
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals champions Buffalo Bisons
  Runners-up Indianapolis Capitals
AHL seasons
  1941-42
1943-44  

The 1942–43 AHL season was the seventh season of the American Hockey League. Seven teams played 56 games each in the schedule, while an eighth team, the New Haven Eagles ceased operations 32 games into the season, in January 1943. The Buffalo Bisons won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as the Western Division champions, and their first Calder Cup as league champions.

In an organized sports league, a typical season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session: for example, in Major League Baseball the season lasts approximately from April to October. In other team sports, like association football or basketball, it is generally from August or September to May although in some countries - such as Northern Europe or East Asia - the season starts in the spring and finishes in autumn, mainly due to weather conditions encountered during the winter.

American Hockey League ice hockey league in the United States

The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL). Since the 2010–11 season, every team in the league has an affiliation agreement with one NHL team. When NHL teams do not have an AHL affiliate, players are assigned to AHL teams affiliated with other NHL teams. Twenty-seven AHL teams are located in the United States and the remaining four are in Canada. The league offices are located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and its current president is David Andrews.

The New Haven Eagles were a professional ice hockey team that played in New Haven, Connecticut. The Eagles were one of five inaugural franchises in the Canadian American Hockey League, and a founding member of the American Hockey League.

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Team changes

Philadelphia Rockets

The Philadelphia Rockets were a minor professional ice hockey team based in the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Rockets played for three seasons in American Hockey League from 1946 to 1949. Previously another Rockets team existed for the 1941–42 AHL season, formerly known as the Philadelphia Ramblers.

Springfield Indians ice hockey team

The Springfield Indians were a minor professional ice hockey franchise, originally based in West Springfield, Massachusetts and later Springfield, Massachusetts. The Indians were founding members of the American Hockey League. They were in existence for a total of 60 seasons from 1926 to 1994, with three interruptions. The Indians had two brief hiatuses from 1933 to 1935, and from 1942 to 1946. The team was known as the Syracuse Warriors from 1951 to 1954; in addition, the team was named the Springfield Kings from 1967 to 1975. The Indians won seven Calder Cup championships, one while known as the Kings in 1971.

Hershey Bears ice hockey team

The Hershey Bears are an American professional ice hockey team based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The current Bears club has played in the American Hockey League since the 1938–39 season making it the longest continuously operating member club of the league still playing in its original city.

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears (Independent) 56 35 13 878 240 166
Providence Reds (TOR) 56 27 27 256 211 216
Washington Lions (MTL) 56 14 34 836 184 272
New Haven Eagles (Independent) 32 9 18 523 85 116
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Buffalo Bisons (Independent) 56 28 21 763 189 143
Indianapolis Capitals (DET) 56 29 23 462 211 181
Pittsburgh Hornets (Independent) 56 26 24 658 183 203
Cleveland Barons (Independent) 56 21 29 648 190 196

New Haven Eagles ceased operations midseason.

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Wally Kilrea Hershey Bears 56316899 8
Adam Brown Indianapolis Capitals 5534518547
Harry Frost Hershey Bears 56434083 6
Les Cunningham Cleveland Barons 5535478224
Norman Mann Pittsburgh / Cleveland 5531457683
Fred Hergerts Hershey Bears 5630457533
Jim O'Neill Washington / Hershey 5519506952
Bill Summerhill Buffalo Bisons 5641276864
Ab DeMarco Providence Reds 39273966 9
Norm Locking Cleveland Barons 5626406614

Calder Cup playoffs

 Preliminary RoundLeague Semi-FinalCalder Cup Final
              
  1 Hershey 2 
  2 Buffalo 4 
   2 Buffalo 3
  3 Indianapolis 0
  3 Indianapolis 2 
4 Pittsburgh 0 
  3 Indianapolis 2
  6 Cleveland 0 
5 Providence 0
  6 Cleveland 2 

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Preceded by
1941–42 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1943–44 AHL season