1936–37 AHL season

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The 1936-37 AHL season was the first season of the International-American Hockey League, known in the present day as the American Hockey League. The IAHL was formed following a merger between the International Hockey League and the Canadian-American Hockey League.

The league consisted of eight teams in two divisions, scheduled to play a 48 game season. The four teams in the West Division came from the International Hockey League, and the four teams in the East Division came from the Canadian-American Hockey League. The Buffalo Bisons were forced to suspend operations on December 6, 1936, due to financial woes.

The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy was carried over by the West Division from the International Hockey League, and was awarded to the Syracuse Stars as West Division champions. The Syracuse Stars also won the inaugural Calder Cup by defeating the Philadelphia Ramblers for the championship.

Final standings[edit]

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

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Ramblers (NYR) 48 26 14 8 60 149 106
Springfield Indians (NYA) 48 22 17 9 53 117 125
Providence Reds (independent) 48 21 20 7 49 122 125
New Haven Eagles (independent) 48 14 28 6 34 107 142
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Syracuse Stars (independent) 48 27 16 5 59 173 129
Pittsburgh Hornets (DET) 48 22 23 3 47 122 124
Cleveland Falcons (independent) 48 13 27 8 34 113 152
Buffalo Bisons (independent) 11 3 8 0 6 22 30

Suspended operations.

Scoring Leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jack Markle Syracuse Stars 48 21 39 60 2
Clint Smith Philadelphia Ramblers 47 25 29 54 15
Bryan Hextall Philadelphia Ramblers 48 29 23 52 34
Eddie Convey Syracuse Stars 48 12 37 49 82
Jackie Keating Providence Reds 48 12 31 43 22
Lorne Duguid Providence Reds 47 20 21 41 16
Norman Mann Syracuse Stars 46 17 24 41 47
Charlie Mason Philadelphia Ramblers 48 25 15 40 17
Bazel Doran Syracuse Stars 48 24 15 39 42
Art Jackson Syracuse Stars 29 17 21 38 38

Calder Cup Playoffs[edit]

  Preliminary Round     Division Finals     Calder Cup Final
                           
  East Division     1  Philadelphia 2  
  2  Springfield 2     2  Springfield 0    
  3  Providence 1         E1  Philadelphia 1
      W1  Syracuse 3
  West Division     1  Syracuse 3    
        2  Pittsburgh 2  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
None
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1937–38 AHL season