1947–48 AHL season

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The 1947–48 AHL season was the 12th season of the American Hockey League. Eleven teams played 68 games each in the schedule. The Cleveland Barons won their sixth F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as West Division champions, and won their fourth Calder Cup as league champions.

It was the first season, the AHL awarded individual trophies for players. The awards would be, the Les Cunningham Award for the league's "most valuable player," the Wally Kilrea Trophy for the league's "top point scorer," the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award" for the league's rookie of the year," and the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for the goaltender with the "lowest Goals against average" in the league.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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
Providence Reds 68 41 23 4 86 342 277
New Haven Ramblers 68 31 30 7 69 254 242
Hershey Bears 68 25 30 13 63 240 273
Philadelphia Rockets 68 22 41 5 49 260 331
Springfield Indians 68 19 42 7 45 237 308
Washington Lions 68 17 45 6 40 241 369
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cleveland Barons 68 43 13 12 98 332 197
Pittsburgh Hornets 68 38 18 12 88 238 170
Buffalo Bisons 68 41 23 4 86 277 238
Indianapolis Capitals 68 32 30 6 70 293 260
St. Louis Flyers 68 22 36 10 54 242 291

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Carl Liscombe Providence Reds 68 50 68 118 10
Cliff Simpson Indianapolis Capitals 68 48 62 110 31
Harvey Fraser Providence Reds 64 45 52 97 12
John Chad Providence Reds 67 41 53 94 8
Paul Courteau Springfield Indians 68 28 64 92 36
Wally Stefaniw Philadelphia Rockets 67 15 72 87 22
Johnny Holota Cleveland Barons 68 48 38 86 11
Johnny Mahaffey Philadelphia Rockets 60 26 57 83 6
Chuck Scherza Providence Reds 68 18 65 83 72
Eldred Kobussen Springfield Indians 67 40 42 82 24

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Preliminary Round League Semi-Final Calder Cup Final
                           
  E1  Providence 1  
  W1  Cleveland 4  
    W1  Cleveland 4
  W3  Buffalo 0
  E2  New Haven 2  
W2  Pittsburgh 0  
  E2  New Haven 0
  W3  Buffalo 2  
E3  Hershey 0
  W3  Buffalo 2  

Trophy and Award winners[edit]

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cleveland Barons
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Cleveland Barons
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Carl Liscombe - Providence Reds
Wally Kilrea Trophy
Top point scorer:
Carl Liscombe - Providence Reds
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Bob Solinger - Cleveland Barons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Baz Bastien - Pittsburgh Hornets

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1946–47 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1948–49 AHL season