1948–49 AHL season

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The 1948–49 AHL season was the 13th season of the American Hockey League. Eleven teams played 68 games each in the schedule. The Wally Kilrea Trophy for the league's "top point scorer," is renamed the Carl Liscombe Trophy. The St. Louis Flyers won their first F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as West Division champions. The Providence Reds and won their third Calder Cup as league champions.

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 44 18 6 94 347 219
Hershey Bears 68 28 35 5 61 256 261
Springfield Indians 68 22 37 9 53 240 276
New Haven Ramblers 68 20 40 8 48 223 286
Philadelphia Rockets 68 15 48 5 35 230 407
Washington Lions 68 11 53 4 26 179 401
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
St. Louis Flyers 68 41 18 9 91 294 192
Indianapolis Capitals 68 39 17 12 90 288 209
Cleveland Barons 68 41 21 6 88 286 451
Pittsburgh Hornets 68 39 19 10 88 301 175
Buffalo Bisons 68 33 27 8 74 246 213

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Sid Smith Pittsburgh Hornets 68 55 57 112 4
Carl Liscombe Providence Reds 68 55 47 102 2
Roger Bedard Providence Reds 67 29 61 90 45
Harvey Fraser Providence Reds 68 34 55 89 16
Paul Gladu St. Louis Flyers 67 51 34 85 28
Murdo MacKay Buffalo Bisons 68 32 52 84 20
Fred Glover Indianapolis Capitals 68 35 48 83 59
Jackie Hamilton Providence Reds 59 26 54 80 32
Phil Maloney Hershey Bears 64 29 50 79 21
Pete Leswick Cleveland Barons 68 44 35 79 10

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

  Preliminary Round League Semi-Final Calder Cup Final
                           
  E1  Providence 4  
  W2  St. Louis 3  
    E1  Providence 4
  E2  Hershey 3
  E2  Hershey 2  
W2  Indianapolis 0  
  E2  Hershey 2
  W3  Cleveland 0  
E3  Springfield 1
  W3  Cleveland 2  

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Reds
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
St. Louis Flyers
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Carl Liscombe - Providence Reds
Carl Liscombe Trophy
Top point scorer:
Sid Smith - Pittsburgh Hornets
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Terry Sawchuk - Indianapolis Capitals
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Baz Bastien - Pittsburgh Hornets

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1947–48 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1949–50 AHL season