1985–86 AHL season

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The 1985–86 AHL season was the 50th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their second Calder Cup championship.

Final standings[edit]

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

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Adirondack Red Wings 80 41 31 8 90 339 298
Maine Mariners 80 40 31 9 89 274 285
Moncton Golden Flames 80 34 34 12 80 294 307
Fredericton Express 80 35 37 8 78 319 311
Sherbrooke Canadiens 80 33 38 9 75 340 341
Nova Scotia Oilers 80 29 43 8 66 314 353
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears 80 48 29 3 99 346 292
Binghamton Whalers 80 41 34 5 87 316 290
St. Catharines Saints 80 38 37 5 81 304 308
New Haven Nighthawks 80 36 37 7 79 340 343
Springfield Indians 80 36 39 5 77 301 309
Rochester Americans 80 34 39 7 75 320 337
Baltimore Skipjacks 80 28 44 8 64 271 304

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Gardner Rochester Americans 71 61 51 112 16
Jody Gage Rochester Americans 73 42 57 99 56
Ross Fitzpatrick Hershey Bears 77 50 47 97 28
Tim Tookey Hershey Bears 69 35 62 97 66
Wes Jarvis St. Catharines Saints 74 36 60 96 38
Daryl Evans Binghamton Whalers 69 40 52 92 50
Geordie Robertson Adirondack Red Wings 79 36 56 92 99
Paul Fenton Binghamton Whalers 75 53 35 88 87
Serge Boisvert Sherbrooke Canadiens 69 40 48 88 18
Larry Floyd Maine Mariners 80 29 58 87 25
Tom Roulston Baltimore Skipjacks 73 38 49 87 38

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
                 
1 Adirondack 4
4 Fredericton 2
1 Adirondack 4
North Division
3 Moncton 1
2 Maine 1
3 Moncton 4
N1 Adirondack 4
S1 Hershey 2
1 Hershey 4
4 New Haven 1
1 Hershey 4
South Division
3 St. Catharines 3
2 Binghamton 2
3 St. Catharines 4

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Adirondack Red Wings
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Gardner - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Gardner - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ron Hextall - Hershey Bears
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jim Wiemer - New Haven Nighthawks
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Sam St. Laurent - Maine Mariners
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Sam St. Laurent & Karl Friesen - Maine Mariners
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bill Dineen - Adirondack Red Wings
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Steve Tsujiura - Maine Mariners
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Tim Tookey - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
George Guilbault
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Crasnick, Maine, (newspaper)
Jim Gagliardi, Adirondack, (radio)
Rich Funke, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Randy Scott, Rochester Americans

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1984–85 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1986–87 AHL season