All-American Hockey League

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For the league that operated as All-American Hockey League from 2008 until 2011, see All American Hockey League (2008–2011). For the Russian league whose name translates to "Continental Hockey League", see Kontinental Hockey League.

The All-American Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization formed in 1972 with teams based in the Upper Midwest and Great lakes regions of the United States as the Continental Hockey League. In 1986 the league folded, and Danville, Dayton, and Troy went on to form the All-American Hockey League. In 1987, the All-American Hockey League merged with the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. After a single season in the AAHL, Carolina, Johnstown, and Virginia left the league to form the East Coast Hockey League.[1] The AAHL only lasted one more season and folded after the 1988-1989 season.[2]

The All-American Hockey League (1972–1988) is not to be confused with the All American Hockey League that was formed in 2008 and is a lower level professional ice hockey league with teams in the Midwestern United States. That league was formed in 2008 as the All American Hockey Association when the Battle Creek Revolution and South Shore Shooters (later the Chi-Town Shooters) of the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League banded together with the Evansville IceMen and Motor City Gamblers (later the Detroit Dragons) of the Midwest Hockey League. On April 14, 2009, the All American Hockey League Board of Directors announced a reorganization from an Association format to a League format. This resulted in the All American Hockey Association being renamed the All American Hockey League.[3] The All-American Hockey League announced on June 16, 2011 that the league has suspended operations indefinitely. The All-American Hockey League did not operate during the 2011-12 season and no plans have been made for the 2012-13 season.

Teams[edit]

AAHL Teams[edit]

Records[edit]

1986-87 AAHL season

Team Games Won Lost Tied Points GF GA
Danville Fighting Saintsa b 31 21 10 0 42 -- --
Downriver Stars 32 21 11 0 42 -- --
Troy Sabres 31 15 15 1 31 -- --
Dayton Jets 32 13 18 1 27 -- --
Jackson All-Americans 32 8 22 2 18 -- --

1987-88 AAHL season

Team Games Won Lost Tied Points GF GA
Virginia Lancersa 43 37 5 1 75 321 129
Carolina Thunderbirdsb 49 34 15 0 68 355 182
Miami Valley Sabres 37 17 19 1 35 217 260
Jackson All-Americans 40 14 21 5 33 227 318
Danville Fighting Saints 32 8 22 2 18 240 317
Johnstown Chiefsc 26 13 13 0 26 157 115
Port Huron Clippers 38 9 28 1 19 212 347
Michigan Starsd 14 2 12 0 4 68 130

a - regular season leader
b - playoff champion
c - joined midseason, 1-13-88 vs Carolina[4]
d - folded midseason

1988-89 AAHL season
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Miami Valley Sabres 36 23 13 0 n/a n/a 46
Springfield Capitols 35 21 13 1 n/a n/a 43
Lincoln Park Patriots 28 7 19 2 n/a n/a 16
Jackson All-Americans 30 6 21 3 n/a n/a 15
Danville Fighting Saints n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Leaders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/aahl19881988.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/7.html
  3. ^ AAHL Reorganization
  4. ^ http://www.johnstowncafe.com/johnstownhistoryprogramschiefs19880113.pdf

See also[edit]