Detroit Hettche

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The Detroit Hettche were a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, and played at the Detroit Olympia. The team was originally known as the Windsor Spitfires and were one of the four founding members of the International Hockey League in 1945. The team was renamed Windsor Hettche Spitfires in 1947, then moved across the river from Windsor, Ontario in 1949. The team played seven seasons total, folding in 1952.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Team Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standings Playoffs
1945–46 Windsor Spitfires 15 1 12 2 4 0.133 ? ? 4th, IHL Did Not Qualify
1946–47 Windsor Spitfires 28 14 10 4 32 0.571 162 141 2nd, IHL Won Semifinals Detroit Medal Mouldings 2-1, Won Turner Cup Finals Detroit Bright's Goodyears 3-0
1947–48 Windsor Hettche Spitfires 30 19 10 1 39 0.650 151 105 1st, IHL Won Semifinals Detroit Medal Mouldings 2-1, Lost Turner Cup Finals Toledo Mercurys 4-1
1948–49 Windsor Hettche Spitfires 31 15 11 5 35 0.565 152 144 4th, North Won Quarterfinals Detroit Jerry Lynch 2-0, Won Semifinals Detroit Auto Club 4-0, Won Turner Cup Finals Toledo Mercurys 4-3
1949–50 Detroit Hettche 40 15 21 4 34 0.425 157 191 4th, IHL Lost Semifinals Sarnia Sailors 3-0
1950–51 Detroit Hettche 52 6 39 7 19 0.183 112 226 6th, IHL Did Not Qualify
1951–52 Detroit Hettche 48 10 35 3 23 0.240 138 232 5th, IHL Did Not Qualify
Totals   244 80 138 26 186 0.381 --- ---  

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