Huntington Hornets

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Huntington Hornets
City Huntington, West Virginia
League International Hockey League
Founded 1956 (1956)
Home arena Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse
Colors red, white, black
Owner(s) Ernie Berg, et al
Head coach Eddie Olson
Franchise history
1950–1956 Grand Rapids Rockets
1957–1960 Louisville Rebels

The Huntington Hornets were a professional ice hockey team that played in Huntington, West Virginia as a member of the International Hockey League during the 1956–57 season. The team was relocated to Huntington from Grand Rapids, Michigan where they played as the Grand Rapids Rockets. The Huntington Hornets played their home games at the 4,100 seat Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse. The Hornets finished third overall in the International Hockey League's 1956–57 season. The team relocated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1957, becoming the Louisville Rebels. [1]

Standings[edit]

Year GP W L T PTS GF GA Pct Standings
1956–1957 60 26 30 4 56 180 188 .467 3 of 6

Roster[edit]

Player Pos Nat Birthplace
Jim Campbell C Canada Timmins, Ontario
Roger Christian LW United States Warroad, Minnesota
Lou Crowdis G Canada Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec
Don Davidson C Canada Ottawa, Ontario
Doug Falby D    
Bill Fillman D    
Gerry Frenette D United States Hancock, Michigan
Steve Gaber RW Canada Cupar, Saskatchewan
George Hayes C Canada Toronto, Ontario
Joe Ingoldsby RW    
Ron Johnson RW United States Marquette, Michigan
Morris Lallo D Canada Montreal, Quebec
Rod McElroy C Canada St. Thomas, Ontario
Mike Narduzzi LW Canada Fort William, Ontario
Eddie Olson LW/HC United States Hancock, Michigan
Ray Parker      
Eric Pogue RW Canada Agincourt, Ontario
Len Ronson LW Canada Brantford, Ontario
Garnet Schai D Canada Wilkie, Saskatchewan
Ronnie Spong C Canada Toronto, Ontario
Len Thornson C Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
John Ticalo D Canada Timmins, Ontario
Bob Wilson D Canada Sudbury, Ontario