Providence Reds

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Providence Reds
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City Providence, Rhode Island
League American Hockey League
Operated 1926–1977
Home arena Rhode Island Auditorium (1926–72)
Providence Civic Center (1972–77)
Colors Red and white
Franchise history
1926–1976 Providence Reds
1976–1977 Rhode Island Reds
1977–1980 Binghamton Dusters
1980–1990 Binghamton Whalers
1990–1997 Binghamton Rangers
1997–2010 Hartford Wolf Pack
2010–2013 Connecticut Whale
2013-present Hartford Wolf Pack
Championships
Regular season titles 9: 29–30, 31–32, 33–34, 39–40, 40–41, 48–49, 55–56, 56–57, 74–75
Division Championships 13: 29–30, 31–32, 33–34, 37–48, 39–40, 40–41, 47–48, 48–49, 55–56, 56–57, 62–63, 70–71, 74–75
Calder Cups 4: 37–38, 39–40, 48–49, 55–56

The Providence Reds were a hockey team that played in the Canadian-American Hockey League (CAHL) between 1926 and 1936 and the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1936 to 1977, the last season of which they played as the Rhode Island Reds. The team won the Calder Cup in 1938, 1940, 1949, and 1956. The Reds played at the Rhode Island Auditorium, located on North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1926 through 1972, when the team affiliated with the New York Rangers and moved into the newly built Providence Civic Center. The team name came from the rooster known as the Rhode Island Red.

When the North American Hockey League folded in 1977, the Broome Dusters acquired the Reds franchise and moved them to Binghamton, New York, where they were known as the Binghamton Dusters, Binghamton Whalers, and Binghamton Rangers. In 1997 the franchise was sold to Madison Square Garden and then moved to become the Hartford Wolf Pack. On November 27, 2010, they were renamed the Connecticut Whale to honor the NHL's Hartford Whalers;[1] but changed their name back to the Wolf Pack in 2013. It is the oldest continuously operating minor-league hockey franchise in North America, having fielded a team in one form or another since 1926 in the CAHL. It is also the only AHL franchise to have never missed a season.

The AHL returned to Providence in 1992 in the form of the Providence Bruins.

Past coaches[edit]

Season-by-season results[edit]

The Reds redesigned logo after 1972.

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1926–27 32 12 17 3 27 50 67 4th, C-AHL
1927–28 40 13 19 8 34 88 83 5th, C-AHL
1928–29 40 18 12 10 46 64 58 2nd, C-AHL
1929–30 40 24 11 5 53 120 98 1st, C-AHL
1930–31 40 23 11 6 52 132 96 2nd, C-AHL
1931–32 40 23 11 6 52 138 108 1st, C-AHL
1932–33 48 26 16 6 58 129 117 2nd, C-AHL
1933–34 40 19 12 9 47 91 92 1st, C-AHL
1934–35 48 19 17 12 50 124 144 3rd, C-AHL
1935–36 47 21 20 6 48 106 127 2nd, C-AHL
1936–37 48 21 20 7 49 122 125 3rd, East
1937–38 48 25 16 7 57 114 86 1st, East
1938–39 54 21 22 11 53 136 153 2nd, East
1939–40 54 27 19 8 62 161 157 1st, East
1940–41 56 31 21 4 66 196 171 1st, East
1941–42 56 17 32 7 41 205 237 4th, East
1942–43 56 27 27 2 56 211 216 2nd, East
1943–44 52 11 36 5 27 126 214 3rd, East
1944–45 60 23 6 31 52 241 249 3rd, East
1945–46 62 23 33 6 52 221 254 3rd, East
1946–47 64 21 33 10 52 226 281 4th, East
1947–48 68 41 23 4 86 342 277 1st, East
1948–49 68 44 18 6 94 347 219 1st, East
1949–50 70 34 33 3 71 268 267 2nd, East
1950–51 70 24 41 5 53 247 303 4th, East
1951–52 68 32 33 3 67 263 270 2nd, East
1952–53 64 27 36 1 55 215 254 5th, AHL
1953–54 70 26 40 4 56 211 276 5th, AHL
1954–55 64 21 37 6 48 194 263 6th, AHL
1955–56 64 45 17 2 92 263 193 1st, AHL
1956–57 64 34 22 8 76 236 168 1st, AHL
1957–58 70 33 32 5 71 237 220 3rd, AHL
1958–59 70 28 40 2 58 222 265 6th, AHL
1959–60 72 38 32 2 78 251 237 3rd, AHL
1960–61 72 26 46 0 52 225 333 7th, AHL
1961–62 70 36 32 2 74 261 267 3rd, East
1962–63 72 38 29 5 81 239 203 1st, East
1963–64 72 32 35 5 69 248 239 3rd, East
1964–65 72 20 50 2 42 193 312 5th, East
1965–66 72 20 49 3 43 184 310 5th, East
1966–67 72 13 46 13 39 210 329 5th, East
1967–68 72 30 33 9 69 235 272 3rd, East
1968–69 74 32 36 6 70 242 284 3rd, East
1969–70 72 23 36 13 59 218 267 4th, East
1970–71 72 28 31 13 69 257 270 1st, East
1971–72 76 28 37 11 67 250 274 4th, East
1972–73 76 32 30 14 78 253 255 4th, East
1973–74 76 38 26 12 88 330 244 2nd, North
1974–75 76 43 21 12 98 317 263 1st, North
1975–76 76 34 34 8 76 294 300 3rd, North
1976–77 80 25 51 4 54 282 359 6th, AHL

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1926–27 Data unavailable
1927–28 Data unavailable
1928–29 ?? L, Boston, 0-2-2
1929–30 ?? W, Boston, 3-0-0
1930–31 Data unavailable
1931–32 ?? W, Boston, 3-0-0
1932–33 Data unavailable
1933–34 ?? W, Boston, 3-0-0
1934–35 ?? L, Boston, 0-3-0
1935–36 ?? L, Philadelphia, 1-3-0
1936–37 Data unavailable
1937–38 ?? ?? W, 3-1, Syracuse
1938–39 Data unavailable
1939–40 ?? ?? W, 3-0, Pittsburgh
1940–41 L, 1-3, Cleveland
1941–42 Out of playoffs
1942–43 L, 0-2, Cleveland
1943–44 Out of playoffs
1944–45 Out of playoffs
1945–46 L, 0-2, Cleveland
1946–47 Out of playoffs
1947–48 L, 1-4, Cleveland
1948–49 W, 4-3, St. Louis bye W, 4-3, Hershey
1949–50 W, 2-0, Springfield L, 0-2, Indianapolis
1950–51 Out of playoffs
1951–52 W, 3-2, Cleveland W, 3-1, Cincinnati L, 2-4, Pittsburgh
1952–53 Out of playoffs
1953–54 Out of playoffs
1954–55 Out of playoffs
1955–56 W, 3-2, Buffalo W, 4-0, Cleveland
1956–57 L, 1-4, Rochester
1957–58 L, 1-4, Hershey
1958–59 Out of playoffs
1959–60 L, 1-4, Springfield
1960–61 Out of playoffs
1961–62 L, 1-2, Hershey
1962–63 L, 2-4, Buffalo
1963–64 L, 1-2, Hershey
1964–65 Out of playoffs
1965–66 Out of playoffs
1966–67 Out of playoffs
1967–68 W, 3-1, Springfield L, 1-3, Quebec
1968–69 W, 3-1, Baltimore L, 2-3, Quebec
1969–70 Out of playoffs
1970–71 W, 4-2, Baltimore bye L, 0-4, Springfield
1971–72 L, 1-4, Boston
1972–73 L, 0-4, Nova Scotia
1973–74 W, 4-2, Nova Scotia W, 4-0, New Haven L, 1-4, Hershey
1974–75 L, 2-4, Springfield
1975–76 L, 0-3, Rochester
1976–77 Out of playoffs

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