1954–55 AHL season

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The 1954–55 AHL season was the 19th season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The "Carl Liscombe Trophy" for the league's top scorer is renamed to the John B. Sollenberger Trophy. The All-Star game is revived, with the AHL All-Stars taking on the defending champions Calder Cup champions from the previous season. The Pittsburgh Hornets finished first overall in the regular season, and won their second Calder Cup championship.

Team changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Pittsburgh Hornets 64 31 25 8 70 187 180
Cleveland Barons 64 32 29 3 67 254 222
Springfield Indians 64 32 29 3 67 251 233
Buffalo Bisons 64 31 28 5 67 248 228
Hershey Bears 64 29 28 7 65 217 225
Providence Reds 64 21 37 6 48 194 263

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Eddie Olson Cleveland Barons 60 41 47 88 48
Ken Wharram Buffalo Bisons 63 33 49 82 15
Ross Lowe Springfield Indians 60 32 50 82 91
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 58 33 42 75 108
Walt Atanas Springfield Indians 62 29 45 74 66
Paul Larivee Providence Reds 62 29 45 74 19
Zellio Toppazzini Providence Reds 62 21 53 74 12
Arnie Kullman Hershey Bears 62 23 48 71 67
Jim Anderson Springfield Indians 63 39 32 71 40
Ellard O'Brien Hershey Bears 62 31 38 69 28

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Finals

All Star Classic[edit]

The second AHL All-Star game was played on October 27, 1954, after a 12-year hiatus. The defending Calder Cup champions Cleveland Barons lost 7-3 to the AHL All-Stars, in a game played at the Hershey Sports Arena, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.[1]

Trophy and Award winners[edit]

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Pittsburgh Hornets
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Pittsburgh Hornets
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Ross Lowe - Springfield Indians
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Eddie Olson - Cleveland Barons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Jimmy Anderson - Springfield Indians
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gil Mayer - Pittsburgh Hornets

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1953–54 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1955–56 AHL season