1955–56 AHL season

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1955-56 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyProvidence Reds
Season MVPJohnny Bower
Top scorerZellio Toppazzini
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsProvidence Reds
  Runners-upCleveland Barons
AHL seasons
← 1954-55
1956-57 →

The 1955–56 AHL season was the 20th season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Providence Reds finished first overall in the regular season, and won their fourth Calder Cup championship.

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
Providence Reds 64 45 17 2 92 263 193
Pittsburgh Hornets 64 43 17 4 90 271 186
Buffalo Bisons 64 29 30 5 63 239 250
Cleveland Barons 64 26 31 7 59 225 231
Hershey Bears 64 19 39 6 44 218 271
Springfield Indians 64 17 45 2 36 212 297

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Zellio Toppazzini Providence Reds 64 42 71 113 44
Willie Marshall Pittsburgh Hornets 58 45 52 97 47
Camille Henry Providence Reds 59 50 41 91 8
Ken Wharram Buffalo Bisons 59 27 63 90 27
Dunc Fisher Hershey Bears 60 40 43 83 73
Paul Larivee Providence Reds 54 27 53 80 38
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 64 31 48 79 187
Larry Wilson Buffalo Bisons 62 39 39 78 74

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Finals

All Star Classic[edit]

The 3rd AHL All-Star game was played on January 10, 1956, at the Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The defending Calder Cup champions Pittsburgh Hornets tied 4-4 with the AHL All-Stars.[1]

Trophy and Award winners[edit]

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Reds
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Providence Reds
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Johnny Bower - Providence Reds
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Zellio Toppazzini - Providence Reds
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Bruce Cline - Providence Reds
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gil Mayer - Pittsburgh Hornets

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1954–55 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1956–57 AHL season