1956–57 AHL season

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The 1956–57 AHL season was the 21st season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Providence Reds repeated their first overall finish in the regular season. The Cleveland Barons won their eighth 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
Providence Reds 64 34 22 8 76 236 168
Cleveland Barons 64 35 26 3 73 249 210
Rochester Americans 64 34 25 5 73 224 199
Hershey Bears 64 32 28 4 68 223 237
Buffalo Bisons 64 25 37 2 52 209 270
Springfield Indians 64 19 41 4 42 217 274

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 64 42 57 99 111
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 64 35 59 94 18
Jimmy Moore Cleveland Barons 64 23 66 89 31
Paul Larivee Providence Reds 64 46 43 89 24
Bronco Horvath Rochester Americans 56 37 44 81 39
Boris Elik Cleveland Barons 61 40 40 80 82
Dunc Fisher Hershey Bears 64 40 38 78 59
Ken Wharram Buffalo Bisons 64 28 49 77 18

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Finals

All Star Classic[edit]

The 4th AHL All-Star game was played on October 23, 1956, at the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. The defending Calder Cup champions Providence Reds won 4-0 versus the AHL All-Stars.[1]

Trophy and Award winners[edit]

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cleveland Barons
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:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Boris Elik - Cleveland Barons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Johnny Bower - Providence Reds

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1955–56 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1957–58 AHL season