1964–65 AHL season

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The 1964–65 AHL season was the 29th season of the American Hockey League. The league inaugurates the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding media coverage of the AHL.

Nine teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.

Final standings[edit]

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

East GP W L T Pts GF GA
Quebec Aces 72 44 26 2 90 280 223
Hershey Bears 72 36 32 4 76 246 243
Baltimore Clippers 72 35 32 5 75 275 249
Springfield Indians 72 29 39 4 62 237 273
Providence Reds 72 20 50 2 42 193 312
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 72 48 21 3 99 310 199
Buffalo Bisons 72 40 26 6 86 261 218
Pittsburgh Hornets 72 29 36 7 65 228 256
Cleveland Barons 72 24 43 5 53 228 285

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Art Stratton Buffalo Bisons 71 25 84 109 32
Bronco Horvath Rochester Americans 72 38 68 106 24
Len Lunde Buffalo Bisons 72 50 46 96 40
Pat Hannigan Buffalo Bisons 72 38 54 92 116
Stan Smrke Rochester Americans 71 33 59 92 28
Gerry Ehman Rochester Americans 70 38 49 87 20
Ed Litzenberger Rochester Americans 72 25 61 86 34
Wayne Hicks Quebec Aces 72 38 47 85 52
Gord Labossiere Baltimore Clippers 72 38 41 79 72
Ed Hoekstra Quebec Aces 71 28 51 79 16

Calder Cup playoffs[edit]

First round
Second round
Finals

Trophy and award winners[edit]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Quebec Aces
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Art Stratton - Buffalo Bisons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Art Stratton - Buffalo Bisons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ray Cullen - Buffalo Bisons
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Al Arbour - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gerry Cheevers - Rochester Americans
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Robert Martineau (posthumously)
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Charley Barton, Buffalo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1963–64 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1965–66 AHL season