1965–66 AHL season

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The 1965–66 AHL season was the 30th season of the American Hockey League. Nine teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The league played a limited interlocking schedule with the Western Hockey League which was repeated two seasons later. The Quebec Aces finished first overall in the regular season. The Rochester Americans won their second consecutive 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 47 21 4 98 337 226
Hershey Bears 72 37 30 5 79 268 232
Springfield Indians 72 31 38 3 65 207 235
Baltimore Clippers 72 27 43 2 56 212 254
Providence Reds 72 20 49 3 43 184 310
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 72 46 21 5 97 288 221
Cleveland Barons 72 38 32 2 78 243 217
Pittsburgh Hornets 72 38 33 1 77 236 218
Buffalo Bisons 72 29 40 3 61 215 243

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Dick Gamble Rochester Americans 71 47 51 98 22
Cleland Mortson Quebec Aces 65 33 62 95 56
Gerry Ehman Rochester Americans 70 39 49 88 28
Jim Pappin Rochester Americans 63 36 51 87 116
Bob Courcy Cleveland Barons 72 26 60 86 10
Gene Ubriaco Hershey Bears 72 42 44 86 18
Mike Walton Rochester Americans 68 35 51 86 67
Gord Labossiere Quebec Aces 63 31 51 82 137
Wayne Hicks Quebec Aces 72 32 49 81 24
Gerry Melnyk Buffalo Bisons 69 18 61 79 10

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:
Dick Gamble - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Dick Gamble - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mike Walton - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jim Morrison - Quebec Aces
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Les Binkley - Cleveland Barons
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack Riley
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Hans Tanner, Rochester

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
1964–65 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1966–67 AHL season