Denver Falcons

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Denver Falcons
Founded 1950
League United States Hockey League
Team history Denver Falcons
1950-51
Based in Denver, Colorado
Arena University of Denver Ice Arena
Head coach Bill Cook
Championships 0

The Denver Falcons were the first professional ice hockey team in Colorado. They were a member of the United States Hockey League. Playing their home games at the University of Denver Ice Arena, the team had a memorable season in Denver, starting with winning Colorado's first professional hockey game over the St. Paul Saints 3-1 at DU. After a season which endured the tragic car crash death of Johnny Holota which also injured Billy Warwick, the Falcons advanced to the playoffs. They were defeated by the favored Omaha Knights three games to two, ending the Falcons' only season.

Team Record[edit]

Season W L T Pts Win % Result
1950-51 31 31 2 64 .500 Wild Card

Players[edit]

Goalies
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
1 Canada Lou Crowdis L 1950 St. Anne de Beaupré, Quebec
Defense
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Canada Bob Chrystal L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 Canada Jack Jackson R 1950 Windsor, Ontario
4 United Kingdom Ian "Fritz" Fraser L 1950 Johnstown, Scotland
5 Canada Carl Kaiser L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Poland Walter Bak L 1950 Tarnowiec, Poland
Canada Joe Crozier R 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Offense
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
6 Slovenia Chuck "Yogi" Kraiger LW L 1951 Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia
7 Canada Harold Brown RW L 1950 Brandon, Manitoba
8 Canada Lloyd "Red" Doran C L 1950 South Porcupine, Ontario
9 Canada Bill Warwick LW 1950 Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Canada Neil Strain LW L 1950 Kenora, Ontario
11 Canada Ken MacKenzie LW L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
12 United Kingdom Billy Richardson RW R 1950 Perth, Scotland
13 Canada George "Bus" Agar C L 1950 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Joseph Kaiser 1950
15 Canada Jack Giesebrecht RW 1950 Petawawa, Ontario
16 Canada Winston "Bing" Juckes LW L 1950 Hamiota, Manitoba
Canada John Bailey RW L 1951 Kenora, Ontario
Canada Rudy Filion C L 1951 Cornwall, Ontario
Canada Johnny Holota C L 1951 Hamilton, Ontario
Canada Joe McArthur C R 1950 Markdale, Ontario
Canada Cal Stearns RW R 1951 Edmonton, Alberta
Canada Nick Tomiuk LW L 1951 Connaught, Ontario
Allen Burman 1950
Hal Hopper 1951
Bob "Bush" Jackson 1951

NHL Players & Coaches[edit]