St. Louis Braves
|St. Louis Braves|
|City||St. Louis, Missouri|
|League||Central Hockey League|
|Affiliates||Chicago Black Hawks|
The St. Louis Braves were a minor league hockey club located in St. Louis, Missouri.
The team originated as the Syracuse Braves in the Eastern Professional Hockey League's final season of 1962–63. The team was moved to St. Louis mid-season, and continued in the new Central Hockey League after the EPHL ceased operations.
They were the last minor-league hockey club to call St. Louis home prior to the arrival of the NHL's Blues, in the fall of 1967. At that time, the franchise was moved to Dallas, Texas and became the Dallas Black Hawks, who played 15 seasons until their demise in 1982.
- Darin Wernig (1 October 2014). Gateway City Puckchasers: The History of Hockey in St. Louis. Wernig Media, LLC. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-9907232-0-2.