St. Louis Braves

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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,[1] and continued in the new Central Hockey League after the EPHL ceased operations.

They continued as an affiliate of the Chicago Black Hawks from 1963 until 1967. The team played its home games at the St. Louis Arena, off Interstate 64 (then US 40) across from Forest Park.

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.


  1. ^ Jim Mancuso (2005). Hockey in Syracuse. Arcadia Publishing. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7385-3898-3.