Washington Lions

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Washington Lions
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City Washington, D.C.
League American Hockey League
Operated 1941–1943
1947–1949
Home arena Uline Arena
Franchise history
1941–1943 Washington Lions (AHL)
1947–1949 Washington Lions (AHL)
1949–1958 Cincinnati Mohawks
1951-1957 Washington Lions (EHL)
1957-1960 Washington Presidents (EHL)

The Washington Lions were a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They were founded as a member of the American Hockey League in the 1941–42 season. The Lions played for two seasons, disbanded during World War II. Another Washington Lions team played in the Eastern Hockey League from 1944–47. The AHL Lions were resurrected in 1947. Following the 1948–49 season, the team was relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio as the Cincinnati Mohawks. The void was filled by a second team of the same name playing in the Eastern Hockey League, from 1951–53, and 1954–57, who later became the Washington Presidents.

Season-by-season results[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1941–42 56 20 30 6 46 160 172 3rd, East
1942–43 56 14 34 8 36 184 272 3rd, East
1947–48 68 17 45 6 40 241 369 6th, East
1948–49 68 11 53 4 26 179 401 6th, East

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1941–42 L, 0-2, Cleveland
1942–43 Out of playoffs
1947–48 Out of playoffs
1948–49 Out of playoffs

Eastern Hockey League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1951-1952 36 9 24 3 21 124 155
1952-1953 60 26 31 3 55 201 215
1954-1955 49 26 21 2 54 204 175
1955-1956 64 33 28 3 69 258 267
1956-1957 64 18 45 1 37 256 397

Playoffs[edit]

The team made the playoffs in 1952-1953 season but lost in the first round.[1]

Renaming[edit]

The EHL Lions became the Presidents in 1957 and played until 1960. In three season it won the Championship in 1957-1958.

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