1961–62 AHL season

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The 1961–62 AHL season was the 26th season of the American Hockey League. The league initiates the James C. Hendy Memorial Award for outstanding team or league executives. The league resumes East and West Divisions. The John D. Chick Trophy is first awarded for the West Division champions of the regular season. The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy is awarded to East Division champions of the regular season. Eight teams played 70 games each in the schedule. The Springfield Indians finished first overall again in the regular season, and won their third consecutive Calder Cup championship.

Team changes[change | edit source]

  • The second incarnation of the Pittsburgh Hornets are added as an expansion team in the West Division.

Final standings[change | edit source]

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
Springfield Indians 70 45 22 3 93 292 194
Hershey Bears 70 37 28 5 79 236 213
Providence Reds 70 36 32 2 74 261 267
Quebec Aces 70 30 36 4 64 208 207
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Cleveland Barons 70 39 28 3 81 255 203
Buffalo Bisons 70 36 31 3 75 247 219
Rochester Americans 70 33 31 6 72 234 240
Pittsburgh Hornets 70 10 58 2 22 177 367

Scoring leaders[change | edit source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bill Sweeney Springfield Indians 70 40 61 101 14
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 70 30 65 95 24
Barry Cullen Buffalo Bisons 69 41 53 94 61
Brian Kilrea Springfield Indians 70 20 73 93 28
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 70 40 45 85 148
Ron Attwell Cleveland Barons 70 28 55 83 43
Stan Baluik Providence Reds 69 25 56 81 55
Brian Cullen Buffalo Bisons 67 22 59 81 18
Jim Mikol Cleveland Barons 70 32 48 80 89
Jim Anderson Springfield Indians 70 38 41 79 24

Calder Cup playoffs[change | edit source]

First round
Second round
Finals

Trophy and award winners[change | edit source]

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Springfield Indians
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Springfield Indians
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Cleveland Barons
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Bill Sweeney - Springfield Indians
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Les Binkley - Cleveland Barons
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Kent Douglas - Springfield Indians
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Marcel Paille - Springfield Indians
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
James G. Balmer

References[change | edit source]