Buffalo Bisons (AHL)

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Buffalo Bisons
CityBuffalo, NY
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated1940–1970
Home arenaMemorial Auditorium
ColorsRed, white, blue
AffiliatesMontreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
New York Rangers
Franchise history
1926–1930Hamilton Tigers (CPHL)
1930–1940Syracuse Stars
1940–1970Buffalo Bisons
Championships
Regular season titles5 (1945–46, 1953–54,
1958–59, 1962–63, 1968–69)
Division Championships8 (1942–43, 1944–45, 1945–46, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1969–70)
Calder Cups5 (1942–43, 1943–44,
1945–46, 1962–63, 1969–70)

The Buffalo Bisons were an American Hockey League ice hockey franchise that played from 1940 to 1970 in Buffalo, New York.

Season-by-season results[change | change source]

Regular season[change | change source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1940–41 56 19 27 10 48 148 176 4th, West
1941–42 56 25 25 6 56 182 157 4th, West
1942–43 56 28 21 7 63 189 143 1st, West
1943–44 54 25 16 13 63 201 168 2nd, East
1944–45 60 31 8 21 70 200 182 1st, East
1945–46 62 38 16 8 84 270 196 1st, East
1946–47 64 36 17 11 83 257 173 2nd, West
1947–48 68 41 23 4 86 277 238 3rd, West
1948–49 68 33 27 8 74 246 213 5th, West
1949–50 70 32 29 9 73 226 208 1st, East
1950–51 70 40 26 4 84 309 284 1st, East
1951–52 68 28 36 4 60 230 298 3rd, East
1952–53 64 22 39 3 47 160 236 7th, AHL
1953–54 70 39 24 7 85 283 217 1st, AHL
1954–55 64 31 28 5 67 248 228 4th, AHL
1955–56 64 29 30 5 63 239 250 3rd, AHL
1956–57 64 25 37 2 52 209 270 5th, AHL
1957–58 70 25 42 3 53 224 301 6th, AHL
1958–59 70 38 28 4 80 233 201 1st, AHL
1959–60 72 33 35 4 70 251 271 5th, AHL
1960–61 72 35 34 3 73 259 261 4th, AHL
1961–62 70 36 31 3 75 247 219 2nd, West
1962–63 72 41 24 7 89 237 199 1st, West
1963–64 72 25 40 7 57 194 260 4th, West
1964–65 72 40 26 6 86 261 218 2nd, West
1965–66 72 29 40 3 61 215 243 4th, West
1966–67 72 14 51 7 35 207 386 4th, West
1967–68 72 32 28 12 76 239 224 3rd, West
1968–69 74 41 18 15 97 282 192 1st, West
1969–70 72 40 17 15 95 280 193 1st, West

Playoffs[change | change source]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1940–41 Out of playoffs
1941–42 Out of playoffs
1942–43 W, 4-2, Hershey bye W, 3-0, Indianapolis
1943–44 W, 4-1, Indianapolis W, 4-0, Cleveland
1944–45 L, 2-4 Cleveland
1945–46 W, 4-1, Indianapolis bye W, 4-3, Cleveland
1946–47 W, 2-0, Springfield L, 0-2, Pittsburgh
1947–48 W, 2-1, Hershey W, 2-0, New Haven L, 0-4, Cleveland
1948–49 Out of playoffs
1949–50 L, 1-4, Cleveland
1950–51 L, 0-4, Cleveland
1951–52 L, 0-3, Cincinnati
1952–53 Out of playoffs
1953–54 L, 0-3, Cleveland
1954–55 W, 3-1, Cleveland L, 2-4, Pittsburgh
1955–56 L, 2-3, Providence
1956–57 Out of playoffs
1957–58 Out of playoffs
1958–59 W, 4-1, Rochester L, 2-4, Hershey
1959–60 Out of playoffs
1960–61 L, 1-3, Hershey
1961–62 W, 2-0, Rochester W, 3-1, Hershey L, 1-4, Springfield
1962–63 W, 4-2, Providence bye W, 4-3, Hershey
1963–64 Out of playoffs
1964–65 W, 3-1, Pittsburgh L, 2-3, Hershey
1965–66 Out of playoffs
1966–67 Out of playoffs
1967–68 L, 2-3, Quebec
1968–69 L, 2-4, Hershey
1969–70 W, 4-2, Quebec 1st in round-robin vs.
Springfield & Montreal
W, 4-0, Springfield

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