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American Hockey League

ice hockey league in the United States

The American Hockey League or AHL, is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada. It is considered the farm league of the National Hockey League. The major championship in the AHL that the two winning teams of their conferences play for is the Calder Cup. The oldest current team in the AHL is the Hershey Bears which began play in 1938.

American Hockey League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 AHL season
SportIce hockey
Founded1936 (IHL/C-AHL Interlocking schedules); 1938 (IHL/C-AHL formally merged)
PresidentDavid Andrews
No. of teams31
CountriesUnited States (27 teams)
Canada (4 teams)
Most recent
champion(s)
Toronto Marlies (1st title)
Most titlesHershey Bears (11)[1]
TV partner(s)Canada (English): Sportsnet/Sportsnet One
Canada (French): TVA Sports
Europe: Premier Sports
United States (English): NHL Network
United States (Spanish): ESPN Deportes
Official websitewww.theahl.com

Contents

TeamsEdit

Locations of teams in the AHL as of the 2018–19 season. Dot colors correspond to the divisional alignment.
Notes
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Franchise has moved in the past; see AHL membership timeline below or the team's main article for further information.

TimelineEdit

Colorado EaglesCleveland MonstersUtah Grizzlies (1995–2005)Manitoba MooseSt. John's IceCapsManitoba MooseMilwaukee AdmiralsOntario ReignManchester Monarchs (AHL)Iowa WildHouston Aeros (1994–2013)Grand Rapids GriffinsChicago WolvesBridgeport Sound TigersSan Diego GullsNorfolk Admirals (AHL)Texas StarsIowa StarsLouisville PanthersBinghamton DevilsAlbany DevilsLowell DevilsSan Jose BarracudaWorcester SharksCleveland Barons (2001–06)Kentucky ThoroughbladesLehigh Valley PhantomsAdirondack PhantomsPhiladelphia PhantomsBeast of New HavenCarolina MonarchsRockford IceHogsCincinnati Mighty DucksBaltimore BanditsTucson RoadrunnersSpringfield FalconsSyracuse CrunchHamilton CanucksCharlotte CheckersAlbany River RatsCapital District IslandersProvidence BruinsMaine MarinersBakersfield CondorsOklahoma City BaronsEdmonton Road RunnersToronto RoadrunnersHamilton Bulldogs (AHL)Cape Breton OilersNova Scotia OilersMoncton Golden FlamesSherbrooke JetsWilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsCornwall AcesHalifax CitadelsFredericton ExpressSpringfield ThunderbirdsPortland PiratesBaltimore SkipjacksErie BladesToronto MarliesSt. John's Maple LeafsNewmarket SaintsSt. Catharines SaintsNew Brunswick HawksSyracuse FirebirdsPhiladelphia Firebirds (ice hockey)Stockton HeatAdirondack FlamesAbbotsford HeatQuad City FlamesOmaha Ak-Sar-Ben KnightsSaint John FlamesUtica DevilsMaine MarinersHampton GullsBelleville SenatorsBinghamton SenatorsPrince Edward Island SenatorsNew Haven NighthawksSan Antonio RampageAdirondack Red WingsVirginia WingsCincinnati SwordsMoncton HawksBoston Braves (AHL)Laval RocketSt. John's IceCapsHamilton Bulldogs (AHL)Quebec CitadellesFredericton CanadiensSherbrooke CanadiensNova Scotia VoyageursMontreal VoyageursBaltimore ClippersRichmond RobinsQuebec AcesRochester AmericansPhiladelphia RocketsSt. Louis FlyersCincinnati MohawksWashington LionsIndianapolis CapitalsHershey BearsBuffalo Bisons (AHL)Syracuse StarsUtica CometsPeoria Rivermen (AHL)Worcester IceCatsSpringfield IndiansSyracuse WarriorsSpringfield IndiansHartford Wolf PackBinghamton RangersProvidence RedsPittsburgh HornetsPhiladelphia RamblersNew Haven EaglesSyracuse EaglesJacksonville BaronsCleveland Barons (1937-73)Buffalo Bisons (IHL) 

AHL teams of the past and presentEdit

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Calder Cup Record Book" Archived January 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., theahl.com
  2. "Colorado Eagles moving to AHL to become top Avalanche affiliate". Fort Collins Coloradoan. October 10, 2017.