The 1939–40 AHL season was the 4th season of the International-American Hockey League, known in the present day as the American Hockey League. The league consisted of nine teams total. Four teams in the Eastern Division played a 54 game season, while five teams in the Western Division played a 56 game season. The Indianapolis Capitals won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as the Western Division champions, while the Providence Reds won the Calder Cup as league champions.

Team changes[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | 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
Providence Reds 54 27 19 8 62 161 157
New Haven Eagles 54 27 24 3 57 177 183
Springfield Indians 54 24 24 6 54 166 149
Philadelphia Ramblers 54 15 31 8 38 133 170
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Indianapolis Capitals 56 26 20 10 62 174 144
Hershey Bears 56 27 24 5 59 154 156
Pittsburgh Hornets 56 25 22 9 59 152 133
Cleveland Barons 56 24 24 8 56 127 130
Syracuse Stars 56 20 27 9 49 147 169

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Norm Locking Syracuse Stars 55 31 32 63 12
Fred Thurier Springfield Indians 54 28 32 60 27
Tony Hemmerling New Haven Eagles 51 26 31 57 4
Max Bennett Syracuse Stars 56 25 31 56 10
Ronnie Hudson Indianapolis Capitals 54 27 27 54 19
George Patterson New Haven Eagles 54 25 27 52 42
Eddie Convey Syracuse Stars 53 17 33 50 24
Jack Toupin Syracuse Stars 49 16 34 50 12
Marcel Tremblay New Haven Eagles 51 23 24 47 13
Norman Schultz Springfield Indians 54 21 25 46 6

Calder Cup playoffs[edit | edit source]

Quarter Finals[edit | edit source]

Best of 3

  • Springfield 5 Pittsburgh 1
  • Pittsburgh 3 Springfield 1
  • Pittsburgh 4 Springfield 1

Pittsburgh Hornets beat Springfield Indians 2 wins to 1.

  • Hershey 4 New Haven 2
  • New Haven 3 Hershey 1
  • Hershey 5 New Haven 4

Hershey Bears beat New Haven Eagles 2 wins to 1.

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

Best of 5

  • Providence 2 Indianapolis 1
  • Providence 4 Indianapolis 2
  • Indianapolis 3 Providence 2
  • Indianapolis 8 Providence 2
  • Providence 2 Indianapolis 0

Providence Reds beat Indianapolis Capitals 3 wins to 2.

Best of 3

  • Hershey 3 Pittsburgh 0
  • Pittsburgh 4 Hershey 2
  • Pittsburgh 2 Hershey 0

Pittsburgh Hornets beat Hershey Bears 2 wins to 1.


Final[edit | edit source]

Best of 5

  • Providence 4 Pittsburgh 3
  • Providence 4 Pittsburgh 3
  • Providence 4 Pittsburgh 3

The Providence Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Hornets 3 wins to none to win the Calder Cup.


Team Photos[edit | edit source]


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
1938–39 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1940–41 AHL season
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