The 1955–56 AHL season was the 20th season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Providence Reds finished first overall in the regular season, and won their fourth Calder Cup championship.

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Providence Reds 644517 2 92263193
Pittsburgh Hornets 644317 4 90271186
Buffalo Bisons 642930 5 63239250
Cleveland Barons 642631 7 59225231
Hershey Bears 641939 6 44218271
Springfield Indians 641745 2 36212297

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Zellio Toppazzini Providence Reds644271113 44
Willie Marshall Pittsburgh Hornets 584552 97 47
Camille Henry Providence Reds 595041 91 8
Ken Wharram Buffalo Bisons 592763 90 27
Dunc Fisher Hershey Bears 604043 83 73
Paul Larivee Providence Reds 542753 80 38
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 644257 79187
Larry Wilson Buffalo Bisons 623939 78 74

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round

All Star ClassicEdit

The 3rd AHL All-Star game was played on January 10, 1956 at the Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The defending Calder Cup champions Pittsburgh Hornets tied 4-4 with the AHL All-Stars.[1]

Trophy and Award winnersEdit

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Providence Reds
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Providence Reds
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Johnny Bower - Providence Reds
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Zellio Toppazzini - Providence Reds
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Bruce Cline - Providence Reds
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gil Mayer - Pittsburgh Hornets

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1954–55 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1956–57 AHL season
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