The 1956–57 AHL season was the 21st season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 64 games each in the schedule. The Providence Reds repeated their first overall finish in the regular season. The Cleveland Barons won their eighth Calder Cup championship.

Team changesEdit

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 643422 8 76236168
Cleveland Barons 643526 3 73249210
Rochester Americans 643425 5 73224199
Hershey Bears 643228 4 68223237
Buffalo Bisons 642537 2 52209270
Springfield Indians 641941 4 42217274

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Fred Glover Cleveland Barons 64425799111
Willie Marshall Hershey Bears 64355994 18
Jimmy Moore Cleveland Barons 64236689 31
Paul Larivee Providence Reds 64464389 24
Bronco Horvath Rochester Americans 56374481 39
Boris Elik Cleveland Barons 61404080 82
Dunc Fisher Hershey Bears 64403878 59
Ken Wharram Buffalo Bisons 64284977 18

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round

All Star ClassicEdit

The 4th AHL All-Star game was played on October 23, 1956 at the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. The defending Calder Cup champions Providence Reds won 4-0 versus the AHL All-Stars.[1]

Trophy and Award winnersEdit

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cleveland Barons
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:
Fred Glover - Cleveland Barons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Boris Elik - Cleveland Barons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Johnny Bower - Providence Reds

Team PhotosEdit

Game AdsEdit

See AlsoEdit


Preceded by
1955–56 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1957–58 AHL season
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