The 1964–65 AHL season was the 29th season of the American Hockey League. The league inaugurates the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for outstanding media coverage of the AHL.

Nine teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season, and won their first Calder Cup championship.


The Quebec Aces in helmets.

Regular SeasonEdit

The Quebec Aces became one of the first teams to make wearing of helmets compulsory.

Final standingsEdit

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
Quebec Aces 724426 2 90280223
Hershey Bears 723632 4 76246243
Baltimore Clippers 723532 5 75275249
Springfield Indians 722939 4 62237273
Providence Reds 722050 2 42193312
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 724821 3 99310199
Buffalo Bisons 724026 6 86261218
Pittsburgh Hornets 722936 7 65228256
Cleveland Barons 722443 5 53228285

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Art Stratton Buffalo Bisons 712584109 32
Bronco Horvath Rochester Americans 723868106 24
Len Lunde Buffalo Bisons 725046 96 40
Pat Hannigan Buffalo Bisons 723854 92116
Stan Smrke Rochester Americans 713359 92 28
Gerry Ehman Rochester Americans 703849 87 20
Ed Litzenberger Rochester Americans 722561 86 34
Wayne Hicks Quebec Aces 723847 85 52
Gord Labossiere Baltimore Clippers 723841 79 72
Ed Hoekstra Quebec Aces 712851 79 16

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round
Second round

Trophy and award winnersEdit

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Rochester Americans
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, East Division:
Quebec Aces
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, West Division:
Rochester Americans
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Art Stratton - Buffalo Bisons
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Art Stratton - Buffalo Bisons
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ray Cullen - Buffalo Bisons
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Al Arbour - Rochester Americans
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gerry Cheevers - Rochester Americans
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Robert Martineau (posthumously)
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Charley Barton, Buffalo

Team PhotosEdit


  • Pittsburgh: 152,571

Game AdsEdit

See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1963–64 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1965–66 AHL season
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