The 1965–66 AHL season was the 30th season of the American Hockey League. Nine teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The league played a limited interlocking schedule with the Western Hockey League which was repeated two seasons later. The Quebec Aces finished first overall in the regular season. The Rochester Americans won their second consecutive Calder Cup championship.

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 724721 4 98337226
Hershey Bears 723730 5 79268232
Springfield Indians 723138 3 65207235
Baltimore Clippers 722743 2 56212254
Providence Reds 722049 3 43184310
West GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans 724621 5 97288221
Cleveland Barons 723832 2 78243217
Pittsburgh Hornets 723833 1 77236218
Buffalo Bisons 722940 3 61215243

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Dick Gamble Rochester Americans 71475198 22
Cleland Mortson Quebec Aces 65336295 56
Gerry Ehman Rochester Americans 70394988 28
Jim Pappin Rochester Americans 63365187116
Bob Courcy Cleveland Barons 72266086 10
Gene Ubriaco Hershey Bears 72424486 18
Mike Walton Rochester Americans 68355186 67
Gord Labossiere Quebec Aces 63315182137
Wayne Hicks Quebec Aces 72324981 24
Gerry Melnyk Buffalo Bisons 69186179 10

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:
Dick Gamble - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Dick Gamble - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Mike Walton - Rochester Americans
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jim Morrison - Quebec Aces
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Les Binkley - Cleveland Barons
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Jack Riley
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
Hans Tanner, Rochester

Team PhotosEdit


  • Pittsburgh: 176,625

Game AdsEdit

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See alsoEdit


Preceded by
1964–65 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1966–67 AHL season
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