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[[File:AAHL.jpg|thumb|left|309px|AAHL]]The '''All-American Hockey League''' was a hockey league that existed as the AAHL for three seasons, [[1986-87 AAHL season|1986-87]], [[1987-88 AAHL season|1987-88]] and [[1988-89 AAHL season|1988-89]]. The league was semi-professional, except for its second season, where it was minor pro.
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The '''All-American Hockey League''' was a hockey league that existed as the AAHL for three seasons, [[1986-87 AAHL season|1986-87]], [[1987-88 AAHL season|1987-88]] and [[1988-89 AAHL season|1988-89]]. The league was semi-professional, except for its second season, where it was minor pro.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===[[1987-88 AAHL season|Second season]]===
 
===[[1987-88 AAHL season|Second season]]===
 
In [[1987]], the AAHL and the [[Atlantic Coast Hockey League]] merged. The resulting league kept the name All-American Hockey League, but, as a result of the minor-pro status of the ACHL, the expanded league went from semi-pro to minor pro. The [[Virginia Lancers]], the [[Carolina Thunderbirds]], the [[Port Huron Clippers]] and the [[Johnstown Chiefs]] joined the league. Meanwhile, the Downriver Stars became the [[Michigan Stars]] for 14 games before folding and the [[Miami Valley Sabres]] appeared out of a merger between Troy and Dayton. Led by [[John Tortorella]], the Lancers won the regular season title with 37 wins in 43 contests. However, it was [[Pierre Hamel]]'s Thunderbirds who won the [[playoffs]].
 
In [[1987]], the AAHL and the [[Atlantic Coast Hockey League]] merged. The resulting league kept the name All-American Hockey League, but, as a result of the minor-pro status of the ACHL, the expanded league went from semi-pro to minor pro. The [[Virginia Lancers]], the [[Carolina Thunderbirds]], the [[Port Huron Clippers]] and the [[Johnstown Chiefs]] joined the league. Meanwhile, the Downriver Stars became the [[Michigan Stars]] for 14 games before folding and the [[Miami Valley Sabres]] appeared out of a merger between Troy and Dayton. Led by [[John Tortorella]], the Lancers won the regular season title with 37 wins in 43 contests. However, it was [[Pierre Hamel]]'s Thunderbirds who won the [[playoffs]].
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===[[1988-89 AAHL season|Third season]]===
 
===[[1988-89 AAHL season|Third season]]===
 
In its third and last season, the league was back to five teams and to its original semi-pro status. The Virginia Lancers, Carolina Thunderbirds and Johnstown Chiefs were gone; they had left to form a new minor professional league, the [[East Coast Hockey League]]. The Port Huron Clippers were gone too; the team had folded after the last season. The [[Lincoln Park Patriots]] and [[Springfield Capitols]] joined the last three survivors. The Sabres won the regular season. Following the season, the league ceased its activities and the five teams left disappeared.
 
In its third and last season, the league was back to five teams and to its original semi-pro status. The Virginia Lancers, Carolina Thunderbirds and Johnstown Chiefs were gone; they had left to form a new minor professional league, the [[East Coast Hockey League]]. The Port Huron Clippers were gone too; the team had folded after the last season. The [[Lincoln Park Patriots]] and [[Springfield Capitols]] joined the last three survivors. The Sabres won the regular season. Following the season, the league ceased its activities and the five teams left disappeared.
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==Sources and References==
 
==Sources and References==
* http://www.azhockey.com/Al.htm#All-American%20Hockey%20League
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* [http://www.azhockey.com/Al.htm#All-American%20Hockey%20League http://www.azhockey.com/Al.htm#All-American%20Hockey%20League]
* http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/aahl19881988.html
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* [http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/aahl19881988.html http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/aahl19881988.html]
 
* www.azhockey.com for the fate of the teams involved
 
* www.azhockey.com for the fate of the teams involved
 
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