This article is about the American Hockey League team. For the article about the Ontario Hockey Association senior team, please see Baltimore Clippers (Ontario).

Baltimore Clippers
Baltimore Clippers
City: Baltimore, Maryland
League: American Hockey League
Southern Hockey League
Operated: 1962 to 1977
Home Arena: Baltimore Civic Center
Colors: Black, orange and white
Affiliates: New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Regular Season Titles: one
Division Championships: three
(1970–71, 1971–72,

The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. They were the first of three Charm City entries into the American Hockey League, who played from 196276. The Clippers won their division three times: 1970–71, 1971–72, and 1973–74.

They were set up in 1962 when the Baltimore Civic Center was opened. They became the primary farm team of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League replacing the Kitchener-Waterloo Beavers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League.

The Clippers withdrew from the AHL mid-season during 1974–75 when the World Hockey Association's Michigan Stags relocated to Baltimore as the "Baltimore Blades." The team regrouped for one more season, then transferred to the Southern Hockey League, playing one more season. The team was revived in 1979, playing two seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before that league disbanded.

The Blades team used the same set of jerseys as the Clippers. The home white jerseys had circular Blades logo sewn over the Clippers logo.

An earlier Baltimore Clippers minor league ice hockey team, in the old Eastern Hockey League, existed prior to moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1956, and becoming the first Charlotte Checkers. This move was caused by a fire at their arena late in the 1955-56 season.

This franchise was replaced in this market by:

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedPoints Goals
Standing Head coaches
1962–63 723530 7772262443rd, EastRed Sullivan/Aldo Guidolin
1963–64 723237 3672002204th, EastAldo Guidolin
1964–65 723532 5752752493rd, EastJohn Crawford
1965–66 722743 2562122544th, EastJohn Crawford, Terry Reardon
1966–67 72352710802522472nd, EastTerry Reardon
1967–68 72283410662362554th, EastTerry Reardon
1968–69 743334 7732662572nd, EastAldo Guidolin
1969–70 72253017672302523rd, WestRudy Migay
1970–71 724023 9892632241st, WestTerry Reardon
1971–72 76343111792402491st, WestTerry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1972–73 76174811452103156th, WestTerry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1973–74 76422410943102321st, SouthTerry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1974–75 46142210381361805th, SouthTerry Reardon/Kent Douglas
1975–76 762148 7492383164th, SouthTerry Reardon/Kent Douglas
1976–77472124 244182169Southern Hockey League folded


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1962–63 L, 1-2, Hershey
1963–64 Out of playoffs
1964–65 L, 2-3, Hershey
1965–66 Out of playoffs
1966–67 W, 3-2, Quebec L, 1-3, Rochester
1967–68 Out of playoffs
1968–69 L, 1-3, Providence
1969–70 L, 1-4, Montreal
1970–71 L, 2-4, Providence
1971–72 W, 4-2, Cleveland W, 4-2, Cincinnati L, 2-4, Nova Scotia
1972–73 Out of playoffs
1973–74 W, 4-1, Richmond L, 0-4, Hershey
1974–75 Did not complete season.
1975–76 Out of playoffs
1976–77 Southern Hockey League folded mid-seaason.


  • The Official 1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks Game Program.
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