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Chicago Americans/Cardinals
Chicago americans 1927
City: Chicago, Illinois
League: American Hockey Association
Founded: 1926
Operated: 1926 - 1927
Home Arena: Chicago Coliseum
Owner(s): Eddie Livingstone
Franchise history
1926 - 1927: Chicago Cardinals
1927-1927: Chicago Americans

The Chicago Cardinals (also known as the Chicago Americans) were a minor pro team in Chicago, Illinois, United States. They played for one season (1926-27) in the American Hockey Association (AHA).

They were renamed the Americans on March 8, 1927.

The team finished in fifth place with a 11-24-2 record.

The team was owned and coached by Eddie Livingstone who had previously owned the Toronto Blueshirts in the National Hockey Association. There was very bad blood between him and the National Hockey League (NHL). When the AHA wanted an agreement with the NHL in 1927, the NHL insisted that the AHA boot Livingstone out. The NHL also wanted to get the AHA out of Chicago where they were competition for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The AHA agreed and that was the end of the Cardinals/Americans.

The AHA stayed out of Chicago until 1929 when they started a war with the NHL.

Yearly RecordEdit

Year GP W L T Pts GF GA StandingPlayoffs
1926-27 37 11 24 2 24 52 73 5thDid not qualify

Cardinals who played in the NHLEdit

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