Denver Falcons
City: Denver, Colorado
League: United States Hockey League
Founded: 1950
Home Arena: University of Denver Ice Arena
Head Coach: Bill Cook
Playoff Championships: 0

The Denver Falcons were the first professional ice hockey team in Colorado. They were a member of the United States Hockey League. Playing their home games at the University of Denver Ice Arena, the team had a memorable season in Denver, starting with winning Colorado's first professional hockey game over the St. Paul Saints 3-1 at DU. After a season which endured the tragic car crash death of Johnny Holota which also injured Billy Warwick, the Falcons advanced to the playoffs. They were defeated by the favored Omaha Knights three games to two, ending the Falcons' only season.

Team Record[edit | edit source]

Season W L T Pts Win % Result
1950-51 31 31 2 64 .500 Wild Card

Players[edit | edit source]

# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
1 Flag of Canada Lou Crowdis L 1950 St. Anne de Beaupré, Quebec
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of Canada Bob Chrystal L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 Flag of Canada Jack Jackson R 1950 Windsor, Ontario
4 Flag of the United Kingdom Ian "Fritz" Fraser L 1950 Johnstown, Scotland
5 Flag of Canada Carl Kaiser L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Flag of Poland Walter Bak L 1950 Tarnowiec, Poland
Flag of Canada Joe Crozier R 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
6 Flag of Slovenia Chuck "Yogi" Kraiger LW L 1951 Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia
7 Flag of Canada Harold Brown RW L 1950 Brandon, Manitoba
8 Flag of Canada Lloyd "Red" Doran C L 1950 South Porcupine, Ontario
9 Flag of Canada Bill Warwick LW 1950 Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Flag of Canada Neil Strain LW L 1950 Kenora, Ontario
11 Flag of Canada Ken MacKenzie LW L 1950 Winnipeg, Manitoba
12 Flag of the United Kingdom Billy Richardson RW R 1950 Perth, Scotland
13 Flag of Canada George "Bus" Agar C L 1950 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
14 Joseph Kaiser 1950
15 Flag of Canada Jack Giesebrecht RW 1950 Petawawa, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada Winston "Bing" Juckes LW L 1950 Hamiota, Manitoba
Flag of Canada John Bailey RW L 1951 Kenora, Ontario
Flag of Canada Rudy Filion C L 1951 Cornwall, Ontario
Flag of Canada Johnny Holota C L 1951 Hamilton, Ontario
Flag of Canada Joe McArthur C R 1950 Markdale, Ontario
Flag of Canada Cal Stearns RW R 1951 Edmonton, Alberta
Flag of Canada Nick Tomiuk LW L 1951 Connaught, Ontario
Allen Burman 1950
Hal Hopper 1951
Bob "Bush" Jackson 1951

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