Indianapolis Capitals
Indianapolis capitals 1946
City: Indianapolis, Indiana
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1939 to 1952
Home Arena: Pepsi Coliseum
Affiliates: Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Regular Season Titles: one: (1941–42)
Division Championships: three: (1939–40,
1941–42, 1945–46)
Calder Cups: two: (1941–42, 1949–50)

The Indianapolis Capitals was an American Hockey League professional ice hockey team based in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1939–1952. The Capitals were a farm team for the Detroit Red Wings. Indianapolis won the Calder Cup in 1942 and 1950. They played in the Pepsi Coliseum.

There was also a Central Hockey League team with the same name, which also played in the Pepsi Coliseum in 1963. They played nine games before being relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Wings due to an explosion in the arena. The Wings relocated to Memphis,Tennessee in 1964-65.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedPoints Goals
1939–40 56262010621741441st, West
1940–41 56172811451331685th, West
1941–42 563415 7752041441st, West
1942–43 562923 4622111812nd, West
1943–44 54201816561561562nd, West
1944–45 60251124611691672nd, West
1945–46 623320 9752862381st, West
1946–47 64331813792852154th, West
1947–48 683230 6702932604th, West
1948–49 68391712902882092nd, West
1949–50 70352411812672312nd, West
1950–51 703829 3792872552nd, West
1951–52 682240 6502322735th, West


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1939–40 Lost, Providence
1940–41 Out of playoffs
1941–42 W, 3-2, Springfield byeW, 3-2, Hershey
1942–43 W, 2-0, Pittsburgh W, 2-0, Cleveland L, 0-3, Buffalo
1943–44 L, 1-4, Buffalo
1944–45 L, 1-4, Hershey
1945–46 L, 1-4, Buffalo
1946–47 Out of playoffs
1947–48 Out of playoffs
1948–49 L, 0-2, Hershey
1949–50 W, 2-0, St. Louis W, 2-0, Providence W, 4-0, Cleveland
1950–51 L, 0-3, Hershey
1951–52 Out of playoffs

In 1963-64 the combined Indianapolis/Cincinnati team had a record of 12-53-7-31 and finished in 5th (last) place in the Central Hockey League.

Capitals who played in the NHLEdit

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