See also: Minneapolis Millers (IHL)
Minneapolis Millers
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
League: Central Amateur Hockey League (1925-1926),
American Hockey Association (1926-1931, 1936-1942),
Central Hockey League (1931–1935) (1931-1935),
United States Hockey League (1945–1951) (1945-1950),
American Amateur Hockey League (1947-1952) (1951-1952),
Central Hockey League (1952-1953) (1952-1953),
United States Central Hockey League (1958-1960)
Founded: 1925
Operated: 1925-1942, 1945-1950, 1951-1953, 1958-1960
Home Arena: Minneapolis Arena
Franchise history
1925-1942, 1945-1950: Minneapolis Millers (AHA)
1950-1951: Denver Falcons
1951-1953: Minneapolis Millers (AHA)
1953-1958: Minneapolis Bungalows
1958-1960: Minneapolis Millers (AHA)
1959-1963: Minneapolis Millers (IHL)
Championships
Playoff Championships: AHA (1927)
Central Hockey League (1931–1935) (1932, 1934)
American Hockey Association (1937)
United States Hockey League (1945–1951) (1950)

The Minneapolis Millers were a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Arena.

Hockey in Minneapolis[edit | edit source]

The Millers originated in the Central Hockey League as a semi-professional team from the 1925-26 season. The team moved to the American Hockey Association along with other CHL teams, and played there from 1926 to 1931. The Millers then switched to a revived Central Hockey League based locally in Minnesota. After the CHL's demise, the Millers rejoined the AHA, where they played from 1935 to 1942. The team went on hiatus During World War II, and was revived in the United States Hockey League from 1945-50 when the team relocated to Denver, Colorado and were renamed the Denver Falcons. They would only last one season in Denver. The name would be briefly revived in 1951 in the American Amateur Hockey League (1947-1952) and the Central Hockey League (1952-1953). The team either withdrew from the league after the 1952-153 season. The Minneapolis Bungalows would play from 1953 to 1958 and the Minneapolis Culbertsons would play from 1955 to 1958 when the Bungalows name disappeared, the Culbertsons moved most of their games to Lincoln, Nebraska as the Minneapolis-Lincoln Culbertsons, and the Millers name returned. The International Hockey League (1945–2001)'s Denver Mavericks would relocate to the Minneapolis Arena and would assume the moniker. That team would continue until 1963 when they were replaced by the Minneapolis Bruins in the newly created Central Hockey League (1963-1984) would would last until relocating to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1965 and the St. Paul Saints would be renamed the Minnesota Rangers for the 1965-66 season. The National Hockey League would expand into the twin cities with the 1967-68 season with the creation of the Minnesota North Stars who would play in Bloomington, Minnesota which is a suburb convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul until their relocation to Dallas in 1993. The Minnesota Moose would be a member of the International Hockey League (1945-2001) from 1994 to 1996 playing out of the St. Paul Civic Center. The return of the NHL to the twin cities was announced on June 25, 1997 when the Minnesota Wild were announced as joining the league for the 2000-01 season. The team would be based out of the Xcel Energy Center which was built on the site of the former St. Paul Civic Center.

1929-30 Program

Millers' jerseys from 1947

Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Central Amateur Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1925-26 40 22 10 8 52 - - 1st Won Championship

American Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1926-27 38 17 11 10 44 60 51 2nd lost final
1927-28 40 18 17 5 41 65 51 3rd Won Championship
1928-29 40 18 12 10 46 72 51 2nd Lost Semifinals
1929-30 48 15 21 12 42 82 82 5th Did not qualify
1930-31 46 11 33 2 22 65 136 7th Did not qualify

Central Hockey League 1931-1935[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1931-32 36 22 11 3 44 113 67 2nd Won Championship
1932-33 40 25 13 2 50 99 78 2nd
1933-34 44 28 11 5 56 129 86 1st Won Championship
1934-35 48 21 19 8 42 108 105 2nd

American Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1936-37 48 23 21 4* 46* 102 105 2nd Won Championship
1937-38 48 24 15 9* 48* 140 100 2nd Lost Final
1938-39 54 31 17 6* 62* 214 139 T-2nd Lost Semifinals
1939-40 48 26 22 - 52 170 140 3rd Lost Semifinals
1940-41 48 25 23 - 50 136 106 T-2nd Lost Semifinals
1941-42 50 22 25 3 47 141 158 4th North Did not qualify

Note: Ties were not worth any points in some seasons.

Team suspended operations from 1942 to 1945.

United States Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1945-46 56 20 33 3 43 192 263 7th Did not qualify
1946-47 60 28 22 10 66 214 197 3rd North Lost Div. Semifinals
1947-48 66 34 26 6 74 259 228 2nd North Lost Final
1948-49 66 27 24 15 69 223 211 4th North Did not qualify
1949-50 70 33 28 9 75 297 257 2nd Won Championship

American Amateur Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1951-52 39 16 20 3 35 4th Lost Semifinals

Central Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1952-53 31 15 14 2 32 144 140 3rd Lost Semifinals

United States Central Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1958-59 20 3 17 0 6 94 152 4th
1959-60 21 7 14 0 14 93 143 3rd

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See Also[edit | edit source]


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