RCAF

The Kraut Line - Schmidt. Bauer, & Dumart


History[edit | edit source]

The Ottawa RCAF Flyers were a senior team. The RCAF stood for the Royal Canadian Air Force,

They played in the Ottawa City Senior League from 1934-35 through 1942-43 (except for 1936-37 & 1937-38). After that the Flyers were in the Eastern Canada Senior Hockey League from 1949-50 through 1950-51.

In 1941-42 they became the first and only Ottawa District team to win the Allan Cup. In this they were helped immensely by the enlistments of Bobby Bauer, Woody Dumart, and Milt Schmidt (the Kraut Line) in the RCAF. This enabled them to join the Flyers late in the season. These three National Hockey League stars played a big part in the Flyers' Allan Cup victory.

The Flyers won the league title the next year in 1942-43 but this time lost the final in the 1942-43 Eastern Canada Allan Cup Playoffs to the Quebec League's Ottawa Commandos.

They won one Eastern Canada Senior Hockey League title in 1950-51 but lost the final in the 1950-51 Ottawa District Senior Playoffs.

Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]

Ottawa City Senior League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1934-35 12 11 1 0 22 65 25 1st West Lost Final
1935-36 18 11 6 1 23 66 42 2nd Lost Final
1938-39 18 8 7 3 19 57 51 2nd Lost Semi Final
1939-40 20 10 10 0 20 86 74 4th Out of Playoffs
1940-41 20 13 5 2 28 95 61 2nd Lost Final
1941-42 16 11 4 1 23 96 43 2nd Won Final, Won East, Won Allan Cup
1942-43 19 17 1 1 35 - - 1st Won Final, Lost East Final

Note: The Flyers did not play in the 1936-37 or 1937-38 seasons.

Eastern Canada Senior Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1948-49 16 5 9 2 18 96 65 4th Lost Quarter Final
1949-50 39 19 16 4 59 180 160 3rd Lost Semi Final
1950-51 39 18 18 3 .500 179 174 3rd Won Final, Lost Ottawa Final

Flyers who played in the NHL[edit | edit source]

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