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St. Paul Saints

St. Paul Saints

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This is about the team that played from 1926-55. For the team of the same name that played in the International Hockey League (1945–2001), please see St. Paul Saints (IHL).

The St. Paul Saints were a hockey team in St. Paul, Minnesota.

They first appeared as the St. Paul Athletic Club that played in the United States Amateur Hockey Association (USAHA) from 1921-25. They moved to the Central Amateur Hockey League in 1925 when the USAHA folded.

In 1926 they moved over to the American Hockey Association (AHA) when the Central League dissolved. They played there until 1931 when they switched to the Central League which was composed of teams close to St. Paul. The Saints moved back to the AHA in 1935, playing in that league until it folded in 1942 because of World War II.

In 1945 they joined the newly-formed USHL which was founded as a successor to the old AHA. Again the Saints played until the league folded, this time in 1951.

They then joined a series of local leagues until 1957 including the American Amateur Hockey League (1947-1952), Central Hockey League (1952-1953), Minnesota Hockey League (1953-1955). That year the WHL put "half a team" in St. Paul - the Saskatoon/St. Paul Regals. That team only lasted one season. A new Saints franchise started in 1959 in the International Hockey League (1945–2001).

The Saints won the USHL title in 1948-49.

Year by Year ResultsEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Central Amateur Hockey LeagueEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1925-26381517636 - -5thDid not qualify

American Hockey AssociationEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1926-2737171553946674thDid not qualify
1927-2840141793776874thDid not qualify
1928-2940201734388983rdLost Final
1929-30481816145093904thDid not qualify

Central Hockey League 1931-1935Edit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1931-323516172348499 3rd
1932-33401324326831123rd
1933-3444123022486125T-4th
1934-35472810956137881stWon Championship

American Hockey AssociationEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1935-36483213364153991stLost Final
1936-374821243*427895T-3rdLost Semifinals
1937-384810362*20871786th
1938-395424246*481491424thLost Semifinals
1939-40483018 -601591212ndWon Championship
1940-41482523 -501131164thLost Semifinals
1941-42502817561141992nd NorthLost Division Semifinal

Note: Ties were worth 0 points in the league for some seasons

United States Hockey LeagueEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1945-46562826258208186T-3rdLost Semifinals
1946-476027276602162244th NorthDid not qualify
1947-486630306662362454th North Did not qualify
1948-4966362010822892101st NorthWon Championship
1949-5070293011692532894thLost Semifinals
1950-516433265712131862ndLost Semifinals

American Amateur Hockey LeagueEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1951-1952 39 26 11 2 54 - - 1st

Central Hockey LeagueEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1952-533213163291872074thLost Semifinals

Minnesota Hockey LeagueEdit

SeasonGPWLTPtsGFGAStanding Playoffs
1953-5410271944594th
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