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).

St. Paul Saints
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City: St. Paul, Minnesota
League: United States Amateur Hockey Association (1920-1925),
Central Amateur Hockey League (1925-1926),
American Hockey Association (1926-1930, 1932-1933, 1935-1942)
Central Hockey League (1931–1935) (1931-1935)
United States Hockey League (1945–1951) (1945-1951),
American Amateur Hockey League (1947-1952) (1951-1952),
Central Hockey League (1952-1953) (1952-1953), Minnesota Hockey League (1953-1955) (1954-1955)
Founded: 1921
Operated: 1921-1942, 1945-1954
Home Arena: St. Paul Hippodrome (1925-1932)
St. Paul Auditorium (1932-1954)
Colors: Red, Green, and White
Franchise history
1921-1925: St. Paul Athletic Club
1925 - 1954: St. Paul Saints
1955-1957: St. Paul Peters
1957-1958: St. Paul K.S.T.P.
1958-1959: St. Paul Capitols
1959-1963: St. Paul Saints (IHL)
1963-1965: St. Paul Rangers (CPHL)
1965-1966: Minnesota Rangers
1966-1975: Omaha Knights
Championships
Playoff Championships: CHL 1935,
AHA 1940,
USHL 1949

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.

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Year by Year Results[edit | edit source]

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 38 15 17 6 36 - - 5th Did not qualify

American Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1926-27 37 17 15 5 39 46 67 4th Did not qualify
1927-28 40 14 17 9 37 76 87 4th Did not qualify
1928-29 40 20 17 3 43 88 98 3rd Lost Final
1929-30 48 18 16 14 50 93 90 4th Did not qualify

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

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1931-32 35 16 17 2 34 84 99 3rd
1932-33 40 13 24 3 26 83 112 3rd
1933-34 44 12 30 2 24 86 125 T-4th
1934-35 47 28 10 9 56 137 88 1st Won Championship

American Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1935-36 48 32 13 3 64 153 99 1st Lost Final
1936-37 48 21 24 3* 42 78 95 T-3rd Lost Semifinals
1937-38 48 10 36 2* 20 87 178 6th
1938-39 54 24 24 6* 48 149 142 4th Lost Semifinals
1939-40 48 30 18 - 60 159 121 2nd Won Championship
1940-41 48 25 23 - 50 113 116 4th Lost Semifinals
1941-42 50 28 17 5 61 141 99 2nd North Lost Division Semifinal

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

The organization 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 28 26 2 58 208 186 T-3rd Lost Semifinals
1946-47 60 27 27 6 60 216 224 4th North Did not qualify
1947-48 66 30 30 6 66 236 245 4th North Did not qualify
1948-49 66 36 20 10 82 289 210 1st North Won Championship
1949-50 70 29 30 11 69 253 289 4th Lost Semifinals
1950-51 64 33 26 5 71 213 186 2nd Lost Semifinals

American Amateur Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1951-1952 39 26 11 2 54 - - 1st

Central Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1952-53 32 13 16 3 29 187 207 4th Lost Semifinals

Minnesota Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Standing Playoffs
1953-54 10 2 7 1 9 44 59 4th
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