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TropHL

The Tropical Hockey League was the first attempt at establishing professional hockey in the southeastern part of the United States.

The league folded after its one and only season, 1938-39. That one season ran from December 10 to April 2.

The Coral Gables Seminoles, Havana Tropicals, Miami Clippers and Miami Beach Pirates were the four teams that made up the league. All teams were based out of the Metropolitan Ice Palace in Miami, Florida, even though one team was representing Havana, Cuba. Coral Gables finished first during the 15 game regular season and won the playoff championship.

Bob Dill and Joe Simpson were the only Tropical League players that also spent time in the NHL.

TeamsEdit

Team name City
(nominal)
Arena Seasons Fate
Coral Gables Seminoles Coral Gables, Florida Metropolitan Ice Palace 1938-1939 Fold with league
Miami Beach Pirates Miami Beach, Florida Metropolitan Ice Palace 1938-1939 Fold with league
Miami Clippers Miami, Florida Metropolitan Ice Palace 1938-1939 Fold with league
Havana Tropicals Havana, Cuba Metropolitan Ice Palace 1938-1939 Fold with league

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
1 Coral Gables Seminoles 14 12 2 0 85 53 24
2 Miami Clippers 13 7 6 0 53 58 14
3 Miami Beach Pirates 14 5 9 0 57 68 10
4 Havana Tropicals 15 4 11 0 69 84 8


StandingsEdit

Standings GP W L T GF GA Pts
Coral Gables Seminoles 14 12 2 0 85 53 24
Miami Clippers 13 7 6 0 53 58 14
Miami Beach Pirates 14 5 9 0 57 68 10
Havana Tropicals 15 4 11 0 69 84 8

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