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==Teams==
 
==Teams==
*[[Dallas Texans (USHL)|Dallas Texans]] (1945-46 to 1948-49)
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*[[Denver Falcons]] (1950-51)
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*[[Ft. Worth Rangers]] (1945-46 to 1948-49)
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! Team name !! City !! Arena !! Seasons !! Fate
*[[Houston Huskies]] (1947-48 to 1948-49)
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*[[Houston Skippers]] (1946-47)
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| [[Dallas Texans (USHL)|Dallas Texans]]|| [[Dallas, Texas]] || [[Dallas Ice Arena]] || 1945-1949 ||folded
*[[Kansas City Mohawks]] (1949-50)
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*[[Kansas City Pla-mors]] (1945-46 to 1949-50)
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| [[Fort Worth Rangers]]|| [[Fort Worth, Texas]] || [[Will Rogers Memorial Center]] || 1945-1949 ||folded
*[[Kansas City Royals (USHL)|Kansas City Royals]] (1950-51)
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*[[Louisville Blades]] (1949-50)
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| [[Kansas City Pla-mors]]|| [[Kansas City, Missouri]] ||[[Pla-Mor Ice Palace]] || 1945-1950 ||renamed Mohawks
*[[Milwaukee Sea Gulls]] (1950-51)
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*[[Minneapolis Millers (AHA)|Minneapolis Millers]] (1945-46 to 1949-50)
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| [[Minneapolis Millers (AHA)|Minneapolis Millers]]|| [[Minneapolis, Minnesota]] || [[Minneapolis Arena]] || 1945-1950 ||become [[Denver Falcons]]
*[[Omaha Knights]] (1945-46 to 1950-51)
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*[[St. Paul Saints (ice hockey)|St. Paul Saints]] (1945-46 to 1950-51)
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| [[Omaha Knights]]|| [[Omaha, Nebraska]] || [[Ak-Sar-Ben|Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum]] || 1945-1951 ||fold with league
*[[Tulsa Oilers]] (1946-47 to 1950-51)
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| [[St. Paul Saints (ice hockey)|St. Paul Saints]]|| [[St. Paul, Minnesota]] || [[St. Paul Auditorium]] || 1945-1951 ||continues in local leagues
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| [[Tulsa Oilers]] || [[Tulsa, Oklahoma]] || [[Avey's Coliseum]] || 1945-1951 ||fold with league
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| [[Houston Skippers]] || [[Houston, Texas]] || [[Sam Houston Coliseum]] || 1946-1947 ||renamed Huskies
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| [[Houston Huskies]] || [[Houston, Texas]] || [[Sam Houston Coliseum]] ||1947-1949 ||suspend operation when lose lease with arena
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| [[Kansas City Mohawks]] || [[Kansas City, Missouri]] || [[Pla-Mor Ice Palace]] ||1949-1950 ||renamed Royals
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| [[Louisville Blades]] || [[Louisville, Kentucky]] || [[Louisville Gardens]] ||1949-1950 ||folded
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|- align="center"
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| [[Denver Falcons]] || [[Denver, Colorado]] || [[University of Denver Arena]] || 1950-1951 ||fold with league
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| [[Kansas City Royals]] || [[Kansas City, Missouri]] || [[Pla-Mor Ice Palace]] || 1950-1951 ||also known as Kansas City Cowboys; fold with league
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| [[Milwaukee Sea Gulls]] || [[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]] || [[UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena|Milwaukee Arena]] || 1950-1951 ||fold with league
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==Champions==
 
==Champions==
 
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! Season !! Regular season !! Playoffs
 
! Season !! Regular season !! Playoffs
 
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| 1950–51 || Omaha Knights || Omaha Knights
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| [[1950-51 USHL season|1950-51 ]] || Omaha Knights || Omaha Knights
 
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| 1949–50 || Omaha Knights || Minneapolis Millers
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| [[1949-50 USHL season|1949-50 ]] || Omaha Knights || Minneapolis Millers
 
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| 1948–49 || St. Paul Saints || St. Paul Saints
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| [[1948-49 USHL season|1948-49 ]] || St. Paul Saints || St. Paul Saints
 
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| 1947–48 || Houston Huskies || Houston Huskies
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| [[1947-48 USHL season|1947-48 ]] || Houston Huskies || Houston Huskies
 
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| 1946–47 || Omaha Knights || Kansas City Pla-mors
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| [[1946-47 USHL season|1946-47 ]] || Omaha Knights || Kansas City Pla-mors
 
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| 1945–46 || Kansas City Pla-mors || Kansas City Pla-mors
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| [[1945-46 USHL season|1945-46 ]] || Kansas City Pla-mors || Kansas City Pla-mors
 
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[[Category:Ice hockey leagues]]
 
[[Category:Ice hockey leagues]]
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[[Category:Defunct ice hockey leagues]]
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[[Category:Established in 1945]]
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[[Category:Disestablished in 1951]]
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[[Category:United States Hockey League (1945-1951)]]

Latest revision as of 02:39, October 27, 2019

The United States Hockey League was a minor professional ice hockey league that operated from 1945 to 1951. It was a post-World War II revival of the American Hockey Association, which shut down in the fall of 1942 . The league playoff champion was awarded the Paul W. Loudon Trophy while the regular season champions were awarded the Directors' Cup.

Going into the league meetings in June 1951, there were rumors that half of the teams in the league were ready to pull out of the USHL. League vice-president, Harry Fowler of the Omaha Knights, said that a group in Wichita, Kansas was expected to apply for membership, and Sioux City, Iowa had also been mentioned as a potential addition to the league. The league ended up folding.

TeamsEdit

Team name City Arena Seasons Fate
Dallas Texans Dallas, Texas Dallas Ice Arena 1945-1949 folded
Fort Worth Rangers Fort Worth, Texas Will Rogers Memorial Center 1945-1949 folded
Kansas City Pla-mors Kansas City, Missouri Pla-Mor Ice Palace 1945-1950 renamed Mohawks
Minneapolis Millers Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis Arena 1945-1950 become Denver Falcons
Omaha Knights Omaha, Nebraska Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum 1945-1951 fold with league
St. Paul Saints St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Auditorium 1945-1951 continues in local leagues
Tulsa Oilers Tulsa, Oklahoma Avey's Coliseum 1945-1951 fold with league
Houston Skippers Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum 1946-1947 renamed Huskies
Houston Huskies Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum 1947-1949 suspend operation when lose lease with arena
Kansas City Mohawks Kansas City, Missouri Pla-Mor Ice Palace 1949-1950 renamed Royals
Louisville Blades Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Gardens 1949-1950 folded
Denver Falcons Denver, Colorado University of Denver Arena 1950-1951 fold with league
Kansas City Royals Kansas City, Missouri Pla-Mor Ice Palace 1950-1951 also known as Kansas City Cowboys; fold with league
Milwaukee Sea Gulls Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Arena 1950-1951 fold with league

ChampionsEdit

Season Regular season Playoffs
1950-51 Omaha Knights Omaha Knights
1949-50 Omaha Knights Minneapolis Millers
1948-49 St. Paul Saints St. Paul Saints
1947-48 Houston Huskies Houston Huskies
1946-47 Omaha Knights Kansas City Pla-mors
1945-46 Kansas City Pla-mors Kansas City Pla-mors
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