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The Eastern Hockey League was a minor professional league.

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Eastern Amateur Hockey League (1933-1953)

The league was founded in 1933 as the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). The league was founded by Thomas Lockhart, who served as its commissioner from 1933 to 1972. Lockhart, who operated a small intramural hockey league at New York City's Madison Square Garden, offered his teams - and the use of the MSG ice - in exchange for joining the league.

The EAHL operated between 1933-1948 and 1949-1953. The league has a somewhat tenuous existence. It began with seven teams, and had various numbers of teams, going as low as four. There was no 1948-49 season, but the league returned for the 1949-50 season with eight teams. The league again did not operate during the 1953-54 season.

Teams

  • Atlantic City Seagulls (1933-34 to 1941-42; 1947-48 to 1951-52)
  • Baltimore Clippers (1945-46 to 1949-50)
  • Baltimore Orioles (1933-34 to 1941-42; 1944-45)
  • Boston Olympics (1940-41 to 1951-52)
  • Bronx Tigers (1933-34 to 1933-34; 1937-38)
  • Cleveland Knights (1949-50)
  • Grand Rapids Rockets (1949-50)
  • Hershey B'ars/Hershey Bears (1933-34 to 1937-38)
  • Hershey Cubs (1938-39)
  • Johnstown Bluebirds (1941-42)
  • Johnstown Jets (1950-51 to 1952-53)
  • Milwaukee Clarks (1949-50)
  • New Haven Crescents/Brooklyn Crescents (1943-44)
  • New Haven Nutmegs (1952-53)
  • New Haven Tomahawks (1951-52)
  • New York Athletic Club (1933-34)
  • New York-Hamilton Crescents (1933-34 to 1934-35)
  • New York Rovers (1935-36 to 1951-52)
  • Philadelphia Falcons (1942-43 to 1945-46; 1951-52)
  • Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets (1935-36 to 1936-37)
  • Riverdale Skeeters (1939-40 to 1941-42)
  • St Nicholas Hockey Club (1933-34)
  • Springfield Indians (1951-52 to 1952-53)
  • Toledo Buckeyes (1949-50)
  • Troy Uncle Sam Trojans (1952-53)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (1942-43)
  • Washington Eagles (1939-40 to 1941-42)
  • Washington Lions (1944-45 to 1946-47; 1951-52 to 1952-53)

Eastern Hockey League (1954-1973)

The league started up again for the 1954-55 season and changed its name to the Eastern Hockey League.

This league operated between 1954 and 1973. It began with five teams and grew into two divisions for the 1959-60 season. The league reached its peak in 1967-68 when it had twelve teams in two divisions. In its final season the league had twelve teams split into three divisions.

The EHL ceased operations after the 1972-73 season, after which it was succeeded by the North American Hockey League and the Southern Hockey League, both of which consisted mostly of previous EHL teams.

Teams

Playoff Champions

Regular Season Champions

One Division Format


Two Division Format

Season Northern Division Southern Division Overall Winner
1959-60 Clinton Comets Johnstown Jets Johnstown Jets
1960-61 New Haven Blades Johnstown Jets Johnstown Jets
1961-62 Clinton Comets Greensboro Generals Clinton Comets
1962-63 Clinton Comets Greensboro Generals Greensboro Generals
1963-64 Johnstown Jets Greensboro Generals Johnstown Jets
1964-65 Clinton Comets Nashville Dixie Flyers Nashville Dixie Flyers
1965-66 Long Island Ducks Nashville Dixie Flyers Long Island Ducks
1966-67 Clinton Comets Nashville Dixie Flyers Nashville Dixie Flyers
1967-68 Clinton Comets Greensboro Generals Clinton Comets
1968-69 Clinton Comets Greensboro Generals Clinton Comets
1969-70 Clinton Comets Greensboro Generals Clinton Comets
1970-71 New Haven Blades Charlotte Checkers Charlotte Checkers
1971-72 Syracuse Blazers Charlotte Checkers Charlotte Checkers


Three Division Format

1972-73

Northern Division: Syracuse Blazers
Central Division: Cape Cod Cubs
Southern Division: Roanoke Valley Rebels

Eastern Hockey League (1979-1981)

In 1979 the Eastern Hockey League name was revived. This league was not successful and folded after only two seasons.

Teams

  • Baltimore Clippers (1979-80 to 1980-81)
  • Erie Blades (1979-80 to 1980-81)
  • Hampton Aces (1979-80 to 1980-81)
  • Johnstown Red Wings (1979-80)
  • Richmond Rifles (1979-80 to 1980-81)
  • Salem Raiders (1980-81)
  • Syracuse Hornets (1980-81)
  • Utica Mohawks (1979-80)

Playoff Champions

Regular Season Champions

Sources

  • Eastern Hockey League, HockeyDB
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