1973-74 AHL Season
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1973%E2%80%9374 AHL Season

The 1973-74 AHL season was the 38th season of the American Hockey League. The league renamed its divisions, and the "East" Division became the "North" Division, and the "West" Division became the "South" Division. Twelve teams played 76 games each in the schedule. The Rochester Americans finished first overall in the regular season. The Hershey Bears and won their fifth Calder Cup championship.

This was the final season for the Cleveland/Jacksonville Barons as well as for the Boston Braves.

Final standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Rochester Americans (VAN) 76 42 21 13 97 296 248
Providence Reds (NYR) 76 38 26 12 88 330 244
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (MTL) 76 37 27 12 86 263 223
New Haven Nighthawks (MINN) 76 35 31 10 80 291 275
Boston Braves (BOS) 76 23 40 13 59 239 297
Springfield Kings (LA) 76 21 40 15 57 251 327
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Baltimore Clippers (DET) 76 42 24 10 94 310 232
Hershey Bears (PIT) 76 39 23 14 92 320 241
Cincinnati Swords (BUF) 76 40 25 11 91 273 233
Richmond Robins (PHI) 76 22 40 14 58 248 320
Jacksonville Barons (Independent) 76 24 44 8 56 244 334
Virginia Wings (DET) 76 22 44 10 54 216 307

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Steve West New Haven Nighthawks 76 50 60 110 41
Marc Dufour Baltimore Clippers 74 42 62 104 21
Art Stratton Rochester Americans 76 24 71 95 118
Bobby Rivard Baltimore Clippers 76 36 56 92 48
Barry Merrell Rochester Americans 75 28 59 87 49
Rick Middleton Providence Reds 63 36 48 84 14
Larry Fullan Nova Scotia Voyageurs 76 37 47 84 19
Murray Kuntz Rochester Americans 73 51 31 82 33
Doug Gibson Boston Braves 76 31 51 82 16
Howie Menard Baltimore Clippers 73 42 39 81 66

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
         
1 Rochester 2
4 New Haven 4
4 New Haven 0
Northern Division
2 Providence 4
2 Providence 4
3 Nova Scotia 2
N2 Providence 1
S2 Hershey 4
1 Baltimore 4
4 Richmond 1
1 Baltimore 0
Southern Division
2 Hershey 4
2 Hershey 4
3 Cincinnati 1

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Hershey Bears
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Rochester Americans
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Baltimore Clippers
Individual awards
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
Arthur Whiteman
James H. Ellery Memorial Award
Outstanding media coverage:
George Taylor, Baltimore

See also

References


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