The 1936-37 AHL season was the 1st season of the International-American Hockey League, known in the present day as the American Hockey League. The IAHL was formed following a merger between the International Hockey League and the Canadian-American Hockey League.

The league consisted of eight teams in two divisions, scheduled to play a 48 game season. The four teams in the West Division came from the International Hockey League, and the four teams in the East Division came from the Canadian-American Hockey League. The Buffalo Bisons were forced to suspend operations on December 6, 1936, due to financial woes.

The F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy was carried over by the West Division from the International Hockey League, and was awarded to the Syracuse Stars as West Division champions. The Syracuse Stars also won the inaugural Calder Cup by defeating the Philadelphia Ramblers for the championship.

Final StandingsEdit

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

East Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Philadelphia Ramblers 482615 860149106
Springfield Indians 482217953117125
Providence Reds 482120749122125
New Haven Eagles 481428634107142
West Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Syracuse Stars 482716559173129
Pittsburgh Hornets 482223347122124
Cleveland Falcons 481327834113152
Buffalo Bisons1138062230

Suspended operations.

Scoring LeadersEdit

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jack Markle Syracuse Stars 482139602
Clint Smith Philadelphia Ramblers 4725295415
Bryan Hextall Philadelphia Ramblers 4829235234
Eddie Convey Syracuse Stars 4812374982
Jackie Keating Providence Reds 4812314322
Lorne Duguid Providence Reds 4720214116
Norman Mann Syracuse Stars 4617244147
Charlie Mason Philadelphia Ramblers 4825154017
Bazel Doran Syracuse Stars 4824153942
Art Jackson Syracuse Stars 2917213838

Calder Cup PlayoffsEdit

The Syracuse Stars defeated the Philadelphia Ramblers 3 games to 1 to win the inaugural Calder Cup.

See AlsoEdit

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