|City:||Syracuse, New York|
|Division Championships:||2: 1935–36, 1936–37|
|Calder Cups:||1: 1936–37|
The Syracuse Stars were a minor professional ice hockey team from Syracuse, New York, existing for 10 season from 1930 to 1940. The Stars name had previously been used by sports teams, including the Syracuse Stars baseball team from the 19th century.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1930, the Hamilton Tigers International Hockey League (IHL) franchise was purchased and transferred to Syracuse to become the Syracuse Stars. The Stars hockey team played their first six seasons in the IHL from 1930 to 1936, and then in the International-American Hockey League from 1936 to 1940.
The first five seasons for the Stars did not produce any championships, however the Stars won the IHL's regular season East Division in 1935–36 during their sixth season.
During the 1936–37 season in the I-AHL, Syracuse won the F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy as West Division champions, and became the first ever Calder Cup champions after beating the Philadelphia Ramblers in the finals. The Stars reached the Calder Cup finals the following season, losing to the Providence Reds.
After four seasons in the I-AHL, the team was acquired by Louis M. Jacobs, owner of Jacob's Concessions, and relocated to Buffalo, New York to play as the Buffalo Bisons.
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
- Syracuse Stars 1930–1936 (International Hockey League)
- Syracuse Stars 1936–1940 (International-American Hockey League)
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
|Season||1st Round||2nd Round||Finals|
|1930–31||Out of Playoffs|
|1931–32||Out of Playoffs|
|1932–33||2nd place tie in double round robin.|
|1933–34||3rd place tie in double round robin.|
|1934–35||L, 0-2, Detroit||—||—|
|1935–36||L, 0-3, Detroit||—||—|
|1936–37||??||??||W, 3-1, Philadelphia|
|1937–38||??||??||L, 1-3, Providence|