Syracuse Stars
City: Syracuse, New York
League: IHL (1930–36)
I-AHL (1936–40)
Operated: 1930–1940
Franchise history
1930–1940: Syracuse Stars
1940–1970: Buffalo Bisons
Championships
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]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1930–31 48 9 3 45 23 114 171 7th, IHL
1931–32 48 16 23 9 41 111 118 6th, IHL
1932–33 44 23 15 6 52 136 119 3rd, IHL
1933–34 44 19 21 4 42 114 120 4th, IHL
1934–35 44 20 20 4 40 128 118 3rd, IHL
1935–36 48 26 19 3 55 167 130 1st, East
1936–37 48 27 16 5 59 173 129 1st, West
1937–38 48 21 20 7 49 142 122 3rd, West
1938–39 54 26 19 9 61 152 117 2nd, West
1939–40 56 20 27 9 49 147 169 5th, West

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
1938–39 Data unavailable
1939–40 Data unavailable
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