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United States Hockey League [1947-1979] history and statistics

USHL History

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The United States Hockey League was a semi-professional hockey league that operated in the midwestern United States from 1947 to 1979. The league changed its name many times, staring out as the American Amateur Hockey League, finally settling on United States Hockey League starting in 1961-62. The USHL played under the auspices of the Amateur Hockey Association of the USA, however the teams were considered to be professional teams, with the players being paid.

The 1957-58 season featured games played at several midwestern arenas in order to gauge their potential future entry into the league. The most games were played in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the Lincoln Pershing Municipal Auditorium. Barnstorming games were also played in Sioux City and Des Moines. Although Minneapolis fielded two teams (the Bungalows and the Culbertsons), only 11 games were played in that city. The Rochester Mustangs were the only team to play a true home schedule, with games held at the Rochester Mayo Civ... [Click for more]

USHL Seasons

American Amateur Hockey League
Year Teams Champion Runner-Up Result
1947-48 6 Teams
1948-49 5 Teams
1949-50 5 Teams
1950-51 4 Teams
1951-52 6 Teams St. Paul Saints Sioux City Sunhawks (2-0)
         
Central Hockey League
Year Teams Champion Runner-Up Result
1952-53 5 Teams Rochester Mustangs Hibbing Flyers (3-1)
         
Minnesota Hockey League
Year Teams Champion Runner-Up Result
1953-54 3 Teams
1954-55 4 Teams
         
U.S. Central Hockey League
Year Teams Champion Runner-Up Result
1955-56 4 Teams
1956-57 4 Teams
1957-58 4 Teams
1958-59 5 Teams
1959-60 5 Teams
1960-61 3 Teams
         
United States Hockey League
Year Teams Champion Runner-Up Result
1961-62 5 Teams
1962-63 5 Teams
1963-64 4 Teams
1964-65 5 Teams
1965-66 6 Teams
1966-67 5 Teams
1967-68 5 Teams
1968-69 7 Teams
1969-70 4 Teams
1970-71 5 Teams
1971-72 5 Teams
1972-73 8 Teams
1973-74 9 Teams
1974-75 9 Teams
1975-76 8 Teams
1976-77 6 Teams Grand Rapids Blades Milwaukee Admirals (2-1)
1977-78 6 Teams
1978-797 Teams

Cities in USHL

Twin City Fords [1950-1951]
Fox Valley Astros [1965-1966]
U.S. Nationals [1966-1967]
MN
Minnesota Nationals [1967-1968]
Anoka, MN
Nordiques [1978-1979]
Austin, MN
Mavericks [1977-1979]
Bloomington, MN
Junior Stars [1977-1979]
Calumet, MI
Chicago, IL
Warriors [1972-1975]
Des Moines, IA
Ice Hawks [1958-1961]
Oak Leafs [1961-1963]
Duluth, MN
Port Stars [1968-1969]
Eveleth, MN
Rangers [1951-1952]
Grand Forks, ND
Redwings [1953-1954]
Grand Rapids, MN
Bruins [1968-1969]
Grand Rapids, MI
Blades [1976-1977]
Green Bay, WI
Bobcats [1959-1960]
Bobcats [1961-1979]
Hibbing, MN
Flyers [1951-1954]
Madison, WI
Blues [1973-1974]
Marquette, MI
Sentinals [1959-1960]
Iron Rangers [1964-1976]
Milwaukee, WI
Metros [1961-1962]
Admirals [1973-1977]
Minneapolis, MN
Bermans [1947-1955]
Jerseys [1947-1951]
Millers [1951-1960]
Bungalows [1954-1958]
Culbertsons [1955-1958]
Teamsters [1960-1961]
Rebels [1961-1962]
Rochester, MN
Mustangs [1947-1961]
Mustangs [1961-1970]
Sault Ste. Marie, ONT
Canadians [1968-1972]
Greyhounds [1972-1973]
Sioux City, IA
Sunhawks [1951-1952]
Musketeers [1972-1979]
St. Paul, MN
Koppys [1947-1950]
Tallys [1947-1948]
7-Up [1947-1950]
7-Up-Koppys [1950-1951]
Saints [1951-1955]
Peters [1955-1957]
K.S.T.P. [1957-1958]
Capitols [1958-1959]
Steers [1962-1966]
Vulcans [1977-1979]
Stevens Point, WI
Thunder Bay, ONT
Twins [1970-1975]
Traverse City, MI
Bays [1975-1977]
Virginia, MN
Eveleth-Rangers [1952-1953]
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawks [1962-1979]