1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets (IAHL)

1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets (IAHL)


(22-28-4) Finished 4th in West Division

RELATED LINKS

• The Hornets were a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and played home games at Duquesne Garden.

• An overview of the 26-year history of the franchise.

• Pittsburgh Hornets: Season by season at a glance.

• Pittsburgh Hornets: All-time Alphabetical roster.

• Individual player records and milestones.

• All-time uniform numbers of the Pittsburgh Hornets.

• Pittsburgh Hornets: Uniform history.

• Visit the Hornets gallery.

• Larry Aurie becomes the second coach in team history. Aurie also plays for the team in 39 games.

• Don Deacon not only topped the Hornets in scoring, he led the IAHL in assists and points. (41 & 65).

• The IAHL increases the season to 54 games.

• For the first time in team history, two players scored 20 goals: Don Deacon (24) & Sid Abel (21).

• Leighton “Hap” Emms set an IAHL record for most penalty shots scored in one season (3).

• Don Deacon scored goals in five consecutive games, an AHL season-high, 9G/6A

February 8, 1939 – Don Deacon and Dede Klein each scored a hat trick against the New Haven Ramblers.

February 25, 1939 – Don Deacon set a team record for fastest consecutive goals by one player when he scored twice in 1:23 agaisnt the Syracuse Stars.

March 11, 1939 – Connie Brown had five assists against the New Haven Ramblers.

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December 10, 1938 – Syracuse Stars goaltender Phil Stein thwarts Pittsburgh’s Buck Jones on a shot at the Duquesne Garden.  Stein made 32 saves as the Stars beat the Hornets, 5-0.

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1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
3, 17 & 18 Don Deacon 46 24 41 65 41   - - - - -
8 & 17 Sid Abel 41 21 24 45 27   - - - - -
12 Connie Brown 53 11 34 45 38   - - - - -
4 Ken Kilrea 51 14 28 42 21   - - - - -
11 John Sherf 53 18 22 40 26   - - - - -
7 & 8 Leighton Emms 55 9 26 35 62   - - - - -
10 John Keating 50 19 12 31 18   - - - - -
7, 8 & 9 Joe Fisher 48 9 22 31 17   - - - - -
6 Larry Aurie 39 8 19 27 16   - - - - -
9 & 17 Charley Mason 25 8 16 24 4   - - - - -
5 Gus Giesebrecht 24 6 6 12 4   - - - - -
9 Harry Currie 19 4 7 11 8   - - - - -
2 & 15 Pete Bessone 53 3 8 11 87   - - - - -
14 & 15 Alvin Jones 40 2 8 10 37   - - - - -
5 Dave Trottier 10 5 3 8 6   - - - - -
11 Pete Kelly 6 2 6 8 0   - - - - -
16 Bob Whitelaw 50 1 7 8 23   - - - - -
3 Eddie Bush 16 1 2 3 18   - - - - -
14 Phil Besler 9 1 1 2 2   - - - - -
5 Lorne Duguid 1 1 0 1 0   - - - - -
15 Byron McDonald 1 1 0 1 0   - - - - -
2 & 5 Jack Stewart 21 0 0 0 20   - - - - -
2 & 15 Bill Thomson 49 9 17 26 12   - - - - -

1938-39 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Harvey Teno 20 0 0 0 - 6 13 1 1,200 58 2.9 0 - -
1 & 17 Jim Franks 33 0 0 0 - 16 14 3 2,030 103 3.04 1 - -
1 Normie Smith 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 30 5 5 0 - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
Jim Balmer

Head Coach:
Larry Aurie

Captain:
Johnny Sherf

Scoring Leader:
Don Deacon (65)

Penalty Leader:
Pete Bessone (87)

AWARDS
Don Deacon & Larry Aurie were selected as All-Stars

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