1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL) 2012-09-17T12:33:35+00:00


(26-27-7) Finished 3rd in Western 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.

 

• Max Kaminsky became the third coach of the Hornets.

• The Hornets got off to their best start in franchise history, going 7-2-1 in their first ten games of the season.

• Bob Gracie became the first Hornets player to score 40 goals in one season.

• Bob Gracie & Bobby Walton were the AHL’s top scorers – each recorded 95 points in the season. The 95-point mark was the highest team total to date and the team finished first in the AHL for goal scoring with 267.

• Two AHL records were set on March 17, 1945: Pittsburgh & Cleveland set the mark for most goals scored in one period by netting a combined 12 goals in the third period (Pittsburgh 7, Cleveland 5). The total goals scored in the game – 22 – is also a one-game record – the seventh highest scoring game in league history.

• Walton and Roger Bessette were selected to the AHL All-Star team.

• Bob Gracie tied an AHL record for most unassisted goals in one season (7).

• John Mahaffy scored goals in six consecutive games, an AHL season-high, 7G/2A

November 4, 1944 – Bob Gracie scored his 100th AHL goal.

November 8, 1944 – Pittsburgh was shut out by the Hershey Bears 11-0 to set an AHL mark for the highest scoring shutout.

December 2, 1944 – The Pittsburgh Hornets defeated the Providence Reds, 10-5.

The Hornets set an AHL record for most goals in three consecutive games:
February 23 v. St. Louis (10)
February 24 v. Indianapolis (11)
February 28 v. St. Louis (10)

February 24, 1945 – Bobby Walton and Bob Gracie set an AHL record for most points in a game with eight each. Walton had two goals and six assists. Gracie had three goals and five assists.

February 25, 1945 Gracie & Walton set an AHL record for points scored in one game with eight apiece.

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1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
9 Bob Gracie 58 40 55 95 4   - - - - -
14 Bobby Walton 58 37 58 95 27   - - - - -
10 Lloyd Klein 56 30 36 66 27   - - - - -
11 Tony Hemmerling 57 31 33 64 6   - - - - -
6 Wendell Jamieson 53 22 35 57 34   - - - - -
16 Roland Rossignol 38 19 24 43 29   - - - - -
12 John Mahaffy 37 17 23 40 10   - - - - -
19 Marcel Bessette 31 13 25 38 30   - - - - -
8 Lloyd Roubell 51 12 26 38 31   - - - - -
12 Art Giroux 44 18 17 35 8   - - - - -
7 Max Kaminsky 54 5 28 33 17   - - - - -
20 Howard Mackie 40 9 21 30 33   - - - - -
17 & 18 Ken Schultz 30 6 20 26 4   - - - - -
2 Fred Robertson 38 3 20 23 26   - - - - -
4 Ross Knipfel 42 1 17 18 53   - - - - -
17 & 18 Eric Prentice 33 9 7 16 10   - - - - -
16 Max Bennett 21 4 11 15 13   - - - - -
3 Rudy Brodeur 20 2 8 10 4   - - - - -
19 & 21 William Gauf 20 5 3 8 7   - - - - -
10 & 15 Tommy "Joe" Campbell 29 0 8 8 13   - - - - -
5 John Howard 26 1 6 7 16   - - - - -
3 Chuck Shannon 23 1 4 5 10   - - - - -
15 Gerry Plamondon 4 2 2 4 10   - - - - -
2 Tod Campeau 6 1 2 3 2   - - - - -
10 & 15 Joseph Campbell 7 0 3 3 5   - - - - -

1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Roger Bessette 60 0 0 0 - 26 27 7 3,606 247 4.11 0 - -
  Jack Mason - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
John Mitchell

Head Coach:
Max Kaminsky

Captain:
XXX

Scoring Leaders:
Bob Gracie (95)
Bob Walton (95) 

Penalty Leader:
Ross Knipfel (53)

AWARDS
League scoring title:
Bob Gracie (95)
Bob Walton (95)

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