1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)


(38-18-12) Finished 2nd in Western Division

RELATED LINKS

• The Hornets were a minor league affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs 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.

• Pittsburgh started the season with the AHL’s most losses at home. The Hornets lost 93 games at the Duquesne Gardens in the previous 10 seasons.

• Bob Davidson became the team’s fourth head coach.

• The Hornets only lost 18 games for the second time in team history (1937-38).

• The Hornets set a high mark for ties in one season with 12.

• Led the AHL with nine all-time goals on penalty shots.

• Baz Bastien’s 2.50 GAA was the AHL’s best for the second consecutive season.

• Bastien won the Harry “Hap” Holmes Trophy for being the best goalie in the AHL.

• Bastien and defensemen Pete Backor were named as AHL All-Stars.

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Front: Pat Boehmer, Elwyn Morris, John “Peanuts” O’Flaherty, Bob Davidson (coach), Mel Hill, Pete Langelle, Baz Bastien

Middle: Socko McCarey, Hugh Mair, Stan Kemp, Armand Lemieux, Bob Dawes, Tod Sloan, Cy Thomas, Pete Backor, John MItchell (GM)

Back: Jack Hamilton, Les Costello, Ed Rafferty, Flemming Mackell, Phil Samis, Bill Benson

 

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1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
20 Fleming Mackell 62 22 43 65 84   2 1 0 1 4
11 Pete Langelle 67 21 37 58 8   2 0 0 0 0
18 Les Costello 68 32 22 54 40   2 0 0 0 2
5 Peter Backor 68 14 39 53 63   2 0 0 0 0
8 Jack Hamilton 67 21 29 50 52   2 0 0 0 5
14 Tod Sloan 61 20 24 44 18   2 1 0 1 2
16 Robert Dawes 68 13 31 44 35   2 1 1 2 5
12 Sid Smith 30 23 17 40 11   - - - - -
10 Bill Benson 65 18 20 38 13   2 0 0 0 0
17 John O'Flaherty 50 16 20 36 22   - - - - -
9 Mel Hill 63 10 22 32 14   2 0 0 0 2
3 Stan Kemp 68 10 20 30 93   2 0 1 1 2
21 & 22 Art Michaluk 40 6 10 16 32   - - - - -
2 Phil Samis 68 4 10 14 181   2 0 2 2 2
4 Elwyn Morris 56 0 13 13 14   2 0 0 0 0
15 Armand Lemieux 38 8 1 9 20   2 0 1 1 0
6 & 21 Cy Thomas 29 2 4 6 14   2 0 0 0 0
7 Gus Bodnar 6 2 3 5 0   - - - - -
19 Bob Goldham 7 0 5 5 16   - - - - -
12 Hugh Mair 16 1 3 4 0   2 0 0 0 0
6 Ernie Dickens 9 0 4 4 2   - - - - -
21 Hank Blade 7 1 2 3 6   - - - - -
7 Don Metz 3 0 1 1 0   - - - - -

1947-48 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Aldege Bastien 68 0 0 0 - 38 18 12 4,080 170 2.5 5 - -
    2 0 0 0 - 0 2 - 130 6 2.77 0 - -
1 & 23 Ed Rafferty - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 & 7 Pat Boehmer - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
John Mitchell

Head Coach:
Bob Davidson

Captain:
Mel Hill

Scoring Leader:
Flemming Mackell (65)

Penalty Leader:
Phil Samis (181)

AWARDS
Baz Bastien won the Harry “Hap” Holmes Trophy for being the best goalie in the AHL.

Bastien and defensemen Pete Backor were named as AHL All-Stars.

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