1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)


(39-19-10) Finished 4th in Western Division

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• 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.

• Sid Smith became the first – and only – Hornets player to score 50 goals in one season, finishing with 55 goals and 57 assists, the highest in the AHL, earning the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for leading scorer. His 112-point total was also the highest in the league and the highest in Hornets’ history.

• The Hornets set the team all-time best record for goals scored in one season with 301 goals.

• A 126-goal differential (301 goals – 175 goals against) was the best in team history.

• Baz Bastien’s 2.57 GAA was the AHL’s best for the third consecutive season.

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

• Bob Davidson’s last season as coach. Davidson finished with a record of 77-37-22 in 136 games, a winning percentage of .647.

• Bastien, Smith, Pete Backor & Bud Kemp were selected to the All-Star team.
• February 20, 1949 – Eldie Kobussen became the fifth Hornets player to score his 100th goal with Pittsburgh.

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Front: Ed Rafferty, Sid Smith, Stan Kemp, Bob Davidson, Pete Langelle, John “Peanuts” O’Flaherty  & Baz Bastien

Middle: Socko McCarey, Bill Benson, Harry Psutka, Bob Dawes, Pete Backor, Frank Mathers, Eldy Kobussen, & John Mitchell

Back: Phil Samis, Les Costello, Felmming Mackell, Rudy Migay, Eric Pogue & Ray Ceresino

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1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
12 Sid Smith 68 55 57 112 4   - - - - -
19 Fleming Mackell 52 38 38 76 65   - - - - -
18 Rudy Migay 64 21 31 52 38   - - - - -
5 Peter Backor 68 10 42 52 64   - - - - -
20 Robert Dawes 55 16 35 51 31   - - - - -
17 & 19 John O-Flaherty 67 24 25 49 22   - - - - -
6 & 16 Rene Trudell 60 18 31 49 22   - - - - -
3 Stan Kemp 68 13 34 47 90   - - - - -
14 & 20 Eldred Kobussen 67 19 27 46 36   - - - - -
10 Bill Benson 67 18 22 40 24   - - - - -
8 Ray Ceresino 47 22 16 38 14   - - - - -
11 Pete Langelle 68 10 26 36 13   - - - - -
7 & 14 Tod Sloan 35 18 16 34 23   - - - - -
15 Les Costello 46 13 19 32 63   - - - - -
6 & 20 Frank Mathers 46 7 23 30 50   - - - - -
4 Harry Psutka 63 3 15 18 121   - - - - -
7 Eric Pogue 17 4 11 15 6   - - - - -
9 Don Metz 17 5 7 12 4   - - - - -
2 Phil Samis 60 3 7 10 91   - - - - -
15 Harry Taylor 16 2 8 10 15   - - - - -
9 Bill Juzda 7 0 3 3 4   - - - - -

1948-49 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
0 & 1 Aldege Bastien 68 0 0 0 - 39 19 10 4,080 175 2.57 6 - -
1 & 23 Ed Rafferty - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Managers:
Jim Balmer & John Mitchell

Head Coach:
Bob Davidson

Captain:
Pete Langelle

Scoring Leader:
Sid Smith (112)

Penalty Leader:
Harry Psutka (121)

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

Bastien, Sid Smith, Pete Backor & Bud Kemp were selected to the All-Star team.

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