1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL) 2012-09-17T12:37:58+00:00


(29-26-15) Finished 4th 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.

• Baz Bastien became the fifth head coach of the Hornets after he suffered a career-ending injury when he was hit in the right eye during a training camp practice.

• The Hornets opened the season as they youngest team in the AHL with an averagage age of 22.

• The Hornets were paced by 19-year-old goaltender Gil Mayer who won 20 of his 50 games.

• Rookie defenseman Tim Horton, 19, was described by Hornets radio man Joe Tucker as “a very, very promising defenseman.”

• John Mitchell replaced Jim Balmer as General Manager.

• The Hornets did not qualify for the playoffs.

• Pete Backor was selected as an AHL All-Star.

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Front: Al Rollins, Andy Barbe, Stan Kemp, Baz Bastien (coach), John “Peanuts” O’Flaherty, Pete Langelle, Gil Mayer

Middle: Bob Solinger, Les Costello, George Blairm Tim Horton, Ray Hannigan, Rudy Migay, Socko McCarey

Back: Phil Samis, Church Russell, Peter Backor, Frank Mathers, Bill Benson, Eldred Kobussen

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1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
14 Eldred Kobussen 70 23 40 63 46   - - - - -
8 Ray Hannigan 64 30 21 51 14   - - - - -
15 Les Costello 70 18 31 49 69   - - - - -
6 Fleming Mackell 36 25 22 47 62   - - - - -
5 Peter Backor 63 8 29 37 34   - - - - -
18 Rudy Migay 44 11 25 36 31   - - - - -
19 Andy Barbe 64 25 8 33 12   - - - - -
9 Church Russell 67 7 22 29 15   - - - - -
10 Bill Benson 63 15 13 28 0   - - - - -
3 Stan Kemp 70 11 17 28 82   - - - - -
12 Bob Solinger 44 10 17 27 34   - - - - -
17 John O-Flaherty 69 10 15 25 2   - - - - -
11 Pete Langelle 47 8 15 23 7   - - - - -
16 Tim Horton 60 5 18 23 83   - - - - -
20 Frank Mathers 58 3 20 23 28   - - - - -
2 Phil Samis 66 2 11 13 139   - - - - -
4 John Arundel 34 0 8 8 17   - - - - -
6 Bob Robertson 15 1 3 4 12   - - - - -
7 George Blair 17 1 3 4 2   - - - - -
7 Eric Pogue 9 2 1 3 8   - - - - -

1949-50 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Gil Mayer 50 0 0 0 - 20 19 11 3,000 142 2.84 3 - -
1 & 21 Al Rollins 20 0 0 0 - 9 7 4 1,200 43 2.15 4 - -
22 Ed Rafferty - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Managers:
Jim Balmer
John Mitchell 

Head Coach:
Bob Davidson &
Baz Bastien 

Captain:
John “Peanuts” O’Flaherty

Scoring Leader:
Eldred Kobussen (63)

Penalty Leader:
Phil Samis (139)

AWARDS

Pete Backor was an All-Star

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