1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL) 2012-09-17T12:40:13+00:00


(37-21-6) 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.

• For the fourth season in a row, Gil Mayer’s Goals Against
average (2.33) was the AHL’s best, earning his second Harry “Hap” Holmes Award.

• Mayer posts the longest playoff shutout streak in AHL history going 173:28 without surrendering a goal.

• The Hornets lost Game 7 of Calder Cup finals to the Cleveland Barons, 1-0, in overtime when Bob Crystal’s dump-in clear hit a rut in the ice, changed direction and trickled into the Pittsburgh net.

•  Mayer, Frank Mathers, Bill Juzda & Bob Solinger were selected as All-Stars.

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Front: Bob Sabourin, Frank Mathers, Baz Bastien, Gil Mayer, King Clancy, Pete Backor, Willie Marshall

Middle: Tommy Stevenson, Hugh Bolton, Earl Balfour, Johnny McLellan, Elliot Chorley, Chuck Lumsden, & Andy Barbe

Back: Bob Solinger, Ray Timgren, Danny Lewicki, Bill Juzda, Bill Ezinicki, Frank Sullivan & Chuck Blair

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1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
14 & 29 Willie Marshall 62 27 39 66 58   10 1 8 9 13
11, 15 & 26 Danny Lewicki 56 19 42 61 27   10 6 4 10 12
11 Bob Solinger 42 26 30 56 51   10 4 5 9 24
6 & 17 Earl Balfour 63 14 30 44 33   10 0 4 4 14
12 & 18 Bob Sabourin 51 22 20 42 19   10 6 0 6 14
15 & 21 John McLellan 51 13 24 37 59   10 2 2 4 20
7 & 14 Chuck Blair 48 17 18 35 16   10 2 3 5 10
16 Andy Barbe 29 14 21 35 4   6 2 3 5 14
3 Frank Mathers 55 8 26 34 46   10 1 4 5 18
9 Phil Maloney 28 8 22 30 22   - - - - -
17 Danny Poland 42 13 16 29 46   - - - - -
10, 15, 21 & 25 Ray Timgren 50 16 12 28 23   10 2 0 2 0
12 Bill Ezinicki 41 15 13 28 115   7 0 3 3 8
4 & 18 Frank Sullivan 51 11 16 27 88   10 0 2 2 4
4 & 6 Bill Juzda 59 1 15 16 108   10 0 1 1 11
5 Peter Backor 53 1 10 11 36   3 0 1 1 16
23 Chuck Lumsden 38 3 7 10 27   7 0 1 1 7
2 & 4 John Ashley 41 1 9 10 37   - - - - -
2 Hugh Bolton 35 1 9 10 58   6 2 0 2 7
8 George Ford 26 2 5 7 16   - - - - -
19 Elliot Chorley 34 4 2 6 21   - - - - -
  Joe Bumbacco 2 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
11 Parker MacDonald - - - - -   1 0 0 0 0

1952-53 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
0 & 1 Gil Mayer 62 0 0 0 - 36 20 6 3,760 146 2.33 6 - -
    10 0 0 0 4 6 4 - 695 20 1.73 0 - -
1 Ed Chadwick 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 60 1 1.00 0 - -
1 John Henderson 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 60 1 1.00 0 - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
Jim Balmer

Head Coach:
King Clancy

Captain:
Pete Backor

Scoring Leader:
Willie Marshall (66)

Penalty Leader:
Bill Ezinicki (115)

AWARDS

Gil Mayer, Frank Mathers, Bill Juzda & Bob Sollinger were selected as All-Stars.

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