1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL) 2012-09-19T04:01:35+00:00


(31-25-8) Finished 1st in the American Hockey League, Calder Cup Champions

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.

• Howie Meeker took over as the eighth Hornets’ coach.

• Gil Mayer won his third consecutive, and fourth overall, Harry “Hap” Holmes Award for being the AHL’s top goaltender.

• The Hornets finished first overall in the regular season with 70 points.

• Willie Marshall won the MVP in the playoffs with AHL-best 16 points (9 goals, 7 assists)

• Pittsburgh defeated the Buffalo Bisons in six games to capture the club’s second Calder Cup Championship.

• Mayer & Frank Mathers were selected as All-Stars.

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Front: Marc Reaume, Ray Gariepy, Gil Mayer, Howie Meeker (Coach), Frank Mathers,  John Harris (owner), Bob Solinger, Ray Timgren, Willie Marshall

Middle: Harry Davis, Bill Burega, Earl Balfour, Jack Caffery, Bob Bailey, Andy Barbe, Bob Hassard, Tom Stevenson

Back: Gord Hannigan, Bob Sabourin, Hugh Barlow, Jack Price, Gerry Foley

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1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
29 Willie Marshall 46 23 25 48 37   10 9 7 16 6
17 Earl Balfour 63 17 31 48 42   10 2 9 11 9
3 Frank Mathers 62 10 30 40 38   10 2 3 5 0
16 Andy Barbe 57 19 20 39 10   7 0 2 2 2
14 Gerry Foley 61 16 21 37 61   10 5 3 8 8
12 Bob Solinger 46 12 24 36 36   10 6 7 13 6
21 Brian Cullen 36 11 25 36 20   - - - - -
26 Bob Bailey 26 9 19 28 23   5 0 8 8 21
18 Bob Sabourin 49 8 19 27 14   3 0 0 0 2
23 Jack Caffery 55 15 11 26 52   9 2 2 4 4
15 Ray Timgren 45 12 13 25 24   10 3 4 7 2
11 Gord Hannigan 35 9 16 25 19   10 1 7 8 16
20 Bob Hassard 39 9 16 25 38   10 7 1 8 8
5 Ray Gariepy 56 2 20 22 96   10 0 2 2 8
8 Marc Reaume 57 5 7 12 63   6 0 0 0 4
4 Jack Price 57 3 8 11 78   10 0 0 0 6
11 Parker MacDonald 8 3 4 7 2   - - - - -
21 & 26 Hugh Barlow 24 2 5 7 31   - - - - -
6 Bill Burega 57 2 5 7 140   10 0 2 2 24
  Howie Meeker 2 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
20 Reg Abbott 3 0 0 0 2   - - - - -

1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
0 Gil Mayer 64 0 0 0 2 31 25 8 3,840 179 2.8 3 - -
    7 0 0 0 - 7 3 - 639 28 2.36 1 - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
Jim Balmer

Head Coach:
Howie Meeker

Captain:
Frank Mathers

Scoring Leader:
Willie Marshall (48)

Penalty Leader:
Bill Burega (140)

AWARDS
Gil Mayer & Frank Mathers were selected as All-Stars.

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