1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)

1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL)


(10-58-2) Finished 4th in Western Division

RELATED LINKS

• The Hornets were an independent minor league team and played home games at the Civic Arena.

• 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.

• The Hornets emerged from five years of inactivity and played their first game at the Civic Arena, a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Bisons, on October 14, 1961 in front of 9,317 fans. The first Hornets’ goal at the Civic Arena was scored by Paul Jackson (left) – his only goal of the season.

• The 1961-62 Hornets set many AHL records:
– Most times shut out in a season (9)
– Most games lost in a season (58)
– Most games lost at home (27)
– Most games lost on road (31)

• The Hornets finished in last place in AHL, finishing with the fewest number of wins in team history (10) and their lowest point total in team history (22).

• For the first and only time in team history, five goalies were used in the same season. Goaltending surrendered 367 goals, the highest in their team history leading to the largest goal differential in team history. (177 GF and 367 GA).

[divider_top]

October 25, 1961 – Cleveland Barons Jack Ferguson swings a stick at Pittsburgh’s Dick Mattiussi in the first period at the Civic Arena.  The Barons won in overtime, 5-4.

[divider_top]

[three_fourth]

1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets

Click on column headers to sort.

# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
23 Norm Corcoran 67 17 34 51 41   - - - - -
12 Jack McIntyre 67 25 23 48 32   - - - - -
7 Cecil Hoekstra 68 16 31 47 16   - - - - -
21 Boris Elik 64 21 19 40 112   - - - - -
14 Earl Balfour 64 19 19 38 28   - - - - -
10 Ray Brunel 60 8 24 32 10   - - - - -
22 Ray Ross 55 15 16 31 8   - - - - -
8 Larry Regan 49 10 19 29 12   - - - - -
2 Dick Mattiussi 65 9 19 28 164   - - - - -
24 Gene Ubriaco 44 13 12 25 14   - - - - -
20 Bob Bailey 27 3 17 20 91   - - - - -
11 John MacMillan 33 6 10 16 25   - - - - -
6 Andre Tardif 62 3 13 16 83   - - - - -
4 Jack Price 69 1 14 15 64   - - - - -
9 Dallas Smith 55 1 12 13 93   - - - - -
3 & 5 Gary Collins 36 2 9 11 25   - - - - -
11 Kenny Girard 21 4 2 6 2   - - - - -
20 Gord Redahl 10 3 3 6 6   - - - - -
25 Earl Johnson 18 3 3 6 2   - - - - -
10 Ed Lawson 32 1 4 5 48   - - - - -
5 Martin Howe 26 0 3 3 25   - - - - -
3 & 13 Paul Jackson 44 1 1 2 40   - - - - -
12 Jack Martin 4 0 1 1 0   - - - - -
  Bob Collins 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
  Nick Harbaruk 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
24 Rick Hay 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -

1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
0 & 1 Gerry McNamara 35 0 0 0 25 5 30 0 2,100 148 4.23 - - -
  Gerry Cheevers 5 0 0 0 - 2 2 1 300 21 4.2 - - -
1 Roy Edwards 10 0 0 0 - 1 8 1 600 52 5.2 - - -
0 & 1 Claude Evans 19 0 0 0 2 2 17 0 1,140 132 6.95 - - -
1 Tony Parisi 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 60 - - - - -

[/three_fourth]

[one_fourth_last]

LEADERSHIP

Primary Owners:
John H. Harris

General Manager:
John McGreevey

Head Coach:
Larry Regan &
Baz Bastien 

Captain:
Borris “Bo’ Elik

Scoring Leader:
Norm Corcoran (51)

Penalty Leader:
Larry Regan (164)

[/one_fourth_last]

[divider_top]