(26-27-7) Finished 3rd in Western Division
â€¢ The Hornets were a minor league affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and played home games atÂ Duquesne Garden.
â€¢ An overview of theÂ 26-year history of the franchise.
â€¢ IndividualÂ player records and milestones.
â€¢Â All-time uniform numbersÂ of the Pittsburgh Hornets.
â€¢ Pittsburgh Hornets:Â Uniform history.
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â€¢ Max Kaminsky became the third coach of the Hornets.
â€¢ The Hornets got off to their best start in franchise history, going 7-2-1 in their first ten games of the season.
â€¢ Bob Gracie became the first Hornets player to score 40 goals in one season.
â€¢ Bob Gracie & Bobby Walton were the AHL’s top scorers – each recorded 95 points in the season. The 95-point mark was the highest team total to date and the team finished first in the AHL for goal scoring with 267.
â€¢ Two AHL records were set on March 17, 1945: Pittsburgh & Cleveland set the mark for most goals scored in one period by netting a combined 12 goals in the third period (Pittsburgh 7, Cleveland 5). The total goals scored in the game – 22 – is also a one-game record â€“ the seventh highest scoring game in league history.
â€¢ Walton and Roger Bessette were selected to the AHL All-Star team.
â€¢ Bob Gracie tied an AHL record for most unassisted goals in one season (7).
â€¢ John Mahaffy scored goals in six consecutive games, an AHL season-high, 7G/2A
November 4, 1944 – Bob Gracie scored his 100th AHL goal.
November 8, 1944 – Pittsburgh was shut out by the Hershey Bears 11-0 to set an AHL mark for the highest scoring shutout.
December 2, 1944 – The Pittsburgh Hornets defeated the Providence Reds, 10-5.
The Hornets set an AHL record for most goals in three consecutive games:
February 23 v. St. Louis (10)
February 24 v. Indianapolis (11)
February 28 v. St. Louis (10)
February 24, 1945 – Bobby Walton and Bob Gracie set an AHL record for most points in a game with eight each. Walton had two goals and six assists. Gracie had three goals and five assists.
February 25, 1945 Gracie & Walton set an AHL record for points scored in one game with eight apiece.
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1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets
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|17 & 18||Ken Schultz||30||6||20||26||4||-||-||-||-||-|
|17 & 18||Eric Prentice||33||9||7||16||10||-||-||-||-||-|
|19 & 21||William Gauf||20||5||3||8||7||-||-||-||-||-|
|10 & 15||Tommy "Joe" Campbell||29||0||8||8||13||-||-||-||-||-|
|10 & 15||Joseph Campbell||7||0||3||3||5||-||-||-||-||-|
1944-45 Pittsburgh Hornets Goaltending
John H. Harris
Bob Gracie (95)
Bob Walton (95)Â
Ross Knipfel (53)
League scoring title:
Bob Gracie (95)
Bob Walton (95)