1953–54 AHL season

The 1953–54 AHL season was the 18th season of the American Hockey League. Six teams played 70 games each in the schedule. The Cleveland Barons won their seventh Calder Cup championship.

1953-54 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyBuffalo Bisons
Season MVPRed Sullivan
Top scorerRed Sullivan
Calder Cup playoffs
Finals championsCleveland Barons
  Runners-upHershey Bears
AHL seasons
← 1952-53
1954-55 →

Team changesEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

Overall GP W L T Pts GF GA
Buffalo Bisons (MTL) 70 39 24 7 85 283 217
Hershey Bears (BOS) 70 37 29 4 78 274 243
Cleveland Barons (Ind.) 70 38 32 0 76 269 227
Pittsburgh Hornets (TOR) 70 34 31 5 73 250 222
Providence Reds (Ind.) 70 26 40 4 56 211 276
Syracuse Warriors (Ind.) 70 24 42 4 52 215 317

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
George Sullivan Hershey Bears 69 30 89 119 54
Jack Gordon Cleveland Barons 70 31 71 102 20
Don Marshall Buffalo Bisons 70 39 57 96 8
Gaye Stewart Buffalo Bisons 70 42 53 95 38
Eddie Olson Cleveland Barons 70 40 54 94 50
Lorne Ferguson Hershey Bears 70 45 42 87 34
Danny Lewicki Pittsburgh Hornets 60 36 45 81 19
Arnie Kullman Hershey Bears 69 40 41 81 35
Dunc Fisher Hershey Bears 69 41 39 80 24
Ed Slowinski Buffalo Bisons 67 38 41 79 16

Calder Cup playoffsEdit

First round
Finals

Trophy and Award winnersEdit

Team Awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Cleveland Barons
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions:
Buffalo Bisons
Individual Awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
George Sullivan - Hershey Bears
Carl Liscombe Trophy
Top point scorer:
George Sullivan - Hershey Bears
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Don Marshall - Buffalo Bisons
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Gil Mayer - Pittsburgh Hornets

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
1952–53 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1954–55 AHL season