Tuesday, March 30, 2010

American Hockey League Teams

Timeline of teams

* Buffalo Bisons (1936; folded)
* Cleveland Falcons (1936–1937; renamed the Cleveland Barons)
* New Haven Eagles (1936–1943; folded during WWII resurrected 1945)
* Philadelphia Ramblers (1936–1941, renamed Philadelphia Rockets)
* Pittsburgh Hornets (1936–1956; went on hiatus to wait for new arena, returned 1961)
* Providence Reds (1936–1976; renamed Rhode Island Reds)
* Springfield Indians (1936–1942; suspended during WWII; returned 1946)
* Syracuse Stars (1936–1940; became Buffalo Bisons)
* Cleveland Barons (1937–1973; became Jacksonville Barons)
* Hershey Bears (1938-Present)
* Indianapolis Capitals (1939–1952; folded)
* Buffalo Bisons (1940–1970; folded)
* Philadelphia Rockets (1941–1942) folded
* Washington Lions (1941–1943; folded)
* St. Louis Flyers (1944–1953; folded)
* New Haven Eagles (1945–1946, renamed New Haven Ramblers)
* Springfield Indians (1946–1951; became Syracuse Warriors)
* Philadelphia Rockets (1946–1949; folded)
* New Haven Ramblers (1946–1950, renamed New Haven Eagles)
* Washington Lions (1947–1949; became Cincinnati Mohawks)
* Cincinnati Mohawks (1949–1952; transferred to IHL)
* New Haven Eagles (1950–1951, folded)
* Syracuse Warriors (1951–1954; became Springfield Indians)
* Springfield Indians (1954–1967; renamed Springfield Kings)
* Rochester Americans (1956-Present)
* Quebec Aces (1959–1971; became Richmond Robins)
* Pittsburgh Hornets (1961–1967; folded)
* Baltimore Clippers (1962–1976; folded)
* Springfield Kings (1967–1974; renamed Springfield Indians)
* Montreal Voyageurs (1969–1971; became Nova Scotia Voyageurs)
* Nova Scotia Voyageurs (1971–1984; became Sherbrooke Canadiens)
* Boston Braves (1971–1974; suspended, became Moncton Hawks)
* Cincinnati Swords (1971–1974; folded)
* Richmond Robins (1971–1976; folded)
* Tidewater Wings (1971–1972; played in Norfolk; renamed Virginia Wings)
* Virginia Wings (1972–1975; played in Norfolk; became Adirondack Red Wings)
* Jacksonville Barons (1973–1974; folded)
* New Haven Nighthawks (1972–1992; became New Haven Senators)
* Springfield Indians (1974–1994; became Worcester Ice Cats)
* Syracuse Eagles (1974–1975; folded)
* Rhode Island Reds (1976–1977) became Binghamton Dusters)
* Hampton Gulls (1977–1978; folded)
* Binghamton Dusters (1977–1980; renamed Binghamton Whalers)
* Maine Mariners (1977–1992; became Providence Bruins)
* Philadelphia Firebirds (1977–1979; became Syracuse Firebirds)
* New Brunswick Hawks (1978–1982; became Moncton Alpines)
* Adirondack Red Wings (1979–1999; folded)
* Syracuse Firebirds (1979–1980; folded)
* Binghamton Whalers (1980–1990; renamed Binghamton Rangers)
* Erie Blades (1981–1982; merged into Baltimore Skipjacks)
* Fredericton Express (1981–1988; became Halifax Citadels)
* Baltimore Skipjacks (1982–1993; became Portland Pirates)
* Moncton Alpines (1982–1984; renamed Moncton Golden Flames)
* Sherbrooke Jets (1982–1984; folded)
* St. Catharines Saints (1982–1986; became Newmarket Saints)
* Nova Scotia Oilers (1984–1988; became Cape Breton Oilers)
* Sherbrooke Canadiens (1984–1990; became Fredericton Canadiens)
* Moncton Golden Flames (1984–1987; folded)
* Newmarket Saints (1986–1991; became St. John's Maple Leafs)
* Moncton Hawks (1987–1994; folded)
* Utica Devils (1987–1993; became Saint John Flames)
* Cape Breton Oilers (1988–1996; became Hamilton Bulldogs)
* Halifax Citadels (1988–1993; became Cornwall Aces)
* Binghamton Rangers (1990–1997; became Hartford Wolf Pack)
* Capital District Islanders (1990–1993; became Albany River Rats)
* Fredericton Canadiens (1990–1999; became Quebec Citadelles)
* St. John's Maple Leafs (1991–2005; became Toronto Marlies)
* Providence Bruins (1992-Present)
* Hamilton Canucks (1992–1994; became Syracuse Crunch)
* New Haven Senators (1992–1993; became Prince Edward Island Senators)
* Albany River Rats (1993-2010; became Charlotte Checkers)
* Portland Pirates (1993-Present)
* Prince Edward Island Senators (1993–1996; became Binghamton Senators)
* Saint John Flames (1993–2003; became Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights)
* Cornwall Aces (1993–1996; became Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)
* Springfield Falcons (1994-Present)
* Syracuse Crunch (1994-Present)
* Worcester IceCats (1994–2005; became Peoria Rivermen)
* Baltimore Bandits (1995–1997; became Cincinnati Mighty Ducks)
* Carolina Monarchs (1995–1997; became Beast of New Haven)
* Philadelphia Phantoms (1996-2009; became Adirondack Phantoms)
* Hamilton Bulldogs (1996-Present; merged with Quebec Citadelles 2002–03, demerged creating Toronto Roadrunners 2003–04)
* Kentucky Thoroughblades (1996–2001; became Cleveland Barons)
* Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (1997–2005; became Rockford IceHogs)
* Beast of New Haven (1997–1999; folded)
* Hartford Wolf Pack (1997-Present)
* Lowell Lock Monsters (1998–2006; became Lowell Devils)
* Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (1999-Present)
* Louisville Panthers (1999–2001; became Iowa Stars)
* Quebec Citadelles (1999–2002; merged with Hamilton Bulldogs)
* Norfolk Admirals (2000-Present)
* Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2001-Present)
* Chicago Wolves (2001-Present)
* Grand Rapids Griffins (2001-Present)
* Houston Aeros (2001-Present)
* Manchester Monarchs (2001-Present)
* Manitoba Moose (2001-Present)
* Milwaukee Admirals (2001-Present)
* Cleveland Barons (2001–2006; became Worcester Sharks)
* Utah Grizzlies (2001–2005; became Lake Erie Monsters)
* Binghamton Senators (2002-Present)
* San Antonio Rampage (2002-Present)
* Toronto Roadrunners (2003–2004; became Edmonton Road Runners)
* Edmonton Road Runners (2004–2005; dormant 2005-2010, became Oklahoma City)
* Iowa Stars (2005-2008; became Iowa Chops)
* Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (2005–2007; became Quad City Flames)
* Peoria Rivermen (2005-Present)
* Toronto Marlies (2005-Present)
* Lowell Devils (2006-Present)
* Worcester Sharks (2006-Present)
* Lake Erie Monsters (2007-Present)
* Quad City Flames (2007-2009; became Abbotsford Heat)
* Rockford IceHogs (2007-Present)
* Iowa Chops (2008-2009; suspended)
* Adirondack Phantoms (2009-Present)
* Texas Stars (2009-Present)
* Abbotsford Heat (2009-Present)
* Charlotte Checkers (begins play 2010-11)
* Oklahoma City (begins play 2010-11)

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