About the American Hockey League
The American Hockey League’s website http://www.theahl.com
AHL Live Website: http://www.ahllive.com
A list of Calder Cup Champions: http://pppshow.net/cccl/
The History of the AHL from the AHL’s website: “The Canadian-American Hockey League and the International Hockey League merge in 1936, forming the International-American Hockey League (the “International” would be dropped from the name in 1940).
The IAHL begins with franchises in Providence, New Haven, Philadelphia, Springfield, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. Maurice Podoloff, who would later serve simultaneously as president of the National Basketball Association, is named the league’s first president, a position he will hold for 16 years.
The Buffalo Bisons last just 11 games into the league’s first season after their rink burns down, forcing them to suspend operations. The Syracuse Stars go on to capture the first Calder Cup championship.”
Read more of the AHL’s history here.
More from the AHL website:
“In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 11th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2011-12.”