1985–86 AHL season

The 1985–86 AHL season was the 50th season of the American Hockey League. Thirteen teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears finished first overall in the regular season. The Adirondack Red Wings won their second Calder Cup championship.

1985-86 AHL season
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Regular season
F. G. "Teddy" Oke TrophyAdirondack Red Wings
Season MVPPaul Gardner
Top scorerPaul Gardner
Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs MVPTim Tookey
Finals championsAdirondack Red Wings
  Runners-upHershey Bears

Final standings

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

North GP W L T Pts GF GA
Adirondack Red Wings804131890339298
Maine Mariners804031989274285
Moncton Golden Flames8034341280294307
Fredericton Express803537878319311
Sherbrooke Canadiens803338975340341
Nova Scotia Oilers802943866314353
South GP W L T Pts GF GA
Hershey Bears804829399346292
Binghamton Whalers804134587316290
St. Catharines Saints803837581304308
New Haven Nighthawks803637779340343
Springfield Indians803639577301309
Rochester Americans803439775320337
Baltimore Skipjacks802844864271304

Scoring leaders

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Paul GardnerRochester Americans71615111216
Jody GageRochester Americans7342579956
Ross FitzpatrickHershey Bears7750479728
Tim TookeyHershey Bears6935629766
Wes JarvisSt. Catharines Saints7436609638
Daryl EvansBinghamton Whalers6940529250
Geordie RobertsonAdirondack Red Wings7936569299
Paul FentonBinghamton Whalers7553358887
Serge BoisvertSherbrooke Canadiens6940488818
Larry FloydMaine Mariners8029588725
Tom RoulstonBaltimore Skipjacks7338498738

Calder Cup playoffs

Division Semifinals Division Finals Calder Cup Final
1 Adirondack 4
4 Fredericton 2
1 Adirondack 4
North Division
3 Moncton 1
2 Maine 1
3 Moncton 4
N1 Adirondack 4
S1 Hershey 2
1 Hershey 4
4 New Haven 1
1 Hershey 4
South Division
3 St. Catharines 3
2 Binghamton 2
3 St. Catharines 4

Trophy and award winners

Team awards
Calder Cup
Playoff champions:
Adirondack Red Wings
F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy
Regular Season champions, North Division:
Adirondack Red Wings
John D. Chick Trophy
Regular Season champions, South Division:
Hershey Bears
Individual awards
Les Cunningham Award
Most valuable player:
Paul Gardner - Rochester Americans
John B. Sollenberger Trophy
Top point scorer:
Paul Gardner - Rochester Americans
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award
Rookie of the year:
Ron Hextall - Hershey Bears
Eddie Shore Award
Defenceman of the year:
Jim Wiemer - New Haven Nighthawks
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
Best Goaltender:
Sam St. Laurent - Maine Mariners
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award
Lowest goals against average:
Sam St. Laurent & Karl Friesen - Maine Mariners
Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award
Coach of the year:
Bill Dineen - Adirondack Red Wings
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award
Sportsmanship / Perseverance:
Steve Tsujiura - Maine Mariners
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
MVP of the playoffs:
Tim Tookey - Hershey Bears
Other awards
James C. Hendy Memorial Award
Most outstanding executive:
George Guilbault
James H. Ellery Memorial Awards
Outstanding media coverage:
Jerry Crasnick, Maine, (newspaper)
Jim Gagliardi, Adirondack, (radio)
Rich Funke, Rochester, (television)
Ken McKenzie Award
Outstanding marketing executive:
Randy Scott, Rochester Americans

See also


Preceded by
1984–85 AHL season
AHL seasons Succeeded by
1986–87 AHL season
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