Cincinnati Mohawks

The Cincinnati Mohawks were a professional ice hockey team in Cincinnati, Ohio. They were a member of the American Hockey League (AHL) between 1949 and 1952. They were founded as the Washington Lions, then were relocated from Washington, D.C.

Cincinnati Mohawks
CityCincinnati, Ohio
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
International Hockey League
Home arenaCincinnati Gardens
Colorsred, white and black
Franchise history
1941–1943Washington Lions
1947–1949Washington Lions
1949–1952 AHLCincinnati Mohawks
1952–1958 IHLCincinnati Mohawks
Regular season titlessix in the IHL
(1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58)
Turner Cupsfive (1952–53, 1953–54,
1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57)

They played their home games in the Cincinnati Gardens. After leaving the AHL, the Mohawks team transferred to the International Hockey League (IHL) until folding in 1958. The Mohawks won an IHL-record five consecutive Turner Cup Championships starting with the 1952–53 season and ending with the 1956–57 season.

The market was subsequently home to:

Season-by-season results

  • Cincinnati Mohawks 1949–1952 (American Hockey League)
  • Cincinnati Mohawks 1952–1958 (International Hockey League)

Regular Season

1949–5070193714521852575th, West
1950–517028348642032285th, West
1951–526829336641832283rd, West
1952–536043134903101521st, IHL
1953–546447152963251531st, IHL
1954–556040191812681641st, IHL
1955–566045132923361591st, IHL
1956–576050911012451131st, IHL
1957–586443165913031761st, IHL


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1949–50Out of Playoffs
1950–51Out of Playoffs
1951–52W, 3–0, BuffaloL, 1–3, Providence
1952–53W, 4-1, Toledo??W, 4–0, Grand Rapids
1953–54??W, 4-1, MarionW, 4–2, Johnstown
1954–55W, 3-0, Toledo??W, 4–3, Troy
1955–56W, 3-0, Fort Wayne??W, 4–0, Toledo-Marion
1956–57W, 3-1, Huntington??W, 3–0, Indianapolis
1957–58L, 1–3, Louisville

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