Indianapolis Capitals

The Indianapolis Capitals were an American Hockey League professional ice hockey team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1939 to 1952. The Capitals were a farm team for the Detroit Red Wings. Indianapolis won the Calder Cup in 1942 and 1950. They played in the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

Indianapolis Capitals
CityIndianapolis, Indiana
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated1939–1952
Home arenaIndiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
AffiliatesDetroit Red Wings (NHL)
Championships
Regular season titles1: (1941–42)
Division Championships3: (1939–40,
1941–42, 1945–46)
Calder Cups2: (1941–42, 1949–50)

There was also a Central Hockey League team with a similar name, the Indianapolis Capitals, that in 1963 played in the same arena, then known as the Pepsi Coliseum. They played nine games before being relocated to Cincinnati to play as the Cincinnati Wings due to an explosion that rendered the Coliseum unusable. The team was again relocated this time to Memphis, Tennessee, for the 1964-65 season, where they were renamed the Memphis Wings. Their last season was the 1966-67 season.

Season-by-season results

Regular season

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedPointsGoals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1939–4056262010621741441st, West
1940–4156172811451331685th, West
1941–425634157752041441st, West
1942–435629234622111812nd, West
1943–4454201816561561562nd, West
1944–4560251124611691672nd, West
1945–466233209752862381st, West
1946–4764331813792852154th, West
1947–486832306702932604th, West
1948–4968391712902882092nd, West
1949–5070352411812672312nd, West
1950–517038293792872552nd, West
1951–526822406502322735th, West

Playoffs

Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1939–40Lost, Providence
1940–41Out of playoffs
1941–42W, 3-2, SpringfieldN/AW, 3-2, Hershey
1942–43W, 2-0, PittsburghW, 2-0, ClevelandL, 0-3, Buffalo
1943–44L, 1-4, Buffalo
1944–45L, 1-4, Hershey
1945–46L, 1-4, Buffalo
1946–47Out of playoffs
1947–48Out of playoffs
1948–49L, 0-2, Hershey
1949–50W, 2-0, St. LouisW, 2-0, ProvidenceW, 4-0, Cleveland
1950–51L, 0-3, Hershey
1951–52Out of playoffs


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