Philadelphia Ramblers

The Philadelphia Ramblers were a minor professional ice hockey team based in the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Ramblers played for six seasons during the infancy of the American Hockey League from 1935 to 1941.

Philadelphia Ramblers
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaPhiladelphia Arena
AffiliatesNew York Rangers
Franchise history
1927–1935Philadelphia Arrows
1935–1941Philadelphia Ramblers
1941–1942Philadelphia Rockets
Regular season titlestwo: (1932–33, 1935–36)
Division Championshipstwo: (1936–37, 1938–39)
Playoff championshipsone: (1935–36)


The Ramblers were formerly known as the Philadelphia Arrows from 1927 to 1935 and played in the Canadian-American Hockey League. The team changed named to the Ramblers for the 1935–36 season. The Canadian American Hockey League merged into the International-American Hockey League in 1936, where the Ramblers competed for another four seasons, before that league became known as the modern-day American Hockey League.

From 1935 through 1941 the team was the primary minor league affiliate of the New York Rangers and many future and aging Ranger stars (such as Bert Gardiner and Larry Molyneux) played for the Ramblers. The Rangers ended the agreement after the 1940–41 season. The team changed its name to the Philadelphia Rockets for the 1941–42 season, which turned out to be their final season.

A notable former member of the 1935–41 Ramblers was Bryan Hextall, Sr., grandfather of future Philadelphia Flyers goaltender and general manager Ron Hextall.

Season-by-season results

Regular season

1927–28401325228791056th, CAHL
1928–2940122173160736th, CAHL
1929–304020182411201212nd, CAHL
1930–31401222630841084th, CAHL
1931–32401322531851145th, CAHL
1932–33482912765153951st, CAHL
1933–344017158421211013rd, CAHL
1934–354815303331221605th, CAHL
1935–364827183571511061st, CAHL
1936–374826148601491061st, East
1937–384826184561341082nd, East
1938–395432175692141611st, East
1939–405415318381331704th, East
1940–415625256561661674th, East
1941–425611414261572545th, East


Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1927–28Out of playoffs
1928–29Out of playoffs
1929–30L, 0-2, Boston
1930–31Out of playoffs
1931–32Out of playoffs
1932–33ByeL, 2-3, Boston
1933–34L, 0-2, Boston
1934–35Out of playoffs
1935–36ByeW, 3-1, Providence
1936–37ByeW, 2-0, SpringfieldL, 1-3, Syracuse
1937–38W, 2-0, New HavenL, 2-1, Providence
1938–39W, 3-2, HersheyL, 1-3, Cleveland
1939–40Out of playoffs
1940–41Out of playoffs
1941–42Out of playoffs
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