Washington Lions

The Washington Lions were a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They were founded as a member of the American Hockey League in the 1941–42 season. The Lions played for two seasons and then disbanded during World War II. Another Washington Lions team played in the Eastern Hockey League from 1944–47. The AHL Lions were resurrected in 1947. Following the 1948–49 season, the team was relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio as the Cincinnati Mohawks. The void was filled by a second team of the same name playing in the Eastern Hockey League, from 1951–53, and 1954–57, who later became the Washington Presidents, when purchased by Harry Glynne III, and Jerry DeLise.[1]

Washington Lions
CityWashington, D.C.
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Operated1941–1943
1947–1949
Home arenaUline Arena
Franchise history
19411943Washington Lions (AHL)
19471949Washington Lions (AHL)
19491958Cincinnati Mohawks
19511957Washington Lions (EHL)
19571960Washington Presidents (EHL)

Season-by-season results

American Hockey League

Regular season

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedPointsGoals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1941–425620306461601723rd, East
1942–435614348361842723rd, East
1947–486817456402413696th, East
1948–496811534261794016th, East

Playoffs

Season1st round2nd roundFinals
1941–42L, 0-2, Cleveland
1942–43Out of playoffs
1947–48Out of playoffs
1948–49Out of playoffs

Eastern Hockey League

Regular season

SeasonGamesWonLostTiedPointsGoals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1951195236924321124155
19521953602631355201215
19541955492621254204175
19551956643328369258267
19561957641845137256397

Playoffs

The team made the playoffs in 19521953 season but lost in the first round.[2]

References

  1. "BLADES ARE SET FOR WASHINGTON". Bridgeport Telegram. Bridgeport, Connecticut. October 30, 1957. p. 24.
  2. http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/washington-lions-11006.html


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