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Baltimore Clippers
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City Baltimore, Maryland
League American Hockey League
Southern Hockey League
Operated 1962 to 1977
Home arena Baltimore Civic Center
Colors Black, orange and white
Affiliates New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Championships
Regular season titles one
(1970–71)
Division Championships three
(1970–71, 1971–72,
1973–74)

The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey team. They were the first of three Charm City entries into the American Hockey League, who played from 196276. The Clippers won their division three times: 1970–71, 1971–72, and 1973–74.

The Clippers withdrew from the AHL mid-season during 1974–75 when the World Hockey Association's Michigan Stags relocated to Baltimore as the "Baltimore Blades." The team regrouped for one more season, then transferred to the Southern Hockey League, playing one more season. The team was revived in 1979, playing two seasons in the Eastern Hockey League before that league disbanded.

The Blades team used the same set of jerseys as the Clippers. The home white jerseys had circular Blades logo sewn over the Clippers logo.

An earlier Baltimore Clippers minor league ice hockey team, in the old Eastern Hockey League, existed prior to moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1956 and becoming the first Charlotte Checkers.

This franchise was replaced in this market by:

Contents

Season-by-season results

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Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Head coaches
1962–63 72 35 30 7 77 226 244 3rd, East Red Sullivan/Aldo Guidolin
1963–64 72 32 37 3 67 200 220 4th, East Aldo Guidolin
1964–65 72 35 32 5 75 275 249 3rd, East John Crawford
1965–66 72 27 43 2 56 212 254 4th, East John Crawford, Terry Reardon
1966–67 72 35 27 10 80 252 247 2nd, East Terry Reardon
1967–68 72 28 34 10 66 236 255 4th, East Terry Reardon
1968–69 74 33 34 7 73 266 257 2nd, East Aldo Guidolin
1969–70 72 25 30 17 67 230 252 3rd, West Rudy Migay
1970–71 72 40 23 9 89 263 224 1st, West Terry Reardon
1971–72 76 34 31 11 79 240 249 1st, West Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1972–73 76 17 48 11 45 210 315 6th, West Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1973–74 76 42 24 10 94 310 232 1st, South Terry Reardon/Jim Morrison
1974–75 46 14 22 10 38 136 180 5th, South Terry Reardon/Kent Douglas
1975–76 76 21 48 7 49 238 316 4th, South Terry Reardon/Kent Douglas
1976–77 47 21 24 2 44 182 169 Southern Hockey League folded

Playoffs

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1962–63 L, 1-2, Hershey
1963–64 Out of playoffs
1964–65 L, 2-3, Hershey
1965–66 Out of playoffs
1966–67 W, 3-2, Quebec L, 1-3, Rochester
1967–68 Out of playoffs
1968–69 L, 1-3, Providence
1969–70 L, 1-4, Montreal
1970–71 L, 2-4, Providence
1971–72 W, 4-2, Cleveland W, 4-2, Cincinnati L, 2-4, Nova Scotia
1972–73 Out of playoffs
1973–74 W, 4-1, Richmond L, 0-4, Hershey
1974–75 Did not complete season.
1975–76 Out of playoffs
1976–77 Southern Hockey League folded mid-seaason.

References

  • The Official 1992-93 Baltimore Skipjacks Game Program.

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