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Washington Lions
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City Washington, D.C.
League American Hockey League
Home arena Uline Arena
Franchise history
1941–43 Washington Lions
1947–49 Washington Lions
1949–58 Cincinnati Mohawks

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, 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.

Season-by-season results

American Hockey League seasons only.


Regular season

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
1941–42 56 20 30 6 46 160 172 3rd, East
1942–43 56 14 34 8 36 184 272 3rd, East
1947–48 68 17 45 6 40 241 369 6th, East
1948–49 68 11 53 4 26 179 401 6th, East


Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1941–42 L, 0-2, Cleveland
1942–43 Out of playoffs
1947–48 Out of playoffs
1948–49 Out of playoffs


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