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Minnesota Amateur Hockey League - 1944 Finals

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Prior to the 1940/41 season, the Minneapolis Hockey Clubs split up back into the Millers and Bruins, the Soudan Miners made some adjustments to their uniforms, and Lou Tschida was announced as the first "official" head coach in Vulcans history.

 

Here are the Minneapolis teams looks after the split. No changes for the Bruins, but the Millers completely redesigned. The Millers dropped their orange jersey in favor of the first white jersey in franchise history, the striping on the jerseys has also completely changed. The Millers also adjusted their logo yet again in an attempt to build a fan base again after the merger, the teams new logo is almost an exact copy of the Minneapolis Millers baseball logo.

 

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The Miners also changed their look, dropping the simple orange cuffs and hem for a stripe pattern.

 

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The 1940/41 season concluded and here are the stories.

 

Iron Range Hockey League: Ely stayed at the top of the league with another dominant season. The Blue Ox jumped up to second place, passing the Reds who finished in third. Virginia, despite finishing below 500, managed to clinch a playoff spot. Hibbing was just out of the picture yet again, with the Miners and Flames rounding out the bottom.

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Lake Superior Hockey League: The Duluth Hornets were able to "dethrone" the ever dominant Giants, led by Dubois. The Voyageurs took the 3 spot with Grand Rapids not far behind. Outside the playoffs yet again are the Lakers, Wolves, and Broncos in that order.

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Twin Cities Hockey League: The Mavericks were able to maintain the top spot in the Cities. In their first season under Lou Tschida, the Vulcans were able to jump up to the second spot in the league, led by Lou's son Hans. The remaining playoff spots were taken by the St. Paul Saints and Victorias. The Minneapolis clubs finished far and away in the basement in their first year after the split.

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1. I like how the you got the win-loss to even out. I know that its not easy to do quickly.

2.  Has Chisholm ever been good? 

3. Bemidji's success should lead to many more western expansion teams and maybe even a western league.

 

Go Black Bears (also, do you have a signature for Ely i could use?)

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10 hours ago, TargetToad said:

1. I like how the you got the win-loss to even out. I know that its not easy to do quickly.

2.  Has Chisholm ever been good? 

3. Bemidji's success should lead to many more western expansion teams and maybe even a western league.

 

Go Black Bears (also, do you have a signature for Ely i could use?)

It’s gonna stay in Minneapolis from what @Section30 has said

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14 hours ago, TargetToad said:

1. I like how the you got the win-loss to even out. I know that its not easy to do quickly.

2.  Has Chisholm ever been good? 

3. Bemidji's success should lead to many more western expansion teams and maybe even a western league.

 

Go Black Bears (also, do you have a signature for Ely i could use?)

 

1. Thank you, yeah it definitely is more time consuming than I would have thought, but I think it's better this way.

2. Chisholm has always been somewhat of a bottom dweller, they aren't likely to ever be a dominant force in the league but they do have the potential for some surprise years where they could make a run.

3. Bemidji's success is already beginning to stir interest in the north west part of the state with cities like Roseau, Warroad, and International Falls rumored to be considering forming teams.

 

I don't exactly know what a signature since I have them turned off on my screen is but I definitely could make one if you let me know the dimensions!

 

4 hours ago, BellaSpurs said:

It’s gonna stay in Minneapolis from what @Section30 has said

 

I don't know what you are referring to, but I'm glad to see you have stumbled on this series, feel free to share your thoughts!

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1941 Playoffs

 

Knockout Round:

  • The Vulcans are defeated by the Victorias, ending their season.
  • In the wildcard bracket, the Saints get the better of Eveleth and advance.
  • Grand Rapids ruins the chances of another all Duluth series as they knock out the Voyageurs.
  • Bemidji is just too much for the Royals as they advance to play Ely.

Second Round:

  • The Victorias put up a good fight but in the end were unable to knock off the top seeded Mavericks.
  • In a major upset, the St. Paul Saints not only knocked out the Giants from Thunder Bay, they swept them!
  • The Hornets don't let the Moose knock out another Duluth team, advancing to the semi finals.
  • Ely is able to squeeze past the Ox on their way to try and defend their championship.

Semi Finals:

  • South St. Paul was just too much for the Saints to handle, the Mavs rolled over the Saints in 4 games and advance to the finals.
  • In a series to be remembered, the Hornets came out on top. In one of the most fast paced, back and forth, physical series to date, Duluth was able to get it done in game 5 to advance.

Will the Mavericks claim their fourth Cup? Or will the Hornets end their 20 year drought?

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Ely fought hard, but in the end, they got stung. Also, im picking South St. Paul to make the Hornets title drought extend to 21 years

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Duluth and South St Paul should be interesting.

 

It'll be interesting to see how many teams will be able to survive the war years.

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1941 Kellogg Cup Finals

 

Game 1: The Mavericks came out slow and quickly fell behind in the game. They were unable to make up the deficit as they fell to the Hornets in game one on home ice.

Game 2: South St. Paul was able to bounce back after a poor game one, putting 4 on the board, and only allowing one against to tie the series.

Game 3: As the series headed up to Duluth, the Mavericks carried their momentum from game 2 with them, stealing game three on the road by a score of 2 to 1.

Game 4: Duluth came out hard in the first, going up 2-0 after one. But the Mavericks came back in the second and third, out shooting the Hornets 28-7 in those two periods and taking a 3-1 series lead with it heading back to SSP.

Game 5: The Mavericks came to the ice in front of a packed crowd on the shores of the Mississippi, and they did not disappoint. Going up 2-1 after the first and then putting 2 more in in the third put the Mavericks in the drivers seat, despite allowing one goal in the third, the South St. Paul Mavericks claimed their fourth Kellogg Cup!

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Mavericks did great this year!

 

Now that we are in the offseason, here are some movie recommendations for 1941:

 

And of course, there's this...

 

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You know, I heard some reports that whenever a taxi driver was taking passengers to the theater, he had a foolproof way of making sure he always got a good tip.

 

Whenever he got stiffed, he'd simply call out the passenger(s) and shout "IT WAS HIS SLED!" thereby ruining their day at the movies.

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A couple of teams from the Lake Superior League made changes to their uniforms prior to the 1941/42 season.

 

The Cloquet Broncos essentially started from scratch with their new uniform. It is still purple with gold stripes, but it is much more toned down, now it is two thick stripes outlined in white. This is the first time white has been used by the team.

 

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The Duluth Voyaguers decided it was time for a white jersey. Their new jersey is essentially the same as their iconic home jersey, just with colors switched, why fix what isn't broken?

 

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Cloquet new stripes perfectly match the team's proformance on the ice: ugly.

 

Duluth's white jersey on the other hand, looks great. Perfect for the era.

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The 1941/42 season concluded and here are the stories.

 

Iron Range Hockey League: Ely stayed at the top of the league yet again, and are looking to do some damage in the playoffs this season. The Blue Ox and Reds remained in second and third, respectively. Perhaps the story of the season in the Iron Range was the resurgence of the Soudan Miners, despite finishing below .500, the Miners put in their best season in recent history, clinching a playoff birth. Hibbing remained just out of the playoffs yet again. The Royals fell quite a bit this season thanks in large part to injuries. And at the bottom of the league we have the Flames.

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Lake Superior Hockey League: The Giants reclaimed the top spot in the Lake Superior League, just inching out the Hornets who finished second. The Voyageurs took the third spot and the final playoff slot was taken by the Superior Lakers thanks to an incredible push at the end of the season where they finished 6-1-0, look out for them as they've been on fire as of late. With Superior clinching, it pushed the Moose out of the playoffs to join the Wolves and Broncos at the bottom of the league.

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Twin Cities Hockey League: The Vulcans reclaimed the Twin Cities at long last, pushing the Mavericks to second place. The Saints had another solid season finishing third. The Minneapolis Bruins had a good season, actually making the playoffs ahead of the Victorias. And the Millers finished in the basement with only 4 wins and 20 losses.

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1942 Playoffs

 

Knockout Round:

  • Soudan Miners make the most of their playoff opportunity by knocking out the Blue Ox.
  • In the wildcard bracket, the Reds get back at the Saints after getting knocked out by them last year.
  • South St. Paul is too much for the Bruins as they advance.
  • The Lakers stay red hot and knock out the Voyageurs.

Second Round:

  • Despite losing game 1, the Black Bears are able to come back and take the series 2-1 over Soudan.
  • The Duluth Hornets are just too much for the Reds as they sweep them and move on.
  • The Vulcans take care of the Mavs and move to the semi finals.
  • The Lakers continue to roll as they upset the Thunder Bay Giants.

Semi Finals:

  • In an incredibly even series, the Duluth Hornets were just able to take the series thanks to a game 5 overtime winner by winger John Williams. The teams celebration after scoring was featured on the front page of the Duluth News Tribune.
  • Across the lift bridge, the Superior Lakers knocked out the Twin Cities Vulcans as they advance to the finals against their heated rivals.

Will the Hornets finally get that illusive second cup? Or will the Lakers stay hot and bring the trophy to Wisconsin?

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Well. I was half right on Soudan :P. Also, Ely is still my team, so com'on Lakers. Avenge the BlackBears before you move to LA

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1942 Kellogg Cup Finals

 

Game 1: Duluth came out quick, scoring 1:17 into the first period, and they didn't let up from there. The Hornets would go on to win game one 4-2.

Game 2: The Lakers actually put up the first goal in game 2, though it was answered immediately by Duluth who put up 2 more to Superiors one and took a 2-0 series lead.

Game 3: As the series crossed the lift bridge, the momentum remained with the Hornets who stunned the local crowd by shutting out the Lakers

Game 4: In a tight defensive battle, the Hornets were able to finally put one on the board with 1 minute left in the second. With the lead heading into the third period, the Hornets could almost taste that trophy. The Lakers were able to tie things up 5 minutes into the third, but Duluth answered with one more of their own to take back the lead. The Lakers pulled their goalie with just over a minute remaining and put on the pressure, but they were unable to finish any of their chances. The horn sounded, and the Duluth Hornets have won the 1942 Kellogg Cup!

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1 hour ago, Section30 said:

1942 Kellogg Cup Finals

 

Game 1: Duluth came out quick, scoring 1:17 into the first period, and they didn't let up from there. The Hornets would go on to win game one 4-2.

Game 2: The Lakers actually put up the first goal in game 2, though it was answered immediately by Duluth who put up 2 more to Superiors one and took a 2-0 series lead.

Game 3: As the series crossed the lift bridge, the momentum remained with the Hornets who stunned the local crowd by shutting out the Lakers

Game 4: In a tight defensive battle, the Hornets were able to finally put one on the board with 1 minute left in the second. With the lead heading into the third period, the Hornets could almost taste that trophy. The Lakers were able to tie things up 5 minutes into the third, but Duluth answered with one more of their own to take back the lead. The Lakers pulled their goalie with just over a minute remaining and put on the pressure, but they were unable to finish any of their chances. The horn sounded, and the Duluth Hornets have won the 1942 Kellogg Cup!

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That's some fine broom work by Duluth. Is that the first Kellog Cup sweep?

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