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Alberta Inter-Services LeagueEdit

HistoryEdit

The Calgary RCAF Mustangs (Air Force) dropped out before the season started, because they did not have enough players to ice a complete team. HMCS Tecumseh (Navy) tried to form a combined team with the Air Force after it lost its first four games. The other teams agreed and the combined team was formed, winning its next four games.

Meanwhile the military high commands banned play by its teams for the Allan Cup, forcing this league to drop out of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association.

Play was also banned between teams from different services. The Army and Navy allowed an exception for this league. The Air Force adopted a different policy. Starting on January 15, they allowed their players to play only once every two weeks. The combined team was forced to play all other games with Navy players only.

The records of the teams:

Combined Aur Force-Navy team  6-1-0-12  24-14
HMCS Tecumseh (Navy) only     2-7-0- 4  36-59
Total record                  8-8-0-16  60-73

All playoff games were with Navy players only.


StandingsEdit

Regular Season GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Currie Army 16 9 7 0 68 61 18
Calgary HMCS Tecumseh 16 8 8 0 60 73 16
Red Deer Army Wheelers 16 7 9 0 58 52 14


Semi FinalEdit

Best of 3

Date Winner Loser Location
February 29 Tecumseh 5 Red Deer 1 Calgary
March 2 Red Deer 5 Tecumseh 1 Red Deer
March 4 Red Deer 4 Tecumseh 2 Calgary

Red Deer Army Wheelers beat Calgary HMCS Tecumseh 2 wins to 1.


FinalEdit

Best of 3

Date Winner Loser Location
March 8 Currie 2 Red Deer 1 Red Deer
March 11 Currie 9 Red Deer 6 Calgary

Calgary Currie Army beat Red Deer Army Wheelers 2 wins to none.


Allan Cup PlayEdit

Note: In December and January military policy was changed to disallow military teams from competing with civilian teams. This left the Services League out of the Allan Cup playoffs.

To fill the void and represent the province the Edmonton Vics were formed.

Edmonton Vics advanced to the 1943-44 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.


Team PhotosEdit


Pre-season Game AdsEdit


Opening DayEdit

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

Alberta Inter-Services League

List of Alberta Senior Playoffs

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