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Huntington HornetsDescription : The Huntington Hornets were a professional ice hockey team that played in Huntington, West Virginia as a member of the International Hockey League during the 1956–57 season. The team was relocated to Huntington from Grand Rapids, Michigan where they played as the Grand Rapids Rockets. The Huntington Hornets played their home games at the 4,100 seat Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse. The Hornets finished third overall in the International Hockey League's 1956–57 season. The team relocated to Louisv... Page:h

Huntington Hornets
CityHuntington, West Virginia
LeagueInternational Hockey League
Founded1956 (1956)
Home arenaVeterans Memorial Fieldhouse
Colorsred, white, black
Owner(s)Ernie Berg, et al
Head coachEddie Olson
Franchise history
1950–1956Grand Rapids Rockets
1957–1960Louisville Rebels

The Huntington Hornets were a professional ice hockey team that played in Huntington, West Virginia as a member of the International Hockey League during the 1956–57 season. The team was relocated to Huntington from Grand Rapids, Michigan where they played as the Grand Rapids Rockets. The Huntington Hornets played their home games at the 4,100 seat Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse. The Hornets finished third overall in the International Hockey League's 1956–57 season. The team relocated to Louisville, Kentucky in 1957, becoming the Louisville Rebels. [1]

Standings

YearGPWLTPTSGFGAPctStandings
1956–1957602630456180188.4673 of 6

Roster

PlayerPosNatBirthplace
Jim CampbellCCanadaTimmins, Ontario
Roger ChristianLWUnited StatesWarroad, Minnesota
Lou CrowdisGCanadaSainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec
Don DavidsonCCanadaOttawa, Ontario
Doug FalbyD  
Bill FillmanD  
Gerry FrenetteDUnited StatesHancock, Michigan
Steve GaberRWCanadaCupar, Saskatchewan
George HayesCCanadaToronto, Ontario
Joe IngoldsbyRW  
Ron JohnsonRWUnited StatesMarquette, Michigan
Morris LalloDCanadaMontreal, Quebec
Rod McElroyCCanadaSt. Thomas, Ontario
Mike NarduzziLWCanadaFort William, Ontario
Eddie OlsonLW/HCUnited StatesHancock, Michigan
Ray Parker   
Eric PogueRWCanadaAgincourt, Ontario
Len RonsonLWCanadaBrantford, Ontario
Garnet SchaiDCanadaWilkie, Saskatchewan
Ronnie SpongCCanadaToronto, Ontario
Len ThornsonCCanadaWinnipeg, Manitoba
John TicaloDCanadaTimmins, Ontario
Bob WilsonDCanadaSudbury, Ontario
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  • John Cullen Award
  • Ironman Award
  • IHL Man of the Year


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