The Move from OttawaThe Senators’ owners decided to move the franchise to St. Louis, Missouri, and the transfer was approved by the league on May 14, 1934. Thomas Franklin Ahearn resigned as president of the Ottawa Auditorium and Redmond Quain became president. Quain transferred the players’ contracts and franchise operations to a new company called the Hockey Association of St. Louis, Inc. Eddie ...
The End of the EaglesBy season’s end, the Eagles ownership had lost $70,000, due primarily to the cost of train travel. In those days, NHL teams traveled primarily by rail. Due to being in the Canadian Division, the Eagles had to make a lot of trips to Montreal and Toronto. An attempt to stabilize the franchise by selling off some of its players netted ...
History of the Eagles
The St. Louis Eagles were a professional ice hockey team that played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1934 to 1935. The Eagles were one of four teams added to the NHL during an expansion period that saw the league grow from ten teams to fourteen. Although they only lasted for one season, their brief tenure in St. Louis left a lasting legacy for local and national hockey fans.
The inaugural season of the St Louis Eagles began with much fanfare as they opened their first game against long-time rivals, The Montreal Maroons, at Maple Leaf Gardens on November 17th, 1934; unfortunately, it would prove to be a loss for them by 4-2 scoreline, but despite this initial setback they went onto have some success throughout their short life span finishing fourth overall in regular season standings with 12 wins and 16 losses plus two ties and making it into playoffs where sadly lost out after three games against eventual Stanley Cup Champions Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite not winning any major trophies or titles while playing under the name “St Louis Eagles,” the team was known for having good chemistry between players, which allowed them to display an entertaining style of play that endeared them to many supporters who came out to watch every home game until the franchise was moved back Canada become Hamilton Tigers due financial difficulties caused by Great Depression just over a year later.
Despite its relatively short existence, The Saint Louis Eagle's time in NHL left an indelible mark on the city’s culture, history, and broader sport. From the representation of multiple countries within the roster showcasing great skill talent to providing high-quality entertainment to viewers across North America via radio broadcasts, their contribution towards the development of modern-day ice hockey can still be seen today almost a century since the inception club – something will always remember fondly those who had the pleasure watching live action arena cheering favorite side victory!
Ottawa – St. Louis
1917 – 1935 / National Hockey League
1934 – 1935 / St. Louis Eagles
1917 – 1934 / Ottawa Senators
Eagles – Sports fans everywhere know the St. Louis Eagles are among the National Hockey League (NHL) 's most beloved teams. But many don’t realize that their nickname has a fascinating origin story, dating back to 1934 when they were first established as an expansion team.
At the time, St. Louis was home to two professional hockey teams: The Flyers and The Falcons – named after birds of prey native to Missouri and Illinois, respectively. When it came time for the NHL's newest franchise in town to choose its moniker, management decided on “Eagles” as a nod towards both existing clubs while also representing their newfound status within the league hierarchy by selecting a name with more grandeur than either predecessor had previously enjoyed!
The Eagles went on play just two seasons before folding due to financial difficulties during Great Depression. However, despite this short lifespan, they still managed to make quite an impact across North America, from being the first-ever team to feature an all-black lineup at any level of pro sports (known as the affectionately "Black Aces") becoming the only club outside Canada win Stanley Cup championship 1936–37 season!
Though no longer active today, the legacy lives through countless stories shared generations about great players like Bill Cowley or Lorne Chabot, who made up those pioneering rosters long ago - reminding us why we love the game so much!
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1920, 1921, 1923, 1927
1934 – 1935 / St. Louis Arena
1923 – 1934 / Ottawa Auditorium
1908 – 1923 / The Arena
1929 – 1935 / Ottawa Auditorium
1925 – 1929 / Frank Ahearn
1923 – 1925 / Tommy Gorman and Frank Ahearn
1918 – 1923 / Tommy Gorman and Ted Dey
1917 – 1918 / Tommy Gorman, Ted Dey and Martin Rosenthal
*Blue is this team’s history