• Boston Americans Team Formation

    In 1901, the minor Western League, led by Ban Johnson, declared its equality with the National League, then the only major league in baseball. Johnson changed the name of the league to the American League, leading teams in his league to be christened with the unofficial nickname “Americans”. This was especially true in the case of the new Boston franchise, which would not adopt an official nickname until 1908.

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Brooklyn Americans were a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, during the 1941 – 1942 season before suspending operations in 1942 due to the World War II and long-standing financial difficulties.

Established
1919

City
Quebec – Hamilton – New York – Brooklyn

League History
1919 – 1942 / National Hockey League

Team History
1941 – 1942 / Brooklyn Americans
1925 – 1941 / New York Americans
1920 – 1925 / Hamilton Tigers
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Bulldogs

Nickname
Americans – Colloquially known as the Amerks, as owner Bill Dwyer announced his team would be named the New York Americans. Their original jerseys were covered with stars and stripes, patterned after the American flag.

Championship
Stanley Cup  0

Arena
*New York*
1925 – 1942 / Madison Square Garden

*Hamilton*
1920 – 1925 / Barton Street Arena

*Quebec*
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Arena

Owner
1936 – 1942 / Mervyn “Red” Dutton
1925 – 1936 / Bill Dwyer
1920 – 1925 / Abso Pure Ice Company
1919 – 1920 / Quebec Athletic Club

Retired Number

Mascot

*Blue is this team’s history

Americans History Comments

 

 

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