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2002–03 AHL season

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The 2002–03 AHL season was the 67th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-eight teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hamilton Bulldogs finished first overall in the regular season. The Houston Aeros won their first Calder Cup championship.


Team changes

  • The Quebec Citadelles move to Hamilton, Ontario, merging with the Hamilton Bulldogs, operating with as a joint affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens.
  • The dormant Prince Edward Island Senators resume operations as the Binghamton Senators, based in Binghamton, New York, playing in the east division.
  • The Providence Bruins switch divisions from East to North.
  • The Grand Rapids Griffins switch divisions from West to Central.
  • The San Antonio Rampage join the AHL as an expansion team, based in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the west division.
  • Final standings

    Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;

    Scoring leaders

    Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

  • complete list
  • Calder Cup playoffs

  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.
  • All Star Classic

    The 16th AHL All-Star Game was played on February 3, 2003 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Team Canada defeated Team PlanetUSA 10-7. In the skills competition held the day before the All-Star Game, Team Canada won 15-13 over Team PlanetUSA. [1]


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