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Denver Falcons

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Founded  1950
Based in  Denver, Colorado
Team history  Denver Falcons 1950-51
Head coach  Bill Cook
League  United States Hockey League
Arena  University of Denver Ice Arena

The Denver Falcons were the first professional ice hockey team in Colorado. They were a member of the United States Hockey League. Playing their home games at the University of Denver Ice Arena, the team had a memorable season in Denver, starting with winning Colorado's first professional hockey game over the St. Paul Saints 3-1 at DU. After a season which endured the tragic car crash death of Johnny Holota which also injured Billy Warwick, the Falcons advanced to the playoffs. They were defeated by the favored Omaha Knights three games to two, ending the Falcons' only season.

NHL Players & Coaches

  • Harold Brown - RW with New York Rangers (1946)
  • Bob Chrystal - D with New York Rangers (1953–55)
  • Joe Crozier - D with Toronto Maple Leafs (1959); Coach with Buffalo Sabres (1972–74) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1981)
  • Lloyd "Red" Doran - C with Detroit Red Wings (1946–47)
  • Johnny Holota - C with Detroit Red Wings (1943, 1946)
  • Jack Jackson - D with Chicago Black Hawks (1946–47)
  • Winston "Bing" Juckes - LW with New York Rangers (1947–48; 1949–50)
  • Neil Strain - LW with New York Rangers (1952–53)
  • Bill Warwick - LW with New York Rangers (1942, 1944)
  • References

    Denver Falcons Wikipedia


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