Baltimore Clippers

The Baltimore Clippers were an American ice hockey franchise in the American Hockey League in Baltimore, Maryland. The venue for the Clippers was the Baltimore Civic Center.


The Baltimore Clippers were established in 1962 as a team of the American Hockey League. In the 14 years in which they played in the AHL, they won the title three times their division ( 1971, 1972 and 1974 ), as once the title as the best AHL team in the regular season (1971). After the Baltimore Blades, a team of the World Hockey Association was based in Baltimore as the successor team of Michigan Stags first time in January 1975, the Clippers moved in the course of the season 1974/75 on the game operation of the AHL back. This happened mainly because of lack of audience interest. After the dissolution of the blades, which took place in the summer of 1975, the Clippers returned for another year in the AHL back before the team became part of the Southern Hockey League. Even during the first season of the Clippers in the new league, this was disbanded and the team of the Clippers is subsequently resolved to. From 1979 to 1981, the team joined again in the Eastern Hockey League. When they stopped the operation of gambling, the Clippers were finally dissolved.

In the years after the dissolution of the Clippers and Blades additional franchises played in Baltimore. Thus, the Baltimore Skipjacks denied first in the 1981/82 season in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League their games, then from 1982 to 1993 in the American Hockey League. With the Baltimore Bandits another AHL team was represented in Baltimore in the years 1995 to 1997.


Abbreviations: GC = Matches, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Losses after Overtime, Pts = Points, Win % win rate =

* Change during the current season; ** Interim manager; Incomplete data ***

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Well-known former players

  • Canada Red Sullivan
  • Canada John Arbour
  • Canada Bobby Rivard