Historical Ice Hockey Records of the

New York Rovers

“The Red Shirts”

(Eastern Amateur Hockey League 1935 - 1952)

(Quebec Senior Hockey League 1947 - 1949)

(Eastern Hockey League 1959 - 1961)

Long Island Ducks

(Eastern Hockey League 1961 - 1973)

New York Rovers

(Eastern Hockey League 1964 - 1965)

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Regular Season Records
Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn
(See earlier 1896 to 1918 Crescent A.C. Hockey Club records)
Metropolitan Hockey League
 Season W L T Pts
1925-26 5 - 1 - 1 11 info not complete
Amateur Hockey League
1926-27
 AHL 2 - 4 - 0 4 4th
 Other 1 - 2 - 0
Metropolitan Amateur Hockey League
1927-28
 MAHL 4 - 1 - 1 9 1st ?
 Other 2 - 1 - 2
Metropolitan Hockey League
1928-29
 MHL 1 - 5 - 0 2 4th ?
 Other 0 - 1 - 0
Independent
1929-30 23 - < - [out of 26 games]
A.A.U. Metropolitan Association
1930-31
 MAAAU 5 - 1 - 0 10 1st
 Other 2 - 4 - 1 [Also see post-season]
Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club of N.Y.
Metropolitan Amateur Hockey League
1931-32
 MAHL 4 - 0 - 1 1st (tie before playoff tiebreaker)
 Other 6 - 4 - 2 -
New York Amateur Hockey League
 Season W L T Pts
1932-33
 NYHL 3 - 8 - 1 7 4th, last
 Other 0 - 7 - 0 -
Eastern Amateur Hockey League
1933-34 6 - 14 - 0 12 6th
Eastern Hockey League
1934-35 15 - 5 - 1 31 1st
New York Rovers
Eastern Amateur Hockey League
Home Rink: Madison Square Garden #3
 Season W L T Pts
1935-36 16 - 21 - 3 35 4th
1936-37 18 - 23 - 7 43 4th
1937-38 29 - 23 - 6 64 3rd
1938-39 31 - 13 - 9 71 1st
1939-40 31 - 26 - 4 66 3rd
1940-41 19 - 45 - 1 39 6th, last
1941-42 34 - 20 - 6 74 1st
1942-43 24 - 20 - 2 50 2nd
1943-44 20 - 20 - 5 45 2nd
1944-45 12 - 29 - 7 31 5th, last
1945-46 25 - 20 - 7 57 3rd
1946-47 30 - 22 - 4 64 1st
1947-48 27 - 19 - 2 56 2nd
Quebec Senior Hockey League
1947-48 14 - 32 - 1 29 6th
1948-49 10 - 47 - 2 22 7th, last
Eastern Amateur Hockey League
1949-50 25 - 17 - 7 57 3rd 2nd?
1950-51 22 - 23 - 9 53 4th, last
1951-52 25 - 34 - 2 52 6th
Eastern Hockey League
Home Rink: Long Island Arena
1959-60 19 - 44 - 1 39 4th, last North Division
1960-61 18 - 45 - 1 37 4th, last North Division
Long Island Ducks
Home Rink: Long Island Arena
 Season W L T Pts
1961-62 26 - 41 - 1 53 4th, last North Division
1962-63 36 - 28 - 4 76 2nd Northern Division
1963-64 32 - 34 - 6 70 3rd Northern Division
1964-65 50 - 20 - 2 102 1st North Division
1965-66 46 - 23 - 3 95 1st North Division
1966-67 29 - 39 - 4 62 4th North Division
1967-68 29 - 36 - 7 65 4th Northern Division
1968-69 27 - 37 - 8 62 4th Northern Division
1969-70 27 - 44 - 6 54 5th Northern Division
1970-71 29 - 35 - 10 68 5th Northern Division
1971-72 25 - 40 - 10 60 5th, last Northern Division
1972-73 26 - 43 - 7 59 3rd Central Division
Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn
Metropolitan Amateur Hockey League
1937-38
Home Rink: the Madison Square Garden
 Season W L T Pts
 MAHL 7 - 10 - 2 16 4th
 Other 0 - 2 - 0 -
New York Amateur Hockey Association
Home Rink: the Brooklyn Ice Palace
1938-39
 Season W L T Pts
 NYAHA 11 - 9 - 0 22 2nd
 Other 1 - 1 - 1 -
1939-40
 NYAHA 0 - 8 - 0 0 5th, last
 Other 1 - 2 - 1 -
Brooklyn Crescents
Home Rink: the Brooklyn Ice Palace
Eastern Hockey League
Player-Coach: Tommy Dewar
 Season W L T Pts
1943-44 6 - 34 - 6 18 4th, last
New York Rovers
Home Rink: Madison Square Garden #3
New York Rangers (N.H.L.) Farm Team
Eastern Hockey League
Head Coach:
 Season W L T Pts
1964-65 25 - 39 - 8 58 5th North Division
Long Island Cougars
Home Rink: Long Island Arena
Chicago Cougars (W.H.A.) Farm Team
North American Hockey League
Head Coach: John Brophy
 Season W L T Pts
1973-74 35 - 36 - 3 73 3rd
1974-75 29 - 46 - 5 63 7th

  [Note: The following list is still being researched; there may be missing games in addition to those mentioned.]
 Post-Season Games & Other Interesting Games
1926-27
Exhibition Game
3/22/1927  Albany City Club W 1-0 Crescent Athletic Club MSG


1927-28
Madison Square Garden Roof Garden Game: The Ice Club (ice rink on roof)
12/21/1927 Crescent Athletic Club W 1-0 New York Athletic Club Madison Square Garden Roof Garden
    {•Note: All league games were played at the Ice Club}


1928-29
College Opponent
1/7/1929    Harvard W 14-1 Crescent A.C. Boston Garden


1929-30
College Opponents
12/14/1929 Crescent A.C. W 2-1 Princeton at Princeton
1/10/1930  Crescent A.C. W 5-2 St. John's (Brooklyn)
2/8/1930    Yale Junior Varsity W 11-2 Crescent A.C. at New Haven
New York State A.A.U. Amateur Hockey Championships at Lake Placid
2/22/1930  Crescent A.C. play, no results found yet. (also 2/23/1930)
Post-Season Exhibition Games
3/29/1930  Crescent A.C. W 8-3 Penn A.C. Atlantic City Auditorium Rink
4/5/1930    Crescent Athletic Club W 5-2 New York All-Stars Atlantic City Auditorium


1930-31
Olympic Stadium Opening, Lake Placid, N.Y.  (1st Game)
12/27/1930 Lake Placid A.A. W 4-2 Crescent A.C.
12/28/1930 Lake Placid A.A. W 4-2 Crescent A.C.
Metropolitan A.A.U. Series
1/4/1931    St. Mary's College (Minn.) W 3-2 Crescent A.C., 2 5 min. O.T.s MSG [1st- NYAC 4-1 Speculator A.C.]
1/11/1931  Crescent A.C. T 2-2 Boston Hockey Club MSG 5,000 [2nd g.: Penn AC (Phil.) T 2-2 St. Nicholas HC]
1/25/1931  Crescent A.C. W 2-1 Le Soleil (Quebec) MSG 7,000 [1st g.: St. Nicholas HC W 3-0 University Club of Boston]
A.A.U. National Amateur Hockey Championships
 First Round
3/22/1931  Crescent Athletic Club bye
 Quarter-Finals
3/23/1931  Crescent A.C. W 5-2 Syracuse HC New York Coliseum [West Point HC 3-0 Penn AC; NYAC 4-0 Adirondacks]
 Semi-Finals
3/24/1931  Crescent AC W 4-2 New York Athletic Club New York Coliseum [Atlantic City Sea Gulls 1-0 West Point HC of Nashua]
 Championship
3/25/1931  Crescent Athletic Club W 4-2 Atlantic City Sea Gulls Madison Square Garden
    Crescent Athletic Club wins, National Champions!
Post-Season Exhibition Game
4/12/1931  Atlantic City Sea Gulls W 3-2 Crescent Athletic Club at Atl. City


1931-32
College Opponent
1/23/1932  Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club 4-3 Yale, O.T. at New Haven
Exhibition Game
1/27/1932  Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club W 5-1 Poland Olympic Team MSG 5,000
Exhibition Game
2/21/1932  Winnipeg HC W 5-2 Crescent Athl.- Hamilton Club MSG 7,000 [Winnipeg was winning Canadian Olympic team]
New York Amateur Hockey League Tie-Breaker Playoff  New York Coliseum
3/9/1932    Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 5-1 New York A.C.
A.A.U. National Amateur Hockey Championships
 First Round
3/12/1932  Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club W 4-1 Nashua Club MSG 2,000 [St. Nicholas HC 7-1 Concord]
 A.A.U. Eastern Division Semi-Final
3/13/1932  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 3-2 St. Nicholas HC MSG [Lake Placid 4-1 Bronx HC, two 5 min O.T.s and 2:08 of sudden death O.T.]
 A.A.U. Eastern Division Championship
3/17/1932  Lake Placid Hockey Club W 6-4 Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club MSG 6,000 [1st g- Rangers v Maple Leafs]
Post-Season Series
4/2/1932    Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 3-2 Atlantic City Sea Gulls Atlantic City Civic Auditorium
4/3/1932    Atlantic City Sea Gulls W 5-1 Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Cl. Civic Auditorium
    Series ends tied.


1932-33
College Opponent
12/5/1932  Princeton W 5-3 Crescent Athl.-Hamilton Club, O.T. at Princeton
A.A.U. National Amateur Hockey Championships
3/11/1933  [The A.A.U. restricts the New York entry to the winner of the Bronx HC-St Nicholas HC game; the Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club having beaten St. Nicks 3 of 4 withdraws from the A.A.U. for year, and don't play at Atlantic City.]


1933-34
City Championship Play-off Series
 Opening Round
3/9/1934    Bronx Hockey Club W 5-0 Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club New York Coliseum 2,000 [NYAC 4-2 St. Nicholas HC]
        Metropolitan Association of A.A.U. (Metropolitan Association All-Stars)
(Met. Assoc. All-Stars made up from Crescent A.-Hamilton, Bronx HC, NYAC & St. Nicholas HC)
Exhibition Game
3/18/1934  Montreal Royals W 4-3 Metropolitan A.A.U., 10 min. O.T. MSG 9,000 [1st= Jamaica Red Wings 3-2 Sands Point Tigers for Lester Patrick Trophy]
A.A.U. National Amateur Hockey Championships
 Opening Round
3/23/1934  Metropolitan A.A.U. W 2-1 Pittsburgh HC MSG 7,000 [1st: Hershey 10-2 Clinton HC; 3rd- White Star AC of Detroit 5-1 Boston All-Stars]
 Semi-Final
3/24/1934  Metropolitan A.A.U. W 2-1 Hershey HC MSG 7,500 [1st: White Stars (Det.) 6-5 Baltimore Orioles, 10 min. OT]
 Championship
3/25/1934  White Star A.C. (Detroit) W 5-1 Metropolitan A.A.U. MSG 10,000 [1st: Jamaica Red Wings 3-1 Metropolitan Junior All-Stars]



1934-35
Hershey Cup (Round Robin)
3/7/1935    Baltimore Orioles W 2-1 Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club at Balt.
3/9/1935    Crescent Athletic-Ham. Club W 7-1 Atlantic City Sea Gulls at Atl. City
3/10/1935  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 1-0 Hershey H.C.MSG 13,500 [1st- Stock Exchange 1-1 Bayside-Summit, 10 min. OT]
3/14/1935  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 7-1 Baltimore Orioles
3/17/1935  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 6-4 Hershey H.C. MSG 13.400 [1st- Metropolitan Junior All-Stars 3-1 Brooklyn HC]
3/__/1935  After game, Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club had 10 points in series, 3/21 they had 6 Hershey Cup wins: 1 game not found yet.
        Crescent-St. Nicholas  (AKA Metropolitan Association All-Stars)
(Crescent-Hamilton Club and St. Nicholas Hockey Club combine for Amateur Athletic Union Elimination Championships)
A.A.U. Eastern Sectional Eliminations
 First Game
3/19/1935  Crescent-St. Nicholas W 5-1 Lake Placid (Adirondack Assoc.) Madison Square Garden 3,000 [1st g.: Lewiston Cyclones 3-2 Metro. Assoc 2nds; 3rd g too]
 Semi-Final
3/20/1935  Crescent-St. Nicholas W 9-4 Lewiston Cyclones (Maine Assoc.) [2nd- Boston Olympics 4-2 Middle Atlantic States Association]
 Final
3/21/1935  Boston Olympics W 5-2 Crescent-St. Nicholas MSG 5,000 (1st game)

Hershey Cup (Round Robin)
3/21/1935  Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club W 6-3 Atlantic City Sea Gulls MSG 5,000 (2nd game)
    Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club (6-1-0) win and are Hershey Cup Champions
Post-Season Exhibition Games
3/24/1935  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 3-2 Hamilton Tigers, O.T. MSG 10,000 [1st- Jamaica Hawks 3-2 Bayside-Summit Bears for Lester Patrick Trophy]
3/31/1935  Crescent Athl.-Hamilton W 10-2 Sherbrooke All-Stars MSG 8,500 [1st: 1st game of National AAU Championship: Boston Olympics 2-1 Calgary Baby Ruths]


1935-36
1st New York Rovers Game  at Madison Square Garden (exhibition game)
11/17/1935 New York Rovers T 1-1 Hershey Hockey Club, Madison Square garden 11,500 (Pt. of Double Header, g.2: Stock Exchange 4-0 Manhattan Arrows)

Hershey Cup
3/12/1936  N.Y. Rovers T 2-2 Baltimore Orioles, O.T.  at Baltimore [note: O.T. was not Sudden Death.]
3/15/1936  Atlantic City Sea Gulls W 5-2 N.Y. Rovers Madison Square Garden 11,000 {& Stock Exchange 4-2 Jamaica Hawks (MHL)
3/16/1936  Baltimore Orioles W 2-0 Rovers Madison Square Garden 5,000 [part of triple header]
3/21/1936  Rovers T 3-3 Hershey, O.T.
3/22/1936  Rovers W 4-2 Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets Madison Sq. Gdn. 9,800 [Van Cortlandt Broncos 3-2, 2 OT]
3/28/1936  Rovers W 3-2 Atlantic City Sea Gulls at Atl. Cty. [Rovers 3 wins, 1 loss so far in Cup games. (NY Times)]
3/29/1936  Hershey W 2-1 New York Rovers, M.S.G. 9,200 [part of TH]


1936-37
Post-Season Exhibition Game
3/21/1937  New York Rovers W 5-3 Montreal Victorias, Madison Square Garden 10,627 [1st g.- NY Club Exhange Tickers 10-5 Sands Point Tigers]

Inter-League Game
(Eastern Hockey League v. International-American Hockey League) at Philadelphia
3/23/1937  Philadelphia Ramblers W 5-1 New York Rovers

Hershey Cup Consolation Playoffs [Total Goals]
3/26/1937  Rovers W 3-2 Baltimore Orioles, at Balt.
3/27/1937  Rovers W 2-0 Baltimore Orioles, at Balt.
3/28/1937  Rovers W 8-3 Baltimore Orioles, at Balt.
    New York Rovers win 13 goals to 5 to win the Hershey Cup


1937-38
Exhibition Game  Madison Square Garden
11/25/1937 Montreal Royals W 5-0 Crescent Athletic Club [2nd g.: Atlantic City Sea Gulls 4-3 NY Rovers]
Imperial Arena Dedication  Imperial Skating Rink, White Plains
12/27/1937 Crescent Athletic Club W 2-1 Westchester Rangers
College Opponent  at Princeton
1/22/1938  Princeton Junior Varsity W 3-2 Crescent Athletic Club
Metropolitan League Hospital Fund Benefit Game  Madison Square Garden
3/5/1938    Stock Exchange Brokers W 5-2 Crescent A.C.


1938-39
Hamilton B. Wills Trophy Series (In Season)
11/27/1938 Rovers W 0-1 Toronto Goodyears, MSG 14,227 [1st g.- Jamaica Hawks 2-1 Stock Exch. Brokers]
1/8/1939    Rovers W 6-3 Brantford Redbirds, MSG 13,988
1/29/1939  Rovers W 4-3 Port Colborne Sailors, MSG 13,103 [1st g.- Sands Point Tigers 6-3 Stock Exch.]
2/12/1939  Rovers W 6-1 Montreal Concordias, MSG 13,136 [1st g.- Sands Point Tigers 8-3 St. Exch. Brokers]
2/26/1939  Rovers T 1-1 St. John's Beavers, O.T., MSG 11,762 [1st- Jamaica Hawks 6-3 Brokers]
    New York Rovers win the Wills Trophy

Von Bernuth Cup Play-offs (New York Amateur Hockey Association Play-offs)
 Two-game Semi-Finals  (First Round)
3/5/1939    New York Athletic Club W 6-4 Crescent Athletic Club Brooklyn Ice Palace (upset)
3/9/1939    N.Y.A.C. W 6-1 Crescent A.C. Brooklyn Ice Palace


Jackson Cup (In Season)
3/1_/1939  Baltimore Orioles W 4-3 Rovers
3/14/1939  Baltimore Orioles W 1-0 Rovrs [Exhibition Game]
3/15/1939  Rovers W 2-1 Orioles, at Balt.
    [Supposed to be 2 game total goals, but judges counted exhib. game to break tie; Orioles given the cup.]

Amateur Hockey Championship of United States  (A.H.A.,  “A.A.U. Outlaw” Tournament)  [Best of 5]
3/19/1939  N.Y. Rovers W 3-0 Detroit Holzbaugh-Fords, Madison Square Garden 10,403 [1st.- Jamaica Hawks 5-3 Metropolitan All-Stars]
3/27/1939  Rovers W 4-3 Detroit Holzbaugh-Fords, The Olympia, Detroit 4,000
3/29/1939  Det. Holzbaugh-Fords W 7-3 Rovers, The Olympia 3,000
3/31/1939  Rovers W 5-3 Holzbaugh-Fords
    New York Rovers win 3 games to 1. Champions!


1939-40
Wills Cup (In Season)
12/3/1939  Rovers W 5-1 Toronto Goodeyears, MSG 13,982 [1st: Manhattan Arrows 6-2 Sands Pt. Tigers]
12/31/1939 Rovers W 7-5 Montreal Royals, O.T., MSG 9,734 [1st- Man. Arrows 4-1 Exchange Brokers]
1/14/1940  Rovers T 3-3 McIntyre Miners (Ont.), O.T., at MSG 14,017 [1st- Exch. Club Brokers 2-1 Jamaica Hawks]
2/4/1940   Rovers W 6-2 Port Colborne Sailors, MSG 14,838 [1st- Jamaica Hawks 6-2 Sands Pt.]
3/3/1940   Rovers W 5-1 Valleyfield Braves (Que.), MSG 10,253 [1st- Metropolitan All-Stars 2-0 Eddie Shore's Springfield Braves]
    New York Rovers win the Wills Trophy


1940-41
Amateur Hockey Association of the U.S. Championship Tournament (Round-Robin)
3/23/1941  Washington Eagles W 4-3 Rovers, MSG 10,006 [1st- Atlantic City Gulls 7-6 Rivervale Skeeters]
3/26/1941  Rivervale Skeeters W 7-3 Rovers, at Rivervale, N.J.
3/27/1941  Rovers W 5-3 Boston Olympics, O.T., at Boston
3/30/1941  Atlantic City Gulls W 6-4 Rovers, at Atlantic City
    Rovers (1-3-0) in tourney, finish 4th.


1941-42
Boardwalk Cup [Regular season trophy clinched on last day of season]
3/15/1942  New York Rovers W 11-1 Johnstown Blue Birds, MSG 10,237

Amateur Hockey Association Play-offs [Round Robin]
3/20/1942  Rovers W 7-3 Washington Eagles, at Wash.
3/22/1942  Washington Eagles W 5-2 Rovers, MSG 10,073 1st- Manhattan Arrows 9-3 Jamaica Hawks]
3/24/1942  Johnstown Blue Birds W 6-1 Rovers
3/28/1942  Rovers W 7-2 Boston Olympics, Boston Garden
3/29/1942  Rovers W 5-4 Boston Olympics, O.T., MSG 8,466 [1st- Exch. Brokers 7-0 Sands Pt. Tigers]
4/2/1942   Rovers W 7-5 Atlantic City Gulls
4/3/1942   Rovers W 7-4 Atlantic City Gulls
    New York Rovers (6-2-0) tie with Eagles, win total goals 47-41, Champions!


1942-43
Amateur Hockey Association Play-offs [Round Robin]
3/7/1943   Baltimore Coast Guard Cutters W 5-2 New York Rovers, MSG (aft.) 9,000 2nd g.: Brooklyn Arma Torpedoes 7-0 Manhattan Arrows]
3/7/1943   Baltimore Coast Guard Cutters W 8-3 Rovers, at Balt. (eve.)
3/13/1943  Philadelphia Falcons W 7-2 Rovers [Rovers 2-2 after]
3/14/1943  Boston Olympics W 6-4 Rovers, MSG 7,500 1st- Jamaica Hawks 7-5 Sands Pt. Tigers
3/19/1943  Boston Olympics W 5-1 Rovers
3/20/1943  Philadelphia Falcons W 5-3 Rovers, at Phil.
3/21/1943  Philadelphia Falcons W 7-5 Rovers, MSG 7,000 (aft.) [part of Triple Header]
3/21/1943  Rovers T 5-5 Philadelphia Falcons, O.T., MSG 3,500 (eve.)
3/24/1943  Baltimore Coast Guard Cutters W 9-4 Rovers
3/28/1943  Baltimore Coast Guard Cutters W 6-1 Rovers, MSG (aft.) 1st: Sands Pt. Tiger 5-4 Manhattan Arrows, OT]
    Rovers (0-9-1), 4th and last in play-offs.
Post-Season Exhibition Game
3/28/1943  Montreal Royals W 7-5 Rovers, MSG (eve.) 8,000 [1st- Brooklyn Arma Torpedoes 12-3 Jamaica Hawks]
Post-Season Game
3/31/1943  New York Rovers T 4-4 Philadelphia Falcons, O.T., at Phil.


1943-44
Exhibition Game
12/19/1943 H.M.C.S. York W 6-3 Rovers
Amateur Hockey Association Play-offs (Round-Robin]
        New York Rovers
3/12/1944  New York Rovers W 5-4 Boston Olympics 4:51 of 2nd O.T., MSG (aft) 12,828 (2nd game)
3/12/1944  Boston Olympics W 7-3 Rovers MSG (eve.) 3,189 [CG Cutters 9-0 Crescents]
3/14/1944  Rovers v. Falcons at Brooklyn Ice Palace
3/15/1944  Rovers W 8-5 Brooklyn Crescents at Philadelphia 5,000
3/18/1944  Philadelphia Falcons W 4-2 Rovers
3/19/1944  Curtis Bay Coast Guard Cutters W 5-1 Rovers MSG 11,023 [Rovers (3-4) in playoffs] [Sands Pt. 5-4 Brooklyn Arma Torpedoes]
3/21/1944  Rovers W 12-10 Brooklyn Crescents, 5 min. O.T. Brooklyn Ice Palace (1st game)
3/25/1944  Philadelphia Falcons W 6-3 Rovers at Phil. [Brooklyn Crescents 9-8 Boston Olympics]
3/26/1944  Boston Olympics W 8-4 Rovers at Boston
3/28/1944  New York Rovers W 6-4 Brooklyn Crescents at Boston [2nd- Curtis Bay Cutters 2-1 Boston Olympics]
        Brooklyn Crescents
3/12/1944  U. S. Coast Guard Cutters W 9-6 Brooklyn Crescents, 5 min. O.T. MSG (aft.) 12,828 (1st game)
3/12/1944  U. S. Coast Guard Cutters W 9-0 Brooklyn Crescents (eve.)
3/14/1944  Boston Olympics W 6-2 Brooklyn Crescents Brooklyn Ice Palace(1st game)
3/15/1944  New York Rovers W 8-5 Brooklyn Crescents at Phil. 5,000 [Boston Olympics 2-1 Philadelphia Falcons]
3/19/1944  Boston Olympics W 7-2 Brooklyn Crescents MSG [Crescents 0-6 in playoffs]
3/21/1944  New York Rovers W 12-10 Brooklyn Crescents, 5 min. O.T. Ice Palace
3/22/1944  Philadelphia Falcons W 4-3 Brooklyn Crescents at Phil. [Doubleheader]
3/22/1944  Philadelphia Falcons W 9-7 Brooklyn Crescents at Phil. 4,000
3/25/1944  Brooklyn Crescents W 9-8 Boston Olympics
3/27/1944  New York Rovers W 6-4 Brooklyn Crescents at Boston



1944-45
U. S. Amateur Hockey Association Play-Offs
3/2/1945    Washington Lions W 4-3 New York Rovers at Wash.
3/4/1945    Baltimore Blades W 5-1 Rovers Madison Square Garden 10,523 [1st- Bk. Torpeoes 4-3 Sands Pt. Tigers]
3/10/1945  Boston Olympics W 7-3 Rovers
3/11/1945  Boston Olympics W 2-1 Rovers MSG 8,523 [1st-Brooklyn. Torpedoes 1-1 Jamaica Hawks]
3/14/1945  Philadelphia Falcons W 6-5 Rovers at Phil.
3/16/1945  Rovers W 7-5 Washington Lions
3/18/1945  Philadelphia Falcons W 5-4 Rovers MSG 1st- Jamaica Hawks 3-1 Brooklyn Torpedoes]
3/28/1945  Philadelphia Falcons W 5-2 Rovers


1945-46
Eastern Amateur Hockey League Boardwalk Cup Play-Offs (Round Robin)
3/8/1946    Rovers T 4-4 Washington Lions
3/10/1946  Washington Lions W 1-0 Rovers Madison Square Garden 10,332 [Sands Pt. Tigers 4-3 Manhattan Arrows]
3/12/1946  Baltimore Clippers W 7-1 Rovers
3/13/1946  Philadelphia Falcons W 9-4 Rovers at Phil.
3/15/1946  Baltimore Clippers W 4-2 Rovers at Balt.
3/16/1946  Boston Olympics W 3-1 Rovers
3/17/1946  Philadelphia Falcons W 3-2 Rovers MSG 9,123
3/22/1946  Washington Lions W 6-1 Rovers
3/23/1946  Philadelphia Falcons W 2-1 Rovers
3/24/1946  Boston Olympics W 6-1 Rovers MSG 9,482 1st- Brooklyn Torpedoes 5-1 Manhattan Arrows]


1946-47
Wills Trophy (In Season)
12/8/1946  New York Rovers W 9-4 Quebec Aces Madison Square Garden 12,234 [1st- Brooklyn Torpedoes 2-2 Sands Pt. Tigers]
1/5/1947    Rovers T 2-2 Montreal Royals MSG 14,230 [1st- Jamaica Hawks 4-1 Bk. Torpedoes]
2/23/1947  Shawinigan Falls W 4-3 Rovers MSG [Lake Placid Roamers (Rovers' farm team) 5-0 Metropolitan League All-Stars]
3/2/1946    Rovers W 3-1 Valleyfield Braves 1st- Met. All-Stars 4-3 Springfield Braves
E.H.L. Play-Offs
3/9/1947    Rovers T 3-3 Boston Olympics MSG 1st- Metrop. All-Stars 7-2 Bates All-Stars (Lewiston, Maine)]
3/1/1947    Baltimore Clippers W 2-1 Rovers at Balt.
3/14/1947  Washington Lions W 4-1 Rovers at Wash.
3/16/1947  Rovers W 5-4 Washington Lions MSG 13,335 [1st- Jamaica Hawks 11-8 Bk. Tornadoes]
3/21/1947  Rovers W 5-4 Washngton Lions at Wash.
3/23/1947  Rovers W 2-1 Baltimore Clippers MSG 10,230 [1st- Manhattan Arrows T 2-2 Jamaica Hawks]
3/26/1947  Rovers at Baltimore Clippers ?
3/30/1947  Boston Olympics W 5-2 Rovers at Boston
4/5/1947    Rovers at Boston Olympics ?
4/6/1947    Boston Olympics W 8-4 New York Rovers Boston Garden 13,909


1947-48
Quebec Senior Hockey League Finals [Best of 5]
 Quarter-Finals (First-Round)
3/_/1948    Valleyfield Braves W 6-4 New York Rovers at?
3/11/1948  Valleyfield Braves W 5-4 Rovers at 2,000
3/14/1948  Rovers W 4-3 Valleyfield Brves Madison Square Garden 10,146 [1st- Bates All-Stars 3-2 New York Metropolitans]
3/__/1948  [at least 1 game missing, Rovers lost series]
U.S. Amateur Hockey Association Senior Open
3/21/1948  Toledo Mercurys W 6-5 New York Rovers MSG [1st- Brooklyn Tornadoes 6-2 Manhattan Arrows]
3/23/1948  Rovers W 6-2 Toledo Mercurys at Toledo
3/25/1948  Toledo Mercurys W 4-2 Rovers at Toledo
3/27/1948  Rovers W 3-2 Toledo Mercurys at Toledo
3/28/1948  Toledo Mercurys W 7-4 Rovers at Toledo 3/29?
    Rovers lose National Open 3 games to 2.


1948-49
A.H.A. of U.S. National Senior Open Championship Tournament
 First Round (Quarter-Finals) [Best of 7]
3/20/1949  New York Rovers W 4-3 Sault Ste. Marie Indians Madison Square Garden 8,119
3/22/1949  Rovers W 6-3 Soo Indians Memorial Gardens, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
3/24/1949  Soo Indians W 5-2 Rovers Pullar Stadium, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
3/26/1949  Rovers W 6-3 Soo Indians Memorial Garden, S.Ste.M., Ont.
3/27/1949  Rovers W 7-6 Soo Indians, 10:41 of 2nd O.T. Pullar Stadium, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
    New York Rovers win 4 games to 1.
 Semi-Finals at Hibbings Arena, Hibbings, Minnesota [Best of 3]
3/31/1949  Spokane Flyers W 3-1 Rovers
4/2/1949    Rovers W 3-2 Spokane Flyers
4/3/1949    Spokane Flyers W 3-2 Rovers
    Rovers lose to Spokane Flyers 2 games to 1.


1949-50
(also E.H.L. Hershey Cup Play-offs)
3/15/1950  Boston Olympics W 4-2 Rovers at Boston 3,485
3/19/1950  Rovers W 3-0 Boston Olympics MSG (aft.) 6,946
3/19/1950  Rovers W 5-1 Boston Oltmpics at Boston (eve.)
3/21/1950  Rovers W 5-3 Boston Olympics
A.H.A. National Senior Hockey Play-offs
 First Round [First to 8 Points (2 for win, 1 for tie]
(also Eastern Hockey League Championship)
Note: Many years the Rovers (& Rangers & Americans) had to play many playoff games on the road because the circus was at the Garden.
3/26/1950  New York Rovers T 3-3 Milwaukee Clarks Madison Square Garden 6,482
3/29/1950  Rovers W 8-3 Milwaukee Clarks at Milw. Rovers lead 3 pts. to 1
3/31/1950  Milwaukee Clarks W 4-3 Rovers at Milw. Tied 3 pts. each.
4/1/1950    Rovers W 2-1 Milwaukee Clarks at Milw. Rovers lead 5 pts. to 3
4/2/1950    Rovers W 4-3 Milwaukee Clarks at Milw. Rovers lead 7 pts. to 3
4/4/1950    Rovers T 2-2 Milwaukee Chiefs at Milw. Rovers win 8 points to 4.
    Hershey Cup, Eastern League Play-off Champions!
 Little World Series - U.S. Championship, at Elm Street Arena, Spokane, Washington [Best of 7]
   [Chatham and Toledo claim this was Semi-final, Chatham beat Toledo and protested no final]
4/8/1950    Spokane Flyers W 3-2 Rovers, O.T. 2,811
4/9/1950    Rovers W 4-1 Spokane Flyers 2,735
4/11/1950  Rovers W 3-2 Spokane Flyers 2,700
4/13/1950  Rovers W 3-1 Spokane Flyers 2,731 Lorne Worsley 25 saves.
4/15/1950  Spokane Flyers W 5-2 New York Rovers 2,900
4/16/1950  Spokane Flyers W 3-2 Rovers 2,800 4/17?
4/17/1950  Spokane Flyers W 5-2 Rovers 2,817 4/19?
    Rovers lose to Spokane Flyers. Known later as the Western Championship; Chatham beat Toledo in another semi-final series, but a final round was never played, western games called championship games, but Chatham (Ont.) was given the Eastern championship, and Spokane the Western one in the record books.


1950-51
Hershey Challenge (Round Robin))
3/10/1951  New York Rovers T 4-4 Atlantic City Sea Gulls at Philadelphia
3/11/1951  Rovers W 5-1 Atlantic City Sea Gulls Madison Square Garden 4,293
3/17/1951  Johnstown Jets W 2-1 New York Rovers
3/18/1951  Rovers W 6-2 Johnstown Jets MSG 3,765 [1st NY State Championships- New York Metropolitans 11-0 Syracuse Rockets]
3/24/1951  Rovers T 3-3 Boston Olympics at Bost.
3/25/1951  New York Rovers W 10-3 Boston Olympics MSG 3,172
    Rovers finish 2nd for Boardwalk Trophy.



1962-63
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Quarter-Final (First Round) (Best of 5)
3/5/1963    Long Island Ducks W 4-2 Johnstown Jets
3/9/1963    Ducks W 1-0 Johnstown Jets
3/10/1963  Ducks W 5-3 Johnstown Jets
    New York Rovers win 3 games to none.
Semi-Finals (Northern Division Finals) (Best of 5)
3/13/1963  Long Island Ducks W 5-3 Clinton Comets
3/15/1963  Clinton Comets W 6-4 Ducks Long Island Arena
3/16/1963  Clinton Comets W 7-3 Ducks
3/17/1963  Clinton Comets W 9-4 Ducks
   Rovers lose to Clinton Comets 3 games to one.


1963-64
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Northern Division Semi-Final (EHL Quarter-Final) (Best of 5)
3/11/1964  Clinton Comets W 4-3 Long Island Ducks, O.T. at LI
3/13/1964  Long Island Ducks W 5-2 Clinton Comets
3/14/1964  Clinton Comets W 9-6 Ducks at L.I.
3/18/1964  Clinton Comets W 9-2 Long Island Ducks
    Rovers lose to Clinton Comets 3 games to 1.


1964-65
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Northern Division Semi-Final (first round) (Best of 5)
3/10/1965  Long Island Ducks W 5-4 New Jersey Devils Long Island Arena
3/12/1965  Jersey Devils W 2-1 Ducks
3/13/1965  Ducks W 6-1 Jersey Devils at LI
3/14/1965  Ducks W 4-3 Jersey Devils, 6:53 of O.T. at NJ
    Long Island Ducks win 3 games to one.
 Northern Division Finals (Best of 7)
3/19/1965  Long Island Ducks W 3-0 Clinton Comets at LI
3/21/1965  Ducks W 2-1 Clinton Comets, 1:44 of O.T.at LI 4,000
3/23/1965  Clinton Comets W 2-1 Ducks at LI
3/24/1965  Clinton Comets W 4-1 Ducks Utica War Memorial Auditoreum
3/26/1965  Ducks W 4-2 Clinton Comets at Clinton 2,600
3/27/1965  Long Island Ducks W 3-0 Clinton Comets Long Island Arena
    Long Island Ducks win 4 games to 2.
 Eastern Hockey League Walker Cup Finals (Best of 7)
3/30/1965  Nashville Dixie Flyers W 5-0 Long Island Ducks at Nash.
4/1/1965    Ducks W 5-0 Nashville Dixie Flyers at Nash.
4/3/1965    Ducks W 3-1 Nashville Dixie Flyers at LI
4/4/1965    Ducks W 5-3 Nashville Dixie Flyers at LI
4/7/1965    Long Island Ducks W 3-1 Nashville Dixie Flyers Long Island Arena 4,000
    Long Island Ducks win 4 games to one. Champions!


1965-66
Exhibition Game, at Commack
10/19/1965 New York Rangers W 8-3 Long Island Ducks
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Northern Division First Round (Best of 5)
3/16/1966  Long Island Ducks W 6-3 New Haven Blades Long Island Arena
3/18/1966  Ducks W 3-1 New Haven Blades at NH 4,200
3/19/1966  Long Island Ducks W 6-4 New Haven Blades at LI
    Long Island Ducks win 3 games to none.
 Northern Division Final (Best of 7)
3/25/1966  Long Island Ducks W 1-0 Clinton Comets Long Island Arena
3/27/1966  Ducks W 5-2 Clinton Comets at LI [Known as Comets Hockey Club this season.]
3/29/1966  Clinton Comets W 3-1 Ducks Utica War Memorial Auditorium
3/30/1966  Ducks W 5-4 Clinton Comets, 0:32 of O.T. Utica War Memorial [Ends 33 game home winning streak]
4/1/1966    Long Island Ducks W 3-0 Clinton Comets at Clinton, N.Y.
    Long Island Ducks win 4 games to one.
 Eastern Hockey League Championship (Best of 7)
4/2/1966    Nashville Dixie Flyers W 4-2 Long Island Ducks at LI
4/3/1966    Nashville Dixie Flyers W 1-0 Ducks Long Island Arena
4/7/1966    Nashville Dixie Flyers W 6-1 Ducks at Nashville Municipal Auditoreum
4/9/1966    Nashville Dixie Flyers W 4-1 L.I. Ducks at Nashville Municipal Auditoreum
    Ducks lose to Nashville Dixie Cats 4 games to none.


1966-67
Exhibition Game, at Commack
10/16/1966 New York Rangers W 7-1 Long Island Ducks 4,300
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Northern Division First Round (Best of 5)
3/15/1967  Clinton Comets W 6-1 Long Island Ducks
3/17/1967  Clinton Comets W 3-0 Ducks at Long Island Arena
3/18/1967  Clinton Comets W 6-1 Long Island Ducks
    Ducks lose to Clinton Comets 3 games to none.


1967-68
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Northern Division First Round (Best of 5)
3/13/1968  Clinton Comets W 9-1 Long Island Ducks at Clinton
3/15/1968  Clinton Comets W 8-3 Ducks Long Island Arena 1,800
3/16/1968  Clinton Comets W 8-3 Long Island Ducks at LI
    Ducks lose to Clinton Comets 3 games to none.



1972-73
Eastern Hockey League Playoffs
 Central Division First Round (Best of 7)
3/9/1973    Cape Cod Cubs W 6-2 L.I. Ducks at South Yarmouth, Mass.
3/10/1973  Cape Cod Cubs W 3-1 Ducks at S. Yarmouth
3/13/1973  Cape Cod Cubs W 2-1 Ducks, 0:43 of O.T.
3/16/1963  Cape Cod Cubs W 8-5 Long Island Ducks
    Ducks lose to Cape Cod Cubs 4 games to none.




1973-74
North American Hockey League Playoffs
 Quarter-Finals (Round Robin)
3/6/1974    Long Island Cougars W 5-1 Maine Nordiques at Lewiston
3/8/1974    L.I. Cougars W 7-2 Maine Nordiques Long Island Arena
3/10/1974  Syracuse Blazers W 7-2 L.I. Cougars Syracuse War Memorial Coliseum
3/15/1974  Syracuse Blazers v. L.I. Cougars Suspended L.I. Arena 3,500 [Big fight by players and fans.]
3/16/1974  L.I. Cougars W 3-1 Cape Cod Cubs at South Yarmouth
3/17/1974  L.I. Cougars W 3-0 Cape Cod Cubs at LI 2,620
3/19/1974  L.I. Cougars W 4-0 Johnstown Jets at LI att: 700
3/20/1974  Johnstown Jets W 8-2 Long Island Cougars at Johnstown
    Long Island Cougars qualify for semi-finals.
 Semi-Finals (Best of 7)
3/22/1974  Long Island Cougars W 5-2 Cape Cod Cubs at LI
3/23/1974  Cape Cod Cubs W 5-3 L.I. Cougars at LI
3/24/1974  L.I. Cougars W 3-2 Cape Cod Cubs, 1:08 of O.T. Cape Cod Coliseum, S. Yarmouth
3/26/1974  Cape Cod Cubs W 3-1 L.I. Cougars Cape Cod Coliseum
3/29/1974  L.I. Cougars W 4-1 Cape Cod Cubs Cape Cod Coliseum
4/2/1974    Cape Cod Cubs at L.I. Cougars Canceled [bad ice- hadn't hardened totally.]
4/3/1974    L.I. Cougars W 2-1 Cape Cod Cubs at LI
    Long Island Cougars win 4 games to 2.
 North American Hockey League Finals (Best of 7)
4/5/1974    Syracuse Blazers W 5-2 L.I. Cougars Syracuse War Memorial Coliseum
4/6/1974    Syracuse Blazers W 7-1 L.I. Cougars Long Island Arena 1,380
4/7/1974    Syracuse Blazers W 7-0 L.I. Cougars Syracuse War Memorial 5,300
4/10/1974  Syracuse Blazers W 8-2 Long Island Cougars War Memorial 6,000
    Cougars lose to Syracuse Blazers 4 games to none.

Note:
1952-53 N.Y. Rovers television broadcasts canceled, so, Madison Square Garden drops the Rovers before the season.
1955-56 N.Y. Rovers rejoin E.H.L., release schedule. New arena incomplete, do not play
1958-59 N.Y. Rovers rejoin league, new arena in Commack still not finished, do not play.

 •The Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn were an independent team until joining the Metropolitan Amateur Hockey League in the winter of 1925-26.
 •An earlier Crescent Athletic Club (1896-1918) had been in the New York Amateur Hockey League.
 •St. Nicholas Rink was at 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.
 •The Crescent Athletic-Hamilton Club were renamed the New York Rovers for 1935-36 season.
 •The New York Coliseum  was at 177th Street and the Harlem River.
 •Considered “outlaws” by the A.A.U., these leagues were really semi-pro.
 •The Rovers played most home games on Sunday afternoons at Madison Square Garden.
 •The Rovers were a farm team of the New York Rangers of the N.H.L.
 •The Lake Placid Roamers  were a Rover's farm team at one time.

 •The Crescent Athletic Club of Brooklyn reorganized, replacing the Jamaica Hawks in the M.A.H.L. for the 1937-38 season. The Crescents were replaced by the Jamaica Hawks the next season, and joined the new New York Amateur Hockey Association starting in 1938-39.

 •The Brooklyn Crescents were formed so the Eastern Hockey League could play the 1943-44 season after the New Haven Eagles drop out at the last moment. The Rovers gave 6 players, the Boston Olympics 5 and the Philadelphia Falcons 2. They played just the one season.
 •The Brooklyn Ice Palace was at Atlantic and Bedford Avenues.

 •On 8/9/1952, WPIX-TV in renewing their exclusive broadcasting contract with Madison Square Garden (paying the Garden $250,000), excluded Sunday telecasts of rodeos and New York Rovers hockey games. “...Included in the events are college and professional hockey games and the horse and dog shows. In contrast with previous years, the rodeo and Sunday afternoon amateur hockey games, featuring the New York Rovers, will not be televised next season.
   “It was said that Roy Rogers, the new star of the Garden rodeo, had declined to approve the televising of the annual round-up on Eighth Avenue. Mr. Rogers has his own television program on the N.B.C. network.
   “A new addition to the sports package will be a special "Holiday Festival" basketball tournament, to which the Garden is planning to invite various college teams in December.”

 •Television broadcasts of their games had kept the Rovers going in the post-war television-boom years, so this programming decision left the Rovers without a home, and they never took the ice for the 1952-53 season

 •A new arena was planned in Commack on Long Island, the construction took longer than expected.
 •Long Island Arena opened in time for the 1959-60 season.
 •Renamed the Long Island Ducks by a fan vote for the 1961-62 season.

 •Madison Square Garden enters a new team in the EHL as a New York Rangers farm team for the 1964-65 season, reviving the New York Rovers name. They do poorly financially and are folded after one season.

 •The new Nassau Coliseum would not allow the Ducks to play at the arena, the N.H.L. New York Islanders played their first NHL season the last year the Ducks played.

 •The Long Island Cougars were the farm team of the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association.
 •The Cougars' colors were green, & white.

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•For earlier historic records see: 1896 to 1918 Crescent A.C. Hockey Club records

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