Pittsburgh Hornets 1948-49
American Hockey League
Back Row - Phil Samis, Les Costello, Fleming Mackell, Rudy Migay, Eric Pogue, Ray Ceresino
Middle Row - Bill Benson, Harry Psutka, Bob Dawes, Peter Backor, Frank Mathers, Eldy Kobussen
Front - Ed Rafferty, Sid Smith , Stan Kemp, Pete Langelle, John “Peanuts” O-Flaherty, Aldege "Baz" Bastien
Coach - Bob Davidson
Trainer - Socko McCarey
General Manager - John Mitchell
- Aldege "Baz" Bastien won the Harry “Hap” Holmes Trophy for being the best goalie in the AHL (2.57 GAA).
- Sid Smith became the first – and only – Hornets player to score 50 goals in one season, finishing with 55 goals and 57 assists, the highest in the AHL, earning the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for leading scorer. His 112-point total was also the highest in the league and the highest in Hornets’ history.
The Hornets set the team all-time best record for goals scored in one season with 301 goals, and a 126-goal differential (301 goals – 175 goals against) was the best in team history.