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Cleveland Barons

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This article discusses the current and former American Hockey League teams. For the former National Hockey League team, see Oakland Seals.

The Cleveland Barons are a professional hockey team that plays in the American Hockey League from Cleveland, Ohio.

The original incarnation of the Barons played at the Cleveland Arena in the American Hockey League from 1937 to 1973. In that time they won 10 division titles and 9 Calder Cups, which is an unsurpassed AHL record. When the World Hockey Association (WHA) Cleveland Crusaders began play in 1973, it shrank the market for the Barons and caused their demise. The Barons could not compete with the WHA practice of hiring ex-NHL players whose contracts had expired and consequently lost many fans. The owner, Nick Mileti, decided the team could not compete against the new Crusaders and moved the Barons to Jacksonville, Florida.

The Barons name was resurrected in 2001 when the American Hockey League Kentucky Thoroughblades from Lexington, Kentucky moved to Cleveland. The current Barons are the farm team of the San Jose Sharks and play their home games at Gund Arena.

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Trophies and Awards: Calder Cup

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