The Providence Reds are a truly historic team in hockey history. They are the oldest continually operating minor league team in North America, having played every year since 1926. The Reds started play in the CAHL in 1926 (the precursor to the AHL) and called that league and the Rhode Island Auditorium home through 1972. The Reds were regular season champions nine times and can lay claim to four Calder Cup wins: 1938, 1940, 1949, 1956. They would move to the Providence Civic Center in 1973, and play there through 1977. After that the team was moved to Binghamton, and still exists today as the Hartford Wolfpack.