The Chicago Americans were a minor pro team in Chicago that played for one season in the American Hockey Assoc finishing in 5th place with a 11-24-2 record.
The Peoples Garment Company Chicago Americans T-Shirt 1927 commemorates this team. The team was owned and coached by Eddie Livingstone who had previously owned the Toronto Blueshirts. There was some bad blood between he and the NHL and when the AHA wanted a deal with the NHL they insisted AHA give Livingstone the boot...it may have also had something to do with the competition for Blackhawk ticket sales.
The AHA complied and that was the end of the Americans. The AHA stayed out of Chicago until 1929 when they started an all out war with the NHL.