|City||Rochester, New York|
|League||International Hockey League|
|Home arena||Edgerton Park Arena|
|Affiliates||New York Americans (NHL)|
The Rochester Cardinals were a professional ice hockey team that was a member of the International Hockey League. The Cardinals, who played at Edgerton Park Arena, lasted only the 1935-36 season, compiling a 15–29–3 record and a host of financial difficulties.
The Cardinals were a farm team of the New York Americans of the National Hockey League. Rochester could have been a charter member of the International-American Hockey League which formed in the summer of 1936 upon the merger of the IHL and the Canadian-American Hockey Leagues. However, the Cardinals went into receivership before the end of the 1935–36 season and no suitable owner could be found to operate the team.
After a new arena was constructed Rochester was awarded the Rochester Americans.