The Cincinnati Stingers was a professional hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The WHA formed in 1971, and this league sought to create a new professional hockey association to rival the National Hockey League. The WHA existed from 1971 until 1979.
The Cincinnati Stingers joined the WHA in 1975. The team played its home games at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. The squad finished last in its division, the Eastern Division, in the 1975-1976 season, winning thirty-five, losing forty-four, and tying one game. The Stingers failed to attain a winning record in its three remaining seasons in the league, usually finishing near the bottom of the WHA standings. Due to poor fan support, the WHA collapsed at the end of the 1978-1979 season, marking the end of the Cincinnati Stingers.