1907–08 ECAHA season
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The 1907–08 Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA) season lasted from December 29, 1907 until March 7, 1908. Teams played a ten game schedule. The Montreal Wanderers would win the league championship with a record of eight wins, two losses.
League Business 
- Dr. George Cameron, Montreal (President)
- Joe Power, Quebec (1st Vice-President)
- Patrick J. Baskerville, Ottawa (2nd Vice-President)
- W. P. Lunny, Shamrocks (Secretary-Treasurer)
The Nationals applied for a franchise but did not get three-fourths approval.
Mr. Baskerville demanded better protection be given visiting teams at Quebec, as stones had been thrown at the Senators on their last visit.
Rule Changes 
- Teams could now openly pay players. Players would have to declare their professional or amateur status. The Victorias would remain strictly amateur.
Hod Stuart Benefit All-Star Game 
The first All-Star game in ice hockey was played on January 2, 1908 before 3,500 fans at the Montreal Arena between the Montreal Wanderers and a team of All-Stars players from the teams the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. It was held in memory of Montreal Wanderers player Hod Stuart, who had drowned three months after the Wanderers won the Stanley Cup in 1907. The sale of tickets, from 25 cents to $1, raised $2,000 for Mr. Stuart's widow and two children.
|Wanderers (10)||All-Stars (7)|
Regular season 
Russell Bowie of Victorias led the scoring championship with 31 goals. This was the fifth time in ten seasons that Mr. Bowie would lead scorers.
There was a large amount of player turnover. For the Wanderers, Hod Stuart of Wanderers had died in the off-season, Lester Patrick had moved west, and new players would include Art Ross from Brandon, Tom Hooper of Kenora and Ernie Russell formerly of Montreal HC.
Quebec Bulldogs had three Power brothers in the lineup: Joe, Charles aka 'Chubby' and 'Rocket'.
On January 28, the Wanderers played Renfrew Creamery Kings of the Federal League in Brockville, Ontario for a bet of $400, (Wanderers expenses were provided). Wanderers played without three of their players from winning the Stanley Cup (Blatchford, Glass and Smail) and lost 11–5 to Renfrew.
Ottawa opened their new Arena, hosting the Wanderers on January 11, 1908, overloading capacity with 7,100 attending. Ottawa defeated the Wanderers 12–2. Ottawa and Wanderers were tied for first going into their rematch on February 29, when the Ottawa manager J. P. Dickson resigned in a dispute over which train to take to Montreal. At the time, two trains were available for the trip, and the two would race, with betting taking place on the winner. In the actual game, the two defence stars Art Ross and Cyclone Taylor would lead end-to-end rushes, and the game would be tied until Taylor was injured, and Bruce Stuart and Walter Smaill would score for the Wanderers to win 4–2.
On January 18, Quebec would defeat Montreal 18–5, with Chubby Power scoring six.
Russell Bowie would score five in a game three times, Marty Walsh would have the biggest game, scoring seven, and six in another. Tom Phillips would score five twice, Herb Jordan would score six and five, and Jack Marshall would score five twice.
Final standing 
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Ottawa Hockey Club||
|Quebec Hockey Club||
|Montreal Hockey Club||
Stanley Cup challenges 
Wanderers played in three challenges, during the season against Ottawa Victorias and after the season, against Winnipeg and Toronto. All games were played at the Montreal Arena.
Wanderers vs. Ottawa 
During the season, Wanderers would play a challenge against the Ottawa Victorias of the Federal Amateur Hockey League. On January 9–13, the Wanderers would win 9–3, 13–1 (22–4). Eddie Roberts broke his collarbone in the first game and was replaced by Gerard. Only 500 attended the second game.
|Ross, C.||P||Art Ross||2|
|Referees - J. Power & D. Brown|
|Ross, C.||P||Art Ross||1|
|Referees - J. Power & D. Brown|
Wanderers vs. Winnipeg 
Wanderers defeated Winnipeg Maple Leafs in a two-game series 11–5, 9–3 (20–8) March 10–12.
|Hamby Shore||F||Frank Glass||1|
|Fred Lake||1||F||Ernie Johnson||2|
|Referees - J. Power & Kirby|
|Hamby Shore||2||F||Frank Glass|
|Fred Lake||1||F||Ernie Johnson||4|
|Referees - Kirby & Henry|
Wanderers vs. Toronto 
|Chuck Tyner||G||Riley Hern|
|Con Corbeau||P||Art Ross|
|Rowley Young||1||CP||Walter Smaill|
|Bert Morrison||F||Frank Glass||2|
|Newsy Lalonde||2||F||Ernie Russell||1|
|Bruce Ridpath||1||F||Cecil Blachford||1|
|Wally Mercer||F||Ernie Johnson||1|
|Jack Marks||sub||Bruce Start||1|
|Referees - F. Patrick & R. Bowie|
Schedule and results 
|18||Ottawa||3||Shamrocks||4 (2' overtime)|
|5||Wanderers||5||Victorias||6 (10' overtime)|
|29||Victorias||8||Quebec||9 (3' overtime)|
Player statistics 
Goalkeeper Averages 
Leading scorers 
Montreal Wanderers 1908 Stanley Cup Champions 
- Coaching and Administrative Staff
- James Strachan (President), Clarence McKerrow (Hon. President)
- Dickie Boon (Manager), George Guile (Secretary/Treasurer)
- Tom Hodges (Hon. Secretary/Treasurer), William Jennings (Vice President)
- Bob Stephanson (Vice President), Bob Ahern (Hon. Vice President)
- George Hodges, Bert Strachan, Fred Strachan, H. Watson†† (Directors)
- Walter Dorion (Club Doctor), Paul Lefebvre (Trainer)
- † Jimmy Gardner and Harry Smith were not members of Montreal Wanderers during their January, and March 1908 Stanley Cup defenses. However they played in Dec 1908 when the Wanderers defeated Edmonton.
- †† unknown first name.
- ‡ Tom Hooper left the Wanderers after the challenge game of January 13.
Stanley Cup engraving
After engraving 20 member names in the bowl of Stanley Cup in 1907, Wanderers did not even bother including their team name on the Stanley Cup in 1908. It was not until the trophy was redesigned in 1948 that the words "1908 Montreal Wanderers" was put onto its then-new collar.
See also 
- Coleman, p. 151
- Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of the great tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. pp. 1–4. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.
- "Renfrew beat Wanderers". The Globe. January 29, 1908. p. 9.
- Coleman, p. 161
- Coleman, p. 162
- Coleman, p. 163
- Podnieks 2004, p. 48.
- Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL.
- Podnieks, Andrew (2004). In Hockey Hall of Fame. Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.
Stanley Cup Champions
1907 ECAHA season
1909 ECHA season