1908–09 Ottawa Hockey Club season

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1908–09 Ottawa Hockey Club
Stanley Cup champions
1908–09 record 13–3–0
Home record 7–1–0
Road record 6–2–0
Goals for 122
Goals against 69
 Team information
Coach Pete Green
Captain Marty Walsh
Arena The Arena
Team leaders
Goals Marty Walsh (38)
Wins Percy LeSueur (13)
Goals against average Percy LeSueur (4.3)
<1907–08 1909–10>

The 1908–09 Ottawa Hockey Club season was the club's 24th season, third in the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. Ottawa won the league championship and took over the Stanley Cup from the Montreal Wanderers.

Team business[edit]

This was the first season that the Club played as professionals as the amateur clubs dropped out of the league. There was turnover in Ottawa as Harvey Pulford and Alf Smith retired and Tom Phillips left. Ottawa would replace these players with Edgar Dey, Billy Gilmour and Albert 'Dubby' Kerr from Toronto Professionals. Alf Smith would organize the Ottawa Senators of the Federal Hockey League.

Ottawa played an exhibition game prior to the season with the Toronto Professionals on January 2 in Toronto. Ottawa lost to Toronto 5–4.[1] Dubby Kerr played for Toronto, and signed with Ottawa a week later. Kerr had been the subject of a dispute between the Toronto and Berlin teams. The OPHL awarded Kerr to Guelph, but he instead left to join Ottawa.[2]

1909 Ottawa Hockey Club team picture

Regular season[edit]

Marty Walsh would win the scoring championship with 38 goals. Ottawa would average nearly ten goals per game. After losing the first game, Ottawa then won the next ten in a row before losing in the final game of the season, when the league championship was already won.

Final Standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Ottawa HC
12
10
2
0
117
63
Montreal Wanderers
12
9
3
0
82
61
Quebec HC
12
3
9
0
78
106
Montreal Shamrocks
12
2
10
0
56
103

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
Jan. 6 Ottawa 6 Wanderers 7 (7:40 OT) 0–1
9 Quebec 5 Ottawa 13 1–1
13 Ottawa 11 Shamrocks 3 2–1
16 Shamrocks 7 Ottawa 9 3–1
23 Ottawa 18 Quebec 4 4–1
30 Wanderers 4 Ottawa 5 5–1
Feb. 6 Ottawa 9 Wanderers 8 6–1
13 Quebec 6 Ottawa 14 7–1
20 Ottawa 7 Shamrocks 3 8–1
27 Shamrocks 2 Ottawa 11 9–1
Mar. 4 Wanderers 3 Ottawa 8 10–1
7 Ottawa 6 Quebec 11 10–2

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
LeSueur, Percy Ottawa 12 63 5.3

Leading scorers[edit]

Name Club GP G
Walsh, Marty Ottawa 12 38
Stuart, Bruce Ottawa 11 22
Kerr, Dubby Ottawa 9 20
Gilmour, Billy Ottawa 11 11

Ottawa Hockey Club 1909 Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Thomas D'arcy McGee (President), Llewellyn Bates (Vice President)
  • Pete Green (Coach), Patrick Basketville (Treasurer)
  • Martin Rosenthal (Secretary), Mac McGilton (Trainer)
  • Charles Sparks, George Bryson, Dave Mulligan(Directors)
  • Perciville Buttler, S.N. Nagle (Directors)


Only players were included on the team picture, which is reproduced in Coleman, p. 177.

Stanley Cup engraving

Ottawa added a new ring to the bottom of the Stanley Cup and put their name on it.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL. 
  • Harper, Stephen J. (2013). A Great Game. Simon & Schuster Canada. ISBN 978-1-4767-1653-4. 
  1. ^ "Ottawa Not Invincible". The Globe. January 4, 1909. p. 7. 
  2. ^ Harper 2013, p. 175.
  3. ^ [Podnieks]
Preceded by
Montreal Wanderers
1908
Ottawa HC
Stanley Cup Champions

1909
Succeeded by
Ottawa HC
January 1910