1912–13 Ottawa Senators season

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1912–13 Ottawa Senators
League 5th NHA
1912–13 record 9–11–0
Goals for 87
Goals against 81
 Team information
Coach Pete Green
Captain Percy Lesueur
Arena The Arena
Team leaders
Goals Harry Broadbent (20)
Goals against average Clint Benedict (2.8)
< 1911–12 1913–14>

The 1912–13 Ottawa Senators season was the 28th season of play of the Ottawa Hockey Club. Ottawa placed fifth and missed the playoffs.

Team business[edit]

In this season, the Ottawa Hockey Club became more commonly known as the 'Ottawa Senators'. The organization remained known as the Ottawa Hockey Association.

The lease of the Arena was held up over a dispute of the percentages. The Club wanted to continue at 70% of gate revenues, while Ted Dey, owner of the Arena, was demanding that the Club accept 60%.[1]

Off-season[edit]

The league added two new teams in Toronto, the Torontos and the Tecumsehs. Former Ottawa player Bruce Ridpath became Toronto's first manager. The new teams recruited their own players and no players moved from other NHA teams to Toronto. However, the PCHA went after NHA players and Ottawa's Cyclone Taylor and Dubby Kerr moved west to play in the PCHA. Taylor, who had been barred from joining the Senators by the Wanderers, became eligible to play for the Senators when the Wanderers dropped their interest in him, but he chose to move out west where he would remain for the rest of his life. Marty Walsh, who had become a part-time player in the 11–12 season, retired. Two new players joined the Senators lineup this season, Punch Broadbent and Clint Benedict, who would both play for Ottawa into the 1920s.[2] Defenceman Horace Merrill, who had previously been a spare for the Senators, joined them full-time this season.

Regular season[edit]

Broadbent led the team with 20 goals in 20 games in his first season. Benedict would post his first shutout in the NHA on February 12, 1913 against the Tecumsehs.

Final standings[edit]

National Hockey Association
GP W L T GF GA
Quebec Bulldogs 20 16 4 0 112 75
Montreal Wanderers 20 10 10 0 93 90
Toronto Hockey Club 20 9 11 0 86 95
Montreal Canadiens 20 9 11 0 83 81
Ottawa Senators 20 9 11 0 87 81
Toronto Tecumsehs 20 7 13 0 59 98

[3]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against


Results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
Dec. 28 Ottawa 3 Quebec 7 0–1
Jan. 1 Toronto 1 Ottawa 7 1–1
4 Ottawa 7 Canadiens 3 2–1
8 Ottawa 1 Tecumsehs 4 2–2
11 Ottawa 5 Wanderers 11 2–3
15 Wanderers 1 Ottawa 9 3–3
18 Canadiens 6 Ottawa 0 3–4
22 Tecumsehs 4 Ottawa 3 (7' overtime) 3–5
25 Ottawa 9 Toronto 5 4–5
29 Quebec 5 Ottawa 3 4–6
Feb. 1‡ Canadiens 1 Ottawa 2 5–6
5‡ Ottawa 0 Toronto 2 5–7
8‡ Quebec 4 Ottawa 1 5–8
12 Tecumsehs 0 Ottawa 11 6–8
15 Ottawa 3 Canadiens 2 7–8
19 Ottawa 2 Wanderers 8 7–9
22 Wanderers 3 Ottawa 9 8–9
26 Ottawa 3 Tecumsehs 4 8–10
Mar. 1 Toronto 2 Ottawa 3 9–10
5 Ottawa 6 Quebec 8 9–11

‡ Played with rover (7 man hockey)

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Benedict, Clint Ottawa 4 11 1 2.8
LeSueur, Percy Ottawa 16 70 4.4

Scorers[edit]

Name GP G
Harry Broadbent 20 20
Skene Ronan 20 18
Jack Darragh 20 15
Hamby Shore 20 15
Horace Merrill 10 5
Joe Dennison 12 4
F. Lowrey 13 4
Fred Lake 13 4
Tom Westwick 12 2

Post-season Exhibition series[edit]

After the season a series was arranged between Ottawa and Montreal Wanderers and Quebec to play in New York. Ottawa and Montreal played first, with the winner to play-off against Quebec. After the Wanderers defeated Ottawa 10–8 (3–2, 7–6), the Wanderers won the two-game series against Quebec 12–10 (9–5, 3–5).

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 8, 1913 Montreal Wanderers 3–2 Ottawa St. Nicholas Rink, New York
March 10, 1913 Montreal Wanderers 7–6 Ottawa
March 13, 1913 Montreal Wanderers 9–5 Quebec
March 15, 1913 Quebec 5–3 Montreal Wanderers
Sources
  • "WANDERERS TAKE GAME FROM OTTAWA; Canadian Hockey Teams Make Thrilling Spectacle on Ice in St. Nicholas Rink.". New York Times. March 11, 1913. p. 9. 
  • "CANADIAN HOCKEY THRILLS AT RINK; Wanderers of Montreal Defeat Quebec Team in Brilliant Match, 9 to 5". New York Times. March 14, 1913. p. 10. 
  • "WANDERERS WIN HOCKEY SERIES; St. Nicholas Rink Packed for Final Canadian Game Won by Quebec.". New York Times. March 16, 1913. p. S2. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey Trouble Looms Up Again". Toronto World. December 7, 1912. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Coleman p. 235
  3. ^ Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 239. 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL.