1912–13 NHA season
|League||National Hockey Association|
|Duration||December 25, 1912 – March 5, 1913|
|Number of games||20|
|Number of teams||6|
|Top scorer||Joe Malone (43)|
|O'Brien Cup champions||Quebec Bulldogs|
The 1912–13 NHA season was the fourth season of the National Hockey Association (NHA). Six teams played 20 games each. The Quebec Bulldogs won the league championship to retain the Stanley Cup. They played and defeated the Sydney Millionaires in a challenge after the regular season.
- 1 League business
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Stanley Cup challenges
- 4 Post-season exhibition series
- 5 Schedule and results
- 6 Player statistics
- 7 Quebec Bulldogs 1913 Stanley Cup Champions
- 8 See also
- 9 References
The Arena Gardens was completed in Toronto and the two dormant NHA franchises started play as the Toronto Hockey Club ('Torontos' or 'Blue Shirts') and the Toronto Tecumsehs ('Indians'). The Arena Gardens hosted a pre-season exhibition match between the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Wanderers, at which a brawl broke out and Sprague Cleghorn would be charged with assault.
Major rule changes
For this season the NHA teams played again with six skaters, abandoning the position of rover. It was agreed that from February onwards, the teams would play with seven. However, after several games at the start of February played with the rover, the decision was made to abandon the rover position permanently.
The Stanley Cup trustees decided prior to this season that all future Stanley Cup challenges would take place after the end of the regular season.
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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Stanley Cup challenges
Sydney vs. Quebec
|Toby McDonald||G||Paddy Moran|
|George Trenouth||1||P||Joe Hall|
|Alfred McDonald Capt.||CP||Harry Mummery||1|
|Ken Randall||1||F||Joe Malone Capt.||9|
|Bill Dumphy||F||Tommy Smith||3|
|Jim Fraser||F||Rusty Crawford|
|Joe Tetreault||1||sub||Billy Creighton||1|
|Toby McDonald||G||Paddy Moran|
|George Trenouth||1||P||Joe Hall||3|
|Alfred McDonald||Capt.||CP||Harry Mummery|
|Ken Randall||F||Tommy Smith||1|
|Bill Dumphy||F||Jack Marks||2|
|Jim Fraser||F||Billy Creighton|
Quebec wins series 20–5
Post-season exhibition series
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|
- "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.
Quebec travelled to Victoria, British Columbia to play an exhibition series with the Victoria Aristocrats. The Aristocrats had requested a challenge series with Quebec, but would not travel to Quebec City, and the Bulldogs would not agree to defend the Cup on any other ice than their home rink. The Aristocrats would win the best-of-three series.
Schedule and results
|22||Tecumsehs||4||Ottawa||3 (7' overtime)|
|25||Tecumsehs||4||Canadiens||5 (17' overtime)|
|1‡||Quebec||5||Tecumsehs||4 (4' overtime)|
‡ Played with rover (7 man hockey)
- A - Moran's record includes 4 minutes of overtime.
- B - Vezina's record includes 17 minutes of overtime.
- C - Nicholson's record includes 28 minutes of overtime.
- D - Benedict and LeSueur shared duties in eight games.
- E - Holmes and Marchand shared duties in three games.
Quebec Bulldogs 1913 Stanley Cup Champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
- Philippe Auguste Choquette (President/Owner),
- Mike Quinn (Vice President/Manager), Dave Beland (Trainer)
- J. Eugène Matte (Treasurer), Barney J. Kaine (Secretary)
- Louis A. Lagueux, Charles Fremont, W.L. MacWilliam (Directors)††
- Camélien Joseph Lockwell, Fred Hill, Arthur Derome, R.J.G. Goss(Directors)††
- † - Missing from both team pictures
- †† - first name remains unknown
- (There are two pictures for 1912-13 Quebec Bulldogs - more common picture included the Manager, Trainer, and 10 players. The other picture included 10 players and 12 non-players.)
- National Hockey Association
- List of pre-NHL seasons
- List of Stanley Cup champions
- 1912 in sports
- 1913 in sports
- Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL.
- Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7.
- Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 239.
- Coleman, pg. 125
- Zweig 2012, p. 283.
Stanley Cup Champions
Toronto Hockey Club