1915–16 PCHA season

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The 1915–16 PCHA season was the fifth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from December 7, 1915 until February 25, 1916. Each team would play 18 games. The Portland Rosebuds club would be PCHA champions. After the season the club would play the Stanley Cup finals series against the Montreal Canadiens, NHA champions. Montreal would win the best-of-five series 3–2 to win the Cup.

League Business[edit]

The league granted a new franchise to Seattle, the Metropolitans. To stock the team, the team signed Harry Holmes, Frank Foyston, Jack Walker, Cully Wilson of the Toronto NHA team. This caused retaliatory raids and Bert Lindsay, Frank Nighbor, Skinner Poulin and Walter Smaill all were signed to NHA clubs.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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

Pacific Coast Hockey Association GP W L T GF GA
Portland Rosebuds 18 13 5 0 71 50
Vancouver Millionaires 18 9 9 0 75 69
Seattle Metropolitans 18 9 9 0 68 67
Victoria Aristocrats 18 5 13 0 74 102

Playoffs[edit]

The Rosebuds won the championship and travelled east to meet the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens won the series 3-2 to claim the Cup. As champions of the PCHA, the Rosebuds engraved their team name on the Cup.

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Champions Runners up Format Result
Montreal Canadiens Portland Rosebuds best of 5 3–2

Results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 7 Portland 2 Vancouver 0
7 Victoria 2 Seattle 3
10 Vancouver 1 Portland 2
10 Seattle 4 Victoria 3
14 Victoria 7 Vancouver 5
14 Portland 3 Seattle 4
17 Vancouver 2 Victoria 8
17 Seattle 2 Portland 5
28 Vancouver 6 Seattle 4
28 Victoria 2 Portland 3 (11:30 OT)
Jan. 4 Seattle 3 Vancouver 4
4 Portland 10 Victoria 5
7 Portland 6 Seattle 3
11 Victoria 3 Vancouver 8
14 Vancouver 5 Portland 3
14 Seattle 3 Victoria 5
18 Portland 1 Vancouver 4
18 Victoria 3 Seattle 5
21 Portland 3 Victoria 1
25 Vancouver 3 Seattle 2
25 Victoria 5 Portland 7
29 Seattle 2 Vancouver 4
Feb. 1 Vancouver 16 Victoria 4
1 Seattle 1 Portland 4
4 Portland 6 Vancouver 1
4 Victoria 3 Seattle 6
8 Vancouver 0 Portland 1
8 Victoria 4 Seattle 8
11 Victoria 6 Vancouver 7 (10:56 OT)
11 Portland 4 Seattle 8
15†a Victoria 4 Portland 4
16‡a Victoria 5 Portland 2
18 Victoria 1 Portland 4
18 Seattle 4 Vancouver 1
22 Vancouver 2 Seattle 4
25a Vancouver 6 Victoria 7
25 Seattle 2 Portland 5
  • † Cancelled due to fog.
  • ‡ Replay of game on February 15.
  • a at Seattle.

Source: Coleman 1966.[1]

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Murray, Tom Portland 18 50 2 2.8
Holmes, Hap Seattle 18 67 3.7
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 18 69 3.8
McCulloch, Fred Victoria 18 10 5.7

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Taylor, CycloneCyclone Taylor Vancouver Millionaires 18 22 13 35 9
Morris, BernieBernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 18 23 9 32 27
Tobin, CharlesCharles Tobin Portland Rosebuds 18 21 8 29 22
Kerr, DubbieDubbie Kerr Victoria Aristocrats 18 16 12 28 46
Patrick, LesterLester Patrick Victoria Aristocrats 18 13 11 24 27
Nichols, SibbySibby Nichols Vancouver Millionaires
Victoria Aristocrats
12 12 10 22 3
Cook, LloydLloyd Cook Vancouver Millionaires 18 18 3 21 24
Oatman, EddieEddie Oatman Portland Rosebuds 18 11 10 21 24
Walker, JackJack Walker Seattle Metropolitans 18 13 6 19 6
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 14 12 7 19 32

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 297–298.

Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 

Preceded by
1914–15 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1915–16
Succeeded by
1916–17 PCHA season