1916–17 PCHA season

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The 1916–17 PCHA season was the sixth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from December 1, 1916 until March 2, 1917. The season was expanded to 24 games per team, except that the final game was cancelled. The Seattle Metropolitans club would be PCHA champions. After the season the club would play the Stanley Cup finals series against the Montreal Canadiens, NHA champions. Seattle would win the best-of-five series 3–1 to win the Cup.

League business[edit]

In the fall of 1916, the Canadian government expropriated Victoria's Patrick Arena for war-time training purposes, making the arena unavailable for ice hockey use. It was decided to move the Victoria Aristocrats to Spokane, Washington.[1] This left Vancouver as the only Canadian team. The experiment in Spokane was not a success due to poor attendance. On February 15, 1917, the Spokane Arena announced that the remaining home games would be played in the other team's arenas.[2] The final regular season game between Vancouver and Spokane was subsequently canceled.

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
Seattle Metropolitans 24 16 8 0 125 80
Vancouver Millionaires 24 14 9 0 131 124
Portland Rosebuds 24 9 15 0 114 112
Spokane Canaries 24 8 15 0 89 143

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 1 Spokane 5 Portland 4
2 Seattle 2 Vancouver 6
5 Portland 3 Seattle 4 (11:00 OT)
5 Vancouver 4 Spokane 6
8 Seattle 2 Portland 5
9 Spokane 6 Vancouver 9
12 Portland 5 Spokane 7
12 Vancouver 7 Seattle 6 (13:40 OT)
15 Vancouver 3 Portland 5
15 Spokane 0 Seattle 4
19 Seattle 3 Spokane 1
23 Portland 5 Vancouver 7
26 Vancouver 2 Seattle 7
26 Portland 2 Spokane 6
29 Spokane 5 Portland 10
30 Seattle 7 Vancouver 4
Jan. 2 Portland 7 Seattle 4
5 Vancouver 3 Portland 5
5 Seattle 1 Spokane 5
9 Spokane 1 Seattle 3
9 Portland 4 Vancouver 5
12 Vancouver 3 Seattle 12
12 Portland 3 Spokane 5
16 Seattle 6 Portland 2
19 Portland 3 Seattle 8
20 Spokane 3 Vancouver 6
23 Vancouver 8 Spokane 5
26 Spokane 5 Portland 4
27 Seattle 2 Vancouver 3
30 Spokane 2 Seattle 4
30 Vancouver 7 Portland 11
Feb. 2 Seattle 16 Spokane 1
3 Portland 1 Vancouver 6
6 Portland 3 Spokane 4 (3:00 OT)
6 Vancouver 4 Seattle 8
9 Seattle 1 Portland 5
10 Spokane 1 Vancouver 8
13 Spokane 8 Vancouver 12
13 Portland 2 Seattle 5
16 Spokane 1 Portland 9
17 Seattle 2 Vancouver 4
20 Vancouver 4 Portland 6
23 Spokane 7 Seattle 9
24 Portland 4 Vancouver 5
27 Spokane 0 Seattle 7
March 2 Spokane 5 Vancouver 11
2 Seattle 4 Portland 3
Vancouver Spokane cancelled

Source: Coleman 1966.[3]

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Holmes, Hap Seattle 24 80 2 3.3
Murray, Tom Portland 24 112 4.7
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 23 124 5.4
Fowler, Norman Spokane 23 143 6.2

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Morris, BernieBernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 24 37 17 54 17
Roberts, GordonGordon Roberts Vancouver Millionaires 23 43 10 53 42
Foyston, FrankFrank Foyston Seattle Metropolitans 24 36 12 48 51
Stanley, BarneyBarney Stanley Victoria Aristocrats 23 28 18 46 9
Irvin, DickDick Irvin Portland Rosebuds 23 35 10 45 24
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 23 22 11 33 37
Kerr, DubbieDubbie Kerr Spokane Canaries 23 20 11 31 58
Harris, SmokeySmokey Harris Portland Rosebuds 23 18 13 31 39
Taylor, CycloneCyclone Taylor Vancouver Millionaires 12 14 15 29 12
Dunderdale, TommyTommy Dunderdale Portland Rosebuds 24 22 4 26 141

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 
  • Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Zweig, Zweig (2001). Hockey stories on and off the ice. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-1903-3. 
  1. ^ Diamond, Duplacey & Zweig 2001.
  2. ^ "Pro Hockey Fails to Make Good in Spokane". The Globe. February 15, 1917. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 320–321.
Preceded by
1915–16 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1916–17
Succeeded by
1917–18 PCHA season