1917 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1917 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans and the National Hockey Association (NHA) champion Montreal Canadiens. Seattle defeated Montreal three games to one in a best-of-five game series to become the first United States-based team to win the Cup.
Paths to the final
Seattle won the PCHA title after finishing the 1916–17 regular season in first place with a 16–8 record. Meanwhile, Montreal advanced to the final series after narrowly defeating the Ottawa Senators, 7–6, in a two game total goals playoff series to end the 1916–17 NHA season.
The games of the Cup finals were played at the Seattle Ice Arena. Games 1 and 3 were played under PCHA rules; Games 2 and 4 were played under NHA rules. In game one, Didier Pitre scored 4 goals as he led the Canadiens to an 8–4 victory. But the Mets won the next three contests to clinch the Cup, allowing only one goal in each game. Bernie Morris scored 14 of Seattle's 23 total goals for the series, including 6 in their 9–1 victory in game four. Future Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Hap Holmes recorded a 2.90 goals-against average for the Mets.
|Game-by-game||Winning team||Score||Losing team||Rules used||Location|
|1||March 17||Montreal Canadiens||8–4||Seattle Metropolitans||PCHA||Seattle Ice Arena|
|2||March 20||Seattle Metropolitans||6–1||Montreal Canadiens||NHA|
|3||March 23||Seattle Metropolitans||4–1||Montreal Canadiens||PCHA|
|4||March 26||Seattle Metropolitans||9–1||Montreal Canadiens||NHA|
|Metropolitans win best-of-five series 3 games to 1|
Seattle Metropolitans 1917 Stanley Cup champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
- Pete Muldoon (president/manager-coach)
‡ Played rover, a position between both defences and behind the centre.
Stanley Cup engraving
After the finals, "Seattle/World's Champions/Defeated Canadians/1917" was added to the Cup (Note that the anglicized form of "Canadiens" was engraved).
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Stanley Cup Champions