1919 PCHA season

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The 1918-1919 PCHA season was the eighth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from January 1 until March 10. The season was increased to 20 games per team.

The Vancouver Millionaires club would be regular-season PCHA champions, but lost the play-off to Seattle Metropolitans. The Mets then played in the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals series against Montreal Canadiens, NHL champions. Due to the outbreak of flu at the time, the series was not completed.

League business[edit]

The Portland franchise was suspended for the season. Victoria's Patrick Arena was again available for ice hockey use. Victoria was re-activated and took over the contracts of the Rosebud players.

Regular season[edit]

Harry Holmes returned to the PCHA to Seattle from Toronto. Vancouver got Art Duncan back from World War I, and picked up Fred Harris from Portland. Seattle's Cully Wilson was suspended from the league for breaking Mickey MacKay's jaw in a fight using his stick to cross-check Mackay in the face.[1] While Cyclone Taylor won the goal-scoring title with 23 goals, the second-place Bernie Morris scored five goals against Victoria on February 14.[2] Third-place Fred Harris scored five goals against Victoria on March 10.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

Pacific Coast Hockey Association GP W L T GF GA
Vancouver Millionaires 20 12 8 0 72 55
Seattle Metropolitans 20 11 9 0 66 46
Victoria Aristocrats 20 7 13 0 44 81

Playoffs[edit]

In a reversal of the previous year's playoffs, the second-place Metropolitans defeated the first-place Vancouver Millionaires. Vancouver was missing Mickey MacKay due to injury and coaxed Si Griffis out of retirement for the last two games of the season and the playoffs.[3]

Foyston was the star of the first game, scoring three goals for Seattle. The 6–1 win was enough to hold the series, as they dropped the return game in Vancouver, where Harris scored two in a losing cause.[4]

Seattle Metropolitans vs. Vancouver Millionaires

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 12 Vancouver Millionaires 1 Seattle Metropolitans 6
March 14 Seattle Metropolitans 1 Vancouver Millionaires 4

Seattle wins two-game total-goals series 7 to 5

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

The Mets then played against the Montreal Canadiens, NHL champions. Due to the outbreak of flu at the time, the series was not completed.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Seattle Metropolitans

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 19 Montreal Canadiens 0 Seattle Metropolitans 7
March 22 Seattle Metropolitans 2 Montreal Canadiens 4
March 24 Montreal Canadiens 2 Seattle Metropolitans 7
March 26 Seattle Metropolitans 0 Montreal Canadiens 0 20:00 OT
March 30 Montreal Canadiens 4 Seattle Metropolitans 3 15:57 OT

Series ended 2–2–1 and no winner awarded – playoffs were curtailed due to the influenza epidemic

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan 1 Vancouver 1 Seattle 4
3 Seattle 7 Victoria 1
6 Victoria 1 Vancouver 6
8 Victoria 1 Seattle 0
10 Vancouver 4 Victoria 1
13 Seattle 3 Vancouver 2 (2' OT)
15 Vancouver 1 Seattle 3
17 Seattle 1 Victoria 3
20 Victoria 1 Vancouver 4
22 Victoria 1 Seattle 0
24 Vancouver 2 Victoria 3
27 Seattle 5 Vancouver 3
29 Vancouver 3 Seattle 2
31 Seattle 1 Victoria 2
Feb 3 Seattle 2 Vancouver 5
5 Victoria 1 Seattle 9
7 Vancouver 1 Victoria 0
10 Victoria 2 Vancouver 1 (3'55" OT)
12 Vancouver 3 Seattle 2 (23' OT)
14 Seattle 8 Victoria 2
17 Seattle 1 Vancouver 6
19 Victoria 1 Seattle 4
21 Vancouver 2 Victoria 3 (37'20" OT)
24 Victoria 3 Vancouver 6
26 Vancouver 3 Seattle 1
28 Seattle 5 Victoria 4
Mar 3 Seattle 5 Vancouver 2
5 Victoria 1 Seattle 3
7 Vancouver 6 Victoria 5 (11'4" OT)
10 Victoria 8 Vancouver 11

Source: Coleman.[5]

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeepers[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Holmes, Hap Seattle 20 46 2.3
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 20 55 1 2.6
Murray, Tom Victoria 20 81 2 4.1

Source: Coleman.[5]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Taylor, CycloneCyclone Taylor Vancouver Millionaires 20 23 13 36 12
Morris, BernieBernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 20 22 7 29 15
Harris, SmokeySmokey Harris Vancouver Millionaires 20 19 6 25 19
Foyston, FrankFrank Foyston Seattle Metropolitans 18 15 4 19 0
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 17 9 9 18 9
Stanley, BarneyBarney Stanley Vancouver Millionaires 20 10 6 16 19
Oatman, EddieEddie Oatman Victoria Aristocrats 18 11 5 16 13
Wilson, CullyCully Wilson Seattle Metropolitans 18 11 5 16 37
Walker, JackJack Walker Seattle Metropolitans 20 9 6 15 9
Cook, LloydLloyd Cook Vancouver Millionaires 20 8 6 14 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollander & Bock 1970, p. 7.
  2. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 355.
  3. ^ a b Coleman 1966, p. 357.
  4. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 357–358.
  5. ^ a b Coleman 1966, p. 356.
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893-1936 inc. pp. 354–364. 
  • Hollander, Zander; Bock, Hal, eds. (1970). The Complete Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey. Prentice-Hall Inc. ISBN 0-13-159905-4. 
Preceded by
1917–18 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1919
Succeeded by
1919–20 PCHA season