1920–21 Hamilton Tigers season

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1920–21 Hamilton Tigers
League 4th
1920–21 record 6–18–0
Team information
General Manager Percy Thompson
Coach Percy Thompson
Team leaders
Goals Joe Malone (28)
Assists Joe Malone (9)
Goldie Prodgers (9)
Joe Matte (9)
Goals against average Howard Lockhart (5.45)
< 1919–20 1921–22>

The 1920–21 Hamilton Tigers season was the first season of play for the new Hamilton Tigers team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Tigers finished in last place in both halves of the season and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

The NHL transferred the Quebec franchise to Hamilton, where it was named the Tigers, after the amateur team.

Regular season[edit]

Noting that the Quebec Athletics finished in last place in 1919–20, the league encouraged the other teams to provide players to Hamilton to improve the team's competitiveness. Toronto provided Babe Dye but recalled Dye after the first game and loaned Mickey Roach. Montreal provided Billy Coutu in exchange for keeping Harry Mummery. Ottawa did not provide any players willingly. Sprague Cleghorn and Harry Broadbent were eventually ordered by the league to report to Hamilton, but neither did. Cleghorn played some games with Toronto before returning to Ottawa.[1]

After four games Joe Malone, formerly of Quebec, arrived. He scored 28 goals in 20 games for the Tigers to place fourth in the league. in goal-scoring.[2] However, the team won only three games in each half of the schedule to finish last.

Final standings[edit]

First Half
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 10 8 2 0 16 49 23
Toronto St. Patricks 10 5 5 0 10 39 47
Montreal Canadiens 10 4 6 0 8 37 51
Hamilton Tigers 10 3 7 0 6 34 38
Second Half
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Toronto St. Patricks 14 10 4 0 20 66 53
Montreal Canadiens 14 9 5 0 18 75 48
Ottawa Senators 14 6 8 0 12 48 52
Hamilton Tigers 14 3 11 0 6 58 94

[3] Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Note: Teams that qualified for playoffs highlighted in bold.

Playoffs[edit]

The Tigers did not qualify for the playoffs.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W December 22, 1920 5–0 Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 1–0–0
2 L December 27, 1920 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 1–1–0
3 W December 29, 1920 6–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 2–1–0
4 L January 3, 1921 4–5 Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 2–2–0
5 L January 6, 1921 1–5 Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 2–3–0
6 W January 8, 1921 3–2 OT @ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 3–3–0
7 L January 12, 1921 2–4 Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 3–4–0
8 L January 15, 1921 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 3–5–0
9 L January 19, 1921 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 3–6–0
10 L January 22, 1921 5–7 Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 3–7–0
Second half
11 L January 26, 1921 3–10 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 0–1–0
12 L January 29, 1921 1–2 Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 0–2–0
13 W February 2, 1921 6–5 Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 1–2–0
14 L February 5, 1921 3–7 Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 1–3–0
15 L February 9, 1921 4–7 @ Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 1–4–0
16 L February 12, 1921 4–6 Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 1–5–0
17 L February 16, 1921 5–10 @ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 1–6–0
18 L February 19, 1921 4–5 @ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 1–7–0
19 W February 23, 1921 7–4 Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 2–7–0
20 L February 26, 1921 6–13 @ Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 2–8–0
21 W February 28, 1921 6–2 Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 3–8–0
22 L March 2, 1921 1–7 Montreal Canadiens (1920–21) 3–9–0
23 L March 5, 1921 3–4 OT @ Toronto St. Patricks (1920–21) 3–10–0
24 L March 7, 1921 5–12 @ Ottawa Senators (1920–21) 3–11–0

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Malone, JoeJoe Malone C/LW 20 28 9 37 6
Prodgers, GoldieGoldie Prodgers F/D 24 18 9 27 8
Roach, MickeyMickey Roach C 14 9 8 17 0
Matte, JoeJoe Matte D 21 6 9 15 29
Coutu, BillyBilly Coutu D 24 8 4 12 95
McCarthy, ThomasThomas McCarthy RW 23 10 1 11 10
Carey, GeorgeGeorge Carey RW 20 6 1 7 8
Carpenter, EddieEddie Carpenter D 21 2 1 3 17
McDonnell, MoylanMoylan McDonnell D 22 1 2 3 2
Dye, BabeBabe Dye RW 1 2 0 2 0
Reise, LeoLeo Reise D 6 2 0 2 8
Coughlin, JackJack Coughlin RW 2 0 0 0 0
Lockhart, HowardHoward Lockhart G 24 0 0 0 0
Lowrey, EdEd Lowrey C 5 0 0 0 0
McLean, FredFred McLean D 1 0 0 0 0
Pletsch, CharlesCharles Pletsch D 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lockhart, HowardHoward Lockhart 1454 24 6 18 0 132 5.45 1
Team: 1454 24 6 18 0 132 5.45 1

[4]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Date From Tigers To Tigers
November 11, 1920 To Montreal Canadiens
Harry Mummery,
Jack McDonald,
Dave Ritchie
Jack Coughlin,
Goldie Prodgers,
Joe Matte,
Billy Coutu(loan)
December 4, 1920 To Toronto St. Patricks
Babe Dye(loan)
December 24, 1920 To Toronto St. Patricks
Babe Dye
 
December 30, 1920 To Ottawa Senators (original)
Punch Broadbent, Sprague Cleghorn(loan)
January 4, 1921 To Montreal Canadiens
Punch Broadbent,
Sprague Cleghorn
(players did not report)
cash
January 25, 1921 To Toronto St. Patricks
Sprague Cleghorn (did not report)
 

Source: "Hockey Transactions Search Results". prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

Roster[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman, pp. 378-379
  2. ^ Coleman, p.381
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ "1920-21 Hamilton Tigers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol I., 1893–1926 inc. Kendall/Hunt.