1920–21 PCHA season

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The 1920–21 PCHA season was the tenth season of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Three teams played 24 games each. The Vancouver Millionaires won the league championship, but lost the Stanley Cup to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.

Regular season[edit]

The Aristocrats signed Frank Fredrickson who had starred in the Olympics. He scored for Victoria in his first game. Mickey MacKay returned to play after a year's layoff with a broken jaw.[1] Bernie Morris returned to regular-season play after missing the previous season due to his arrest in the United States for alleged draft dodging. Morris spent nearly a year at Alcatraz before he was freed.

On March 4, a special "Moose Johnson Night" was held to honour Moose Johnson who had played ten years in the league. Presentations to Johnson were made before the game. The game itself went to sixty minutes of overtime before the teams agreed to leave the score a draw.[2]

Cyclone Taylor scored the final goals of his career in the final game on March 11. He scored a hat-trick in an 8–11 loss to Victoria.[3]

Final standings[edit]

GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
Vancouver Millionaires 24 13 11 0 26 86 78
Seattle Metropolitans 24 12 11 1 25 77 68
Victoria Aristocrats 24 10 13 1 21 72 88

Source: Coleman(1966)[4]

Playoffs[edit]

PCHA Championship[edit]

Vancouver defeated Seattle in a two-game total-goal series 1–3, 6–0 (7–3) to win the league championship and advance to the Stanley Cup series.

Stanley Cup Championship[edit]

The Stanley Cup finals took place in Vancouver, British Columbia between the Millionaires and Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League, alternating between PCHA and NHL rules. Ottawa won the series 3–2. The attendance per game during the series averaged 10,000 people which was a record for its time. It was an extremely hard fought and close series as all games were decided by only one goal.

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec 20 Seattle 0 Vancouver 2
22 Victoria 2 Seattle 7
25 Seattle 4 Victoria 3 (6:42 OT)
27 Victoria 3 Vancouver 6
29 Vancouver 2 Seattle 3 (7:50 OT)
Jan 1 Vancouver 3 Victoria 5
3 Seattle 2 Vancouver 3
5 Victoria 1 Seattle 2 (3:35 OT)
7 Seattle 0 Victoria 2
10 Victoria 3 Vancouver 5
12 Vancouver 3 Seattle 4 (1:46 OT)
14 Vancouver 4 Victoria 3
17 Seattle 3 Vancouver 7
19 Victoria 2 Seattle 9
21 Vancouver 1 Victoria 4
24 Victoria 2 Vancouver 5
26 Vancouver 2 Seattle 3
28 Seattle 3 Victoria 5
31 Seattle 4 Vancouver 3
Feb 2 Victoria 3 Seattle 2 (31:14 OT)
4 Vancouver 4 Victoria 3
7 Victoria 2 Vancouver 5
9 Vancouver 2 Seattle 6
11 Seattle 1 Victoria 3
14 Seattle 1 Vancouver 2
16 Victoria 4 Seattle 3
18 Vancouver 2 Victoria 0
21 Victoria 1 Vancouver 5
23 Vancouver 1 Seattle 5
25 Seattle 0 Victoria 3
28 Seattle 7 Vancouver 4
Mar 1 Seattle 3 Vancouver 0
3 Victoria 4 Seattle 4 (60:00 OT)
5 Victoria 0 Seattle 5
8 Vancouver 2 Victoria 4
10 Victoria 8 Vancouver 11

Source: Coleman(1966).[5]

Player statistics[edit]

Leading scorers[edit]

GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Frank Fredrickson Victoria Aristocrats 21 20 12 32 3
Smokey Harris Vancouver Millionaires 24 15 17 32 6
Frank Foyston Seattle Metropolitans 23 26 5 31 0
Jack Adams Vancouver Millionaires 24 17 13 30 60
James Riley Seattle Metropolitans 24 23 5 28 19
Bernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 22 11 13 24 3
Alf Skinner Vancouver Millionaires 24 20 4 24 22
Lloyd Cook Vancouver Millionaires 24 12 9 21 18
Tommy Dunderdale Victoria Aristocrats 24 9 11 20 18
Mickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 22 11 8 19 15

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

GP = Games played; GA = Goals allowed; SO=Shutouts; GAA=Goals against average

Name Club GP GA SO GAA
Hap Holmes Seattle 24 68 0 2.8
Hugh Lehman Vancouver 24 78 3 3.3
Norman Fowler Victoria 24 88 3 3.7

Source: Coleman(1966)[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 383.
  2. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 383–384.
  3. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 384.
  4. ^ a b Coleman 1966, p. 385.
  5. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 384–385.
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 

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Preceded by
1919–20 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1920–21
Succeeded by
1921–22 PCHA season