1921–22 PCHA season

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The 1921–22 PCHA season was the 11th season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from December 5, 1921 until February 24, 1922. The season was enlarged to 24 games per team. The Seattle Metropolitans club would be regular-season PCHA champions, but would lose the play-off with Vancouver Millionaires.

League business[edit]

The league introduced the penalty shot rule this season to counter deliberate fouls when a player had a clear goal-scoring opportunity.[1] Three dots, 35 feet from each net were painted on the ice from which players would shoot on the goalkeeper.

Play started two weeks earlier to accommodate the playoffs against the Western Canada Hockey League.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Lester Patrick twice subbed for goaltender Norman Fowler when Fowler was sent off for fighting. His style of getting to his knees to make a save earned him the nickname of the Praying Colonel.[2]

Ernie "Moose" Johnson played the last game in his career on January 18. He scored the final goal in his career on January 13.[1]

Frank Foyston had the best one-game performance of the season, scoring five goals against Vancouver on January 11. Jack Adams though led the league in scoring with 25 goals in 24 games.[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
Seattle Metropolitans 24 12 11 1 65 64
Vancouver Millionaires 24 12 12 0 77 68
Victoria Aristocrats 24 11 12 1 61 71

Source: Coleman(1966).[4]

Playoffs[edit]

The Millionaires won the two-game total-goals series against Seattle 1-0, 1-0 (2-0)

The Millionaires then played against the Western Canada Hockey League champion Regina in a two-game total-goals series for the right to play the NHL champion. Vancouver won the series 1-2, 4-0 (5-2).

The Millionaires then played the Toronto St. Pats in the 1922 Stanley Cup Finals. The St. Pats would win the best-of-five series 3-4, 1-2, 0-3, 6-0, 5-1 to win their only Stanley Cup.

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec 5 Seattle 1 Vancouver 2
7 Victoria 4 Seattle 1
9 Seattle 1 Victoria 1 (20:00 OT)
12 Victoria 2 Vancouver 0
14 Vancouver 4 Seattle 5
16 Vancouver 3 Victoria 4
19 Seattle 2 Vancouver 1
21 Victoria 1 Vancouver 2
23 Seattle 3 Victoria 2 (1:15 OT)
26 Victoria 2 Vancouver 3
28 Vancouver 5 Seattle 0
30 Vancouver 5 Victoria 3
Jan 2 Seattle 0 Vancouver 5
4 Victoria 4 Seattle 5
6 Vancouver 2 Victoria 4
9 Victoria 0 Vancouver 4
11 Vancouver 2 Seattle 5
13 Seattle 2 Victoria 5
16 Seattle 3 Vancouver 10
18 Victoria 4 Seattle 3
20 Vancouver 4 Victoria 3 (5:22 OT)
23 Victoria 5 Vancouver 4
25 Vancouver 3 Seattle 4
27 Seattle 4 Victoria 0
30 Seattle 2 Vancouver 3 (3:03 OT)
Feb 1 Victoria 1 Seattle 3
3 Vancouver 1 Victoria 2
6 Victoria 2 Vancouver 3
8 Vancouver 0 Seattle 3
10 Seattle 2 Victoria 0
13 Seattle 0 Vancouver 2
15 Victoria 0 Seattle 7
17 Seattle 2 Victoria 3
20 Victoria 1 Vancouver 5
22 Vancouver 2 Seattle 7
24 Vancouver 4 Victoria 7

Source: Coleman(1966).[4]

Player statistics[edit]

Goalkeeper Averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Holmes, Hap Seattle 24 64 4 2.7
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 22 62 4 2.8
Fowler, Norman Victoria 24 70 2.9
Murray, Tommy Vancouver 2 6 3.0
Patrick,Lester Victoria 2 1 0.5

Source: Coleman(1966).[5]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Adams, JackJack Adams Vancouver Millionaires 24 26 4 30 24
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 24 14 12 26 20
Fredrickson, FrankFrank Fredrickson Victoria Aristocrats 24 15 10 25 26
Morris, BernieBernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 24 14 10 24 36
Foyston, FrankFrank Foyston Seattle Metropolitans 24 16 7 23 25
Dunderdale, TommyTommy Dunderdale Victoria Aristocrats 24 13 6 19 37
Riley, JimJim Riley Seattle Metropolitans 24 16 2 18 27
Oatman, EddieEddie Oatman Victoria Aristocrats 21 9 6 15 28
Harris, SmokeySmokey Harris Vancouver Millionaires 23 10 4 14 21
Duncan, ArtArt Duncan Vancouver Millionaires 24 5 9 14 25

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coleman 1966, p. 398.
  2. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 399.
  3. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 401.
  4. ^ a b Coleman 1966, p. 400.
  5. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 404.
  • Boileau, Ron; Wolf, Philip (2000), "The Pacific Coast Hockey Association", in Diamond, Dan, Total Hockey, pp. 51–54, ISBN 1-892129-85-X 
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893-1936 inc. 
Preceded by
1920–21 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1921–22
Succeeded by
1922–23 PCHA season