1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks season

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1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks
Stanley Cup champions
O'Brien Cup winners
League 2nd
1921–22 record 13–10–1
Home record 8–4–0
Road record 5–6–1
Goals for 98
Goals against 97
Team information
General Manager Charles Querrie
Coach George O'Donoghue
Captain Reg Noble
Arena Arena Gardens
Team leaders
Goals Babe Dye (30)
Assists Harry Cameron (8)
Points Babe Dye (37)
Penalties in minutes Corbett Denneny (28)
Wins John Ross Roach (11)
Goals against average John Ross Roach (4.07)
<1920–21 1922–23>

The 1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks season was the fifth season of the Toronto NHL franchise, third as the St. Patricks. The St. Patricks would win the NHL championship and the Stanley Cup.

Regular season[edit]

Team photograph

Prior to the season, St. Pats goaltender Jake Forbes was denied a pay raise, and he refused to play with the team for the 1921–22 season. Toronto suspended Forbes from the club, and signed free agent goaltender John Ross Roach.[1]

The St. Pats played consistent hockey all season long, finishing the season with a 13–10–1, earning 27 points, and finishing in second place in the league, behind the Senators, and once again earned a spot in the O'Brien Cup finals.[2]

Babe Dye led the St. Pats with 30 goals, two less than league leader Punch Broadbent of the Ottawa Senators, and his 37 points was the third highest in the NHL, behind Broadbent and Senators teammate Cy Denneny. Harry Cameron scored 19 goals and 27 points from the blueline, while Corbett Denneny also scored 19 goals and earned 26 points in total. Reg Noble had another solid season, scoring 17 goals and 25 points, while Ken Randall also got into double digits with goals, scoring 10. Denneny led the club with 28 penalty minutes, with Randall just behind him, getting 20 penalty minutes.[3]

In goal, John Ross Roach had a solid rookie season, playing in 22 games, finishing with a record of 11–10–1, and a GAA of 4.07.[4]

The St. Pats met the Ottawa Senators in the two game, total goal O'Brien Cup finals. Ottawa upset Toronto the previous year, however this season, Toronto was the underdog, as they finished 3 points behind the Senators in the NHL standings. The St. Pats defeated the Senators in the first game held at Mutual Street Arena by a score of 5–4. The series moved to Dey's Arena in Ottawa for the second game, and the St. Pats used the strategy of icing the puck whenever possible in this game to keep their lead, and it worked, as the teams played to a 0–0 tie, as Toronto advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, winning the series 5–4.

Toronto faced the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA to determine the winner of the 1922 Stanley Cup Finals in a best of 5 series, with all games being played at Mutual Street Arena. Vancouver took a 1–0 series lead, defeating Toronto 4–3, however, Babe Dye scored in overtime in the second game, evening the series to one win a piece. Vancouver took a 2–1 series lead, defeating the St. Pats 3–0 in the third game. The Millionaires looked to end the series in the fourth game, however, John Ross Roach shutout Vancouver 6–0, setting up a Stanley Cup deciding fifth game. The St. Pats, led by Babe Dye and his four goals, easily defeated Vancouver 5–1, as the Toronto franchise won the Stanley Cup for the second time in team history.[5]

Season standings[edit]

National Hockey League
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 24 14 8 2 30 106 84
Toronto St. Patricks 24 13 10 1 27 98 97
Montreal Canadiens 24 12 11 1 25 88 94
Hamilton Tigers 24 7 17 0 14 88 105

[6] Note: 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.

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 December 17 Montreal Canadiens 2–5 Toronto St. Pats 1–0–0 2
2 December 21 Toronto St. Pats 5–4 Ottawa Senators 2–0–0 4
3 December 24 Hamilton Tigers 4–2 Toronto St. Pats 2–1–0 4
4 December 28 Toronto St. Pats 4–3 Hamilton Tigers 3–1–0 6
5 December 31 Toronto St. Pats 3–5 Montreal Canadiens 3–2–0 6
6 January 4 Ottawa Senators 2–3 Toronto St. Pats 4–2–0 8
7 January 7 Hamilton Tigers 2–5 Toronto St. Pats 5–2–0 10
8 January 11 Toronto St. Pats 2–7 Ottawa Senators 5–3–0 10
9 January 14 Ottawa Senators 5–2 Toronto St. Pats 5–4–0 10
10 January 18 Toronto St. Pats 4–9 Hamilton Tigers 5–5–0 10
11 January 21 Toronto St. Pats 5–3 Montreal Canadiens 6–5–0 12
12 January 25 Montreal Canadiens 1–3 Toronto St. Pats 7–5–0 14
13 January 28 Ottawa Senators 2–1 Toronto St. Pats 7–6–0 14
14 February 1 Toronto St. Pats 5–4 Hamilton Tigers 8–6–0 16
15 February 4 Montreal Canadiens 1–3 Toronto St. Pats 9–6–0 18
16 February 8 Toronto St. Pats 4–6 Montreal Canadiens 9–7–0 18
17 February 11 Toronto St. Pats 4–4 Ottawa Senators 9–7–1 19
18 February 15 Hamilton Tigers 4–6 Toronto St. Pats 10–7–1 21
19 February 18 Toronto St. Pats 4–6 Montreal Canadiens 10–8–1 21
20 February 22 Toronto St. Pats 3–4 Hamilton Tigers 10–9–1 21
21 February 25 Ottawa Senators 5–7 Toronto St. Pats 11–9–1 23
22 March 1 Toronto St. Pats 3–2 Ottawa Senators 12–9–1 25
23 March 4 Hamilton Tigers 4–8 Toronto St. Pats 13–9–1 27
24 March 8 Montreal Canadiens 8–7 Toronto St. Pats 13–10–1 27

Playoffs[edit]

Toronto St. Pats 5, Ottawa Senators 4[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 11 Ottawa Senators 4–5 Toronto St. Pats 1–0
2 March 13 Toronto St. Pats 0–0 Ottawa Senators 1–0–1

Toronto St. Pats 3, Vancouver Millionaires 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 March 17 Vancouver Millionaires 4–3 Toronto St. Pats 0–1
2 March 20 Toronto St. Pats 2–1 Vancouver Millionaires 1–1
3 March 23 Vancouver Millionaires 3–0 Toronto St. Pats 1–2
4 March 25 Toronto St. Pats 6–0 Vancouver Millionaires 2–2
5 March 28 Toronto St. Pats 5–1 Vancouver Millionaires 3–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Babe Dye 24 31 7 38 39
Harry Cameron 24 18 17 35 22
Corb Denneny 24 19 9 28 28
Reg Noble 24 17 11 28 19
Ken Randall 24 10 6 16 32
Red Stuart 24 3 7 10 16
Lloyd Andrews 11 0 0 0 0
Stan Jackson 1 0 0 0 0
Ivan Mitchell 2 0 0 0 0
Paddy Nolan 2 0 0 0 0
John Ross Roach 22 0 0 0 0
Glenn Smith 9 0 0 0 0
Rod Smylie 20 0 0 0 2
Ted Stackhouse 13 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
John Ross Roach 1340 22 11 10 1 91 4.07 0
Ivan Mitchell 120 2 2 0 0 6 3.00 0
Team: 1460 24 13 10 1 97 3.99 0

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Babe Dye 2 2 0 2 2
Red Stuart 2 1 1 2 0
Harry Cameron 2 0 2 2 8
Corb Denneny 2 1 0 1 0
Ken Randall 2 1 0 1 4
Lloyd Andrews 2 0 0 0 0
Reg Noble 2 0 0 0 12
John Ross Roach 2 0 0 0 0
Rod Smylie 1 0 0 0 2
Ted Stackhouse 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
John Ross Roach 120 2 1 0 1 4 2.00 1
Team: 120 2 1 0 1 4 2.00 1

[7]

Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toronto St. Pats goaltending history : Jake Forbes
  2. ^ Final NHL Standings 1921–22
  3. ^ 1921–22 Toronto St. Pats [NHL] player statistics at hockeydb.com
  4. ^ hockeyequipment.cc[dead link]
  5. ^ Legends of Hockey – Silverware – 1921–22 Stanley Cup Winner – Toronto St. Pats
  6. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  7. ^ "1921-22 Toronto St. Patricks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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