1902 CAHL season

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1902 CAHL season
League Canadian Amateur Hockey League
Sport ice hockey
Duration January 5, 1902 – March 1, 1902
Number of teams 5
1902
Champion Montreal Hockey Club
Top scorer Archie Hooper (17 goals)
CAHL seasons
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1903 →

The 1902 Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) season was the fourth season of the league. Teams played an eight game schedule. The Montreal HC were the league champion with a record of six wins and two losses. After the season, Montreal HC challenged the Winnipeg Victorias for the Stanley Cup title and were victorious.

League business[edit]

Executive[edit]

  • George R. James, Montreal (President)
  • A. D. Scott, Quebec (1st Vice-President)
  • N. Charles Sparks, Ottawa ( 2nd Vice-President)
  • Harry Trihey, Shamrocks(Secretary-Treasurer)

New fines were added for being more than 15 minutes late for a game and forfeiting.

The clubs demanded an increase in gate receipts share from 33% to 40% and a higher number of free tickets from the Montreal Arena owners, but settled for the increase in tickets only.

Source: Coleman, p. 68

Season[edit]

The Shamrocks team, which had won the Stanley Cup only two seasons prior, was completely new. While Fred Scanlan went to Winnipeg, Harry Trihey, Arthur Farrell, Frank Wall, Frank Tansey, James McKenna and Jack Brannen all retired from competitive ice hockey. The team sank to the bottom of the standings.

Highlights[edit]

Montreal would win the league led by their big line of Archie Hooper, Jack Marshall, Jimmy Gardner and Charlie Liffiton. The players would earn their nickname of the 'Little Men of Iron', winning the Stanley Cup in a challenge with Winnipeg. Hooper would score nine goals against the Shamrocks on January 5, on his way to winning the scoring title.

Final Standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
6
2
0
39
15
Ottawa Hockey Club
8
5
3
0
35
15
Montreal Victorias
8
4
4
0
36
25
Quebec Hockey Club
8
4
4
0
26
34
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
15
62

Stanley Cup challenges[edit]

Winnipeg vs. Montreal[edit]

After the Montreal HC won the 1902 CAHL title in March, they promptly sent a challenge to the Winnipeg Victorias. In game one of the best-of-three series, Winnipeg shut out Montreal, 1–0. However, Montreal shut out Winnipeg in game two, 5–0, and then held on to a 2–1 victory in game three. With the victory, the Montreal club won the Cup for the first time since 1894.

Jack Marshall of Montreal, who had played for the Winnipeg team in the previous year, faced his old team and scored three goals, including the series clincher. Archie Hooper also scored three for Montreal.

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 13, 1902 Winnipeg Victorias 1–0 Montreal HC Winnipeg Auditorium
March 15, 1902 Montreal HC 5–0 Winnipeg Victorias
March 17, 1902 Montreal HC 2–1 Winnipeg Victorias
Montreal wins best-of-three series 2 games to 1
March 13
Montreal 0 at Winnipeg 1
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Tom Hodge P Rod Flett
Dickie Boon, Capt CP Magnus Flett
Archie Hooper RO Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall C Burke Wood
Charles Liffiton RW Tony Gingras 1
Jimmy Gardner LW Fred Scanlon
Billy Bellinghan Spare Dan Bain, Capt.
Roland Reed Elliot Spare Charles Johnston
George Smith Spare
Referee- W. MacFarlane
March 15
Montreal 5 at Winnipeg 0
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Billy Bellingham P Rod Flett
Dickie Boon, Capt CP Magnus Flett
Archie Hooper 2 RO Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall 2 C Burke Wood
Charles Liffiton 1 RW Tony Gingras
Jimmy Gardner LW Fred Scanlon
Billy Bellinghan Spare Dan Bain, Capt.
Ronald Elliot Spare Charles Johnston
George Smith Spare
Referee- W. MacFarlane
March 17
Montreal 2 at Winnipeg 1
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Billy Bellingham P Red Flett
Dickie Boon CP Magnus Flett
Archie Hooper 1 RO Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall 1 C Burke Wood
Charles Liffiton RW Tony Gingras 1
Jimmy Gardner LW Fred Scanlon
Billy Bellinghan Spare Dan Bain, Capt.
Ronald Elliot Spare Charles Johnston
George Smith Spare
Referee- W. MacFarlane

Exhibitions[edit]

The Ottawa Hockey Club travelled to New York after the season for an exhibition series. Ottawa defeated the Hockey Club of New York 4–3 on March 21, 1902.[1] Ottawa lost to the New York Athletic Club 6–3 on March 23.[2] Both games were at the St. Nicholas Rink.

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 5 Victorias 4 Ottawa 5
5 Montreal 14 Shamrocks 0
11 Ottawa 1 Shamrocks 2
11 Victorias 9 Quebec 5
18 Montreal 4 Ottawa 2
18 Quebec 6 Shamrocks 2
22 Victorias 3 Montreal 2
25 Ottawa 1 Quebec 2
25 Shamrocks 2 Victorias 9
Feb. 1 Quebec 2 Montreal 3
1 Shamrocks 0 Ottawa 12
8 Montreal 7 Quebec 1
8 Ottawa 3 Victorias 2
12 Victorias 8 Shamrocks 2
15 Quebec 0 Ottawa 8
15 Montreal 5 Shamrocks 4
22 Ottawa 3 Montreal 1
22 Shamrocks 3 Quebec 7
26 (†) Montreal 3 Victorias 0
Mar. 1 Quebec 3 Victorias 1

† Birthday of the Champion.

Player statistics[edit]

Goaltending averages[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, GA = Goals against, SO = Shutouts, GAA = Goals against average

Name Club GP GA SO GAA
Billy Nicholson Montreal 8 15 2 1.7
Bouse Hutton Ottawa 8 15 2 1.7
Archie Lockerby Victorias 6 15 2.5
Paddy Moran Quebec 8 34 4.3
Fred Munro Victorias 2 10 5.0
P. O'Reilly Shamrocks 8 62 7.8

Scoring leaders[edit]

Name Club GP G
Archie Hooper Montreal 8 17
Russell Bowie Victorias 7 13
Jack Marshall Montreal 8 11
Rat Westwick Ottawa 8 11
Bruce Stuart Ottawa 8 9
Blair Russel Victorias 8 9
Charlie Liffiton Montreal 8 8
Harold Henry Ottawa 8 6
Edward Stuart Victorias 6 6
Percy Lemesurier Quebec 4 5

Montreal Hockey Club 1902 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders
  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Harry Shaw (President), Clarence McKerrow (Manager-Coach)
  • Allan Cameron Jr. (Vice President), Paul Lefbvre (Trainer)
  • H. H. W. Andrews (Director)†, C. G. Chitty (Director)†, H. C. Dewitt (Hon. Secretary/Treasurer)†
  • † 3 executives first names remain unknown.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3. 
  1. ^ "Ottawa Wins At Hockey" (pdf). New York Times. March 22, 1902. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Canadians Lost At Hockey" (pdf). New York Times. March 23, 1902. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
Preceded by
Winnipeg Victorias
January 1902
Montreal Hockey Club
1902 Stanley Cup Champions

1902
Succeeded by
Montreal Hockey Club
January 1903
Preceded by
1901
CAHL seasons
1902
Succeeded by
1903