1912–13 Toronto Hockey Club season
|1912–13 Toronto Hockey Club|
|General Manager||Bruce Ridpath|
Jack Marshall (Jan-)
Operation of the ice-making equipment at the new Arena Gardens was delayed a week when the pipes had to be relaid. Local pipefitters, unfamiliar with ice-making equipment, had installed the pipes improperly, and W. H. Magee of New York, advisor to the Arena, ordered the pipes removed and reinstalled.
The Torontos' manager Bruce Ridpath built the team from new prospects, rather than signing established professionals, like the Tecumsehs, the other Toronto NHA club. Ridpath signed Scotty Davidson, who had been playing in Calgary; Frank Foyston of the Toronto Eatons, Roy McGiffin of the Simcoes, Cully Wilson of Winnipeg, and Harry Cameron and Frank Nighbor of Port Arthur. Only Archie McLean from the PCHA, had previous big-league experience.
Cully Wilson scored the first-ever goal for the Torontos, in their opening night 9–5 loss to the Canadiens. The team started the season poorly under the coaching of Ridpath, but Ridpath signed Jack Marshall, the former star of the Montreal Wanderers as coach. The team continued to struggle until Marshall decided to become a playing coach with the team. His veteran presence helped the Blueshirts to win some games, eventually finishing third in the standings.
|Toronto Hockey Club||20||9||11||0||86||95|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Schedule and results
|1||December 25||Montreal Canadiens||9–5||Toronto||0–1–0||0|
|2||December 28||Toronto||5–8||Montreal Canadiens||0–2–0||0|
|3||January 1||Toronto||1–7||Ottawa Senators||0–3–0||0|
|4||January 4||Montreal Wanderers||3–5||Toronto||1–3–0||2|
|5||January 8||Toronto||5–10||Quebec Bulldogs||1–4–0||2|
|6||January 11||Toronto||2–5||Toronto Tecumsehs||1–5–0||2|
|7||January 15||Toronto Tecumsehs||1–6||Toronto||2–5–0||4|
|8||January 18||Toronto||1–3||Montreal Wanderers||2–6–0||4|
|9||January 22||Quebec Bulldogs||3–6||Toronto||3–6–0||6|
|10||January 25||Ottawa Senators||9–5||Toronto||3–7–0||6|
|11||February 1||Toronto||2–3||Montreal Wanderers||3–8–0||6|
|12||February 5||Ottawa Senators||0–2||Toronto||4–8–0||8|
|13||February 8||Montreal Canadiens||3–5||Toronto||5–8–0||10|
|14||February 12||Quebec Bulldogs||11–2||Toronto||5–9–0||10|
|15||February 15||Montreal Wanderers||3–10||Toronto||6–9–0||12|
|16||February 19||Toronto||7–3||Toronto Tecumsehs||7–9–0||14|
|17||February 22||Toronto Tecumsehs||3–5||Toronto||8–9–0||16|
|18||February 26||Toronto||4–6||Quebec Bulldogs||8–10–0||16|
|19||March 1||Toronto||2–3||Ottawa Senators||8–11–0||16|
|20||March 5||Toronto||6–2||Montreal Canadiens||9–11–0||18|
- Harper, Stephen J. (2013). A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey. Simon & Schuster Canada. ISBN 978-1-4767-1653-4.
- "Rowing Club are to join junior hockey ranks". Toronto World. December 3, 1912. p. 5.
- "Arena to be ready Monday". Toronto World. December 8, 1912. p. Sports p. 1.
- Harper 2013, pp. 239–240.
- "Torontos Beaten By Canadiens". Toronto World. December 26, 1912. p. 4.
- Standings: Coleman, Charles (1966). Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League. p. 239.
- Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL.
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