1912 PCHA season

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1912 PCHA season
League Pacific Coast Hockey Association
Sport ice hockey
Duration January 2, 1912, until March 19, 1912
Number of teams 3
1912
Champion New Westminster Royals
Top scorer Newsy Lalonde (27 goals)
PCHA seasons

The 1912 PCHA season was the first season of the now defunct men's professional ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league, which was founded on December 7, 1911. Teams were to play a sixteen-game schedule, but one game was cancelled. The New Westminster club would be the first PCHA champions. The Royals would challenge NHA champion Quebec for the Stanley Cup, but the season ended too late to play in the east.[1]

The season was not profitable financially. After the season, Frank Patrick, captain of Vancouver, and director of the Vancouver Arena Company was interviewed on March 6, 1912, by the Toronto Globe and expressed his hopes that next season with the new team from Seattle that results will be better.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Most of the players for the league were recruited from the east. Many players joined the PCHA from the National Hockey Association (NHA), including Tom Dunderdale, Jimmy Gardner, Pud Glass, Newsy Lalonde, Bert Lindsay, Tommy Phillips and Skinner Poulin. Frank and Lester Patrick had actively targeted the NHA for players as British Columbia had a smaller base of players.. In the previous season, the NHA had imposed maximums on player salaries and a salary cap per team that were extremely unpopular with players. Goaltender Hughie Lehman was signed from Berlin of the Ontario Professional Hockey League(OPHL).

The PCHA played seven-man rules with a rover, while the NHA experimented with six-man rules.

Final standings[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Pacific Coast Hockey Association GP W L T GF GA
New Westminster Royals 15 9 6 0 78 77
Vancouver Millionaires 15 7 8 0 102 94
Victoria Senators 16 7 9 0 81 90

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 2 New Westminster 8 Victoria 3
5 Vancouver 8 New Westminster 3
9 Victoria 8 Vancouver 4
12 Vancouver 7 Victoria 10
16 Victoria 3 New Westminster 4 (7:30 OT)
19 New Westminster 6 Vancouver 4
23 New Westminster 2 Victoria 3
26 Victoria 8 Vancouver 10
30 Victoria 2 New Westminster 5
Feb. 2† Vancouver 7 New Westminster 6 (3:30 OT)
6 Vancouver 11 New Westminster 6
9 Vancouver 7 Victoria 8 (7:15 OT)
13 Victoria 6 Vancouver 4
16 New Westminster 4 Victoria 2
20 New Westminster 2 Vancouver 9
23 Victoria 3 New Westminster 4
27 Vancouver 7 Victoria 3
Mar. 1 Victoria 7 Vancouver 3
5 New Westminster 6 Vancouver 10
8 New Westminster 5 Victoria 1
12 Victoria 6 New Westminster 10
15 Vancouver 6 Victoria 8
19 New Westminster 7 Vancouver 5

† Played in Victoria

A game between Vancouver and New Westminster was cancelled at the end of the season.

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
Hughie Lehman New Westminster 15 77 5.1
Bert Lindsay Victoria 16 90 5.6
Allan Parr Vancouver 15 94 6.3

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G PIM
Lalonde, NewsyNewsy Lalonde Vancouver Millionaires 15 27 51
Hyland, HarryHarry Hyland New Westminster Royals 15 26 44
Dunderdale, TommyTommy Dunderdale Victoria Senators 16 24 25
Patrick, FrankFrank Patrick Vancouver Millionaires 15 23 0
Smith, DonDon Smith Victoria Aristocrats 16 19 22
Nichols, SibbySibby Nichols Vancouver Millionaires 15 19 35
Phillips, TommyTommy Phillips Vancouver Millionaires 17 17 38
McDonald, RanRan McDonald New Westminster Royals 15 16 56
Mallen, KenKen Mallen New Westminster Royals 13 14 30
Patrick, LesterLester Patrick Victoria Senators 16 10 9
Rowe, BobbyBobby Rowe Victoria Senators 16 10 62

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coleman, Charles (1966), The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 

  1. ^ "Coast Champions Not Coming", The Globe, p. 12, 1912-03-05 
  2. ^ "Not Profitable in B. C.", The Globe, p. 12, 1912-03-07 
Preceded by
first season
PCHA seasons
1912
Succeeded by
1912–13 PCHA season