1914–15 Vancouver Millionaires season

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The 1915 Vancouver Millionaires

The 1914–15 Vancouver Millionaires season was the fourth season of the professional men's ice hockey Vancouver Millionaires team of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. The club would be the PCHA champions. After the season the club played off against the Ottawa Senators, NHA champions for the Stanley Cup. The Millionaires won the series to become the first west-coast team to win the Cup. This was the first time that a team from Vancouver won the Stanley Cup.

Regular season[edit]

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
Vancouver Millionaires 17 13 4 0 115 71
Portland Rosebuds 18 9 9 0 91 83
Victoria Aristocrats 17 4 13 0 64 116

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score Record
Dec. 8 Vancouver 6 Portland 3 1–0
11 Victoria 3 Vancouver 5 2–0
18 Portland 3 Vancouver 6 3–0
29 Vancouver 4 Victoria 3 (12:06 OT) 4–0
Jan. 5 Vancouver 4 Portland 3 (11:00 OT) 5–0
8 Victoria 2 Vancouver 9 6–0
15 Portland 3 Vancouver 2 6–1
22 Vancouver 1 Victoria 4 6–2
26 Vancouver 4 Portland 10 6–3
29 Victoria 5 Vancouver 12 7–3
Feb. 5 Portland 8 Vancouver 3 7–4
12 Vancouver 6 Victoria 4 8–4
16 Vancouver 5 Portland 0 9–4
19 Victoria 3 Vancouver 10 10–4
26 Portland 3 Vancouver 13 11–4
27 Portland 3 Vancouver 11 12–4
Mar. 2 Vancouver 14 Victoria 11 13–4
9a Victoria Vancouver 13–4
  • a Cancelled

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

Source: Coleman, p. 271

Player statistics[edit]

Goaltending averages[edit]

Name GP GA SO GAA
Hugh Lehman 17 71 1 4.2

Scoring leaders[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

In the second "world series" of ice hockey, the Millionaires played the Ottawa Senators, NHA champions. Vancouver would win the best-of-five series in three games and become the first west-coast team to win the Cup.

Game-by-Game Winning Team Score Losing Team Rules Used Location
1 March 22 Vancouver Millionaires 6–2 Ottawa Senators PCHA Denman Arena, Vancouver
2 March 24 Vancouver Millionaires 8–3 Ottawa Senators NHA
3 March 26 Vancouver Millionaires 12–3 Ottawa Senators PCHA
Millionaires win best-of-five series 3 – 0

Vancouver Millionaires 1915 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders
  Coaching and administrative staff
  • None- Defenseman Frank Patrick was Owner/President/Manager-Coach. He ran the whole team.

‡ Played Rover a position between both Defences and behind the Centre.

Stanley Cup engraving

The Senators had the words "Ottawa/NHA Champions/1914–15" engraved on the base of the trophy's original bowl even though they did not win the Cup final. This was similar to the practice prior to the NHA-PCHA agreement when the trophy was officially passed on to the winner of the league championship of the previous Cup champion's league. The previous Cup winner was the 1913–14 NHA champion Toronto Blueshirts.

After the finals, "Vancouver B.C./1914–15/Defeated Ottawa/3 Straight Games" was added to the Cup. Eight players' names and the manager's name were also engraved inside the bowl along the fluted sides.

Two players were left off the Stanley Cup, even though there was room. Kenny Mallen played 14 of 16 regular season games, and two of three games in the final. Mallen's name was left off by mistake. Jean Matz was left off, because he only played one game.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Notes