1919 PCHA season
The 1918-1919 PCHA season was the eighth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from January 1 until March 10. The season was increased to 20 games per team.
The Vancouver Millionaires club would be regular-season PCHA champions, but lost the play-off to Seattle Metropolitans. The Mets then played in the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals series against Montreal Canadiens, NHL champions. Due to the outbreak of flu at the time, the series was not completed.
The Portland franchise was suspended for the season. Victoria's Patrick Arena was again available for ice hockey use. Victoria was re-activated and took over the contracts of the Rosebud players.
Harry Holmes returned to the PCHA to Seattle from Toronto. Vancouver got Art Duncan back from World War I, and picked up Fred Harris from Portland. Seattle's Cully Wilson was suspended from the league for breaking Mickey MacKay's jaw in a fight using his stick to cross-check Mackay in the face. While Cyclone Taylor won the goal-scoring title with 23 goals, the second-place Bernie Morris scored five goals against Victoria on February 14. Third-place Fred Harris scored five goals against Victoria on March 10.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold
|Pacific Coast Hockey Association||GP||W||L||T||GF||GA|
In a reversal of the previous year's playoffs, the second-place Metropolitans defeated the first-place Vancouver Millionaires. Vancouver was missing Mickey MacKay due to injury and coaxed Si Griffis out of retirement for the last two games of the season and the playoffs.
Foyston was the star of the first game, scoring three goals for Seattle. The 6–1 win was enough to hold the series, as they dropped the return game in Vancouver, where Harris scored two in a losing cause.
Seattle Metropolitans vs. Vancouver Millionaires
|March 12||Vancouver Millionaires||1||Seattle Metropolitans||6|
|March 14||Seattle Metropolitans||1||Vancouver Millionaires||4|
Seattle wins two-game total-goals series 7 to 5
Stanley Cup Final
Montreal Canadiens vs. Seattle Metropolitans
|March 19||Montreal Canadiens||0||Seattle Metropolitans||7|
|March 22||Seattle Metropolitans||2||Montreal Canadiens||4|
|March 24||Montreal Canadiens||2||Seattle Metropolitans||7|
|March 26||Seattle Metropolitans||0||Montreal Canadiens||0||20:00 OT|
|March 30||Montreal Canadiens||4||Seattle Metropolitans||3||15:57 OT|
Schedule and results
|13||Seattle||3||Vancouver||2 (2' OT)|
|10||Victoria||2||Vancouver||1 (3'55" OT)|
|12||Vancouver||3||Seattle||2 (23' OT)|
|21||Vancouver||2||Victoria||3 (37'20" OT)|
|7||Vancouver||6||Victoria||5 (11'4" OT)|
|Taylor, CycloneCyclone Taylor||Vancouver Millionaires||20||23||13||36||12|
|Morris, BernieBernie Morris||Seattle Metropolitans||20||22||7||29||15|
|Harris, SmokeySmokey Harris||Vancouver Millionaires||20||19||6||25||19|
|Foyston, FrankFrank Foyston||Seattle Metropolitans||18||15||4||19||0|
|MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay||Vancouver Millionaires||17||9||9||18||9|
|Stanley, BarneyBarney Stanley||Vancouver Millionaires||20||10||6||16||19|
|Oatman, EddieEddie Oatman||Victoria Aristocrats||18||11||5||16||13|
|Wilson, CullyCully Wilson||Seattle Metropolitans||18||11||5||16||37|
|Walker, JackJack Walker||Seattle Metropolitans||20||9||6||15||9|
|Cook, LloydLloyd Cook||Vancouver Millionaires||20||8||6||14||22|
- Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893-1936 inc. pp. 354–364.
- Hollander, Zander; Bock, Hal, eds. (1970). The Complete Encyclopedia of Ice Hockey. Prentice-Hall Inc. ISBN 0-13-159905-4.
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1919–20 PCHA season