1924–25 WCHL season

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The 1924–25 WCHL season was the fourth season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League. With the collapse of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), two teams, the Vancouver Maroons and Victoria Cougars joined the WCHL. Six teams played 28 games each.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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

Western Canada Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Calgary Tigers 28 17 11 0 34 95 79
Saskatoon Crescents 28 16 11 1 33 102 75
Victoria Cougars 28 16 12 0 32 84 63
Edmonton Eskimos 28 14 13 1 29 97 109
Vancouver Maroons 28 12 16 0 24 91 102
Regina Capitals 28 8 20 0 16 72 121

Playoffs[edit]

The Victoria Cougars defeated the Saskatoon Crescents in the WCHL semi-final.

Date Away Score Home Score
March 6 Saskatoon 1 Victoria 3
March 10 Victoria 3 Saskatoon 3
Victoria wins two-game, total-goals series 6–4

Source: Coleman(1966)[1]

The Victoria Cougars then defeated the Calgary Tigers in the WCHL final.

Date Away Score Home Score
March 14 Victoria 1 Calgary 1
March 18 Calgary 0 Victoria 2
Victoria wins two-game, total-goals series 3–1

Source: Coleman(1966)[2]

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

The Victoria Cougars faced the National Hockey League champion Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-5 series for the Stanley Cup. Victoria defeated Montreal, 3 games to 1, marking the only time since the inception of the NHL in 1917 that the NHL champion did not win the Cup and the final time this would happen.

Date Away Score Home Score
March 21 Montreal Canadiens 2 Victoria Cougars 5
March 23 Montreal Canadiens 1 Victoria Cougars 3
March 27 Montreal Canadiens 4 Victoria Cougars 2
March 30 Montreal Canadiens 1 Victoria Cougars 6

Source: Coleman(1966)[3]

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
MacKay, MickeyMickey MacKay Vancouver Maroons 28 27 6 33 17
Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver Calgary Tigers 24 20 13 33 23
Keats, DukeDuke Keats Edmonton Eskimos 28 23 9 32 63
Cook, BillBill Cook Saskatoon Crescents 27 22 10 32 79
Fredrickson, FrankFrank Fredrickson Victoria Cougars 28 22 8 30 43
Boucher, FrankFrank Boucher Vancouver Maroons 27 16 12 28 6
Briden, ArchieArchie Briden Edmonton Eskimos 28 17 6 23 33
Simpson, Bullet JoeBullet Joe Simpson Edmonton Eskimos 28 11 12 23 16
Hay, GeorgeGeorge Hay Regina Capitals 20 16 6 22 6
Cook, BunBun Cook Saskatoon Crescents 28 18 3 21 48

Goaltending averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Hap Holmes Victoria 28 63 3 2.3
George Hainsworth Saskatoon 28 75 2 2.7
Hugh Lehman Vancouver 11 30 2.7
Hal Winkler Calgary 28 80 2 2.9
Hec Fowler Edmonton 8 29 1 3.6
Bill Tobin Edmonton 3 12 4.0
Herb Stuart Edmonton 17 68 1 4.0
Charlie Reid Vancouver 17 72 1 4.4
Red McCusker Regina 28 123 4.4

Source: Coleman(1966)[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 480–481.
  2. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 481–482.
  3. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 482–483.
  4. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 478.
  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 

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Preceded by
1923–24 WCHL season
WCHL seasons
1924–25
Succeeded by
1925–26 WHL season