1946 Stanley Cup Finals

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1946 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Montreal Canadiens 4*3*42*6 4
Boston Bruins 3*2*23*3 1
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Boston: Boston Garden (3, 4)
CoachesMontreal: Dick Irvin
Boston: Dit Clapper
CaptainsMontreal: Toe Blake
Boston: Dit Clapper
DatesMarch 30 – April 9
Series-winning goalToe Blake (11:06, third)

The 1946 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens would win the series four games to one.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Boston defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–1 to advance to the finals. Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 to advance to the finals.

Game summaries[edit]

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens


Montreal won series 4–1


Montreal Canadiens 1946 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

1 Bill Durnan

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • Donat Raymond (President/Owner), Dalton Coleman (Vice President/Owner)
  • Bill Hardy (Director), Tommy Gorman (Manager)
  • Dick Irvin Sr. (Coach), Arthur Cayford (Secretary-Treasurer)†
  • Ernie Cook (Trainer)†, Hector Dubois (Asst. Trainer)†
  • William Northey (Vice President/Owner) was missing from team picture, and Stanley Cup.

† Left off cup, but included on the team picture.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Joe Benoit only won one Stanley Cup, but his name was engraved differently on all three rings with 1946 Montreal.
  • Original Ring – Joseph Benoit 1946
  • Presentation Ring – Jo Benoit 1957-58
  • Replica Ring – Joe Benoit 1992-93

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
1945
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1946
Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
1947