Alberta-British Columbia Senior League

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The Alberta-British Columbia Senior League is a defunct senior men's ice hockey league that operated for the 1941-42 season.

History[edit]

The West Kootenay League was a senior level hockey league that operated from 1922-23 through 1940-41; and the Alberta Senior Hockey League was a senior level league that operated between 1936 and 1941. Both leagues suspended their operations after the 1940-41 season due to World War II.

For the 1941-42 season, four teams from the two leagues (along with the upstart Red Deer Buffalos), merged to form the Alberta-British Columbia Senior League. Due to the pressures of the war, the league lasted just one season.

The West Kootenay League was resurrected for the 1945-46 season,[1] and in 1946-47 the league expanded into the United States to become the Western International Hockey League.

1941-42 season[edit]

Standings[edit]

1941-42 season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Calgary Stampeders 32 22 6 4 48 154 97 n/a
Lethbridge Maple Leafs 32 16 13 3 35 122 103 n/a
Kimberley Dynamiters 32 16 16 0 31 105 122 n/a
Trail Smoke Eaters 32 14 15 3 31 140 122 n/a
Red Deer Buffalos 32 7 25 0 14 89 166 n/a

Coaches[edit]

  • Marty Burke (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Riley "Moon" Mullen (Lethbridge Maple Leafs)
  • Ken Campbell (Kimberley Dynamiters)
  • Roy Bentley (Trail Smoke Eaters)
  • Frank Coulson (Red Deer Buffalos)

Playoffs[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

In the "Best of 5" semi-final series the Calgary Stampeders beat Trail Smoke Eaters 3 wins to none.

  • Game 1: Calgary 8 Trail 3
  • Game 2: Calgary 3 Trail 2
  • Game 3: Calgary 5 Trail 1

In the "Best of 5" semi-final series Lethbridge Maple Leafs beat Kimberley Dynamiters 3 wins to none, 1 tie.

  • Game 1: Lethbridge 2 Kimberley 2
  • Game 2: Lethbridge 4 Kimberley 2
  • Game 3: Lethbridge 4 Kimberley 1
  • Game 4: Kimberley defaulted.

Note: Kimberley defaulted so that it could play in the 1941-42 British Columbia Senior Playoffs, which it did over Alberta's objections.

Final[edit]

In the final series Lethbridge Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Stampeders 3 wins to 2, 1 tie. The Lethbridge Maple Leafs advanced to the 1941-42 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.

  • Game 1: Calgary 2 Lethbridge 1
  • Game 2: Lethbridge 7 Calgary 6
  • Game 3: Calgary 4 Lethbridge 2
  • Game 4: Lethbridge 2 Calgary 1
  • Game 5: Calgary 2 Lethbridge 2
  • Game 6: Lethbridge 2 Calgary 1

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