Manitoba & Northwestern Hockey Association

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The Manitoba & Northwestern Hockey Association was an early senior-level men's amateur ice hockey league, founded in 1903, and played one season, 1903-1904 before joining the Manitoba Hockey Association. It operated in the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario of Canada, and was an important league in the early development of ice hockey in Canada.

Teams[edit]

1903-04 Season[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Brandon Wheat Cities
12
9
3
0
56
26
Rat Portage Thistles
12
8
4
0
57
35
Portage la Prairie Plains
12
1
11
0
21
73

League Leaders

Player Team Goals
Billy McGimsie Rat Portage 14
Harry Bright Brandon 13
Si Griffis Rat Portage 12
Jack Brodie Brandon 9

Stanley Cup Challenge[edit]

In March 1903, the Rat Portage Thistles would challenge the Ottawa Senators in a best-of-three series in Ottawa. The Thistles were younger and quicker than Ottawa; only one player on the Thistles was over the age of 20. However, poor soft ice conditions in Ottawa played a major factor as Ottawa swept the series with scores of 6–2 and 4–2.

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 12, 1903 Ottawa HC 6–2 Rat Portage Thistles Dey's Arena
March 14, 1903 Ottawa HC 4–2 Rat Portage Thistles
Ottawa HC wins best-of-three series 2 games to 0
March 12
Rat Portage 2 at Ottawa HC 6
Fred Dulmage G John "Bouse" Hutton
Mat Brown P Harvey Pulford, Capt
Tom Hooper, Capt CP Arthur Moore
Si Griffis RO Dave Gilmour 1
Billy McGimsie 2 C Frank McGee 2
Bill Martin LW Billy Gilmour 3
Roxy Beaudro RW Suddy Gilmour
Referee- Harry Trihey
March 14
Rat Portage 2 at Ottawa HC 4
Fred Dulmage G John "Bouse" Hutton
Mat Brown P Harvey Pulford, Capt
Tom Hooper, Capt CP Dave Gilmour 1
Si Griffis RO Frank McGee 2
Billy McGimsie 1 C Percy Sims 1
Bill Martin RW Billy Gilmour
Roxy Beaudro 1 LW Suddy Gilmour
Referee- Chauncy Kirby

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