Portland Rosebuds (ice hockey)

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Portland Rosebuds was the name of two professional men's ice hockey teams in Portland, Oregon. Both teams played their home games at the Portland Ice Arena. The first Rosebuds are notable for being the first American based team to compete for the Stanley Cup. The second Rosebuds are notable in that their roster was used to build the NHL expansion Chicago Blackhawks.

PCHA Portland Rosebuds[edit]

Portland Rosebuds
CityPortland, Oregon
LeaguePCHA
Founded1914[1]
Folded1918
Home arenaPortland Ice Arena
ColorsNavy and white
Franchise history
1912-1914New Westminster Royals
1914-1918Portland Rosebuds
Championships
Regular season titles1916
Stanley Cups0

The first Portland Rosebuds played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1914 to 1918. The team was previously known as the New Westminster Royals, an inaugural member of the PCHA in 1911. The team moved to Portland due to poor attendance in New Westminster, British Columbia, and the availability of a larger arena in Portland. In 1916 the Portland Rosebuds won the PCHA championship and briefly held the Stanley Cup, losing it to the Montreal Canadiens in the 1916 Stanley Cup Final. Their win is memorialized on the Stanley Cup as "Portland Ore./PCHA Champions/1915–16" on the 1909 base ring, one of the permanent rings. Portland was the first United States-based team to participate in the Stanley Cup Finals. Portland suspended operations in 1918, and were replaced by the Victoria Aristocrats.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA Finish Playoffs
1914-15 18 9 9 0 91 83 2nd place N/A
1915-16 18 13 5 0 71 50 1st place League Champions
Lost Stanley Cup Final to Montreal Canadiens 3-2
1916-17 24 9 15 0 114 112 3rd place N/A
1917-18 18 7 11 0 63 75 last place Missed playoffs

WHL Portland Rosebuds[edit]

Portland Rosebuds
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CityPortland, Oregon
LeagueWHL
Founded1925
Folded1926
Home arenaPortland Ice Arena
ColorsBlack and Yellow
Franchise history
1921-1925Regina Capitals
1925-1926Portland Rosebuds
Championships
Regular season titles0
Stanley Cups0

The second Rosebuds team was born when the Regina Capitals moved to Portland for the 1925–26 WHL season. This was the final season for the Western Hockey League (WHL).

When the league folded, the Saskatoon players were sold to form the Montreal Maroons. Frank Patrick then negotiated the sale of the rest of the WHL players to the National Hockey League. The players were to be sold as three teams, one from the Victoria Cougars, one from the Rosebuds, and a third from the best players from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. A deal was reached where the players of the Rosebuds were sold for $100,000 to form the new Chicago Black Hawks expansion franchise.[2]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T GF GA Finish Playoffs
1925-26 30 12 16 2 84 106 4th place Missed playoffs

Head coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1915-1916 Portland Rosebuds Hockey". Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  2. ^ Whitehead, Eric (1980). The Patricks, hockey's royal family. Toronto, Ontario: Doubleday Canada. pp. 152, 157. ISBN 0-385-15662-6.
  • Coleman, Charles (1964). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1, 1893-1926 inc. National Hockey League.