1900–01 MHA season

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The 1900–01 MHA season of the Manitoba Hockey Association was played by two teams Winnipeg Victorias and Winnipeg HC. The Victorias, as defending champions, played and defeated the Montreal Shamrocks of the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) in a Stanley Cup challenge to bring the Stanley Cup to Manitoba.

Regular season[edit]

February 19, 1901

Victorias defeated Winnipeg 4 – 3 to win the Manitoba championship.[1] After the season, the Victorias were presented with gold watches from the club. Honorary club president Hugh John Macdonald, former Manitoba premier, and son of former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald made a speech.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points

Club GP W L T Pts
Winnipeg Victorias 4 4 0 0 8
Winnipeg Hockey Club 4 0 4 0 0

Source: Zweig[3]

Stanley Cup challenge[edit]

Shamrocks vs. Winnipeg[edit]

In January 1901, the Winnipeg Victorias again challenged the Montreal Shamrocks for the Cup. This time, Winnipeg prevailed, sweeping the best-of-three series with scores of 4–3 and 2–1. Game two was the first overtime game in Cup history with Dan Bain scoring at the four-minute mark of the extra period.

For the series, the Shamrocks added Montreal Victorias captain Mike Grant, replacing Frank Tansey. Winnipeg added Burke Wood and Jack Marshall. For Marshall, it would be the first Stanley Cup win of his career, a career in which he would with the Cup six times, with four teams.[4]

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location Notes
January 29, 1901 Winnipeg Victorias 4–3 Montreal Shamrocks Montreal Arena
January 31, 1901 Winnipeg Victorias 2–1 Montreal Shamrocks 4:00, OT
Winnipeg wins best-of-three series 2 games to 0

Game one[edit]

Winnipeg addition Burke Wood scored twice for Winnipeg to lead the team, including the winner with two minutes remaining.[4]

January 29
Winnipeg 4 at Shamrocks 3
Art Brown G Joe McKenna
Rod Flett P Mike Grant
Magnus Flett CP Frank Wall 1
Tony Gingras 1 F Harry Trihey, Capt
Dan Bain, Capt 1 F Jack P.Brannen 1
Charles Johnston F Fred Scanlon
Burke Wood 2 F Arthur Farrell 1
Fred Chadham sub
Referee - H. Baird
Umpires - A. McKerrow, R.Boon

Game two[edit]

Dan Bain scored late in the first half to put Winnipeg ahead. Harry Trihey tied it early in the second half. The game was tied to go to overtime. Bain scored the winner in overtime, the first Stanley Cup-winning goal scored in overtime.[4]

January 31
Winnipeg 2 at Shamrocks 1
Art Brown G Joe McKenna
Rod Flett P Mike Grant
Magnus Flett CP Frank Wall
Tony Gingras F Harry Trihey, Capt 1
Dan Bain, Capt 2 F Jack P. Brannen
Charles Johnston F Fred Scanlon
Burke Wood F Arthur Farrell
Fred Chadham sub
Referee - H. Baird
Umpires - A. McKerrow, R. Boon

Winnipeg Victorias 1901 Stanley Cup champions[edit]



Coaching and administrative staff:

  • Jack Armytage (President), Mark Hooper (Trainer),
  • Ted Robinson (Secretary/Treasurer), Walter Pratt (Director)

See also[edit]


  • Coleman, Charles (1964–1969). The Trail of the Stanley Cup vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. Sherbrooke Daily Record Company Ltd., NHL. pp. 65–67. 
  • Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7. 
  1. ^ "Victorias Always Win". The Globe and Mail. February 20, 1901. p. 10. 
  2. ^ Zweig 2012, p. 208.
  3. ^ Zweig 2012, p. 308.
  4. ^ a b c Zweig 2012, p. 309.
Preceded by
Montreal Shamrocks
Winnipeg Victorias
1901 Stanley Cup Champions
Succeeded by
Winnipeg Victorias
January 1902
Preceded by
MHA seasons
Succeeded by