1904–05 MHA season

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The 1904–05 Manitoba Hockey Association (MHA) season was won by the Rat Portage Thistles. After the season the Thistles challenged Ottawa for the Stanley Cup, but lost in a three-game series.

Regular season[edit]

Highlights[edit]

Tom Phillips returned to the Thistles after attending McGill University and a year in Toronto. Phillips brought along goaltender Eddie Giroux, with whom he had played with in the 1903–04 season for the Toronto Marlboros.[1]

Final standing[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Points
Rat Portage Thistles
8
7
1
0
14
Winnipeg Rowing Club
10
6
3
1
12
Portage la Prairie 10 4 5 1 9
Brandon Hockey Club 10 4 6 0 8
Winnipeg Victorias 10 2 8 0 2

Source: Zweig, 2012.[2]

Stanley Cup Challenges[edit]

After the season, the Thistles challenged the Ottawa Hockey Club in Ottawa

Rat Portage vs. Ottawa[edit]

In March 1905, the Rat Portage Thistles issued another challenge to the Senators, the Ottawa star Frank McGee did not play in the first game and the Thistles crushed Ottawa, 9–3. However, he returned to lead the Senators to 4–2 and 5–4 victories in games two and three, respectively. McGee scored the winning goal in the third game.[2]

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 7, 1905 Rat Portage Thistles 9–3 Ottawa Senators Dey's Arena
March 9, 1905 Ottawa Senators 4–2 Rat Portage Thistles
March 11, 1905 Ottawa Senators 5–4 Rat Portage Thistles
Ottawa wins best-of-three series 2 games to 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zweig 2012, p. 301.
  2. ^ a b Zweig 2012, p. 300.
  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc. NHL. 
  • Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7. 
Preceded by
1903–04
MHA seasons
1904–05
Succeeded by
1905–06