1916–17 PCHA season

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The 1916–17 PCHA season was the sixth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association league. Season play ran from December 1, 1916, until March 2, 1917. The season was expanded to 24 games per team, except that the final game was cancelled. The Seattle Metropolitans club would be PCHA champions. After the season the club would play the Stanley Cup finals series against the Montreal Canadiens, NHA champions. Seattle would win the best-of-five series 3–1 to win the Cup.

League business[edit]

In the fall of 1916, the Canadian government expropriated Victoria's Patrick Arena for war-time training purposes, making the arena unavailable for ice hockey use. It was decided to move the Victoria Aristocrats to Spokane, Washington.[1] This left Vancouver as the only Canadian team. The experiment in Spokane was not a success due to poor attendance. On February 15, 1917, the Spokane Arena announced that the remaining home games would be played in the other team's arenas.[2] The final regular season game between Vancouver and Spokane was subsequently canceled.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Pacific Coast Hockey Association GP W L T GF GA
Seattle Metropolitans 24 16 8 0 125 80
Vancouver Millionaires 23 14 9 0 131 124
Portland Rosebuds 24 9 15 0 114 112
Spokane Canaries 23 8 15 0 89 143

Schedule and results[edit]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Dec. 1 Spokane 5 Portland 4
2 Seattle 2 Vancouver 6
5 Portland 3 Seattle 4 (11:00 OT)
5 Vancouver 4 Spokane 6
8 Seattle 2 Portland 5
9 Spokane 6 Vancouver 9
12 Portland 5 Spokane 7
12 Vancouver 7 Seattle 6 (13:40 OT)
15 Vancouver 3 Portland 5
15 Spokane 0 Seattle 4
19 Seattle 3 Spokane 1
23 Portland 5 Vancouver 7
26 Vancouver 2 Seattle 7
26 Portland 2 Spokane 6
29 Spokane 5 Portland 10
30 Seattle 7 Vancouver 4
Jan. 2 Portland 7 Seattle 4
5 Vancouver 3 Portland 5
5 Seattle 1 Spokane 5
9 Spokane 1 Seattle 3
9 Portland 4 Vancouver 5
12 Vancouver 3 Seattle 12
12 Portland 3 Spokane 5
16 Seattle 6 Portland 2
19 Portland 3 Seattle 8
20 Spokane 3 Vancouver 6
23 Vancouver 8 Spokane 5
26 Spokane 5 Portland 4
27 Seattle 2 Vancouver 3
30 Spokane 2 Seattle 4
30 Vancouver 7 Portland 11
Feb. 2 Seattle 16 Spokane 1
3 Portland 1 Vancouver 6
6 Portland 3 Spokane 4 (3:00 OT)
6 Vancouver 4 Seattle 8
9 Seattle 1 Portland 5
10 Spokane 1 Vancouver 8
13 Spokane 8 Vancouver 12
13 Portland 2 Seattle 5
16 Spokane 1 Portland 9
17 Seattle 2 Vancouver 4
20 Vancouver 4 Portland 6
23 Spokane 7 Seattle 9
24 Portland 4 Vancouver 5
27 Spokane 0 Seattle 7
March 2 Spokane 5 Vancouver 11
2 Seattle 4 Portland 3
Vancouver Spokane cancelled

Source: Coleman 1966.[3]

Player statistics[edit]

Goaltending averages[edit]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Holmes, Hap Seattle 24 80 2 3.3
Murray, Tom Portland 24 112 4.7
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 23 124 5.4
Fowler, Norman Spokane 23 143 6.2

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Bernie Morris Seattle Metropolitans 24 37 17 54 17
Gordon Roberts Vancouver Millionaires 23 43 10 53 42
Frank Foyston Seattle Metropolitans 24 36 12 48 51
Barney Stanley Victoria Aristocrats 23 28 18 46 9
Dick Irvin Portland Rosebuds 23 35 10 45 24
Mickey MacKay Vancouver Millionaires 23 22 11 33 37
Dubbie Kerr Spokane Canaries 23 20 11 31 58
Smokey Harris Portland Rosebuds 23 18 13 31 39
Cyclone Taylor Vancouver Millionaires 12 14 15 29 12
Tommy Dunderdale Portland Rosebuds 24 22 4 26 141

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc. 
  • Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Zweig, Zweig (2001). Hockey stories on and off the ice. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-1903-3. 
  1. ^ Diamond, Duplacey & Zweig 2001.
  2. ^ "Pro Hockey Fails to Make Good in Spokane". The Globe. February 15, 1917. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Coleman 1966, pp. 320–321.
Preceded by
1915–16 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1916–17
Succeeded by
1917–18 PCHA season