1919–20 Quebec Athletics season

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1919–20 Quebec Athletics
League 4th (1st half), 4th (2nd half) NHL
1919–20 record 2-10-0 (1st half), 2-10-0 (2nd half)
Goals for 129
Goals against 113
Team information
Coach Mike Quinn
Arena Quebec Arena
Team leaders
Goals Joe Malone (39)
Assists Joe Malone (10)
Points Joe Malone (49)
Penalties in minutes Harry Mummery (35)
Wins Frank Brophy (3)
Goals against average Frank Brophy (7.11)

The 1919–20 Quebec Athletics season was the Athletics' first and last season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Quebec franchise, dating from the National Hockey Association (NHA), was re-activated after two seasons of dormancy, the team placed fourth and last in the league in both halves of the season to not qualify for the playoffs. The Quebec franchise would be transferred to Hamilton, Ontario, before the next season.

Off-season[edit]

The Quebec NHL franchise had been dormant for two seasons; in the first season, long-time manager Mike Quinn had retired due to ill health and the club's directors voted to suspend the team. Before the second season, the team had been sold to Percy Quinn (no relation), but Quinn was only using the franchise in an ill-fated attempt to resurrect the National Hockey Association (NHA), the NHL owners then cancelled the Quebec NHL franchise, leaving Quebec out of the league for a second season. In May 1919, Calder and Mike Quinn made efforts to return Quebec to the league, this led to the NHL approving a new franchise in December 1919, to be operated by the Quebec Athletic Club and the club's official name in the NHL was the Quebec Athletic Club, leaving the old 'Bulldogs' nickname behind.[1] Mike Quinn returned to manage the team for the season.

Regular season[edit]

Joe Malone and Jack McDonald from the Quebec NHA team were 'returned' to the new Quebec NHL team. Malone would lead the league in scoring with 39 goals. Malone would score seven goals in a game against Toronto on January 31, 1920, and six goals in a game against Ottawa on March 10, 1920.

On March 3, the Montreal Canadiens pummeled the Athletics 16–3, setting an all-time NHL record for goals by one team.

Final Standings[edit]

First half
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 12 9 3 0 18 59 23
Montreal Canadiens 12 8 4 0 16 62 51
Toronto St. Patricks 12 5 7 0 10 52 62
Quebec Athletics 12 2 10 0 4 44 81
Second half
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Ottawa Senators 12 10 2 0 20 62 41
Toronto St. Patricks 12 7 5 0 14 67 44
Montreal Canadiens 12 5 7 0 10 67 62
Quebec Athletics 12 2 10 0 4 47 96

[2] Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1919-20 NHL Records
Team MON OTT QUE TOR
Montreal 1–7 7–1 5–3
Ottawa 7–1 7–1 5–3
Quebec 1–7 1–7 2–6
Toronto 3–5 3–5 6–2

Playoffs[edit]

The Athletics did not qualify for the playoffs.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
Malone , JoeJoe Malone C/LW 24 39 10 49 12
Carey , GeorgeGeorge Carey RW 20 11 9 20 6
McCarthy , TommyTommy McCarthy RW 12 12 6 18 0
Mummery, HarryHarry Mummery D 24 9 9 18 42
McDonald , JackJack McDonald C 24 6 7 13 4
Carpenter , EddieEddie Carpenter D 24 8 4 12 24
Ritchie , DaveDave Ritchie D 23 6 3 9 18
Smith , TommyTommy Smith C 10 0 1 1 11
Brophy, FrankFrank Brophy G 21 0 0 0 0
Coughlin , JackJack Coughlin F 9 0 0 0 0
Lockhart , HowieHowie Lockhart G 1 0 0 0 0
Marks , JackJack Marks F 1 0 0 0 4
McLean, FredFred McLean F 7 0 0 0 2
McNaughton, GeorgeGeorge McNaughton F 1 0 0 0 0
Wellington , AlexAlex Wellington D 1 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brophy, FrankFrank Brophy 1454 21 3 18 0 148 7.11 0
Mummery, HarryHarry Mummery 142 3 1 1 0 18 7.61 0
Lockhart, HowieHowie Lockhart 60 1 0 1 0 11 11.00 0
Team: 1451 24 4 20 0 177 7.32 0

[3]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • Howie Lockhart - Loaned to Quebec by Toronto, March 6, 1920. (Toronto 11, Quebec 2).

Roster[edit]

Name Position Birthdate Birthplace
Frank Brophy G August 9, 1900 Quebec City, QC
George Carey RW Quebec, QC
Eddie Carpenter D June 15, 1890 Hartford, MI
Jack Coughlin RW June 6, 1892 Douro, ON
Howie Lockhart G March 21, 1895 North Bay, ON
Joe Malone C February 28, 1890 Quebec City, QC
Jack Marks LW June 11, 1885 Brantford, ON
Thomas McCarthy RW Hamilton, ON
Jack McDonald LW February 28, 1887 Quebec, QC
Fred McLean D March 16, 1893 Lakeville Corner, NB
George McNaughton RW April 4, 1897 Gaspe, QC
Harry Mummery D August 25, 1889 Chicago, IL,
Dave Ritchie D January 12, 1892 Montreal, QC
Tommy Smith C September 27, 1886 Ottawa, ON
Alex Wellington RW August 4, 1893 Port Arthur, ON

Source: NHL.com

References[edit]

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol. 1 1893–1926 inc. National Hockey League. 
  • Wong, John Chi-Kit (2005). Lords of the Rinks. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-8520-2. 
Notes
  1. ^ Wong 2005, pp. 75–79.
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1919-20 Quebec Bulldogs Roster and Statistics". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved January 12, 2014. 

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