1921–22 WCHL season

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The 1921–22 WCHL season was the first season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League. Four teams played 24 games each. The Regina Capitals defeated the Edmonton Eskimos in a two-game total-goals series to win the inaugural league championship.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = points

Western Canada Hockey League GP W L T Pts GF GA
Edmonton Eskimos 24 15 9 0 30 117 76
Regina Capitals 24 14 10 0 28 94 78
Calgary Tigers 24 14 10 0 28 75 62
Saskatoon Crescents1 24 5 19 0 10 67 137

1 The Saskatoon Crescents relocated to Moose Jaw as the Moose Jaw Crescents on 3 February 1922.

Playoffs[edit]

Edmonton and Regina ended the season with identical records of 14–9–1 with the sole tie being between the two teams. To decide first place, it was agreed to replay the tie game. Edmonton won the rematch 11–2 to place first. The Capitals defeated the Calgary Tigers 2–1 (1–0, 1–1) in a two-game totals-goals series to determine second place. The Capitals then went on to beat first place Edmonton 3–2 (1–1, 2–1) in the league's first championship series.

Regina then advanced to play the Pacific Coast Hockey Association champion Vancouver Millionaires in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the right to play in the Stanley Cup final. The Capitals won the first game but lost the two-game total goals series 2–5 (2–1, 0–4). Vancouver advanced to the Stanley Cup final against the Toronto St. Patricks of the National Hockey League, with Toronto winning the Stanley Cup, three games to two.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Duke Keats Edmonton Eskimos 25 31 24 55 47
Ty Arbour Edmonton Eskimos 23 26 7 33 22
Bullet Joe Simpson Edmonton Eskimos 25 21 12 33 15
George Hay Regina Capitals 25 21 11 32 9
Barney Stanley Calgary Tigers 24 26 5 31 17
Dick Irvin Regina Capitals 20 21 7 28 17
Art Gagné Edmonton Eskimos 20 15 7 22 24
Rabbit McVeigh Regina Capitals 19 15 6 21 8
Red Dutton Calgary Tigers 22 16 5 21 73
Harry Oliver Regina Capitals 20 10 4 14 7

See also[edit]

Preceded by
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WCHL seasons Succeeded by
1922–23 WCHL season