1923–24 WCHL season

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The 1923–24 WCHL season was the third season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). Four teams played 30 games each, the Calgary Tigers defeated the Regina Capitals to win the WCHL title. Calgary moved on to the Stanley Cup playoffs, losing in the Final to the Montreal Canadiens.

League business[edit]

The league approved a rule limiting goaltender pads to 12 inches (30 cm) in width.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The four teams played an interlocking schedule with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) teams.

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
Calgary Tigers 30 18 11 1 37 83 72
Regina Capitals 30 17 11 2 36 83 67
Saskatoon Crescents 30 15 12 3 33 91 73
Edmonton Eskimos 30 11 15 4 26 69 81

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Cook, BillBill Cook Saskatoon Crescents 30 26 14 40 20
Oliver, HarryHarry Oliver Calgary Tigers 27 22 12 34 14
Hay, GeorgeGeorge Hay Regina Capitals 25 20 11 31 8
Keats, DukeDuke Keats Edmonton Eskimos 29 19 12 31 41
Stanley, BarneyBarney Stanley Regina Capitals 30 15 11 26 27
Scott, LaurieLaurie Scott Saskatoon Crescents 30 20 5 25 8
Morris, BernieBernie Morris Calgary Tigers 30 16 7 23 13
Wilson, CullyCully Wilson Calgary Tigers 30 16 7 23 37
Irvin, DickDick Irvin Regina Capitals 29 15 8 23 33
Lalonde, NewsyNewsy Lalonde Saskatoon Crescents 21 10 10 20 24

Playoffs[edit]

The Calgary Tigers played off against Regina for the WCHL title.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 5 Calgary 2 Regina 2
March 7 Regina 0 Calgary 2

Calgary wins two-game total-goals series 4–2.

The Tigers then played off against Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Vancouver to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 10 Calgary 1 Vancouver 3
March 12 Vancouver 3 Calgary 6
March 15 Calgary 3 Vancouver 1 in Winnipeg

Calgary wins best-of-three series 2–1.

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

In the final, the Calgary Tigers would face the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Montreal Canadiens. Montreal had also defeated Vancouver to advance to the Final. Montreal then defeated Calgary two games to none in the best-of-three series to win the Stanley Cup.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 22 Calgary Tigers 1 Montreal Canadiens 6 (NHL rules)
March 25 Calgary Tigers 0 Montreal Canadiens 3 in Ottawa (WCHL rules)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman 1966, p. 450.
Preceded by
1922–23 WCHL season
WCHL seasons
1923–24
Succeeded by
1924–25 WCHL season