Wednesday, 7 January 2015

1921-1922 W.C.H.L. Schedule

Saskatoon Crescents vs Regina Captials, December 12, 1921 (Delayed due to warm weather)



Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals, Decemeber 16, 1921

ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTalbot
MorandefenceDea
TraubdefenceSimpson
MeekingcentreKeats
AndersonforwardGagne
HayforwardMatz
CookforwardTrapp
Lowery forwardArbour

 *To be added*

Calgary Tigers vs Regina Captials, December 19, 1921


ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTobin
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
Andersonforward

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents, December 19, 1921,

SaskatoonPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalTalbot
R. BensondefenceDea
C. BensondefenceSimpson
DukowitzcentreKeats
CampbellforwardArbour
CrawfordforwardMatz
PoulinforwardTrapp
MacCarthyforwardGillespie


First Period 
1 - Edmonton, Simpson
2 - Saskatoon, Dekowitz
3 - Edmonton, Arbour

Second Period
4 - Edmonton, Arbour from Keats
5 - Saskatoon, Dukowitz from Poulin
6 - Edmonton, Keats from Simpson
7 - Edmonton, Simpson
8 - Saskatoon, Unknown

Third Period
9 - Saskatoon, Crawford from Campbell
10 - Edmonton, Keats from Gagne
11 - Saskatoon, Crawford from Campbell
12 - Edmonton, Arbour from Simpson
13 - Edmonton, Keats

Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals, December 21, 1921,

ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTobin
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
AndersonforwardMorrison

Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Tigers, December 23, 1921


CalgaryPositionEdmonton
ReidGoalTalbot
GardinerdefenceDea
DuttondefenceSimpson
StanleycentreKeats
AndersonWingGagne
MartinWingArbour
BrandowforwardMatz
ArbourforwardTrapp
MurrayforwardGillespie

Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Tigers, December 26, 1921


CalgaryPositionEdmonton
ReidGoalTalbot
GardinerdefenceDea
DuttondefenceSimpson
StanelycentreMatz
J. AndersonWingKeats
MartinWingGagne
BrandowforwardTrapp
ArbourforwardGillespie
Murrayforward

Saskatoon Crescents vs Regina Captials, December 26, 1921

SaskatoonPositionRegina
HebertGoalLaird
R. BensondefenceMoran
CrawforddefenceTraub
DutkowskicentreHay
NagleWingAnderson
McCarthyWingCook
GrantforwardMeeking
CampbellforwardLowery
AdamsforwardMitchell

Saskatoon Crescents vs Regina Captials, December 28, 1921

ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTobin
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
AndersonforwardMorrison

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents, January 2, 1922,

SaskatoonPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalTobin
BensondefenceGillespie
CrawforddefenceSimpson
NaglecentreKeats
McCarthyWingGagne
DutowskiWingArbour
CampbellforwardMatz
GrantforwardTrapp
AdamsforwardMorrison


Calgary Tigers vs Regina Captials, January 2, 1922,


ReginaPositionCalgary
LairdGoalReid
TraubdefenceDutton
MorandefenceGardiner
IrvincentreStanley
SparrowWingMartin
HayWingBrandow
BattelforwardOliver 
McVeighforwardArbour
AndersonforwardMurray


Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals , January 4, 1921, 

4-3 Regina

Regina PositionEdmonton
Laird GoalTalbot
TraubdefenceDea
MorandefenceSimpson
Irvincentre Keats
HayforwardArbour
SparrowforwardMatz
LoweryforwardTrapp
BattellforwardGillespie
AndersonforwardMcCrimmon

First Period 
1 - Edmonton, Arbour
2 - Edmonton, Arbour from Keats

Second Period 
No Scoring

Third Period 
3 - Edmonton, Arbour from Keats
4 - Regina, Hay, PP
5 - Regina, Hay, PP
6 - Regina, Sparrow

Overtime
7 - Moran, Regina

Reporters note that in this game the Edmonton team made the Regina team look like amateurs with their fast skating constant pace and furious backchecking. The Regina team lacked a system to attack and the Edmonton team would neutralize it long before it was a threat. The fifth and sixth goals were scored on the powerplay while Keats was off for two minutes for tripping and the tying goal just as he returned to the ice.

Ty Arbur was the best player in the Edmonton line up, scoring a hat trick.He also is noted as having had a tremendous defensive game being excellent on the back check Keats is also noted as having a good game with his two points. On the home team side Hay and Moran were the best.

Saskatoon Crescents vs Calgary Tigers, January 4, 1922

SaskatoonPositionCalgary
HebertGoalReid
BensondefenceDutton
AdamsdefenceGardiner
NaglecentreStanley
McCarthyWingBrandow
CrawfordWingMartin
CampbellforwardOliver
GrantforwardArbour

forwardMurray

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents, January 6, 1922

SaskatoonPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalWinkler
BensondefenceGillespie
CrawforddefenceSimpson
NaglecentreKeats
McCarthyforwardArbour
CampbellforwardGagne
GrantforwardMatz
DutkowskispareMcRimmon
~spareTrapp

*To be Added*

Calgary Tigers vs Regina Captials, January 9, 1922

ReginaPositionCalgary
LairdGoalReid
TraubdefenceDutton
MorandefenceGardiner
IrvincentreStanley
SparrowWingArbour
HayWingMartin
BattelforwardBrandow
McVeighforwardOliver
AndersonforwardMurray


Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals , January 11, 1922
8-4 Regina


ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTalbot
TraubdefenceBostrum
MorandefenceSimpson
SparrowcentreKeats
HayforwardArbour
AndersonforwardMatz
BattellforwardTrapp
IrvinforwardGagne
AndersonforwardDea

First Period 
1 - Regina, Moran 
2 - Eskimos, Morrison 
3 - Regina, Hay 
4 - Regina, Moran 
5 - Edmonton, Keats from Simpson
6 - Edmonton, Arbour from Keats, from Morrison

Second Period 
7 - Regina, Irvin
8 - Regina, Irvin 

Third Period 
9 - Regina, Irvin from Hay 
10 - Regina, Irvin from Anderson 
11 - Regina, McVeigh from Anderson 
12 - Edmonton, Gagne 

Talbot was having an awful night as three long shots managed to beat him and even the Eskimos dazzling team play wasn't able to help them keep up. Dick Irvin missed the first period but after he stepped on the ice in the second and began scoring the superiority of the Capitals became apparent. Even though the Eskimos managed to rain shots on the Regina goaltender in the first period, Laird was brilliant and kept the score even after one. 

Dick Irvin's two goals in the second were individual efforts where he managed to stick hand through the entire Edmonton before scoring. Edmonton continued their barrage on Laird spending four or five minutes in the Regina end firing at will towards the net minder and were shutout, this heavy offensive left the Eskimos tired for the third. The Captials took advantage and extended the margin of victory.

Saskatoon Crescents vs Calgary Tigers, January 11, 1922

SaskatoonPositionCalgary
HebertGoalReid
BensondefenceGardiner
CrawforddefenceDutton
Naglecentre       Stanley
DutkowskiWingBrandow
CampbellWingOliver
GrantforwardArbour
CookforwardMurray
Adams forwardMartin

Calgary Tigers vs Regina Captials, January 13, 1922

ReginaPositionCalgary
LairdGoalReid
TraubdefenceGardiner
MorandefenceDutton
IrvincentreStanley
McVeighWingMartin
HayWingOliver
BattelforwardBrandow
WilsonforwardMurray
AndersonforwardArbour

Calgary Tigers vs Edmonton Eskimos, January 16, 1922 

CalgaryPositionEdmonton
ReidGoalWinkler
DuttondefenceDea
GardinerdefenceSimpson
StanleycentreKeats
OliverWingGagne
MartinWingArbour
ArbourforwardMatz
BrandowforwardTrapp
J. AndersonforwardMorrison

Saskatoon Crescents vs Regina Captials, Janurary 16, 1922

ReginaPositionSaskatoon
LairdGoalHebert
TraubdefenceCrawford
MorandefenceBenson
IrvincentreNagle
McVeighWingDutkowski
HayWingCampbell
BattelforwardAsseltine
E. EndersonforwardAdams
LowertforwardCook

Saskatoon Crescents vs Regina Captials, Janurary 18, 1922

ReginaPositionSaskatoon
LairdGoalHebert
TraubdefenceCrawford
MorandefenceBenson
IrvincentreNagle
McVeighWingCampbell
HayWingAsseltine
BattelforwardCook
WilsonforwardAdams
AndersonforwardNewell

Calgary Tigers vs Edmonton Eskimos, January 18, 1922 

4-3 Calgary

CalgaryPositionEdmonton
ReidGoalWinkler
DuttondefenceGillespie
GardinerdefenceSimpson
StanleycentreKeats
MartinforwardMorrison
OliverforwardMatz
AndersonforwardTrapp
BrandowforwardArbour
MurrayforwardGagne

First Period 
1 - Calgary, Stanely from Oliver
2 - Edmonton, Gillespie from Keats
3 - Edmonton, Simpson from Keats
4- Calgary, Dutton from Brandow

Second Period 
No Scoring

Third Period 
5 - Calgary, Dutton from Oliver
6 - Edmonton, Arbour from Keats
7 - Calgary, Dutton unassisted

Calgary managed to beat Edmonton in a high flying fast paced hockey game, however they lost Anderson during the match to a shoulder injury and he'd be sidelined for a while with a torn ligament. Edmonton played a strong game territorially, but the Tigers defence was reportedly nearly unbeatable. The game winning goal by the Tigers was a flukey shot from outside the Eskimos end an unfortunate goal. Two of the other goals featured awful defensive play the Eskimos allowing a pass directly in front of their net to an open opposing player.

Gillespie replaced Dea on defence and established his popularity with a strong game. Simpson worked hard throughout the entire game. Keats played perhaps his game of the season, being a part of all 3 of the Eskimos goals. Foley was perhaps the hardest worker on the Tigers side with Dutton being brilliant at both ends of the ice. Winkler himself claimed that he had played extremely poorly and if he'd be on his game Calgary wouldn't have scored more than one.

Saskatoon Crescents vs Calgary Tigers, January 20, 1922

CalgaryPositionSaskatoon
ReidGoalHebert
DuttondefenceCrawford
GardinerdefenceBenson
StanleycentreDutkowski
MartinWingCook
OliverWingCampbell
DeaforwardAdams
MurrayforwardAsseltine
ArbourforwardNewell

Saskatoon Sheiks vs Edmonton Eskimos, January 23, 1922 


15-3 Edmonton
SaskatoonPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalTobin &Winkler
BensondefenceGillespie
CrawforddefenceSimpson
CookcentreKeats
DutkowskiforwardArbour
AsoltineforwardGagne
CampbellforwardMatz
AdamsspareMorrison
NewellspaceTrapp

First Period 
1 - Edmonton, Keats from Arbour
2 - Edmonton, Simpson
3 - Edmonton, Simpson
4 - Edmonton, Keats from Simpson

Second Period
5 - Edmonton, Gillespie
6 - Saskatoon, Crawford
7 - Edmonton, Keats
8 - Edmonton, Morrision from Keats

Third Period
9 - Edmonton, Keats from Simpson
10 - Edmonton, Gagne from Simpson
11 - Edmonton, Simpson from Gagne
12 - Edmonton, Keats from Simpson
13 - Edmotnon, Gagne from Simpson
14 - Edmonton, Keats
15 - Eskimos, Keats
16 - Saskatoon, Newell from Benson
17 - Eskimos, Keats from Keats
18 - Saskatoon Dutkowski from Asoltine

Flat out domination by Edmonton this game Keats and Simpson had absolutely spectacular nights posting over half a dozen each. The Eskimos had finally broken their losing streak playing with mechanical precision, skating hard and without weakness. Keats put up a historic performance not seen in many years by the Edmonton fans. Simpson also flat out dominated his two goals in the first were the result of end to end rushes through the opposing team.

Calgary Tigers vs Regina Captials, January 27, 1922

CalgaryPositionRegina
ReidGoalLiard
GardinerdefenceMoran
DuttondefenceTraub
StanleycentreIrvin
OliverWingHay
MartinWingMcVeigh
BrandowforwardAnderson
MurrayforwardWilson
ArbourforwardBattell

Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals , January 30, 1922


5-4 Regina


ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTobin
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
AndersonforwardMorrison

First Period
1 - Regina, McVeigh
2 - Edmonton, Keats from Arbour
3 - Regina, Hay
4 - Eskimos, Keats from Simpson

Second Period
5 - Eskimos, Keats
6 - Regina, Battell
7 - Regina, Irvin

Third Period 
8 - Regina, Traub
9 - Edmonton, Gagne from Arbour

Five of the Eskimos were far better than anyone on the Regina squad. Keats, Gagne, Arbour, Simpson and Gillespie, their was reportedly "scarcely any comparison between positions on each team". However the goaltending was the Eskimos undoing, Tobin let in 4 soft goals from outside the Eskimos end and one other goal from a sharp angle. Keats was displaying excellent stickhandling and Gagne and Arbour were working well their centerman. Moran and Traub on the Capitals side were performing 'miracles' in their own end to stem the tide of the Eskimos attack who kept possession the majority of the time preventing the Eskimos from running up the score Laird was brilliant facing somewhere around 40 shots.

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents, February, 1, 1922


6-2 Edmonton

Saskatoon
Position
Edmonton
Hebert
Goal
Winkler
Benson
defence
Gillespie
Crawford
defence
Simpson
Nagle
centre
Morrison
Dutkowski
forward
Arbour
Newell
forward
Gagne
Nagle
forward
Matz
Asseltine
forward
Keats
Cook
forward
Trapp

First Period
1 - Saskatoon, Newell from Nagle
2 - Edmonton, Keats

Second Period 
3 - Edmonton, Keats

Third Period 
4 - Edmonton, Arbour from Gagne
5 - Edmonton, Gillespie
6 - Edmonton, Simpson
7 - Saskatoon, Dutkowski
8 - Edmonton, Morrison from Arbour

This was the last game played by the Crescents before moving to Moose Jaw. This game was fast and rough with 15 minor penalties handed out, while Keats, Simpson and Arbour were excellent on the attack the real reason for the Eskimos success was the stellar play of Winkler. The former Saskatoon goaltender played amazingly and was nearly unbeatable the entire game. The Crescents dominated possession in the first two periods but were stopped by Winkler, his counterpart at the other end Hebert also made some excellent saves but the lack of backchecking by the Saskatoon forwards left him with little help in defending Edmonton's strong ability to counter attack.

Saskatoon Crescents vs Calgary Tigers, February 3, 1922

SaskatoonPositionCalgary
HebertGoalReid
BensondefenceGardiner
CrawforddefenceDutton
NaglecentreOliver
NewellWingAnderson
CampbellWingStanley
AsseltineforwardDea
CookforwardBrandow
-forwardMurray


Edmonton Eskimos vs Regina Capitals, February, 3, 1922


ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalWinkler
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
AdamsforwardMorrison

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents/Moose Jaw Orphans, February, 6, 1922

Moose JawPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalWinkler
BensondefenceDea
CrawforddefenceSimpson
NaglecentreKeats
CampbellforwardArbour
DukowitzforwardGagne
CookforwardTrapp
NewallforwardMatz

*TO BE ADDED*

Regina Capitals vs Saskatoon Crescents, February, 8, 1922

ReginaPositionSaskatoon
LairdGoalHebert
TraubdefenceBenson
MorandefenceNewell
IrvincentreNagle
McVeighWingCrawford
HayWingAsseltine
BattelforwardCampbell
AdamsforwardCook
AndersonforwardDutkowski

Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Tigers, February, 8, 1922



CalgaryPositionEdmonton
ReidGoalWinkler
DuttondefenceGillespie
GardinerdefenceSimpson
StanleycentreKeats
MartinWingGagne
AndersonWingArbour
BrandowforwardMatz
Oliver forwardTrapp
DeaforwardMorrison

Regina Capitals vs Saskatoon Crescents, February, 10, 1922



ReginaPositionSaskatoon
LairdGoalHebert
TraubdefenceNewell
MorandefenceBenson
IrvincentreCook
McVeighWingCrawford
HayWingAsseltine
BattelforwardDutkowski
SparrowforwardCampbell
AdamsforwardCook

Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Tigers, February, 10, 1922



ReginaPositionEdmonton
LairdGoalTobin
TraubdefenceGillespie
MorandefenceSimpson
IrvincentreKeats
McVeighWingGagne
HayWingArbour
BattelforwardMatz
WilsonforwardTrapp
AndersonforwardMorrison

Saskatoon Crescents vs Calgary Tigers, February 13, 1922



Moose JawPositionCalgary
HebertGoalReid
BensondefenceDutton
NewelldefenceGardiner
CrawfordcentreStanley
CampbellWingMartin
AsseltineWingAnderson
CookforwardOliver
DutkowskiforwardBrandow

forwardDea

Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatoon Crescents/Moose Jaw , February, 15, 1922


Moose JawPositionEdmonton
HebertGoalWinkler
BensondefenceGillespie
NewelldefenceSimpson
AsseltinecentreKeats
CrawfordforwardArbour
CampbellforwardGagne
CookforwardMatz
DutkowskispareMorrison
~spaceTrapp

*To Be Added*


TO BE UPDATED - SOME MAKE GAMES HERE NEED TO BE FOUND 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Edmonton's Stanley Cup Challenge in 1908

Team photograph of the Edmonton Hockey Club. L - R: Back: A. M. Stewart - man. com.; J. A. McKinnon (president); W. Branford - point (captain); W. Crowley - cover point; A. J. Kemp - man. com. Centre: Jack Miller - right wing; F. Whitcroft - rover (Manager), H. Deeton - centre, Bert Boulton - left Front: Shorty W. Campbell - spare; A. Parr - goalie, R. Holly - spare

Over 100 years ago a hockey club in Edmonton first challenged for the ultimate prize in hockey, Lord Stanley's cup. The Edmonton professional team played the famed Montreal Wanderers in a two game total goals series in Montreal. The series based on games won ended 1-1 but the total goals 13-10 for Montreal allowed them to retain possession of the cup.

Game 1 - December 28, 1908 - Montreal Arena 

Wanderers 7 - Edmonton HC 3

Reporters from The Globe and Mail note that it was a very chipy affair featuring tight checking and physical play and by the half way mark of the game the challengers held a slim 3-2 lead but during the second half the Wanders took complete control. It is noted that in the "...second half and they completely played out western challengers..".  They note that individually the Edmonton team featured a team on paper nearly as skilled individually as the Wanderers but the Wanderers held a distinct edge in terms of team play and chemistry, "Every man took a run practically whenever he felt like it.."

The lack of chemistry is attributed to Edmonton bringing 6 ringers in for their challenge including Tommy Phillips (Stanley Cup champion in 1907 with Kenora).

The Lineups for the game are given below Edmonton's players are in blue while the Wanderers are given in red

Goaltenders 
Bert Lindsay - Riley Hern

Point
Lester Patrick - Art Ross

Cover Point 
Didier Pitre - Walter Small

Rover
Fred Whitcroft - Harry Smith

Center
Steve Vair - Frank "Pud" Glass

Left Wing
Harold McNamara* - Jimmy Gardner

Right Wing
Tommy Phillips - Moose Johnson

*McNamara is typically considered a defenseman and was playing left wing for the Edmonton Hockey Club. 
Bolded players are confirmed ringers brought in by Edmonton for the matchup, it would appear that in game 1, Fred Whitcroft was the only regular to play for Edmonton in the regular season and in the first game. 

After the first game Phillips and McNamara suffered injuries and were replaced by other non ringer players on the Edmonton roster. 



Game 2- December, 30, 1908 - Montreal Arena 

Wanderers 6 - Edmonton HC 7

The Globe and Mail reporter notes that his second game was all Edmonton, setting a fast pace early and only relented for 10 minutes in the second half allowing the Wanderers to draw even before pulling away again. Lindsay played an excellent game save a few instances where he fell to the ice causing a few untimely goals. But ultimately he was solid in game 2. Moved to rover in this game Steve Vair had a star game and "has speed to burn". This reconfigured line up brought better team play and the Edmonton team utilized their teammates more rather than going on solo rushes.

Patrick made one of his characteristic end to end rushes through the entire Wanderer team scoring and was apparently one of the best plays seen in this arena in a long time notes the reporter. Gardner asserts that the only reason the Wanderers managed to win this series and defend the cup was due to their play the other night because Edmonton dominated this game. 


The Lineups for the game are given below Edmonton's players are in blue while the Wanderers are given in red

Goaltenders 
Bert Lindsay - Riley Hern

Point
Lester Patrick - Art Ross

Cover Point 
Didier Pitre - Walter Small

Rover
Steve Vair - Harry Smith

Center
Harold Deeton - Frank "Pud" Glass

Left Wing
Fred Whitcroft - Jimmy Gardner

Right Wing
Jack Miller - Moose Johnson 


Bolded are still the ringers for the Edmonton HC 




I've been doing some research lately into some old newspaper archives and I've been uncovering some great stuff about Edmonton hockey teams and various members of the WCHL/WHL from 1922-1926. I'll be using this site as a repository for some of my research giving other hockey fans somewhere to look up various statistics and contemporary comparisons. Helping further our understanding of hockey from the past.