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The 1902 Canadian Amateur Hockey League (CAHL) season lasted from January 5 until March 1. Teams played an eight game schedule. The Montreal HC were the league champion with a record of six wins and two losses.

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League business

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Executive

  • George R. James, Montreal (President)
  • A. D. Scott, Quebec (1st Vice-President)
  • N. Charles Sparks, Ottawa ( 2nd Vice-President)
  • Harry Trihey, Shamrocks(Secretary-Treasurer)

New fines were added for being more than 15 minutes late for a game and forfeiting.

The clubs demanded an increase in gate receipts share from 33% to 40% and a higher number of free tickets from the Montreal Arena owners, but settled for the increase in tickets only.

Source: Coleman, p. 68

Season

Highlights

Montreal would win the league led by their big line of Art Hooper, Jack Marshall, Jimmy Gardner and Charlie Liffiton. The players would earn their nickname of the 'Little Men of Iron', winning the Stanley Cup in a challenge with Winnipeg. Art Hooper would score 9 goals against the Shamrocks on January 5th, on his way to winning the scoring title.

Final Standing

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Montreal Hockey Club
8
6
2
0
39
15
Ottawa Hockey Club
8
5
3
0
35
15
Montreal Victorias
8
4
4
0
36
25
Quebec Hockey Club
8
4
4
0
26
34
Montreal Shamrocks
8
1
7
0
15
62

Results

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 5 Victorias 4 Ottawa 5
5 Montreal 14 Shamrocks 0
11 Ottawa 1 Shamrocks 2
11 Victorias 9 Quebec 5
18 Montreal 4 Ottawa 2
18 Quebec 6 Shamrocks 2
22 Victorias 3 Montreal 2
25 Ottawa 1 Quebec 2
25 Shamrocks 2 Victorias 9
Feb. 1 Shamrocks 0 Ottawa 12
1 Quebec 2 Montreal 3
8 Ottawa 3 Victorias 2
8 Montreal 7 Quebec 1
12 Victorias 8 Shamrocks 2
15 Quebec 0 Ottawa 8
15 Montreal 5 Shamrocks 4
22 Ottawa 3 Montreal 1
22 Shamrocks 3 Quebec 7
26 Montreal 3 Victorias 0
Mar. 1 Quebec 3 Victorias 1

Goalkeeper Averages

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Nicholson, Billy Montreal 8 15 2 1.7
Hutton, John Bouse Ottawa 8 15 2 1.7
Lockerby, Archie Victorias 6 15 2.5
Moran, Paddy Quebec 8 34 4.3
Munro, Fred Victorias 2 10 5.0
O'Reilly, P Shamrocks 8 62 7.8

Scoring Leaders

Name Club GP G
Hooper, Art Montreal 8 17
Bowie, Russell Victorias 7 13
Marshall, Jack Montreal 8 11
Westwick, Harry Ottawa 8 11
Stuart, Bruce Ottawa 8 9
Russell, Blair Victorias 8 9
Liffiton, Charlie Montreal 8 8
Henry, H. Ottawa 8 6
Stuart, E. Victorias 6 6
Lemesurier Quebec 4 5

Stanley Cup Challenges

Winnipeg vs. Montreal

After the Montreal HC won the 1902 CAHL title in March, they promptly sent a challenge to the Winnipeg Victorias. In game one of the best-of-three series, Winnipeg shutout Montreal, 1–0. However, Montreal shutout Winnipeg in game two, 5–0, and then held on to a 2–1 victory in game three. With the victory, the Montreal club won the Cup for the first time since 1894.

Jack Marshall of Montreal, who had played for the Winnipeg team in the previous year, faced his old team and scored 3 goals, including the series clincher. Art Hooper also scored 3 for Montreal.

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
March 13, 1902 Winnipeg Victorias 1 – 0 Montreal HC Winnipeg Auditorium
March 15, 1902 Montreal HC 5 – 0 Winnipeg Victorias
March 17, 1902 Montreal HC 2 – 1 Winnipeg Victorias
Montreal wins best-of-three series 2 games to 1
March 13
Montreal 0 at Winnipeg 1
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Tom Hodge P Rod Flett
Dickie Boon CP Magnus Flett
Art Hooper R Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall C Frank Wood
Charles Liffiton F Tony Gingras 1
Jimmy Gardner F Fred Scanlon
Referee- W. MacFarlane
March 15
Montreal 5 at Winnipeg 0
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Billy Bellingham P Rod Flett
Dickie Boon CP Magnus Flett
Art Hooper 2 R Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall 2 C Burke Wood
Ernie Liffiton 1 F Tony Gingras
Jimmy Gardner F Fred Scanlon
Referee- W. MacFarlane
March 17
Montreal 2 at Winnipeg 1
Billy Nicholson G Art Brown
Billy Bellingham P Red Flett
Dickie Boon CP Magnus Flett
Art Hooper 1 R Fred Cadham
Jack Marshall 1 C Burke Wood
Ernie Liffiton F Tony Gingras 1
Jimmy Gardner F Fred Scanlon
Referee- W. MacFarlane

Montreal H.C. 1902 Stanley Cup champions

Roster

  Centers
  Wingers
  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players

† Unknown non-playing position with Montreal H.C.

See also

References

  • Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc..  
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.  
Preceded by
Winnipeg Victorias
January 1902
Montreal Hockey Club
1902 Stanley Cup Champions

1902
Succeeded by
Montreal Hockey Club
January 1903
Preceded by
1901
CAHL seasons
1902
Succeeded by
1903

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