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1917 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 Games
Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA)  4 6 4 9 3
Montreal Canadiens (NHA)  8 1 2 1 1
* - Denotes overtime period(s)
Location: Seattle, WA: Seattle Ice Arena (1–4)
Format: best-of-five
Coaches: Seattle: Pete Muldoon
Montreal: George Kennedy
Dates: March 17 – 26
Bernie Morris (7:55, first, G4)
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The 1917 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Seattle Metropolitans and the National Hockey Association (NHA) champion Montreal Canadiens. Seattle defeated Montreal three games to one in a best-of-five game series to become the first United States-based team to win the Cup.


Paths to the final

Seattle won the PCHA title after finishing the 1916–17 regular season in first place with a 16–8 record. Meanwhile, Montreal advanced to the final series after narrowly defeating the Ottawa Senators, 7–6, in a two game total goals playoff series to end the 1916–17 NHA season.

The series

The games of the Cup finals were played at the Seattle Ice Arena. Games 1 and 3 were played under PCHA rules; Games 2 and 4 were played under NHA rules. In game one, Didier Pitre scored 4 goals as he led the Canadiens to an 8–4 victory. But the Mets won the next three contests to clinch the Cup, allowing only one goal in each game. Bernie Morris scored 14 of Seattle's 23 total goals for the series, including 6 in their 9–1 victory in game four. Future Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Hap Holmes recorded a 2.90 goals-against average for the Mets.

Game-by-game Winning team Score Losing team Rules used Location
1 March 17 Montreal Canadiens 8–4 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA Seattle Ice Arena
2 March 20 Seattle Metropolitans 6–1 Montreal Canadiens NHA
3 March 23 Seattle Metropolitans 4–1 Montreal Canadiens PCHA
4 March 26 Seattle Metropolitans 9–1 Montreal Canadiens NHA
Metropolitans win best-of-five series 3 games to 1

Seattle Metropolitans 1917 Stanley Cup champions




Harry Hap Holmes


‡ Played rover, a position between both defences and behind the centre.

Stanley Cup engraving

After the finals, "Seattle/World's Champions/Defeated Canadians/1917" was added to the Cup (Note that the anglicized form of "Canadiens" was engraved).


See also

Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Seattle Metropolitans
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by


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