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1919–20 PCHA season
The 1919–20 PCHA season was the ninth season of the professional men's ice hockey Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) league. Season play ran from December 26, 1919, until March 10, 1920. The season was enlarged to 22 games per team. The Seattle Metropolitans club would place first during the regular season and then won the play-off with Vancouver Millionaires to take the PCHA championship. The Mets then played in the 1920 Stanley Cup Finals series against Ottawa Senators, National Hockey League (NHL) champions. The Senators won the best-of-five series three games to two.
At the league's annual meeting on November 21, 1919, Frank Patrick was re-elected as PCHA president.
Several players retired, including Si Griffis, Barney Stanley and Mickey MacKay of Vancouver, and Ran McDonald of Seattle. Three players from Stanley Cup champion Toronto of the NHL moved to the PCHA this season: Alf Skinner, Jack Adams and Harry Meeking.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold
|Pacific Coast Hockey Association||GP||W||L||T||GF||GA|
Schedule and results
|29||Victoria||3||Vancouver||4 (00:24 OT)|
|28||Vancouver||3||Seattle||4 (3:59 OT)|
|Feb||2||Seattle||3||Vancouver||4 (3:40 OT)|
|27||Seattle||2||Victoria||3 (7:04 OT)|
|Tommy Dunderdale||Victoria Aristocrats||22||26||7||33||35|
|Frank Foyston||Seattle Metropolitans||22||26||3||29||3|
|Smokey Harris||Vancouver Millionaires||22||14||11||25||12|
|Eddie Oatman||Victoria Aristocrats||22||11||14||25||38|
|Gordon Roberts||Vancouver Millionaires||22||16||3||19||13|
|Alf Skinner||Vancouver Millionaires||22||15||2||17||28|
|Jim Riley||Seattle Metropolitans||22||11||4||15||49|
|Charles Tobin||Seattle Metropolitans||19||10||4||14||3|
|Lloyd Cook||Vancouver Millionaires||21||10||4||14||15|
|Art Duncan||Vancouver Millionaires||22||5||9||14||3|
Source: Toronto World, March 19, 1920.
Seattle and Vancouver met for the third straight year in the playoffs to decide the PCHA championship. Vancouver won the first game 3–0 at Seattle, but Seattle struck back in Vancouver, defeating the Millionaires 6–0 to win the championship and advance to the Stanley Cup Final in Ottawa. Gordon Roberts of Vancouver played his last professional game in the first game and scored a goal.
Ottawa won the first two games of the series. After Jack Darragh scored the game-winning goal in their 3–2 victory in game one, goaltender Clint Benedict led the Senators to a 3–0 shutout win in game two. Seattle won game three, 3–1, before the series was shifted to Toronto because of Ottawa's slushy ice conditions (The Ottawa Arena did not have artificial ice). Frank Foyston then scored twice to lead the Mets to a 5–2 victory in game four to even the series. In the fifth game, Darragh recorded a hat-trick to lead the Senators to a 6–1 win to clinch the Cup.
|Date||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Location|
|1||March 22||Ottawa Senators||3–2||Seattle Metropolitans||The Arena, Ottawa|
|2||March 24||Ottawa Senators||3–0||Seattle Metropolitans|
|3||March 27||Seattle Metropolitans||3–1||Ottawa Senators|
|4||March 30||Seattle Metropolitans||5–2||Ottawa Senators||Arena Gardens, Toronto|
|5||April 1||Ottawa Senators||6–1||Seattle Metropolitans|
|Ottawa wins best-of-five series 3 games to 2|
- Coleman, Charles (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1936 inc.
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