1924 Stanley Cup Finals

1924 Stanley Cup Finals
The Canadiens in a group photo after winning the Cup
1 2 Total
Montreal Canadiens (NHL) 6 3 2
Calgary Tigers (WCHL) 1 0 0
Location(s) Montreal: Mount Royal Arena (1)
Ottawa: Ottawa Auditorium (2)
Format best-of-three
Coaches Montreal: Leo Dandurand
Calgary: Eddie Oatman
Captains Montreal: Sprague Cleghorn
Calgary: Red Dutton
Dates March 22–25
Series-winning goal Howie Morenz (4:55, first)

The 1924 Stanley Cup Finals saw the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Montreal Canadiens defeat the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) champion Calgary Tigers two games to none in the best-of-three game series. It was Montreal's fourth appearance in the Finals and second championship.

This was the last Finals until the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals to be contested by a team from Alberta and the last Finals until 1986 to be contested by a team from Calgary.

Paths to the Finals

As in 1922, the PCHA champion met the WCHL champion in a playoff, with the winner to meet the NHL champion in the Final. That series was held in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg. The NHL champion would have to play the loser to advance to the Finals. Montreal first played the Vancouver Maroons, defeating them 2–0 in a best-of-three to advance to the Finals.

Game summaries

The first game was played in Montreal's Mount Royal Arena on slushy natural ice caused by warmer than usual weather. The second game was moved to Ottawa, to take advantage of the artificial ice.[1]

Rookie forward Howie Morenz scored a hat trick in game one and a further goal in game two to lead the Canadiens. Morenz also was leveled by Calgary defenseman Herb Gardiner in game two and suffered torn shoulder ligaments and a chipped collarbone.

Montreal won series 2–0

Stanley Cup engraving

The 1924 Stanley Cup was presented by the trophy's trustee William Foran to the Canadiens at a banquet at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal on April 1, 1924.

The following Canadiens players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup [1]

1924 Montreal Canadiens


Stanley Cup engraving

  • After a ring was added to the original Stanley Cup in 1909, the winners were engraved on the ring until 1918. No new ring was added until after the 1924 victory when the Canadiens added a new ring to the bottom.[1] On this new ring, the club had the majority of their members' names engraved on it. Each Stanley Cup winning team since 1924 has since engraved their member's names on the Cup. The number of names allowed is controlled by the NHL. Joe Malone, who had not played in the playoffs, was not included on the Cup, even though there was room. Malone retired from hockey mid-season. Only Bobby Boucher, Ed Dulfour, Leo Danduran, and Cecil Hart have their full first names engraved on the cup. All other members had their first name shortened, Montreal also included the three teams they defeated in the playoffs Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary two straight games.
  • Charles Frotier used to be credited with playing NHL one game for Montreal. He did not, but did attend the Canadiens 1923-24 training camp. Since Frotier was never on Montreal Canadiens roster, he is not a Stanley Cup winner in 1924.
  • In a mistake, co-owner Louis A. Letourneau was misspelled H.A. LETOURNEAU. This mistake was not corrected, but repeated in 1929–30. Louis Letourneau was the first non player to have his name misspelled on the Stanley Cup.

See also


  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports Canada. pp. 51. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.
  • Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  1. ^ a b c Zweig 2012, p. 257.

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