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|Born|| (1890-08-21)August 21, 1890
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
|Died|| May 16, 1963(1963-05-16) (aged 72)
Bremerton, Washington, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Played for|| Regina Capitals
Bernard Patrick Morris (August 21, 1890 – May 16, 1963) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played for the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. When the Metropolitans became the first U.S.-based team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917, Morris scored 14 of Seattle's goals (in a best-of-five series). Morris also played for the Calgary Tigers, the Boston Bruins and various minor league teams.
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Morris played for several senior teams in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before joining the Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) in 1914. He moved over to Seattle the following season, and played eight seasons for Seattle, and was a member of the Stanley Cup champion 1917 team. He had an outstanding 1917 series, scoring 14 goals in four games.
Morris was scheduled to play in the ill-fated 1919 series, but was arrested by the United States for alleged draft dodging and jailed. He received a sentence of two years, to be served at Alcatraz. Amazingly, the fact that he was a British subject did not stop the American authorties from arresting him, as by treaty, he was supposed to register for the draft (then claim exemption,) but he neglected to attend his physical, thus making him the "first foreign national on the West Coast convicted of draft evasion." By fall he was transferred to an Army unit and in March 1920 granted an honourable discharge.
In October 1923, Morris was traded by Seattle to the Calgary Tigers. He played for the Tigers in the 1924 series against Montreal. In all, Morris played a season and a half with Calgary before being traded again. He was traded to the Montreal Maroons and on to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) on January 3, 1925. He was released by Boston in February 1925, and he returned out west to play with the Regina Capitals.
From 1925 until 1930, Morris finished his career with various teams in the minor California Pro League, the Can-Pro and International League.
Regular season and playoffs
|1911–12||Moose Jaw Brewers||Sask-Pro||8||21||0||21||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1912–13||Phoenix Hockey Club||BDHL||4||10||1||11||—||4||5||3||8||—|
|1913–14||Phoenix Hockey Club||BDHL||10||4||0||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1925–26||Los Angeles Palais de Glace||Cal-Pro||10||10||9||19||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- PCHA First All-Star team: 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1922
- PCHA Second All-Star team: 1921, 1923
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