Sibby Nichols

Sibby Nichols
Sibby Nichols, Vancouver Lacrosse Club.jpg
Nichols with the Vancouver Lacrosse Club in 1912
Born (1884-08-10)August 10, 1884
Alexandria, Ontario, Canada
Died January 20, 1957(1957-01-20) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Seattle Metropolitans
Spokane Canaries
Victoria Aristocrats
Vancouver Millionaires
Moncton Victorias
Montreal Shamrocks
Playing career 1904–1917
1919–20

Sebastian John "Sibby" Nichols (August 10, 1884[1] – January 20, 1957) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 110 games in various amateur and professional leagues, including the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association and Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Amongst the teams he played with were the Montreal Shamrocks, Vancouver Millionaires, Victoria Aristocrats, Spokane Canaries, and Seattle Metropolitans. He also played lacrosse with the Vancouver Lacrosse Club.

Biography

Nichols, second from left in the back row, with the 1913–14 Vancouver Millionaires

Nichols started out playing hockey in Montreal, Quebec where he represented the Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Light Heat Power, and Montreal Astor-Canadien in different leagues. In the 1910–11 season he also played for the Moncton Victorias of the IPPHL and Belleville of the EOPHL, before moving out west to Vancouver and the Vancouver Millionaires in the PCHA for the 1912 season.

Nichols played for the Vancouver Millionaires from 1912 to 1916, though in the 1914–15 season when the Millionaires won its only Stanley Cup he was with the military and stationed in Asia on the ship RMS Empress of Russia at the outbreak of World War I.[2] Back in the league for the 1915–16 season Nichols played one game with the Millionaires before moving on to the Victoria Aristocrats.

The Aristocrats were transferred to Spokane, Washington for the 1916–17 PCHA season and played there for one year as the Spokane Canaries, with Nichols tallying 10 goals. In March 1917 Nichols entered the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces and did not play for two seasons before making a brief comeback in the 1919–20 season with the Seattle Metropolitans, appearing in the 1920 Stanley Cup Finals.[3]

Nichols was born in Alexandria in the township of North Glengarry, Ontario in 1884, and he died in Los Angeles in 1957.

Statistics

CAHL-I = Canadian Amateur Hockey League-Intermediate, MMfHL = Montreal Manufacturers Hockey League, MCSHL = Montreal City Senior Hockey League
IPPHL = Inter-Provincial Professional Hockey League, EOPHL = Eastern Ontario Professional Hockey League, Exhb. = Exhibition games

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1907–08 Montreal Shamrocks-2 CAHL-I 3 5 0 5
1908–09 Montreal Shamrocks-2 CAHL-I 6
Montreal Light Heat Power MMfHL 10 11 0 11 7 1 1 0 1 0
1909 Montreal Shamrocks ECHA 2 0 0 0 3
1909–10 Montreal Light Heat Power MMfHL 9 11 0 11
1909–10 Montreal Shamrocks CHA 1 1 0 1 0
1910–11 Montreal Light Heat Power MMfHL 3 8 0 8 4
Montreal Astor-Canadien MCSHL 2 2 0 2 2
Moncton Victorias IPPHL 5 13 0 13 4 4 14 0 14 0
Belleville EOPHL 2 3 0 3
1912 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 15 19 0 19 35
1912–13 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 1 0 0 0 0
1913–14 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 12 14 6 20 21
1914–15
1915–16 Vancouver Millionaires PCHA 1 0 0 0 0
PCHA All-Stars Exhb. 2 2 0 2 0
Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 11 12 10 22 3
1916–17 Spokane Canaries PCHA 23 10 11 21 68
1917–18
1918–19
1919–20 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
Stanley Cup 4 0 0 0 0
PCHA totals 67 55 27 82 130 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics from Society of International Hockey Research at sihrhockey.org

References

Notes

  1. ^ SIHR – Player List sihrhockey.org
  2. ^ "Patricks sent to Hong Kong for Sibby Nichols" The Morning Leader, December 2, 1915.
  3. ^ "Sibby Nichols at Seattle" The Spokesman-Review, December 25, 1919.

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