The 1912 PCHA season was the first season of the now defunct men's professional Pacific Coast Hockey Association, which was founded on December 7, 1911. Season play ran from January 2, 1912 until March 19. Teams were to play a 16 game schedule, but one game was cancelled. The New Westminster club would be the first PCHA champions. The Royals would challenge NHA champion Quebec for the Stanley Cup, but the season ended too late to play in the east.

The season was not profitable financially. After the season, Frank Patrick, captain of Vancouver, and director of the Vancouver Arena Company was interviewed on March 6, 1912 by the Toronto Globe and expressed his hopes that next season with the new team from Seattle that results will be better.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Most of the players for the league were recruited from the east. Many players joined the PCHA from the National Hockey Association(NHA), including Tom Dunderdale, Jimmy Gardner, Pud Glass, Newsy Lalonde, Bert Lindsay, Tommy Phillips and Skinner Poulin. Frank and Lester Patrick had actively targeted the NHA for players as British Columbia had a smaller base of players.. In the previous season, the NHA has imposed maximums on player salaries and a salary cap per team that were extremely unpopular with players. Goaltender Hughie Lehman was signed from Berlin of the Ontario Professional Hockey League(OPHL).

The PCHA played seven-man rules with a rover, while the NHA experimented with six-man rules.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Pacific Coast Hockey Association GP W L T GF GA
New Westminster Royals 15 9 6 0 78 77
Vancouver Millionaires 15 7 8 0 102 94
Victoria Senators 16 7 9 0 81 90

Results[edit | edit source]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score
Jan. 2 New Westminster 8 Victoria 3
5 Vancouver 8 New Westminster 3
9 Victoria 8 Vancouver 4
12 Vancouver 7 Victoria 10
16 Victoria 3 New Westminster 4 (7:30 OT)
19 New Westminster 6 Vancouver 4
23 New Westminster 2 Victoria 3
26 Victoria 8 Vancouver 10
30 Victoria 2 New Westminster 5
Feb. 2† Vancouver 7 New Westminster 6 (3:30 OT)
6 Vancouver 11 New Westminster 6
9 Vancouver 7 Victoria 8 (7:15 OT)
13 Victoria 6 Vancouver 4
16 New Westminster 4 Victoria 2
20 New Westminster 2 Vancouver 9
23 Victoria 3 New Westminster 4
27 Vancouver 7 Victoria 3
Mar. 1 Victoria 7 Vancouver 3
5 New Westminster 6 Vancouver 10
8 New Westminster 5 Victoria 1
12 Victoria 6 New Westminster 10
15 Vancouver 6 New Westminster 8
19 New Westminster 7 Vancouver 5

† Played in Victoria

A game between Vancouver and New Westminster was cancelled at the end of the season.

Goalkeeper Averages[edit | edit source]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Hughie Lehman New Westminster 15 77 5.1
Bert Lindsay Victoria 16 90 5.6
Allan Parr Vancouver 15 94 6.3

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Name Club GP G
Lalonde, Newsy Vancouver 15 27
Hyland, Harry New Westminster 15 26
Dunderdale, Tom Victoria 16 24
Patrick, Frank Vancouver 15 23
Smith, Don Victoria 16 19
Nichols, Sibby Vancouver 15 19
Phillips, Tom Vancouver 14 17
McDonald, Ran New Westminster 15 16
Mallen, Ken New Westminster 13 14
Rowe, Bobby Victoria 16 10

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


Game Ads[edit | edit source]


Preceded by
first season
PCHA seasons
1912
Succeeded by
1912–13 PCHA season


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