The 1917-18 PCHA season was the seventh season of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. Season play ran from December 28, 1917 until March 8, 1918. The season was reduced to 18 games per team. The Seattle Metropolitans club would be regular-season PCHA champions, but lost the play-off to Vancouver Millionaires. The Millionaires then played in the Stanley Cup finals series against Torontos, NHL champions. Toronto would win the best-of-five series 3-2 to win the Cup.

League business[edit | edit source]

The Spokane franchise folded and the league operated with three teams again.

The first league championship playoffs between the two top finishers started this year. Previously, playoffs were only held when teams tied for first place. Devised by Frank Patrick as a "second-chance" to increase interest in the league, the idea spread to all North American professional sports.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

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
Seattle Metropolitans 18 11 7 0 67 65
Vancouver Millionaires 18 9 9 0 70 60
Portland Rosebuds 18 7 11 0 63 75

Results[edit | edit source]

Month Day Visitor Score Home Score

Goalkeeper Averages[edit | edit source]

Name Club GP GA SO Avg.
Lehman, Hugh Vancouver 18 60 1 3.3
Fowler, Norman Seattle 18 65 1 3.6
Murray, Tom Portland 18 75 4.2

Leading scorers[edit | edit source]

GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player Team GP G
Cyclone Taylor Vancouver 18 32
Gordon Roberts Seattle 18 22
Bernie Morris Seattle 18 20
Tommy Dunderdale Portland 18 14
Charles Tobin Portland 18 13
Alf Barbour Portland 17 12
Eddie Oatman Portland 18 11
Barney Stanley Vancouver 18 11
Mickey Mackay Vancouver 18 10
Frank Foyston Seattle 13 9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Seattle and Vancouver played off for the PCHA league title. Vancouver defeated Seattle to take the league title.

Game-by-Game Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
1 March 11 Seattle 2–2 Vancouver Vancouver
2 March 13 Vancouver 1–0 Seattle Seattle

Vancouver wins two-games-total-goals series 3 goals to 2.


Stanley Cup Finals[edit | edit source]

See 1918 Stanley Cup Finals

Vancouver travelled to Toronto for the Stanley Cup final. The playing rules alternated between the NHL's six-man and the PCHA's seven-man rules. All games were won by the team whose rules were being played. Vancouver won the PCHA games 6–4 and 8–1 but lost the NHL rule games 5–3, 6–3 and 2–1.

Game-by-Game Winning Team Score Losing Team Rules Used Location
1 March 20 Toronto 5–3 Vancouver NHL Arena Gardens
2 March 23 Vancouver 6–4 Toronto PCHA
3 March 26 Toronto 6–3 Vancouver NHL
4 March 28 Vancouver 8–1 Toronto PCHA
5 March 30 Toronto 2–1 Vancouver NHL
Torontos wins best-of-five series 3 games to 2


Game Ads[edit | edit source]


Preceded by
1916–17 PCHA season
PCHA seasons
1917-18
Succeeded by
1919 PCHA season
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