Ice Hockey Wiki

Detroit Red Wings - 1936 Stanley Cup Champions.

The 1936 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was Detroit's second appearance in the Final and Toronto's sixth. Detroit would win the series 3–1 to win their first Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final

Detroit defeated the defending champion Montreal Maroons in a best-of-five 3–0 to advance to the final. The Leafs had to play a total-goals series; 8–6 against Boston Bruins, and win a best-of-three 2–1 against the New York Americans.

The Series

Herbie Lewis celebrates with the Stanley Cup, April 11, 1936.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Red Wings 9
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 OT
April 11 Detroit Red Wings 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–1.

Detroit Red Wings 1936 Stanley Cup Champions



  • James E. Norris Sr. (President/Owner), James D. Norris Jr. (Vice President/Owner)
  • Arthur Wirtz Sr. (Secretary-Treasurer/Owner), Jack Adams (Manager-Coach)
  • Frank "Honey" Walker (Trainer), John Gilles (Business Manager)
  • Carl Mattson† (Ass’t Trainer/qualified)

Stanley Cup Engraving

  • 4 members were included on team picture, but left off the Stanley Cup, Wilfie Starr†, Art Giroux†, Les Tooke†, Carl Mattson† (Ass't Trainer). Les Took was a spare goalie who never played in the NHL.

Game Ads


  • NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3
Preceded by
Montreal Maroons
Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Detroit Red Wings
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1936 Stanley Cup Finals. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).