Game 027 – St. Pats 11, Canadiens 4

Game 027
St. Pats 11, Canadiens 4
Saturday, March 13, 1920
Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

The Canadiens and St. Patricks rang down the National Hockey League curtain here on Saturday night when in a listless game, the Irish beat the once feared Frenchmen by 11 to 4.

To the credit of the locals, it is only fair to say that they attempted to give the fans, who have supported them so royally this season, a run for their money, but the visitors, who are not noted for extending themselves when no championship hinges in the balance, played wretched hockey.

The St. Pats tallied five goals in the first period, and were ably assisted in accomplishing this feat owing to the lackadaisical efforts of their opponents. Manager Kennedy was evidently none too pleased with his hired help, and he did not appear again on the bench until after the third period began.

During the intermission between the second and third periods, a local enthusiast presented coach Harvey Sproule and the St. Patricks’ team with a loving cup. The loving cup was once a tea pot, but it had long since outlived its usefulness, and the donor, who is a painter of ability, decorated it with such skill that to the casual observer it appeared a suitable gift for the runners-up. At any rate, it was accepted with rare good grace by the Saints.

Story originally published in The Globe, March 15, 1920

1st Period
TOR GOAL – 03:00 – Wilson
TOR GOAL – 07:00 – Matte
TOR GOAL – 12:00 – Wilson
TOR GOAL – 13:00 – Prodgers
TOR GOAL – 18:00 – Randall

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 06:00 – Lalonde
TOR GOAL – 08:00 – Matte
TOR GOAL – 13:00 – Prodgers
TOR GOAL – 15:00 – Wilson
MTL GOAL – 16:00 – Arbour

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 01:00 – Dye
TOR GOAL – 01:30 – Dye
TOR GOAL – 04:30 – Wilson
MTL GOAL – 09:30 – Coutu
MTL GOAL – 11:30 – Arbour

TOR – Matte

TOR – Forbes (W)
MTL – Vézina (L)

TORGoaltenders: Jake Forbes. Defence: Joe Matte. Forwards: Corb Denneny, Babe Dye, Reg Noble, Goldie Prodgers, Ken Randall, Mickey Roach, Cully Wilson.
MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Harry Cameron, Bert Corbeau, Billy Coutu. Forwards: Amos Arbour, Louis Berlinquette, Odie Cleghorn, Newsy Lalonde (C).

TOR – 12-12-0 (.500)
MTL – 13-11-0 (.542)