Game 063 – St. Pats 4, Canadiens 2

Game 063
St. Pats 4, Canadiens 2
Wednesday, January 21, 1925
Aréna Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

The St. Pats came back from Montréal this morning covered with glory and bruises, and sore bodily and in spirit. They won from the Canadiens, 4 to 2, but while they were carving out a victory at the expense of the erstwhile leaders, the Montréal clan carved and cut ’em badly with their weapons, and there is not a member of the Irish outfit who does not carry some tangible reminder of the fray.

Bert Corbeau was the most serious casualty, the sturdy defence player sporting a deep gash in his face, the result of a cross check from the stick of Sprague Cleghorn, who was the “bad man” of the game. He was a frequent offender against laws of decency, and was ably seconded by Coutu, who drew down a series of fines aggregating in all $100, for protesting against a decision of referee Smeaton. Coutu was ordered from the ice for crashing into “Happy” Day, and then entered into a debate with the arbiter. The latter fined him $10 for each speech, and the irate Montréaler “bought” himself a century’s worth. It was the most expensive bit of eloquence this season.

For all that the official was severe in this case, the St. Pats were not altogether pleased with his handling of the game, and it is the intention of the management to protest president Calder regarding his appointment to referee games at Montréal. They cannot see why the policy which is followed in other places of selecting a neutral official is not observed as far as Montréal is concerned.

Babe Dye had a big night, this eminent sharpshooter scoring three of the St. Pats’ four goals and assisting materially in the other, which fell to “Hap” Day’s stick, the latter pouncing on a rebound from a terrific drive sent in by the league’s leading goal getter.

Story originally published in The Toronto Daily Star, January 22, 1925

1st Period
TOR GOAL – 08:00 – Dye (Day)
TOR GOAL – 09:20 – Day (Dye, Adams)

2nd Period
TOR GOAL – 08:30 – Dye (Day)
MTL GOAL – 16:10 – Morenz (Joliat)
MTL PENS – Coutu (2 majors), S. Cleghorn, Morenz

3rd Period
TOR GOAL – 15:00 – Dye (Corbeau)
MTL GOAL – 15:10 – S. Cleghorn

MTL PENS – S. Cleghorn, Mantha
TOR PENS – Adams, Corbeau, McCaffrey

TOR – Roach (W)
MTL – Vézina (L)

TORGoaltenders: John Ross Roach (C). Defence: Bert Corbeau, Hap Day, Albert Holway. Forwards: Jack Adams, Babe Dye, Bert McCaffrey, Mike Neville, Reg Reid.
MTLGoaltenders: Georges Vézina. Defence: Sprague Cleghorn (C), Billy Coutu, Fern Headley, Sylvio Mantha. Forwards: Billy Boucher, Odie Cleghorn, Aurèle Joliat, Johnny Matz, Howie Morenz.

TOR – 8-8-0 (.500)
MTL – 8-6-2 (.563)