Game 071 – Canadiens 6, St. Pats 1

Game 071
Canadiens 6, St. Pats 1
Tuesday, March 16, 1926
Aréna Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

The Canadiens closed the schedule National Hockey League season here tonight with a 6-1 victory over the Toronto St. Pats. It was a tame game, with nothing at stake for either team.

The Canadiens were without Coutu and Joliat, though they had Morenz back in action. It was, however, the dashing play of Larochelle and Pit Lépine of the Canadiens’ sub roster which brought the victory.

The St. Pats took matters easily, and were little interested in the proceedings. The game served to introduce George Dufresne, the former Montréal amateur hockey player, as a National Hockey League referee.

It was the first win for the Canadiens in twelve games. Bellefeuille and Shay did some excellent work for the St. Pats, and gave Rhéaume some anxious moments

Story originally published in The Globe, March 17, 1926

1st Period
MTL GOAL – 17:10 – H. Lépine

2nd Period
MTL GOAL – 13:00 – Larochelle (H. Lépine)
MTL GOAL – 17:30 – Morenz (Boucher)
MTL GOAL – 17:42 – Morenz
MTL PEN – Boucher
TOR PEN – Corbeau

3rd Period
MTL GOAL – 04:20 – Leduc
MTL GOAL – 08:00 – H. Lépine (Larochelle)
TOR GOAL – 11:45 – Adams (Neville)

MTL PEN – P. Lépine

MTL – Rhéaume (W)
TOR – Roach (L)

MTLGoaltenders: Herb Rhéaume. Defence: Albert Leduc, Sylvio Mantha, Roland Paulhus. Forwards: Billy Boucher, Wildor Larochelle, Hec Lépine, Pit Lépine, Howie Morenz.
TORGoaltenders: John Ross Roach. Defence: Francis Cain, Bert Corbeau (C), Hap Day, Normand Shay. Forwards: Jack Adams, Pete Bellefeuille, Babe Dye, Bert McCaffrey, Mike Neville.

MTL – 11-24-1 (.319)
TOR – 12-20-3 (.386)