1924 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1924 Stanley Cup Finals saw the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Montreal Canadiens defeat the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) champion Calgary Tigers two games to none in the best-of-three-game series. It was Montreal's fourth appearance in the Finals and second championship.[1]

1924 Stanley Cup Finals
The Canadiens in a group photo after winning the Cup
12 Total
Montreal Canadiens (NHL) 63 2
Calgary Tigers (WCHL) 10 0
Location(s)Montreal: Mount Royal Arena (1)
Ottawa: Ottawa Auditorium (2)
CoachesMontreal: Leo Dandurand
Calgary: Eddie Oatman
CaptainsMontreal: Sprague Cleghorn
Calgary: Red Dutton
DatesMarch 22–25, 1924
Series-winning goalHowie Morenz (4:55, first)
Hall of FamersCanadiens:
Sprague Cleghorn (1958)
Aurele Joliat (1947)
Joe Malone (1950)
Sylvio Mantha (1960)
Howie Morenz (1945)
Georges Vezina (1945)
Rusty Crawford (1963)
Red Dutton (1958)
Herb Gardiner (1958)
Harry Oliver (1967)
Leo Dandurand (1963)
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This was the last Finals until the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals to be contested by a team from Alberta and the last Finals until 1986 to be contested by a team from Calgary.

Paths to the Finals


As in 1922, the PCHA champion met the WCHL champion in a playoff, with the winner to meet the NHL champion in the Final. That series was held in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg. The NHL champion would have to play the loser to advance to the Finals. Montreal first played the Vancouver Maroons, defeating them 2–0 in a best-of-three to advance to the Finals.


League ChampionshipsStanley Cup SemifinalsStanley Cup SemifinalsStanley Cup Finals
P1Seattle Metropolitans213
P2Vancouver Maroons224
PCVancouver Maroons3311
WCCalgary Tigers1632
W1Calgary Tigers224WCCalgary Tigers100
W2Regina Capitals202NCMontreal Canadiens632
PCVancouver Maroons210
NCMontreal Canadiens322
N1Ottawa Senators022
N2Montreal Canadiens145

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Game summaries


The first game was played in Montreal's Mount Royal Arena on slushy natural ice caused by warmer than usual weather. The second game was moved to Ottawa, to take advantage of the artificial ice.[2]

Rookie forward Howie Morenz scored a hat trick in game one and a further goal in game two to lead the Canadiens. Morenz also was leveled by Calgary defenceman Herb Gardiner in game two and suffered torn shoulder ligaments and a chipped collarbone. Red Dutton played a robust game for Calgary in a losing cause and Joliat and Billy Boucher were hard pressed to get scoring chances. Georges Vezina was brilliant in getting his 3-0 shutout victory that brought the Stanley Cup to Montreal for the first time in eight years.

March 22 Calgary Tigers 1–6 Montreal Canadiens Mount Royal Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 19:10 – Howie Morenz (4)
Herb Gardiner (1) – 19:30 Second period 00:40 – Howie Morenz (5)
11:20 – Billy Boucher (5)
15:55 – Howie Morenz (6)
No scoring Third period 03:40 – Aurele Joliat (3)
04:50 – Sprague Cleghorn (2)
Charlie Reid Goalie stats Georges Vezina
March 25 Calgary Tigers 0–3 Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 04:55 – Howie Morenz (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 03:30 – Billy Boucher (6)
13:50 – Aurele Joliat (4)
Charlie Reid Goalie stats Georges Vezina
Montreal won series 2–0

Stanley Cup engraving


The 1924 Stanley Cup was presented by the trophy's trustee William Foran to the Canadiens at a banquet at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal on April 1, 1924.

The following Canadiens players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup [2]

1923–24 Montreal Canadiens



Coaching and administrative staff

& not engraved on Cup.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • After a ring was added to the original Stanley Cup in 1909, the winners were engraved on the ring until 1918. No new ring was added until after the 1924 victory when the Canadiens added a new ring to the bottom.[2] On this new ring, the club had the majority of their members' names engraved on it. Each Stanley Cup winning team since 1924 has since engraved their member's names on the Cup. The number of names allowed is controlled by the NHL. Joe Malone, who had not played in the playoffs, was not included on the Cup, even though there was room. Malone retired from hockey mid-season. Only Bobby Boucher, Ed Dulfour, Leo Danduran, and Cecil Hart have their full first names engraved on the cup. All other members had their first name shortened, Montreal also included the three teams they defeated in the playoffs Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary two straight games.
  • Charles Fortier used to be credited with playing NHL one game for Montreal. He did not, but did attend the Canadiens 1923-24 training camp. Since Frotier was never on Montreal Canadiens roster, he is not a Stanley Cup winner in 1924.

See also



  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports Canada. pp. 51. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.
  • Zweig, Eric (2012). Stanley Cup: 120 years of hockey supremacy. Firefly Books. ISBN 978-1-77085-104-7.
  1. ^ "Stanley Cup Champions 1918-1929". NHL.com. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  2. ^ a b c Zweig 2012, p. 257.
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Stanley Cup Champions

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