Charles Tobin

Charles Stuart Tobin (November 24, 1885 – May 30, 1924) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Tobin played 175 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA). Amongst the PCHA teams he played for were the New Westminster Royals, Portland Rosebuds, Seattle Metropolitans, Vancouver Millionaires and Victoria Cougars.

Charles Tobin
Charlie Tobin.jpg
Born (1885-11-24)November 24, 1885
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died May 30, 1924(1924-05-30) (aged 38)
Portland, Oregon, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New Westminster Royals
Portland Rosebuds
Seattle Metropolitans
Vancouver Millionaires
Victoria Cougars
Playing career 1917–1922
Tobin, third from left in the top row, with the Seattle Metropolitans.

Personal lifeEdit

Tobin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He died in 1924 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, Oregon after illness due to ulcers of the stomach.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Tobin first played senior-level ice hockey with the Edmonton Thistles in 1904–05. Starting in 1906, Tobin played for several teams in early western Canada professional leagues, such as Battleford of the Alberta Professional League, Winnipeg Monarchs, Winnipeg Shamrocks and Winnipeg Hockey Club of the Manitoba leagues, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw of the Saskatchewan Professional League.

Hockey on the Canadian Prairies was often strenuous due to the weather and the physical nature of the game, and once, while Tobin was playing with North Battleford in the city of Battleford, the temperature was so low that the players had to use alcohol rubs to fight off frostbite.[2] And in December 1907, while playing for the Winnipeg Hockey Club in a qualifying test game, he was assaulted by Joe Hall in a particularly rough contest and had to be carried off the ice.[3]

"The 'Pegs were going down the ice and Hall had just jumped into the game when he and Tobin came together. Tobin was knocked down and as Hall circled past him he swung his stick around with the result that it crashed into Tobin's head with a sickening sound and the 'Peg player was stretched on the ice, afterwards being carried off."

Winnipeg Tribune describing Joe Hall's attack on Tobin on December 19, 1907[3]

In 1912, the new PCHA was formed and Tobin joined the league in its second season, in 1912–13, playing for the New Westminster Royals. Tobin would play the bulk of his career in the PCHA, playing with the Portland Rosebuds, Victoria Aristocrats, Seattle Metropolitans and Vancouver Millionaires. Several of the teams were PCHA champions and Tobin played in the 1916,[4] 1920[5] and 1922[6] Stanley Cup finals with the Rosebuds, Metropolitans and Millionaires, but did not play for a Stanley Cup champion, losing in the fifth and deciding game all three times.

StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1904–05 Edmonton Thistles ASHL 1 0 0 0
1906–07 Winnipeg Shamrocks WCAHA 1 3 0 3 2
1907–08 North Battleford APHL 9 19 8 27 11
Brandon Wheat Cities MHL 1 0 0 0 0
1908–09 Winnipeg Shamrocks MHL 1 1 0 1 0
1909–10 Winnipeg Hockey Club WAHL 2 6 0 6 0
1910–11 Winnipeg Monarchs WAHL 3 4 1 5
Saskatoon Westerns SPHL 6 9 0 9
Prince Albert Mintos SPHL 2 8 0 8
Prince Albert Mintos Stanley Cup 2 4 0 4 9
1911–12 Moose Jaw Brewers SPHL 6 8 0 8
1912–13 New Westminster Royals PCHA 13 11 3 14 20
1913–14 New Westminster Royals PCHA 14 5 2 7 12
1914–15 Portland Rosebuds PCHA 18 11 2 13 15
1915–16 Portland Rosebuds PCHA 18 21 8 29 22
Stanley Cup 5 2 1 3 12
1916–17 Portland Rosebuds PCHA 24 15 7 22 45
1917–18 Portland Rosebuds PCHA 18 13 3 16 0
1919 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 20 10 1 11 3
1919–20 Seattle Metropolitans PCHA 19 10 4 14 3 2 0 0 0 0
Stanley Cup 5 0 0 0 0
1920–21 Seattle Metropolitans 21 4 0 4 6 2 0 0 0 0
1921–22 Vancouver Millionaires 9 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Stanley Cup 5 0 0 0 0
PCHA totals 174 101 30 131 126 4 0 0 0 0
Stanley Cup totals 17 6 1 7 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey star dead – Charlie Tobin dies at coast" Winnipeg Tribune. June 2, 1924 (pg. 9). Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  2. ^ "Who thinks this hockey star is slipping?" Oregon Daily Journal. Jan. 2, 1916. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  3. ^ a b "Disgraceful exhibition – (Continued from Page 6.)" – "End of game" Winnipeg Tribune. Dec. 20, 1907 (pg. 11). Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  4. ^ "Canadiens Trounced Rosebuds In Final Game For the Cup" "The World's Series Statistics" Montreal Daily Mail. March 31, 1916.
  5. ^ "Excellent Hockey Assured at Ottawa for Stanley Cup" The Morning Leader, March 19, 1920.
  6. ^ Stanley Cup Annual Record 1922 NHL (nhl.com). Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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