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1901 - Winnipeg Victorias


After a five-year hiatus, the Winnipeg Vics regained the Stanley Cup from the defending champion Shamrocks in consecutive victories. Forward Dan Bain, who scored the Cup-winning goal four minutes into overtime in game two, played both games with a mask as the Vics continued to surprise Montrealers with new innovations from the west.

Winnipeg's victory over the Shamrocks meant the Stanley Cup passed out of the CAHL, so that when Ottawa unseated the Montreal team for the league title their was no Cup to claim. Due to the lateness of the season (March) and the travel to Winnipeg that would be involved, Ottawa declined to issue a Stanley Cup challenge.

1900-01 - Winnipeg Victorias - Burke Wood, Jack Marshall, Tony Gingras, Charles Johnstone, Rod Flett, Magnus Flett, Dan Bain (captain), G. Brown.


Jan. 29 Wpg. Victorias 4 at Mtl. Shamrocks 3
Jan. 31 Wpg. Victorias 2 at Mtl. Shamrocks 1 OT

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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

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