1916 - Montreal Canadiens

 

The PCHA had become the first Canadian league to place a team in the United States in 1915 when the New Westminster Royals moved to Oregon and became the Portland Rosebuds. One year later, Portland became the first American-based team to play for the Stanley Cup.

For the first time, the Stanley Cup series came down to a fifth and final game after both participants split the first four games. Portland's Tommy Dunderdale put the Rosebuds ahead early, but the Canadiens bounced back. Skene Ronan tied the game, and Goldie Prodgers netted the Cup-winner.

In his first Stanley Cup appearance, goaltender Georges Vezina backed the Canadiens with a 2.60 average in five games en route to the club's first championship.

1915-16 - Montreal Canadiens - Georges Vezina, Bert Corbeau, Jack Laviolette, Newsy Lalonde, Louis Berlinquette, Goldie Prodgers, Howard McNamara, Didier Pitre, Skene Ronan, Amos Arbour, Skinner Poulin, Jack Fournier, George Kennedy (manager).

SCORES

Mar. 20 Portland 2 at Montreal 0
Mar. 22 Portland 1 at Montreal 2
Mar. 25 Portland 3 at Montreal 6
Mar. 28 Portland 6 at Montreal 5
Mar. 30 Portland 1 at Montreal 2

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