First Champions

  • Posted on: 25 December 2014
  • By: Anonymous

The Moncton Victorias defeated the Halifax Crescents by a margin of three games to one and a spread of a dozen goals.  They were awarded the Starr trophy in front of twelve hundred fans at the Halifax rink.  Unfortunately the Vics were unable to challenge for the Stanley Cup.  On February 28th,  1911, the Stanley Cup Trustees Philip D. Ross and William A. Foran announced that they would accept the challenges of the Prince Albert, Port Arthur and Galt hockey clubs.  Prince Albert and Port Arthur were asked to play a qualifying series in Winnipeg, the winners to play Ottawa for the Stanley Cup.  The Galt team’s challenge was to take place afterwards.  The trustees indicated that if Moncton, who had not yet finished their series with Halifax, was to request a challenge they would be asked to “call again”.