Game 2 - 1913 Stanley Cup Challenge

  • Posted on: 29 December 2014
  • By: lrigby

The Millionaires prepared for the second game in the series taking place on Tuesday, March 10 with the determined goal of playing a closer game and hopefully making up some of the goal differential which now stood at eleven goals.  The good news was that Toby Macdonald was fit to play.  It was also announced that Joe Malone would not be playing in the second game.  Malone was suffering from a cold and the team management want to rest him before they headed out west for an exhibition trip to British Columbia.   According to the reports from Quebec, the second game of the series was not as well attended as the first game.  Many of the Quebec fans stayed away since the Quebec team already had the Stanley Cup well in hand. 

The Quebec team again gave the Millionaires more than they could handle, scoring the first four goals of the game.  Joe Hall who was kept off the score sheet in the first game scored three goals for the Bulldogs.  Sydney was able to get on the board twice in the third period when Jimmy Wilkie and Gordon Trenouthe were able to slip a couple past Quebec goalie Paddy Moran.  Near the end of the game with the combined score of the two games listed as 20 to 5 in favor of Quebec, the Bulldog goalie Paddy Moran decided to do some show boating and to the delight of the spectators left his net and made a rush to score on the Sydney goal.  He was able to make it into the Sydney end but failed in his attempt to score.  Quebec's fans and ex- Sydney Millionaire Harry Smith, who stuck around to take in the match as a freelance reporter, witnessed the Quebec Bulldogs once again crowned the Stanley Cup champions for the 1912-1913 hockey season.