|1902–03 Ottawa Hockey Club|
|Stanley Cup champions|
|General Manager||Bob Shillington|
|Goals||Frank McGee (14)|
|Goals against average||Bouse Hutton (3.80)|
The 1902-03 Ottawa Hockey Club season was the club's 18th season of play. The club would win the CAHL championship in a playoff with the Montreal Victorias to win the Club's first Stanley Cup. For their win, the players would each be given a silver nugget. From that day forward, the club was nicknamed the Silver Seven.
The season would be a two team race between Montreal Victorias and Ottawa, splitting their matches between each other. The season ended in a tie, which necessitated a two-game playoff, won by Ottawa to win their first Stanley Cup.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||Goals For||Goals Against|
|Ottawa Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Victorias|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
|Quebec Hockey Club|| || || || || || |
|Montreal Shamrocks|| || || || || || |
† Postponed and not played.
|Hutton, John Bouse||Ottawa||8||30||0||3.80|
Ottawa and Victorias played a two-game total-goals series.
|John Hutton||G||Archie Lockerby|
|Harvey Pulford||P||Billy Strachan|
|Arthur Moore||CP||George Fairbank||1|
|Harry Westwick||R||Russell Bowie|
|Frank McGee||C||Bert Strachan||1|
|Billy Gilmour||RW||Charles Allan|
|Suddy Gilmour||1||LW||Blair Russell|
|Referee - Harry Trihey|
|Archie Lockerby||G||John Hutton|
|Billy Strachan||P||Harvey Pulford|
|George Fairbank||CP||Arthur Moore|
|Bert Strachan||R||Frank McGee||3|
|Russell Bowie||C||Dave Gilmour||2|
|Blair Russell||LW||Billy Gilmour||1|
|Charles Allan||1||RW||Suddy Gilmour||2|
|Referee - Percy Quinn|
Stanley Cup challengesEdit
Rat Portage vs. OttawaEdit
Ottawa defeated the Rat Portage Thistles 6–2, 4–2 (10–4) in a two-game, total goals series in Ottawa, March 12–14, 1903.
As the new CAHL and Cup champions, the Ottawas accepted a challenge from the Rat Portage Thistles of the Manitoba & Northwestern Hockey Association (MNWHA). Entering the best-of-three challenge series, the Thistles were younger and quicker than Ottawa; only one player on the Thistles was over the age of 20. However, poor soft ice conditions in Ottawa played a major factor as Ottawa swept the series with scores of 6–2 and 4–2.
|Date||Winning Team||Score||Losing Team||Location|
|March 12, 1903||Ottawa||6 – 2||Rat Portage Thistles||Dey's Arena|
|March 14, 1903||Ottawa||4 – 2||Rat Portage Thistles|
|Ottawa wins best-of-three series 2 games to 0|
|Mat Brown||P||Harvy Pulford|
|Tom Hooper||CP||Arthur Moore|
|Si Griffis||R||Dave Gilmour||1|
|Billy McGimsie||2||C||Frank McGee||2|
|Bill Martin||LW||Billy Gilmour||3|
|Roxy Beaudro||RW||Suddy Gilmour|
|Referee- Harry Trihey|
|Mat Brown||P||Harvey Pulford|
|Tom Hooper||CP||Dave Gilmour||1|
|Si Griffis||R||Frank McGee||2|
|Billy McGimsie||1||C||Percy Sims||1|
|Bill Martin||RW||Billy Gilmour|
|Roxy Beaudro||1||LW||Suddy Gilmour|
|Referee- Chauncy Kirby|
For their win, the Ottawa players would each receive a silver nugget. From that point on the team would also be known as the Silver Seven.
Ottawa Hockey Club March 1903 Stanley Cup championsEdit
- Placy Mituttler (President), Robert Shillington (Manager)
- Alf Smith (Coach), A. Mutchamor (Treasurer)
- W. Halton (Secretary), Halder Kirby (Club Doctor)
- Llewellyn Bates, Chauncy Kirby, Martin Rosenthal, Charles Sparks (Directors),
- Mac McGilton (Ass’t Trainer), Pete Green (Trainer)
- Alf Smith did not play for Ottawa in 1903. However he was playing-coach for Ottawa Silver Sevens next 3 Stanley Cup winning seasons.
- Coleman, Charles L. (1966). The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Vol. 1, 1893–1926 inc..
- Podnieks, Andrew (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1-55168-261-3.
Montreal Hockey Club
|Ottawa Hockey Club|
1903 Stanley Cup Champions
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Ottawa Hockey Club
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