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This is the 1959-60 season of the Eastern Professional Hockey League:

It was the first season of the league.


First GameEdit

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Summary of 1st game

The league's first game was played on October 8, 1959, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Montreal Royals and Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds played to a 3-3 tie brfore 2730 fans.

Montreal's Bill Sutherland scored the first goal while Thunderbirds' Matt Ravlich earned the first penalty. Future Vezina Trophy winners Charlie Hodge and Denis DeJordy played in nets.


StandingsEdit

Regular Season GP W L T GF GA Pts
Sudbury Wolves 70 36 26 8 310 283 80
Montreal Royals 70 30 26 14 215 198 74
Hull-Ottawa Canadiens 70 31 28 11 249 241 73
Trois Rivieres Lions 70 30 31 9 226 235 69
Sault Ste. Marie Thunderbirds 70 27 32 11 248 262 65
Kingston Frontenacs 70 28 39 3 197 326 59


PlayoffsEdit

Semi FinalsEdit

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
March 22 Trois Rivieres 2 Montreal 3 Montreal
March 23 Trois Rivieres 3 Montreal 1 Trois Rivieres
March 27 Montreal 3 Trois Rivieres 1 Montreal
March 30 Trois Rivieres 4 Montreal 3 Trois Rivieres
April 3 Montreal 1 Trois Rivieres 0 Montreal
April 5 Montreal 4 Trois Rivieres 2 Trois Rivieres
April 8 Montreal 2 Trois Rivieres 1 Montreal

Montreal Royals beat Trois Rivieres Lions 4 wins to 3.

Date Winner Loser Location
March 23 Sudbury 5 Hull-Ottawa 2 Sudbury
March 25 Sudbury 3 Hull-Ottawa 1 Sudbury
March 26 Sudbury 3 Hull-Ottawa 2 Hull
March 30 Hull-Ottawa 4 Sudbury 1 Hull
April 1 Hull-Ottawa 3 Sudbury 2 Sudbury
April 3 Hull-Ottawa 5 Sudbury 4 Hull
April 4 Sudbury 6 Hull-Ottawa 4 Sudbury

Sudbury Wolves beat Hull-Ottawa Canadiens 4 wins to 3.

FinalEdit

Best of 7

Date Winner Loser Location
April 10 Montreal 4 Sudbury 1 Montreal
April 11 Sudbury 3 Montreal 0 Sudbury
April 13 Montreal 4 Sudbury 2 Sudbury
April 15 Sudbury 5 Montreal 2 Sudbury
April 17 Sudbury 5 Montreal 3 Montreal
April 19 Montreal 3 Sudbury 2 Montreal
April 20 Montreal 4 Sudbury 3 Sudbury

Montreal Royals beat Sudbury Wolves 4 wins to 3.

Montreal Royals were awarded the Tom Foley Memorial Trophy.


CoachesEdit


NHL AffiliationsEdit


Team PhotosEdit


Pre-seasonEdit


Game AdsEdit


See AlsoEdit

Eastern Professional Hockey League

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