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Regina Capitals

Regina Capitals

The Regina Capitals were a professional and then a senior amateur ice hockey team originally based in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan. They started play in the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL), founded in 1921.

Professional HistoryEdit

In the Regina Capitals' first season in the new Western Canada Hockey League, they finished second overall and then upset the Edmonton Eskimos in the playoffs to win the league championship. Winning the league championship meant that the team had to face the winner of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) before being able to challenge for the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately, the up-start Capitals lost to the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA. Vancouver went on to face the Toronto St. Patricks of the National Hockey League (NHL), but would lose the best-of-five series for the Stanley Cup 3 games to 2.

They finished second overall in each of their first three seasons, with their third season only one point behind first place, but that first season would be the only one in which they would win the playoffs and advance to the next series. After three seasons well above .500, they fell to last place overall in their fourth season (1924-25) with only 8 wins in 28 games.

The Capitals tried spending their way out of their difficulties, but that only caused more problems. With the team in debt and losing money, they followed the NHL's example of heading south across the border and moved to Portland, Oregon for the start of the 1925-26 WHL season. The Regina Capitals renamed themselves the Portland Rosebuds, which was a rekindling of an older, then defunct, team from the PCHA. With that move, they became the only United States based team in their league. Since they moved to the States, the league had to change its name to reflect that not all of its teams were based in Canada anymore. So, the "Canada" part of the league's name was dropped and it was renamed the Western Hockey League.

The move didn't help the on-ice performance of the team very much. They didn't finish last overall, but with an extra eight games played from the previous season, they only managed to better their total wins by 4 giving them 12 wins in 36 games.

After that season, the Western Hockey League folded. The National Hockey League bought every contract of ever player from the WHL for $258,000.

Prairie Hockey League CapitalsEdit

With the collapse of the WHL, many of the players and teams that didn't become part of the NHL re-grouped and formed a new semi-pro league called the Prairie Hockey League (PrHL). A "new" Regina Capitals were born. They finished third overall in the inaugural season of the PrHL, but faltered badly for the second season with only two wins in 26 games. That second season would be the final season for both the Regina Capitals and the Prairie Hockey League as the league disbanded following the season's end.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Season Team name & League GP W L T PTS GF GA Finish Playoffs
1921-22 Regina Capitals (WCHL) 24 14 10 0 28 94 78 2nd in WCHL Won league
1922-23 Regina Capitals (WCHL) 30 16 14 0 3293 97 2nd in WCHL Lost in WCHL finals
1923-24 Regina Capitals (WCHL) 30 17 11 2 36 83 67 2nd in WCHL Lost in WCHL finals
1924-25 Regina Capitals (WCHL) 28 8 20 0 16 72 121 6th in WCHL Out of playoffs
1925-26 Portland Rosebuds (WHL) 36 12 16 8 26 84 106 4th in WHL Out of playoffs
1926-27 Regina Capitals (PrHL) 32 14 16 2 30 110 117 3rd in PrHL
1927-28 Regina Capitals (PrHL) 26 2 19 5 9 46 89 3rd in PrHL

Note: The Rosebuds relocated to Chicago as the Chicago Black Hawks (NHL). The Capitals' team that started in the PrHL in Regina was a newly formed team.


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Senior HistoryEdit

They played in the Southern Saskatchewan Senior League in 1935-36.

They then played in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League from 1945-50, winning the league title in 1948-49, They also made it to the the 1948-49 Allan Cup Final, which they lost.

The Capitals/Caps played in the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League from 1951 through 1971, with a few breaks. They won the Saskatchewan Senior Championship in 1952-53, 1958-59, and 1968-69.

Their final season was in 1971-72, when they played in the Prairie Senior Hockey League.

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit

Southern Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League (1935-36)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1935-36 20 13 6 1 27 70 52 3rdLost Semi Final

Western Canada Senior Hockey League (1945-50)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1945-46 25 2 22 1 5 95 227 4thout of playoffs
1946-47 40 10 29 1 21 125 201 5thout of playoffs
1947-48 48 26 21 1 53 225 226 2ndLost Semi Final
1948-49 48 33 13 2 68 214 150 1stWon Final, Won West, Lost Allan Cup
1949-50 50 19 26 5 43 171 211 4thout of playoffs

Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League (1951-54)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1951-52 30 13 16 1 27 127 126 3rdLost Semi Final
1952-53 32 23 9 0 46 187 104 1stWon Final. Lost West Semi Final
1953-54 40 12 27 1 25 145 220 4th out of playoffs


In 1957-58 they were the only senior team in Saskatchewan. They lost the quarter final in the 1957-58 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.

Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League (1964-71)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1958-59 11 8 3 0 16 80 58 1stLost West Final
1959-60 24 8 16 0 16 - - 3rdLost Final
1960-61 32 17 14 1 35 182 172 2nd Lost Final
1961-62 32 6 26 0 12 129 134 5th out of playoffs
1962-63 39 11 26 2 24 - - 4thLost Semi Final
1963-64 40 15 25 0 30 - - 3rdLost Semi Final
1964-65 37 21 14 2 44 218 144 1stLost Semi Final
1967-68 27 13 14 0 26 - - 3rdLost Final
1968-69 29 12 12 5 29 - - 2ndWon Final, Lost West Semi Final
1969-70 35 9 25 1 19 153 202 4th Lost Semi Final
1970-71 44 14 30 0 28 195 294 4thLost Semi Final

Western Canada Senior Hockey League (1965-67)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1965-66 30 16 12 2 34 - - 3rdLost Semi Final
1966-67 35 17 17 1 35 - - 5thLost Semi Final

Prairie Senior Hockey League (1971-72)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1971-72 39 12 26 1 25 161 202 5thLost Final

ReferencesEdit


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