Friday, February 3, 2012

1925-1926 Season - The League was composed of the Regina Pats, Falcons and Qu'Appelle Light Horse. The League standings were not decided until the last game. In the first game between the Falcons and Qu'Appelle they played three periods of straight ten minute overtime periods and ended in a 2-2 tie. On Monday, February 15, Regina Pats, Stan Fuller and Orville Kritzwiser were suspended by the SAHA when both players were found to be over age.

1925-1926 – Regina Pats Roster - Goalie: Jim Langford Defense: Jack Cranstoun (Captain), Harvey Dodge, Stan Fuller Centre: Fred Metcalfe, Stan Fuller Left Wing: Harold “Hop” Shaw, Jim Sykes, Jack Crapper Right Wing: Ed Malone, Fowler, Orville Kritzwiser Coach-Manager: Al Ritchie

League Play-off - The Regina Falcons made a major upset as they defeated the Pats 2-1 in a sudden death League final and were declared League Champions. George Gilhooly scored just 65 seconds before the end of the game and broke a 1-1 tie.

Catching the Pats shorthanded with two men in the penalty box, Dowie and Gilhooly swept down on the Pats defense. Dowie passed to Gilhooly who banged the puck passed Pats goaltender Jimmy Langford.

Regina Falcons went on to lose to the northern champion Saskatoon Wesleys, 9-5 in the home-and-home round series for the provincial crown. Saskatoon lost to the Calgary Canadians who went on to beat Queen's University of Toronto in the Memorial Cup. It was Alberta's first ever Memorial Cup.