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Les Canadiens

Les Canadiens were created by Ambrose O'Brien on November 4, 1909 in Room 129 of the Windsor Hotel. He later paid the $1000 franchise fee and $5000 to guarantee player salaries. He hired Jack Laviolette to build the team of mostly French speaking players. The uniforms were a navy blue sweater with white narrow bands at the shoulders connected to a band across the chest and a white "C" at the center of the chest band.

Their first game was January 5th, 1910 against the Cobalt Silver Kings at the Jubilee Rink, located on Sainte-Catherine Street East in Montreal, before a crowd of 3,000 spectators. Newsy Lalonde, who previously played for Cobalt in the TPHL, scored the first goal of the game at 17:00 of the first half for the Canadiens. Newsy scored 2 goals that first game, but had to leave the game with an ankle injury. Bernier scored 2 and Laviolette scored 1. Joe Cattaranich played goaltender. After taking a 3-0 lead over the Silver Kings, they later trailed 4-3 and 6-4 before tying the game. Referee Riley Hern called for an overtime. The Canadiens won the game 7-6 at 5'35" of overtime when Skinner Poulin scored his second goal of the game. This game did not actually count in the standings as the league was restructured a week later.

On February 24th, Cobalt beat the Canadiens 11-7 in Cobalt. On March 5th, Cobalt beat the Canadiens 6-4 in Montreal.


COACH - Jack Laviolette 2-10-0

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Pat Seguin210112
Art Bernier121301325
Jean Bougie10000
Didier Pitre12100105
Ed Millaire10002
Skinner Poulin1280853
Ed Decarie1250542
M. Larochelle10000
Edgar Leduc33030
Joe Cattaranich40000
Jack Laviolette1130326
Teddy Groulx70000
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Jack Laviolette1100500.000
Joe Cattaranich4040240348.500
Teddy Groulx7160420628.860