6th-seeded ’33-’34 Maroons Defeat 7th-seeded ’31-’32 Maroons to Advance to Qualifier Final

Hooley Smith got off to a great start for the 6th-seeded ’33-’34 Montreal Maroons with three goals and one assist in a 6-3 win in Game 1. Defenseman Stewart Evans posted a goal and two assists for the winning side in the opening game. Then, in Game 2, after allowing three goals in the second period, the 7th-seeded ’31-’32 Montreal Maroons got an unassisted goal from Jimmy Ward to tie the game 5-5. Nels Stewart scored for the ’31-’32 Maroons in overtime to tie the series at one. Dave Trottier registered a hat trick in the win for the 7th seed. Goaltender Dave Kerr would shut the door for the ’33-’34 Maroons after Game 2. He stopped 39 of 40 shots against in Game 3 as the ’33-’34 Maroons won 3-1. Smith again led the way offensively with two goals and one assist. Four goals in the third period then propelled the ’33-’34 Maroons to a 5-2 win in Game 4 as it was Baldy Northcott‘s turn to pot a hat trick. Kerr finished the series with a 35-save shutout in Game 5 in a 2-0 win that clinched a spot in the Qualifier Final.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’31-’32 Maroons 2 1 0 3
’33-’34 Maroons 4 2 0 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 6   ’31-’32 MTM – 3     (1-0 ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +1   17 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: D – Stewart Evans (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   4 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   3.00 GAA   .940 SV% (47 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’31-’32 Maroons 3 1 1 1 6
’33-’34 Maroons 2 3 0 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’31-’32 MTM – 6   ’33-’34 MTM – 5   (OT)     (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Dave Trottier (’31-’32 MTM) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   9 S

3rd Star: G – Flat Walsh (’31-’32 MTM) – W   5.00 GAA   .924 SV% (61 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’33-’34 Maroons 1 1 1 3
’31-’32 Maroons 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 3   ’31-’32 MTM – 1     (2-1   ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   10 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Flat Walsh (’31-’32 MTM) – L   3.00 GAA   .945 SV% (52 SV’s)

3rd Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   1.00 GAA   .975 SV% (39 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’33-’34 Maroons 0 1 4 5
’31-’32 Maroons 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 5   ’31-’32 MTM – 2     (3-1 ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Baldy Northcott (’33-’34 MTM) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +4   7 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’33-’34 MTM) – 0 G   5 A   5 P   +4   2 S

3rd Star: C – Hooley Smith (’33-’34 MTM) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +4   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’31-’32 Maroons 0 0 0 0
’33-’34 Maroons 0 0 2 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’33-’34 MTM – 2   ’31-’32 MTM – 0     (4-1 ’33-’34 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dave Kerr (’33-’34 MTM) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (35 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: G – Flat Walsh (’31-’32 MTM) – L   1.00 GAA   .982 SV% (56 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Dave Trottier (’33-’34 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   7 S

The Final of the 2015 Montreal Maroons Qualifying Tournament is set and it will be the top-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons and the 6th-seeded ’33-’34 Montreal Maroons!

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