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Before the NHL: Vancouver Millionaires

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Vancouver Millionaires (1911-1922), Vancouver Maroons (1922-1926)

Founded: 1911

Folded: 1926

Located: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Arena: Denman Arena

Owner/President: Frank Patrick (also the coach)

Stanley Cup Appearances: 4 (1915, 1918, 1921, 1922)

Stanley Cup(s): 1 (1915)

PCHA Championship(s): 5

WCHL Championship(s): 0

Hall of Famers: Frank Patrick, Didier Pitre, Cyclone Taylor, Mickey MacKay, Hughie
Lehman

Major Contribution to Hockey: Last team from Vancouver to win the Stanley Cup.

NHL Heritage: None, Folded and Absorbed into WCHL; Logo, Name and Rights were
exploited purchased by the Vancouver Canucks in 2010 to produce a new 3rd jersey.

About:

The most successful professional ice hockey team to ever play in British Columbia. The
Maroon and White beating the current Morons in Green and Blue (Canucks) by appearing
in the Stanley Cup 4 times and winning it once versus the current B.C. team who has
appeared in 3 Stanley Cup Finals and have won none. Also, it is rumored that when the
Millionaires/Maroons franchise did not win the Cup in 1918, 1921, and 1922 the city
of Vancouver DID NOT, I repeat: DID NOT BURN DOWN FROM RIOTING IDIOTS. So by far the
current franchise has run away with the record for winning the Eaton's Department
Store: Pillage Your Hometown Trophy; once in 1994, and again in 2011. In 2015, the Canucks
franchise will celebrate 100 years since the city of Vancouver last drank from the
Stanley Cup (there are rumors of a banner raising ceremony, and a Chicago Cubs' puck
drop as part of the festivities.)

In all seriousness though, it is really a shame that this franchise folded with as
much dominance and success that it had enjoyed. The Vancouver Millionaires/Maroons franchise was thick with history and hockey legends like Frank Patrick, the amazing Cyclone Taylor and the legendary (later Montreal Canadien) Didier Pitre. They played at Denman Arena; the same arena as the short-lived PCHA New Westminster Royals. Denman Arena was almost as important to hockey history as the PCHA was in its entire existence, as it was one of the first ever artificial ice surfaces in Canada (which would pave the way for the modern arenas we know and love today.) Unfortunately, this important place of hockey history along with all surviving Millionaires jerseys were destroyed in a fire in 1936.

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