1928 Regina Monarchs Hockey Club

Accomplishments: World’s Junior Hockey Champions, 1928 (Memorial Cup)

In the 1927-28 season the Regina Pats and Regina Falcons joined together to create the Regina Monarchs Hockey Club. Coached by Howie Milne, the Monarchs went on to have an undefeated regular season, finishing in first place with a 6 – 0 record.

After winning their league, the Monarchs met the Yellow Grass Juniors in the Southern finals in a two game total point series. The Monarchs dominated the series winning with a combined total of 32-2, advancing on to the Provincial finals where they would meet the Saskatoon Wesleys. The Monarchs swept the series in a 17-8 victory in the two games to claim the provincial title.

The Monarchs moved on to the Western semi finals to face off against Alberta’s best, the Blairmore Juniors. In the two game total point series, the Monarchs easily took both games with a total score of 13-1.

With the Western championship on the line, the Monarchs outplayed the Kenora Thistles the first game 8-0. The second game the Monarchs had their first taste of defeat, losing to the Thistles 4-3. Despite the loss, the Monarchs took the round 11-4 to win the Abbott Cup and advance on to the Memorial Cup.

The Memorial Cup’s first game of the best of three series was held at the Toronto Arena Gardens. The Monarchs did not disappoint as they defeated the Ottawa Gunners 4-3, with all four goals coming from the speedy right winger, Harold ‘Mush’ March. The second game was held at the Toronto Varsity Arena, the smaller ice surface had an impact on the fast skating Monarchs and they lost to the Ottawa Gunners 2-1. The series went down to the third and final game, played at the Toronto Arena Gardens. The big ice surface was what the Monarchs needed and they overwhelmed Ottawa with a 7-1 victory to capture the Memorial and World Junior Hockey crowns. Individually the Monarch’s top goal scorer, Harold ‘Mush’ March was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1967.

Left to Right: Ross Robson (president), A. Whittleton (secretary/treasurer), Bergl, H. March, L. Dowie, H. Shaw, H. Milne (coach), H. Langford (captain), K. Williamson, C. Farrow, A. Holt, J. Achtzener, R. Bentley (trainer), F. Ufland (vice-president)