Quebec Bulldogs win Stanley Cup
The 1912–13 NHA season was the fourth season of the now defunct National Hockey Association.
Six teams played 20 games each. The Quebec Bulldogs won the league championship to retain the Stanley Cup. They played and defeated the Sydney Miners in a challenge after the regular season.
Joe Malone made a try for Frank McGee's record, but fell short at 9 goals. He was not in the lineup for the second game
The NHA champion Quebec Bulldogs won their second straight Stanley Cup in 1913. The Bulldogs edged the Sydney Miners of the Maritime Professional Hockey League two games to none in the best of three competition. Quebec scored 20 goals in total, winning game one 14-3 as Joe Malone potted nine goals. In game two, Joe Hall earned a hat-trick to aid the Bulldogs in winning the game 6-2, and the Cup.
Coming off their Stanley Cup Championship the Bulldogs were even stronger as they ran away with the NHA title with a record of 16-4, as Joe Malone scored 43 goals, while Tommy Smith added 39. In the Stanley Cup Finals the Bulldogs again dominated beating the Maritime Champion Sydney Millionaires in 2 straight games by a combined score of 20-5. After beating the Millionaires the Bulldogs were challenged by the PCHA Champion Victoria Aristocrats. Bursting with confidence the Bulldogs expected to walk over the Aristocrats. However, the Bulldogs would split the first 2 games before losing 6-1 in the decisive 3rd game. However, because the Stanley Cup Board of trustees did not recognize the challenge the Bulldogs were able to keep the Cup.