(Past edition) Connaught Series

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CALGARY HILLHURST FC STORY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP Calgary Hillhurst FC wrestled the Dominion of Canada Championship honours west to the province of Alberta for the first time in 1922. Calgary won the two-match, total goals series 2-1 over Toronto Ulster United FC, with all three goals scored in the opening match. In reaching the final, Calgary Hillhurst FC eliminated Nanaimo FC and Winnipeg United Weston FC before continuing east to Toronto. In the final, Calgary took a 2-1 lead and then defended their way to the title, with hero Andy Wilson making 11 saves and posting the clean sheet in the second leg. He did so in front of a record crowd of 7,000 fans. Back home, the Calgary Daily Herald “arranged for a rapid bulletin service on the match” at First Street West. The hosts Toronto, meanwhile, were reduced to nine men through injuries in each half. Despite their “no surrender” attack, Toronto’s Red Handers just couldn’t score an equaliser. Calgary had their chances, too, but wouldn’t add to their 2-1 series lead in the Saturday heat. After the Saturday win, Calgary returned home and were fetted by a Thursday parade, a Friday luncheon, and a Saturday smoker.



Calgary’s inside right Sammy Gough scored the series-winning goal of the 1922 Championship final against Toronto. He scored the winner in the opening match before the second match ended in a scoreless draw.


TOP SCORER • BERNIE CARTWRIGHT Calgary’s “wee” inside left Bernie Cartwright led the Championship with five goals in seven matches, including four goals in the semi-finals. Winnipeg’s Ernest Knill ranked second with four goals scored.