Original Proof Draft and Finished Copy of the WCHL Pocket Schedule along with letter from President E.L. Richardson
This amazing combination features the original draft of the WCHL Rules and Schedule for the 1924-25 season, along with the finished pocket schedule and the letter that accompanied the original draft from WCHL President E.L. Richardson.
The original draft is presented on very fragile onion skin paper. Of note is the inclusion of the Seattle Metropolitans team on the cover of the original draft and is crossed out in pencil. The Seattle Franchise would fold before the 1924-25 Western Canada Hockey League season would commence. Thus, the finished version of the pocket schedule did not include the Seattle Metropolitans.
This was the first year that the Pacific Coast Hockey Association was not it's own entity. They had been operating with only three teams from 1917-1923, Vancouver Millionaires (Maroons), Victoria Cougars and Seattle Metropolitans. With the loss of the Metropolitans it was fortunate that before the 1924-25 season they had reached an agreement to create the Western Canada Hockey League with the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatoon Crescents, Regina Capitals and Calgary Tigers.
Included with the draft and finished schedule is the letter from WCHL President E.L. Richardson addressed to Ken MacKenzie, GM and Coach of the WCHL Edmonton Eskimo Hockey Club.
This combination of artifacts help document the formation of the 1924-25 Western Canada Hockey League. They were discovered as part of a major collection of documents, photos and correspondence relating to the career and office of Ken MacKenzie, GM and Coach of the Edmonton Eskimo Hockey Club 1921-25.