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Game 1 vs Toronto at Toronto, Fri. Nov. 15, 1935


The Spectator headline on Nov.26 read

"Bengals Take Defeat From Toronto Outfit"

"Dukes Gain 4-1 Verdict in First O.H.A. Game of Season "

Before a crowd of 4000 fans, with proceeds going to charity, the Tigers fell to a speedy and talented squad in a rough game. Led by former Regina star Church and Oliver the Dukes took it to the Bengals with a convincing 4-1 victory. The line of Hastie, Mackie and Primeau made it close at 6:25 of the second frame, but the Dukes responded quickly with counters by Grivel and Bowman as they maintained a furious pace. Tigers excellent conditioning gave them the edge in the final frame, but hey were unable to cut into the Duke's lead. Mackie was best for the Bengals with their lone tally and tested Goldie throughout with a barrage of hard shots. Inconsistent defensive work at times led to their downfall as this opening game established the Dukes as the team to beat in Senior A ranks this year.




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Game 2 vs Varsity at Hamilton, Fri. Nov.22 1935


The Spectator headline on Nov. 23 read

"Tigers Best Varsity in Opening Struggle"

"Yellow and Black Score Freely to Even Up in Senior O.H.A. Standing"

"Goney" McGowan led the way with a five point game leaving the Tigers with a comfortable 8 - 1 victory over the University lads. The addition of Syl Apps and Norvie Williamson sparked a hustling, fast paced effort by the Bengals. After a hard week of practice the line combinations put together by Coach Redding proved to be very effective leading them to a 4 - 1 lead after the first period with four more to come in the last two periods. In additon to McGowan, Primeau, Apps and Mackie were prominent in the scoring. The defence was strong and goalie Charlie Teno stood strong on the opponents scoring attempts.



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Game 3 vs Port Colborne at Port Colbourne, Tues. Nov. 26, 1935


The Spectator headline on Nov. 27 read

"Tigers Upset Ports In Speedy Struggle"

"Gain 3-1 Decision Over Old Rivals With New Low Record For Penalties"

Before a record crowd at the Humberstone arena, the fans witnessed a speedy, cleanly played Hamilton victory of 3-1 over the Ports. The body checking was hard and clean and all the scoring occurred in the third oeriod. The Tigers rammed home two goals late in the period in a game of only one penalty. Charlie Teno held the Ports at bay with a stellar performance. Tigers gave an all round strong performance led by Teno in net, Williamson, McGowan, Hoch and Apps stood out for the Bengals with Chisholm and Mackie always dangerous and Radke and Farrell strong on defence. For the Ports Cuthbert was stellar in net, with Upper, Morrison and Reynolds giving strong efforts.



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Game 4 vs Oakville at Hamilton, Fr. Nov. 29 1935


The Spectator headline on Nov. 30 read

"Radke and Apps Star as Tigers Win Again"

"Bengals Count 5-3 Triumph Over Oakville in Speedy O.H.A. Encounter"



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Game 5 vs Varsity at Varsity, Tues. Dec. 3 1935


The Spectator headline on Dec. 4 read

"Hamilton Gains Easy Victory Over Varsity"

"Redding Men Close In On Leading Dukes With 9-4 Triumph Last Night"

AS in the previous game with Varsity the Jungle Kings prevailed easily by a 9-4 count with a smart passing attack and excellent defensive play and Charlie Teno superb in net as usual. The Tigers rammed home three goals in the first, two more in the second and four more in the final frame. Most prominent for the Bengals were Mackie and Apps who dominated with a short passing game and Mackie with two goals and an assist. Any doubt about a Varsity comeback was erased at the 15 minute mark of the third with Apps, McGowan and Mackie scoring in succession to put the game away. Chisholm, Radke, Farrell and Primeau also worked well with Chisholm notching two counters



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Game 6 vs Toronto at Hamilton, Dec. 6, 1935


The Spectator headline on Dec. 7 read

"Dukes Increase Edge In Senior Ice Grind"

"Defeat Tigers By 4-2 to Add Points in Eastern Group of O.H.A."

The Bengals dropped a 4-2 verdict to the Toronto Dukes last night and missed an opportunity to narrow the gap on the league leaders. Even with outstanding goaltending by Charlie Teno, the Tigers missed far too many close in opportunities even when the Dukes were shorthanded. The league leaders however disappointed the largest crowd of the season by capitalizing on more of their many opportunities.

Robinson, Large and Kitchen were superb for the Dukes as well as goalie Marsh who saved the visitors time and again. For the home team Radke, Mackie and Apps stood out as well as a Teno who was in fine form. The officiating left a lot to be desired and probably affected the outcome which remained in doubt until Robinson's goal in the last minute of the third period. Next week the locals visit Oakville on Wednesday and host Port Colborne on Friday.



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Game 7 vs Oakville at Oakville, Dec. 11 1935


The Spectator headline on Dec. 12 read

"Bengals Top Villans In Senior Encounter"

"Mackie Leads Tigers to 6-1 Triumph By Scoring Four Goals Himself"

The Tigers cemented their hold on second place while closing the gap on the league leading Dukes to one point with a convincing 6-1 victory over Oakville. Howard Mackie led the way with four goals as the Tigers outplayed their opponents in every department. They led 3-1 after two periods on Goals by Mackie, Chisholm and Hoch before finishing the Villans off with 3 counters by Mackie in the third. A penalty to Moore started the Tigers on the road to victory with two goals during his absence, one by Mackie and the second by Chisholm. This gave the Bengals a 2-1 lead at the end of the first, a lead that they did not relinquish.

Next match will be against the Sailors on Friday night when the Port Colborne boys come to town.



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Game 8 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, Friday Dec. 13, 1935


The Spectator headline on Dec. 14 read

"Tigers Turned Back In Rough Encounter"

"Were defeated, 4-2, in Hectic Game With Port Colborne Sailors Last Night"

The Hamilton Tigers took it on the chin last night at the hands of the Port Colborne Sailors. The score was 4-2 at the Barton Street arena before a small crowd of 1000 fans. Hamilton opened on the offensive but repeated opportunities by Mackie, Radke and Hastie were thrust aside by goalie Moore. The Sailors took charge late in the first period on a goal by Forgie. The second period featured wide open rough hockey with neither team able to score. The Tigers were outscored 3-2 in a rough third period which featured a bench clearing brawl with Farrell, Horne and Radke drawing majors and Clark Morrison taken from the ice with severe injuries. Moore was best for the Sailors with Apps, Hoch and Radke playing well for the Tigers



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Game 9 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 10 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 11 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 12 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 12 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 12 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, 1936


The Spectator headline on Jan. 4 read

"Tigers Maul Sailors In Scoring Jamboree"

"Chisholm Leads Bengal Onslaught as Locals Pile Up 9 to 0 Count"

Hamilton halted a three game losing streak last night before one of largest crowds of the season, putting them in contention to mount a late season challenge to the leading Dukes. The big scorer in the game was Cliff Chisholm with four goals, three of them with a dominant performance in the third period. Apps and Mackie also showed well with two goals apiece. The Ports were hindered somewhat because they were using the back-up goalie Cuthbert who seemed powerless to stop the strong Tiger assaults throughout the game.
However the Bengals were at their best last night and would have been powerful opponents for any team. Teno was outstandng in goal, both forward lines performed smoothly and well while Jimmy Dunn and Wilf Hoch conducted most of the heavy defensive work in front of Teno with great results. See game summary below.

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Game 13 vs Oakville, at Maple Leaf Gardens :

"The Spectator headline read:

"TIgers Run Wild on Villians and Pile Up 10-2 Count

"Tigers Cut Leaders Margin to Singl"


With Syl Apps and Cliff Chisholm leading a dizzying scoring parade, The Bengals moved to within one point of the leading Dukes in th eastern group of the Senior OHA last night at the gardens. After spotting the Villians two early goals, the Bengals stormed back to lead 4-2 after the first period and 6-2 after the second. They then proceeded to band home four more counters in the third to humiliate the vilians to the tune of 10-2.
The Bengals were paced by Syl Apps, the McMaster University star and Cliff Chisholm, former West Toronto flash. Apps banged home three goals and three assists with Chisholm also contributing three counters as well as two assists. This gave Chisholm a total of 9 points in his last two games. Oakville was quite shocked at the superiority of the Tigers as they had just handed the league-leading Dukes a 1-0 defeat in their previous game.
there was little difference in the speed of the two teams, but the villians failed to capitalize on the numerous Tigers penalities as they wer continually thwarted once they hit the hard-checking Hamilton defence led by Hoch, Dunn and Radke. The superior goaltending of Charlie Teno over his brother Harvey was also a major factor in their demise.
With the victory the Tigers moved to within a single point of the Dukes in the league standings, mainly due to the contoversial points system used by the league. Since the Tigers play more games than the others, some of their victories receive only a single point wheras the other teams are awarded two points for all of their victories. Although probably fair, it can be frustrating to only receive a single point after a hard fought victory.
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Game 15 vs Dukes, at Hamilton :

"The Spectator headline on Jan.15 read:

"Dukes Well Trounced By Speeding Bengals"

"O.H.A. Leaders Soundly Beaten in Hectic Battle With Tigers -- Score Is 4 - 0"


game 1 The Dukes were missing their all-star defenceman "Pud Kitchen" and definitely did not resemble a first place team as they were soundly trounced by the Bengals in a hectic match. This victory was achieved despite some questionable officiating as the Dukes got away with frequent holding, slashing and interference while the Tigers seemed to be short-handed more than they deserved. It was a fast paced game with some heavy pounding which the Bengals excelled at. Despite being two men short twice in the first period the locals finished the period with a 1-0 lead on a sharp goal by Apps from McGowan and Mackie.
In the second Apps again brought the fans to their feet with a neat counter on a pass from Hoch to give a 2-0 lead. In the third after a free-for-all betrween Mackie and Grant put them in the penaly box for 5 minutes each, The Tigers received a series of penalties with the result being the Dukes pressed for much of the period but were unable to beat Teno with much of the defensive help from Dunn and Hoch helping to hold them at bay. Despite the penalties the clever play of Hamiton's forward lines combined with Teno's great play and a stout defence gave the Bengals two more goals, both by McGowan whose neat stick-handling was quite impressive.









Game 17 vs Dukes, at Toronto :

"The Spectator headline read:

"DUKES BEST BENGALS IN OVERTIME BATTLE"

"Chisholm Leads Tigers in Gallant Fight, But Toronto Takes 5-4 Verdict"


After falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Tigers battled back valiantly, but were still behind 4-1 at the end of the second period. However a third period ferocious rally enabled them to tie the game 4-4 late in the third period with two goals by Chisholm for a total of three on the night and a single marker by Apps.
However a penalty by Hoch in the third lead to the Dukes scoring the winner when Olliver took a pass from Grivel close in and scored the winner. This was despite the marvelous efforts of Hastie in overtime who stick-handled smartly in on goal three times but was unable to beat Goldiein net for the Dukes.
This was the first loss in seven games for the Bengals, but they made a marvelous showing despite the defeat.

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Game 18 vs Dukes, at Hamilton :

"The Spectator headline read:

"TORONTO DUKES UNABLE TO HOLD BENGAL SQUAD"

"Tigers Cut Leaders Margin to Single Point With 7-2 Triumph Last Night"


The Dukes, early acclaimed to be the team to beat for the league title, were blasted by the Bengals 7 to 2 at the Barton Street Arena. Fortunate enough to gain an overtime win over the Tigers earlier in the week, the Dukes ran into a surprise package last night and the Tigers walked away with a decisive victory and closed the gap separating the two teams in the standings to a single point.
The Bengals excelled in combined plays, and with strong backchecking and strong play from the defence as well as excellent work by Teno in goal, the final outcome was never in any doubt. Mackie with 3 goals, Apps, Chisholm and McGowan were the offensive stars on the night and were constant threats throughout the match.
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Game 3 of Playoff Series vs Dukes at Toronto


The Spectator headline read:

"Toronto Dukes Even Up Series in Torrid Bout "

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"Defeat Tigers by 2 to 1 at Queen City to Put Senior O.H.A. Finals on Even Basis Again -- Teams Hold Fast Pace Throughout "

With the first game of the series won in handy fashion and the second tied in overtime, the Bengals walked into a hornet's nest at Queen City last night and succumbed to 3-1 loss, evening up the series.
The teams matched speed, teamplay and defensive work aided often by speedy forwards backchecking, with both goalies outstanding. The game was tied until the midpoint of the third period with the Dukes showing more stamina than in previous games. It was Grant's marker at 10:13 of the third period that proved to be the difference in the game despite several close calls from the Tigers. The series will continue with the fourth game here tomorrow night and the fifth in Toronto Monday.








Playoff Series Game 4 at Home


The Spectator headline read:

"TIGERS REGISTER WIN IN HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE"

"Early Lead of Local Hockey Team Threatened as Visiting Toronto Sextet Staged Late Rally in Final Period of Play-Off Game"

Bengals regain one game lead in series with Toronto with a 5 to 4 victory despite a late third period rally by the Dukes.
The first period ended in a 1-1 tie on goals by Apps for the Bengals and Boyle for Toronto. Apps starting the scoring early at 3:15 of the first when he barged through the Dukes defence and breezed one past Goldie. Less than two minutes later Boyle tied the game when he beat Teno with a nifty shot to the corner of the net. The rest of the period featured close checking in the middle of the ice, resulting in no further scoring.
Apps again gave the Tigers the lead early in the second when he weaved his way through the opposition and scored from close in. Williamson made it 3-1 shortly after on a pass from Hastie and next at 5:30 of the period Mackie scored on a smart pass from Apps giving the Bengals a 4-1 advantage. Grivel who was the Dukes main threat scored at 7:02 to close the gap, but Mackie finished off the scoring for the period at 14:16, giving the Tigers a 5-2 lead after two periods.
The third period featured heavy body-checking and a furious attempt at a comeback by the Dukes. Bowman closed the gap again at 15:37 assisted by Adams. A late penalty to Wilf Hoch made for a tense finish and Boyle scored at 19:10, but Teno held the Dukes off and the Tigers walked away with a 5-4 victory and a one game lead in the series heading into the fifth game on Monday night.

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Playoff Series Game 5 at Home


The Spectator headline read:

"Bengals Qualify to Play Off For Ontario Honours

"Eliminated Dukes From Hunt by 7 to 2 Victory Over Queen City Sextet in Deciding Game at the Arena Last Evening"

game 2 By the middle of the second period the Bengals had a 4-0 lead on goals by Radke, Mackie, Williamson and Chisholm, with Apps and Hastie collecting two assists apiece. This left little doubt as to the final outcome as the Dukes were being badly outplayed.
However a late second period goal by Robinson and a third period marker by Duncanson seemed to give rise to hopes of another comeback attempt. However in their attempted comeback the Dukes forgot about defence, leaving many chances including break-aways to the Tigers. Two late third period goals by Mackie and one by Apps along with fine play from McGowan throughout put the game out of reach and the Tigers had their 7-2 victory.










OHA Championship Series vs Niagara Falls Game 1 at Hamilton


The Spectator headline read:

"Bengals Blank Falls In First of OHA Saw-offs

"Rugged Checking of Big Roar Squad Breaks Up Tigers' Combinations, But 4 to 0 Victory Is Decisive "

game 2 The Bengals were much superior in their opening match of the Ontario Championship series but it was not a smooth victory, marked by close checking and a lot of scrambly play. The Cataracts bashed and slashed and prevented the Tigers from making their usual amount of smooth combination plays. However an early penalty to Perterkin provided the Bengals with their first good opportunities and they took full advantage. They swarmed to the attack with McGowan driving home the first marker at 6:30 weith the assisstance of Radke and Apps. Peterkin was still in the box when Radke banged home another from inside the Falls blue line and the Falls never recovered.
The first period ended with Tigers leading by a score of 2-0, but the second period was scoreless despite numerous chances for the Bengals. However in the third after a disallowed goal by Mackie, the Falls were two men short with Astie and Peterkin off when Mackie rammed home the third goal on a pass from Apps. Mackie scored again at 18:50 from McGowan to leave the final score 4 to 0 for the Bengals who looked very likely to take home the title in the return match tonight.







OHA Championship Series vs Niagara Falls Game 2 at Niagara Falls


The Spectator headline read:

"Bengals Swamp Niagara Falls in Second Clash

"Tigers Pile Up 8-1 Count and Win Right to Meet Sudbury in All-Ontario Final -- Bengals Much the Best "

game 2 As expected, the return game against the Spires was more of a workout with the Tigers dominating throughout. The Tigers led 3-0 after the first period, added another in the second and banged home four more markers in the third with only a single reply from the Falls.
The Cataracts tried valiantly, but were no match for the powerful Bengal squad which was led by the "power line" of Mackie, McGowan and Apps who accounted for six of the goals with Apps scoring three himself.
Teno enjoyed a soft night with the excellent defensive work of the Tigers' blueliners and backchecking of the forwards, leaving the Spires rarely able to break through and threaten to score. Next up Hamilton will meet Sudbury for the Ontario Championship.







Ontario Championship Series vs Sudbury Game 1 at Toronto


The Spectator headline read:

"Sudbury Sextet Humbled By Speedy Tiger Players

"Teno Brilliant as Hamilton Defeated Northerners in First of Playdowns For For Right to Representative Province in Allan Cup Race"

Bengals whipped Sudbury Falcons 8-1 in the first of a two game total goals series between the O.H.A. and N.O.H.A. title-holders. The clubs agreed to play the second game in Hamilton Friday night.
George Redding's charges packed far too much speed and scoring punch and experience for the youthful Falcons. This combined with Teno's masterful performance was more than the Falcons could handle. The Tigers were shorthanded often in the first two periods but a capable defence and the star performance of Teno held them at bay. Scoring honours were well distributed with both lines sharing the spotlight. Leading by a score of 5-2 after two periods on goals by Hastie, Hoch, Williamson and two by Apps, the Bengals finished them off with three mofre in the third with Hastie, Chisholm and Mackie notching the scores. The only Sudbury goal was scored in the second period by former Tiger star Steve Conick.
On defence Hoch and Radke carried most of the load with Red Dunn filling in capably.

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Ontario Championship Series vs Sudbury Game 2 at Hamilton


The Spectator headline read:

"Bengals Defeat Falcons For All-Ontario Honours

"Sudbury Squad Holds Bengals to a 2-2 Count Here, But Hamilton Wins the Round by Seven Goals"

Bengals took another step on the road to the Allen Cup when they eliminated the Sudbury Falcons by seven goals in the total goals series.
The Falcons rammed home two counters in the last three minutes of the game to gain some respectability, but went home as the Tigers win the Ontario Championship.
The first two periods showed a sluggish performance by the Tigers as they seemed to be happy with their seven goal lead from game 1. There were no goals and no penalties in the first two periods. The Bengals picked up the pace in the third with Chisholm and Msckie scoring early. A late flurry by the Falcons led to their two late goals scored by Conick and Hiller.
The Tigers will go on to meet the Montreal Royals, the Quebec Champions, in the Eastern Canada finals.

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Tigers Withdraw From Allen Cup Playdowns


The Spectator column The Sport Trail by Walter McMullen: Tigers took a stand when they refused to continue in the Allen cup race unless they were aewarded a home game with the Montreal Royals. Seeing that the Montreal Royals were to play the first game in Montreal, thebTigers felt they shoould have one game at home with the third as contracted by tthe OHA to be in Toronto. But the league insisted both games be played at Maple Leaf Gardens. This makes no sense as fab=ns in Toronto would not be interested in such a game while a Hamilton game was like a reward to the fans for their support all year and sure to attract a large crowd. But the officials refused Hamilton's request and the Tigers made a stand feeling this was unfair
The full article from the Spectator written by sports writer Walter McMullen is reprinted below.

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