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"

"Gooney" 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 Oakville at Hamilton, Dec. 17 1935

The Spectator headline on Dec. 18 read

"Bengals Advance In Senior O.H.A. Group"

"Defeat Oakville Villans By 2 to 1 to Add Single Point to Standing"

A poor crowd in Hamilton watched a listless affair last night allowing the Villains to fall further back in the standings. With all three goals being scored in the first period the game developed into a close checking affair with few assaults on opponents goals, tended by the Teno brothers with Charlie of Hamilton claiming victory over Harvey of Oakville. Bengals scored early when Mackie scored on a three way passing play assisted by Apps and McGowan. McGowan made it 2 to 0 6 minutes later when he shot from the blue line and rapped in his own rebound. On the next play Oakville's Allen reduced the margin with a long shot from the left boards that glanced in off Charlie Teno's skate. This ended the scoring with the remainder of the game dominated by close checking, good defensive play and fine goaltending by the Teno brothers. The Mackie, Apps, McGowan line was the most dangerous of the night but unable to find the back of the twine for the rest of the game.

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Game 10 vs Port Colborne at Port Colborne, Fri. Dec. 20, 1935

The Spectator headline on Dec. 21 read

"Tigers Lose Ground In Senior Ice Group"

"Weakened Hamilton Squad Suffers 5-2 Reverse at Port Colborne Rink"

Playing without Hoch, Farrell on defence and Apps and Williams on the front line, the Bengals dropped further back in the Easter Senior group losing 5-2 at the hands of the Sailors. Indeed Charlie Teno's superb play probably kept the score closer than it was. Arnott and Forgie led the Ports with two goals apiece, Red Reynolds assisting twice. Mackie and Hastie countered with the Hamilton tallies. The Port front line of Forgie, Reynolds and Arnott was the best on the ice, dominating with their excellent combinations. Although the Ports defence was porous at times, goalie "Dinty" Moore proved to be hard to beat. The game was fast and rugged, but the Bengals were not up to the task last night. Hastie, McGowan and Chisholm were the Tiger's best up front while "Red" Dunn playing with Radke on defence, tolled well and handed out many hard body checks

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Game 11 vs Oakville at Hamilton, Fri. Dec.27 1935

The Spectator headline on Dec. 28 read

"Penalties Costly in Senior Contest Here"

"Oakville Villans Take 3-2 Verdict From Bengals in Speedy Battle"

Th Villans hardly resembled a fourth place team her at the arena with their speedy and effective play last night. The game was a real battle with both teams having chances which were mostly stymied by the Teno brothers in net. A penalty to Hastie in the second period turned out to be crucial. While he was off , Campbell raced through thr Bengals defence and rifled his own rebound past Charlei Teno. Shortly after, with Tigers still shorthanded, Peer nailed his second goal on a pass from Sutcliffe to put the Villans into the lead at 17:20, a lead they would not relinquish through a scoreless third period.

The Teno brothers were the most outstanding players this evening with Charlie having more of the work than Harvey. McGowan, Mackie and Apps were the most effective for the Bengals but were held off the scoreboard after their two goals in the second period. For the speedy visitors, Peer, Sutcliffe, S. Allen and Townsley were highly effective. In all, the game was a close, hardly fought battle,decided mostly on breaks and penalties.

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Game 12 vs Toronto at Toronto, Wed. Jan. 1 1936

The Spectator headline on Jan. 2 read

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Game 13 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 14 vs Oakville, at Maple Leaf Gardens :

"The Spectator headline read:

"TIgers Run Wild on Villans 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 the eastern group of the Senior OHA last night at the gardens. After spotting the Villans 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 Villans 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 \Villans failed to capitalize on the numerous Tigers penalities as they were 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 controversial points system used by the league. Since the Tigers play more games than the others, some of their victories receive only a single point whereas 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 Port Colborne at Port Colborne, Jan.10, 1936

The Spectator headline on Jan. 11 read

"Chisholm Gets Tally To Defeat the Ports"

"Overtime Goal Gives Tigers 4-3 Verdict and Strengthens Position"

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Tigers continued their winning ways in Port Colborne last night with a hard fought 4-3 overtime victory over the Sailors. This game marked the final appearance of the season for veteran goalie "Dinty" Moore as he now leaves to join the Canadian Olympic team. McGowan and Mackie led the charge in the second and third period combining for two goals and two points each, giving Hamilton a 3-2 lead in the third period. Sailor's Morrison then tied the game and forced overtime. The overtime hero was Cliff Chisholm, who has been hot lately, but waiting tonight to fire the winner at the one minute mark of the overtime period. Brilliant play by outstanding goalie for the remainder of the overtime period cemented the victory. This strengthened Tigers second place position in the Eastern Senior OHA division. Before a large crowd, the game featured close and hard checking, clever individual rushes and brilliant goaltending which kept the outcome in doubt until the final buzzer.

Game 16 vs Dukes, at Hamilton Jan. 14, 1936:

"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 between Mackie and Grant put them in the penalty 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.

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Game 17 vs Varsity at Hamilton, Jan. 17 1936 :

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"The Spectator headline on Ja. 18 read:

"Tigers Swamp Blues Without Difficulty"

"Gain 11-2 Verdict to Creep Closer to Leading Toronto Dukes"

In a match completely dominated by the Tigers Apps and Williamson led the way with four goals apiece. After taking a 3-0 lead in a listless first period, the game opened up in the second with the Tigers scoring six times and the Collegians twice. Radke and Hoch held the line well on defence and Charlie Teno was his usual capable self even though the Varsity goaler had much more work. In the third period, the Tigers had many chances , but success only came from the sticks of Williamson and Apps. It was an uneventful finale to a rather one-sided affair.

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 vs Toronto at Toronto, 1936

The Spectator headline on Jan. 11 read game 2

"Dukes Best Bengals In Overtime Battle"

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

After falling behind at the end of the second period by a score of 4-1, the Hamilton squad showed themselves well capable of being a comeback team as they stormed the Toronto net throughout the third period to tally three markers to tie the game and force overtime. Indeed it was bad luck that a penalty to Wilf Hoch on overtime gave the Dukes a man advantage allowing the Dukes to score the winning marker. As the Tigers lost their first game in seven starts, Chisholm again stood out for the locals scoring three times and being stopped on several other break-ins. Apps also was prominent particularly in the comeback third period with a goal and an assist. The Bengals had terrible luck in the overtime, particularly Hastie who stick-handled right in on Goldie three times and failed to score. The penalty to Hoch proved to be the deciding factor stopping the Tigers valiant comeback.

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Game 18 vs Dukes, at Toronto :

"The Spectator headline read: game 2


"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 19 vs Oakville at Oakville, Jan.31, 1936

The Spectator headline on Feb. 1 read

"Villans Top Bengals In Fine Performance "

"Yellow and Black Unable to Match the Speed of Oakville Puck Chasers"

Still stinging from their 10-2 thrashing by the Tigers in their previous encounter, the Villans came out flying in the first period, banging in four counters while restricting the Tigers to one. The Tigers could not keep up to the speed of the Villans led by the Allen brothers who notched four goals between them to give the Villans an insurmountable lead of 5-1 after two frames.

The Bengals tried valiantly to mount a comeback in the third period, but the Oakville pucksters were too much for them on this evening as Charlie's brother Harvey Teno held the fort when called upon. They did manage a second marker by Hastie but after that the Oaks took care of every scoring thrust attempted by the Bengals.

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Game 20 vs Port Colborne at Hamilton, Feb. 4, 1936

The Spectator headline on Feb. 5 read

"Bengals Defeat Sailors in Rough Battle"

"Hamilton Squad Makes Sure of Playoffs With 4-3 Verdict Over Port Colborne--Fistic Clashes Add to General Excitement"

The Ports over-aggressive play throughout the game may have led to their demise. When they got down to strict hockey business in the third period with two goals to close the gap, it was two late as the Tigers held on for a 4-3 victory. After dominating the first period of play with numerous scoring chances, the Bengals dis manage a 2-0 lead on goals by Apps and Hastie. Goals by McGowan and Upper for the Sailors left Hamilton with a 3-1 lead at the end of the second. After Chisholm made it 4-1 early in the third the Sailors started their comeback and closed the gap to 4-3 late in the third with goals by Runion and Reynolds, but the Bengals hung on for the victory.
Both forward lines played well for the Bengals with Hoch being a stalwart on their strong defence. The visitors best were Upper, Reynolds and Morrison, although their performance was often marred with their over-aggressive play.

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Game 21 vs Varsity, at Varsity, Feb.11 1936 :

"The Spectator headline read:

"Tigers Humble Varsity Squad in O.H.A. Game"

"Bengals Pile Up 8-4 Score Against Luckless Blues"

The Blue succumbed to another in a long string of defeats over two seasons falling 8-4 to the Tigers last night. Although the game was meaningless ain terms of playoffs, it was marred by penalties and some rough play. In the first period Valiquette was boarded heavily by Hoch and had to be assisted from the ice. In the final period Dunn had to have repairs for a cut over his left eye, and as play quickened, Hastie and Wiliamson scores for the Bengalsonly to have Ripley and Charles reply for the students. Chisholm, Mackie and Hastie then responded for the Tigers who were the better team throughout the affair. Indeed the Tigers may have scored many more were it not for the excellent work of Shipman in the Varsity net. The entire Bengal squad played well with Hastie's stick-handling a distinct feature.

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Game 22 vs Dukes, Feb. 14 at Toronto :

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"Primeau's Goal Brings Close Win to Hamilton"

"Tigers Make Strong Finish in Final Scheduled Senior O.H.A. Game and Succeed in Taking a 5-4 Verdict"

Before a crowd of six thousand in Toronto last night the Hamilton Tigers scored a late goal by Jim Primeau to notch a 5-4 victory over the first place Toronto Dukes. The game was meaningless in terms of the final standings but brought the Bengals to within two points of the Dukes and served notice that they would be a force in the playoffs.

The Tigers streaked out to a 2-0 lead early with goals from Williamson and Mackie in the first period of a typically rough Toronto - Hamilton game. Toronto took advantage of a slow second period start by the Tigers to tie the score on counters by O'Brien and Adams only to have Hamilton regain their form and go ahead 3-2 at the end of the second frame on a second goal from Mackie both assisted by Apps. When Primeau and Mackie were penalized early in the third frame, the Dukes evened the score on a second goal from Adams. Hamilton quickly regained it's form with Radke scoring from Chisholm. Adams evened the score at 4-4 with his third goal of the game but late in the third Primeau found himself alone in front of the Toronto net and scored on a rebound after a shot by Hoch. The game was replete with smart play and while the Bengals had some lapses, they proved to be the better team on the night. Playoffs will begin next Wednesday with the Bengals taking on a tough Oakville Villans in a best two of three series.

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Game 1 of Playoff Series vs Oakville at Hamilton

The Spectator headline on Feb. 23 read

"Rapid-Firing Defeats Villans in Fast Game"

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"Tigers score Twice Within Forty Seconds to Come From Behind in First of Senior O.H.A. Semi-Finals, Winning By 4 to 3"

In a fast cleanly played game, both teams played brilliantly with the Teno brothers Harvey and Charlie stalwarts in net. Oakville combined speed, varied individual charges with effective combinations along with excellent checking to give the Bengals all they could handle. It appeared the visitors had more scoring chances but were stymied by the brilliant work on Charlie Teno in net.
Tigers scored the lone goal in the opening period by Mackie from Apps. The Villans had the better of play in the second as they outscored the Bengals 3-1 to lead 3-2 going into the final frame. It was late in the final frame and the score still 3-2 with the Villans seeming to be headed for victory. After the thirteen minute Mark, McGowan drew a face-off back to Mackie who drilled a long, hard shot past the Oakville goaler to tie the score. Forty seconds later McGowan sailed in alone and beat Harvey Teno with a nifty effort to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead. From this point they held strong defensively to maintain their 4-3 victory.

Game 2 of Playoff Series vs Oakville at Toronto

The Spectator headline on Thurs. Feb. 27 read game 2

"Hamilton Squad Defeats Villans in Second Game"

"Bengals Take Overtime Victory to Eliminate Oakville Squad in Semi-Final of Senior O.H.A. Series"

The Yellow and Black battled ferociously to eliminate the Villans in overtime last night by a score of 3 to 2. It took a grand third period come back on goals by Mackie and Apps to tie the score, sending the teams to overtime where Apps score the winner to end the series.
During the game combination play favoured the Bengals, for the most part, while superior speed for the Villans discounted this to a large extent. Superb play by Tiger's great goalie Charlie Teno was the major factor in keeping the speedy Villans to just two markers. It was the third period when the Bengals took charge when Mackie scored the sweetest goal of the night as he pranced through the defenders and beat Harvey Teno cleanly. Four minutes later Syl Apps, the leagues leading goal scorer waltzed through and beat Harvey again for the equalizer. The teams battled tooth and nail but no further goals were obtained in regulation time. About three minutes into the overtime Apps scored the winner assisted by Mackie. There were many anxious moments throughout the remainder of the overtime, but sparkling defensive play by the Bengals combined with excellent goal-tending by Charlie Teno held the fort for the Jungle Kings. Hamilton's first line of McGowan, Mackie and Apps were outstanding while Hoch, Radke and Dunn stood out prominently on defence.
The victory gave Hamilton the series in two games straight and the right to meet the Toronto Dukes for the league finals, the first of which is scheduled for next Wednesday in Toronto.

Game 1 of Playoff Series vs Dukes at Toronto, Wed. Feb.26, 1936

The Spectator headline Feb. 27, 1936 read:

"Tigers Crush Toronto Squad in First Brush "

"Bengals Hand 7-2 Reverse on Dukes to Start Eastern Group Finals Impressively--Play Here Saturday Night "

Still stinging from last year's defeat in the league finals, the Tigers got some revenge by thrashing the league leading Dukes by a score of 7-2 in Toronto last night. The Apps and Mackie combination proved too much for the Dukes as they each scored three times with rearguard Wilf Hoch scoring once. Toronto played well in the first period, but still emerged behind 2-0 at the end of the period thanks to two great rushes by Mackie, who beat Goldie cleanly on both shots.
The rest of the match was dominated by the Bengals with Mackie and Apps scoring in the second frame as well as Church for the Dukes. This gave the Tigers a 4-1 lead after two periods. Goals by Hoch and two more by the smooth skating Apps finished off the Dukes for the night. They did manage one more score late inn the third by Grant.

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Game 2 of Playoff Series vs Dukes at Hamilton, Sat. Feb. 28

The Spectator headline Mon. Mar.1 read:

"Dukes Tie Tiger Squad In Thrill-Marked Battle "

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"Overtime Fails to Break Deadlock With Bengals in Second of Eastern Group Play-Offs Before Capacity Crowd"

In a game that featured speed, ruggedness and superb defensive work, the Dukes erase a one goal lead at the seven minute mark of the third period. This tied the score at 1-1 and ultimately forced overtime. The Bengals took the lead in the second period on a goal by Hastie from Radke with Grivel scoring in the third to tie the match. Throughout regulation time, both teams had good scoring opportunities, but were held at by by the brilliant goal-tending of Teno and Goldie, as well as excellent defensive work by both teams.
The overtime featured more exciting hockey, but with players tiring after a long battle, both teams refused to take many risks and the game ended tied at 1-1 with no scoring in the overtime. It was an exciting match fought between two evenly matched opponents. Next games will be in Toronto on Wednesday and back here on Saturday.

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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, team play 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:


"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:

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, team play 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.

"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, the Tigers felt they should have one game at home with the third as contracted by the OHA to be in Toronto. But the league insisted both games be played at Maple Leaf Gardens. This makes no sense as fans 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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