The Vancouver Millionaires
were a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver
, British Columbia
, that played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) from 1911
. The team was founded by local businessmen and quickly gained popularity among the Vancouver
community. The Millionaires were known for their distinctive maroon, white, and green uniforms, which contributed to their nickname "the Millionaires."
In the 1914
season, the Vancouver Millionaires
made history by winning the Stanley Cup, making them the first team from the West Coast to do so. The victory was a significant moment for both the team and the city of Vancouver
, solidifying their place in hockey history. The Millionaires continued to be a competitive force in the PCHA throughout their existence.
Unfortunately, the team's success was short-lived. Financial difficulties and the onset of World War I took a toll on the franchise, leading to its eventual demise in 1922
. The Vancouver Millionaires
played their final game on February 4, 1922
, marking the end of their era in professional hockey. Despite their relatively short time in the league, the Millionaires' legacy lives on, and their contributions to the sport of ice hockey are still celebrated by fans and historians alike.