Ottawa enjoyed a great season in 1901, winning seven of their eight regular season games. The closest call was a 5-5 tie with the Montreal Victorias in Ottawa, on January 19. In that contest Harry Westwick collapsed after ten minutes of overtime as the result of a foot injury which had been operated on previously.
Ottawa clinched the championship when they defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 1-0 on February 23 but, unfortunately for them, the Montreal Shamrocks had lost the Stanley Cup to the Winnipeg Victorias and due to the lateness of the season Ottawa did not enter a challenge for it.
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Harvey Pulford was an exceptional athlete winning championships in virtually every sport. He won three Stanley Cups, four Canadian Football titles and was the boxing champion of Eastern Canada from 1896 to 1898. He died in Ottawa, on October 31, 1940.