Alf Smith and Jim McGee were added to the Ottawa power-house which was headed for another championship. Ottawa trounced the Victorias and Montreal in succession and then, in the return match with the Vics, the fuse was lit for the ultimate blow-up of the Canadian Amateur Hockey League (C.A.H.L.).
The Senators arrived 1 1/2 hours late which resulted in the game being unfinished at midnight and by mutual consent the teams left the ice with Ottawa leading 4-1. After being assessed a $10.00 fine for their tardiness, a motion was introduced ordering the game to be replayed, whereupon, J.P. Dickson of Ottawa rose and said it would refuse and resign from the league.
The motion was carried and Ottawa withdrew, defaulting all four remaining games. As the defending champions, the Cup was still in the Senators' hands and they would still be eligible to meet all challengers. Ottawa went on to defend the Cup to all commers.
John Bower (Bouse) Hutton
Although he is mainly remembered as a hockey goaltender, Bouse Hutton was a great performer in several sports. He was a netminder in hockey and lacrosse and a fine full-back in football. In 1907, he had the unique distinction of of being the only man to play on a Stanley Cup winner, a Canadian lacrosse championship team and a Canadian football championship team in the same year. He died on October 27, 1962.