Seattle Vamps Hockey Club 1921 - Items tagged as "Ice hockey"
A short but compelling chapter in the history of Seattle sports. Frank and Lester Patrick, who had formed the Pacific Coast Hockey Association in 1911, sought to enhance the growth of the game on the west coast by adding a women's league to accompany the men's PCHA. The brothers talked about the formation of such a league in 1916.
The league never got off the ground; however, in 1921 Frank Patrick announced a women's international championship series which would involve two teams from Canada - The Vancouver Amazons and the Victoria Kewpies; and one team from the United States - The Seattle Vamps.
The Seattle Vamps were hastily formed for the tournament. They played out of the same arena as their male counterparts, the Metropolitans. Sharing also the same team colors and striping (red, green and white) the Vamps struggled to find footing in the tournament, losing by scores of 5-0 (@ Vancouver) and 3-0 (@ Seattle) to the Amazons, as well as losing 1-0 to the Kewpies in Victoria and tying them in Seattle, 1-1. In between the two Vancouver games, the Vamps took on the University of British Columbia, who, led by the hat trick of forward Jerry Reed and the solid goaltending of Mildren Terran, defeated UBC 3-1.
This design pays homage to Seattle's first women's hockey team - the Seattle Vamps of 1921.