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By Zane Miller

On Tuesday, April 6th, 1926, the Montreal Maroons of the National Hockey League defeated the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League at the Montreal Forum in Montreal to win the 13th Stanley Cup Finals three games to one. It was the first of two Stanley Cup championships for the Maroons franchise, and the second that was won in Quebec. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #11 Harold Halderson (Cougars)- D

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Halderson took partial player of the game honors in game three, getting one goal as the Cougars won it 3-2 to keep the series alive. Halderson also added three goals in the regular season.

4. #2 Clem Loughlin (Cougars)- D

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Loughlin split player of the game in game three, as he nabbed a goal in the Cougars’ 3-2 victory as well, leading the Cougars defensemen in scoring in the regular season with 7 goals.

3. Frank Fredrickson (Cougars)- F

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Fredrickson claimed partial player of the game in game three too, as he added a goal as well. Fredrickson also led the Cougars in regular season scoring with 16 goals.

2. #1 Clint Benedict (Maroons)- G

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Benedict earned player of the game honors in game four, taking a complete game shutout to help the Maroons to the 2-0 win to seal the series championship.

1. #5 Nels Stewart (Maroons)- F

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Stewart picked up player of the game honors in games one and two, as game one saw him add a pair of goals in the Maroons’ 3-0 victory to kick off the series, while in game two he had one goal and an assist as the Maroons won it 3-0 again.

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