👼 Set your curiosity free with rich, wide-ranging, hyper-connected information.

1965 Stanley Cup Finals

1965 ice hockey championship series

Top 3 1965 Stanley Cup Finals related articles

1965 Stanley Cup Finals
1234567 Total
Chicago Black Hawks 2035020 3
Montreal Canadiens 3211614 4
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5, 7)
Chicago: Chicago Stadium (3, 4, 6)
CoachesMontreal: Toe Blake
Chicago: Billy Reay
CaptainsChicago: Pierre Pilote
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
DatesApril 17 – May 1
MVPJean Beliveau (Canadiens)
Series-winning goalJean Beliveau (0:14, first, G7)

The 1965 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1964–65 season, and the culmination of the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens won the best-of-seven series, four games to three, to win the Stanley Cup.

1965 Stanley Cup Finals Intro articles: 4

Paths to the Finals

Montreal defeated the three-time defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 to advance to the finals and Chicago defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–3.

1965 Stanley Cup Finals Paths to the Finals articles: 5

Game summaries

As in 1955, all games were won by the home team. This was the last final until 2003 that this happened.[1] Gump Worsley made his first Finals appearance after 12 years in the league and recorded two shutouts, including the one in game seven. Jean Beliveau was the inaugural winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, scoring eight goals and eight assists in thirteen games. Game seven was the first NHL game played in the month of May.

Montreal won series 4–3

Jean Béliveau wins first Conn Smythe Trophy

1965 Stanley Cup Finals Game summaries articles: 29

Stanley Cup engraving

The 1965 Stanley Cup was presented to Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau by NHL President Clarence Campbell following the Canadiens 4–0 win over the Black Hawks in game seven.

The following Canadiens players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup

1965 Montreal Canadiens



Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • A Garry Peters played 13 games. B Bryan Watson played 8 games. C Ernie Wakely was dressed, but did not play in the regular season. All three players spent most of season in the minors, but name was put on the Stanley Cup. None of the three players played in the playoff, or officially qualifies for Cup engraving.
  • *Gilles Tremblay played 25 games and missed the rest of the season injured.
  • When Toronto won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, and 1964, they took up more room than was allowed for engraving their winning members' names on it. So when Montreal won this Stanley Cup, the ring was finished off with 32 members. Had the ring been engraved correctly in 1964–65, there would have been more than enough room to include all 27 members of the Montreal Canadiens 1965–66 roster with their full first and last names, and non-playing positions.

1965 Stanley Cup Finals Stanley Cup engraving articles: 28

See also


  1. ^ Allen, Kevin (June 10, 2003). "Devils down Ducks for third Cup". USA Today. p. 1C. This series marked the first time since 1965 that the home team has won all seven games of a Stanley Cup Finals.


  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub., pp. 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens